10 Hill Stations near Ahmedabad: 2020 Updated
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Mount Abu

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On the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan, flanked between the Aravalli Mountains, is a hill station Mount Abu amidst the dry desserts of Rajasthan. You can visit this hill station, especially, in summers and enjoy treks and sightseeing in the nearby places. It has temples and depicts a strong Hindu and Jain culture from the ancient times. You can trek at the forest areas near the Aravalli Mountain range. You can get a spiritual retreat and fall in love with the nature when you go on adventure, biking tours and walks in the hilly areas and camping sites of Mount Abu.

Enjoy the food and drinks, shopping handicrafts, and outdoor activities at various sites in Mount Abu. This is a serene and a peaceful hill station in Rajasthan. You will find a distinct culture and taste when you visit this place. You will also find many archeological and medieval sites in Mount Abu, for which it has always been originally popular. You can look at the carvings on these buildings and paintings that denote an era of the Rajputs and Kings that ruled this place. You can reach Mount Abu from any place in India, and take a bus from Jaipur or Jaisalmer to Mount Abu.



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Wilson Hills

Wilson Hills

Wilson Hills is one of the most unique hill stations in India that offer the tourists a picturesque glimpse of the sea. Trekking on Wilson Hills is highly engrossing for beginners and expert trekkers alike. Standing on the hilltop, you can catch a glimpse of the glimmering Arabian Sea.

This one of the popular hill stations near Ahmedabad which is nestled in the middle of a densely forested region. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect trekking spot for this season, Wilson Hills is the destination for you.

Best Time to Visit: Between the months of March to June.

Highlights: Lady Wilson Museum, Marble Chatri Point, Ozone Valley Point, Steep Valley Point, Sankar Waterfalls Point, Sunset Point, U Turn Point, Bilpudi Twin Waterfalls and more.

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Saputara

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Saputara is a tourist destination situated in the Dang district of Gujarat. It offers a spectacular view of the Western Ghats residing amid the undulating mountains at a distance of 250 km from Mumbai, and 4 km from the Mumbai border. Being the only hill station in Gujarat, it is located at a height of 1,000 meters and attracts tourists, especially during the summers. 

In recent days, it has become a pioneered tourist destination. The tribal community residing here, known as Adivasis, evacuated the area at the request of the government and settled in the nearby Nawanagar, thus making the place an exclusive tourist destination.

Saputara is a haven for art and nature lovers alike. Artist Village, a place only a few kilometers from Saputara, is a benevolent place of artwork by various national and international artists. It displays handicrafts and craftsmanship of various artisans in the area around. There are local traditional stores, and stalls selling Bamboo artifacts that work as thoughtful souvenirs. The Hatgadh Fort is an admirable site of historical significance built by Shivaji during his reign. You can find the statue of Lord Shiva resting on the top of this fort which exudes the aura of sanctity

For those who are wanderers of wilderness, Saputara has an oasis of exotic wildlife at the Vansda National Park inhabiting carnivores, herbivores, avian fauna and reptiles like python and crocodiles. Purna Sanctuary is another such site of exploration. One can seek the remnants of the city’s rich heritage trekking through the forts and hillocks surrounding the place. 

The maximum temperature of Saputara is an astounding 30 degrees Celsius, even during summers. This acts to the benefit of many, who seek escape from the otherwise imposing heat of the sun. During winter the temperature drops down over here to a very low level due to which people do not resort to visiting this place during winters.

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Toranmal

Toranmal

Situated at the Nandurbar District in Maharashtra, Toranmal is one of the most popular hill stations near Ahmedabad that attracts tourists in hoards. It is a flat-topped hill station which is environed by celestial lakes, luscious forests, and picturesque waterfalls.The hill station is also popular with pilgrims who come flocking to the Gorakhnath Temple on the day of Mahashivratri.

