Famous Hill Stations in North India
This Hill Station is located in Uttarakhand. If you want some relief from day to day life, then plan a trip to Almora. The shape of the town is like a Horse-Shoe shaped. This place holds an Old age tradition and Culture during the time of Chandravansh and Katyur dynasty during the 15th and 16th centuries. This Hill Station is Different, when we compare it to other hill station in India. It has Belief and faith on Religious. There is a temple of Goddess Nandi Devi. This Temple is popular as a Tourist Destination. The climate of this town is very Unique. You find various kinds of Trees and fruits such as Lush meadows and tall trees of apple, peach, apricot, plum.
How To Reach There
By Air – If you prefer Airways, then you have to go 125 Kms away from Almora to Pantnagar. This is the nearest airport one can find from Almora.
By Rail – If you prefer railways, then you have to go 91 Kms from the main Town to Kathgodam railway station.
By Road – Road network is very good as it connects all major cities to Almora. Both State Transport and Private Tourist buses run from Almora to New Delhi as well as other cities too.
Best Place To Stay
This Place is located in North India. This place is full of Hotels and Resorts. All these Hotels and resorts is in your Budget. Some of the popular Hotels such as Hotel Bhagwati Palace, Ashok Hotel, Binsar Retreat, Grand Oak Manor, HimPlaza, Hotel Bhagwati Palace, Hotel Mount Heaven. A visitor who loves luxury can also choose a Snow view Resort, that is Government Approved.
If you plan to make a trip to Almora, then from April to June and September to November is the best time to visit this beautiful place. I suggested you visit this place Between September to November because you got the added benefit of enjoying a festival of Dussehra.
Basic Information About Almora
Exact Location – Kumaon in Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Place for Attraction – Goddess Nandi Devi Temple.
Right Time To Visit – From April To June and From September To November.
Languages Spoken – Kumaoni, Hindi, English.
Total Population – 54,000
Area Code – 07578.
Places Of attraction – Almora Fort, Nanda Devi Temple, Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum, The MallLakhuudiyar.
This Holy Place is located in the mountain range of Nar-Narayan. This is the healthiest place for Hindu. This place is located along the left Bank of River Alaknanda. This place is located in Uttarakhand. There is an ancient story. When river Ganga comes on earth to save Humanity, then it will separate in twelve channels. River Alaknanda is one of them. There is a famous Vishnu temple. This temple is made up of the Black stone about two centuries ago by Kings of Gharwal.
How To Get There
By Air – You have to go Dehradun. It is the nearest airport.
By rail – If you prefer Rail Route, then you have to go Rishikesh and Kotdwara.
By Road – This place is well connected By roadway. Some of the major places Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwara.
Best Place To Stay
You find a sufficient place to stay there. There are not so many hotels found in this town. Some of them are:
Chand Cottage, Gujrat Bhawan, Shri Kedar-Badri Temple Committee, Modi Bhawan, Hotel Devlok, Travelers Lodge.
Basic Information About Badrinath
Exact location – Located in Uttarakhand.
Prime Place For attraction – Badrinath Temple, Tapt Kund.
Right Time To Visit – From May to October.
Languages Spoken – Hindi, English, Garhwali.
Total area – 3 Square Kms.
Altitude – 3,133
Bank – State Bank of India.
Prime Hospital – State Allopathic Dispensary.
Type of Clothing – People prefer light woolen clothes in Summer season and heavy Woolen clothes in Winter Season.
Places Of attraction – Badri Kedar Festival,Mata Murti Mela,Bhavishya Badri,Hemkund Saheb.
This place is located at a distance of 22 Kms away from Nainital. This place got its name in the name of one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim. This is the largest and beautiful lake in Nanital. This place is located at a distance of 1,372 meters above sea level. There is an Island in the middle of this Lake. The Size of Island is only 92 meters from the Shore.
Basic Information About BhimTal
Exact location – This place is located 22 Kms away from Nanital (Uttar Pradesh).
Altitude – 1,372.
Places Of attraction
Naina Devi Temple, Naini Lake, Naukuchia Tal, Snow View Trek.
This beautiful place is located in Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar is the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir. This is also a capital city of State Jammu and Kashmir. This place is located at a distance of 1,730 meters above sea level. This city is full of various types of canals, houseboats and Mughal gardens as well as intriguing alleyways and curious buildings. This is a best and suitable place for spending some hours along the Old City Street Near Jhelum river. Srinagar is famous for its center of arts and learning. When we divided Srinagar into part wise we get Sri Means Beautiful or wonderful and Nagar means city. This City is full of lakes. Every year large numbers of tourists visit Srinagar. This lake is a prime attraction for tourists. This lake is filled with water and so many other beautiful things such as houseboats, villages, narrow water canals, lotus and vegetable gardens and houses and shops etc..Life is possible on the lake with the help of a Shikara. With the help of these Shikara. You are able to move from one place to another such as Nishat Garden, Nasim Bagh, Hazratbal Mosque, Pathar Masjid and Shah Hamdan's Shrine.
