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Honey Chitkara May 12 2015

Army cantonment hill stations in India.

Etti Bali May 12 2015
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Take a look at the 10 best army cantonment hill stations in India. Notes of the bagpipe floating in the air and tufts of mist greeting you at the doorstep--if this sounds like an ideal plan for a summer vacation, then read on!

Kasauli

The Kasauli Cantonment was established in 1842 and it is this army culture, coupled with an exclusive Army Club that make this hill station all the more charming. Known for its boarding schools and the long list of effervescent romances, the winding lanes of Kasauli have their own tales to tell. With its very own brewery and distillery, here’s to a happy summer vacation in Kasauli!


Eerie! (by Rohit Chhiber)

Ranikhet

The Cantonment in Ranikhet was established in 1869 and is the headquarters for the Naga and the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army. Be it for the haunted folklore, misty mountains, apple orchards or vast stretches of pines and deodars, revisit the “Queen’s Meadow” this summer with a great holiday package!


Field Trip! (from the official Facebook page)

Lansdowne

Named after a British Viceroy, Lansdowne is a quaint hill station in the Pauri Garhwal region of the Himalayas. The rustic essence and charm of a bygone era is highlighted in the fact that this area comes under the purview of Indian Army’s Garhwal Rifles. A trip to Lansdowne is like a trip down memory lane, with colonial buildings and heritage sites.


Cliffside (from the official website)

Landour

The tiny hamlet of Landour gets its name from a Welsh village, and packs in all the charm and nostalgia of the British Raj. Initially built and developed by the British Indian Army as a healing centre, the hill station is also home to famous author Ruskin Bond and thespian Tom Alter among many others.


Landour Cantt. Road (by Paul Hamilton)

Dalhousie

Established as a Cantonment in the year 1867, Dalhousie is spread over five hills! The cantonment area is called Balun and reflects the glorious days of the Raj in the form of ubiquitous Scottish and Victorian architecture. Explore the verdant landscape of the hill station with a tour package of your choice!


Infantry Insignia (by rajkumar1220)

Panchmarhi

The land of the five caves--Panchmarhi is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers. Home to the Satpura Tiger Reserve, this hill station in Madhya Pradesh is also a cantonment area which was established in 1872. With rich flora and fauna, cascading waterfalls and pristine lakes, Panchmarhi has also played host for many film shootings.


Army Orchestra (by Manishwiki15)

Chakrata

Base to Indian Army’s ethnic Tibetan unit, Chakrata is a “restricted access” cantonment hill station. Established in 1866, the cantonment is the permanent garrison of the Special Frontier Force raised after the Indo-China War. Visit Chakrata for an unhindered sojourn amidst alpine meadows, oak forests and the majestic Tiger Falls.


Winding Roads (from the official website)

Deolali

Nestled amidst the spellbinding Sahyadri Ranges, the hill station of Deolali was established as a cantonment by the British Army in 1869. Popular as a health resort, Deolali is home to the famous Buddhist Caves of Pandavleni. The caves provide a panoramic view of the entire town as you stand atop the hills, soaking in the vibes of this cultural conglomerate!


Temple Hill (from the official Facebook page)

Shillong

Honoured with the title of “Scotland of the East”, Shillong is a treat to the five senses! The cantonment in Shillong was set up in 1885 and is home to the Gorkha Rifles. Apart from its diverse natural beauty, Shillong also has an electrifying cultural vibe and goes by the name of “Rock Capital of India”!


Overcast (by Shubharnab Majumdar)

Almora

Apart from the numerous temples dotting its landscape, Almora is also a cantonment which was established in 1815. Enjoy a peaceful vacation in Almora as the bells chime in the wee hours of the morning, waking you up to magnificent views of the Himalayas.


Slow Trek (by Rajarshi Mitra)

Be enchanted with the old-world grace of these army cantonment hill stations in India and don’t forget to write back with your experience!
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