A hill station is the perfect place to spend a holiday. Perched atop a hill or a mountain, hill resorts offer an escape from the urban chaos. With our diverse geography, there are several hill stations in India, which make for memorable holiday destinations. And most of them have Club Mahindra resorts to ensure you enjoy hassle-free holidays. As a Club Mahindra member, you have a wide range of holiday choices.

As you decide upon some of the best places to visit in India, you can be assured of amazing family holidays with signature Club Mahindra experiences. The best part of a hill station holiday is that each hill station is unique. So even though you have visited one, the other hill resorts will have something different to offer. Here are five hill stations in India you must visit in 2024.

1. Mahabaleshwar

Maharashtra’s most popular hill station is a traveller’s delight. Nestled amidst the splendid Sahyadri mountains, Mahabaleshwar is blessed with stunning beauty and pleasant weather. Located at just a five-hour drive from Mumbai, it is among the best places to visit in India for a quick weekend sojourn. Mahabaleshwar has a long list of things to do that will keep you busy.

Start with popular viewpoints that include Mumbai Point, Arthur’s Seat, and Elephant’s Head Point among others. Offer prayers at Mahabaleshwar Temple and take a leisurely boat ride on Venna Lake. Set a day aside to explore the historic Pratapgarh Fort and visit the Mapro Garden for the freshest strawberries. It will be one of the best family holidays that will make 2024 memorable.

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2. Dharamshala

Nestled amidst the serene majesty of the Upper Himalayas, Dharamshala will stun you into silence with its breath-taking views. Apart from sightseeing and exploring its unique culture, Dharamshala will spoil you with its culinary offerings. Scour the bazaars for trinkets and be ready to bargain. You will unearth a treasure trove of local handicrafts, and accessories to buy as souvenirs.

But this hill station is not just about shopping and sightseeing. With an awesome backyard that opens to the Himalayas, you can enjoy a host of exciting outdoor activities. Take to the skies with paragliding or cycle around the town for fun. Go trekking on some of the best Himalayan trails and camp under a starlit sky for the night.

3. Shimla

Shimla has three Club Mahindra resorts that will add pizazz to your hill station holiday. Kick off your holidays with the Kalka-Shimla Toy Train ride that takes you through stunning scenery. Try ice-skating at India’s only open-air rink and taste adventure with white water rafting at Tattapani. Trek through serene Pine forests and climb to the top of Jhaku Hill.

Explore history at Annadale’s Military Museum and catch a beautiful sunset at Scandal Point. Marvel at the architecture of Kuthar Fort and Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Get your adrenaline pumping with paragliding and river rafting. For something less strenuous, go shopping at the bazaar, meet superheroes at the local wax museum or take a cycling tour though the hills.

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4. Darjeeling

Though this hill station is more famous for its tea, it is a charming holiday destination with a streak of adventure. Watch the sun rise from Tiger Hill. You will get goosebumps watching the sunrays falling on and lighting up the mighty Kanchenjunga. Explore verdant tea estates and relish local cuisine, Thukpas and Momos. Try Churpi, a unique chewing bar.

Pay your respects at the Gorkha War Memorial in Batasia Loop and visit the peaceful monastery at kalimpong. Trek the peak at Sandakphu and learn rock climbing at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Meet local wildlife at the zoo and ride Darjeeling’s Toy Train. Take evening strolls along the Mall Road and check out the local arts and handicrafts on sale.

5. Coorg

Coorg is probably the most under-explored hill station in the south. Nestled in the teeming Western Ghats, Coorg is draped in varying hues of emerald all around the year. Uncover a piece of Tibetan culture at Namdroling Monastery and bathe in the majesty of Abbey Falls. Get close to magnificent pachyderms at an elephant camp and go trekking amidst mountains.

Take coffee and spice plantation tours to see their lifecycle. Try fishing in the Kaveri River and go camping in the jungle. A day trip to Virajpet is full of breath-taking views as is the Jeep Safari in Kabbe and Nishani Hills. Meet the wildlife at Nagarhole National Park. Experience the thrills of microlight flying and waterfall rappelling for adventure.

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These hill stations are excellent holiday destinations that have a lot to offer to travellers. Enjoy a complete holiday with Club Mahindra and experience the best these hill stations have to offer. Book your Club Mahindra holiday right now!

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Membership Reviews and Club Mahindra Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand offering Club Mahindra Membership, other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As of Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 61+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. 

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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