If you are not a mountain person and have always explored the plains in India, chances are you might still be waiting to get fascinated with the snow. With snow-ladden mountains, freezing temperatures and picturesque locations in winters, it’s time we gave you a list of hill stations to visit in this season.
1. Darjeeling: Counted amongst one of the popular hill stations in India, Darjeeling is the preferred choice for a vacation for tourists. Located in the Indian state of West Bengal, this town has a rich cultural history and is blessed with natural resources and many tourist attractions. Some of the places that you must visit here are Tiger Hill, Singalila National Park, Observatory Hill, Happy Valley Tea Estate and a ride in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. And after a hard day of travelling, if you want to relax, there are multitude of hotels in Darjeeling that will offer a comfortable stay.
2. Dalhousie: This is another cool hill retreats left behind by the British in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The town has neatly planned streets and offers amazing views of the hills. The major tourist attractions in Dalhousie are Khajjiar, Kalatop Wildlife Reserve, Dainkund Peak, Ganji Pahari, to name a few. Talking about the hotels in Dalhousie, these are perfect to experience a unique blend of Indian cordiality and contemporary amenities.
3. Ooty: Popularly known as the ‘Queen of hill stations”, Ooty is an esteemed holiday spot in India. This misty place has botanical gardens, lakes, verdant landscapes, waterfalls and a lot more tourist attractions. If you are thinking about heading to Ooty in this season, make your hotel reservations in advance as this is the peak season, and it might get difficult for you to squeeze in the hotels in Ooty.
4. Shimla: Head to a little North and enjoy your winters amidst snow clad mountains, greenery and beautiful lakes in Shimla. The leading attractions in Shimla include Jakhoo Temple, The Ridge, Summer Hill and Daranghati Sanctuary. This is not all about Shimla as this town has a lot to offer the tourists.
India has a lot many hill stations where you can chill (in true sense) in winters, but these are the top four destinations that are easy to reach. Also, these places do no demand you to shed lot of money from your pockets. So, plan your vacations and have a great winters.