India being closer to the equator, a lot of people and the residents of various cities face the wrath of heat most parts of the year. The summer season can really take the fun out of everybody. That is the perfect time when people crave to soak themselves in cool water, eat lots of ice cream and other cold items and take a vacation to someplace where the sun barely shines brightly. Most cities in India, especially the ones over the equator can get extremely hot. Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkand, Rajasthan are some of the cities whose residents barely ever get to enjoy winter.

India is known for its diverse options which are not just too limited to its rich heritage, culture, and people. It is also very diverse geographically with habitats across the country that can accommodate varying degrees of temperature. India is located very close to the Himalaya which makes it home to many picturesque, breath-taking hill stations. Not just up north, even the southern part of India has many hill-stations that are definitely worth a visit. Some of them make for world famous tourist destinations with tourists flocking in from near and far.

The hills make India truly majestic and incredible. There are about 20 ranges of mountains across the country ranging from Tamil Nadu to Kashmir. The most dominant part of these mountains is from the Himalayas with many mountaineering activities attracting tourists from abroad.

If you are not the kind who enjoys the sun, hates sweat dripping down your forehead and want to always stay warm and comfortable in winter clothes and would love to plan a vacation that involves a hill station, there are many options available for you to choose from. The best time to take vacations to someplace cold is during the months of April until June. You will escape the peak summer season and also will get to embrace the beautiful scenery that waits in front of you. Some of the best hill stations in India are places in Jammu and Kashmir, Kodaikanal, Darjeeling, Northeastern cities, Munnar, Ooty among so many others. Many hill stations offer very good packages if you are planning a trip.

Shimla Manali tour packages are a very big hit among many tourists. From young to old, lovers, friends, family and even corporate team holidays, everybody has this combination in mind while planning a trip. The reason is simple. These places offer you everything you wish to in a hill station. Located in Himachal Pradesh, both the places attract many tourists every year with exciting packages including trekking, ice skating, photography, and other such activities. Here are a few reasons why each place is a dream destination for any traveler.

  1. Shimla

It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, and is the perfect spot for de-stress and embrace the beauty surrounding the place. With snow-capped mountains and hills, dense green forests, and a very pleasant climate, Shimla opens its arms to tourists all year long. It is located at an altitude of 2205 meters and is one of the most famous hill stations in India. When the country was under the British rule, it is said that they were captivated by the city and made it their summer capital for many years. The main attractions in Shimla are:

  • Places to visit

Shimla is a city which is planned in such a way that it modern yet very aesthetic in its appearance. The roads are well maintained and clean, the localities fill you with the homely feeling, and your surroundings will seem like live paintings. There are old buildings that emphasize the colonized times.If you are in Shimla, do visit places such as Mall road, Jhakhoo temple and do not forget to take a toy train ride from Shimla to Kalka. The toy train ride is mesmerizing as you will pass beautiful hills and the view will leave you spellbound. It is also the best place to come for your honeymoon as you are sure to see newly wedded couples everywhere in this city.

  • Activities to do

Trekking is a very exciting activity to do in Shimla, especially if you are a nature lover. You can walk up to the nearest hilltop early morning to catch a beautiful sunrise. You can even take a tour of the city and observe the beautiful structures that enhance the beauty of the place. You can visit various restaurants and try some dishes famous in the hilly areas. There are various places where you can shop for souvenir as well.

  1. 2. Manali.

KulluManaliis located in Himachal Pradesh near the Kullu Valley. It is situated at an altitude of 2050 meters. It is a comparatively a small town and is the starting point for a journey to Ladakh. It is also known for its amazing hilltop views and lush green forests. It is also a widely visited city with many tourists.

Activities offered in Manali

This town has many options for tourists who love to get their adrenaline pumping. Most common activities are trekking, skiing, water rafting, Para-gliding, etc.  It is also the base for Leh highway where people gather to usually start their bike or car drives.

Places to Visit

Manali has many temples, valleys and other trekking spots that will keep you occupied during your visit. One of the main attractions is the Hidimba Temple, Sohlang Valley, Rohtang pass, and the hot springs in many areas of the town. There are also markets near the temples where one can indulge in shopping. The nightlife is also very hip and happening with many pubs and bars offering exciting drinks to keep your body warm. There are also Bonfire nights that are can get your mood elevated and happy.

So, it is time to pack your bags and spend your time planning the next best time to go visit a hill station. Remember to always have many sweaters as it can colder than you can ever imagine.


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