Travel Blog Top 7 Hill Stations to Travel to in a Chauffeur Driven Car
Nowadays the trend of self-driven cars is growing and is becoming popular day by day. However, driving through, the Indian Roads and the traffic jams they are infamous for makes self-driving a dreadful experience for some. If dodging the potholes and people crossing the roads through oncoming traffic is not your forte, then a chauffeur driven car is perfect for you to driving on hills. You will not have to deal with the different stresses of driving on the chaotic Indian roads as you travel, and this will give you ample time to enjoy the passing scenery. Hiring a car with a driver also gives you the advantage of enjoying the places that interest you and you will not have to worry about how to get around. So here we present you our list of the top 7 hill stations that you must visit in a chauffeur driven car.
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This small hill station rest in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand and is relatively a less popular destination among tourists. Don’t get deceived by the lack of footfall at this place, which is nestled in the higher peaks of the Himalayas at an altitude of 1682 mts, as it offers a rejuvenating and blissfull abode. It takes about 9 hours to reach Almora from Delhi and you can hire a chauffeur driven car from Delhi. Some of the best places in Almora are Zero Point, Bright End corner, Jageshwar Temple, Kalimath, Katarmal Sun Temple, Deer Park and Lakhudiyar.
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Auli is a popular Ski destination in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is located at a height of 2500 mts from sea-level. There is a cable car ropeway that takes you from Joshimath to the very top and is the highest ropeway of India. The ropeway is 4.15 kms in length and takes you approx. 1100 mts up, giving you a glorious view of the towering Himalayan peaks. You can also visit the Nanda Devi National Park from Auli which is just 50 kms away and surrounds the Nanda Devi Peak. The best way to reach and explore Auli is by hiring a chauffeur driven car from Delhi.
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Popularly known as the ‘Shimla of Rajasthan’ Mount Abu lies in the Aravalli ranges of Rajasthan and is located on the highest peak of Western India i.e., Guru Shikhar. It is at 165 kms from Udaipur and is perfect for a small getaway. You can hire a chauffeur driven car from Udaipur and reach Mount Abu in 3 hours. Mount Abu has something for everyone, from forts, lakes and temples to wildlife sanctuary for the wildlife enthusiasts. There are also several viewing points like the Honeymoon Point and Sunset Point that give you a scenic view of the valley below. Other places to visit in Mount Abu are Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, AchalGarh Fort, Peace Park and the famous Mount Abu Bazzar.
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Aptly called as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ Ooty is a popular destination in the Nilgiri Hills and is 270 kms south of Bangalore. Perched at the top of the mountains and Ooty offers placid surroundings. It is rich in flora and fauna make you feel that you are in mother nature’s adobe. It is also home to the largest rose garden in India having the largest collection of roses in the country. You can also treat yourself to British era experience by travelling in the Toy Train of the Nilgiri Mountain Railways, which is a World Heritage Train. Some other places to visit in Ooty, a paradise, are the Botanical Garden of Ooty, Rose Garden, Ooty lake, Pykara lake, Doddabetta PeakTea Museum, Wax Museum and Avalanche Valley. You can reach Ooty from Bangalore in 6.25 hours by taking a chauffeur driven car, all you have to do is sit back and relax.
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Yet another beautiful hill station with a World Heritage Railways, Darjeeling is the Tea Capital of our country and is famous for its exquisite tea and tea gardens. There are numerous tea estates that offer week long Tea making workshops stressing on the art of tea making and provide hands on experience for the hardcore tea fanatics. The other major tourist attraction is the Tiger hill which is the highest point in the region at an elevation of 2590 meters and gives a majestic view of the entire Eastern Himalayan Range. One can see all the peaks from Mt. Everest to Kanchendzonga. We recommend taking a ride in the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train that will take your through the hills of Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri. Some other places to visit in Darjeeling are Batasia Loop, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Nightingale Park, Rock Garden, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Singalila Nationla Park and Happy Valley Tea Estate.
The region of Nainital is also famous as the ‘City of Lakes’ as there many lakes in the region like the Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal, Malwatal, Harishtal and the Lokhamtal.
The main lake is the Naini Lake situated at the centre of the city and is in the shape of a mango. You can go for boating in this beautiful lake with the option of choosing from rowing boats or the paddle boats. One can also visit the Nainital Zoo and look out for various animals like the Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Civet, Steppe Eagle, Tibetan Wolf, Japanese Macaque, travelmozi and many more. Other places to visit in Nainital are Eco Cave Gardens, Naina Devi Temple, Snow View Point, Dorothy’s Seat, Naina Peak, Pangot and the Nainital Ropeway. Nainital is just 350 kms from Delhi and is perfect for to travel to in a chauffeur driven car from Delhi.
Source: mouthshut Located in the Idduki district of Kerala Munnar is 1600 mts above sea-level. Popularly known as the ‘Kashmir of South India’ Munnar is one of the best hill stations of South India. It is a paradise for the adventure seekers as there are several things one can do here. One can trek to the Echo point which is 15 kms and Top Station which is 32 kms from Munnar. Some places in Munnar like Kundala and Marayoor are perfect for mountain biking as the roads are smooth with very less traffic. Rock climbing and rappelling are some of the other things one can do which is organised by the National Adventure Foundation. The other things to do in Munnar are to visit the Cheeyapara Waterfalls, Pothamedu View Point, Attukad Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam and Eravikulam National Park. Hiring a chauffeur driven car from Kochi is one of the best options while visiting this beautiful place.Comments