10 Best Hill Stations in North India to escape the Sweltering Heat
With temperatures breaching the 49-degree-celsius mark, the heatwave in most parts of India has been unbearable in 2022. Well, there is always the good old escape to the hill stations to your rescue. So, pack your bags and let’s get ready to explore the top 10 hill stations in north India that you must visit.
One of the most sought-after hill stations in India, Shimla can show you glimpses of the British Raj through its still-standing British architectural megastructures. A walk down the famed Mall Road can be an unwinding experience.
The Kalka-Shimla toy train is one of its kind experiences in entire North India and adds to the rustic charm of Shimla. Watch out as the popularity of Shimla can often result in crowded hotels. Don’t worry, there is always the Club Mahindra Kandaghat resort, nestled between mountains and valleys for that perfect getaway.
The stunning hill station of Naldehra is a paradise decorated by nature with pine cedar and birch trees. The 18-hole massive golf course built by the British Viceroy Lord Curzon is one of the finest in India and a popular tourist attract. Whether you are a pro or have never held a golfing club, you can enjoy playing a round or two of gold with your family and tick it off your must-do list. While in Naldehra, you can stay at the Club Mahindra Pristine Peaks, Naldehra, to immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings and enjoying warm hospitality that will make you fell like you are at home away from home.
Located in the Kangra valley, the picturesque Dharamshala is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. McLeod Ganj is located further up the mountain and is accessible through taxis and small cars. The Club Mahindra Dharamshala is an ideal resort to stay here. The resort is located on the foothills of the Dhauladhar mountain range and offers spectacular views the valley and the snow-clad peaks.
Scenic valleys, waterfalls, heritage temples, and an unhindered view of the majestic Himalayas- Manali has it all. Apart from being a known honeymoon destination, Manali also offers a host of adventure sports like rafting, mountain climbing, and skiing, depending on your season of visit. The Club Mahindra White Meadows can be an ideal resort to stay at while visiting Manali. Don’t forget to visit the Rohtang Pass while you are here.
The rugged terrains of Leh with pristine lakes, famous monasteries, and unparalleled beauty provide a spiritual ambience to the wandering soul. The magnetic hills, Pangong lake, and the Shanti Stupa are some of the many places to visit here. Book your stay at The Driftwood Ladakh resort and explore the heritage of Ladakh with cultural dance and Karaoke.
The refreshing ambience and the beautiful mountainous landscape of Srinagar have inspired many writers and poets from time immemorial. The Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Hari Parbat, Chashme Shahi, Aru Valley, Jamia Masjid- the list is limitless when touring Srinagar. Kashmir Houseboat can be an ideal choice for staying in Srinagar and enjoying the scenic vistas of Kashmir. You can also visit Gulmarg from here.
Overlooking the Doon Valley and the snow-capped Himalayan mountains, Mussoorie is one of the best hill stations in north India that offers numerous experiences to tourists. Mussorie lake, Lal Tibba, Bazar Road, and the gun hill point are some of the sightseeing favourites among the tourists. Experience the enriches of Mussoorie during your stay at the charming Club Mahindra Mussoorie while enjoying a Garhwali Thali or a Candlelight dinner under the Moon.
Situated on the Chamba-Mussoorie Road, Kanatal is a small village and a hill station. Perched at 8,500 feet above sea level and encircled by the sun-kissed peaks and Coniferous trees, this hidden gem is excellent for camping enthusiasts.Book your holiday at Club Mahindra Kanatal and explore local places with Jeep Safari at Kodia or a visit to the Tehri Dam.
This charming hill station of Uttarakhand is located at the foothills of the Kumaon ranges. A perfect gateway from Delhi and Dehradun, Nainital has a pleasant climate all through the year with many places to explore.You can either stay at Club Mahindra Naukachiatal or Club Mahindra Corbett during your visit to Nainital.
The cantonment town of Almora is an important business hub of the Kumaon region. Apart from the picturesque landscapes, the town is famous for old temples like Nanda Devi, Jageshwar, and Chitai Golu Devta Temples. The 800-year-old Sun temple at Katarmal, the 200-year-old Lala Bazaar, and the Kasarmat temple on a mountain peak near Kalimat are other important attractions here. Club Mahindra Binsar Valley is one of the best places to stay near Almora.
With so many choices to pamper your wandering soul, you can’t possibly single out any one place as the best hill station in north India. Instead, embark on a travelling spree and experience the uniqueness that each of these places offers.