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8 Hill Stations You Must Actually Visit During Monsoon!

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Hill stations are hot favourites among tourists when it comes to travel. HolidayIQ Travellers share places that you must visit this season.

8 Hill Stations You Must Actually Visit During Monsoon!:

  1. Hotel Siphiyang Phong, Bomdila (Arunachal Pradesh)
  2. LandMark Hotel, Yelagiri Hills (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Tea Nest, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Garden Reach Hotel, Kalimpong (West Bengal)
  5. Blue Pine Hotel, Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)
  6. Pawan Guest House, McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  7. Grand Sunset Hotel, Chail (Himachal Pradesh)
  8. Best Western Royal Park, Solan (Himachal Pradesh)

1. Bomdila

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This small town is famous for Buddhist Gompas and the magnificent view of the Kameng Valley. The view of clouds gathering at the top of the Nechipu Pass can be easily seen from the highest point of this place. The area is also home to the Kangto and Gorichan peaks, which are considered as the highest peaks in the state. HolidayIQ Traveller Sushil says, "It is said the path to heavens is rough. True! When you want to go to Bomdila, the travel from Guwahati to Bomdila is rough and tough. But once you reach this place you forget all the troubles, bad road, pathetic food etc.Fond of Buddhism or not, the monasteries give you so much mental peace that you would always return back to work fresh with good and heavenly thoughts."

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2. Yelagiri Hills

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HolidayIQ Traveller Ashok says, "For a weekend outing from Bangalore this is a nice place. A journey of about 2 hours on a scenic highway. The place is lovely with a beautiful curves on the road while going up about 14 km. With greenery all around on the hills, a lake with boating facility. A park for the children near the lake. There are few walking trails, a Shiva temple on one of the hills etc. We had a lovely weekend with beautiful weather and a wonderful drive from and to Bangalore."

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17 Sightseeings | 19 Photos

3. Coonoor

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HolidayIQ Traveller P Yesuthasen says, "Coonoor is where I was born and brought up so I tend to look at this holiday destination through rose tinted glasses. Notwithstanding my bias, the crowds that throng the town, not only in summer, but all year round, are testimony to its popularity.Smaller than the more famous Ooty and less crowded, it has a charm of its own."

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4. Kalimpong

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Kalimpong offers panoramic views of the great Himalayan ranges and of the Kanchenjunga peak. How could you not fall in love with Kalimpong! HolidayIQ Traveller Deep says, "Kalimpong and Darjeeling both are very famous hill stations. Must visit Tiger hill, Rock garden, Tea Garden, Batasia loop in Darjeeling. Also visit DoPahar, Lava, Lolegaon, Rishap, Lamahatta in Kalimpong area. Purchase some woolen products. Eat few new local dishes."

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22 Sightseeings | 16 Photos

5. Ziro

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HolidayIQ Traveller babita says, "Ziro is a beautiful place with pine trees and lush green all around. The cave temple is a must visit. It is gorgeous with majestic mountains and river flowing below. Get a spectacular view of the Ziro plateau from Kile Pakho. It is a nature lover's delight. Midey has blue pine trees and is a great place for hiking. Do not miss the epic Ziro music festival if you are there."

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14 Sightseeings | 4 Photos

6. McLeodganj

McLeodganj
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McLeodganj is famous for its Tibetan institutions and Buddhist monasteries. It was the home of the Gaddi tribe in its initial days and was an integral territory of Katoch Dynasty, which is considered among the world’s oldest royal families. HolidayIQ Traveller Pradeep says, "McLeodganj is always a great place to visit. It was my 3rd visit this year and I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 trips. Bhagsu temple and falls are must visit places where we felt really relaxed. It is always good to go for shopping in the market on Bhagsu road. Enjoyed a bit local food also. It was a nice experience and really enjoyed the nature's beauty at McLeodganj."

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36 Sightseeings | 15 Photos

7. Chail

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The world's highest cricket pitch and polo ground was constructed in Chail in 1893, after levelling the top of the hill. Satluj Valley, Shimla and Kasauli are visible from the hill top even at night. The other side of the town has massive Himalayan ranges covered with snow. HolidayIQ Traveller Rachit says, "Chail is a very beautiful place, close to nature, serene and peaceful. Not much activities to do but a must go for people who love nature and looking to relax. Certainly better than kufri in terms of natural beauty."

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8. Solan

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HolidayIQ Traveller Gita says, "While Solan itself is rather congested, the area around has many places to stay for a serene holiday. It would be nice to hire a car and drive down the winding hill roads while the most breathtaking scenery rushes by. A motorcycle would also be a good option.The Yung Drung Tibetan Monastery is a must see but there are many other popular destinations. Food and drink is in no short supply as one finds large numbers of options along the road to suit all tastes and budgets from posh hotels to small roadside dhabas. Fruit juice and fruit wines are sold at regular outlets along the way.While I'm sure there are activities to do, merely relaxing on a balcony and enjoying the cloud wreathed hills is bliss enough."

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