Explore These Places in Hills For Some Family Fun

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There’s no place like the hills to unwind, rejuvenate & pause. The fresh mountain air, the lush green valleys & the beautiful views are sometimes all the therapy you & your family needs in the summers! There are many hill stations in India to explore, specially from a place like New Delhi, where everything is close by. Here are some of the best places to explore with your family!

→ Gulmarg:

If you are tired of the conventional places like Manali or Shimla; Gulmarg, Kashmir is perfect. The tranquil settings, the skiing slopes, the pine forests of Gulmarg make for the perfect place to holiday! The top skiing destination in India, Gulmarg surely offers a lot for the adventure enthusiasts! Kashmir offers an experience & scenic setting that remains etched in the memory of tourists for a very long time.

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Top Things to See & Do:

The top activity here is to try out skiing, even though it might sound like a daunting task for the beginners. You must also try out the Cable Car ride here, which is unlike any other as it’s the worlds highest cable car project. You can also go trekking to Alpather Lake which makes for an exciting day trip from Gulmarg. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful places you will see!

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Flight cost: Rs 1760

Daily budget: For budget travellers you can expect a daily budget of Rs 1709

Best time to visit: Summers are the best time to go. March - June is the perfect time to visit Gulmarg

→ Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a tiny hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh. Its fondly called the “Little Switzerland of India” Its known for its colonial old world charm because of the many traces of Britishers that are still here. Be in the old mansions or the names of the streets. Unlike the populated hill stations of the state, Dalhousie is a true paradise. Known for its amazing scenic views & many river streams, Dalhousie is an unexplored gem!

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Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Top Things to See & Do:

If you’re in Dalhousie, you must not miss out on Khajjiar! It’s unlike any other meadow you would have seen. Known for its nine-hole gold course, in the midst of lush greenery; this beautiful meadow which also has a lake leaves quite an impression on everyone! You can also make a day & trek to Panch Pulla, which means five bridges. This is a favourite with the locals & tourists alike. A 2 kilometre trek from Dalhousie, it can be a fun activity to do with the family!

If you love wildlife, you can also explore Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to many animals like leopards, jackal, Black Marten etc.

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Flight cost: Rs 3500 approx.

Best time to visit: Summers are the best time to go. March - May

→ Gangtok:

The capital state of Sikkim is the most favourable place to go, as Sikkim is one of the best tourist destinations in India. It’s beautiful scenic views of the Himalayas & Kanchenjunga doesn't hurt either! The residents of this city are very helpful & peaceful people. You can explore so many monasteries & stupas while here in Gangtok. There’s also an amazing mall road where you will get some very fashionable clothing on budget prices!

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Top Things to See & Do:

A must-see here is the Tsomgo lake which is the most beautiful glacial lake located at 12,310 ft. Because of the height, the glaciers rarely melt here. This wonderful 1 km long lake is an absolute surreal beauty!

You must not miss the Rumtek Monastery. A peaceful place & the largest monastery in Gangtok, this one is located 23 km from Gangtok town. It has been built in grand Tibetan architecture & a replica of the monastery in Tibet!

You can also make a day out of trekking to the Ban Jhakri waterfall, a popular with the locals, this 100-ft waterfall is a sight to behold!

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Photo of Explore These Places in Hills For Some Family Fun by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Flight cost: Rs 3026

Best time to visit: Summers are the best time to go. April - June is the perfect time to visit

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