India is famous in the whole world for its hill stations, it is a place where you can go for the best and most beautiful hill stations at a very affordable price. Choosing the best hill station is a very confusing task, so we will give you the list of 5 best and the cheapest hill stations of India:
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Munnar is a hill station, which is situated in the Idukki state of Kerala. It is the most famous hill station in whole Kerala. Munnar is the highest peak in south India and it is a house of many endangered species of animal. It is also very famous for its tea gardens which looks like green heaven during monsoon. You can also watch the Attukad waterfall which looks very beautiful. It is also famous for extraordinary trekking experience in the valleys of Munnar with lots of greenery. You can scream your names and hear your echo in the valleys of Munnar. The cost of travelling by a bus from Cochin is around 300 rupees. The cost of stay will be around 500 rupees per person per night stay. Food will cost around 100 rupees per person.
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Nainital is popularly known as the lake city of India. In fact, its name is derived from the Naini lake which is situated in the Nainital. It is one of the best natural places to visit in India. It is located at an altitude of 1900 m above sea level. It is the best place to enjoy the beauty. It is rather cheap. You can find hotels at affordable rates and the food is also cheaper as compared to other hill stations in India and that is why it experiences a large amount of foreign and domestic tourist. It is perfect for a family vacation as well as for romantic moments with your partner. It is well connected by roads so you will not face any difficulty in reaching here. Naini lake, Naina devi temple and mall road are some of the exciting places to visit in Nainital.
Nainital zoo and eco cave garden are some of the places where you will find endangered plant and animals. The cost of travelling from Delhi to Nainital by bus is around 400 rupees. You can find many budget hotels which may charge you as low as 200 rupees per person per night stay. You can find lots of affordable restaurants with a variety of foods. The average meal will cost you around 100 rupees per person. Roping and boating will cost you 150 rupees per hour each.
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Mussoorie is one of the best hill stations to explore. It is famous for green hills, variety of flora and fauna and the mesmerizing view of Shivalik hills or the Doon valley. Mussoorie is known as the queen of the hills in whole India. There are ropeways to reach the high peaks of the Mussoorie hills like gun hill. From there you can watch a beautiful view of the whole town. There is a place called Carmel’s black rock which is an awesome place to visit. Mussoorie is a tourist as well as an educational hub of India so you can find lots of school and colleges here. Mussoorie lake, gun hills, Kempty falls and Carmel’s black road are some of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.
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It is known as the dreamland of the eastern India. It is naturally a very beautiful place with lots of greenery. You can find a lot of waterfalls and hills which are filled with grass and small flowers. The biggest attraction of Darjeeling is its tea gardens. The tea garden and tea is famous in the whole world for its quality. You will have to just wake up early in the morning to see the awesome sunrise from the tiger hills and the Kanchenjunga hill looks magnificent when the rays of the sun are incident on the snow if the hill. The budget hotel will cost you around INR 400 per night with the meals costing INR 100 per person. The travel expense from Kolkata is around INR 500. A famous attraction of Darjeeling is its toy train. It cost around INR 250. So overall its quite affordable and awesome place to visit.
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Dharamshala in Himachal place is one of the favourite place for tourist and it is the place where the holy Dalai lama live. It is surrounded by dense forest and high mountains. It is situated at an altitude of 1500 m. It is situated in Kangra valley. Tourist visit this place in summer to see its scenic green beauty and they visit it in winter to see the snowfall. Bagsu waterfall, Naam art gallery and its temples like rock temple are the best places to visit in Dharamshala. It is also famous for adventure sports like Paragliding which is quite affordable as compared to other places. The cost of travelling from Delhi to Dharamshala is around 1000 rupees the stay there will cost you around 200 to 500 rupees per person per night. If you love camping and trekking, it’s the best place for you.
It is very difficult to choose the cheapest hill station in India as the cost depend on many things. The cost increases and decreases according to the season, but the hill station in the list are the best bet in case of cost and quality. Hill stations are the best places to visit in any season. In summer, they are green and beautiful and in the winter, they experience a lot of snowfall. So, give it a try and you will not regret it.