Hill Destinations in India

Hill stations are the most popular destination for holidaying among the Indians. The scorching summers in lowlands send us scrambling uphill ranges seeking the cool and lush greenery to soothe the blistered soul.

261 Hill destinations to visit in India

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Ranked 1 of 261 Hill destinations
5.9 / 7

56829 Ratings & 1774 Reviews

50 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
R0htang pass is obvious choice while visiting Manali, which is... More »

Deepti Trivedi , 4 weeks ago

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 2 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

54882 Ratings & 1639 Reviews

55 sightseeings
Ooty as a place has become a nightmare with overcrowding and dirty... More »

SUBRAMANIA PALLAVOOR , Bangalore , 3 weeks ago

Munnar, Kerala

Ranked 3 of 261 Hill destinations
5.9 / 7

46905 Ratings & 1349 Reviews

64 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
We had best experience . During our munaar trip . It's really an... More »

ZALAK , 4 weeks ago

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 4 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

38533 Ratings & 994 Reviews

50 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Single
Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station that's a comfortable 3 hours... More »

Rajesh Sampathkumar , 1 month ago

Gangtok, Sikkim

Ranked 5 of 261 Hill destinations
5.9 / 7

34469 Ratings & 783 Reviews

59 sightseeings
Preferred by: Family, Couple
It has been memorable experience visiting Sikkim. One advise if you... More »

Ajit Singh , 4 weeks ago

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Ranked 6 of 261 Hill destinations
5.7 / 7

33115 Ratings & 1016 Reviews

41 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Visited during end of season . A. No ice can be found during this... More »

Amish Parikh , 2 months ago

Coorg, Karnataka

Ranked 7 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

28725 Ratings & 810 Reviews

42 sightseeings
Over all view is good. Small hills with lots of greenery with tea... More »

Dr K K Yadav , 2 months ago

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Ranked 8 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

22135 Ratings & 792 Reviews

57 sightseeings
Mahabaleshwar a small hill station in Maharastra and a must visit... More »

RAJIV JOSHI , 1 month ago

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Ranked 9 of 261 Hill destinations
5.7 / 7

17251 Ratings & 554 Reviews

74 sightseeings
Preferred by: Family, Group
Mesmerizing town located entirely on hills, stunning view of... More »

AVINASH GUPTA , 2 months ago

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Ranked 10 of 261 Hill destinations
5.9 / 7

16440 Ratings & 507 Reviews

53 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Group
It was very good experience but due to untimely bad weather has... More »

NARESH MAKHIJA , 1 month ago

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Top Hill Destinations in India

India, a land that is blessed with bountiful scenic locales, has a multitude of hill station, each more mind-blowing than the other that choosing a destination can become a bit of a chore. Never fear, we aim to fill this space with information that will allow you to make an informed choice or blindly just pick one and go for it!


For those of us who have read stories from Ruskin Bond want to be a part of this seemingly idyllic world and can satisfy this need by vacationing in hill stations. Mussoorie, referred to as the queen of hill stations, in Uttarakhand is among the top hill stations in India. Apart from the breath-taking panorama on offer, you as a tourist could take cable car rides, ride horseback to the highest point in Mussoorie or trek along Camel Back road. Nainital, is another of the set of glorious hill stations in Uttarakhand. The town of Nainital is built around Lake Naini which is a site of religious importance. This colonial hill station is one among the best hill stations in India and attracts a multitude of Indian and foreign tourists every year. If you find yourself in Nainital you can trek unto Naini Peak, visit the eco cave gardens and catch a glimpse of some rare and endemic animals in the Nainital Zoo. Other attractions include cable car rides, a visit to the Naina Devi temple and the Mall. Uttarakhand is home to approximately 30 major hill stations, all of them breathtaking and provide you, the tourist with plenty of activities to do. These hill stations near Delhi are easily accessible even by buses.


There are several places in Himachal Pradesh that can be ranked among the top 10 hill stations in India. In the town of Manali, you can trek through or drive through the Rohtang Pass, or ice skate, or paraglide; the activities are plenty. What one cannot get enough of is the sheer beauty of this hill town. Shimla is another colonial era town where you can be part of the 'heritage walk' from Scandal point, appreciate colonial era architecture through the numerous themed walks that you can participate in and absorb the solemnness of Christ Church. 

Jammu and Kashmir

Some of the most beautifully remote hill stations in India lie in Jammu and Kashmir. The town of Phalagam is renowned for its trout fishing, several trek in idyllic landscapes and the annual pilgrimage to Amarnath caves. Gulmarg is famous for its ski slopes, cable car rides and exquisite golf courses. Gulmarg is renowned as the only heli-skiing resort in Asia. Patnitop is home to a number of picturesque spots ideal for trekking or picnics. The slopes of Patnitop are also suitable for skiing during winter.


As we move further South through the length of the country, there are plenty of other famous hill stations worth visiting. Among hill stations in Maharashtra, Panchgani reminds one of the bygone colonial era. With the Krishna River flowing on one side, this beautiful hill station will keep you occupied in marvelling the fine colonial architecture or resplendent Parsi homes or enjoying sunset picnic at Table Land. Colonial era summer capital town of Mahabaleshwar is easily accessible by car. Tourists in Mahabaleshwar can enjoy boating and fishing in Venna Lake, horseback rides to get around Mahabaleshwar, plenty of colonial era architecture and artifacts to marvel at and gawk at some spectacular scenery as viewed from Wilson, Elphinstone and Lodick points among various others.


Among the best hill stations in Karnataka situated in the western ghats, Chikmagalur is the most sought after destination with a trek to Kudremukh peak in every visitor's to do list. In chikmagalur you can cycle, trek, picnic, pitch tents to camp outside at nights. Agumbe, located in the Shimoga district, is rich in rainforest and visitors can trek through the forests hoping to catch a glimpse of the majestic King Cobra. The cream of the hillstations in Tamil Nadu are Ooty, Kodaikanal, Yercaud, Conoor and are all present on the western ghats and popular tourist destinations. Some of the popular hill stations in Kerala are Wayanad with Muthunga wildlife sanctuary which houses the largest population of elephants in Kerala, Munnar with Eravikulam National Park, Vagamon, Silent Hill, Idukki and Thekkady, home to Periyar Tiger Reserve.