List of hill stations in India

The hill stations are high-altitude towns for recreation, enjoyment and used as a place of refuge to escape the blistering heat in India during summertime. As India is a vast peninsular country with limited amounts of the coastal area most of its towns and districts face continental type of climate with summer being very hot so hill stations (as situated on high altitude due to which it faces low temperature) becomes an excellent spot to escape such hot and humid conditions as well as a place of enjoyment to spent quality time with your family and partner during summer break.

The Indian subcontinent has seven principal mountain ranges and the largest of all is the Himalayas that lies in the northern part of India. The famous peaks and ranges include the Kangchenjunga range in the Eastern Himalayas which frames the hill stations of Darjeeling and Gangtok as well as the Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand. The Shivalik range that also lies within the same region also has some famous hill stations that include Mussoorie, Drass, Dalhousie, Kullu, Shimla, Nainital and many more.[1]

Most of the hill stations in India were developed by the British around a central mall to get respite from the oppressive summer heat. Many have picturesque lakes as their focal point, making them excellent places for boating activities.

Most of the hill stations in India are located in Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya in the Himalayas and in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, and Tamilnadu in Western ghats.[2] Some are located in Eastern ghat Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Some of the hill stations in India are listed below by state.

Since a number of these hill stations attract large numbers of tourists in summer as well as other times of the year, they are well connected by rail, road, and air services to major Indian cities.

The Most Popular Hills In India are: 1.Shivalik Hills 2.Anamalai Hills 3.Ashambu Hills 4.Cardamom Hills 5.Biligiriranga Hills 6.Palani Hills 7.Nilgiri Hills 8.Nallamala Hills 9.Lushai Hills 10.Garo-Khasi-Jainitia Hills


Hill stations in India were established for a variety of reasons. After the revolt of 1857 the "British sought further distance from what they saw as a "disease-ridden" land by escape to the Himalayas in the north and Nilgiri Hills in the south", a pattern which started even before 1857. Other factors included anxieties about the dangers of life in India, among them "fear of degeneration brought on by too long residence in a debilitating land." The hill stations were meant to reproduce the home country, illustrated in Lord Lytton's statement about Ootacamund, in the 1870s, "such beautiful English rain, such delicious English mud."[3] Shimla was officially made the "summer capital of India" in the 1860s and hill stations "served as vital centers of political and military power, especially after the 1857 revolt."[4]: 2 

Dane Kennedy, following Monika Bührlein, identifies three stages in the evolution of hill stations in India: high refuge to hill station, and hill station to town. The first settlements started in the 1820s, primarily as sanitoria. In the 1840s and 1850s, there was a wave of new hill stations, with the main impetus being "places to rest and recuperate from the arduous life on the plains". In the second half of the 19th century, there was a period of consolidation with few new hill stations. In the final phase, "hill stations reached their zenith in the late nineteenth century. The political importance of the official stations was underscored by the inauguration of large and costly public-building projects."[4]: 14 

Andhra PradeshEdit

Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Place District
Araku Valley Visakhapatnam
Chintapalle Visakhapatnam
Horsley Hills Chittoor
Lambasingi Visakhapatnam
Paderu Visakhapatnam
Papi Hills East Godavari and West Godavari
Sri Sailam Kurnool
Tirumala Chittoor
Guntaseema Vishakapatnam
Salur Vizianagaram
Maredumilli East Godavari
Mothugudem Khammam and East Godavari
Chintur East Godavari
Rajavommangi East Godavari
Doranala Prakasam
Giddalur Prakasam
Donkarayi East Godavari
Sileru Vishakapatnam
Rampachodavaram East Godavari
Cumbum hills Prakasam
Nekkanti Prakasam
Chinthala Prakasam
Ardhaveedu Prakasam
Peddarutla Prakasam
Killada Srikakulam
Seedhi Srikakulam
Guddam Vizianagaram
Kuneru Vizianagaram
Chaparai East Godavari
Polluru East Godavari
Pamuleru East Godavari
Musuru East Godavari
Gurtedu East Godavari
Kamavaram West Godavari
Koruteru West Godavari
Koida West Godavari
Tekuru West Godavari
Doramamidi West Godavari
Dengam Vishakapatnam
Darakonda Vishakapatnam
Paderu Vishakapatnam
Panasa Vishakapatnam
Pitakota Vishakapatnam
Kudumulu Vishakapatnam
Peddavalasa Vishakapatnam
Basula Vishakapatnam
Tulam Vishakapatnam
Bakuru Vishakapatnam
Borra Vishakapatnam
Gautham Vishakapatnam
Vayya Vishakapatnam
Sundipenta Kurnool

