There is a certain charm about snowy hills and cool breeze that make your cheeks red and eyes glow hold. It’s a beautiful feeling to wake up in the morning to the sight of snow-capped mountains, hot coffee and white ground. Here’s a list of 7 best hill stations in India, that you just cannot miss.
1. Kausani: Hidden Hill Station in Uttarakhand
Best time to visit Kausani: Between March and May
How to reach: Nearest Train station is Kathgodam from where you can take a taxi for Kausani (64 kms).
2. Darjeeling : The Prettiest Hill Station in India
Best time to visit Darjeeling: This place is at its pleasant best, cool and dry in the summers, between the months of April to June.
How to reach: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. Flights run directly from Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata to Darjeeling.
Best time to visit Dehradun: The place looks and feels best between July to September.
How to reach: The capital city of Dehradun has its very own airport. It’s called the Jolly Grant Airport. It’s connected to quite a few major cities of the country.
4. Ponmudi, Kerala: Mornings, Tea Gardens:
Best time to visit: Between October and April
How to reach: Trains from Kochi to Ponmudi (176 kms).
5. Ooty: Most Popular Hill Station in India
Best time to visit Ooty:Ooty is celebrated all through the year but the best time to visit is between the months of April to June and September to November.
How to reach:Coimbatore has the nearest airport to Ooty, which is well connected to the other major Indian cities too. A flight from Bangalore Airport is also preferable as it is highly accessible too.
6. Gangtok: Famous Hill Station in India from Eastern Himalayan Range
Best time to visit Gangtok: The most suitable time to visit Gangtok is between October to June. It’s a pleasant time when the sun doesn’t hurt much, the weather is cool and the place feels soothing. Winters, thus, are the best time to visit Gangtok.
How to reach:The nearest airport to Gangtok is in Bagdogra, West Bengal. A two hour road journey from there, drops you to Gangtok.
7. Nainital: Most famous Hill Station in Indians and International Visitors
Best time to visit Nainital: This gold of a place is full with tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit is between the months of March to June.
How to reach: Nainital lags behind when it comes to air connectivity. The nearest airport is at a distance of 65 km at Pantnagar. Most of the air traffic include private flights, few commercial flights are operational here.