Famous Non Himalayan Hill Resorts In India

1. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill resort in Rajasthan. It is situated 1220m high in the Aravallis range. In 1845 Mount Abu was leased for the British resident of Rajaputana as a summer resort from its native ruler. In history, Mount Abu was popular for the Jain temple. The main visitors of Mount Abu are from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi. Majority of the visitors are domestic tourists.

Mount Abu is situated 27km from Abu Road railway station and 185km from Udaipur airport. Long distance buses connect major cities of northern and western India. Cooler climate, scenery, picturesque outcrops, Nakki lake and Hindu, Jain temples are the major tourist attractions. 

The steep granite rock formations of Mount Abu has led to the establishment of rock climbing training facility by Rajasthan government. Better infrastructure facilities will attract more international tourists to Mount Abu.

2. Ooty

Ooty was discovered by Sullivan, the collector of Coimbatore. Stephen Lushington, the governor of Madras took a great deal of interest in developing ooty as a hill station. Ooty located at 2240m provides a pleasant climate. British called Ooty, the Europe of Asia. 

British architectural forms have been preserved here. The Weslyan church, collectorate, Ootacamund club, the fox hint and snooke are examples of British architectural styles. Ooty is well connected by road, rail and air to major cities of South India.

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