As the new year is approaching , you must be planning your trips. From rivers and lakes to hills and valleys, you’ll be having a number of destinations on your checklist. I know it must be very confusing for you to choose a destination to celebrate New Year. For those who want to celebrate the same in India so there are so many options to choose for.
You know, India is world itself ! The country can take anyone through every terrain you’d have on your checklist.
This year why don’t you head to hill-tops with panoramic views of endless skies and natural backdrops, words are just not enough to explain the kind of heaven you’ll be in! The air is clean, the skies are clear and the weather is just perfect.
Here are top five hill stations suggestions in India where you’d love to escape to your favorite destination as you welcome the new year.
The name Munnar refers to the confluence of three rivers near which the town is located. This hill station in Kerala is placed at an average elevation of 1700 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats. Munnar is famous for its lush green mountainous surrounding and its vast tea plantations. The climate is pleasant and favorable throughout the year with the months between December and May the best time to visit.
Sitting at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level, Manali is located in the Beas River Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Due to its location amidst the Kullu district and the Himalayas the city enjoys one of the most pleasant all year round climate. Trekking, hiking, skiing or simply relaxing, Manali has everything to offer its visitors in the most scenic and breathtaking of locations.
Dalhousie is located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and is named after Lord Dalhousie, a British governor general who established the place after the second Anglo-Sikh war. The town is located at an average elevation of 1970 meters above sea level and also acts as a gateway to the majestic Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh.
Darjeeling is located amidst the lesser Himalayan range and is known for its famous tea industry across India and the world. The hill station is placed at an average elevation of 2050 meters above sea level in the lesser Himalayas in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling offers some of the best climatic conditions for the visitors in India with temperatures never rising beyond 20 degrees Celsius in summers.
Dharamshala is located in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh and is located at an elevation of 1460 meters above sea level. The town is famous as being one of the major settlements of the Tibetan refugees in exile. The town enjoys a favorable climate all year round and has several valleys and peaks which attract a large number of tourists each year. You can also trek to Triund, an uphill base point for camping.
This post was originally published on 'Mud On My Shoes'.