5 Lesser-Known Hill stations in India

Planning your next vacation in the mountains? Check out these unexplored hill stations in India for the wanderlust in you.

When you think about going to a popular hill station, all you can imagine is swarms of crowds rushing to the mountains. The crowded tourist locations in India make it more challenging for you to find a quiet spot and spend some quality time with your friends and family.

We bring to you some of the lesser-known hill stations in India you can visit for a rejuvenating and enriching travel experience. Away from the madding crowd, with serene, peaceful surroundings and enchanting natural scenery, these hill stations will offer you respite from the dull, fast-paced life of the city.

  1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is one of the least crowded cities in India and the best travel destination to enjoy your holidays. Away from the hustle-bustle of cities, surrounded by snow-clad mountains and Buddhist monasteries, makes Tawang a must-visit place. Located at the height of over 10,000 feet, Tawang is both historically and naturally-blessed hill station. The major tourist attraction here is the Tawang monastery, one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world outside of Lhasa.

  1. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

This picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh is a perfect destination for your long weekend getaway. Mashobhra is connected to Shimla via Hindustan-Tibet road and hosts one of the two Presidential retreats in India. It is surrounded by lush green vegetation comprising of trees like pine, rhododendron, oak and Himalayan deodar.

  1. Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

Araku valley is a hidden gem in South India when it comes to hill stations. Popularly known as the ‘Food Bowl of India’, this scenic hill station is surrounded by lush coffee plantations, mesmerizing waterfalls and fascinating caves. There are many stunning sightseeing spots in Araku valley like Lambasingi, also known as Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, Sangda waterfalls, Borra caves, Katiki Falls and many more.

  1. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari is an enchanting hill station in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, located at an altitude of 2298 metres.   The untouched landscape, breathtaking snow-capped mountains and thick green forestry elevate the charm and beauty of this hill station. Munsiyari is an ideal destination for the nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, for trekking and skiing while enjoying the beautiful scenery. The must-visit travel spot in Munsiyari is Gateway to Johar valley, which is home of the famous explorer, Nain Singh Rawat.

  1. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Pachmarhi, located in Madhya Pradesh, is one of the most enthralling and beautiful hill stations in India. Also known as ‘Queen of Satpura’, Pachmarhi is famous for its enchanting waterfalls and scenic natural beauty. The best tourist spots for sightseeing in Pachmarhi are Shri Panch Pandav caves, Silver Falls, Bee Falls, Jata Shankar caves, Dhoopgarh and Mahadeo Hills.

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