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Almora Hill Station
Almora, once capital of kumaun kingdom founded by King Balo Kalyan Chand in 1563, is a picturesque place in the Himalyan territory. The city was under the rule of Kytur and Chand dynasties for around 400 years. The forts, palaces temples and other historical remains of those times are good place to visit. The architecture of slate stoned houses and roads is purely traditional.
Assam Hill Station
Assam is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Asoma’ meaning superior. In ancient time Assam was called Pragjyotishpur and Kamarupa. It was ruled by Ahom kings in the medieval period. In spite of many attacks on the region, the Mughal kings were not able to succeed.
Chamba Hill Station
Chamba was found by King Sahil Varman in around 1000 AD in memories of his daughter Champawati. Chamba is famous for its temples and culture preserved from ancient times. Chamba is situated on the bank of river Ravi. The town is surrounded from all sides by mountains making it a fortress.The place is many grasy playgrounds known as chowgan.
Darjeeling Hill Station
Darjeeling, meaning land of thunderbolts, is a hill station of West Bengal situated at a height of 6710 feet. It is one of the top hill stations of India and called “queen of hill stations”. The city was gifted to the East India Company by the king of Sikkim in 1817. It was a popular resort during the British rule giving the Europeans relief from scorching heat.
Himachal Pradesh Hill Station
Himachal Pradesh is prominent hill station in India, popularly called as “Dev Bhoomi”, or the land of gods. The region was ruled by Aryans, Mauryan, Mughols, Sikhs and the British directly or indirectly. The small kingdoms in the area were combined to form Himachal Pradesh in 1948. The state is blessed with diversified natural beauty with peaceful mountains, fresh water rivers, and natural flora and fauna.
Kashmir Hill Station
Kashmir, a jewel in the crown of India is also the king among the destination for tour and travels. According to Rajtarangini written by Kalhana, Kashmir is as beautiful as goddess Parvati and owned by Lord Shiva himself. Seeing the beauty of the land, the Mughal emperor Shahjajan said “Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast; Hamin Ast ,Hamin Ast Hamin Ast “, meaning if there is paradise in this world then it is here.
Kerala Hill Station
Kerala known as ‘God’s Own Country’ is among the 13 paradises in the world, selected by National Geographic Traveler. Besides beaches, backwaters and historical monuments, Kerala is also known for its hill states. Kerala hill stations are known for lush plantations of tea, coffee and spices. They are also home to diverse flora and fauna. There are many hill stations in this beautiful land you will love to explore on your Kerala hill station tours. Munnar, Wayanad, Ponmudi, etc are to name a few.
Kodaikanal Hill Station
Kodaikanal, meaning ‘gift of forests’ in Tamil, is located in Tamil Nadu. Paliyan and Pulyan were early tribes who resided this place. Kodaikanal was developed as hill resort by the British in around 1845, to escape from the scorching heat of the Sun.
Ladakh Hill Station
Ladakh, meaning land of passes, is situated in Jammu and Kashmir .Ladakh lies between the two Himalayan range, namely, Greater Himalaya and the Karakoram range. It is also known as “roof of the world”. The oldest written account of the region is that of Fa-hian, the Chinese traveler who traveled through the pass to reach India in 399 AD. He stated the region as the place where snow never melts.
Manali Hill Station
Manali is situated in the central part of Himachal Pradesh State. It was called the end of habitant world because no human life existed beyond that. Now it is full of people thronging from all over the world for tourism. Manali has got its name after Manu, a person in Hindu mythology. According to the mythology one day Manu found a fish in his bathing water. He looked after the fish that was an incarnation ‘Matsyavatar’ of Lord Vishnu.
Mussoorie Hill Station
Mussoorie, located at a distance of 34 km from Dehradun is a beautiful hill station developed in the times of British rule. The place derives its names from a local plant, named, Mussoorie found in plenty. Mussoorie has developed into academic and tourism destination. Mussoorie region gives view to both holy river Ganga and yamuna flowing at either side of the city.
Nainital Hill Station
Nainital, located in the Uttarakhand state is also known as the ‘Lake City’ is cuddled by beautiful lakes and panoramic hills. Naini Lake is the most beautiful of all the lakes. The city was developed by Lord P. Baron, a sugar trader, during the colonial rule in 1841. Nainital derives its name from Goddess Naina.
North East Hill Station
North East India comprises of seven sister states. Earlier the region was a single state of Assam that was subsequently divided into smaller states according to their different ethnicity and language. No detailed history of the region is available except Assam. Assam region was ruled by Ahom Kings and the place is filled with ancient temples and remains of the ancient kingdom.
Ooty Hill Station
Ooty is a prime hill station of India is located in Tamil Nadu state. Ooty was earlier ruled by Hoysala king, Vishnu Vardhan, in 1100 AD and later by Tipu sultan. It was developed as hill station by the British to escape from the scorching heat of the Sun. Ooty was earlier called by the name ‘Udhagamandalam’ that was changed to Ooty by the English men.
Shimla Hill Station
Shimla is a famous hill station covered by majestic pine and deodar forests. The place derives its name from Goddess Shyamala an incarnation of Goddess Kali. Lord Lytton planned the city, making it suitable to be the capital of British India during summer.
Srinagar Hill Station
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu And Kashmir State is a scintillating hill resort with spectacular lakes, panoramic gardens, pristine and secluded mountains. According to mythology, sage Kashyap drained the water of a huge lake resulting in the beautiful valley of Srinagar.
Uttaranchal Hill Station
Uttaranchal was carved out of Uttar Pradesh as 27th state of India in 2000 AD. In the beginning, name of the state was Uttaranchal that was changed to Uttarakhand as it is named in ancient Hindu scriptures. It is said that epic Mahabharata was written here by sage Vyas during the stay of Pandavas.