India is lucky to be blessed with a number of charming and beautifully located hill stations which entice travellers to visit all year round with each season seeing a different character whether it be the refreshing greenery of monsoon or the beauty of autumn. Some of the best hill stations are listed below:
The “Queen of the Hills”, Darjeeling is lovely hill station in West Bengal and home to sprawling green tea gardens, a heritage toy train service and old noted educational institutions. There are superb views of the Kanchengjunga and other mighty Himalayan peaks and several tourist attractions around town including monasteries, rock gardens, zoological parks and mountaineering institutes.
The scenic town of Kalimpong commands beautiful views of the Himalayas as well as the valleys down below. Tourist attractions include colonial era schools and churches as well as enchanting monasteries and viewpoints. Kalimpong is well known for cheese, handmade noodles and unique plant nurseries.
The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is an endearing hill station which is perfect to visit during any season. Tourist attractions in Gangtok include Rumtek Monastery, Himalayan Zoological Park, Institute of Tibetology and MG Marg. It is popular with visitors because of the picturesque setting as well as the warm hospitality of the local people.
Where to Stay
Mayfair Darjeeling (A lovely resort perched on a picturesque hill in Darjeeling and offering luxury accommodation and elegant surroundings)
MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino ( A spectacular property spread out over beautiful forest land, this luxury premium property has an award winning spa and a casino)
MAYFAIR Himalayan Spa Resort (A hillside luxury heritage property affording the most exquisite views of the Himalayan mountain peaks)