India is blessed with hill stations of breathtaking beauty.Especially in North India,there are world class hill stations based on their popularity, quality of attractions, accommodation, and accessibility. North India, particularly the states of Uttarakhand & Himachal are well known for their beautiful summer destinations. These states are dotted with several popular hill resorts which are visited by a large number of tourists every year.
Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests. The toy train between Kalka and Shimla was built in 1924 and it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and one of the best hill stations in India. This hill station lies at an altitude of 7238 feet and is popularly referred as the ‘Queen of Hills’. This lovely hill station was developed by the British and served as their summer capital.
Manali is a breathtakingly beautiful hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Manali is renowned for its snow-covered mountains, scenic beauty, history and culture. It is located at an altitude of 2050 m and is spread along the banks of the river Beas.
Dalhousie is surrounded by snow peaked mountains and is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. It lies at an elevation of 1,970 m and is a splendid summer retreat in North India. Dalhousie is a scenic hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It was named after Lord Dalhousie, the then Viceroy of India, who established this town as a summer retreat in 1854.
Nainital is famous for its scenic mountain views and is commonly known as the Lake District of India. It is one of the most popular hill stations in North India. The highest point is Naina Peak or China Peak, with an elevation of 2,615 m. Situated at an altitude of 1938 m, Nainital derives its name from Naini Lake. Nainital is surrounded by mountains on three sides and the town is spread around the beautiful Naini Lake. Nainital is a beautiful hill station in the state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of Himalayas.
This is one of the top hill stations in North India. Mussoorie is situated atop a horseshoe crest on the mountains of Garhwal at an average altitude of 1880 m. The highest peak in the region is Lal Tibba in Landour, at an elevation of over 2,275 m. Mussoorie is a popular hill station in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand State. Mussoorie is called the gateway to the Yamunotri and Gangotri. Mussoorie offers commanding views of the underlying Doon Valley and the magnificent Himalayas.