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As rightly said by Robert Greene Ingersoll, "In the presence of eternity, mountains are as transient as clouds," we know how a hilly retreat serves as a surreal experience calming not only the outer self but also baptizing the soul. Mountains, hills, Sierra, massif, and Cordillera all are synonymous with each other. Their essence, too, has the same effect on the traveler, bestowing on your purity, peace, and serenity in nature's lap. WorldTripDeal presents to you the world's top ten hill stations that must be visited at least once in your lifetime.
Saint Moritz, Switzerland
Saint Moritz is a resort town in the Engadine Valley in Switzerland, Europe. The Alpine Resort in Engadine is at a height of 5,910 feet which offers you the most enthralling ski resorts, which are though quite expensive. With snowfall, sloppy hills, and white beauty all around, you get an amazing and unforgettable experience. Saint Moritz has Lake St. Moritz, Corviglia, Piz Nair, Crust Run, and some attractive destinations to visit. Pizzeria Caruso, Cheza Veglia, Restaurant Engadine, and La Stalla are famous dining spots.
How to reach: Fly to the airport in Samedan or take a bus from Lugano or Chur City.
Best time to visit: Mid-June to Mid October or in the Winter season, that is, from December to March.
If you happen to be in Nepal and do not visit Pokhara, then you are certainly going to miss something. Located in Nepal, bordering India, Pokhara is one of the most famous heights in Nepal, along with Namche Hills. Pokhara is the 2nd Largest city in Nepal and is said to be a Trekker's Delight because of the height it offers for trekking. Pokhara is also known for Base Camping. Phewa Lake, Sarangkot, Davis Falls, and Gupteshwar Cave are some of the most visited sites in Pokhara. A La Soupe, Tibetan Pema Restaurant, and Duna Tapari Restaurant are the places that would delight your taste buds.
How to reach: The nearest international airport is in Kathmandu, which is at a distance of 200 kilometers. However, domestic flights can be taken between Kathmandu and Pokhara to cover this distance.
Best time to visit: The apt time to visit here is December to February so you can experience snowfall.
The Great Smoky Mountains, The United States Of America
Located on the borderline of North Carolina, the USA, The Great Smoky Mountains have become a preferred choice for rafters and trekkers. As the name suggests, you can find the mountains veiled in smog due to vegetation exhalation. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited destination here as it has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Cades, Cove, Alum Cave, Gatlinburg Space Needle, and Laurel Falls Trail are other famous spots. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, The Great Smoky Mountains Winery, and Delauder’s BBQ are some restaurants that would make you drool over food.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit this hill station is in the months of June, July, and August.
How to reach: The nearest airport is Mc Tyson Airport in Alcoa. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina is also an option.
Kakadu National Park, Australia
Australia is famous for its hill stations and natural beauty. Kakadu National Park is a hill station that has some beautiful waterfalls, namely the Twin Falls, Maguk, Jim Falls, and Gunlom Falls. You can also experience Aboriginal rock art here and can give yourself a visit to Ubirr. Jaarrangbarnmi, Animal Tracks Safari, and East Alligator Upstream Boat Ramp are some exciting places to visit. Mimi's Restaurant, Jabiru Sport and Social Club, and Border Store in Kakadu are some famous dinings.
How to reach: International flights arrive at Darwin, and from there, it is a 3-hour drive to your spot.
Best time to visit: You can plan to travel here in the dry season, which is between June and August.
Fairbanks is a long chain of mountains in the North of Alaska. With the river Tanana and river Chena flowing in this range, this destination proves to be surreal and pleasing to the eyes. Fairbanks Ice Museum, Georgeson Botanical Garden, Morris Thompson Culture, and Visitors are some of the go-to spots in Fairbanks. Wolf Run Restaurant, Chena’s Alaskan Grill, and The Pump House Restaurant are famous eateries.
How to reach: Fly or take the train to Fairbanks via Fairbanks International Airport or Alaska Railroad during the summer season. It's a popular destination for visitors.
Best time to visit: The pleasant time to go to Fairbanks is from July to August. Shoulder seasons, such as May to June and August through September, are also best.