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5 Hill Stations in Asia You Must Explore

By Carlton Leisure - 27/07/2016

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For most of us travel is a great stress buster. We often leave city’s chaos behind and head for a destination that offers a great rejuvenating experience. And places with immaculate natural beauty comes to fore while looking for destinations. Asia with a good number of natural wonders throws various options your way that includes beaches, national parks, waterfalls and hill stations. Here we give a brief account of top hill stations in Asia to explore.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Situated in northern Malaysia, Cameron Highlands is named after Sir William Cameron who discovered this place in 1885. With lush green landscape this place on the tip of Pahang readily charms visitors. The place has several species of species of plants that completes its delicate ecosystem. On their visit to this hill station, the travelers will be greeted with fragrance of tea plantation. The place may not have luxurious amenities but it is a perfect cut for those looking for natural beauty.  Travelers willing to explore this place should fly to Kuala Lumpur from where it is accessible by road.

Mount Emei, China

A year round destination Mount Emei leaves travelers enthralled with its beautiful surroundings. One of the four sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, the place is also popular with Buddhist devotees. Set amidst Emeishan traps in the Sichuan province, the place gets a good number of travelers for different reasons. A good number of boxing enthusiasts also come here to learn martial art at monasteries.

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

A popular hill station in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, is also referred as the city of lights. This picturesque landscape is finely decked with tea plantation. Enjoying an elevation of 1,868 meters above the sea level, the hill station prides itself to be one of the major tea producing regions in the country. Some people also called it Little England owing to its colonial past. With spectacular valleys and meadows the place is highly popular among the photographers. Lake Gregory and Lakshapana Fall are some of the major attractions to watch out for.

Mussoorie, India

A tranquil hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand Mussoorie charms travelers with its beautiful setting. A large number of travelers looking for an escape from the crowd head to this destination which is synonymous with pleasant climate. There is an excellent infrastructure to cater travelers with visiting Mussoorie. A large number of travelers from different parts of India and the world arrive here to evade scorching heat of the plains. A bath in  Kempty Waterfalls is one top activities  enjoyed by the travelers.

Bandarban, Bangladesh

Situated in southeastern Bangladesh, Bandarban offers an exotic experience to travelers looking for a summer escape.  This one of the least populated regions in Bangladesh leaves travelers awestruck with almost virgin forest and beautiful treks. The place is also ideal for seeing tribal life from the close quarters. The area is also home to some resorts where accommodation can be sought.