Summers in most of the places in India get very hot and even more tiring. A vacation to a beautiful and peaceful hill station can surely prove to be rejuvenating. Here is a list of 5 offbeat hill stations in India where you can head towards this summer with your friends and family.
5 off-beat hill stations in India to spend your summer vacations
Auli is known as the ski-capital of India. Auli is a hill station in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand which is surrounded by oak forests and the mountains of Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Auli is during the months from March to June.
Kalimpong (West Bengal)
This place is an East Indian hill town at the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal. Perched on a ridge above the Teesta river, it’s a home to colonial-era buildings like MacFarlane Memorial Church, named after a Scottish missionary. A completely off-beat place which is perfect for a peaceful summer vacation.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Kalimpong is during the months from March to June.
Yercaud (Tamil Nadu)
It can be easily called as one of best summer destinations in South India. Known as the land of seven forests, here you can enjoy the verdant greenery. Comparatively unexplored, which serves as a blessing, the scenic beauty of the town has held its sheen for quite long. The town also has a number of waterfalls to explore.
Best time to visit: The Best months to visit Yercaud are May and June.
A place famously known for its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is located at a height of 1,372 m above the sea level. Mahabaleshwar is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The breathtaking views of the valleys and mountains, the colonial buildings, verdant forests, sparkling rivers, sonorous waterfalls, and Pratapgarh hillfort proved to be the major crowd pullers.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is during the months from March to June.
This place is one of the most amazing locations in South India. Famous for its spices, coffee and tea plantations, Chikmagalur is also one of the largest producers and exporters of these products in India.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Chikmagalur is during the months from March to June.