166 Hill Stations in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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166 Hill Stations to explore in India

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Panchgani hill stationB2 / Vally Green Near Summer Plaza, Panchgani, Maharashtra 412803, India

This is a famous hill station and municipal council in Satara district. Scenic Panchgani was discovered by the British during the British raj as a summer resort, and a superintendent named John Chesson was placed in charge of the hill station in the 1860s.

Abbott MountAbbott Mount, Lohaghat Range, Uttarakhand 262527

Cliffed atop a hill, the dwarf hill station of Abbott Mount is snuggled in the Kali Kumaon region of Champawat district. This picturesque hill station is perched at an elevation of 6,400 feet and is encircled by a cluster of thirteen cottages, sprawling over five acres of woods.

Achabal Mughal gardensRight path of mughal garden, road, Achabal, Jammu and Kashmir 192201

Achabal is an important tourist place about 9.1 km away from Anantnag. The place is notable for an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals. The upper portion of the garden is called 'Bag-e-Begum Abad' developed by Malika Noor Jehan Begum in 1616 AD and renowned as Sahib Abad in which there is a Hamam (treasure of water) getting heat from a logical lamp.

Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple HoranaduMudigere – Taluk, Chikamagalur – District, Hornadu, Karnataka 577181, India

Situated on the banks of river Bhadra, surrounded by forest, this temple is dedicated to the goddess Annapoorneshwari. It is believed that the sage Agastya in 8th century established the icon of the goddess here.

Advaita Ashrama, MayavatiP.O. Mayavati, Via- Lohaghat, Dt. Champawat, Mayawati, Uttarakhand 262524, India

Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati, is a branch of the Ramakrishna Math, founded on 19 March 1899 at the behest of Vivekananda. This is a  place with full of peace and silence which has beautiful scenic nature also.

AgumbeAgumbe, Karnataka, India

A settlement nestled in the thickly forested Malenadu region of the Western Ghats mountain range. Owing to its high rainfall, it is referred to as "The Cherrarapunji of the south". Agumbe is associated with rainforest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking, and photography. There is also a sanctuary for King Cobra here.

Aharbal WaterfallJammu and Kashmir, Sedew - Aharbal Rd, Aharbal, 192303

Aharbal, also known as "Niagara Falls of Kashmir", is a hill station in the south-western part of Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, south of the state capital Srinagar (tehsil: Damhal Hanjipora, district: Kulgam). The place is quite peaceful and suitable for expeditions, trekking, photography, and fishing. Due to mesmerising look of meadows, pine and fir tree forests, the abutting snow clad mountains, the waterfall attracts many Indian and international tourists.

Akhnoor FortJammu and Kashmir 181201

Akhnoor Fort is on the right bank of Chenab River (ancient name Asikni). Construction was started by Mian Tej Singh in 1762 CE and completed by his successor Raja Alum Singh in 1802. The fort has high fortification walls with bastions at regular intervals and is crowned with battlements. There are two-storeyed watch-towers at the corners, which are crowned by battlements and merlons. The fort has two parts which are bifurcated by a wall with a gate leading to the palace on the southern side.

Anasakti AshramKausani, Uttarakhand 263639, India

Anasakti Ashram is a peaceful place in Kausani famous for the stay of Mahatma Gandhi for two weeks in 1929. Also known as Gandhi Ashram, this place was described by Gandhi Ji himself as the Switzerland of India, after falling in love with its pristine beauty. In the same place he treatise and practised the Anasakti Yoga. There is a small prayer room in this ashram where prayers are held every morning and evening.

AnnadaleAnnadale, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003, India

A flat terrain in Shimla, Annandale has been developed as the playground of the city. It is located approximately 3 kilometers away from the Ridge and is used to play cricket and to organize picnics, Golf, and Polo. It is quite a scenic spot as it gives a picturesque view of the Shimla city and its surroundings are occupied by deodar trees, oak trees, etc. Annandale is famous because earlier the British used this as a play ground for racing, polo, cricket and other entertaining activities.

ARAKU VALLEYAraku - Visakhapatnam Rd, Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh 531149, India

This is a hillstation in The Vishakapatanam district. This place is often referred to as Ooty of Andhra. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes.

Auli hill station.Nanda Alpine Adventure TCP Bazaar Near Ropeway Road, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246443, India

Nestled amidst the snow-clad mountains of Garhwal Himalayan Range, Auli adds beauty and fascination to Uttarakhand tourism. With slopes and meadows flanked by dense vegetation of oak and coniferous , it is hard to describe the beauty of this hill station. Auli is a part of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand in North India and is famous world-wide as one of the best destinations for skiing in India.

Bahu FortGorkha Nagar, Jammu, 180006

The Bahu Fort is a historic fort in the city of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. Constructed on the banks on Tawi River, the ancient fort is believed to be constructed by Raja Bahulochan around 3,000 years ago. It is believed that the first renovation of this fort was undertaken by Maharaja Ranjit Singh during Sikh Rule in 18th century. The fort is a religious place, and within its precincts has a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali.

Bailadila RangeAkash Nagar, Chhattisgarh 494551, India

A huge mountain range that is rising in the Deccan plateau. it got this name because of the resemblance of the hump of an ox. This is the highest point in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Baleshwar TempleNH-125, NH 125, Lohaghat Range, Champawat, Uttarakhand 262523, India

Built by the rulers of the Chand dynasty, Baleshwar Temple is a marvelous symbol of stone carving. There are not any historical manuscripts that date the Baleshwar temple; however, it is believed to have been built between the 10th and 12th century AD.

Bangus Valley JEELAN COMPLEX ,SARAI PAYEE,AMIRA KADAL, Karan Nagar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001

The Bangus Valley is a Himalayan sub-valley of the Kashmir Valley. It is situated in the North area of Kupwara District, in Jammu and Kashmir, of Indian administered Kashmir . Bangus has remained largely restricted and an unfavorable tourist spot due to the armed conflict that affects this area, and also due to the lack of infrastructure. However, in recent years, efforts have been made to bring the valley on the tourist map.

Baralacha La PassBaralacha La Pass, Himachal Pradesh 175132

Baralacha La Pass is a high mountain pass in the Zanskar range connecting Lahaul to Leh. The Bhaga river originated from the Surta taal lake, which is situated a few kilometers from the pass towards Manali.

BarotBarot, Himachal Pradesh 175013, India

Barot is a mesmerizingly beautiful village located in the serene valleys of Mandi District in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a new found tourist destination and is located about 67 kilometers away from Mandi. If you are a backpacker, this destination is perfect to backpack through for a day or so. The scenic landscapes are captivating, and the unpolluted air draws travelers from across the world for sightseeing and much more.

BhandardaraBhandardara, Maharashtra 422604, India

Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

BhowaliBhowali, Sukha, Uttarakhand, India

In the exotic realms of Kumaon, lies Bhowali standing in utmost grandeur at an elevation of 1704 metres above sea level. The toy town of Bhowali is located in the heart of the Nainital district and is known for producing the finest quality fruits like apples, peaches, strawberries, plums and apricots that are exported to different places.