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7 Cool Hill Stations to Beat The March Scorch

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Hill stations are some of the most relaxing destinations you can visit all around the year. They're easily the best places to visit if you're tired of the summer. Here are some of the best less crowded hill stations you can flock to after watching the video reviews!

7 Cool Hill Stations to Beat The March Scorch:

  1. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
  2. Chail (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Khajjiar (Himachal Pradesh)
  5. Kufri (Himachal Pradesh)
  6. Auli (Uttarakhand)
  7. Kalimpong (West Bengal)

1. Kodaikanal- when a view is worth a thousand words!

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Aditi Dasl shot this in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal’s culture borrows from the American and British influences, that turned the place into a summer retreat. HolidayIQ reviewer Deepika says, "Kodaikanal is a perfect hill station for everyone. Kodai lake is very famous, there you can do boating & even cycling around the lake. Take a walk at Coakers Walk to enjoy the kodai view if the sky is clear. Food is mostly south Indian but at some restaurants north Indian dishes are also available."

2. Chail- nature's raw beauty, undisturbed!

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul shot this in Chail

If untouched nature and serene hills are your thing, Chail is the first place you should go to. HolidayIQ reviewer Gaurav says, "The place is nice, calm, serene and in lap of nature, all around you can see pine trees. A bliss for nature lovers and trekkers, lot many activities with the resorts make it a complete family /group/ friends holiday. All age group can enjoy the same, this place is for people who would like to spend time away from hustle bustle of cities."

3. McLeodganj- where spirituality meets serenity!

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Brian Rego took this in McLeodganj

McLeodganj, which still retains the old colonial charm, is a popular destination in Himachal Pradesh and is famous for Tibetan Buddhism, culture, art and crafts. HolidayIQ reviewer Laneesh says, "McLeodghanj is super cool for those who want adventure, good food, hills, etc. Those who want adventure, can visit bir billing for paragliding and can do trucking and camping at Triund. For people who want to relax, they could choose a good hotel and enjoy the weather. A must visit place is Shiv cafe in McLeodghanj, awesome place and ambience."

4. Khajjiar- mini Switzerland for the romantics!

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Sagar took this in Khajjiar

A place that looks idyllic and straight out of a painting, Khajiar is an uncrowded little heaven in Himachal Pradesh. HolidayIQ reviewer Abhishek says, "Switzerland of India without doubt. Monsoon is a very good time to visit. Calmness of the place connects you to nature. If you want to travel, don't be driven by someone else. Do it yourself. I guess by doing this you can explore yourself the true beauty of nature."

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5. Kufri- for the love of snowman!

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Mohit took this in Kufri

Kufri is your cup of tea if adventure and snow is what you are seeking. HolidayIQ reviewer Mayuri says, "Kufri is very famous for adventure activities and sports. We went by bus but the place can also be reached by car. There are various adventure sports like horse-riding, mountain climbing, shooting and many more. One should visit this place in the morning as the place gets dark quickly in the evening."

6. Auli- skiing paradise of India!

Auli- skiing paradise of India!
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Mainly known for its adventure sports and snowfall, Auli is one of the best skiing destinations in the country. HolidayIQ reviewer Poonam says, "Auli is a lovely place to go with your partner. I had gone with my husband for our honeymoon. The weather was amazing. I really enjoyed the snow and then in the night it was raining. We had gone for trekking also. We were there in Auli for almost 5days and it was fun. If I get a chance it would prefer to go to Auli."

7. Kalimpong- for a stunning view of the snow-covered peaks!

Kalimpong- for a stunning view of the snow-covered peaks!
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Kalimpong town is a religious centre of Buddhism. The Buddhist monastery Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is home to many monks who take their religious teachings to the people searching for divinity and peace. HolidayIQ revviewer Derrick says, "Visited Kalimpong in July for mini vacation. Stayed at shikher guest house. The place is truly amazing. Our guest house was situated at 4500 feet above mean sea level. The place is fantastic with greenery and spring water all round. The people are friendly and helpful."

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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