In this Summer when you want to feel the chilly weather in the lap of mother nature in some serene hill-station, you might feel in utter dismay as wherever it is overcrowded with huge travel- bugs. With the growth of transportation system, all the popular hill stations in India are stuffed enough and you may need to jostle with other literally, if you are thinking about travelling to Kashmir, Darjeeling or Manali. That’s why here we are discussing some serene and lesser known hill stations that will make your summer holidays pristine.
So pack your bags and start jouney today before these hill stations become mainstream!
#1 Kausani, Uttarakhand
If you want to spend some time in the tranquility of Himalaya, Kausani can be your favorite. This valley is famous for its outstanding view of some Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchchuli. The mesmerizing tea gardens and densely forested pines of Kausani will make your trip truly worthy.
#2 Chaukori, Uttarakhand
Chaukori is a small charming hill station that is counted as one of the most untouched places in the state. Definitely it will offer you a great retreat from your boring mundane life. Located in Kumaon Himalaya, the place was developed by the British colonial rulers and is surrounded by tea garden where you can experience the beautiful mornings as the sunrays kiss the snow-clad peaks of Nanda Kot, Nanda Devi and Panchauli.
#3 Pelling, Sikkim
Regarding Pelling, if you want to mention, is ‘OUTSTANDING!’ It is the perfect convergence of nature, spirituality and religion. The small town is encumbered with numerous monasteries built up many centuries ago. While Pemayangste monastery is located within one kilometer from the town, visiting Sanga Choling monastery needs a 40-minute-walk within the beauty of nature. The closest rail station is the New Jalpaiguri which is 152 kilometers away from Pelling.
#4 Kanatal, Mussoorie
While everyone is heading towards the popular summer destination Mussoorie, take a turn and reach just 38 kms away Kanatal far from the hustle and bustle of tourist spot. In fact, you will just fall in love with wild flowers, apple orchards, pine forest and tiny temples that will absorb all the exhaustion of your city life. Its temperature usually does not go over 28 degrees.
#5 Khati, Uttarakhand
Khati may be one of the most uncommon and least known summer destinations in India where you get the opportunity to trek through its plush greenery and picturesque locales. This unexplored hill station is just like a helmet of paradise as it is situated on Pindari Glacier Trek. In fact, this place is considered as the last inhabited village on Pindari Glacier way where Kharkiya is the last road. You have to praise its beautiful blend of oak and rhododendrons forests.
#6 Idukki, Kerala
Now going straight to South where beautiful Idukki provides you the opportunity to spend time with beautiful lake and dam. Rather than the crowd of popular tourist destination Munnar, you can hop this lesser known hill station with the enjoyment of Eravikulam Wildlife Santuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary or other national parks of the district.
#7 Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tranquility, serene and beauty are only few words to describe this place located at the altitude of more than 10,000 feet. This extremely natural beauty will mesmerize you while you will get the chance to explore the mixed culture of Tibet at its one side and Bhutan on the other. Apart from Lhasa, the Tawang monastery is said to be the biggest monastery in the world which is its main attraction.