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Top Hill Stations to Visit in the Month of July

Are you tired of the summer heat of June? Do you like to awaken to the sight of a clear blue sky and cooled hills all around you? Get out of the city and travel to one of India's top hill stations, where you may spend your days wandering among lush vegetation, relaxing by a calming lake, or gazing at the majestic mountains. If you squeal with delight at the sight of hill stations, India is the place for you. Get ready for a fun and amazing holiday with your family and friends as you drift away to the hills! Here are a few of the most popular Hill Stations in India that you would just love to visit.

1. Mussoorie - The Queen of the Hills

Mussoorie's weather in June is nice and clear. The month of June is also regarded as one of the finest for visiting Mussoorie. Mussoorie is a lovely hill station in the Dehradun district of the Indian state Uttarakhand, located at the base of the Himalayan range in the Garhwal Hills area and stands at a height of 7000 ft above sea level. It is dubbed "The Queen of the Hills'' by locals because of its awe-inspiring beauty. The name Mussoorie is said to be derived from the word means, which refers to a flowering shrub native to the area. The majority of Indians refer to the town as Mansuri. The beautiful splendour of the area attracts visitors from all around India.  In July, Mussoorie experiences medium weather, which is neither hot nor cold in the month of July making it a good time to visit. As the monsoon rains begin to fall on the Himalayas, drizzling can be seen. During the day and night, a cool breeze blows, making you feel comfortable. Mussoorie has a bustling mall with stores offering native hills jewelry, handcrafted crafts, cane baskets, antiques, and a variety of other lovely products. During your Mussoorie trip in July, look for this shrub with yellow blooming plants. Rappelling, camping, rock climbing, valley crossing, trekking, mountain biking, and many more activities are available in Mussoorie in June. All of the above factors combine to make Mussoorie a destination worth visiting.

Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Kempty Falls. Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Camel’s Back Road, Company Garden, Landour, Chaar Dukaan.

How to Reach Mussoorie

Mussoorie's nearest airport is in Dehradun (DED), which is 31.1 kilometers away. Flights are available from Delhi to Dehradun, Mumbai to Dehradun, Kolkata to Dehradun

2. Nainital - Lake City of India

Nainital, often known as the "Lake City of India," is one of the most prominent hill stations in North India and is only 296 kilometers from India's capital city. Wrapped around a stunning deep green Lake, Nainital sits prettily in the Kumaon foothills of the  Himalayas in

Uttarakhand State. Nainital is covered in a dense blanket of nature, which is further enhanced by the aroma of vibrant blooms merging with clear fresh air. Previously a British hill station Nainital is among the most loved hill resorts in India. There are plenty of things to do here, let us take you through some of the interesting activities that can make your stay absolutely memorable. It is a fantastic idea to organize a trip to Nainital because there are so many intriguing sites to see. The month of June is ideal for visiting this location. The eye-shaped lake at the heart of this lovely hill station gives the area its name.

The best thing to do, when you visit Nainital, is to take a boat ride in the deep green Naini Lake. Different types of boats like paddle boats and rowing boats are available at different rates. This leisure ride is soothing to the eyes and mind as one appreciates the tranquil scenic beauty of the hills around with a cool breeze brushing past your cheeks. You can also halt at the various stopovers for a quick lunch.

Places to Visit  in Nainital

Naini Lake, Naina Devi temple, Snow View point, Khurpa Taal, Eco Cave Gardens, Naina Peak

How to Reach Nainital

Closest Airport is Delhi which is at a distance of 300 kms. The nearest Railway Station is Kathgodham which is at a distance of 34 km. From there you can hire cabs to reach Nainital.

3. Manali - India's Honeymoon Capital

Manali should be on your list of locations to visit in India in June since the weather is comfortable, and every feature of nature comes to life and seems to be quite lovely during this month. Manali is named after Saint Manu, and its name is derived from the word Manu-alaya, which means "home of Manu." According to legend, saint Manu came to Manali and meditated there in order to regenerate human existence after it was wiped away by floods. Manali, one of Himachal's most prominent hill stations, offers spectacular views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountains, which are covered in snow for the majority of the year. Old Manali is one of the favourite areas of Manali for the tourists, because of its relaxing cafés, decent wifi, tiny eateries, and convenient shopping. Many homestays and hostels provide inexpensive dorm beds for longer visits. There is love in the air here, thanks to the gorgeous landscape and romantic environment. Manali vacation is popular among the newlyweds for their honeymoon. Everything from sipping warm coffee on a rooftop café overlooking the Himalayan mountains to participating in adrenaline-pumping sports, Manali is home to all that is ideal for a perfect holiday.

Places to Visit in Manali

Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Parvati Valley, Jogini Waterfall, Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Temple.

