Are you bored of your monotonous urban life? You want a break from your regular life and find the mysteries of nature. It happens to many of you who fall in love with a place and chooses it to spend your life there after retirement. Maybe you have not retired, but the beauty of the place cast its spell on you so deeply, that people often arrange a job for themselves around the place and spend their life there. If you thought of a fairy-tale kind of ‘happily ever after,’ these are places you can choose for your permanent living.

While you want to live near nature, there are no better places than hill stations. Snow-capped mountain; clear sky where you can touch the clouds, amazing starry nights- hill stations will mesmerize you every day. If you are a person who wants to enjoy living in a blissful location for the rest of the life, there is nothing better than hill stations and India will mesmerize you with its treasure. Here are some of the places where you can enjoy your retreat or even before that. Read on to know more.

  1. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir


If you want to live in heaven, that is here on this earth only. It is true that for several reasons, Pahalgam, to be specific, the entire Kashmir often gets disturbed. But, pristine beauty of the hill station will make you forget everything. If you have visited this place once, you feel the attraction again and again. Come back after retirement and stay here, surrounded by the warmth of local people and welcome nature at your doorstep every day.

  1. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand


If you are looking for a hill station to spend your life permanently, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh will welcome you with open arms. Ranikhet in Almora District of Uttarakhand will hypnotize you with the majestic view of the Himalaya. The lush green forest and the vast lands will entice you with its magnificent view. To make your life better, and to relax your heart and mind, there is no better place to live.

  1. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh


You must have imagined of having small cottage amidst the mountain, surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery. That is possible if you stay at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. Well connected with Shimla and Chandigarh, this place is the perfect combination of living in serenity and meeting all your daily needs. When you visit the sunrise and sunset behind the Himalayan range and the rainbow with all its seven colors, you will forget about being on the earth.

  1. Munnar, Kerala


If you are looking for living in the hill station, the Himalaya is not the only destination in India. Look towards the south, and you will be mesmerized by the beauty of Munnar in Kerala. The lush green valleys, high altitudes of the Western Ghat Mountain and the tea and coffee plantations will soothe your eyes. Every morning will show you a fairy-tale start to a day once you start living in God’s Own Country.

  1. Lansdowne, Uttaranchal


It is a small hill station in the Garhwal District of Uttaranchal. Throughout the year, you get a pleasant atmosphere. Living in a place, surrounded by mountain and oak and blue pine forest is an out of the world experience. Spend your weekends by boating, bird watching or just roaming around the woods. Living here is thrilling.

  1. Kullu and Manali, Himachal Pradesh

If you have decided to stay in Himachal Pradesh, the state will never disappoint you. If you are looking for a place that is the perfect combination of serenity, beauty and adventure, these two places of Himachal Pradesh is the perfect destination. Each year, lots of tourists visit this places. If you are one of them and you fall in love with Kullu and Manali, you can decide to stay here forever. Blame snow-capped mountain, the panoramic view of green valleys and exotic flowers.

  1. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir


Located on the bank of the river, Jhelum, Srinagar is the capital of Kashmir. The city is often referred to as the ‘Kashmiri Venice.’ Spending a lazy afternoon in the ‘Shikara’ on Dahl Lake, shopping from the floating market, etc. is too much excitement for the tourists. You can witness the city closely if you decide to stay here, otherwise, plan your honeymoon here for unforgettable romantic memory.

  1. Kausani, Uttaranchal


Have you ever dreamt of living surrounded by pine woods? This is the place of Uttaranchal which is known as the ‘Switzerland of India.’ You can imagine how beautiful the place is. The majestic view of Garur Valley, Baijnath Katyuri Valley along with Someshwar Valley will mesmerize you. You can plan a family holiday or a trip with friends. And if you fall in love with the place, stay here forever.

  1. Lonavala, Maharashtra

If you are looking for a hill station to live permanently, Lonavala in Maharashtra can be on your list. As it is located between two major cities, Mumbai and Pune, you will get all civic amenities and also enjoy living beyond the crowd and chaos of urban life.

  1. Shillong, Meghalaya

Take a look towards the north-eastern side of India, and you will find magnificent hill stations where you can dwell forever. Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya is truly the paradise for the visitors and people over there. Gorging waterfalls, leafy ambiance, rolling hills and the serenity of the place will make you bewildered. Stay here to solve the puzzle of its mysterious beauty!

  1. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu


Do you want to feel the best of your adrenaline rush? Do you want to make your life challenging every day? Yelagiri in the Vellore District is the perfect place to visit and live for your lifetime. You can go for trekking, rock climbing, and paragliding when you are in Yelagiri. While the large temples show you the architectural beauty, the panoramic view of vast green land and mountain will keep you awestruck.

  1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand


Located in the foothills of the Himalaya and beside the River Ganga, Rishikesh is a visitor’s bliss. This place is not only famous for pristine natural beauty, but you can be surrounded by traditional India with ashramas and temples. If you are looking for a serene place to stay away from urban chaos after retirement, Rishikesh can be the best place to dwell.

  1. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu


This hill station of South India is known as ‘Gift of the Forests.’ This is truly acclaimed so as it is surrounded by lush green forest and vast valleys. Striking waterfalls, guarding rock pillars, ancient caves, etc. always mesmerize visitors with its natural beauty. Kodaikanal is also considered one of the best destinations for the honeymoon.

These are certain hill stations in India which can be your permanent living ground. A small cottage in the mountain, surrounded by greenery and the gulping force of waterfalls beside your house is only a dream that can be turned into truth if you decide to stay in any of these places. While you are in India, you will get lots of other hill stations where you can spend beautiful days of your life. Think well and choose a place.

Bonus Info: Also, Check out this YouTube Video which covered the top 10 best hill stations in India.

Source: Quora

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