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Himalaya has been a sense of wonder for people from across the globe for centuries. Travelers from India and all parts of the world continuously visit India, especially for Himalaya tours. Over the years several hill stations in the Himalayas attract hundreds of visitors with modern infrastructure in place. Shimla, Nainital, Dharamshala, Manali, Mussoorie, Ladakh, Rishikesh are some very popular hill stations in the Himalayas in India. As there are several popular hill stations in the Himalayas in this article we will try to cover some of them and some more in the next article. These hill stations are popular tourist destinations in India.


Shimla is an absolute beauty. Known as one of God’s gifted land this hill station in the Himalayas attracts tourists all around the year. The hill station is famous for its panoramic beauty. Shimla is the capital city in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh in the northern part of India. Located at the height of 2,159 m above sea level, Shimla has numerous beautiful sites to see. Some of them are Mall Road, Christ Church, Kufri, Narkanda, Green valley, Himalayan Nature Park, sankat Mochan temple, Chail Palace, etc. One can go to Shimla from Delhi and the nearest railway station is Kalka which is 90 KM away from Shimla. You can also go by air. The nearest airport is Chandigarh. Green pasture and snow-capped peaks of Himalaya entice visitors. You can also go for mountain activities in and around Shimla like trekking, horse riding, Bike Riding, River Rafting, Paragliding, Skiing, Camping, and much more. Shimla is also a great destination for Honeymoon. Kalka Toy Train is also one of the major attractions of this beautiful hill station.


Manali is another famous hill station in the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, India. Manali is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and woody forests. Manali has grabbed the attention of tourists from all parts of the world and is now one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The major attractions of Manali are Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Rohtang Pass is covered with snow for a whole year and is an exciting experience. One who loves to rejuvenate in the lap of nature must visit Manali and spend some great time here. Manali is at the height of 6260 feet above sea level in the Himalayas. Manali offers a lot of activities for adventure lovers. Trekking, Paragliding, Skiing, Zorbing, Water rafting, and such adventurous activities fascinate hundreds of visitors. Manali is close to another famous place Kullu. One can take a bus or hire a cab from Delhi to get to Manali and one can go and enjoy Manali for 12 months of a year.


Dharamshala is a nature gift located in the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh. One who is on a trip to Himachal Pradesh or a North India tour must visit Dharamshala. 185 KM away from Shimla the weather of Dharamshala is pleasing almost for the full year. Snow-capped mountains in this hill station must be seen especially in winters. Some of the major attractions of Dharamshala are Kangra Art Museum, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Chintpurni Temple, St. John in the wilderness church, Kareri Lake, Namgyal Monastery, and more. The Colorful temples and Gompas attract hundreds of visitors. The food here is also superb as is in the other hill stations in the Himalayas. Reaching Dharamshala from Delhi is easy by bus and Cab. One can be easily mesmerized by dense pines trees and deodar forests that surround Dharamshala. Adventure activities like Trekking, Camping, and Paragliding, etc. can be enjoyed by all the adventure lovers.


Nainital is in another Himalaya state Uttrakhand in India. Quite close to Delhi, Nainital is an absolutely popular hill station and tourist destination in India. Located at the altitude of 1,938 m Nainital is in the hills of Kumaon in Uttrakhand. Nainital is a beautiful travel destination which is surrounded by mountains from 3 sides. Nainital is famously known as the City of lakes. Some major attractions of Nainital are Naina Peak, Raj Bhawan, Kilbury, Naini Lake, Eco Cave Garden, The Mall Road, Naina Devi Temple, Snow View Point, Jeolikot, Himalaya View Point, Land’s End and Hanuman Garhi, etc. Here you get a great panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalaya from Naina Peak. Like other hill stations here also you can do a lot of adventure activities like Trekking, Paragliding, Horse Riding, etc. Reaching Nainital from Delhi is quite easy and can be accessed by both road and train.


Mussoorie is also in the state of Uttrakhand in India, another popular hill station in the Himalayas. Mussoorie is in Garhwali hills located only 34 Km away from the capital city Dehradun of Uttrakhand. Mussoorie is located 2,500 m above sea level. Mussoorie is famous for its immense natural beauty among visitors and that is the reason why it is also called the queen of hill stations. Its natural beauty is a visual treat for nature lovers and onlookers. One can enjoy the view of contemporary bungalows, beautiful gardens, and malls here. These are the main reason for tourist attractions. Some of the main tourist attractions in Mussoorie’s are Lal Tibba, Municipal Gardens, Kempty Falls, Gun Hill, etc. Also, nearby attraction from Mussoorie is Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Sahastra Dhara, etc. One can enjoy adventure activities also and all those newlywed couples find Mussoorie a great Honeymoon destination also.

These are only 5 major hill stations in the Himalayas in India. Every nature and adventure lover from all around the world who is on India travel package must see these famous and beautiful hill stations.