10 Best Hill Stations in the North India

If you are wondering where to escape the heat, we have the perfect list of hill stations just for you.




1. Manali: An unbeatable wonderland
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Divyansh says, “In summer you can see many lakes, rivers and greenery on hills and mountains in Manali. You can come here with family, friend or as a couple. You will remember this place as an exotic one.


2. Shimla: Erstwhile summer capital of British India
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Sumit says, "Shimla has a healthy climate. It is a beautiful summer resort. The mountain slopes are covered with tall, green trees which present a caring sight at sunset and look very grand. The morning and evening hours are very pleasant. A cool breeze sets up and refreshes the mind. It makes one forget the oppressive heat of the plains."


3. Mussoorie: Watch the clouds from up above
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Shami says, "The way to Mussoorie was breathtaking with great views and slopes. It is a great place for a weekend. The cool temperature and valley view make it a perfect weekend and honeymoon destination."



4. Srinagar: Colourful array of shikaras on the lake
 
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 HolidayIQ reviewer Rohith says, "Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and kashmir and is known for its prestine natural beauty. One can reach Srinagar via flight or by buses from Jammu. The center of attraction is the famous Dal lake which has many houseboats which provide good and expensive accommodation."


5. Katra: The gateway to Mata Vaishno Devi
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Abhinav says, "Katra is a nice religious place with vaishno devi shrine it's main attraction. Also, while climbing up, the shrine board has given many facilities on the way like sitting arrangements, food stalls, washrooms. They have good food in the restaurants."


6. Mount Abu: An oasis in the desert
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Pradeep says, "One can have a visit to Nakki lake and famous Dilwara temples. We visited Nakki lake in the morning and thought of visiting it in the evening for boating. But due to time constraint, we could not go. The architecture of Dilwara temples was amazing and the guides in the temple explained the history very well."


7. Nainital: The quaint little hill station
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Anurag says, "This beautiful place is a synonym of heaven. Those beautiful hill tops, horse riding, taxi riding over the hills, Nainital Zoo, delicious food, lovely people makes it worth of visiting."


8. Dalhousie: Explore the place established by the British
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Saurab says, “Dalhousie has several reasons for being No.1. Firstly, the approach is 90% plain road of highway and just 10% is an uphill drive from Pathankot onwards. The sky is intense blue with brilliant sun. Cold air after sunset is bliss.”


9. Dehradun: Explore the Doon valley
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Himanshu says, “Great place for a short trip for 2-3 days. Lots of places to roam like Shastdradhara, Buddha temple and to top it all honest people, good weather conditions, the food and connectivity is good. Scenic sites give you peace of mind along with your partner.”


10. Dharamshala: Among the lush green meadows
 
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HolidayIQ reviewer Sandeep says, “The place is not commercialized unlike many other and it is picturesque and has the best paragliding option. We recommend minimum 3 days stay to explore the place, shop, eat, do some sport, trekking and relax.