The Mountains Beckon You This January


The New Year is here, and people are busy making plans to travel across the length and breadth of the country.

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts brings you a few scintillating hill stations in North India that deserve a place on your itinerary this January. These hill stations in India have a pleasant climate during this month and offer the opportunity to experience snowy weather. The cold atmosphere combined with the natural beauty of the hill stations makes for an awe-inspiring sight for travellers.

Some of the best hill stations in North India include Palampur, Mussoorie, Shimla and Gangtok. They feature panoramic views of the Himalayas and an array of natural attractions that will astound travellers. Head over to these places and enjoy a superb vacation.

In addition to the natural attractions, these alluring hill stations also feature many historical and cultural attractions. Here are a few of our recommendations to explore during your trip. Guests planning to visit these hill stations in North India can choose to stay at the many Sarovar properties present in the area. We, at Sarovar hotels, seek to amaze you with superb hospitality and timeless service that contributes to a memorable experience.

Hill Stations to Explore in North India


Palampur is fondly known as the "Tea Capital of North-west India". Palampur's flowing streams, mesmerizing landscapes, and cascading waterfalls add to the locale's overall beauty. Palampur is set amidst the Dhauladhar Ranges in the Kangra Valley, and there are some historical temples and other cultural attractions that compound the beauty of the place.

If you are an adventure enthusiast, you should head to Palampur. You can experience hand gliding, skydiving and other adventurous activities. You can also try out simpler activities such as trekking. Guests looking to enjoy a relaxing stay in Palampur can head to RS Sarovar Portico, Palampur.

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Mussoorie is renowned as the "Queen of the Hills" and is one of India's most popular hill stations. Located at 2000 metres above sea level, its salubrious climate makes it a beautiful paradise for travellers. This hill station is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayas and offers scenic views all around.

Mussoorie's quaint atmosphere and a relaxed way of life serve as a home to many famous personalities, like notable authors Ruskin Bond and Bill Aitken. This hill station is worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the beauty of life. Guests visiting Mussoorie and looking for a superb vacation can head over to Madhuban Sarovar Portico. This hotel features top-of-the-line amenities that guarantee a wonderful stay.


Shimla serves as a wonderful retreat that you can visit to take a break from the mundane events of everyday life. It is nestled at a height of 2200 metres. Kufri, near Shimla, features snow-laden peaks that attract rookie and seasoned skiers worldwide. Several trekking trails in Shimla are best explored in the morning when the sunlight bounces off snow-capped peaks with hues of orange and yellow.

Our hotel, Marigold Sarovar Portico, is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a long day of travel.



Gangtok is set far away from the business and urgency of everyday life. It is a quaint town that patrons visit to break away from the boredom of regular events. Travellers who visit Gangtok can find solace in staring at the clouds or taking a short stroll through the magnificent valleys and landscape of the area. There are many monasteries in Gangtok where you can meditate and attain inner peace.

Gangtok also features a cable car that offers a bird’s-eye view of the entire town and its scenic beauty - a must-visit destination when planning a trip to North-East India. Stay at The Royal Plaza Gangtok by Sarovar Hotels and Resorts during your trip to this beautiful hill station. Our hotel boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a penchant for great service, making it an easy choice for travellers.