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The north of India is blessed with many beautiful hill stations sitting cool and pretty, high above sea level, avoiding the summer’s scorching heat. Most of these fabulous destinations are concentrated in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and of course, Jammu and Kashmir.

Leh Ladakh- Heaven on Earth
From the breathtaking landscapes, the culture, the spiritual to the very cuisine, everything here feeds the soul and soothes the heart. The spell-binding beauty of Leh Ladakh with an amalgamation of Indian, Tibetan, and Buddhist culture makes it a popular tourist destination. There are plenty of tourist attractions in Leh Ladakh that are extremely beautiful and pleasant.

Best time to visit- June to September

Gulmarg- The Skiing destination of India
Gulmarg is predominantly known as the best skiing resort in India. The pleasant weather, beautiful surroundings, blooming gardens and stunning lakes of this hill station attract tourists from around the world. A paradise for adventure buffs. A top honeymoon destination, it also is among the best places to visit for the adrenaline junkie. It also boasts the world’s second highest cable car ride.

Best time to visit- October to June

Manali- An Enchanting Paradise
Manali is a magical destination with picturesque views, lush green forests, flower carpeted meadows and blue streams. Manali is also a paradise for tourists who want to spend some “me” time in the arms of nature. The most popular tourist spots in Manali are Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass which are flooded with tourists.

Best time to visit- October to June

Spiti Valley– The Land of Ancient Temples and Stupas
Spiti, which translates to ‘The Middle Land’, is the valley that separates India and Tibet. This cold desert mountain valley is filled with barren hills and rough terrain with towering hilltops- that it looks like a snapshot right out of a movie. Spiti’s true essence lies in its ability to protect its natural, pristine self and share a piece of its history with its visitors.

Best time to visit- Mid May to Mid October

Shimla – The Picturesque Hill Station
Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in North India. With its rich colonial history as summer capital during the British Raj. Surrounded by lush greenery and snow-capped hills, this breathtaking destination is overflowing with scenic views that will capture your heart. Soaked in old-world charm, this quaint and cosy hill station is one of the most popular hill stations of North India.

Best time to visit- October to June

Dalhousie – Little Switzerland of India
Hidden away in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is a tiny bit of heaven. which is known for its alluring natural beauty. From majestic snow-clad mountains to stunning river streams and waterfalls, Dalhousie is blessed with charming landscapes and enchanting beauty which makes it a must-visit hill station in North India.

Best time to visit- Everyday (January to December)

Mussoorie – Queen of Hills
Located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. This alluring hill station is adorned with numerous waterfalls, lakes, gardens, and towering hills which not only interest domestic but international tourists as well. Mussoorie has a very pleasant and cool climate throughout the year. There are several beautiful spots that you can visit to experience the natural beauty and tranquility of this place.

Best time to visit- September to June

Lansdowne – An Abode of Historical Significance
This quaint, beautiful little hill station is quite the hidden gem of Uttarakhand. With a tiny local population and tourists still heading to the more famous places nearby, it feels like you are discovering Lansdowne. And such a discovery! Surrounded by snowy mountains and forests, Lansdowne is easy breezy and perfect for a spot of solitude.

Best time to visit- All year around

Auli – A Secluded Heaven
Auli is one of the best destination to enjoy skiing in India. Nestled between the Garhwal ranges, this little town is known for its panoramic views and splendid beauty. Auli has become a go-to holiday spot for honeymooners, nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts from all over the country. Auli is a great choice for a peaceful yet fascinating vacation.

Best time to visit- All year around

Kausani – Home to Breath-taking Valleys
One of Uttarakhand’s most magical hill stations. The scenic beauty is enchanting with green valleys and deep forests, winding creeks and of course the outstanding Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli gazing down beatifically on Kausani like a blessing. Called the “Switzerland of India” by Mahatma Gandhi.

Best time to visit- April to June and September to December

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