Every year with the onset of unbearable summer season, hill stations of India chock-a-blocks with thousands of globetrotters. Vacationers from far flung loves to visit these salubrious hill resorts to spend a fantastic summer vacation.
Every corner of India is dotted with some alluring hill stations which will surely mesmerize you at the very first glimpse. Be it the summer gateways of northern India or southern India, these places are ideal destination for summer gateways. Holidaymakers of all ages loves to spend some memorable moments in Indian hill resorts as they offers ample of opportunities for enjoyment. For instance, adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, hiking, cycling, river-raftings, nature camp, wildlife safari etc.
Some of the popular hill stations in India are as
Kashmir: Heralded as “Paradise on earth”, Kashmir valley is the pride of Jammu and Kashmir state. Blessed with panoramic views, snow-capped mountain peaks, tranquil Dal Lake, salubrious cliamte and intoxicating air, every year Kashmir valley beckons thousands of visitors. Other charms of Kashmir valley which attracts vacationers are floating vegetable and flower market, Shikara rides and Houseboats on Dal Lake, Mogul gardens, beautiful apple and chinar orchards, golf courses, delicious Kasmiri cuisines. This valley is also famous for its pilgrimage sites such as Amreshwar, popularly known as Amarnath, Sureshwar, Tripreshwar, Hareshwar, Jeshteshwar, Shivbuteshwar and Sharda Saritshilla.
Dalhousie- Perched at an altitude of 6000-9000 ft above the sea level on the Dhauladhar mountain ranges in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is considered to be an ideal destination for relaxation, as this place is blessed with intoxicating air and breathtaking views. Similar to Shimla, this hill resort still very well maintains it British touch. It was named after Viceroy Lord Dalhousie. This tiny hill station which encompasses five villages within its territory is embellished with some beautiful bungalows and churches of European architecture.
Kodaikanal: Nestled coyly in the southern crest of upper Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal hill station is the pride of southern India peninsula. Kodaikanal hill station which is located very close to temple city Madurai, is famous for its sylvan valley, rocks, deep forest, Berijam lake, and the most unique thing i.e Kurunji plant that last blooms in 2004. Some of the famous tourist spots of Kodaikanal are Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Green Valley View, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, and Shembaganur Museum of Natural History etc.
Coorg:Located in the state of Karnataka, Coorg is one of the exotic hill station of south India. This hill station is bedecked with vast expanses of coffee plantations, large canopies of sandalwood, cascading water falls, verdant valleys and tranquil villages etc. Apart from its natural charms, Coorg is also famous for its interesting history. Coorg also known as Kodagu was once ruled by rulers such as Lingayat, Kodavas, Tipu Sultan and than Britishers in various eras. This town is dotted with some beautiful tourist spots such as Abbey Falls, Tadevendamo peak, Nagarhole National Park, Bagamandala Temple, Omkareshwara Temple, Raja’s Seat.
Panchgani: Discovered by the Britishers as a summer resort, Panchgani is one of the beautiful hill resort of Maharashtra. This tiny hill station is only 285 km, 100km and 18 km, respectively from Mumbai, Pune and Mahabaleshwar. Temperature of this hill resort varies with the change in season. During winter, the temperature of this place drops down to 12c whereas in summer, temperature rises to only 30c in compare to other places of Maharashtra. Panchgani is dotted with some wonderful tourist spots namely Sydney point, Table land, Pars Point and Devil’s kitchen etc.
So, immediately plan a trip to these enchanting hill stations of India to beat the heat of summer season.