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To escape the summer heat, visit these popular hill stations in India

New Delhi: Summer is here, and everyone is looking for a place to relax and escape the heat. Fortunately, India has mountains, hills, beaches, exotic forests, and other locations to visit in the summer that provide some relief from the oppressive heat. A look at some lovely hill stations where you may escape the summer heat.

1. Tamil Nadu (Yercaud):

Also known as the ‘Jewel of the South,’ Yercaud is located in the Salem District of Northern Tamil Nadu atop the Shevaroys Hill.

2. Himachal Pradesh (Mcleod Ganj):

The town is located near Dharamshala’s upper reaches. It’s also known as ‘Little Lhasa,’ because it’s the birthplace of the 14th Dalai Lama.

3. Jammu and Kashmir (Pahalgam): 

The ‘Valley of Shepherds’ is another name for it. It is located in the district of Anantnag’s north east, among towering hills covered in evergreen trees.

4. Himachal Pradesh (Dalhousie):

The town is called after the 19th century British governor general Lord Dalhousie and is stretched out over five hills: Kathlog, Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota, and Bolun.

5. Uttarakhand (Chopta):

Chopta, sometimes known as Uttarakhand’s “little Switzerland,” is a year-round tourist destination.

6. Meghalaya (Shillong):

Meghalaya’s capital is a great spot to escape the summer heat and unwind. This lovely city is known as the “Scotland of the East.”

7. Uttarakhand (Mussoorie):

Mussoorie, often known as the ‘Queen of the Hills,’ is one of India’s most popular hill stations. It is an ideal summer resort for leisure vacationers and honeymooners.

8. Kerala (Peermedu):

It is one of Kerala’s most popular hill stations, known for its scenic views. The town is named after a Sufi saint named Peer Mohammad, who is supposed to have ties to the Travancore royal line.

9. Jammu and Kashmir (Srinagar):

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is situated in the valley of Kashmir. The city, which stretches on both banks of the Jhelum River, is known for its natural beauty, parks, waterfronts, houseboats, and traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits.

10. Karnataka (Coorg):

Coorg is a captivating hill station with hypnotic waterfalls, towering hills, breathtaking landscapes, and expansive coffee plantations. It is also known as the “Scotland of India.” It is located on the Western Ghats’ slopes.

11. Tamil Nadu (Kodaikanal):

The location is one of the best summer destinations, nestled amid the Palani Hills. It is known as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations,’ and the name Kodaikanal means ‘The Gift of the Forest’ in Tamil.