Rarely Visited Hill Stations In India

Are you planning to visit hill station in India but don't know the one? Find information on rarely visited Hill Stations in India, best time to visit them and much more. These are the some of the ever-mesmerizing and picturesque places to visit in India.

Living in a vivid and diversified country like India we have unlimited locations where we can escape for a vacation with our family, group or our partner. From the splendid beauty of Kashmir to the charming and alluring state of Kerala it is dotted with spell bounding hills encapsulating over 20 mountain ranges. With a large number of hill stations in India, the question remains which hill station to choose? We have scanned a list of some of the less crowded yet beautiful hill stations in India where you can have some of your blissful time.

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu- Nestled among two other hill stations, Coonoor seems to be the most secluded and quiet one. If you are a trek lover then this place can prove to be an ideal base camp for you for the trek leading to Nilgiris along with being an ideal hill station. This place is popular for its production of Nilgiri tea. It is connected by the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway which runs between Coimbatore and Ooty.


Except for central Coonoor which is bustling with tourists you can escape the crowds through the trekking trails leading out of the town. Through these escaped routes you can absorb the spectacular viewpoints of the Nilgiris along with the tea and coffee plantations. You can also visit the Sim's park, a beautifully manicured botanical garden along with the Law's Falls nearby where you can droog through the falls and explore the ruins of a 16 th century fort. If you are keen on knowing the process of tea making then you can check out its factories too.

Best time to visit - Between October and February

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh- This place can be described as a treasure trove of Arunachal Pradesh with extreme natural beauty as this place is situated at an altitude of over 10,000 feet giving us a serene and tranquil vibe due to being relatively unpopular in the list of popular hill stations. This place is dominated by Buddhist culture with Tibet on one side and Bhutan on another. The Tawang Monastery here is the biggest monastery in the world outside of Lhasa. Tourists can try adventure sports like river rafting, paragliding, and rock climbing. During the snow in December and January, there is also a ski lift. The best thing about this place is the slow pace of life, unending hills filled with stretching ornate of flowers and the monks in their orange robes. Because experiencing the true spirit of life and nature is what Tawang can offer you the best.

Best time to visit - You can visit here from March to October but you should try to avoid the monsoon season from July to October.

Haflong, Assam- Being the only hill station in Assam this place ensembles a pretty olde worlde. Being home to the local Assamese tribes this place offers you warmth and a glimpse of the colorful Assamese culture. Defining Haflong in a sentence means gushing green rivers and white puffy clouds touching the blue hills surrounded by 2 lakh varieties of flowers.

Haflong Lake is the most attractive spot here attracting the attention of many tourists. While admiring the beauty here you can also go for trekking, paragliding, and boating. Then there's a small village a little away from it called Jatinga village where you can spot migratory birds and blue orchids. Also if you are a historic crawler then you can go a little further to Maibong with a local historical background and architecture amongst the ruins of a little kingdom.

Best time to visit - From April to October

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu- About 25 kilometers away from Salem is a small group of hills at about 1, 515 meters above the sea level. It is quite isolated from the western ghats and thus a less frequently visited place. It's not popular compared to Ooty and Kodaikanal, therefore, less expensive and is quite a simple place.

Yercaud Hills

If you want to have some quality time with your partner then this place is perfect for little walks around green luscious slopes, trekking, and boating which can definitely give you an all so romantic and valuable time together. The Servarayan temple is the highest point here where you can have a good day trip. Apart from being mesmerized by the rock formations, this place has many parks and gardens to offer.

Best time to visit - Between October to June

Pelling, Sikkim- Another unexplored and untouched hill station of northeast is Pelling, 2,100 meters above the sea level which is unfortunately not much known owing to a popular tourist destination i.e Gangtok which overshadows it. Even though it is not developed as much as compared to Gangtok the stunning views here are incomparable.


The beauty of this place is being less frequented which makes it more close to nature. A good amount of mountaineers visit here Pelling being a base camp for trekking. Other attractions here are the Khecheopalri Lake, a pretty number of waterfalls and a Buddhist monastery.

Best time to visit - Between February to May and September to Mid- December

Kausani, Uttaranchal- A place with less attention of tourists this picture perfect place is surrounded by speechless views of the Himalayan peaks Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Panchchuli. Sitting on the top of the Pingnath peak it is 1,900 meters above sea level where you can enjoy the top view of the trailing 300 meters of long Himalayan show.


Apart from this, it is densely forested with pine trees and tea gardens increasing its beauty by many folds. Anashakti ashram and Pant museum are the two places to visit or else you can have a peaceful retreat here.

Best time to visit - Between March to May


Idukki, Kerala - Idukki is one of the most beautiful districts of Kerala and is one of the most exotic and quietest hill stations of South India as it is not much popular amongst the tourist brigade. A private transport should be preferred here because you definitely don't want to miss the enchanting drive through the forests filled with the green treasure and who knows you can also come across the majestic elephants here on the roads.

You can click some of the best pics here in the way at the hairpin bends and experience the magic of nature. There's also a pretty lake and dam which comes across your way.

Best time to visit - During the chilly months of October to February.

Ponmudi, Kerala- A scenic beauty straight out of a dream this place is just next to heaven. Popular for its sunset, the hills surrounding Ponmudi complete the view.

This quiet hill station is surrounded by tea gardens and is situated in the district of Thiruvananthapuram. There's no shortage of amusement with a deer park, a wildlife sanctuary, and a biological park. Meenmutti falls is just a short excursion away for a day picnic. One thing you would definitely love here is the river Kallar which runs through the town with its freshwater springs.

Best time to visit - Between October and March


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