Arunachal PradeshEdit

Place District
Along West Siang
Bomdila West Kameng
Khonsa Tirap
Roing Lower Dibang Valley
Tawang Tawang
Ziro Lower Subansiri


Place District
Haflong Dima Hasao
Hamren West Karbi Anglong
Jatinga Dima Hasao
Maibang Dima Hasao
Umrangso Dima Hasao


Place District
Gurpa Hills Gaya, India
Rajgir hills Nalanda, India
Bateshwar hills Bhagalpur,India
Kaimur Range Rohtas,India


Place District
Akash Nagar Dantewada
Amarkantak Lapha hill Bilaspur
Chirmiri Koriya
Mainpat Surguja


Place District
Molem South Goa


Place District
Ahwa Dang
Awala Banaskantha
Bardipada Dang
Dediyapada Narmada
Garvi Dang
Girnar Junagadh
Junaraj Narmada
Kapasiya Banaskantha
Karaza Banaskantha
Khoba Valsad
Koshmal Dang
Mahal Dang
Nilosi Valsad
Palitana Bhavnagar
Saputara Dang
Subir Dang
Sutharpada Valsad
Wilson Hills Valsad


Place District
Morni Panchkula

Himachal PradeshEdit

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, also known as mini Switzerland of India
Skiing in Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Mt Kailash (5,658 m or 18,564 ft), Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
Triund Campsite is a base camp and acclimatisation point for trekkers climbing the Inderahara point of Mt. Dhauladhar.
Place District
Barog Solan
Barot Mandi
Chail Solan
Chamba Chamba
Chitkul Kinnaur
Dalhousie Chamba
Dharamshala Kangra
Kalpa Kinnaur
Kasol Kullu
Khajjiar Chamba
Kufri Shimla
Kullu Kullu
Manali Kullu
Mashobra Shimla
Narkanda Shimla
Palampur Kangra
Reckong Peo Kinnaur
Rohtang Kullu
Shimla Shimla
Triund Kangra
Tattapani Mandi

Jammu and KashmirEdit

Pahalgam Valley
Kashmir region Jammu region
Place District Place District
Aru Anantnag Bhaderwah Doda
Doodhpathri Budgam Lal Draman Doda
Gulmarg Baramulla Patnitop Udhampur
Pahalgam Anantnag Jantroon Dhar Doda
Sonamarg Ganderbal Lal Draman Doda
Srinagar Srinagar Bhal Padri Doda
Tosamaidan Budgam Bimal Nag Kishtwar
Yusmarg Budgam


Place District
Meghahatuburu West Singhbhum
Netarhat Latehar
Patratu Ramgarh
McCluskieganj Ranchi


Shola Grasslands in Kudremukh, Karnataka
Sunset at viewpoint in Kemmangundi
Raja's Seat, one of the major tourist attractions in Madikeri
Place District
Agumbe Shimoga
Baba Budangiri Chikkamagaluru
Biligiriranga Hills Chamarajanagar
Chikkamagaluru Chikmagalur
Charmadi Dakshina Kannada and Chikkamagaluru
Dandeli Uttara Kannada
Devimane Uttara Kannada
Hulikal Shimoga
Jog Shimoga
Jogimatti Chitradurga
Jamalabad Dakshina Kannada
Kemmangundi Chikkamagaluru
Kodachadri Shivamogga
Kudremukh Chikkamagaluru
Koppa Chikkamagaluru
Kushalnagar Kodagu
Mercara Kodagu
Male Mahadeshwara Hills Chamarajanagara
Mudigere Chikkamagaluru
Mullayanagiri Chikkamagaluru
Nandi Hills Chikkaballapur
Pushpagiri Dakshina Kannada, Hassan and Kodagu
Sakleshpur Hassan
Sirsi Uttara Kannada
Somwarpet Kodagu
Skandagiri Chikkaballapura
Virajpet Kodagu


