hill stations top 15 budget hill station places in india

With summer temperatures and the inflation rates both on the rise all that one wishes for is to get away from it all and enjoy a holiday in the hill stations but at a budget.As always the customer friendly travel site  “Get Ur Holidays ”brings for you a list of top 15  budget  hill station places in india which can give you a pleasant relaxing holiday on a budget.

 

Our list of cheap and best places to visit in summer begins with

1. Pahalgam.

 pahalgam top 15 budget hill stations places in india

Well connected to the rest of Kashmir by road Pahalgam is situated on the banks of Lidder River. At a height of 7, 200 feet thus offering a view from the balcony  of Kashmir valley.

 The  best time to visit Pahalgam is between March to November as the weather is good for outdoor activities The  annual Amarnath Yatra also starts from here The summer months of March to June are the  best time to embark on  Amarnath yatra .

Pahalgam specializes in offering to its tourists luxury accommodation as well as those at budget rates but equally comfortable .

How to reach:

 Srinagar is the nearest airport .When we talk about budget prices a special mention has to be made that the flight rates from New  Delhi to Srinagar are incredibly low and other places connected by air to Srinagar are  Mumbai, Jammu, Leh, Chandigarh  from where one can proceed to Pahalgam by taxi or bus .

  Rail

Udhampur railway station located around 218 km away is the nearest station to Pahalgam number of trains connect Jammu Tawi station with rest of India including Delhi, Kolkata, Pathankot

 

2.Srinagar

srinagar top 15 budget hill stations places in india

Situated on the banks of the Jhelum, Srinagar with its attractive shikaras and houseboats is often referred to as the Venice of India. The Dal lake is a city by itself with floating vegetable markets , hotels, shops and a  beautiful garden within it , Nishat Bagh , Shalimar Bagh , Mughal gardens are some other world famous places to visit in kashmir Srinagar.

Best time to visit

Srinagar is a tourist spot which is beautiful all the year round  .

How to reach

Flights from Delhi to Srinagar are available at reasonable rates.

By train one has to reach Jammu Tawi or Udhampur and take a taxi or bus from there .

By road one has to use the Leh –Srinagar highway from May  to mid November and the Manali – Leh highway from April to June.

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3.Munnar

munnar top 15 budget hill stations places in india

Next on our list of budget holiday hill stations packages, is Munnar which is situated at a height of 1600 feet  above sea level in Gods own country Kerala and is also called Green Capital of India . Munnar has greenery all around it in the form of rolling hilltops, tea and coffee plantations , forests, wild life, valleys, trekking and mountains. Famous Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is situated here .

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] Best time to visit

An all season tourist destination  Munnar’s summer season stretches from April to May..

How to reach

By Air Kochi, Coimbatore, Madurai and Calicut.are the airports which connect you to Munnar by flight

By train -‘Aluva’ at a distance of 90 kms is the nearest  town with a railway station .

By road all major towns in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have direct bus service to Munnar .

4. Shillong

shillong top 15 budget hill stations places in india

The capital of Meghalaya also known as the Scotland of the East is another beautiful tourist spot which can be explored at a very reasonable price. Some must see places are Shillong peak,Umiam lake ,Elephant falls  and lady Hydari park . A beautiful hill station developed by the British it is 1525 metres above the sea level.

Best time to visit is from September to May

How to reach

By air there  are affordable direct flights from  Kolkata to Umroi which is Shillong airport.

By train Gauhati is the nearest railway station and from there one can take taxis or but .

By road –One has to take taxi or bus from Gauhati which is well connected to  all the cities of Meghalaya .

5. Mount Abu

mount abu top 15 budget hill stations places in india

As it is the only hill station in arid Rajasthan  it is called “ the oasis” The MT Abu from which this place derives it name is a plateau 22 km long and 9 km wide the highest peak is Guru Shikhar which is  situated at a height of 1722 mtres above sea level . It has many rivers, lakes and waterfalls and has evergreen forests there is a wild life sanctuary too

The city is situated at a height of 1220 mtres .

Best time to visit

Summer is from mid April to mid June the world famous Dilwara temples and Nakki  lake are a must see .The reason why it suits our low budget holidays is that apart from hotels it has Dharamshallas which charge very less for lodging and boarding.

