Jammu & Kashmir:
Jammu Kashmir’s most well known city, Srinagar, stands by the clear waters of the Dal Lake, and the rushing Jhelum. Srinagar is called the city of lakes, which has facinated tourist’s from centuries, with its beautiful picturesque Himalayan backdrop, glittering lakes that are surrounded by houseboats and Shikaras and the grandeur of Mughal architectural. Srinagar is abounded by the beauty of Himalayas and nature.Â Situated on the bank of Jhelum, Srinagar is a treasure trove of beauty. The major beauty of this city are its waterfalls and gardens which were made by the Mughal emperors. Snow capped mountains, chinar trees and beautiful valleys give a spectacular view to the city.Â Some important attractions in Kashmir valley are: Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Hazratbal Mosque, Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Makhdoom Sahib, Martand, Awantipur.
Ooty (Ootacamund) the Queen of the Hill Stations, also known as Blue Mountains is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. This hill station has splendid green downs and lofty hills of extraordinary scenic beauty and is endowed with a salubrious climate similar to the English summer. Located in the Western Ghats at a height of 7,500ft.Â Ooty nestles in an amphitheater created by four majestic hills-Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk Hill and Club Hill. These hills are part of the Nilgiri ranges that are really the meeting point for the Western and the Eastern Ghats. Â Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, pine and wattle dot the hillside of Oooty and its environs. While visiting you will also come across many eucalyptus trenches . The fresh smell of eucalyptus trees in a trendy and clement breeze will make you psychedelic for sure. The funnel-shaped blossoms covering the hills in floral profusion and the lavender-blue flowers spread over the mountains will pack you with memories for a lifetime.
Shimla used to be the summer capital of the British Raj when they ruled India. Now it’s the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. This wonderfully cool and charming town sprawls along a mountain ridge, enveloped in oak, pine and rhododendron forests. It’s quite famous for its colonial style buildings and historic railway.The old Christ Church, with its beautiful stained glass windows, is one of Shimla’s most prominent landmarks. Also to be enjoyed are the mesmerizing views from Scandal Point, and the Viceregal Lodge (try to be there for the sunrise or sunset) on Observatory Hill. There are plenty of adventure sports and short hikes on offer in the vicinity as well.
Tourist attractions in Shimla:Â Shimla city, Gaiety Theater, Viceregal Lodge, Kufri, Tatta Pani,Summer HillÂ ,Naldehra,Â Kali Bari (a temple of the Hindu goddess Kali), Sankat Mochan ( Hanuman temple – the Monkey God)
Manali which lies in the lap of the Kullu valley is one of the most visited tourist spot.It is located at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level and is spread along the banks of the river Beas. Manali derived its name from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or “Home of Manu” and here, the temples are treated as pilgrimages. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, para gliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Manali is quite famous for its lush green forests of deodar and snow capped mountains.
Tourist attractions in Manali :Manu Temple, Arjun Gufa ,Handima Temple ,Â Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple,Â Monasteries,Rahala waterfalls, Â Solang Valley,Â Keylong,Kothi,Â Rahala waterfalls,Â Rohtang Pass
Darjeeling, in West Bengal, is also famous for its lush tea gardens. In addition, it’s blessed with a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak. Some of Darjeeling’s most popular attractions include monasteries, botanical gardens, a zoo, and the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway cable car (the longest cable car in Asia). Darjeeling is a wonderful place to walk around, and explore the tea estates, villages, and markets.Â Tourist attractions in Darjeeling:Â Natural History Museum , The Lebong Race Track,Â Tiger Hill, Gymkhana Club, Tibetan Refuge Centre, Zoological Park,Â Bhutia Busty Gompa,Â Ghoom Monastery.
The hill station of Nainital, in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, was a popular summer retreat for the British during the time they ruled India. It features the serene, emerald colored Naini Lake and action filled strip called The Mall, lined with restaurants, shops, hotels, and markets. Enjoy one of the many forest walks, explore the surrounding area on horse back, or relax on a boat in the lake.Tourist attractions in Nainital:The Naini Lake,Â Snow View, Â Bhowali, Â Bhimtal, Â Naukuchia Tal, Â Sat Tal,Â Naina Peak, Hanuman Garhi.
