Beach v Hill station

19 January  |  Miscellaneous

The hot summer months amount to peak travel season, creating a sharp divide in travellers regarding a preferred location. While some choose to relax in snowy hill stations, others decide to relax while sipping pina colada and watching the waves roll by on the beach. So which of these is the better option of the two?

The answer to this question depends entirely on what you want to do and what type of traveller you are. If what you are looking some quiet alone time either by yourself or with your family, then the hill stations are perfect for you. Offering various outdoor activities such as rock climbing, river rafting, trekking to name a few, hill stations these days are anything but boring. Adventure activities, like hiking trekking and rock climbing, and picturesque views ensure a memorable vacation.


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If you are looking for a hill-station to visit on your next break, think beyond the usual options of Shimla, Darjeeling, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Wayanad, Coorg, Mount Abu, Nainital, Shillong and Lonavala. Head to lesser known yet exotic locations including Almora in the Kumaon Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Matheran in Maharashtra, McLeodganj in the Dauladhar Range of Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh a few among the many gems hidden away in the mountain ranges of India. Resorts hotels and comfortable home-stays make it easy to find a destination which suits your mood as well as your budget

Other good options for hill stations down south are Biligirirangan Hills, Malai Mahadeshwara Hills, Ooty, and Coonoor, all of which are conveniently accessible from Bandipur resorts. Nestled in the foothills of Ooty, Masinagudi is a popular destination too. There are numerous options for resorts in Masinagudi. If you are looking for a unique experience, chose from the homestays in Masinagudi, for a truly local flavour. If you are severely constrained for time, a quick trip to Nandi Hills Bangalore will provide for some much needed fresh air a peaceful hill-retreat.

While there are numerous options available for those who like vacationing in hill stations, beachcombers have several treats in store too. Head to one of the many beaches in Goa, explore Gods own country Kerala or head to Maharashtra for pristine beaches and delicious seafood. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer many more options for your next beach vacation.


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Research indicates that your choice of location for a holiday provides an insight into the kind of person you are. While introverts prefer to retreat to mountains for solitude, extroverts prefer to head to beaches which are more crowded and vibrant. What better way to find out what your zone is than by visiting both! Watch the waves roll in to wash your footprints off the sand, or enjoy the adrenaline rush as you rappel down a mountainside at one of the many holiday locations in India. Take some time off from a busy schedule to discover yourself on your dream vacation.

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