Tourists can also find breathtaking viewpoints like the Sunset Point, and Nagarjuna Point to witness the beauty and grandeur of the verdant hills.You can also visit various other points of interest on the hills including Yashwant Lake, a naturally formed lake, Khadki Point, a popular trekking region and the Torna Devi Temple.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights: Lotus Lake, Sunset Point, Yashwant Lake, Gorakhnath Temple, Coffee Garden, Sita Khai, Medicinal Plant Garden and Forest Park.

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Matheran

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Known as the” cutest little hill station of India”, the Matheran hill station is the best place to enjoy the sunset and sunrise view along with some mind blowing sceneries to keep you fresh and up front. This extraordinary hill station offers the best tourist places in Matheran which are untouched and undisturbed by the rustling city life that surrounds the town. The place is actually located on the Western Ghats that ranges in an elevation of around 800 meter above the sea level. The place always has a pleasant weather to enjoy during any time of the year, but its beauty gets added up during the season of rain and thunderstorm.

 Another thing about the beautiful hill station is that it is eco friendly and has no rush of cars and buses honking on the street. The major was taken by the government of Maharashtra in order to protect Matheran. The best thing about this place is that it is like a quiet and relaxing place with no buzzing of horns and pollution and along with that it contains some mesmerizing places and views of the extraordinary nature that will leave you bewitched of its beauty and make you feel relax and stress free.

 Just not only trekker, Matheran is a treat for the photographers also to explore and capture the best of the beauty of the beautiful hill station. The beauty of Western Ghats, Matheran is the smallest hill station of India. Travellers and tourists who visit the place love exploring the place by walking on foot. By which it becomes more exciting to get lost in the scenic beauty of the town while finding your way. Plan your trip to Matheran and indulge yourself in various activities that Matheran provides like camping, trekking, rappelling etc.

Matheran town is the best option for a person who loves getting lost in the nature and also for those who wants to take a break from their busy city life. The tourist places in Matheran are absolutely breathtaking.


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Jawhar

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Residing in the Konkan division, Jawhar is a town within the Palghar district of Maharashtra. Warli paintings - the trademark of Maharashtra, especially the Konkan region, are a cultural artifact of Jawhar. The town was established in the year 1918, and since then, has had a remarkable influence on the culture of the state. Jawhar is located at a distance of 145 km from Mumbai, and 80 km from Nashik.

The area around it constitutes of marvelous waterfalls and rivers that have posed as natural reserves for the authentic wildlife blooming around it. The place is a haven for sunset and sunrise points, and you can easily explore a scenic spot and immerse into the beauty of the area.  Overall this hill station is bound to make you feel enthralled by it’s rich verdant of natural bounties and scenic trails.

Hanuman Point is one of the most visited destinations and is a mountain named after Lord Hanuman from Hindu mythology. There is also a temple dedicated to the lord atop the mountain that attracts many devotees to the area. If you want to experience the beauty of Jawhar through its waterfalls, then the Dabhosa waterfall is your cure. The waterfall gushes all year round but reaches its peak post-monsoon. 

There is a moderate level trek required to reach most of the sunset points around the area, which has also made it a popular trekking destination. There are bicycle rentals located around the place thus making exploration through an eco-friendly method popular.

Surrounded by deciduous trees, the climate here is prone to moderate rainfall and mild winters and summers. This has made the town an ideal destination for vacationers all year round. The temperatures lay between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year with rare fluctuations, and the cool atmosphere often attracts many during summers.


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Suryamal

Suryamal

Situated in the state of Maharashtra, the Suryamal hill station is one of the lesser-known areas of attractions near Ahmedabad. The hill station is a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers.

Tick off some of the most thrilling items of your list like camping under the stars, swimming under a waterfall, mountain climbing, and bird watching. If you enjoy lush greenery which extends beyond horizons, this hill station is just the destination you would want to visit.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year.

Highlights: Deoband Temple, Trekking at Suryamal Peak, Amala Wildlife Sanctuary

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Khandala

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Made popular around the world all thanks to Bollywood, the city of Khandala is tucked amidst the Western Ghats. Located near Mumbai, Pune as well as Lonavala, this hilly city serves as a perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city limits. Situated at the top end of Bhor Ghat, Khandala is also amongst the famous hill stations in the country.