How to Reach Manali

The closest airport near Manali is Kullu (BHUNTAR), although only a few flights operate from there. It is preferable to fly to Chandigarh Airport, which is connected to all national airports. Delhi to Kullu, Mumbai to Kullu, Chandigarh to Kullu

4. Dharamshala - Home of Dalai Lama

Dharamshala is a quaint, hillside city located in the northern portion of the Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Its name translates into ‘spiritual pilgrim's refuge’ or ‘rest home’ in Hindi. This picturesque city is encircled with cedar trees on the outskirts of the Himalaya and is the residence to the Dalai Lama-The Spiritual Buddhist leader. This place is a renowned hub for learning Buddhism and its scriptures. Dharamshala provides plenty of unique views and taste of urban living even in the hills and has become a popular choice for tourists and campers over the years.  There are prayer flags flapping, monasteries at periodic intervals, and monks dressed in vivid saffron-coloured robes chanting in groups. There are lots of tourist attractions, but Dharamsala is largely about recharging yourself and appreciating the calm that is embedded in the place. For several years Dharamsala is held in high regard as a hub of meditation and serenity. McLeodganj  . is a lovely settlement in upper Dharamsala. This town also known colloquially as "Little Lhasa ''is, tucked between breathtaking hills and dense forests, is culturally blessed by a substantial Tibetan influence as a result of the large Tibetan community here. In addition, the famed Tibetan government-in-exile maintains its headquarters in this city. Mcleodganj is one of the most stunning settings and a must-visit when in Dharamshala and attracts a large number of tourists every year. 

Places to Visit in Dharamshala

Triund Hill, Cricket Stadium, St. John in the Wilderness, The Gyuto Monastery, Dal Lake, Tsuglag khang, Bhagsu Waterfall, Mcleodganj

How to Reach Dharamshala

The Nearest airport is Kangra Airport which stands at a distance of 8 km from Kangra Valley and 15 km from Dharamshala. Flights are available from Delhi to Dharamshala, Mumbai to Dharamshala, and Chandigarh to Dharamshala.

5. Darjeeling - Romantic Vibes

Darjeeling is one of the most enjoyable places to visit because you will witness a great climate. Darjeeling has been a favourite with movie makers for its awe inspiring landscapes and misty mountain peaks. Located In the northern region of West Bengal, Darjeeling is one of India's most beautiful hill stations. It is full of breathtaking vistas of snowcapped Kanchenjunga, rivers pouring down hillsides, exquisite tea gardens, sceneries with pines, and fern trees. Locals are friendly and the place has an urban yet old world attached to it. Darjeeling is home to the world's third highest peak Kanchenjunga and also the Darjeeling Himalayan Train, a narrow-gauge mountain railway which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In March the greens of Darjeeling’s tea gardens look greener and more fresh. Tourism and the tea industry are big here and every tourist spot here is worth visiting. You will definitely love this misty, hilly town.

Places to visit in Darjeeling

Batasia loop, Padmaja Naidu, Himalayan Zoological park, Gum Monastery, Dooars tea garden, Peace Pagoda, Cowrasta, Tiger hills

How to Reach Darjeeling

The nearest railway station of Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri. Take a flight to the nearest airport which is Bagdogra airport to reach Darjeeling. The following flights are connecting  Kolkata to Darjeeling, Delhi to Darjeeling and Guwahati to Darjeeling, Mumbai to Darjeeling.

6. Shillong - 'Scotland of the East

Shillong is one cool and beautiful hill town that you can visit to get some respite from the heat in the summer months. Closely resembling the beauty of Scotland, this dreamy hill town of Meghalaya, is the pride of the North East. The place is known to be the perfect blend of exotic nature, music, culture. Newlyweds love to keep this as a honeymoon spot because of the serenity and solitude it offers along with the soft buzz of city life. Cuddled in the middle of coniferous pine trees and pineapple bushes, the rising and falling topography of Shillong can make anyone fall in love with the place. The Shillong Peak offers the highest point from where you can see the rest of the surrounding greens, the Ward’s lake makes you slip into the delight of leisure as you boat around the area. It gets its name from Shillong Peak's Lei Shyllong, a deity revered there. This hill station, which stands at 1496 meters, is recognized for its weather, attractive settings, and customs.

Places to Visit in Shillong

Don Bosco Museum, Police Bazar, Shillong Peak, Elephanta Caves, Ward’s lake Lady Hydari Park

How to Reach Shillong

Cheap flight tickets are available to Guwahati International Airport which is
Closest to Shillong at a distance of 100 kms.  Mumbai to Guwahati, Delhi to Guwahati, Chandigarh to Guwahati,  Hyderabad to Guwahati.

7. Ooty – Switzerland of India

Ooty is a 36-square-kilometre town in Tamil Nadu, located north of Coimbatore. It is the administrative centre of the Nilgiris district. Ooty lies tucked away in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu surrounded by the four alluring Nilgiri hills. Ooty is nature’s beauty at its best when it’s lazy and misty.  A hilly haven enveloped by verdant green forests, expansive tea estates, glittering lakes and pretty gardens, Ooty has everything that makes for a desirable Holiday destination. Founded as a British Raj summer resort, it is also known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’ in India. Ooty beautifully harbours the residual feel of the colonial past. Ooty's civilization also shows the colonial period's considerable impact, as seen by its Christian population. The British influence may be seen in the form of British mansions with corrugated iron roofs and broad verandahs. The Hindu Temples here reflect the story of the land's rich Dravidian heritage and architectural magnificence. Its historical ties are revealed by these temples with intricate carvings and steep staircases. The picture perfect sightseeing of Ooty will let you capture amazing photographs and give you long lasting memories. Rich greenery, grassy slopes, tall trees of Eucalyptus & misty clouds make the perfect scene for nature lovers. 

