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

56748 Ratings & 1757 Reviews

50 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
This is the only place in India near to Delhi, easy to approach... More »

Rajat Sabharwal , Delhi , 3 days ago

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 2 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

54827 Ratings & 1622 Reviews

54 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Single
Very peaceful and calm and very natural the vibes are really good.... More »

Mustufa , Today

Munnar, Kerala

Ranked 3 of 261 Hill destinations
5.9 / 7

46834 Ratings & 1340 Reviews

63 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Munnar is great tourist destination in South India especially in... More »

Jose Varghese , 2 months ago

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 4 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

38490 Ratings & 986 Reviews

50 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Group
The family has visited during off season. Hill area had tolerable... More »

Krishnanand Shanbhag , 2 months ago

Gangtok, Sikkim

Ranked 5 of 261 Hill destinations
5.9 / 7

34434 Ratings & 774 Reviews

59 sightseeings
Preferred by: Family, Couple
Heaven on earth. I visited during the first weekend of March 2018.... More »

Nawal Kishor Toppo , Asansol , 1 month ago

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Ranked 6 of 261 Hill destinations
5.7 / 7

33079 Ratings & 1006 Reviews

40 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
I ve visited recently Shimla and Manali with package 3nights 4 days... More »

Tej Kumar,Tej1 Kumar1 , Karnal , 1 week ago

Coorg, Karnataka

Ranked 7 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

28529 Ratings & 808 Reviews

42 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Single
Coorg is an awesome place to relax and enjoy a relaxing trip. I... More »

Shweta Jaiswal , Oct 26, 2017

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Ranked 8 of 261 Hill destinations
5.8 / 7

22107 Ratings & 785 Reviews

57 sightseeings
Amazing weather, food and sight seeing. Places worth visiting are... More »

Nihar Mayekar , Mumbai , 3 weeks ago

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Ranked 9 of 261 Hill destinations
5.7 / 7

17220 Ratings & 548 Reviews

74 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Family
The entire city is located on hills so don't even think of driving... More »

Arunav Singh , Lucknow , 3 months ago

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Ranked 10 of 261 Hill destinations
5.9 / 7

16412 Ratings & 498 Reviews

53 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Group
Kashmir being an epitome of natural beauty and the feeling of being... More »

Abhishek Rajurkar , Oct 22, 2017

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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.