The era of 90′s was interesting even withoutt expensive gadgets and super advanced technology like never before. It was the time when people found happiness in simpler things. So how did the people spnd vacations? Hill stations were the most popular of all destinations across the country. It was one of the best respites from the day to day business of life. Additionally, these hill stations turned out to be every kid of the 90s. “Summer vacations? Here we come hill stations” were the slogan kids religiously recited.
Here is a list of 14 hill stations Indian kids of the 90s loved:
There are many things kids love about Naldhera. First, it takes them away from books, school, homnework, teacher, and daily rush to school. On a serious note, this place is loved by all. It is a place that offers Deodar forest, chilly weather (definitely a respite from summer). Most of the Shimla hotels here offer exquiste backdrop of scenic views and promises a delightful stay.
This beautiful hill station is around 35 kms from Dehradun. It’s panoramic view combined with that of Shivaliks and Doon Valley. Named after ‘mansoor’ growing abundantly in the area, kids love to visit Lake Mist and Kempty Falls. These play the perfect picnic spots for both adults and kids. Mussoorie tour package include many hotels and beautiful guest houses.
Lying conveniently in the Tirthan Valley, Gushaini is recommended by a huge number of travellers. Unfortunately, it is one of those underrated sites that offers everything from a cable car to to some cozy little wooden cottages.
Located amidst lush greenery, the beautiful cozy town of Ranikhet has always carried a charm of its own. Visitors can walk around the place for many hours togther. The tranquillising effect of this place mesmerises all. The golf course here is best visited.
It is an exquisite location nuzzled in the famoyus snowcapped peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas. The hill station in Uttarakhand has always been a huge hit among kids for trekking. Right fron the coniferous jungles of Oak and Deodhar to the farthest Gorson top, you can catch a glimpse of the magnificent peak of Nanda Devi. Auli is also an amazing place for skiing.
6. McLeod Ganj
The narrow lanes of McLeod Ganj has helped people enjoy the best vacations of life. One can literally feel the holiness of Dalai Lama residing here and experience absolute serenity. Buying knick-knack from stores, enjoying delectable food from stalls, to simply gazing at the beauty of McLeod Ganj (as a part of McLeod Ganj sightseeing), visitors can have a wonderful vacation. For gastronomic satisfaction, gorge on the delicious Tibetan cuisine offered in the hill station.
This is one hill station that hasn’t been missed by most vacationers across the country. The place offers excellent opportunities for vacationers to enjoy a brisk walk by the lakeside, excursion to the popular marketplace, and a lot more. Kids love visiting the zoo here which ensures a huge range of local fauna, the, paddling on duck-shaped boat, and many more.
Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations until now. Bollywood has given it a new dimension. Right from Black to Gaddar, and Jab We Met, Shimla has been a hot spot for a huge number of film shootings. Why the 90s kids loved this hill station? Well, the Shimla-Kalka toy train, ‘Mall Road’, and ice-creams served here are still a hot favourite among kids. Having a softie ice-cream topped with a wafer at the corner shop can be a wonderful experience for your kid.
Deemed as one of the most popular hill stations of Karnataka state in India and often referred to as Kodagu by the locals, Coorg the scenic destination is definitely on top of holidayer’s list during the 90s. This place is mesmerisingly flanked by Western Ghats with a huge number of offerings for tourists. Right from a comfortable walk around the coffee plantations to a visit to Nagarhole National Park, Abbey Falls, and Buddhist Tibetan Golden Temple, Coorg has a lot to offer you and your little ones. The Raja’s Seat here was a hot favourite with the Kings of Kodagu and presently tourists love have a detailed look at it. Tourists visit this place to enjoy spectacular sunsets and panoramic views in the valley. Kids from the 90s loved to enjoyed a picnic at Nisargadhama. This is a man-made island formed by river Kaveri.
This is a little picturesque town in the Solan district and around 77 kms from Shimla. The hill station holds a lot of similarity to Solan, Kausali. It is also surrounded by thick forests offering a cool breeze blowing all the time. Kasuli is also known for spectacular roads offering wonderful drive up to Kasauli. The drive-in restaurants and dhabas here are quite famous. One of the most beautiful things about the valley is the beautiful pine trees. Kids love to collect pine cones to decorate their homes.
Although a place famous among honeymooners, the picturesque land has many kid fans. Love and romance are not the only things the place offers. One can enjoy skiing and a huge variety of restaurants and long trails to walk. Manali acts as a perfect place to spend some quality time with the family. Kids bond well with their families by in some amazing snow fighting sessions.
Rishikesh is the rafting hotspot and a favourite among adventure travellers. The place doesn’t fail to charm visitors with its pristine gushing river rapids and amazing spiritual bliss. Right after a thrilling kayak ride, you can straightaway head to Lakshman Jhula. The popular hanging bridge across the Ganges is a place kids love to be. Rishikesh is loaded with cafes and somme superb places to shop.
This isn’t just a hot favourite of adults. Kashmir has beautiful things to offer for kids. A shikara ride on the most beautiful Dal Lake, trip to Betaab Valley, a night in the houseboat, and Gulmarg will help you enjoy the Kashmir tripn thoroughly. With plenty of Bollywood movies shot here for its unprecedented beauty, the kids can spend their day skiing and relax at nights. Lavish and delectable meals are served in the houseboat. The Kashmir travel guide will help you explore more about the paradise.
Settled conveniently deep within the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is the panoramic hill station of Ooty. Interestingly, this hill station was former weekend getaway for the British during the colonial times. Presently, it serves as a popular tourist destination. The exotic places here serves as photogrpher’s delight. Vast tea gardens, majestic hilly terrain, and lush green expanses, the hill station has everything to mesmerise its visitors. Relaxation, rejuvenation, and opportunity to breathe in super clean air, you get everything here. The Ooty Lake and Botanical Gardens are favourite places among kids. Little ones also love other places such as Wax World, Tribal Museum, and Ooty Railway Museum.