Rolling meadows of Vagamon, Kerala
Place District
Achenkovil Pathnamthitta
Agali Palakkad
Agasthiyamalai Thiruvananthapuram
Ambanad Hills Kollam
Ambalavayal Wayanad
Arimbra Hills, Malappuram Malappuram
Anakkampoyil Kozhikode
Anchuruli Idukki
Aralam Kannur
Anakkara Idukki
Amboori Thiruvananthapuram
Aryankavu Kollam
Athirapally Thrissur
Ayyampuzha Ernakulam
Ayyankunnu Wayanad
Banasura Hill Wayanad
Bison Valley Idukki
Bonacaud Thiruvananthapuram
Brimore Thiruvananthapuram
Chadayamangalam Kollam District
Charalkunnu Pathanamthitta
Chathurangappara Idukki
Cheemeni Kasargod
Chinnakanal Idukki
Chittar Pathanamthitta
Devikulam Idukki
Dharmathadka Kasargod
Elapeedika Kannur
Elappara Idukki
Ezhimala Kannur
Gavi Pathanamthitta
Ilaveezha Poonchira Idukki
Illikkal Kallu Kotayam
Iritty Kannur
Kakkadampoyil Kozhikode
Kallar Thiruvananthapuram
Kalpetta Wayanad
Kambilikandam Idukki
Kanthalloor Idukki
Karapuzha Dam Wayanad
Kattappana Idukki
Kinnakorai Palakkad
Kulamavu Dam Idukki
Kulathupuzha Kollam
Kodanad Ernakulam
Kodencheri Kozhikode
Kodikuthimala Malappuram
Konni Pathnamthitta
Koorachundu Kozhikode
Kottancheri Hills Kasaragod
Kottiyoor Kannur District
Kulathupuzha Kollam
Kumily Idukki
Kuttampuzha Ernakulam
Kuttikkanam Idukki
Lakkidi Wayanad
Madayipara Kannur
Malakkappara Thrissur
Malayattur Ernakulam
Malom Kasargod
Mananthavady Wayanad
Maniyar Pathanamthitta
Marayoor Idukki
Melukavu Kotayam
Meppadi Wayanad
Moolamattom Idukki
Mundakayam Kottayam
Munnar Idukki
Muthanga Wayanad
Nedumkandam Idukki District
Nelliampathi Palakkad
Padavayal Palakkad
Painavu Idukki
Pakshi Pathalam Wayanad
Panchalimedu Idukki
Parambikulam Palakkad
Parunthumpara Idukki
Pathanamthitta Pathanamthitta
Peermade Idukki
Peruvannamuzhi Kozhikode
Ponmudi Thiruvananthapuram
Poomala Thrissur
Poonjar Kottayam
Ramakkalmedu Idukki
Ranipuram Kasaragod
Ranni Pathnamthitta
Santhanpara Idukki District
Seethathode Pathanamthitta
Soordelu Hill Station Kasargod
Sulthan Bathery Wayanad
Suryanelli Idukki
Teekoy Kotayam
Thamarassery Kozhikode
Thattekkad Ernakulam
Thekkady Idukki
Thenmala Kollam
Thiruvambadi Kozhikode
Thodupuzha Idukki District
Tirunelli Wayanad
Udumbanchola Idukki
Vagamon Idukki
Vaithalmala Kannur
Vandiperiyar Idukki
Vaduvanchal Wayanad
Vandanmedu Idukki
Vattavada Idukki
Vazhachal Thrissur
Vazhichal Thiruvananthapuram
Vellarimala Kozhikode
Vithura Thiruvananthapuram
Vythiri Wayanad


