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Top Hill Stations of India?

Srinagar
1 (14.3%)
Shimla
3 (42.9%)
Darjeeling
1 (14.3%)
Manali
1 (14.3%)
Shillong
0 (0%)
Mussoorie
0 (0%)
Ooty
0 (0%)
Kodaikanal
0 (0%)
Mount Abu
0 (0%)
Dehradun
1 (14.3%)

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Top 10 Hill Stations of India
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:42:42 AM »

In our First Article of Gotripperz, we bring you the compiled list of top 10 hill stations of India. India's hill stations are any traveler's paradise, gifted with snowy peaks, deep gorges, green valleys, misty woods, frothing rivers, azure lakes and flower-filled meadows.

So, we will start with our Hill Station which is at Number 10 in our List.

10. Dehradun
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Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. Located in the Garhwal region, it is 236 km north of India's capital New Delhi and is one of the "Counter Magnets" of the National Capital Region (NCR) being developed as an alternative centre of growth to help ease the migration and population explosion in the Delhi metropolitan area. Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers — the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital and Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham.

9. Mount Abu
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Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. Nearest Railway station is Abu Road Railway station which is 27 km away.

8. Kodaikanal
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Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest". Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations" and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism. As of 2011, the town had a population for 36,501.

7. OOTY
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Ooty is a town, a municipality, and the district capital of the Nilgiris district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Originally occupied by the Todas, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. Today, the town's economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with manufacture of medicines and photographic film. The town is connected to the rest of India by road and rail, and its historic sites and natural beauty attract tourists. As of 2011, the town had a population of 88,430.

6. Mussoorie
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Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.

5. Shillong
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Shillong is the capital and Hill station of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with population of 143,007 according to the 2011 census.It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, Shillong is known as "Scotland of the East". The population density of the state of Meghalaya in the 2000s decade is 342 people per sq mile.

4. Manali
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Manali is a hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla. The small town, with a population of 8,096, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It has become a tourist attraction in recent years.

3. Darjeeling
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Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,045.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal.

2. Shimla
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Shimla also known as Simla, is the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India. It was a part of Nepal. It is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttarakhand in the south-east, and Solan and Sirmaur to the south. Shimla acts as a hub for India's tourism sector. It is among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in India. Owing to its steep terrain, Shimla hosts the mountain biking race MTB Himalaya, which started in 2005 and is regarded as the biggest event of its kind in South Asia.

1. Srinagar
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Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.


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Re: Top 10 Hill Stations of India
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 08:11:26 PM »
Friend 8) u missed  >:(  some of beautiful ;D locations in garhwal :) 
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1. Chopta
2. Harsil
3. valley of flowers
4. Roopkund
5. Dodi Tal
6. Deorital(Ukhimath)
 
Lyf Iz Beautiful If Mountains Are In D Background :-)

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Re: Top 10 Hill Stations of India
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 08:31:26 PM »
Friend 8) u missed  >:(  some of beautiful ;D locations in garhwal :) 
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1. Chopta
2. Harsil
3. valley of flowers
4. Roopkund
5. Dodi Tal
6. Deorital(Ukhimath)
 

@manoj0309 ... thanks for the addition bro ... I will try to have one article related to these locations but have very limited knowledge... why don't you post something on these locations and I'll have that featured on Homepage.
 
Btw .. I have listed Roopkund down in another article top-extreme-offbeat-places-to-visit-in-north-india
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Re: Top 10 Hill Stations of India
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 08:35:51 PM »
ok buddy i will post within few dayz  :D
Lyf Iz Beautiful If Mountains Are In D Background :-)

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Re: Top 10 Hill Stations of India
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 11:41:17 AM »
I have stayed in Dehradun for four years. And believe me Mussorie is rightly called the Queen of Hills. It was a great experience having college hostels in the Dehradun-Mussorie Valley.
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