India offers an amazing wealth of hidden gems, a choice of hill stations off the beaten track that remains unexplored most of the time. Being a land of amazing treasures, India is a world famous destination for memorable vacations that will remain confined in your heart and mind for the rest of your life. Hill stations are the most sought after holiday destinations both for domestic and foreign tourists in India. Besides the popular ones India is also blessed with hill station that are unexplored but can be an perfect destination for honeymooners, weekend getaways or a summer retreat. Such unexplored hill station are scattered in this picture perfect land waiting to be discovered by you. Check it out.
Top 5 Unexplored Hill Stations of India:
Chopta Hill Station
Located on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath Road about 40 km from Gopeshwar in the Garhwal region, Chopta Hill Station is a picturesque location and watch worthy tourist spots. Nestled at an altitude of about 2,900 m above sea level, this tiny hill station is adorned with some mesmerizing tourist spots such as Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Gopeshwar, Tungnath Shiv Temple, Kanchula Korak Musk deer sanctuary, Ukhimath etc. This enchanting place is draped in vegetation, orchids, and many high altitude vegetations.
Anantagiri is located at the top of the Tirumala Hills approximately 17 km from Araku valley, which is about 112 km from Visakhapatnam. Anantagiri is an unexplored yet charming hill resort in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Unconcealed beauty of this place attracts everybody including nature lovers, tourists, pilgrims etc. It is also a perfect summer retreat to beat the heat off. Anantgiri is enfolded in many mango graves and orchids. Araku Valley, Bheemunipatnam Beach, Borra Caves, Rishikonda Beach, Sri Venkateswara Konda are some of the popular Tourist attractions in Anantagiri.
Chikaldhara Hill Station
Situated at an altitude of 1,118 m, Chikaldhara is the only hill station and coffee growing area in Maharashtra. Chikhaldara is full of deep valleys full of velvet mist and majestic trees. With profusion of natural scenery, striking wildlife, mesmerizing waterfalls and a placid lake, the place is an ideal summer retreat. According to Hindu mythology this is the place where Bheema killed villainous Keechaka and threw him into the valley. Popular tourist attractions around are Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Wan Sanctuary, Gavilgadh Fort, Devi Mandir, Shakkar Lake and many others.
Yercaud Hill Station
Yercaud is another less explored hill resort of southern India. It is situated at an altitude of 1, 515m in Shevaroy hills in Tamil Nadu. The climate of Yercaud is very cool, in contrast to the nearby regions. Here the temperature never rises above 30c making the place ideal for trekking in forested slopes and boating in the lake. A less expensive destination compared to the popular counterparts like Ooty and Kodaikkanal in South India, Yercaud has some tourist’s hot spots such as Lady’s Seat, Killiyur Falls, The Grange, The Servarayan Temple, Anna Park and many others.
Kausani is located 53 km north of Almora in Uttaranchal. About 14hours drive from Delhi by road, Kausani is a hill station that offers awesome view. One can view the snowy Himalayas and the high snow-capped mountain peaks of Nanda Devi and Trishul from here. April to June is the best time to be in Kausani, with temperatures ranging between 11°C and 26°C.