How To Reach There
By Air – There are so many flights from Srinagar to different parts of Country such as New Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu. During Summer season Flights are more Frequent as this is a season for Tourists. During Summer season there are large numbers of Flights from Delhi to Srinagar and vice versa.
By Rail – If you prefer rail route, then you have to go to Jammu. Jammu Connects major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata , Pune, Mumbai and Kanyakumari.
By road – Road network is very good in Srinagar as it connects all major cities of north India. You prefer buses from Delhi but it takes about 10-12 hours. Once you reach game there is a large number of private sector Transport. The distance between Jammu and New Delhi is 863 Kms, that takes about 13-14 hours by Train.
Places To Stay
This place is full of Five Stars Hotels. But people favor floating hostelries. One can find hotels with Low price scale as well as high price Scale hotels.
Basic information About Srinagar
Some of the major Cities Distance from Srinagar are as follow:
New Delhi – 863 Kms.
Jammu – 293 Kms.
Leh – 430 Kms.
Katra – 285 Kms.
Amarnath – 142 Kms.
Exact Location – Located in Kashmir Region.
Altitude – 1,730.
Prime Time To Visit Their – June to September during the Summer season and December to Feburary during winter season.
Places for Attraction – Aru, Avantipur, Dal Lake, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserves,, Hari Parbat Fort, Hazratbal Mosque, Khir Bhawani Temple, Mughal Gardens, Nagin Lake, Shankaracharya Hill,, Nasim Bagh, Pari Mahal and many other places too.
This place is also known as the valley of the Shepherds. This place is located at a distance of 2,130 meters from sea level and 95 Kms from Srinagar. This place is one of the most popular Hill Station in Kashmir valley. With the presence of the Lidder River passes through this city. It looks more beautiful. This beautiful place lay between Aru and Sheshnag Rivers. This place is full of Hotels and Lodges, which fulfill the demand of all classes of people.
How To Reach There
By Air – If you prefer airways, then you have to go Badgam District. This is the nearest airport from Pahalgam. This airport is well connected to all major cities of India.
By Rail – The Nearest rail route is Jammu.
By Road – Road networks is good. You have to choose national highway NH1A.It takes about 10- 12 hours of Journey. During your journey you encounter with a famous Jawahar Tunnel linking Kashmir Valley.
Best Places To Stay
This place is full of various kinds of Hotels and Lodges. These all Hotels and lodges are open only During summer Season. There is a large number of Huts and dark Bungalow offers By JKTDC.
Basic Information About Pahalgam
Exact Location – Located at a distance of 96 Kms from Srinagar.
Altitude – 2,130.
Prime Time – From May to September during Summer Season and November to Feburary during the winter season.
Prime Attraction – Mamaleshwara, Baisaran, Tulian Lake, Aru, Achabal, Anantnag, Tulian Lake.
Major Activity – Fishing (One should be able to catch Six Fishes in a Day ).
This is the only Hill Station,that is located in rajasthan.This place is surrounded by various Lake and Hilly forest.This place is located at a distance of 1,220 meters above sea level.This place is mostly famous for its Dilwara Temple.this is a better place for Picnic and many other interesting activities such as treks,romantic royal retreats.This place is full of various Landscapes such as gigantic blocks of rocks in weird shapes, an array of coniferous trees, flowering shrubs, lovely lakes.
How To Reach There
By Air – If you prefer airways, then you have to go 207 Kms from Mount Abu to Maharana Pratap Udaipur Airport in Udaipur.
By Road – Road network is well established as it connects all major cities of northern and western India.
By rail – If you prefer Rail, then you have to go 29 Kms away from Mount Abu To Abu Road. This railway station is located on Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Ajmer-Jaipur-Delhi route.
Best Place to Stay
There are a large number of Hotels. You get all basic information from the tourist reception central Mt. Abu.
Annual rainfall – 60-70 Inches.
Maximum summer Temperature - 32.8 °C.
Maximum Winter Temperature - 16.8 °C.
Basic Information About Mount Abu
Exact Location – located at a distance of 156 Kms from Udaipur (Rajasthan).
Prime Time To visit – From April to June during Summer season and October to November during Winter Season.
Altitude – 1,220.
Prime Attraction of this place – Dilwara Temples, Gaumukh Temple, Govt. Museum - Mount Abu,, Mandakini Kund, Nakki Talav.
