Everything is perfect about a hill station. It easily makes an ideal destination for any getaway. You could wrap yourself up in a blanket, sit by the fire and hang out with your friends, telling each other stories or you could simply grab a book to read. Well, you get the picture. A hill station is beautiful in simply every way. If you’re looking at which one to visit this vacation, we’ve got some of the best listed below. Read on to know.
Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty is a hill station in South India, located 2,240 meters above sea level. This is a perfect place if you are looking to escape from all the noise and commotion that you face every day. People come here because of the amazing weather. The best time to visit this place is in winter. Imagine waking up to all that fog! The place is cloudy and freezing most of the times. The mountains around are such a treat to the eye. Sip your coffee and have a chat, against this majestic view! Another thing Ooty is known for are homemade chocolates! You can probably never get enough of those!
- Da Lat
A city in Vietnam, Da Lat is at a height of 1,500 meters, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Notable are the city’s blossoming marigold during winter and also the pine wood. The name was derived from the Latin phrase “Dat Aliis Laetitiam Aliis Temperiem” which means “It Gives Pleasure to Some, Freshness to others”. Unlike Vietnam’s tropical weather, Da Lat has a temperate weather throughout the year, earning it the nickname, “City of Eternal Spring”. The Hằng Nga guesthouse here, also called the “Crazy House” looks like a giant banyan tree and is a must visit.
Surrounded by Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, Crimea is a peninsula in Eastern Europe. It is an excellent place to enjoy the views of the sea and the mountains. The Balaklava Bay here adds quite a touch of mysteriousness to the place as it is not visible from the sea. The Greeks in the ancient times called it Symbolon Limpe which translates to Harbor of Omen. The Roman Kosh is at a height of 1,545 meters is the highest point here.
Located at 1,608 meters above the sea level in Switzerland, Zermatt is a mountainous place well known for skiing, hiking and climbing. Witness the Matterhorn mountain, looming down on the town. As you walk in the town, you are likely to find rustic little cottages which simply makes you want to settle there. It has an abundance of springs here and it is said that the water out of the taps is not more than 4 degree Celsius.
Located at 2,050 meters above the sea level in northern India in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali’s temperature is 10 degree Celsius for most part of the year. Manali is known for its fine apples. You can find owned by almost every other family here. The hot water springs here are said to work wonders and cure conditions like arthritis. Paragliding and river rafting are among the other things one could do here.