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Hill Stations in North India
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India with its vast land and diverse culture, heritage, language and people is also showered with the natural beauty. The Himalayas, the world's largest mountain chain, stretches for about 2560 kms. in an arc across the top of the Indian subcontinent. It is in these ranges that some of the most popular hill stations of North India like Almora, Mussoorie, Nainital are located. Some of the famous hill stations in North India are as follows:-
 

Almora Hill Station North India

Almora
The small town of Almora is perched on a hillock at an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level. Almora looks like a 5 km. long horse-shoe shaped ridge, where the Sitoli forms the front arm and the bazaar the other arm. In the 16th century the capital of the Chand rulers was shifted from Champawat to Almora. Almora is the district headquarters. Almora is one of the rare places in the hills where short distances take hours to cover because of twisty, winding hill roads which allows you to visit many places from one central point. The Sun Temple, about 17 km from Almora, is one of the most famous temple in Almora. The other tourist attractions in Almora are Almora Fort, Brighton End Corner, Nanda Devi Temple, Kalimath and Simtola. More....

Mussoorie
Mussoorie, also known as the Queen of the hills, is a famous hill station in Uttaranchal. It is situated at an altitude of 1970 meters above sea level and the perfect getaway from the summer heat of the plains. Mussoorie is a popular tourist destination among the Indian tourists round the year. There are winter showers and snowfall during December and January. During the monsoon and winter months it is visited by people in search of some peace and quiet. Mussoorie is also best for walks like other hill stations. The main tourist attraction in Mussoorie are the Mall, Landaur and Lal Tibba. The Mall is the main shopping area in Mussoorie.
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Nainital
Nainital is a famous hill station and has a varied topography. Nainital is located at a height of 1938 meters in the Central Himalayas in the Kumaon region. There are various lakes in Nainital and as such it is also known as the Lake District of India. The main lake in Nainital is the Naini Lake and Nainital derives its name from this lake. The best time to visit Nainital is from April to May and October to November. Various tourists visit Nainital to explore its historical sites, wildlife reserve, fruit orchards, and the panoramic environment. The various tourist attractions in Nainital are the Naini Lake, Naina Peak, Snow View, High Altitude Zoo, Land's End and State Observatory. Some other famous places in Nainital are Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal.
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Dhanaulti
Dhanaulti is situated on the Mussoorie - Chamba route in Uttaranchal, and is about 25 kms. from Mussoorie. Dhanaulti is situated amidst thick, virgin forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak and has a atmosphere of perfect peace and tranquility. The long wooded slopes, cool breeze, warm and hospitable people, lovely weather and fabulous view of snow covered mountains makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. The main tourist attractions in Dhanaulti are Barehipani and Joranda Falls, Chanderi, Dashavatar Temple, Deogarh, Jain Temples, Matatila Dam, Pradhanpat Hill and Talbehat.

Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi is the only hill station in the Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi is situated at an altitude of 1067 metres and a large plateau, ringed by hills on the evergreen Satpura range. Pachmarhi is the traveller's delight. It is characterized by rugged hills, forests, ravines and 12 spectacular waterfalls. The best season to visit Pachmarhi is from September to October and April to June. Handi Khoh is the most impressive ravine with a 100m high precipice and steep rides. The other tourist attractions in Pachmarhi are Apsara Vihar (Fairy Pool), Raja Prapat (Big Falls), Bee Falls, Mahadev caves, Pandava Caves, Jata Shankar and Rajendragiri.
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