topography presents numerous high altitude zone to offer some very
exhilarating sites and climate to its tourists and visitors. The entire
Himalayan region has numerous places of interest for the travellers and
nature seekers. Besides, ther are also several salubrious place in the
plains and plateaus of India which are ideal to spend the summer holidays.
Major Hill Stations in India
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh :
A visit to Shimla is always exciting and adventurous. The city is well-known for its regular summer camps, adventure sports and green pastures. It is also a summer respite for many. Blessed with great natural beauty and charm, this himalayan city is simply marvelous. Recognised in 1819 and currently the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is named after the goddess 'Shayamla Devi' (manifestation of Kali). Snow covered peaks, picturesque locations and magnificent colonial architectures are the major assets of Shimla Tourism.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh :
Perched in the beautiful valley of Kullu, this ancient town of Manali is a prime North Indian hill station. Natural splendour and closeness to the soaring snow peaks make this place, a very special destination. Holidays in Manali mean rendezvous with the nature, in its entirety. Recognised for its challenging trekking expeditions and adventure sports, Manali also has numerous historical temples and is a sacred place for the Hindus. Manali possesses a prospering orchard industry that has grown in leaps and bounds.
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh :
Dalhousie is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges and has a very pleasant climate. Covered with an array of English style cottages, this tiny hill station epitomizes tranquility and serenity. Holidays in Dalhousie ensure you complete peace and rest, while refreshing your mind and body.
Nainital, Uttaranchal :
Blessed with scenic sites and splendid lakes, the beauty of Nainital leaves every visitor spellbound. Situated in the Kumaon hills, Nainital is popularly known as a city of 60 lakes. Nainital has an excellent climate throughout the year, with winter as exception. The city is also surrounded by mountains on three sides. The charming and lucrative bazaars and shopping malls of the city are worth a visit.
Mussoorie, Garhwal Hills :
Set at an altitude of more than 2500 m in the lush Himalayan range, Mussoorie beholds mesmerizing natural beauty and splendour. The hill station is very popular due close proximity to prominent cities and has an excellent climate. The name of the city is derived from the 'Mussoorie' plant, commonly found here. A Mussoorie travel is nothing less than a fairy tale journey, helping you witness the beauty of the Himalayas.
Darjeeling, West Bengal :
Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal and center of the region of the same name, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya at elevations of between 2,000 and 3,000 meters above sea level. The region is best known for its tea. The landscape can only be described as spectacular and the views of the Himalayan peaks breathtaking. This is an ideal place to spend your summer holidays.