Our country is blessed with some of the best destinations to visit in the Asian continent. The fact that India experiences variable climatic conditions in different regions at different times of the year makes it an all-time favourable place to visit for people across the globe. Hill stations, for instance, have always been a popular choice among domestic as well as international travellers. Due to their scenic beauty, pleasant climate, rich culture, unique art and handicraft and sumptuous food, they are undoubtedly the first choice for holiday trips. Connectivity is the only issue that crops up while planning out a tour to the hills. Quite often, train routes make vacationers change more than two times. Thus, in order to avoid such difficulties, it’s always good to fly off to these places. Here, we bring out to you a list of hill stations where you can directly fly.
A lovely hill station located in the snow capped mountains of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Also referred to as Little Tibet, Dharamshala offers an insight into the Tibetan culture and Buddhist way of life. Visit the place for some serene moments, sumptuous food (especially dumplings or better known as momos) and adventure sports.
Fly off to the Gaggal Airport (also known as Kangra Airport or Dharamshala-Kangra Airport) so as to experience the best of hills. All major flights fly from significant locations of India to this airport.
Situated in the north eastern state of Meghalaya, Shillong is the capital city and is home to the tribal group of Khasis. Regarded as the ‘Scotland of the East’, it is famous for its captivating scenic beauty, cool and calm waterfalls, historical buildings and hand woven shawls. Shillong Peaks and Elephants Falls are a must visit for those landing up in this city.
In order to reach Shillong by air, book tickets for Shillong Airport located at Umroi which lies some 30 km away from the city. Shillong Airport is an important airport and all domestic airlines fly at regular intervals to this city.
Located in the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is known for its tea gardens, monasteries, adventure activities and natural beauty. A combination of two words, ‘dorje’ and ‘ling’, Darjeeling stands for the ‘Land of the Thunderbolt’. Touted as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations, its tranquil climate offers the best for newly married couples.
The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport which is situated at a distance of about 95 km. Those landing here can also cover Siliguri, Gangtok, Kalimpong and Mirik, all of them situated close to each other.
The meadow of flowers, Gulmarg is a hill station infused with astonishing beauty, adventure sports and ever warming hospitality. A blessed habitat in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, it offers some great attractions like Alpathar Lake, Ningal Nallah and Drung.
In order to reach Gulmarg by flight, one needs to get down at Srinagar airport that lies just 56 km away. A visit to the Kashmir region is incomplete if you do not go to Pahalgam and Baramulla along with Pahalgam.
Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and also the summer capital during the colonial rule, is undoubtedly the most popular tourist destination in India. Every year during the summer season, people from India as well as abroad come down to this splendid city to experience the ecstasy of nature and the old world charm.
Fly off to Shimla Airport from anywhere in the country. It is located in Jabarhatti that is 22 km away from the main city. Also, try visiting nearby destinations such as Kullu, Manali and Solan. Alternatively, vacationers planning to take a trip to Kullu before can get down at Bhuntar Airport (also known as Kullu Manali Airport)