8 Best Hill stations Near Kolkata

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Hill Stations

Near Kolkatta

Kolkata is hot and humid climate for most of the months, so the best solution is to take a break to nearbyhill stations to beat the heat.

1. Ajodhya hills  @ 332 Kms

Ajodhya hills
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Located in the Eastern Ghats in the state of West Bengal at an average elevation of 855 meters above sea level, Ajodhya hills is known for its lush green surroundings and is the highest point in the Southern West Bengal. Rock climbing is one of the major attractions here and the town is also known to be one of the resting places of the Hindu deity Lord Rama and Sita during their exile which is marked by the SitaKunda.

2. Kurseong @ 691 kms

Kurseong
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Kurseong means ‘The place of white orchids’- this is a picturesque destination with green rolling  tea gardens, virgin forests, hill slopes and rivers Teesta and Mahananda. Mt. Kanchejunga, Kabru and Jannucan be seen from Kalimpong.

3. Mirik @ 695 kms

Mirik
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The ideal tourist spot in the quiet hills of Darjeeling.Sumendulake is the main attraction which is enclosed by garden and pine trees and linked together by Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge).

4. Darjeeling@712 kms

Darjeeling
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Located in the Himalayan ranges Darjeeling is famous forbeautiful tea gardens, misty hills, orchids, pines, rhododendrons and delightful toy train ride. Don’t miss the exceptional view of Kangchenjunga from Tiger Hillwhen here.

5. Kalimpong @725 kms

Kalimpong
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Situatedatan altitude of 4,100ft is a famed  dwelling for several Buddhist monasteries. One of the famous monastery is Zang Dhok Palri Phodang have some rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

6. Lava @ 755 kms

Lava
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The town is famous for its cloudy and cool ambiance. With the changing flora from tropical deciduous to fir and from pine to birch , it is the best spot for picnic, trekking and bird-watching. Changey Waterfalls and Lava Jamgyong Kongtrul are the main attractions.

7. Sandakphu@765 kms

Sandakphu
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It is the highest peak in West Bengal and situated at the border of Singalila National Park.Well-known place for trekking and skiing in India.Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from this place.

8.Gangtok @ 773 kms 

Gangtok
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Capital of Sikkim is in close propinquity to the Nathu La and Jalep La mountain passes. Gangtok and its nearby places offers some magnificent waterfalls, rivers, frozen lakes and breath-taking sceneries with the pleasant weather throughout the year.

So if the long  summer heat is making you less efficient it’s time to take a break  by taking a getaway to any of the above-mentioned hill stations around Kolkata , and get back your vigour.

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