A Hill station is the term used for mountain retreats in the country of India. Some of these boast religious temples, others a chance to interact with nature at its most spectacular, and still others a simple quiet place to lay aside the hurry and worry of everyday life and just relax. Let’s explore!!
Located at an altitude of 2,050m. The Kullu valley has an ancient town in its lap called Manali. Surrounded by towering peaks seemingly at an arm’s length, Manali’s major asset is its nearness to the snowline. It is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.
This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi River. The picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around it are intersected with paths and treks, which are ideal for short undemanding walks.
Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar mountains, Dharamsala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. Dharamsala over looks the plains and is surrounded by dense pine trees and Deodar forests. A nearby snowline with numerous streams and cool healthy atmosphere makes the surroundings very attractive. Dharamsala is a busy marketplace town and has established itself as the travelers base camp.
Shimla is located at an altitude of 2,159m. Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties one can imagine. Dwelling on a panoramic location, the hilly town is surrounded by green pastures and snow-capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills joined together with the buildings made during the colonial era create an aura, which is very different from other hill stations.