Exploring India's Lesser-Known Hill Stations A Guide

May 02, 2023

By Mekhala Joshi

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Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari is a breath-taking location to visit to enjoy the peace that nature has to offer. It is frequently referred to as ‘nature's amphitheatre’.

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Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti loosely translates to ‘the middle land’, with life focused around monasteries. Tourism has greatly increased lately due to its pristine Himalayan beauty.

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Matheran, Maharashtra

With stunning views of the Western Ghats, Matheran is one of the smallest hill stations. It is the one and only automobile-free hill station in Asia. 

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Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol flaunts the raw natural beauty of the Himalayas. Summer in Kasol also means you can go trekking and hiking. Overall, it’s a great place to get your fill of nature.

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Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Founded by the Maharaja of Patiala, Chail is a perfect place to beat the heat in summer. Chail has a wildlife sanctuary with abundant wildlife and flora as well as stunning views and architecture. 

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Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

One of the 160 places in the world designated as Mini Switzerland, Khajjar is amidst dense pines, deodars and lush green meadows.

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

At 8,757 feet above sea level, Tawang is a quiet, peaceful place that is relatively less explored. The main attraction is the world's second-largest Tawang Monastery, which is 400 years old.

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Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

There was once a plan to have British India's summer headquarters in Ranikhet. Even now, Ranikhet charms visitors with its flowers, trees and green meadows.