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Mountain Destinations in India

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India proudly have a number of hill stations in most parts of the country. Indian mountains are widely distributed within the Himalayas, Vindyas, and Aravalis. Tourists comes to these hill stations to get respite from the heat and humidity of the low-lying areas of the country. The hill stations of India is overloaded with natural beauties, wildlife and herbs. Some of the best hill stations include Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Nainital, Almora, Kausani, Mussoorie, Gulmarg, Pahalgaon and Mount Abu.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

  • Nainital is a small town in the Kumaon range in Uttarakhand. It is also called the ” Lake District ” of India.
  • This is also called the Honeymoon destination as number of honeymooners visit this station all over the year.
  • It is famous for Paragliding, horse-riding and rock climbing, which attract adventure lovers. The Naini Lake, Tiffin Top, Snow View, and Naini Peak are the most popular tourist spots in town.
  • Cheena Peak or the Naina Peak is breathtaking views of the Nainital Valley and the snow-capped Himalayas.
  • Hanumangarh temple in Nainital is also very famous.
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

  • Manali is surrounded by beautiful hills and woody forests, the charm of Manali is remarkable and can capture the world’s attention and has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in India.
  • The River “Beas” with clear and snow chilled water flows right through the town.
  • Along with the one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a popular hill stations like Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley in nearby areas. Rohtang Pass is covered with snow almost all over the year.
  • On the other side are deodar and pine trees with tiny fields and fruit orchards.
  • Manali is situated at the end of the National Highway leading to leh.
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Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

  • Mussoorie is a hill station and situated in the district of Dehradun of Northern state Uttarakhand.
  • This hill station is located around 34 kilometres from Dehradun and is developed especially for tourism.
  • Mussoorie gives a view of the Doon valley to the south and in north the Himalayas.
  • The green hills with blooming diversity of flora and fauna is one of the most charming pictorial tourist spots in India.
  • The Mall in the centre point of Mussoorie covered with two ends – Library and Picture Palace spread some distance away.
  • In Mussoorie, you will find natural beautiful waterfalls and sceneries as well as architectural marvel of colonial structures.
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Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

  • Gulmarg is a town / hill station and popular skiing destination with a notified area committee in the Baramula district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Gulmarg is situated in the Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayas.
  • The very first ski resort was established in 1927 in Gulmarg and has been an epitome of skiing in the country.
  • It connects Gulmarg with Apharwat Mountain, from where one can ski down on a long snow-trails.
  • Gulmarg also has the longest Golf Course in India. Set against a beautiful backdrop, it attracts a large number of visitors.
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Darjeeling, West Bengal

  • Famous for its large tea estates.
  • The location is ( altitude of 6,710ft in north east ) India and is part of the state of West Bengal.
  • The nearest airport is Bagdogra and the nearest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri.
  • Darjeeling has tremendous views of Mount Kanchenjunga, waterfalls, and several hills.
  • The historic Toy Train makes for a memorable ride and the Senchal Lake, Ghoom Monastery, and Observatory Hill are the most popular tourist attractions of Darjeeling.
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