When you prefer mountains over beaches, India automatically becomes a hot tourist destination for you. Home to various mountain ranges like Himalayas, Karakoram, Purvanchal etc., India gives the tourists some indelible memories. For the travellers who seek solitude, we handpicked 5 hill stations that are free from huge crowds.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Famous for being the birthplace of Dalai Lama, Tawang is situated at a height of over 3000 metres. Wrapped in a feel of spirituality, Tawang is the home to India’s largest monastery and the second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. March to September is the best time to be at this beautiful hill station.
Binsar and Almora, Uttarakhand
Visiting Binsar and Almora is like signing up for a package of awesomeness. Be it adventure, serenity, wildlife or natural beauty, this hill station has everything that one can possibly look for. The best time to visit is during summers and in the months of October and November.
Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Situated in Kullu district, Tirthan Valley has something for every mountain lover. Unexplored natural beauty, trekking, fishing and wildlife watching are the attractions that make this offbeat destination a hill station to visit. Surrounded by pine trees, Tirthan valley can be best enjoyed during the months of March to June and October-November.
Nubra Valley, Jammu & Kashmir
Sometimes beauty can’t be expressed in words and Nubra Valley does make you believe so. This beautiful tourist destination is just like one of those paintings that look nothing less than fictitious to us. Known for its Bactrian camels and orchards, Nubra can be best enjoyed from April to June and September-October.
Unakoti Hill, Tripura
Hosting a historic Shaiva pilgrimage, Unakoti Hill is located in Unakoti district, Tripura. Dated back to 7th to the 9th century, Unakoti is home to murals, carvings and waterfalls. You don’t need to be financially well off to witness the mystic beauty of this ancient tourist place. Winters are believed to offer the best time for visiting Unakoti.