India is rich in mountains and mountains with diverse geological features. From this head and head of India, Jammu and Kashmir spread over Tamil Nadu to more than 20 mountains including the Himalayas. There are numerous cities built in India surrounded by those mountains. During colonial rule, European colonists thought of taking shelter in the mountains to escape India’s excessive humidity and intolerable heat of summer. From this idea, they built the city on the cliffs of the mountains. This is why the hills towns of India are called ‘hill stations’. The city is also dotted with numerous mountains spread across various states of India. Today we will be acquainted with some of the hills towns of India that are at the peak of beauty and popularity.
Shimla: Queen of the mountains
Located at the foot of the Himalayas, 20 meters above sea level, Simla is one of the most popular mountain towns in India. British rule is over but echoes of that time can still be found in Simla. The magnificent corridor made by the British lords is still visible in Simla. The British capital was once the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The whole city is situated in the middle of a rock.
There are thick forests of pine, cedar, oak, and rhododendrons all around the city. There are numerous eye-catching places to visit in Simla. The main road in the city center is Mall Road. The wide road is the center of most of Simla’s activities. On the other hand, you can see this road on an afternoon walk. Among the sights are Jakhu Hills, Jakhu Temple, and church, Getty Theater, major shopping malls, Summer Hill and more.
Snow falls in Simla during winter, snow-covered Shimla in a new form. If you can withstand the winter, you can go to winter in Simla! However, the ideal time to travel to Simla is summer.
Ooty: Eucalyptus Spirit
Ooty is a famous hill town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located at an elevation of 5 feet above sea level, the city lies in the deepest beauty of nature. Located on the outskirts of the Nilgiri Mountains, the main feature of this city is the steep slopes surrounded by thick vegetation.
It is spread over horizontal green tea gardens on small hills and plains. The picturesque landscape of the curved hillside is seen as it continues. Its popular tourist attractions include Ooty Botanical Garden, Avalanche Lake, Dudabetta Mountains, Ooty Lake and many more. This place has one of the most expensive hotels in India.
Kadakal: Princess of the hills towns of India
Kodaikanal is one of the best hill towns in Tamil Nadu. Located on the outskirts of the Palani mountain range, the city is 7,200 feet high. Artificial Lake Kadakanal is in the center of the city.
Distance to this city is measured from this lake. The city is famous for its lakes, beautiful fountains and green hills. The canyons capture the full beauty only when its fountains have enough water flow, the sun is low and the clouds float in the sky. One of the special attractions of Kadakanal is the Nilakuranji flower. This flower blooms once in 12 years in December.
Gangtok: the joy of the Northeast
Gangtok is one of the best mountain hills towns of India, located in the Kolghenzh in the snow-capped Himalayas. The capital of the state of Sikkim lies on the steep Shivalik hills. From the high mountains, there is a panoramic view of the vast green submerged valley. Gangotri has many monasteries, mostly Buddhists.
The busy city is also a refuge for many. You can hardly find a clean city like Gangtok all over India. Notable sights of Gangtok are Rumtek Monastery, Hanuman Talk, Kecheopalari Lake, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden.
Kanchenjunga can be seen if the forehead is good. The snow-capped mountains, the transparent – beautiful surroundings and the abundance of green – all together are a unique gangster.
Shillong: Northern Scotland
Shillong is the capital of the state of Meghalaya and the largest city of Meghalaya. Shillong is situated at an altitude of 1,496 meters above sea level. Shillong is the paradise of mountains and the beautiful springs of pine.
Clouds and showers will welcome you to Shillong. Shillong receives heavy rainfall. So be sure to take an umbrella when you go to Shillong. Apart from natural beauty, you will see all the aesthetics in Shillong. The buildings here have a special style of construction. There are sloping roofs, wood floors designed and lots of windows in the houses. Shillong’s famous tourist attractions include Umayam Lake (artificial lake created by the Lake of Scotland), Wards Lake, Lady Haidari Park, and Sweet Falls.