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Beyond Shimla and Manali: India's unexplored hill stations, ideal for escaping the summer heat and tourist flocks

Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Whether you're an adventure seeker, nature lover, or looking for a peaceful escape, these hidden gems will provide you with unforgettable memories. 

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India, known for its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, is home to numerous captivating hill stations that offer respite from the scorching summer heat and bustling tourist hubs. While popular destinations like Shimla and Manali often attract large crowds, there are several hidden gems tucked away in the country's mountains that remain unexplored by many travellers. Check out some of India's lesser-known hill stations, where you can immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature and escape the tourist flocks.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

India, known for its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, is home to numerous captivating hill stations that offer respite from the scorching summer heat and bustling tourist hubs. While popular destinations like Shimla and Manali often attract large crowds, there are several hidden gems tucked away in the country's mountains that remain unexplored by many travellers. Check out some of India's lesser-known hill stations, where you can immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature and escape the tourist flocks.(Unsplash)

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Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Nestled in the serene Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan Valley is a secluded paradise that offers a perfect blend of breathtaking scenery and tranquillity. With its crystal-clear river, dense forests, and snow-capped peaks, this unexplored gem provides ample opportunities for trekking, angling, and birdwatching. (Birbal Sharma/HT) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Nestled in the serene Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan Valley is a secluded paradise that offers a perfect blend of breathtaking scenery and tranquillity. With its crystal-clear river, dense forests, and snow-capped peaks, this unexplored gem provides ample opportunities for trekking, angling, and birdwatching. (Birbal Sharma/HT)

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Chaukori, Uttarakhand: Located amidst the mighty Himalayas, Chaukori in Uttarakhand is a hidden treasure that boasts panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Nanda Devi and Panchachuli. This lesser-known hill station offers a pleasant climate and lush tea gardens, making it an ideal retreat for nature lovers and those seeking solitude. Take leisurely walks, sip aromatic tea, and soak in the enchanting vistas of Chaukori.(HT Gallery ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Chaukori, Uttarakhand: Located amidst the mighty Himalayas, Chaukori in Uttarakhand is a hidden treasure that boasts panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Nanda Devi and Panchachuli. This lesser-known hill station offers a pleasant climate and lush tea gardens, making it an ideal retreat for nature lovers and those seeking solitude. Take leisurely walks, sip aromatic tea, and soak in the enchanting vistas of Chaukori.(HT Gallery )

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Dzükou Valley, Nagaland: Tucked away in the northeastern state of Nagaland, Dzükou Valley is a hidden paradise that showcases nature's unmatched beauty. The valley is famous for its vibrant rhododendron flowers, gushing streams, and pristine trekking trails. Unwind amidst the captivating landscapes, camp under a starry sky, and experience the untouched charm of Dzükou Valley.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Dzükou Valley, Nagaland: Tucked away in the northeastern state of Nagaland, Dzükou Valley is a hidden paradise that showcases nature's unmatched beauty. The valley is famous for its vibrant rhododendron flowers, gushing streams, and pristine trekking trails. Unwind amidst the captivating landscapes, camp under a starry sky, and experience the untouched charm of Dzükou Valley.(Unsplash)

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Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu: Escape the scorching heat of Tamil Nadu by visiting Yelagiri, a lesser-explored hill station nestled in the Eastern Ghats. Surrounded by verdant hills, lush orchards, and picturesque lakes, Yelagiri offers a serene environment and pleasant weather throughout the year. Embark on nature walks, go boating in the Punganur Lake, and relish the tranquility of this hidden gem.(HT Gallery ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu: Escape the scorching heat of Tamil Nadu by visiting Yelagiri, a lesser-explored hill station nestled in the Eastern Ghats. Surrounded by verdant hills, lush orchards, and picturesque lakes, Yelagiri offers a serene environment and pleasant weather throughout the year. Embark on nature walks, go boating in the Punganur Lake, and relish the tranquility of this hidden gem.(HT Gallery )

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Pelling, Sikkim: Located in the northeastern state of Sikkim, Pelling is a lesser-known hill station that provides awe-inspiring views of the mighty Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak. Pelling offers a peaceful escape from the crowded tourist destinations in the region. Explore ancient monasteries, trek through scenic trails, and witness breathtaking sunrise views over the Himalayas from Pelling.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Pelling, Sikkim: Located in the northeastern state of Sikkim, Pelling is a lesser-known hill station that provides awe-inspiring views of the mighty Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak. Pelling offers a peaceful escape from the crowded tourist destinations in the region. Explore ancient monasteries, trek through scenic trails, and witness breathtaking sunrise views over the Himalayas from Pelling.(Unsplash)

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Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh: Tucked away in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, India, lies a hidden gem known as Pachmarhi. Surrounded by lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and ancient caves, Pachmarhi is a mesmerizing hill station that often goes unnoticed by many travellers. In this article, we invite you to explore the enchanting beauty and tranquillity of Pachmarhi, where nature's wonders unfold at every step.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh: Tucked away in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, India, lies a hidden gem known as Pachmarhi. Surrounded by lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and ancient caves, Pachmarhi is a mesmerizing hill station that often goes unnoticed by many travellers. In this article, we invite you to explore the enchanting beauty and tranquillity of Pachmarhi, where nature's wonders unfold at every step.(Unsplash)

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Chopta, Uttarakhand: Often referred to as the "Mini Switzerland of India," Chopta is a picturesque hill station tucked away in Uttarakhand. Surrounded by dense forests and towering peaks, including the majestic Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba, Chopta offers a peaceful atmosphere and serves as the base for the popular trek to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Chopta, Uttarakhand: Often referred to as the "Mini Switzerland of India," Chopta is a picturesque hill station tucked away in Uttarakhand. Surrounded by dense forests and towering peaks, including the majestic Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba, Chopta offers a peaceful atmosphere and serves as the base for the popular trek to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world.(Unsplash)

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Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: Tucked away in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is a hidden valley known for its scenic beauty, rice fields, and unique indigenous culture. The valley is home to the Apatani tribe and offers a glimpse into their traditional way of life. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, take part in the vibrant Ziro Music Festival, and explore the rich biodiversity of the region.(pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: Tucked away in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is a hidden valley known for its scenic beauty, rice fields, and unique indigenous culture. The valley is home to the Apatani tribe and offers a glimpse into their traditional way of life. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, take part in the vibrant Ziro Music Festival, and explore the rich biodiversity of the region.(pinterest)

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Chikhaldara, Maharashtra: Nestled in the Satpura Range of Maharashtra, Chikhaldara is a lesser-known hill station famous for its misty valleys, cascading waterfalls, and wildlife-rich forests. It is the only coffee-growing area in the state and offers a pleasant climate throughout the year. Visit the beautiful Bhimkund Waterfall, go on a wildlife safari in the Melghat Tiger Reserve, and enjoy the serene beauty of Chikhaldara.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Chikhaldara, Maharashtra: Nestled in the Satpura Range of Maharashtra, Chikhaldara is a lesser-known hill station famous for its misty valleys, cascading waterfalls, and wildlife-rich forests. It is the only coffee-growing area in the state and offers a pleasant climate throughout the year. Visit the beautiful Bhimkund Waterfall, go on a wildlife safari in the Melghat Tiger Reserve, and enjoy the serene beauty of Chikhaldara.(Unsplash)

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