The Western Ghats is one of the richest hotspots in the country and is home to numerous hill stations, lakes, hills, waterfalls and cities. However, there are still several places in the Western Ghats which are far away from the eyes of common tourists. One such place is Wilson Hills, which is a popular hill station and a summer destination amongst local tourists and travellers.
Mixed with fog and covered with prolific vegetation, Wilson Hills provides its visitors with ample opportunities of savouring the natural beauty in its pristine and stainless form. If you are looking forward to getting lost in the pleasant ambience and cool weather, then add Wilson Hills to your bucket list now.
Best Time To Visit Wilson Hills
As during the monsoon season, the region in and around Wilson Hills remains wet and slippery due to which it becomes risky to trek up the hill, it is advisable to avoid visiting Wilson Hills during the months of July and August. If you are looking forward to witnessing the lush greenery of Wilson Hills at its peak, then the best time is from October until the end of April.
A Little Bit About Wilson Hills
Named after Lord Wilson, the governor of Mumbai from 1923 to 1928, Wilson Hills was declared a hill station in 1927. However, due to some unknown reasons, the plan did not succeed and hence, the place could not be developed. It was named Wilson Hills by Vijay Devji, the last king of Dharampur who had also planned to develop the place. You can find a memorial installed in their loving memory atop the hill.
Wilson Hills is located in the Western Ghats in the Valsad district of Gujarat and is rich in flora and fauna due to the presence of Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary in its vicinity. Today, it has become a weekend destination for local tourists who come here to enjoy the richness of the hills.
Wilson Hills also allures several trekkers and mountain climber who come here to test their patience and endurance. Once you have reached atop Wilson Hills, you can also catch a glimpse of the Arabian sea.
Places Of Interest In Wilson Hills
Being surrounded by dense forests and covered with rich vegetation, Wilson Hills offers its visitors with numerous places of interest. From viewpoints to waterfalls, this beautiful hill station endorses everything to attract tourist from all around the place.
The major viewpoints in the Wilson Hills include Marble Chatri Point, Steep Valley Point, Ozone Valley Point, Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Shankar Waterfalls Point. The beauty of Wilson Hills gets enhanced at the time of dawn and dusk when beautiful sunrays reflect over its green carpets. Apart from all this, you can also visit Lady Wilson Museum, Barumal Temple and The district science centre.
How To Reach Wilson Hills
Wilson Hills is located at a distance of around 120 km from Surat and is easily accessible by road. However, you may also find steep roads in and around the region of Wilson Hills. If you are travelling by air, you can take a flight to Surat airport and then from there, you can hire a cab to Wilson Hills. The nearest railhead is at Valsad which is at a distance of about 53 km from Wilson Hills.