Khandala is also home to several picturesque peaks, age-old caves as well as pristine and crystal-clear lakes. It has many different viewpoints, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, in addition to a few peaks which resemble a pointed nose and a leaping tiger. The Buddhist Caves at Karla and Bhaja in Khandala are also very famous. They are the preludes and interludes to the Ajanta and Ellora caves and tend to attract a lot of tourists. Khandala is also home to the Bedse Caves, which date back to 60 B.C. and are amongst the oldest caves in the country.

Along with this, Khandala boasts of many other beautiful attractions, such as the Kune Waterfalls, which is the 14th highest waterfall in India. It is a three-tiered waterfall with an overall height of 200 metres. Other such places include the Lion’s Point, a cliff between Aamby Valley and the Bhushi Dam which gives scintillating views of the Tungarli Lake.

One of the best things about this city is that it caters to all kinds of tourists, from adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers or even those who simply wish to have a relaxing holiday. One of the most common activities one can enjoy in Khandala is hiking and tourists from all over India come here to partake in this activity. One can also arrange for picnics at the several vantage points or swim in the many waterfalls here.


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Lonavala

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Lonavala is a hill station near Pune district of Maharashtra. At the height of 2,047 feet from sea level and sprawling over 38 kilometer square of land, Lonavala is an escapist city from the fast-paced and extreme conditions that inhabit both Mumbai and Pune. It offers the perfect retreat to the city dwellers through its serenity and peaceful atmosphere.

Several places of interest around Lonavala and Khandala attract tourists throughout the year. They include vivid and picturesque lakes, cliff-tops, eluding caves, and magnificent forts. Dams and waterfalls are a pioneer attraction during and immediately after the monsoon. Some of these places are Rajmachi Point,  Lonavala Lake, and Shivaji Udyan, Valvan Dam, Ryewood Park, Della Adventure Park, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Lohagad and Visapur forts.

If you dive into the history of Lonavala, you will find that it was a part of the Yadava dynasty. Khandala is another hill adjacent to Lonavala, both of which were discovered by the then Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Elphinstone. The Maratha and Peshwa empires played a prominent historical role with its Malva warriors. But its history is not the only reason to visit Lonavala.

Lonavala is 96 km away from the city of Mumbai and only 64 km from the modern city of Pune. It falls in between the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, thus making commute all the easier. And if you can’t find a rental car, then you have buses and trains to rely on.

Train journeys are comfortable and filled with lush green passages, especially during the monsoon. If this has aroused you enough to visit the hill-station once, then here is a detailed guide on how and when to go about.


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Mahabaleshwar

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Nestled in the picturesque Western Ghats, tourist places in Mahabaleshwar will captivate your imagination with their natural splendor. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades, and majestic peaks. The city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys that will take your breath away on your visit. The city is definitely among the most sought-after weekend getaways from metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Pune. Once, a summer capital of Bombay during the British Raj, the city has British influence of in its architecture. It is a very popular hill station that offers a plethora of tourist activities and attractions to avid travelers and nature lovers.

Amid your visit to Mahabaleshwar witness the alluring dawns and dusks from the slope, in the midst of the rich green vista. Located about 120 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides. The hill station in the Western Ghats is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Known for its captivating beauty and the stunning strawberry farms, Mahabaleshwar boasts of zigzagging roads, a calm breeze at all times, vantage points offering stunning views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and the main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks.

There are numerous enchanting tourist places in Mahabaleshwar exuding charm and elegance. Bordered by a few murmuring waterways, evergreen timberlands, captivating slopes and mountains there are some mesmerizing tourist places in Mahabaleshwar. Arranged in the Satara region in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar will get you near the captivating excellence of nature. The wonderful hill retreat brags of being one of the most splendid evergreen slope stations in India.

 


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