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16 April 2021 | 4 min read

Best Hill Stations In The World For A Chilling Vacation

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Summer  is already here, and with that comes that glorious word we all love – vacations! Escape the heat and chill out at a hill station  for your next holiday. To help you select your next destination, we’ve created a list of the best hill stations in the world.

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List of best hill stations in the world:

1. Dalhousie

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Location: Himachal Pradesh, India

Best Time to Visit: March to May and October to January

Why go international when you can get the same experience at home? Dalhousie  is one of the best hill stations in North India. The picturesque landscape gives it the moniker of ‘Little Switzerland of India’. This is one the most beautiful hill station in the world, nestled amongst majestic mountains and powerful waterfalls.

What to See:

  • Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Panch Pulla & Satdhara Falls
  • Dainkund Peak
  • Tibetan Market
  • Khajjiar
  • St. John’s Church
  • Chamunda Devi Temple

Things to Do:

  • Boating
  • Trekking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping

2. St. Moritz

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Location: Switzerland

Best Time to Visit: June to October and December to March

With its beautiful snow-capped peaks and crisp Alpine air, Switzerland is home to the best hill stations in the world. At almost 5,910 feet above sea level, St. Moritz is a beautiful location for luxury ski resorts.

What to See:

  • Corviglia
  • Piz Nair
  • Segantini Museum
  • Lake Silvaplana
  • Engadine Museum
  • Lej Marsch
  • Julier Pass

Things to Do:

  • Skiing
  • White Turf Racing
  • Ice Skating

3. Innsbruck

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Location: Austria

Best Time to Visit: December to April

One of the famous hill station for the adventurous at heart, Innsbruck is a skier’s paradise. The city offers a breath-taking landscape of contemporary and colourful architecture that sits perfectly in the snow-covered mountains and the dark blue sky.

What to See:

  • Altstadt
  • Ambras Castle
  • Imperial Palace
  • Cathedral of St. James
  • Swarovski Crystal World
  • Hofkirche

Things to Do:

  • Skiing
  • Snowballing
  • Mountaineering
  • Cable Car Ride

4. Faroe Island

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Location: An autonomous country located in Denmark

Best Time to Visit: May to September

For those vacations where there aren’t many humans, head over to Faroe Island. This island offers a serene view of lush greenery and sparkling blue waters. The rocky volcanic cliffs and heavy winds add a wild touch to this hill station. In terms of the population, well, sheep outnumber human by 2:1!

What to See:

  • Mulafossur Waterfall
  • Bøsdalafossur Waterfall
  • Vibrant Festivals like G! Festival in Gota

Things to Do:

  • Hiking
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Birdwatching

5. Lecco

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Location: Italy

Best Time to Visit: March to November

Feel the magic of nature in Lecco, a must-visit place in Italy. This charming little town embodies everything one pictures when imagining Italian luxury. The gorgeous blue of Lake Como and colourful structures make this place a delight to look at. This hill station is also famous for music, including delicate ballets.

What to See:

  • Lake Como
  • Basilica of St. Nicholas
  • Summer residence of Alessandro Manzoni.

Things to Do:

  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Winter Skiing
  • Cable Car Ride

6. Bled

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Location: Slovenia

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year

One of the most enchanting places on Earth, bled consists of desktop wallpaper-worthy views. The serene and peaceful atmosphere makes this tiny hill station perfect for a relaxing vacation. This is the ideal spot for a selfie-cation as well!

What to See:

  • Bled Castle
  • Lake Bled
  • Triglav National Park
  • Bled Island Gallery

Things to Do:

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Sampling the local cuisine
  • Photography

Tip: This hill station is home to quaint fairy tales and legends. Try hiring a local tour guide to get the most out of your trip.

7. Coorg

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Location: Karnataka, India

Best Time to Visit: March to May

Relish the view of lush green coffee plantations and clear blue skies as far as the eye can see at the stunning hill station of Coorg . It’s no wonder that it’s been called the ‘Scotland of India.’ If you want to wake up and smell the coffee, there’s no better hill station in India than Coorg.

What to See:

  • Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple)
  • Abbey Falls
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Iruppu Falls
  • Nagarahole Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dubare Elephant Camp

Things to Do:

  • Coffee Plantation tour
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • River-Rafting
  • Fishing

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So, are you ready to head out to your nearest hill station? Do let us know which is your first pick.

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