Top 8 Hill Stations In North-East India for a Soothing Family Tour

‘Are you looking for a place with panoramic vistas and a blissful experience? Don’t bother, your search ends right here.’

Abode of Blissful beauty!!

Tucked in the extreme eastern part of India, Northeast is flourished with natural beauty. Whether it is picturesque hills, gushing waterfalls, meandering landscape or glittering lakes- the seven sister states are replete with the bounty of nature.

Isn’t it alluring? Yes, it will provide you with something more which is beyond imagination!

Amusing Hill Stations in North-East India!!

The pristine hill stations in North-East India are not only perfect to settle down, but also make your family trip for a wonderful vacation.

Let’s have a journey to those mesmerizing hill stations of Northeast India-

1.  Darjeeling, a step closer to Kanchenjunga, West Bengal

Darjeeling

Lush tea gardens, the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, the toy train and of course the hills are what define Darjeeling. Take a stroll through the hilly pathways and enjoy the picturesque views by availing the affordable family package for Darjeeling tour!

Don’t miss the freshly brewed Darjeeling tea while you are in this charming city!

How to reach- Take a flight directly to the Bagdogra Airport which is just 67.4km away from Darjeeling. Or take the train from your town to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).

Best time to Visit- October to March

What to Explore…

  • Happy Valley Tea Estate
  • Batasia Loop
  • Tiger Hill
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Observatory Hill
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda

2. The mighty valleys of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang

Until you haven’t taken a trip to the magical Tawang valley, your family trip to the Northeast remains incomplete!

Breathtaking valleys, misty rivers, and stunning waterfalls give you the remarkable experience in the mystical Tawang.

How to reach: Take a flight from your town to Salonibari Airport. Or you can board a train to Guwahati and then opt for a taxi to reach Tawang.

Best time to visit: March to October

What to Explore…

  • Snow-clad Sela Pass
  • Tawang Monastery
  • Gorichen Peak
  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake
  • Nuranang Waterfalls

3. Peaceful by the Mirik Lake, West Bengal !!

Mirik

Surrounded by an undulated carpet of tea estates, orange orchards, and dark Japanese cedars Mirik is a glorious hill station in North-East India which will leave you enchanted.

Sound Amazing no? Yes, this place boasts all the beauty!

How to reach: Take a flight directly to the Bagdogra Airport and opt for the taxi service (1 hour). You can also take a train from your town to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).

Best time to visit: November to February

What to explore…

  • Sumendu Lake
  • Orange orchards
  • Bokar Monastery
  • Buddhist meditation center

4. Indulge in the tradition of Aizawl, Mizoram!!

Mizoram

Perched at an elevation of 1,132 m, Aizawl is no exception of showing cultural ethnicity & richness. Flanked by the majestic peaks of Durtlang and the beautiful Tlawng River, it is perfect for a relaxed family trip.

How to reach: Either take a flight to the Aizawl Airport or board a train to Silchar which is only 130 Kms from Aizawl.

Best time to visit: October to February

What to explore…

  • Tamdil Lake
  • Chhimtuipui River
  • Vantawang waterfall
  • The highest peak Phawngpui

 5. Gangtok, a hub of panoramic vistas, Sikkim!!

Gangtok

Another famous hill station of the northeast is Gangtok which is blessed with lush green forest and scenic sights.

Make sure you do not miss capturing the beauty of the capital city of Sikkim!

How to reach: Board a flight from your town either to the Bagdogra Airport or Pakyong Airport followed by a 2.5-hour taxi ride. You can also take a train either to NJP or Siliguri Junction.

Best time to visit: November to March

What to explore…

  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Gurudongmar Lake
  • Nathula Pass
  • Enchey Monastery
  • Rumtek Monastery

 6. The clear pristine hills of Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong

‘A paradise for nature lovers’

With lush green fields and picturesque landscapes, Shillong is an amazing hill station in North East India which you must visit atleast once in a lifetime.

How to reach: Take a flight to the Shillong Airport which is the easiest way to reach. Or board a train to Guwahati followed by a 3-hour taxi.

Best time to visit: October to December

What to explore…

  • Umiam Lake
  • Shillong Golf Course
  • Shillong Peak
  • Elephant Falls
  • Hydari Park

 7. See if the Tales of Kalimpong, West Bengal are true?

Kalimpong

Want to get spectacular views of Kanchenjunga? Then stop here!

The beautiful Himalayan views and the charming ornate architecture is what define Kalimpong in the true sense.

How to reach: You can either take a flight directly to the Bagdogra Airport or take the train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).

Best time to visit: December to February

What to explore…

  • Zang Dhol Palri Phodang Monastery culture
  • Neora Valley National Park
  • Colonial Morgan House
  • Cactus nursery
  • Rishi Bankim Chandra Park

8. Pelling, a town abode of coniferous trees, Sikkim!!

Pelling

After Gangtok, Pelling is the 2nd most popular tourist destination in Sikkim. The splendid view of the Kanchenjunga along with amusing nature walks makes Pelling nothing less than spectacular.

How to reach: Either take a flight directly to the Bagdogra Airport or board a train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).

Best time to visit: September to May

What to explore…

  • Kanchenjunga Falls
  • Pemayangtse Monastery
  • Changey Waterfall
  • Sewaro Rock Garden
  • Rabdentse Ruins

Has the wanderlust kicked in yet? Get going to explore these best hill stations in North-East India on your next family trip!