Kargil Town
Place District
Drass Kargil
Kargil Kargil
Leh Leh

Madhya PradeshEdit

Pandav Caves Pachmarhi
Place District
Amarkantak Anuppur
Pachmarhi Hoshangabad


Lonavla, Maharashtra
Place District
Antur Aurangabad
Amba ghat Kolhapur
Ambenali hills Satara and Raigad
Amboli Sindhudurg
Amshi Satara
Bambarde Sindhudurg
Bhandardara Ahmednagar
Bhildari Aurangabad
Bhor ghats Pune
Birmani Satara
Chikhaldara Amravati
Dahel Nandurbar
Dandhari Gondia
Darrekasa Gondia
Deosur Gadchiroli
Fukeri Sindhudurg
Hatlot Satara
Hirdoshi Pu
Hemalkasa Gadchiroli
Igatpuri Nashik
Jamnya Jalgaon
Jawhar Palghar
Jimalgatta Gadchiroli
Kaladgad Ahmednagar
Kalavantin durg Raigad
Karjat Raigad
Karnala Fort Raigad
Khandala Pune
Kinjale Ratnagiri
Kopela Gadchiroli
Kuroshi Satara
Lavasa Pune
Lonavala Pune
Mahabaleshwar Satara
Malewada hills Gondia and Gadchiroli
Malshej Ghat Thane and Ahmednagar
Matheran Raigad
Mhaismal Aurangabad
Naneghat Pune
Nawaja Satara
Panchgani Satara
Pofali Ratnagiri
Pokur Gadchiroli
Rampurwadi Aurangabad
Ratangad Ahmednagar
Saleghat Nagpur
Shindi Satara
Tamhini Ghat Pune
Tangala Chandrapur
Toranmal Nandurbar
Thippa Chandrapur
Uchat Satara



|asthamba |-Nandurbar


Ukhrul Hill Station
Place District
Chandel Chandel
Churachandpur Churachandpur
Kaina Thoubal
Kamjong Kamjong
Kangpokpi Kangpokpi
Noney Noney
Pherzawl Pherzawl
Sadar Hills Kangpokpi
Senapati Senapati
Tamenglong Tamenglong
Tengnoupal Tengnoupal
Ukhrul Ukhrul


Place District
Cherrapunjee East Khasi Hills
Dawki West Jaintia Hills
Jowai West Jaintia Hills
Mawlynnong East Khasi Hills
Mawsynram East Khasi Hills
Shillong East Khasi Hills


Place District
Champhai Champhai
Hmuifang Aizawl District
Lunglei Lunglei
Mamit Mamit
Reiek Aizawl District


Place District
Dzüko Valley
Kohima Kohima
Pfutsero Phek


Place District
Banigocha Nayagarh
Bolagarh hills Gajapati
Burakhat Gajapati
Daringbadi Kandhmal
Deomali Koraput
Doganda Malkangiri
Gopinathpur Mayurbhanj
Gorumahisani hills Mayurbhanj
Guma Rayagada
Gurundi Sundergarh
Jakham Kalahandi
Jiranga Gajapati
Jurundi Mayurbhanj
Kalimela Malkangiri
Khairput hills Malkangiri
Khajurai Ganjam
Khajurdihi Range Sundergarh
Khallikote hills Nayagarh
Khandapada hills Nayagarh
Kiriburu Keonjhar
Koraput Koraput
Labangi Angul
Lamberi Rayagada
Lulung Mayurbhanj
Mahulpatna Kalahandi
Parshuram Kunda Ganjam
Patel Malkangiri
Phulabani Kandhamal
Sukhuapata hills Balasore
Tensa Sundergarh
Mahendragiri Gajapati
Malayagiri hills Angul
Nalaghat Gajapati
Narayanpatna Koraput
Niyamagiri hills Kalahandi and Rayagada
Nuagada Gajapati
Pampasar Angul
Sagada Kalkandi
Seranga Gajapati
Supali Malkangiri
Tikarpada Angul


Place District
Akhi Sirohi
Gurad Udaipur
Hundla Udaipur
Manasi Udaipur
Mount Abu Sirohi
Nidh Baran
Seeta Mata hills Chittorgarh and Banswara
Shahabad Baran
Telni Baran


Place District
Dzuluk East Sikkim
Gangtok East Sikkim
Gyalshing West Sikkim
Lachen North Sikkim
Lachung North Sikkim
Namchi South Sikkim
Pelling West Sikkim
Phodong North Sikkim
Rangpo East Sikkim
Ravangla South Sikkim
Soreng West Sikkim
Yuksom West Sikkim
Yumthang North Sikkim