The closest hill station to Mumbai in Maharastra, Matheran offers plenty of walking trails and lookouts. The most unique thing about it and what makes it so special, is that all vehicles are banned there even bicycles. It’s a soothing place to relax away from any noise and pollution. Get there by taking the scenic toy train and then ride a horse around.Â One of the major highlights of this place is the trip up from Neral on the Miniature train and the great vistas on the way up. The train goes through deep forest and one can see the beauty of jungle.Â Tourist attractions in Matheran:Â Echo point, King George Point, Charlotte Lake, Louisa Point, Panorama point
The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok, sprawls down the west side of a long ridge flanking the Ranipul River. The scenery is spectacular and there are excellent views of the entire Kanchenjunga Range from many points in the environs of the city. Its picturesque mountain range with several beautiful monasteries attracts thousands of tourists from all parts of India.The tourists may try their hands in adventure activities like hang gliding, mountain biking, trekking, white-water rafting and yak safari.Â In Gangtok one can both experience the age old tradition and culture along with its urbanization in terms of modern facilities.Â Tourist attractions in Gangtok:Â Enchey Monastery, Deer Park,Â Changu Lake
Shillong is a beautiful hill station & the capital of Meghalaya located at theheight of 1496 meters. It is also calledÂ â€˜ Scotland of the East ‘Â due to its striking similarity with the Scottish highlands. The city derives its name from”Leishyllong”-the Superpower or God who is believed to reside on the Shillong peak, overlooking the city.Â Shillong hasÂ beautiful lakes and waterfallsÂ and is placed among green mountains and pine forests.. This hill station offers clean, serene, cool and pollution free environment to tourists. The romantic city of Shillong is one of the important tourist destinations in the northeast. ItsÂ breathtaking views attract touristsÂ from all over the world.Â Tourist attractions in Shillong: Shillong Peak, Â Ward’s Lake ,Botanical Garden ,Botanical Gardens, Lum Nehru Park, State Museum, Beadon Falls, Bishop Falls & Elephant Falls, Kyllang Rock.
Â Mussoorie Popular asÂ Queen of the Hills, is at an altitude of 2000m and 34 km beyond Dehradun. Mussoorie is a popular destination for tourist throughout the year with its green hills, varied flora & fauna & Infrastructure enough to accommodate hordes of tourists jostling for it to escape the heat of the plains.It has snow in winter and is quite peaceful at that time. It offers a wonderful view of the Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east and the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar to the South. Excellent climate makes it an attractive holiday resort. Thronged by holidayers, it vibrates with gaiety and merry making during the summer season. The Badrinath, Kedarnath, Bandar-poonch, Sri Kantha and Nanda Devi peaks can be seen from hereÂ Mussoorie is a premier tourism destination among tourists especially as it is the nearest hill station to Delhi.Â Tourist attractions in Mussoorie:Â Naga Tibba, Dhanaulti, Surkhanda Devi ,Yamuna Bridge ,Lakha Mandal.
Panchgani is a well-known hill station of Maharashtra on the highway to Mahabaleshwar from Pune. This eternally beautiful hill station is perched at an altitude of 1334 meter. It derives its name from the five hills that surround it; it is far from the noise of Pune and the endless hustle-bustle and pollution of Mumbai metropolis. It is the first hill town one reaches from Mahabaleshwar on the Pune road. The walk ways are thickly canopied by lush trees and vegetation. Offering heart-stopping views of the River Krishna on one side and the coastal plains on the other. The Krishna meanders through tiny hamlets, farms and ravines, hundreds of meters below.Â Tourist attractions in Panchgani: Sydney Point,Table Land,Devil’s Kitchen ,Lingmala Falls ,Parsi Point