Indian hill stations with air-connectivity
With so many long weekends lined up in 2017, this year is undoubtedly the ‘Year for Travellers’. And to keep the wanderlust in you alive, our country has some of the best destinations to be explored. Some of the most picturesque locations and scenic beauty lies in the hill stations of India. But we know that feeling; you want to get to the hills, but don’t want to spend half of your vacation on the road in the backseat of a car. To keep this feeling at bay, it’s always good to fly off to these places. Fly to a hill station, and how? Well, everything is possible in India, and there are many hill stations in the country where you can directly fly. Here, we bring you a list of such places.
1. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
A blessed habitat in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is an astonishingly beautiful hill station. The freezing winds, snowy peaks, blooming varieties of flowers and skiing in the vast snow cover will leave an unbreakable spell on you.
Nearest Airport: Srinagar (49km); direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai
2. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
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Popularly known as ‘The Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie makes for a perfect summer retreat. From British-era cottages to five-star luxury, this hill station has it all to attract the tourists from Indian as well as foreign origin.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun (40km); direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai
3. McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh
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McLeodganj, the seat of the Dalai Lama is an important centre for Buddhist studies and research. The vibrant monasteries, scenic hilltops, quaint cafes and trekking routes are reason enough for you to plan a trip to the ‘Little Lhasa’.
Nearest Airport: Gaggal (18km); three flights daily from New Delhi
4. Shillong, Meghalaya
Regarded as the ‘Scotland of the East’, Shillong is known for its lush green fields, beautiful waterfalls and scenic beauty. It is tucked away in the bespoke regions of Northeast India, where you can see the nature at its best.
Nearest Airport: Guwahati (100km); direct flights from major cities
5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is the most visited tourist destination in India. Every year, thousands of tourists from across the globe come to Manali to enjoy the calmness of the hills or to enjoy various adventure activities. Some of the popular sports to try here are skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking, trekking and rafting.
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar (52 km); direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai, kolkata and more cities