Summers in a country like India are unforgiving. With temperatures touching 45 degree Celsius more often than not, it becomes a necessity to take a weekend getaway or sometimes even an extended holiday. Naturally, in summers, one would want to visit hill-stations, much cooler and perfect for you to let all the heat and tension get off you.
And what better place than a Himalayan Hill Station to travel in order to get away from the scorching heat of plains. However, in case you are in a dilemma about how to go ahead with your plans, there are various Himalayan Hill Station Tour Packages in India who will chalk out everything for you and you won’t have to worry about a thing.
Here we give you five hill stations in the Himalayas which you can visit when you’ve had enough of the heat.
Kashmir – Heaven on Earth
Since time immemorial we are being told that while there are a lot of beautiful places in the world, there is nothing like Kashmir. You have various options to visit in the northern-most state of the country as well. Summer capital of the state Srinagar, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Leh and Ladakh. We can keep on talking about the beauty of these places, but nothing can replace the feeling when you actually visit these hill-stations.
Shimla – The Queen of Hills
The capital of Himachal Pradesh and former summer British capital in India, Shimla is full of tourists in the summer months. There are a lot of places to visit in and around the city with the major attractions being the Mall Road, which is the shopping hub of the city and offers an excellent view of the valley below and mountains above. Then you can go to Kufri, which is less crowded and situated some 13 kilometres above Shimla. However, one thing which you cannot miss is the toy train to Kalka.
Manali – Valley of Gods
Manali is also situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Placed at an even higher altitude than Shimla, there are chances that you’ll find snow clad mountains in the summers as well. You can visit the Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, the Beas river and can also take part in the various adventure sports, as the city is a hub of adventure activities such as white river rafting, paragliding, skiing et al.
Rishikesh – Yoga capital of India
Rishikash is the gateway to Garhwal part of the Himalayas and is situated near Uttarakhand capital of Dehradun. The town is built on the foothills of Himalayan mountains and offers a wide variety of adventure sports like bungee jumping, river rafting, trekking etc. Rishikesh is famous for its spirituality as well and places like Laksman Jhula, Gita Bhavan, Swarga Ashram etc. are must visit.
Darjeeling – The queen of hills(also)
Situated in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is known for its tea industry and scenic beauty. World’s third highest mountain Kangchenjunga can be spotted clearly from here and like Shimla, Darjeeling has its toy train as well. Few of the best places to visit in Darjeeling are Tiger Hills, Rock Garden, Nightingale Park etc.
You can take any one of the various Himalayan tour packages and visit these beautiful places.