Every time you think of packing your bags and move to spend some days of tranquility in the splendid aura of the Himalayan Shivaliks or the Western Ghats, you end up finding yourself among the hustle and bustle of the clichéd locations of Shimla or Mussourie in the North and destinations like Ooty or Lonavala in the South of India. And such a vacation makes you even more bereft of the peace you required and the desire for it increases in you even more.
Thus, to help you fulfill that longing for serenity, here we are, giving you some undisclosed locations; hill stations in India which are still very much unchartered territories and are best suited for people who need to find themselves among the land of sages.
Situated in the state of Assam, Haflong sits in the bed of eastern Himalayas at a height of almost a thousand meters. Also sometimes knows as the ‘Switzerland’ of the east, Haflong houses about ten indigenous tribes of India. The combination of scenic beauty and rich culture of the area will definitely enthrall you and invoke beautiful memories of the place in your mind. Haflong is well connected via roads and you can take a visit at any time throughout the year.
Situated close to Tungnath, the third kedar of the panch kedar of Lord Shiva, Chopta resides in the serene laps of the Himalayas much away from the other frequently visited destinations of the Himalayas. It now serves as that unspoiled natural destination which also is the trekking base to Tungnath and Chandrashila. Although you won’t find luxurious hotels here, the affordable ones will keep you in the comfort of the surroundings. A visit to Chopta will definitely help fill the barrel of peace that you so desire.
Askot lies on the yatra route to Kailash Mansarovar and is situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Located close to the Indo- Nepal border, Askot serves as that unchartered destination which is still close to the hearts of those tourists who look for some time alone in peace and tranquility. It also served as a royal city for many dynasties over a period of time.
Located in between the famous hill stations of Mussoorie and Chamba, Dhanaulti lies at a height of around 2000m and is famous for mountain gazing and its famous eco parks developed recently by the forest department of Uttarakhand. Closest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun which is about 80 kms away.
Hidden amongst an arena of dense forests, Gangamoola is that hidden hill stations in India for peace lovers would love to go to. The hill Gangamoola also gives rise to three different rivers. Also known as the Varaha parvat, Gangamoola has a 1.8m varaha image inside a cave and a goddess bhagvati temple that you can visit.