Top 10 Hill Stations in North India

India is blessed with many natural wonders and attractions such as hills, lush greenery forests, beautiful lakes and rivers, mountain ranges, etc. When it comes to discussing tranquil hill stations in India means the first option sparkle in our mind is North India. Because it is home to the mighty Himalayas which makes to spread many mountain ranges.

The environment and atmosphere around these Hill Stations are chilling and freezing with cold breezes. Hill Stations in North India are the defined place for the summer retreat that’s why a large number of tourists will be received every year to these Top 10 hill stations in North India.

1. Nainital

Nainital is a famous Hill Station in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This beautiful Hill Station is very famous due to the volcanic lake of Naini and this lake is the key attraction of Nainital. Atmosphere and climate around this Hill Station are so peaceful and heart cease with full of greenery around us.

Tourist Attractions

This beautiful Hill Station is the right destination for family trips, honeymoon tours, and mainly for adventure seekers with different types of treks. Tourist attractions of Nainital are Tiffin Top, Snow View Point, Gurney House, Nainital Mountaineering club and boating on Naini Lake. So, never miss the place in your list of Hill Stations to visit.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Nainital is during summers from March to June due to the pleasant atmosphere.


Also Read : 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

Suggested Tour : 4 Days Nainital Tour

2. Manali

Manali is a beautiful honeymoon destination in India and well-known as “Prime Honeymoon destination”. It is the best summer retreat in Himachal Pradesh and popular for numerous pumping activities. Manali is a freezing place with snow-covered mountains and different attractions. You can enjoy a very pleasant and tranquil weather in Manali.

Tourist Attractions

In Manali, you can experience many adventurous acts like Heli-skiing. Manali is a beautiful Hill Station with various tourist spots and also famous for starting point of India’s most enthralling highways. Places can be visited here are Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Bhrigu Lake, and Tibetan Monasteries etc.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Manali is during the winter season from October to February and if you want to experience fresh snowfall you have to visit in January.

Manali Himachal Pradesh

Also Read : Top 15 Offbeat Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh

Suggested Tour : 6 Days – Shimla Manali Tour Packages

3. Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and as well as famous Hill Station in Northern states. It is also a popular summer retreat in India and it was once summer capital of the British also. Many attractions and beauty of Shimla hold a huge number of visitors from all over the world.

Tourist Attractions

The main attractions of Shimla are the Jakhoo Hill, Summer Hill, Tara Devi Temple, Christ Church, and Shimla State Museum etc. Shimla is also well-known for its colonial architectural styles. However, Shimla is like a heaven with fully snow-covered places and chilling weather.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Shimla is during summers from March to June because of the weather of Shimla comfortable during this time.


Suggested Tour : 15 Days – Golden Triangle with Himachal Tour

4. Mussoorie

Mussoorie is another famous Hill Station in Uttarakhand and also well-known as “Queen of Hills”. It is a very peaceful place with beautiful attractions and greenery around us. The environment and atmosphere of Mussoorie are so pleasant and calm with cool breezes. The scenic view of Mussoorie Hill Station perched with thick greenery looks very attractive.

Tourist Attractions

Another side of tourist attractions, Mussoorie is an educational hub in Uttarakhand with many top boarding schools. This beautiful hill station will make you collect some memorable moments in Mussoorie. Famous tourist attractions of Mussoorie are the Kempty Falls, Company Garden, Mussoorie Lake, Happy Valley, and Jwala Devi Temple etc.

Best Time To Visit

However, Mussoorie is also a captive hill station in North India for a summer retreat. The best time to visit Mussoorie from April to June with a pleasant climate.


5. Badrinath

Badrinath is the most famous pilgrimage center in North India with many spiritual attractions. It is also one of the places of “Chardham Yatra” and in a word, Badrinath is the holiest place. Weather and climate of Badrinath are so pleasant which is so rejuvenating mind and soul.

Tourist Attractions

Badrinath is a beautiful Hill Station with tourist attractions and besides spirituality. It is the best place for trekking and mountaineering in North India. Popular and visit-able places in Badrinath are the famous Badrinath Temple, Vasudhara Falls, Brahma Kapal, and Surya Kund etc. It will be more interesting to visit Badrinath to enjoy the two shades of tourism and spirituality.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit this place is in the summers between May to June and from September to October.


