[ad_1] DON'T Go To These 8 Hill Stations In India Right Now

DON'T Go To These 8 Hill Stations In India Right Now

Sakshi Arora, Times Now Digital

May 31, 2024



While the desire to escape to India's many beautiful hill stations is certainly taking over us, especially as temperatures in many cities touch 50 degrees, these 8 overcrowded destinations might be better saved for another time.

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Char Dham Yatra route, Uttarakhand

The Char Dham Yatra, a pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand, is currently overcrowded, with traffic advisories in place to prevent accidents. In fact, people have been sharing videos of devotees being stuck on narrow passages for hours at a time.

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Nainital, Uttarakhand

Another hill station that becomes the victim of overtourism during summers is Nainital in Uttarakhand. The picturesque lake and surrounding hills are currently only overcrowded streets and long vehicle queues.

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Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Right now, travellers are facing hours-long traffic snarls on the route to Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, especially during weekends and public holidays. The hill station, which is known for its natural beauty and colonial charm, attracts a large number of tourists in summer

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is another popular Himachal Pradesh destination that can get packed with tourists, particularly during weekends and festivals. The resulting congestion can make it difficult to enjoy the scenic beauty and outdoor activities that the area is known for.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

This quintessential colonial-era hill station can get very crowded, especially during peak season. Traffic jams are a frequent occurrence here now, making sightseeing and navigating the town a hassle.

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Leh-Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

While Leh itself might not be excessively crowded, reaching Ladakh can be a challenge during specific times of the year. This summer, the road via Manali is seeing massive jams which will lead to travel delays or cancellations for you

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Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty, or "Queen of Hills," is a scenic hill station but can be quite crowded, particularly during long weekends and festivals. Finding suitable accommodation and navigating the narrow roads can be a challenge amidst the throngs of tourists.

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Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station, but it can be prone to traffic jams. People these days are taking hours to commute a mere 8kms. Local transport associations have also threatened protests if the situation is not controlled.

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