India is a country full of colors, cultures, festivals, and natural beauties. The beauty of this country can blow your mind. Here you can find different elements of nature. It is a major tourist attraction for travellers from all over the world. I think the best place to watch the sunrise and sunset in the mountains. If you are a person who loves hills and tracks then you must visit India. Cause, India has a lot of magnificent hills. The list of mountain places in India is endless. Here are India’s most popular 7 hills for you. Hope it will help you.
1. Shivalik Hills
The Shivalik Hills is a mountain range of the outer Himalayas that stretches from the Indus river about 2,400 km. It is also known as the Shiwalik Hills and Churia Hills. Shivalik literally means “tresses of Shiva”. Shivalik region is home to the Soanian archaeological culture. The Shivalik Hills is the youngest mountain chain in the Greater Himalayas.
It is situated between Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand to Arunachal Pradesh. There are many sub mountain ranges of the Himalayas in Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim. Shivalik Hills is one of them. Here you can find many kinds of large fossil animals like giant tortoises, the sloth bear, and Sivatherium which attract the travellers most.
Location: Bela 22400, Nepal
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/kWXyGQzK8x2ryVcw7
2. Anaimalai Hills
Anaimalai Hills or Anamala is popularly known as Elephant Hills. The name Anamala has two parts- aanai (Tamil), aana (Malayalam), meaning elephant, and malai or mala meaning hill – thus Elephant Hill. It is located on the border of the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Anaimalai is the range of mountains in the southern Western Ghats(Coimbatore district and Tiruppur District).
It is a wonderful Western ghat with the highest peak Anamudi. Its height is 2,695 m (8,842ft) in Kerala. Here you can find tea and coffee plantations on the bottom side of Anaimalai Hills. The Eravikulam National Park hosts a wide range of wildlife animals. It is one of the most attractive tourist places in the Western Ghats. The perfect time for visiting this hill is from November to May. Cause in the season of winter it is too witty.
Location: Tamil Nadu 642127, India
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/h8BQETN6KWRYSve6A
3. Ashambu Hills
Another name of Ashambu hills is Agasthyamalai Hills. It is located in between the district of Kerala and the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. There are 26 hill peaks in Ashambu Hills. Among them, Agasthyamalai is the highest peak of Ashambu Hills. It’s 1,868 m (6,129ft).
The Agasthyamalai Biosphere was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the year 2001. This area is shared by Kerala and Tamil Nadu. You will be astonished to know that these hills provide natural habitat to more than 2,000 species. The percentage of annual rainfall is enough here. This is home to many important and elegant waterfalls and rivers.
Location: Papanasam R.F., Tamil Nadu 627425
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JoW4aHrSV8ZbDmmY7
4. Cardamom Hills
The Cardamom Hills is located between southeast Kerala. It is also known as Yela Mala. The name of this hill comes from the Cardamom spice which is grown here pretty much. It is a part of the great Western Ghats.
The Cardamom or Yela Mala are mountain ranges of southern India and part of the southern Western Ghats located in Idukki district, Kerala, India. It is one of the selected world heritage sites. It is well known for the spices like pepper and coffee. Here you can find plenty of cardamoms. This hill is home to the Padma and Periyar rivers. It protects the spices and the animals which live here. You can find Indian elephants, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, and Great Indian Hornbill.
Location: Kerala 685553, India
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/N3Y5ZeLqKQpvLz3V7
5. Bhujia Hills
The magnificent Bhujia Hill is located in the city of Bhuj under the city of Gujarat in western India. It is also known as Bhujiyo Dunger. The height of the hill is 160 m (520) ft. There is a temple of the snake god or Nag Devta.
The reason for constructing Bhujia Fort was to defend the city by Jadeja The construction of the building started by Rao Godji I in 1751 and ended in 1741 during the range of Deshalji I. The sunset view from this point is very wonderful. From Bhujia Hill, you can see the whole of Bhujia city easily. From this hill, you can see the whole city of Bhuj which is amazing. Tourists, devotees, nature lovers CTC can reach the top by climbing 200 steps to see sunrise and sunset. Morning and evening are the best time to visit and view the sunrise and sunset from there.
Location: Bhujio Dungar, Bhuj, Gujarat 370020, India
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/RnNJGu6ky3xd9yuY6
6. Nilgiri Hills
The major sub-range of large Western Ghats is Nilgiri Hills. It has more than 20 mountain peaks. It is also known as the Blue Mountains and it is situated at the junction of three (3) major south Indian states which are Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The highest peak of the Nilgiri is Doddabetta and Its height 2,637 meters (8,652ft.) followed by Kolaribetta, kattadalu, and Kulkudi.
The green corridor is home to some of the highest waterfalls of India. The highest waterfall, Kolakambai Fall, north of Kolakambai hill, has an unbroken fall of 400ft (120) meters. Nearby is the 150ft (46m) Halashana falls. The second highest is Catherine Falls, near Kotagiri, with a 250 ft (76) fall, named after the wife of MD Cockburn, believed to have introduced coffee plantations to the Nilgiri Hills. Here you can see several types of flowerless plants and foreign spices. Over 2700 species of following plants, 160 species of fern and fern allies, mosses, fungi, algae, and land lichens are found in the sholas of Nilgiris.
Location: Tamil Nadu 643202
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/TkEbyFRX6gVevtWJ7
7. Ajodhya Hills
Ajodhya Hills has situated in the Purulia district of the state of West Bengal in India. It is a small balk and it is surrounded by hills. It is the easterly part of the Chhotanagpur Plateau and a wide part of the Eastern Ghats range. The highest peak of Ajodhya Hills is Chamtaburu which is 712 meters.
According to legends Shree Rama and Sita had come to Ajodhya Hills and stayed during their exile. The place is also known as Sita-Kunda. The neighboring populated town area is Bagmundi. The nearby people come and join this game of hunting wild animals every year during the full moon day in Baisakh. It is a popular place for young mountaineers to learn the basic course in rock climbing. There are three (3) routes available to reach Ajodhya Hills. A traveller can find two forest rest houses here. Other accommodation facilities in Ajodhya Hilltop and Bagmundi. Nowadays it is a very popular place for mountain lovers or hill travelers.
Location: Ajodhya, West Bengal 723132
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/1vJAH1MXcCRjVeYE8
So, all the very best wishes for your journey. We hope to visit these places whenever you have time. India offers a great many mountain ranges to choose from. We hope this list helps you to plan your next mountain vacation.