How to reach

By air—the Jaipur airport is the terminus for Mt Abu  there are flights from Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai Bangalore and Goa  at very reasonable rates .

There are direct flights to Sharjah, Muskat and Dubai.There are flights to Bangkok and Singapore via Delhi and chartered flights to London and Dublin are also available.

By rail the Abu road station is the place where you get down to proceed to Mt Abu for your vacations.

Mt Abu is well connected by road to the rest of Rajasthan and there is daily bus service from Baroda and Ahmedabad  .

 

6.Kodaikanal

kodaikanal top 15 budget hill stations places in india

This place is called ‘princess of hill stations as well as “Gift of the forests” it abounds in beautiful waterfalls, caves,  rock pillars and beautiful water bodies. Situated at a height of 7200 ft above sea level it fits into every budget and is ideal for honeymoons too, there are places of natural beauty and trekking is also a big lure.

Best time to visit

This place is pleasant all throughout the year though the best time to visit is from March to June

How to reach

To reach Kodaikanal by flight there are three airports Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore and the tickets are very  reasonable they make your holiday a really low budget one

By rail the  nearest railway station is Kodai road and one can take a bus or taxi to reach Kodaikanal .

By road Kodaikanal is well connected to all the major cities of Tamilnadu.

 7.Ooty.

ooty top 15 budget hill stations places in india

Ooty Is a hillstaion which has been the country’s favourite since time immemorial It is considered one of the best honeymoon destinations as well as a holiday spot . Nestled in the Nilgiri hills it is any nature lover’s paradise and is also known as the Queen of hill stations .

Best time to visitMarch to June and Sept to October April to June is the peak season

How to reach

By air —upto Coimbatore which is 88 kms from Ooty.Coimbatore is connected to Chennai.Bangalore Mumbai and other major cities of I ndia .

By train—upto  Mettupalayam   which is only 52 kms and then by bus or taxi

By road —private car or bus or taxi from Chennai or Bangalore but it is a bit tiring journey about 270 kms .which takes nearly 6 hours.

 

8.Valparai

valparai top 15 budget hill stations places in india

Though not much heard about Valaparai is a hill station situated in the Annamalai range of mountains and apart from being a modest hill station what attracts people towards it is the thrilling 40 hairpin bend road. Located at 3500 ft above sea level one can well imagine the thrill those 40 hairpin bends provide. Other attractions are lovely waterfalls, tea gardens, elephant tracks,  Indira Gandhi wild life sanctuary is famous among other things for the hornbill and is the only place in India to have leopards.

Best time to visit

From September to March

How to reach

By air you reach Coimbatore then from there  proceed to Pollachi and then Valaparai.

By train you reach either Pollachi or Coimbatore and then by taxi or bus  to Valaparai.

By road you can reach Valaparai either from Pallackad  or Pollachi or Coimbatore by bus or taxi .

 

9.Champawat

champawat top 15 budget hill stations places in india

When it is about low budget tourism then Champawat in Uttarakhand is a must because it is a very attractive place which is beautiful all the year round and boasts of tradition, history and temples. Some very famous temples here are the Baleshwar  temple,Kranteshwar temple,  Nagnath temple, which boast of beautiful architecture and the traditional methods of worship ranging back to the 10th century which is still followed by the people .This place is situated on the Kali river and is surrounded by beautiful mountains

The place provides excellent kumaoni food, beautiful nature walks and as there are not many hotels camping is the main form of lodging and boarding , this makes the holidays very economical and truly low budget

Best time to visit

All the year round but should be avoided during the monsoons.

How to reach

By air the nearest airport is Pantnagar from where taxis and buses are available

By rail the nearest railway station is Kathgodam from where taxis and buses reach you to Champawat.

 

10.Yercaud

yercaud top 15 budget hill stations places in india

is another hill station from  south India situated in the Shevaroy  hills of Tamil Nadu . It is a famous holiday destination which shows off its greenery in the form of coffee plantations and forests of silver oaks , sandalwood and teak . There are plantations of black pepper and cardamoms too . Places which are a must see are Botanical Garden, Shevaroy temple, Big Lake , Killiyur falls and Pagoda point.

 

Best time to visit

Though pleasant throughout the year best time to visit is between October and June .

