7 Indian Hill Stations You Can Fly To If You Suffer From Motion Sickness


Don't you love everything about the mountains: the hiking, the camping, the skiing, and not least of all the breathtaking surroundings?

India has some of the most picturesque and pristine hill stations, which are perfect for any exciting activity or just plain relaxing, but getting to these hill stations can be a taxing process for some! I know that feeling when you want to get to the hills, but don’t want to spend half your vacation on the backseat of a car.

So, here's a master list of hill stations in India you can fly to for all the carsick fellows out there.

Credits: Akhil Verma

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gunjan Upreti

Situated along the banks of the Parvati river, Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is a backpacker's wonderland with hippie culture and stunning scenery.

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar

Distance from Bhuntar Airport to Kasol: 1 h 12 min (31.2 km) via Manikaran Road.

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Photo of Gulmarg by Gunjan Upreti

Snowy peaks in the backdrop, freezing winds, blooming varieties of flowers and vast snow cover for skiing as well as a breathtaking ride in the world’s highest cable car, Gondola is what Gulmarg is about.

Nearest Airport: Srinagar

Distance from Srinagar to Gulmarg: 1 h 4 min (49.0 km) via Srinagar - Tangmarg Road

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Gunjan Upreti

The ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is a must visit for its beautiful undulating tree-covered hills and a glittering view of the Doon Valley.

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Distance from Dehradun to Mussoorie: 1 h 17 min (32.8 km) via Mussoorie Road.

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Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gunjan Upreti

Delve into the wilderness of “Little Lhasa” as they call it, guaranteed to leave you spellbound.

Nearest Airport: Gaggal Airport

Distance from Gaggal Airport to Mcleodgand: 45 min (18.1 km)

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Gunjan Upreti

In the sweaty chaos that India is in summers, Shillong is a cool, soothing breeze. Never missed, but always needed. Often called the ‘Scotland of the East’, this state, tucked in the bespoke regions of Northeast India, is the place where nature is at its loudest.

Nearest Airport: Shillong Airport, also known as Umroi Airport.

Distance from Umroi Airpor to Shillong: 57 min (30.3 km) via Shillong Bypass Road and NH6.

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Gunjan Upreti

Breathtakingly beautiful, the rolling hills around Munnar are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, which makes Munnar the most idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Distance from Cochin Airport to Munnar: 3 h 42 min (130.4 km)

Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Gunjan Upreti

Coonoor is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year. It also has some of the most fantastic heritage hotels and guesthouses.

Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport

Distance from Coimbatore to Coonoor: 2 h 22 min (70.3 km) via NH181

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