This place is located in the Garhwal hills. This place is known as the “queen of hill station”. In 1820 a British army captain was so impressed that he made this place as his Residence. After its foundation slowly it developed as a center of business, tourism, education and beauty. This hill station is well known by Tourists because Mussoorie is located very near to New Delhi as New Delhi Is well connected with all major cities of India.This place is located at a distance of 2,500 Kms above sea level.this place is full of various attractive things such as modern bungalows, malls and well laid gardens.
How To Reach There
By Air – You have to go 60 Kms from this place to have a Flight. The name of the Airport is Jolly Grant Airport.
By rail – If you prefer railway,then you have to go Dehradun Railway station.
By Road – This place is well connected by road networks.
The climatic condition is very pleasant throughout the year. As the summer season is not Hot and humid.
Basic Information about Mussoorie
Total Population – 35500.
Altitude – 2,500 meters above sea level.
Specialty – Hill station.
Major Languages Spoken – English, Garhwali, Hindi.
Prime Time to visit – From April To June.
Exact Location – Located in the Garhwal hills.
This place is located in between two of the world’s largest mountains such as the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram. This place is also known as a young land as it formed very few Million years ago. There is no monsoon in this area as this place is surrounded by great Himalaya. The land surface is not even. Altitude may differ from two sides. This place is located at a distance of 2,750 meters above sea level at Kargil side and 7,672 meters above sea level at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram side.
How To reach There
By Air – There is a regular flight service from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar to Leh. This is the fastest mode to reach there.
By Road – Road network is very good as compared to other cities of India. This Place is well connected to all major cities of India. There are so many private transport running from one place to another place.
Best Places To stay There
This place is full of various kind of hotels. These Hotels are classified into A, B, C. Hotels for all classes of people from upper to economy class.
Summer temperature rises up to 270 C and winter temperature falls up to -200 C.
Basic information about Ladakh
Exact Location – in the northernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir.
Altitude – 9,000 Meters above Sea level.
Type of Clothing – As the day is warm but night are too cold. People must have a Blanket, A pair of Shoes a good sleeping bag, and a pair of woolen socks or some thick cotton socks.
Best Time – From June to September. If you like Trekking, then from May to October and if you Mountaineering Season , then from Mid May to Mid October.
This place is located at a height of 2,730 meters above sea level. This place is 56 Kms away from Srinagar from south west direction. The shape of the place is very unique, that is huge cup shaped meadow. This place is full of snow-capped mountains. A large meadow shaped valley, which is 3 Kms long and 1 Km wide. When the day is clear. You easily see the way to Nanga Parbat. There are two ways to Gulmarg, when you reach at the foot of the range.
How To Reach There
By Air – This place is located in Balamula District. You have to go to the Baramula district in search of the nearest airport. This airport is well connected to all other major cities of India.
By rail – If you prefer Railway,then you have to go to Jammu.This is the nearest railhead.
By Road – if you like roadways, then you have to reach Srinagar first. From Srinagar you can easily make a trip to Gulmarg. It takes about 2 hours. When you move on the Gulmarg road, then you find a beautiful tree on the both sides of the Road.
Best Places to Stay There
There are large numbers of hotels according to your requirement. In my opinion you prefer well Maintained, fully furnished huts offer by JKTDC.
Basic Information About Gulmarg
Prime place of attraction – Attraction such as Alpather Lake, Golf Courses and Skiing.
Exact location – Located at a distance of 56 Kms from Srinagar.
Altitude – 2,730.
Prime Time to visit Gulmarg – From May to September during the Summer season and from November to Feburary during Winter season.
This is one of the beautiful hill station. This place is located in the Hills of Kumaon. Nainital is surrounded by mountain on three Side. Nainital is also known as the city of 60 lakes as there are large numbers of lakes found in Nainital.
How To Reach There
By rail – If you prefer railway, then you have to go Kathgodam railway station. This is the nearest railway station from Nainital. There is a regular train for Delhi and Howrah. If you prefer Narrow gauge train, then you have to go 55 Kms away from this place to Lalkuan .
By Road – There are regular bus services from Lalkuan and Kathgodam. Both Private and sate level buses are running, that connect other cities of India.
Summer season is very pleasant throughout the year as compared to winter season. During summer temperatures remains constant. Winter is too cold and Chilly. Every afternoon, there is a chance of rain shower as this place is surrounded by various lakes.
Basic information about Nainital
Total population – 38,000.
Major Languages spoken – Kumaoni, Garwali, Hindi and English.
Exact Location – This Place is located in Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Beauty – View of falling snow.
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