Hill stations in India were previously used by European colonialists as a place of refuge from the scorching Indian summers during the British rule. The Indian subcontinent features seven principal mountain ranges and the Himalayas is the largest of them all. Many of these hill stations feature picturesque lakes, naturally created gorges and canyons - making them the perfect place to enjoy boating.
While others offer toy train rides to some of the most picturesque landscapes in India. Being on one of these hill stations one can walk across the fields of wild flowers, witness rushing streams cascading down the mountainside, enjoy the tranquility of the snow-capped Himalayas. Avid adventure lovers find the hill stations of India blissful as they allow for various adventure activities like trekking, camping, mountaineering and Paragliding etc. The major hill stations in India are Nainital, Mussoorie, Ooty, Coorg, Lonavala, Manali, Coonoor, Khajjiar, Shimla, Mount Abu, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Munnar, Auli, Kasauli, Kashmir and Srinagar.