Saturday, 2 June 2012

The finest and mesmerizing hill stations of India

The summers have become unbearable with the temperatures going up day by day. Rather than spending your summers in extreme hot climate, a better option is to turn to the best hill stations of India where you can relax and spend a great time. This is the ideal time as even kids might be looking for a vacation and at the same time it will be a wonderful outing for the family too.

But an important concern is that where you will go and how you will plan the tip. Here are some mind-blowing places which are popular and easy to reach.

Darjeeling – Coming to Darjeeling in a toy train is definitely a splendid experience and you can also explore the nature’s beauty while traveling

. It is just 82 kms hence you can have a marvelous view of the landscapes, valleys, mountains and other attractive features. Do not forget to try trekking as it is an incomparable experience for you. Other attractions that you can enjoy here are Batasia loop, Chowrasta, Happy valley estate, Kurseong, ropeway, Senchal lake and many more.

toy train in darjeeling
Kodaikanal – It is one of the most beautiful hill stations with lofty mountains, gorgeous waterfalls and awesome views to explore. Kodaikanal Lake enhances the beauty of this place. Situated at a height of 2,133-m among Pali hills it leaves the viewers surprised with the natural beauty. Berijam Lake is attraction that you should not miss. Trekking and golf courses are two major sources of entertainment while women can involve in shopping.

beautiful kodaikanal lake
Ladakh – Ladakh is surrounded by two mountains, the Karakoram and the Great Himalayas. It’s a fabulous hill station to visit as its climate is very cool and you will enjoy a lot. The Tibetian style paintings are very popular and tourists from all over the world are fascinated with the unique stuff. Suru valley, trekking activities etc are well known together with CHORTENS that are also admired by visitors.

natural beauty of Ladakh
 Ooty – It is called as the “queen of hills” and most popular hill station to be visited. Located along the Nilgiri hills with plenty of tea estates you can explore the huge hills and a variety of tea plants. Tea festival is held every year that marks the fresh tea flavours in Ooty. Kalhatty waterfall, Kandal cross shine, Mini and rose garden etc are the excellent sightseeing options that cannot be missed.

Kalhatty waterfall
 Kullu & Manali – The snowy mountains and beautiful landscapes best define the beauty of Manali.  The meaning of the word Manali is “home of manu” because it survived despite the heavy flood. There are lots of attractions that you can visit including Heli skiing, mountaineering, Gulaba camp, Naggar, winter carnival, Hidimbs devi temple etc. 

snow covered peaks 
 So these are some of the dazzling destinations which can form a part of your vacation

Posted by: Sonam Agnihotri