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Unexplored hill stations of India
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:31:39 PM »
Couple of unexplored Hill Stations in India. Add more if you know. 8)

Yelagiri in Tamilnadu, Western Ghats

Yelagiri, Tamilnadu is a much less frequented hill station than Ooty or Kodaikanal and still hasn’t got its big tourism push, so you can make the most of that now. Again, while it’s very peaceful, and the scenery is nice, don’t expect the kind of beauty that will grip you in the gut like in the Himalayas. There is an artificial lake (Punganoor) where you can go boating, and it has a park built around it which is a nice place for an evening walk. There are also multiple view points and a few trekking options. Now you can even try paragliding in Yelagiri!

How to Get There - The best way to get to Yelagiri is to get transportation – bus or private – from Jolarpettai Junction, which has a big railway station where most trains stop. There are a few nice resorts with villas where you can stay and spend a weekend of relaxation.

Shimoga Jog Falls in Karnataka, Western Ghats

When you think of hill stations in Karnataka, you think of Coorg or maybe Mysore. But Shimoga district has a few beautiful spots with lovely waterfalls. Jog falls are in Shimoga district, to begin with, and they’re an awe-inspiring sight when in full force. Kodachari is a peak with rich biodiversity and a natural heritage site. Sagars is close to Jog Falls. Talaguppa is also close to Jog Falls and has three excellent temples to visit. Agumbe, with its fog and dense forest cover, is probably one of the most secluded hill stations you could find in the Western Ghats. It has multiple waterfalls and is ethereally beautiful. Strangely, Agumbe is closer to Udipi railway station than Shimoga!

How to Get There - Shimoga has a railway station, as does Udipi, and both have buses that go to most places. Shimoga district has plenty of options for accommodation for all budgets.

Haflong in Assam, Eastern Himalayas

Haflong is another option in the northeast if you want to spend some time with your head pretty literally in the clouds. You tend to expect great beauty from hill stations in the northeast – almost any town can rival most hill stations elsewhere – but Haflong is beautiful even by those lofty standards. The most picturesque spot is possibly Haflong Lake, but there are multiple view points to keep your mind muddled trying to process the sheer perfection of the place.

How to Get There - Airports in Guwahati and Dimapur are both fairly close by. There is railway connectivity to Haflong, but you need to get to Silchar or Lumding for that. You can drive from Guwahati – it will be an unforgettable experience. You won’t get dozens of choices for accommodation, but Landmark Hotel and the Tourist Lodge are perfectly adequate.

Pelling in Sikkim, Kanchenjunga Range

When you say Sikkim, most people think Gangtok and the lakes, and with good reason. Gangtok is as close to perfect as any place on earth can be and the lakes are so beautiful you will never want to look away, let alone leave. But don’t forget Pelling. Pelling is not as well developed as Gangtok, and it’s smaller, but it is also the starting point for some excellent treks, and the town itself has a few stunning view points that can very well rival Gangtok. Visit the Pemayangtse monastery, Changey and Khangchendzonga waterfalls and Khecheopalri Lake.

How to Get There - The best way to get to Pelling is to grab a seat in a shared taxi from Siliguri or from Gangtok. A good tip is to reserve an extra seat to have a bit of room.

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Unexplored hill stations of India
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