Tamil NaduEdit

Emerald Lake, Ooty
Place District
Adukkam Dindigul
Agastyamalai Tirunelveli
Agamalai Theni
Aginda peak Nilgiris
Alancholai Kannyakumari
Anaikatti Coimbatore
Arangam Salem
Aravatla Vellore
Arasaradi hills Theni
Attakatti Coimbatore
Azhwar Malai Villupuram
Bellikkal Nilgiris
Bargur Erode
Bikketti Nilgiris
Bodimettu Theni
Chinna Kallar Coimbatore
Cinkona Coimbatore
Chinnar Tiruppur
Connoor Nilgiris
Cumbummettu Theni
Cherambadi Nilgiris
Devala Nilgiris
Devarshola Nilgiris
Dottabetta Nilgiris
Elamanam hills Tiruchirappalli
Elavadi Salem
Elumalai hills Madhurai
Gangavalli hills Salem and Tiruchirappalli
Germalam hills Erode
Gudalur Nilgris
Gundri Erode
Gurumalai Tiruppur
Guthiyalathur Erode
Huligal Nilgiris
Hullathy Nilgiris
Ittarai Erode
Janglapalli Vellore
Palamathi hills Vellore
Kanchanagiri (Mini Munnar) Vellore-Ranipet Metro Area
Chenganatham hills Vellore
Jarugumalai Salem
Javadi Hills Tiruvannamalai and Vellore
Kadambur Erode
Kadayal Kannyakumari
Mundanthurai Tirunelveli
Kadanad Nilgiris
Kadavur Valley Karur
Kambalai Dharmapuri
Kanamalai Tiruvannamalai
Kanjamalai Salem
Kariyalur Villupuram
Karumutty Tiruppur
Kavunji Dindigul
Kinnakorai Nilgiris
Kodanad Nilgiris
Kolaribetta Nilgiris
Koraiyar hills Perambalur
Kottagudi Theni
Kottaimalai Tiruvannamalai
Kunnur Salem
Manjampatti Valley Tiruppur
Mannavanur Dindigul
Mavallam Erode
Mekkarai Tirunelveli
Mettur hills Salem and Dharmapuri
Mukurthi hills Nilgiris
Mulli Nilgiris
Muthukuzivayal Kannyakumari
Kallar hills Coimbatore
Ketti Valley Nilgiris
Kalrayan Hills Villupuram and Salem
Kannamangalam hills Vellore
Kodayar hills Kanyakumari
Keeriparai Kannyakumari
Kilavarai Dindigul
Kilkunda Nilgris
Kodaikanal Dindigul
Pandrimalai Dindigul
Palliparai Namakkal
Pathukani Kannyakumari
Pattipadi Salem
Periyur Dindigul
Perumalmalai Dindigul
Ponmani Kannyakumari
Poombarai Dindigul
Puthuputhur Dindigul
Kolli Hills Namakkal
Kolukkumalai Theni
Kookal Dindigul
Kotagiri Nilgiris
Kurangani Theni
Kumbur Dindigul
Mancode Kannyakumari
Manjolai Tirunelveli
Highwavys Theni
Masinagudi Nilgiris
Manthal Theni
Melagiri Krishnagiri
Thali Krishnagiri
Nagalur Salem
Nagoor hills Tiruchirappalli and Perambalur
Navamalai Coimbatore
Nayakkaneri hills Vellore
Oosimalai Erode
Ooty, Udhagamandalam Nilgiris
O'valley Nilgiris
Pechiparai Kanyakumari
Pachaimalai Hills Tiruchirappalli
Pandalur Nilgiris
Perunchilambu Kannyakumari
Poondi Dindigul
Puliancholai hills Tiruchirappalli
Ramakkalmedu Theni
Rangampettai Vellore
Reddiyur Vellore
Hasanur Erode
Serapattu Villupuram
Sholur Nilgiris
Sirukundra Coimbatore
Sirumalai Dindigul
Sitteri Dharmapuri
Sittling hills Dharmapuri
Sujalkarai Erode
Sathuragiri hills Madhurai
Thaishola Nilgiris
Thirumoorthy hills Tiruppur
Thirparappu Kannyakumari
Thengumarahada Erode
Topslip Coimbatore
Valparai Coimbatore
Wellington Nilgiris
Yelagiri Vellore
Yercaud Salem
Vachathi Dharmapuri
Valaikulam Virudhunagar
Varusanad hills Madhurai and Theni


