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Dec 10, 2022

Less explored hill stations in India that will blow your mind

Imagine taking a trip to your favourite hill station to seek peace, only to find a swarm of crowd populating your peace of mind and beautiful hill views. While most people would try to adjust in such a situation, that doesn’t mean that you, too, have to. Here are some offbeat hill stations in India which will give you your moment of me-time with great views and a lesser crowd.

Uttarakhand, India

Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

Heaven for cedar and deodar lovers, it’s the perfect escape to recharge the mind amidst the magical Shivalik mountain ranges. Popularly known as ‘Quiet Shimla,’ it’s also famous for its exotic ‘Tibetan Handicraft Market,’ where you can buy some finely crafted souvenirs for your loved ones.

Nearby attractions: Hot water springs of Tattapani river and Chadwick Falls

Nearest airport: Shimla airport (40 km)

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Situated at 2298 meters above sea level, Munsiyari is the origin point of multiple trekking expeditions to regions like Nanda Devi Peak and Milam Glaciers. One more thing that adds to its attraction is Panchachuli, a group of five picturesque peaks which are indeed enough to take away all your stress.

Nearby attractions: Namik Glacier and Panchchuli Peaks

Nearest airport: Pantnagar airport (188 km)

Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

Walled by a chain of mountains, it’s the best place to go on a road trip through its misty serpentine roads. With an abundance of premium coffee farms around, you won’t be able to resist the urge to try a cup of filter coffee here.

Nearby attractions: Borra Caves and Sangda Waterfall

Nearest airport: Visakhapatnam airport (115 km)

The Giant Buddha, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Aru Valley, Kashmir

12 km from Pahalgam, Aru Valley is a small cosy green village surrounded by white Himalayan mountains. Filled with numerous crystal clear lakes, the valley also allows you to try a hand at fishing, whereas adventure seekers can go for trekking expeditions to Lidderwat.

Nearby attractions: Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake

Nearest airport: Srinagar airport (102 km)

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Known for its difficult terrain and high altitude, Tawang is a perfect place to go rock climbing. But, what makes it more desirable amongst the tourist is its pilgrimage site Taktsang Gompa which is nested by dense forests and mountains, giving you the best surrounding to go on a deep meditation mode.

Additional attractions: Bumla Pass and Madhuri Lake

Note- It requires a government permit to visit the district, which you will get in New Delhi, Tezpur, Kolkata and Guwahati.

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