Oftentimes, the most challenging part about planning a vacation is picking a hill station that serves your travel desires and needs. Whether you're intending to avoid the crowds or you want to take advantage of the prime weather conditions, we've rounded up 10 wanderlust-worthy hill stations in India, that you must visit in March.
1. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
Be it on your family tour, outing with your friends or honeymoon with your loved one, fun and liveliness never cease to stop in Pahalgam. It is in this picturesque hill station, you can explore and experience all the true colours of nature at its best.
2. Munnar, Kerala
When it comes to natural bounties, Kerala tops the list. Located at an altitude of 1,600m above the sea level, Munnar in Kerala is one of the picturesque hills-stations in India. Rightly called as the ‘Green Capital of India', it is decked with beautiful mountains, rolling hills, coffee and tea plantations, and is a true cradle of nature that befits fantasies and fairytales.
3. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar is often referred to as the 'Kashmir Venice', which sits gracefully on the banks of the Jhelum River. It is one of the most sought after romantic destinations in India and the mystical bounties of this place fascinate visitors with its charm and beauty. Visit this heavenly paradise and witness the alluring beauty of the Dal Lake and enjoy boat rides to several canals and gardens within its vicinity.
4. Shillong, Meghalaya
Truly a visitor's paradise, Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya and is one of the best hills-station to visit in India in March. Far-famed as the 'Scotland of the East', Shillong boasts of rolling hills, wholesome ambience, alluring cascades, picturesque beauty and lively people.
5. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Encircled by verdant and evergreen forests, Kodaikanal is far-famed as the 'Gift of the forest'. Discovered in and around 1845, it is also lauded as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations' and only a few scenic hill stations in the country is similar to this green paradise. Be its exceptional cascades, archaic caves, rock pillars, stunning water bodies or quiet forest areas, Kodaikanal never ceases to astonish its visitors with its natural beauty.
6. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
The only known hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu rests in the bosom of the Aravalli range. Sharing history with several legends and myths, it offers a much-required treat to the dune lovers and satisfies yearnings of an uninterrupted vacation in the hills.
7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
The exquisite beauty of Ooty makes it one of the most famous as well as most sought after hill stations in India. Snuggled deep within the Nilgiri Hills, this picturesque delight is a hub for the nature lovers and honeymooners. It is indeed labelled as one of the best hill stations in the Nilgiri Ranges.
8. Champawat, Uttarakhand
Encircled by the beautiful mountain ranges and the imposing Kali River, this serene hill station is one of the least crowded hill-stations in Uttarakhand. It is due to the aloofness, you are promised to enjoy wholesome and serene moments added with scenic views in Champawat.
9. Nainital, Uttarakhand
If you are wishing to visit a serene hill station on your next trip, make it to Nainital and observe its natural splendours. Tucked amid hills and green meadows, this panoramic hill station is located by the Nainital Lake and is far-famed as ‘Lake District'.
10. Kurseong, West Bengal
Located 32km away from Darjeeling, Kurseong is a scenic hamlet that connects Darjeeling with the rest of India. It is in this hill-station, where you can engage and enjoy one of the most remarkable train journeys of your life; the ‘toy train' experience to Darjeeling.