From the holiday sun has returned

Let’s take a break ditching the sun

To save ourselves from the sunburns…

Summer season out of all of the seasons is well famous for two things first is mango and the second is a holiday. Holidays mean all free time to explore the beauty of the world. The all time favorite spots for beating the heat in the summers are hill stations. Unveiling the beauty of such hill stations, some of them are listed below.


Top 7 Hill Stations in India to Beat the Heat

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Abode to people of Indo-Aryan or Tibetan origins, Ladakh geographically extends from Kunlun range to Great Himalayas.

Ladakh is also known as “Little Tibet”; it got the name due to Tibetan culture seen in Ladakh. The two most popular tourist sites in Ladakh are Karakoram Pathway and The Great Himalayan ranges. This city of mountains is beautiful and heavenly with a very different culture from that of the cities. The Saichen Glacier of Karakoram is the longest glacier of the Himalayan Range. When light from the sun falls on this glacier, they shine so bright that the peak seems to be covered in diamonds. This magical site can be once in a lifetime experience. Adventure sports in Ladakh are quite popular among tourists. Apart from the ranges, some old monasteries in Ladakh have a magnificent view. The ambiance of these monasteries is incredibly peaceful, calm, and comforting.

The best time to visit Ladakh is from late summers to early winters.


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From the Southwest India, in the state of Kerala there lays a town named Munnar in the Idukki district. In the Kannan Devan Hills of Devikulam, Munnar is the point of convergence of the three rivers, Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundaly. Hence the place received its name “Munnar”, which literally means “three rivers”.

Situated 1600 meters above sea level, the Munnar hill station is a land of beauty. Munnar, known as “Green Capital of India”, is territory of tea and coffee gardens.

The exquisite land surrounded with scenic mountains and pleasant atmosphere; all of it draws us towards the fantasy land which has come alive.


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Located in Nilgiri Hills of state Tamil Nadu, the capital of Nilgiri district is the town of Udhagamandalam or popularly known as Ooty. Known to be the “Queen of Hill Stations”, Ooty indeed is an enchanting and mesmerizing beauty of nature. Famous for its tea gardens and green forest area, Ooty is an excellent spot for nature lovers. To view the glorious view of lush green valley with lofty mountain peaks, a stroll in Ooty is must. The epical peaks of Ooty named “Blue Mountains” are called due to the presence of dense Nilgiri Forests in the region, which is also a major tourist attraction site in Ooty.

Ooty is also a very famous honeymoon hotspot. The cool atmosphere of Ooty makes it the top choices of summer destinations.


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In the district of Kullu, of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh lays a very famous hill station named Manali. Between the mountains of the Beas River Valley at the elevation of 2050 meter, the town of Manali acts as the access to Leh district.

Manali is famous for its spectacular view of Himalayan ranges. The glistening white snow surrounding the valley gives the hill station a spectacular visual. The miraculous scenes of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal Ranges make Manali a well known tourist destination.


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A tehsil in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the district, is a quite popular tourist destination. This hill station is the center of tea; tea plantations can be found at every nook and corner of the place. The Nilgiri Mountain Station at Coonoor is famous for its scenery view. The hill station is also popular for its classic vintage buildings; old churches are on the top of the list to visit in Coonoor. The weather in Coonoor is pleasant throughout the year.


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One of the many union territories of India, Sikkim is the second smallest of them; and is situated on the border of Nepal. Sikkim is famous for its greenery; a vast variety of vegetation can be found here. Sikkim is also known to be “Mini Switzerland” due to its climatic conditions; the beautiful flora around the city makes it a very famous tourist place across the country.


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Kodagu is also known as Coorg is a district in state Karnataka. Land filled with coffee and rice plantations surrounded with mountains makes Coorg a picturesque spot and best retreat for summers. Due to its amazing and soul soothing beauty Coorg, is named “Mini Scotland of India”. Surrounded by hills and the forests of Western Ghats adds to the beauty of Coorg.

Author’s Bio:

Rohit is a social worker who aims to preserve the natural beauty of nature. He also likes to travel a lot. To fulfill his dream, he shares his voyage experiences with other people so as to promote magical creations of the nature through his writings. To read about his magical experiences stay tuned to

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