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Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a major hill tourist destination in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a military cantonment located under Almora district of the state. Ranikhet is a very beautiful hill station surrounded by deodar and oak trees. From this location, the snow-capped central Himalayan ranges can be clearly seen. Pindari Glacier, Kausani, Chaubatia and Kalika can be reached from Ranikhet for a convenient tour. Chaubatia has state government fruit gardens. The main attraction of this hill town is the natural peace here. Ranikhet also has a military cantonment and a beautiful park for golf lovers. In 1869, the British Government established the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment in Ranikhet, and the town was used as a hill station to escape the Indian summer. At one time during the British Raj, it was also proposed as the summer headquarters of the Government of India in place of Shimla. The name Ranikhet is derived from a local folklore which states that it was at this place that the Kat

Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a mountain town in the state of Uttarakhand, India, which is also known as the Queen of Mountains. Located 35 km from Dehradun, Mussoorie is one of the places where people frequent. It is one of the main places to visit. This hill tourist place falls in the Himalayan range in the middle of the Himalayan ranges, which is also known as the queen of mountains. The adjoining Landhaur town also comes in the Greater or Greater Mussoorie including Barloganj and Jharipani. It's average elevation is 2005 m above sea level. (6600 ft), in which the Green Mountains are inhabited with various plant animals. The snow-capped peaks are visible in the north-east, while the Doon Valley and Shivalik Range are seen in the south. For this reason, the city looks like a fairy tale to tourists. Mussoorie is also the gateway to Gangotri. The flora and fauna found in Dehradun add to it's charm even more. It is a popular summer tourist destination for the residents of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh

Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Kalimpong

Kalimpong  is located in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Kalimpong was a part of Sikkim until 1700 AD. It was captured by the King of Bhutan in the early 18th century. After the Anglo-Bhutan War it was merged with Darjeeling in 1865 AD. Scottish missionaries arrived here in the second half of the 19th century. The city was a major trade center for wool until 1950 AD. Presently this city is the major hill station of West Bengal. Kalimpong is a very busy city. This is because Darjeeling and Gangtok can be passed through this city. Here you can take a break from your busy life and spend a few moments of rest. This city can be visited in a day by car. This city requires two or three days to walk. Kalimpong is situated behind the Himalayas. From here, the Kanchenjunga range and the valley of the river Teesta are very beautiful. Bhutia crafts, wooden handicrafts, bags, purses, jewelery, thanga paintings and Chinese lanterns can be purchased from here. Bhutia Shop at Dumber Chowk is famou

Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Manali

Manali (elevation 1,950 m or 6,398 ft) is an important hill station in the hills of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, located in the valley of the Beas river near the northern end of the Kullu valley. Manali is officially a part of the Kullu district. , Which has a population of about 30,000. This small town was the beginning of an ancient trade route from Ladakh and thence through Karakoram route to Yarkand and Khotan in Tareem Basin. Manali and its surrounding areas are very important for Indian culture and heritage as it has been described as the house of Saptarshi or seven sages. The city of Manali is named after Manu. The word Manali literally means "abode of Manu". Legend has it that after the destruction of the world by the deluge, Sadhu Manu landed on his ship to recreate human life. Manali is known as the "Valley of the Gods". The old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu. The British Raj introduced apple trees and trout (a type of

Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Kullu

Kullu is a city in Himachal Pradesh province of India. The Kullu Valley was earlier called Kulanthapeeth. Kulanthpeeth literally means the end of the habitable world. Kullu valley has been the valley of gods in India.  Kullu is a beautiful tourist destination situated in Himachal Pradesh. For years, its beauty and greenery has drawn tourists towards it. Situated on the banks of the Vij River, this place is famous for its colorful Dussehra. There is also a temple of Raghunathji built in the 17th century, which is a major pilgrimage place for Hindus. Popularly known as Silver Valley, this place is famous not only for cultural and religious activities but also for adventure sports. TOURIST PLACES IN KULLU RAGHUNATHJI TEMPLE   This temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh in the 17th century. It is said that he once made a terrible mistake. To make atonement for that mistake, he built this temple. Here Shri Raghunath sits on his chariot. The statue of Raghunath installed in this temple was ord