Picturesque India: Hill Stations in India

04 Jun 2022
Picturesque India: Hill Stations in India
Posted by: Stuti Jain

India, a land of diversity, flaunts her beauty across the globe showcasing her beaches, desserts, rich wildlife, hills, and many more. The hill stations adorn the North-eastern part of India. They are a hub of tourism and sheer portrayal of serenity and tranquillity. 

Here is a list of some picturesque hill stations tucked away amidst the many mountain ranges which promise you a relaxing vacation!

Shillong, Meghalaya

Referred to as the ‘Scotland of the east’, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. This town has enjoyed the cosmopolitan core since the beginning. It’s known for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park, the Ward’s Lake which is surrounded by walking trails and the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures features displays of the region’s native people. The waterfalls include the Elephant Falls to the southwest.

The forested Shillong Peak offers city views. It is surrounded by fog and provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, hills, and waterfall.

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Gangtok, Sikkim

The breath-taking view and the blanket of clouds around Gangtok entice the tourists. The scenic beauty and the astounding view of Mount Kanchenjunga. It is nestled between high Himalayan peaks making the weather boisterously pleasant. The cable car provides a birds-eye view of the town. It is a splendid spot for trek lovers and Buddhist disciples. 

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Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

The striking beauty of nature’s magic and human genius allures a large number of tourists throughout the year. It is famous for its root bridges, these bridges which are spread across the city are made from the roots of trees. The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point overlooks verdant gorges. In the surrounding hills, the Noh-Kalikai, Dain-Thlen, and Kynrem waterfalls plunge from forested clifftops giving the tourists an unreal view of a real-life fairyland

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

This place is famous for the birth of Dalai Lama. One of the coldest hill stations of India and archiving the prized possession of a four-hundred-year-old Monastery. The natural vegetation and the wildlife enchant the tourists. The hill station is of religious importance to the Buddhists with a tranquil and serene environment. 

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Haflong, Assam

Situated amidst the Borail Mountain range in Assam, Haflong is the tallest hill station of the state. Haflong also referred to as the 'White Ant Hillock' is famous for Jatinga, where migratory birds land every winter. Experiencing cool summers and chilly winters, this sleepy hill town in southern Assam is perfect for picnics, light treks and long winding drives.

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