How to reach

If you want to use the air route  there are three airports Trichy, Bangalore and Coimbatore and taxis and buses wait for you here to take you to Yarcaud.

Those interested in coming by train have to alight at Jolarpattai and Salem railway staions which are 20 kms and 35 kms from Yarcaud respectively and buses and taxis are waiting to receive you on your onward journey .

Those wanting to drive down the roads will not have any problems as there is good connectivity all the major cities of India joining them at Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore .

11.Mussoorie

mussoorie top 15 budget hill stations places in india

The “Queen of hills” as the Britisher’s called it Mussorie   lives up to its name. Situated at 2000 mtres above sea level provides its visitors with a panoramic view of the Himalays and of course the beauties of nature in the form of hills and mountains , greenery and trekking facilities . Famous waterfalls here are Kempty falls, Jharipani falls, Mossy falls and Bhatta falls. Visitors like to make use of the camoping facilities provided here and that makes the holidays economical too . Among other things the ropeway ride  is a major attraction here .

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Best time to visit

April to July and September to November.

How to reach

By air the nearest airport  is Dehradoon which is only 60 kms ffrom Mussorie.

By train

Reach Dehradun by train then take a taxi or bus.

By road

There are connections from almost the whole of Uttarakhand .

12.Darjeeling

darjeeling top 15 budget hill stations places in india

Another hill station patronised by the Britishers is Darjeeling and it still holds its mystique beauty . The beautiful tea gardens and the delicious Darjeeling tea are the things which make Darjeeling an unforgettable experience It boasts of the toy train which is now a declared UNESCO world heritage sight . the sunset and sunrise of Darjeeling are world famous This place abounds in natural beauty and has peaceful monasteries where one can enjoy the pristine peace of religion and faith.

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Best time to visit

Darjeeling is pretty and peaceful all the year round but monsoons can be a bit disturbing.Best time is between March to May and October to November.

How to reach

By air take a flight to  Bagdogra and from there by taxi or bus

By train reach New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri and then proceed to Darjeeling

By road Darjeeling is connected to Kolkata and Siligurhi and thus to the rest of India .Darjeeling can also be reached from Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh .

 

13.Kurseong

Situated at a height of 4800 ft above sea  level Kurseong is very near to Darjeeling and has the same temptations to offer . It became famous when the Toy  train ride was extended over to it from Darjeeling . The name Kurseong means white orchids and we have them growing in plenty in the area . Other temptations are trekking and sightseeing which includes a panoramic view of the Himalaya’s  and the snow peaked mountains.

Best time to visit

All the year round but the peak period is March to May

How to reach

By air the nearest airport is Bagdogra from where taxis are available .

By train New Jalpaiguri and Silliguri are the railway stations which receive you an d provide taxis and buse s.

By road as it falls on NH number 55 it hasa good connection of roads .

 

14.Manali

manali top 15 budget hill stations places in india

When its about hill stations Manali cannot be missed . Situated at an altitude of 2050 mt in Himachal Pradesh on the banks of the Beas river Manali tops the list on the itirinary of holiday makers. It provides not only scenic beauty but also facilities for sking trekking rafting paragliding etc .

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Best time to visit

The summer months of March to June are the best specially for activities like trekking paragliding etc. time and the monsoon should be avoided .

How to reach

By air the nearest airport is Bhuntar with flights from Delhi Chandigarh etc

By train the nearest railway station is Jogindernagar from where one can take a taxi

The road network is very nicely knit and it is highly recommended .

15.Simla

shimla top 15 budget hill stations places in india

No information on hill station tourism can be complete without Simla the capital of Himachal Pradesh . The queen of all tourist spots provides scenic eye soothing natural beauty and relaxing weather .

Activities include horse riding, trekking or just relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquillity.

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Best time to visit

All the year round but specially March to June as this s the time for paragliding, trekking nature walks etc October to February are also welcome as this time there is snowfall and tourists enjoy this. Together with winter sports.

How to reach

By air Simla being the capital is well connected to Delhi and Chandigarh and Jubarhatti is the airport

By train –Simla is the railway station .

By road —Simla has an excellent network of roads connecting Delhi, Chandigarh , Solan to name a few cities.NH number 22 passes from near here.

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