Places to Visit in Ooty

Ooty lake, Botanical garden, Deer park, Ketti Valley, Catherine waterfalls, Doddabetta peak, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Wenlock Downs, Pine forest, emerald Lake

How to Reach Ooty

Ooty is served by Coimbatore domestic airport, about 88 KM away. Many cities are connected by air with Coimbatore, you can fly from Delhi to Coimbatore, Mumbai to Coimbatore, Chandigarh to Coimbatore, and Hyderabad to Coimbatore are available.              

8. Kodaikanal – Princess of Hill Stations

Kodaikanal is a hill station based in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, The town literally translates into ‘The Gift of the forest’ in Tamil. Known as the "Princess of Hill Stations’, Kodaikanal has a rich history as a tourist attraction and getaway. Prepare yourself to be soaked in the freshness of tingling mountain breeze, refreshing luscious greens, sparkling lakes and wonderful valleys as soon as you reach Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is at a height of 7200 feet above sea level, tucked within the Palani Hills' undulating hills, and if you visit this hill station, you'll see that it's all you had expected it to be om the stresses of city life, and this hill station allows you to relax and reconnect with nature by going on bike or hiking routes or taking a stroll through the town's enormous woods. You can even take a hiking or cycling route past the forest greens with clouds brushing past your cheeks. This hill station offers quite cheap food and lodging options too.

Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Coakers Walk, Mannavanur Lake, Kodaikanal Lake, Berijam Lake, Pine Forest, Poombarai Village, Dolphin's Nose, Thalaiyar Falls.

How to Reach Kodaikanal

The Closest airport to Kodaikanal is Madurai, which is about 120 kilometers away. Flights are available from Delhi to Madurai, Kolkata to Madurai, Mumbai to Madurai, Hyderabad to Madurai, and Chandigarh to Madurai.

9. Mahabaleshwar – The Land of Strawberry Fields

Nestled amidst the rocky Sahyadri range of the Western ghats, this pretty hill station is a romantic locale, especially for honeymooners. When Mumbaikars need a weekend break this place is one of the best. Misty mountains, gushing waterfalls, rolling greens, pristine rivers all put together define Mahabaleshwar. If you wish to capture a stunning 360 degrees view of the valley at head height, then visiting Elephant’s point is a must go. The rock uniquely forms the shape of an elephant's head which makes you marvel at the natural miracle of nature. Apart from this you need to experience boating in Venna Lake, The Sunrise in Wilson Point and The sunset point. Another sweet attraction of Mahabaleshwar is the offerings of numerous strawberry farms as it accounts for almost 80 percent of the entire strawberry produced in India. Picking and tasting the juiciest strawberries in Strawberry fields, and relishing fresh shakes and ice creams made from them is the most thrilling thing to do. You can also carry some delicious jam bottles home.

Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar Temple, Arthur Seat, Elephants Head Point, Venna Lake, LodwickPoint, Rajpuri Caves and Pratapgad.

How to Reach Mahabaleshwar

You can book a flight to the closest Pune Airport, which is approx 130 kms from Mahabaleshwar. Flights are available from Mumbai to Pune, Delhi to Pune, Chandigarh to Pune, and Hyderabad to Pune. You can hire a taxi from there or take an auto to reach the nearest bus stand to commute from there

10. Chikmagalur - Majestic Western Ghats

Chikmagalur is an attractive hill station in Karnataka and a perfect summer retreat. that epitomizes greenery and peaceful surroundings with its lush natural beauty. It allows everyone to escape from the city, raucous noises and disturbing environment with the most refreshing Chikmagalur tourist sites. This humble town is surrounded by the majestic Western Ghats with sightseeing and hiking being its main attractions for the tourists. The dense vegetation has a plethora of beautiful sights to offer each of its guests, allowing them to experience nature, and unmatchable splendour. Additionally, the ethnic cuisine and native communities make the place even more interesting. The numerous hills positioned at significant heights provide spectacular views of the magnificent landscape. A family planning a summer vacation in the hills, a writer in search of solitude, friends looking to have some fun against the background of the towering trees, Chikmagalur is perfect for all of them. Chikmagalur tourism spots are highly recognized among individual and group tourists worldwide due to ample room for a variety of adventure activities.

Places to Visit in Chikmagalur

Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Jhari Waterfalls, Sringeri Mutt, Z Point, Baba Budangiri, Hirekolale Lake

How to Reach Chikmagalur

The nearest airport to Chikmagalur is Mangalore Airport,(113 kilometers) away. You can book cheap flights from Chennai to Mangalore, Kolkata to Mangalore, Mumbai to Mangalore, and other important Indian cities. From the airport, you may take a pre-paid cab to Chikmagalur.

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