|India, a land of culture, heritage, language and people
is bestowed with an equally rich and vast treasure of natural beauty. The
hill stations in India are popular among both Indian and foreign visitors
providing a relaxing retreat from the heat. Some of the famous hill stations
include Shimla, Manali, Ooty, Darjeeling etc.,
Shimla:Shimla was the most important British hill resort, prior to India's independence. Shimla was one a string of hill stations that the British established to escape from the scorching heat of the plains. Shimla's salubrious climate, easy accessibility and numerous attractions have made it one of the most popular hill stations in northern India. For more details...
Manali:Situated in the beautiful valley of Kullu, this ancient town of Manali is a prime North Indian hill station. The city has derived its name from a mythological character 'Manu' (literal meaning "home of Manu'). Manali possesses a prospering orchard industry that has grown in leaps and bounds. For more Details...
Ooty:The "Queen of hill stations" is the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam .
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