Place District
Ananthagiri Hills Vikarabad


Place District
Jampui Hills North Tripura


Place District Image
Almora Almora
Auli Chamoli
Bedini Bugyal Chamoli
Berinag Pithoragarh
Bhimtal Nainital
Binsar Almora
Chakrata Dehradun
Chamba Tehri Garhwal
Chaukori Pithoragarh
Chopta Rudraprayag
Dwarahat Almora
Dhanaulti Tehri Garhwal
Harsil Uttarkashi
Joshimath Chamoli
Kanatal Tehri
Kausani Bageshwar
Khirsu Pauri Garhwal
Khurpatal Nainital
Landour Dehradun
Lansdowne Pauri Garhwal
Lohaghat Champawat
Mukteshwar Nainital
Munsiyari Pithoragarh
Mussoorie Dehradun
Nainital Nainital
Naukuchiatal Nainital
New Tehri Tehri Garhwal
Pangot Nainital
Pauri Pauri Garhwal
Ramgarh Nainital
Ranikhet Almora
Golf Grounds at Ranikhet
Sankri Uttarkashi
Snowfall in Sankri

Some lesser-known Hill StationsEdit

Place District
Gwaldam Chamoli
Shitlakhet Almora
Deoban Dehradun
Moriyana Top Tehri Garhwal
Askot Pithoragarh
Kapkot Bageshwar

West BengalEdit

The 'Toy Train' in Darjeeling, West Bengal
Place District
Algarah Kalimpong
Ajodhya Hills Purulia
Bagrakote Kalimpong
Bandwan Purulia
Belgeria Purulia
Bindu Kalimpong
Bijanbari Darjeeling
Buxa Alipurduar
Chaltha Bankura
Chatakpur Darjeeling
Darjeeling Darjeeling
Dhotrey Darjeeling
Dudhia Jalpaiguri
Ghoom Darjeeling
Gorkhey Darjeeling
Gorubathan Kalimpong
Gumbadara Darjeeling
Hasimara Alipurduar
Hatta Darjeeling
Icche Gaon Kalimpong
Jorpokhri Darjeeling
Jayanti Alipurduar
Jaigaon Alipurduar
Jhalong Kalimpong
Kalijhora Kalimpong
Kalimpong Kalimpong
Kankiabong Darjeeling
Karmi Darjeeling
Karru Purulia
Kolakham Kalimpong
Kolbong Darjeeling
Kumargram Alipurduar
Kunchia Purulia
Kurseong Darjeeling
Labha Kalimpong
Lava Kalimpong
Lamagaon Darjeeling
Lepcha Jagat Darjeeling
Lepchakha Alipurduar
Lodhoma Darjeeling
Loleygaon Kalimpong
Makhnu Bankura
Mane Darjeeling
Mangpu Darjeeling
Mirik Darjeeling
Mulkarkha Kalimpong
Pankhabari Darjeeling
Pedong Kalimpong
Phalut Darjeeling
Pulbazar Darjeeling
Rammam Darjeeling
Ranibandh Bankura
Relling Darjeeling
Rimbick Darjeeling
Rishyap Kalimpong
Samsing Darjeeling/Jalpaiguri
Sandakphu Darjeeling/Ilam (Nepal)
Sevoke Darjeeling
Sillery Gaon Kalimpong
Sonada Darjeeling
Soureni Darjeeling
Takdah Darjeeling
Tonglu Darjeeling
Totopara Alipurduar
Turturi Alipurduar
Yakrabong Darjeeling

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Siwalik Range".
  2. ^ "5 Best Palaces to Visit in Rajasthan". TravelFiver. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ Barbara D. Metcalf; Thomas R. Metcalf (2002). A Concise History of India. Cambridge University Press. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-521-63974-3.
  4. ^ a b Kennedy, Dane (1996). The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj. Berkeley: University of California Press. Retrieved 19 August 2014.