Done With The Usual Spots? Travel To These 10 Hill Stations Outside India

Skyscanner posted on 10 June

It’s no secret, we Indians love our hill stations. After all, who wouldn’t be mesmerised by beautiful weather, greenery, unending nature trails and the awe-inspiring scenery? We looked up the data on Skyscanner and found out the ten popular destinations of #Summer2017.

Singapore {Bukit Kalang, Telok Blangah Hill, Mount Serapong}

You may not think of Singapore as your classic hill station, but the city has plenty of mountains nearby where you can get away from the city crowd and relax. Bukit Kalang, Telok Blangah Hill, Mount Serapong and Mount Faber are beautiful places to explore, trek in and enjoy the fresh air.

Good for: Budget-friendly. Recommended for last-minute vacation plans.

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Kuala Lumpur {Cameron Highlands, Fraser Hills}

Travelling to Kuala Lumpur is fun, especially during the summer months. A short drive away from Kuala Lumpur is the beautiful hill station of Cameron Highlands. Enjoy the cool respite from the heat as you take in the beautiful mountains and tranquil surroundings of the highlands.

Good for: Budget-friendly and visa-friendly. Recommended for last-minute vacation plans.

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San Francisco {Nob Hill}

Irrespective of the season, the US remains a popular destination for Indian travellers. If you are spending the summer in the US, make sure you go to San Francisco. Apart from scenic beauty, Nob Hill is also known for hiking adventures, ranging from easy mountain walks to tough hiking trails.

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Toronto {Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Blue Mountain}

India may have limited options for skiing but you can make up for it in Toronto. Do visit one of the numerous ski resorts and clubs – most are nestled around the Oak Ridges Moraine and Niagara Escarpment, and can be reached in two hours.

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Paro

The mountains of Bhutan are known for their tranquility. Disembark at the Paro airport to get a taste of the beautiful Himalayan mountain peaks. Trekking and sightseeing of the local hermitage should be must-do on your list while you explore the ‘happiest place on earth’.

Good for: Visa-friendly and Budget-friendly. Recommended for last-minute vacation plans.

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Melbourne {Yarra Valley}

If you love wine, Melbourne is the place to be. Yarra Valley is just an hour’s drive away and you can even enjoy a hot balloon ride to take in the view of the valley. The region has more than 80 wineries, with some internationally acclaimed for their wines and fresh produce.

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Vienna {Kahlenberg}

Known as Vienna’s very own mini-mountain town, Kahlenberg has a lot to offer in terms of scenic beauty and lovely weather. The peak offers a spectacular view of the town as well as the river Danube. It’s an old town so expect to see some charming architecture around.

Good for: Budget-friendly vacations.

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Zurich

When it comes to mountains, you can’t go wrong with Switzerland. Zurich has beautiful vistas and gorgeous snow peaks. Head out to Bern and explore Jungfraujoch – Europe’s highest peak. The cable car ride will give you delightful views of the Swiss Alps.

Good for: Budget-friendly vacations.

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Dublin

Just eight miles away from the city of Dublin, lie the Dublin Mountains – a picturesque natural playground with plenty of walking trails for amateur as well as experienced hikers.

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Athens {Parnitha Mountains}

Just 25 kms from Athens city, Parnitha Mountains are one of the most beautiful locales in Greece. Visit the Filis Fortress, Panos Cave {with stalagmites and stalactites}, as well as the churches and casinos.

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#LBBTip

Can’t take out a few weeks for a long leisurely holiday? Check out LBB’s list of local hill stations here.

This recommendation was first published on Skyscanner here