A place, the charm and serenity of which cheers you up every day, is what you always deserve. If you haven’t given a good thought to hanging up the hat yet, there are places that will make you retire soon. Beautiful scenery, peace all around, and just you and your partner–life’s all sorted, isn’t it? Trust us, it will be all worth it!
Barog, Himachal Pradesh
Once a mere stopover on the Kalka-Shimla toy train route, Barog is now a full-fledged hill station with green hills, interesting hill markets, and a slow-paced life.
Home to one of the beautiful railway stations in India, the hill station welcomes you with expansive stretches of pine and deodar forests, allowing you to soak up in all the leisure time in nature’s lap!
Stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino, Lavasa is a private, planned city near Pune and approximately 145 Kms away from Mumbai.
The pleasant climate throughout the year with wide-open expanses and a scenic natural waterfront adds to its beauty, thus making it one of the favourites for the tourists.
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Touted as the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh, the beautiful Pachmarhi has scenic vistas, lovely waterfalls and a pleasant climate all year round.
The town consists of a small bazaar, an army station, and a sprawling civil area that retains a distinct colonial ambience with church spires rising over the tree line. The neighbouring woods and hills are easily accessible by jeep taxis, sometimes on foot, and ideally with guides.
Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
Always wanted to settle down amidst those alluring green tea bushes? Well, Palampur could be your best bet. Referred to as “Tea Capital of North India”, the scenic hill station is home to a church, a monastery, a few Ayurveda Centers, a Shiv temple, and a museum.
I am sure you won’t say no to waking up to the beautiful views of the tea gardens!
Kurseong, West Bengal
A place which is easily negotiable on foot, Kurseong, or the “Land of the White Orchid” in Lepcha language, is spread along a forested ridge and surrounded by tea gardens. No wonder, Kurseong’s cameo-like beauty and tranquility inspired some of Tagore’s poetry.
A gorgeous hill station, which is spread around the famous Naini Lake, Nainital now stands for the honey-mooner’s haven, Gujarati thalis, cable car and boat rides, as well as schools of high repute, good hotels, great views, a variety of birds, and for the ever-present, snow-capped Kumaon hills cast in the distance.
Well, these spectacular places are an upright charmer for anyone who appreciates the nature and its splendour. Let’s hope that the beauty of these 6 wonderful hill stations will spur a fine experience on your senses as you explore them and they would inspire you in making your retirement plans super early, eventually urging you to settle down at any of these winsome destinations. Go explore!
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