List of Famous Hill Stations in India

Note: 'h' stands for height above sea level)

Almora-h, 1676 metres in Kumaon hills; nearest railway station is Kathgodam.

Cherrapunji-h, 1358 metres, 48 km. south of Shillong; place of heaviest rainfall in the world (average 426 inches annually).

Coonoor-h, 2054 metres in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu; it is reached from Ootacamund by rail.

Dalhousie-h, 2397 metres in Himachal Pradesh; 80 km from Pathankot.

Darjeeling-h, 2184 metres in West Bengal; Magnificent snow views of Mt. Everest and Kanchanjangha.

Gulmarg-h, 2697 metres in Kashmir; 48 km. from Srinagar.

Kalimpong-h, 1219 metres; .car Darjeeling reached from Siliguri.

Kasauli-h, 2200 metres near Simla reached from Kalka.

Kodaikanal-(Tamil Nadu) h, 2194 metres.

Kullu Valley-A picturesque valley in Himachal Pradesh.

Mahabaleshwar-h, 1372 metres summer retreat of the Maharashtra Government.

Mt Abu-h, 1372 metres (Rajasthan) place of pilgrimage for Jains; Crated Dilwara temples situated here.

Mukteshwar-In Kumaon hills; a beautiful spot; Government of India veterinary Research Institute is located here.

Mussoorie-h, 2286 metres in Uttrakhand; hill sanatorium; reached from Dehra Dun by motor; queen of hills.

Nainital-h, 1950 metres in Uttrakhand; magnificent lake; reached from Kathgodam or Haldwani by bus/car

Ootacamund-h, 2286 metres in Tamil Nadu (in the heart oi Nilgiris); summer headquarter of Tamil Nadu Government.

Panchmarhi-h, 1066 metres in Hoshangabad; summer headquarters of Madhya Pradesh Government.

Ranchi-h, 640 metres; capital of newly formed Jharkhand state.

Shillong-h, 1524 metres on Khasi and Jaintia Hills; capital of Meghalaya.

Simla-h, 2124 metres; capital of Himachal Pradesh reached from Kalka by rail as well as by car/bus.

Srinagar-h, 1600 metres; capital of Jammu & Kashmir State. It is a lovely and beautiful place for sight-seeing and attracts visitors from all over the world. It is situated on the river Jhelum.