Top 10 Hill Stations South And Southeast Asia

Hill stations are famous among travelers who love to spend their holidays away from the busy city life where they can experience some peace and solace in the natural surrounding.  Asia is a host to some wonderful hill stations and majestic landscapes. These are blessed with natural beauty and explicit cultural heritage. Asia being a multi cultural continent each destination will give you a different experience to cherish for life being

Here I Bring To You Some Must Visit Hill Station Destinations In The Asian Continent:

1) Shimla, India

Shimla is one of the most popular and buzzing destinations among the vacationers in India. Snow covered hills, breathtaking lakes, pleasant climate and alluring greenery, Shimla will make you experience heaven. No wonder it is called the Queen of hill stations and will never cease to amaze you with its exquisite beauty. You must visit summer hills, Jakhoo Hill, The Scandal Point for its mesmerizing natural landscape, Naldehra and Shaily Peak for sunrise and sunsets, the eye-catching  Chadwick falls and Kufri for snow sports. The Mall Road is the popular shopping street of Shimla for handicrafts, woolen cloths, pottery, jewelry etc

Best Time To Visit:

Winter(October-March) 8 to -2 degree Celsius and Summer (April-June) 15-30 degree Celsius.

Shimla, India

 

2) Baguio, The Philippines

It is a mountain town in the Luzon Island, Philippines. Called the ‘City Of Pines’, it has the most number of tourist in Philippines than the other cities. The city has a cool weather and pine scented air. The Burnham Park and Lake, Baguio Cathedral, Wright Park, Tam-awan Village are the places you shouldn’t be skipping. If you looking for some great mouth watering strawberries, La Trinidad is your destination. Camp John Hay is loving called the ‘ Little America’ , Originally used by the U.S. armed forces is converted in a resort with some extreme adventure waiting for you.

Best Time To Visit:

Summer (March to September) below 30 degree Celsius and Winter (October To February) between 15-23 degree Celsius.

Baguio, The Philippines

3) Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar

Once known as ‘Maymyo’- The Summer Town, Pyin Oo Lwin was the summer capital of Myanmar designed to escape the Mandalay heat. It is a colonial hill station, with a relatively lower climate during summers in Myanmar, hence a popular summer getaway. This Charming town still retains the colonial legacy barring some recent modern developments. The beautiful botanical gardens, the scenic waterfalls like Dat Taw Gyaint and Pwe Gauk, Candacraig-the colonial mansion, Peik Chin Myaung Cave are the must visit destinations.

Best Time To Visit:

November to January are the coolest months of the year compared to the rest of the year when the temperature ranges from 30-40 degree Celsius

Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar

4) Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Malaysia’s largest hill station, is surrounded by cool breeze with eucalyptus fragrance, fuzzy tea plantations and strawberry farms. It has mild temperatures with 20 deg Cel during day which can lower down as much as 9 degree Celsius during night. The Cactus Valley, Lavender Farm, Time Tunnel Museum, Big Red Strawberry farm, Sam Poh Temple Cameron Bharat Tea Estate are some of the attractions in and around Cameron highlands. You can also take the famous nature walk through the ‘Mossy Forest’ or trekking through one of the many famous Trails ( There are more than 12 Trails with moderate to tough difficulty levels.

Best Time To Visit:

Off Peak Season. It is also generally more crowded during weekends.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

5) Da Lat, Vietnam

Dalat is the city of flowers,  lovely french villas, waterfalls and gorgeous lakes. Around 1500 m above the sea level, It is also known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. Once ruled by the French, the city is full of small French villas hence people also call it the ‘Little Paris’. You will often find couples doing romantic photo shoots along the Lakes and Waterfalls. It is the most romantic place of Vietnam. Hang Nga Crazy House, Dambri Falls, Xuan Huong Lake, Elephant Falls, Dalat Cathedral, Linh Son Pagoda are the sights to visit in Dalat.

Best Time To Visit:

Anytime in the year. Dalat has two main seasons, Dry and Rainy. The temperature is mild and cool throughout the year.

Da Lat, Vietnam

6) Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Meaning the ‘City Of light’, Nuwara Eliya has a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It was founded during the British colonial rule in Sri Lanka, hence has a modern England ambiance in it.  Many buildings such as the Queen’s Cottage, General’s House,Grand Hotel, Hill Club, Town Post Office have an untouched colonial feel in them.  spring is the most crowded with vacationers enjoying horse races and sports car hill climb.

Best Time To Visit:

You may visit during the summer and spring as the climate is mild then.

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

7) Bogor, Indonesia

It is a perfect escape for a weekend getaway, Bogor is a city in the West Java region in Indonesia. It is a cultural and tourist center and also the mountain resort. You can visit the Botanical Garden which is the oldest in the country and also the  Presidential Palace and Orchid Garden in it, enjoy strolling in the tea plantations in Puncak, take the Taman  Safari, Go White water rafting in river Cianten , Cisadane, Kalibaru. It is the ‘City of Rain’ with a rainy climate so do carry your umbrellas and raincoats with you.

Best Time To Visit:

It is good to visit throughout the year but if you are visiting during October to February , the overcast clouds tend to threaten a bit in the evenings to start your outings early in the day.

Bogor, Indonesia

8) Bandarban, Bangladesh

One of the least populated district of Bangladesh in the Chittagong hill tracks, it is regarded as one of the most travel destinations in Bangladesh. There are many waterfalls in the hilly track which can add up in your hiking. Boga Lake , Buddha Dhatu Jadi, The Chimbuk Hill and tribal villages, river sangu. You can also visit the Nilgiri, the tallest peak of the country while in the town which is to the south of Bandarban. The Jhulont Shetu or the Hanging Bridge is also another attraction in the district.

Best Time To Visit:

The weather is at its best in the winters but the waterfalls are the best seen in the rainy season. So you can decide based on your reason for visit.

Bandarban, Bangladesh

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