Suggested Tour : 12 Days – Chardham Tour Package

6. Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a glorious Hill Station well-known as “Meadow of Flowers” and most eminent tourist spot for a summer retreat. This beautiful Hill Station is very popular for flowers of different kinds like blueberries, daisies etc. Here you can sense the blossoms of flowers which make you take into Trans.

Tourist Attractions

This Valley Hill Station is also popular for prime skiing and golf resort. Gulmarg is an ideal tourist spot with multiple attractions and scenery. Topmost tourist attractions of Gulmarg are Gulmarg Gondola, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Baba Reshi Shrine, Golf Course, and Shark Fin etc.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Gulmarg is in summers from April to June but for skiing means you have to visit from December to mid-March.

Gulmarg Kashmir

Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Kashmir With Taj Mahal Tour

7. Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a British General name Lord Dalhousie and it was once the summer retreat of the British. That’s why it was named after British General. But Dalhousie is a spectacular Hill Station in North India with a varied climate and atmosphere. This Hill Station is located at a height of 2,700mts and outspread on five hills. You can catch up a picturesque view of Dhauladhar mountain range from this Dalhousie.

Tourist Attractions

A not only tourist attraction, Dalhousie is also a religious spot in favor of many Hindu cultures. Here you can see many temples and the preserves of arts and handicraft of mid 6th century AD. The major tourist attractions in Dalhousie are Alla, Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Tibetan Market, Khajjiar, and Panchpula etc.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Dalhousie is during summers from March to May. At this time the weather is so comfortable for different activities like trekking.


8. Auli

Auli is a magnificent Hill Station in Uttarakhand surrounded with majestic mountain ranges and very cool atmosphere. It is very popular for many adventurous activities mostly snow skiing. This gorgeous Hill Station is situated at an altitude of 2500mts and a perfect destination for summers and winters. It will be more enthusiastic and thrilling if we visit during winters full of snow-covered places.

Tourist Attractions

In this Hill Station, you can feel spiritual vibrations with the majestic peaks of Nanda Devi and Neelkanth and some stories say that Lord Hanuman visited this place. Interesting places to be visited are Vishnu Prayag, Gurso Bugyal, Joshimath, and cable ride activity etc.

Best Time To Visit

Throughout the year you can visit Auli but if you want to take a snow skiing you have to come from November to March. At this time Auli is so cool and freezing.

Auli Uttarakhand

9. Dharamshala

Dharamshala is one of the most famous Hill Station in all over India located at an altitude of 1487mts in the Kangra Valley. It is a beautiful Hill Station surrounded with the thick forest of Deodar and Cedar and sky-scraping mountains. Dharamshala is also a religious site and it is home to the holy Dalai Lama. You can enjoy the pleasantness and sweetness of Dharamshala with its attractions.

Tourist Attractions

The environment around this Hill Station is so tranquil and peaceful which attracts tourist to visit from all over the world. Here you can see and experience many natural attractions. The major attractions of Dharamshala are Naam Art Gallery, Monolithic Rock Temples, Bhagsu waterfall, Dal Lake, and the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium etc.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit this Hill Station is during Summers from March to June but if you want to enjoy the snowfall you have to come during the winters from December to February.

Dharamshala Himachal Prdesh

Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Himachal Hill Station Tour

10. Ranikhet

Last but not least, Ranikhet is also a beautiful Hill Station with a very pleasant and tranquil atmosphere. Even the Britishers shifted their summer capital from Shimla due to its pleasantness. You can be caught up with a beautiful glimpse of Himalayan ranges and the fauna in Ranikhet.

Tourist Attractions

It will lay back in this place and not interested to leave because of the lush greenery and pleasant atmosphere. Here you can see the Jhula Devi Temple, Sunset Points, Chaubatia Orchard, and Ashsiyana Park etc.

Best Time To Visit

The favorable time to visit this place is during summers and winters from April to June and September to November.

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand North India


Here, you can understand the attractions and glory of Hill Stations in North India. They will entertain us with different outdoor activities, attractions, and the beautiful natural wonders etc and more. So, plan a trip with your family or friends to these Hill Stations and fill up unforgettable moments in your life.

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