Popular Hill Stations near Jim Corbett
Enjoyed your safari in the park and loves the beauty of Corbett? It’s highly possible that you’d want to extend your stay. If that’s the case, there are many prominent hill stations around in Corbett. Find the most important highlights about some popular hill stations around Jim Corbett and get ready for more fun.
Manila village is popular among tourists for the Manila Devi Temple, situated at an altitude of approx. 6000 feet above sea level. In addition to the temple, the small manila village provides a spectacular panoramic view of mighty Himalayan peaks like Kamet, Bander Punchi, Nanda Devi, Trishul, etc. The view of the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan range is breathtaking and a must-watch for tourists.
Due to its altitude and proximity to the Himalayan range, summer months are cool & pleasant, making Manila a perfect place for visitors to Delhi and the surrounding area.
Ranikhet, meaning Queen’s Meadow, is a hill station popular for its majestic views of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi and the vast variety of flora & fauna specifically the pine and oak trees.
The golf ground Raniketh is very popular among tourists during the summer months when the weather remains pleasant. Another place to visit in Ranikhet is Chaubatia Apple Garden. For religious people, Jhula Devi Temple and Haidakhan Babaji Temple are two popular temples visited by tourists. Lastly, how can we forget kids, this place has Ashiyana Park which has a lot of activities and swings for kids.
Haldwani was named after the word “haldu” which is a type of a tree that was found in abundance in this region but now this place is popularly known as the ‘Gateway of Kumaon’ region because of its proximity to Bhimtal and other hill stations as well as for its natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and cultural richness. This region is also one of the largest food and vegetable producing centers in North India.
Among the most popular things to do in Haldwani, Temple Kali Chaur, dedicated to the Kali goddess, is the most recommended one.
Nainital is a world-famous hill station set around Nainital Lake, a boating destination with hill views.
For nature lovers, riding the cable car to the Snow View observation point (at 7,445 Ft) is a great option. For adventure seekers, Cave Garden is a wonderful option. For animal enthusiasts, the G B Pant High Altitude Zoo, situated on the Sher Ka Danda hill at a height of 2,100 meters above sea level is a perfect spot to visit.
For food and shopping, Tibetan & Bhotia Market has some great momo outlets. Mall road next to the lake has great eating outlets too. For visitors searching for inner peace, Kainchi Dham Baba Neem Karoli Ashram is a must-visit place.
Located just 11 Kms. from the city of Nanital, this is another hill station for tourists to visit. Not only can tourists get a breathtaking view of the Himalayas from Bhowali but also fruit lovers can find the finest quality fruits like apples, peaches, strawberries, plums, and apricots that are exported to different places, at the best prices here.
For historians, this place has a few remarkable forts and ancient temples. The historical fort of Bhowali was built in 1540 and hence has a lot of untold stories.
Bhimtal region, also known as the “Lake district of India”, is home to 3 beautiful lakes named Bhimtal, Sat Tal, and Naukuchiatal. Bhimtal Lake particularly, the largest lake in the Kumaon region, has an island at its center and tourists take boat rides to the island and also visit the aquarium.
Bhimtal lake is surrounded by lush green forests and hills and for adventure seekers and nature lovers, there are lots of treks and hiking spots offering a variety of experiences.
The abundance of greenery, view of the majestic mountains, and clear open skies make Bhimtal a perfect camping spot during the summer months.
Almora is situated on a horseshoe-shaped ridge of a mountain and it gets snow in the winter months. So, tourists visiting this place from December to March can experience snow.
Famous for its temples like Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Nanda Devi temple, and an 800-year-old sun temple. The 200-year shopping center, Lala Bazar is famous for Angora clothes, made from rabbits furs and the copper vessels made in Almora.
Rock climbing, hiking, and nature walk to the nearby villages are some of the popular things among tourists.
For food lovers, the iconic bal mithai, local fudge choklate and Singauri are few things to try in Almora.
Lansdowne attracts a ton of tourists each year from its scenic beauty, weather, and peaceful surroundings. This place offers a few viewpoints to enjoy the sunset and sunrise shining on the snowy mountains.
Tip in Top point is one of those mountain top viewpoints to watch beautiful snow-capped mountains in the mornings as the sunrise through the mountains is just mesmerizing and heavenly. One can feel the floating clouds and also click some excellent pictures.
Bhulla Taal is another popular lake among tourists visiting Lansdowne. The lake has a boating facility, and a beautiful bridge where visitors can spot some rabbits, hamsters, and white Pigeons at the lake.
Gharwali museum is an Army Museum majorly comprising a collection of guns and weapons used in the war by the Garhwal Regiment. So a great place to know more about our history and wars.