Hill stations have always been attractive-cool breeze, dense forest, clouds touching the mountains peaks, freshness and above all chillness creeping on our skin. Every hill station is a beauty on its own. I have travelled to 20 hill stations so far. Each hill station varies from the other. India has many popular hill stations that are not only beautiful, but different from one another that people visit all around the year. Let me begin with-
– MUSSORIE- Situated at an altitude of 1,880m Hill station is at uttarkhand Dehradun district. It is one of the Great survey of India. Mussorie name was derived from the herbal shrub Mansoor. From Dehradun it is easy drive up the hill to Mussorie. The best time to visit this place is from Mid March to Mid November. PLACES TO VISIT- Camels back road, Gun hills, Happy valley, Cloud end, Bhatta falls. What to buy in Mussorie Katuri Bazaar, Tibetan market and Mall roads are famous shopping places. Antique jewellery, sleeping bags, sweaters, shawls are famous at reasonable prices. FOOD DELICACIES- Uttaranchal cuisine is very famous here. They are cooked on wood and charcoal. Signal, aloo me ghutki, arsa, Bhalt, Kesar Halwa are famous veg dishes. Chicken korma is a popular non veg dish.
-OOTY- It is called udhagamandalam, Situated at an altitude of 2,240m and 80km north of coimbatore. It is called the Blue mountains. Kurinji flower blooms once in 12 years. Todas tribes are inhabitants of Ooty. Sub tropical climate sustains all over r. From coimbatore it is easy drive up the hill. Best time to visit Ooty is between April-June. PLACES TO VISIT- Botanical gardens, Ooty lake, wax world, deer park. What to buy in Ooty-Besides Mall Road, commercial road, Tibetan market road are famous. Acres wild-a family farm that makes cottage cheese. Spices and cloves, handmade chocolates, Ooty famous tea, and aromatic oils are famous. FOOD DELICACIES- Bread, cookies, cakes, pies are baked in Ooty. All famous South Indian food are served with chutney and sambhar. Muttton, chicken and fish are spicely served.
-NAINITAL- It is Situated at an altitude of 2084m in the state of Uttarkhand in Kumaon hills. It is a pear shaped lake surrounded by mountains. Nainital is chill all through the year. Out of 64 shanthi peethams, Goddess Parvathi eyes fell in this lake which became Nainital. From Delhi, it is easy travel up the hills. Best time to visit is between April-June. It is cold and chill all through the year. PLACES TO VISIT- Nainital lake, Naini Mandir, gurney house, snow view, Kilbury bird sanctuary. What to buy in Nainital besides Mall Road, lake road is famous for shopping. Sweaters, shawls, mufflers, socks small items are famous. FOOD DELICACIES- Roti being an intergal part of Nainital cuisine is had with the following. Bas, Bandi, arsa, are popular to eat.