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10 Best Hill Stations to Visit in India in Winters by Road

Winter is the best time to go on holiday. There won’t be any scorching heat, no sweating, and definitely no discomfort. However, if you want to make the fun double, you should choose hill stations. There are several hill stations in the country that you can visit. Here are some of the most popular hill stations mentioned: 

10 Most Popular Hill Stations in India in 2021

1. Dharamshala


Dharamshala is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. The blend of Hindu and Tibetan culture in this hill station makes it a worth visiting place, especially in the winter season. One of the best things that you will witness at Dharamshala is the valley blanketed with snow. A road trip to this hill station will mesmerize you thoroughly.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Tourist attractions: Tibetan Market, St. John in the Wilderness, Kareri Lake, and Triund trek

2. Auli


If one place you must not miss including in your list of trips during winters, that is Auli. One of the best things to do in this beautiful snow-capped place is Skiing. The other things you can try here are chair car ride and trekking. Auli is known for having the longest cable car in Asia.

  • Best time to travel: December and January
  • Best things to do: Trekking, skiing, snowboarding, and chair car ride

3. Rishikesh


Rishikesh is known for river rafting. If you want to add more fun to this activity, you should plan your trip to Rishikesh during the winter season. Rafting in the chilling water will stimulate all your senses, and even can numb your body for some time. Apart from river rafting, you can also indulge in various other activities such as bungee jumping, cliff jumping, flying fox, etc. Do not forget to carry some really warm clothes as the temperature drops severely during the night hours.

  • Best time to travel: November and February
  • Best things to do: River rafting, bungee jumping, and cliff jumping

4. Darjeeling


From admiring the lush green tea plantations to witnessing the heritage of the state, Toy Train, from experiencing the freezing cold weather to enjoying sumptuous momos, everything about Darjeeling is awesome. If you are planning road trips to hill stations in India, you must not miss out on Darjeeling. As you visit the hill station in the winter season, you may even get to enjoy snowfall. Apart from that, you can also attend winter festivals like Teesta Tea & Tourism festival and Darjeeling Orange Festival.

  • Best time to travel: October and February
  • Tourist attractions: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Ghum Monastery, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Peace Pagoda, Tiger Hill, and Batasia Loop

5. Nashik


Nashik is one of the most beautiful places in India, and its beauty enhances during the winter season. Nashik is known for its top-notch wineries such as Sula and York. If you make your plan in February month, you will be able to attend the Sula Fest.

  • Best time to travel: February
  • Tourist attractions: Pandavleni Caves, Sula Vineyards, Muktidham, and Kalaram Temple

6. Shimla


Shimla during the winter season looks no less than heaven. The place attracts tourists from all nooks of the country in the winter. The hill station remains covered with snow and you can actually try your hands building a snowman.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Best things to do: Trekking, paragliding, camping, and rafting

7. Manali


Manali is yet another place, which is also considered as one of the top hill stations in the country. It is one of the most sought after destinations for the snow seekers. The snow-covered hill station is surely going to leave an unforgettable impression on you. Also, you can expect a lesser crowd during the winter season here, so you can enjoy your space with your friends in Manali with minimum hassles. 

  • Best time to travel: October to February
  • Best things to do: Skiing and mountain biking

8. Mussoorie


One of the best winter destinations, Mussoorie should definitely be added to your list. The verdant hills and pine valleys look mesmerizing, especially during winters, and the weather is also favorable. This is the best place for couples as they can spend some quiet time together. 

  • Best time to travel: November to March
  • Tourist attractions: Lal Tibba Scenic Point, Camels Back Road, Mall Road

9. Mahabaleshwar 


If you cannot make it up to go North, you can still enjoy winters by visiting Mahabaleshwar. The weather is the best during the winter season and the hill town looks breath-taking. During this season, you can even enjoy strawberries here.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Tourist attractions: Venna Lake, Elphinstone Point, Pratapgadh Fort

10. Coorg


Coorg is one of the best hill stations for people living in the South of India. The coffee capital of Karnataka looks magical during the winter season. While you are here, you can not only admire the beauty of the place but also visit the elephant camp and feed the majestic animals.

  • Best time to travel: October to March
  • Tourist attractions: Abbey Falls, Chiklihole Reservoir, Dubare Elephant Camp, Omkareswara Temple

There are several hill stations in India that you can take road trips to during the winter season. To add fun as well as convenience to your trip, you can choose Revv car rental services. You can choose from their range of cars offered by Revv and plan your trip with your friends or family. Enjoy every bit of your drive to these places during the winter season. You can book a fabulous Revv car by installing the Revv app through Google Play Store or iOS App Store and get your ride in just a few easy steps.

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