The Indian subcontinent has been blessed with seven principal mountain ranges of which Himalayas, that lies in the northern part is the largest of all. There is also Shivalik range that also lies within the same region and has some famous hill stations that include Dalhousie, Kullu, Shimla, Nanital and many more. Most of the hill stations in India were developed by the British, around a central mall, to get respite from the oppressive summer heat. Many have picturesque lakes as their focal point, making them excellent places for boating activities. To people world over Kashmir has been one of the favoured hill destinations which has been the most famous world over often referred as heaven on earth. But there are many other hill destinations like Darjeeling, Gangtok, Shimla, Kausauli, Ooty, Coorg etc, which are good and frequented both by Indians and foreigners as a gateway to calm and relaxing holidays. Here you can experience fresh air, serenity, calmness, natural springs and steams, beautiful flowers, large ranges of green mountains, natural beauty, wildlife which clubbed with beautiful and nice hotels/resorts makes these hills a perfect destination for a relaxed and rejuvenating holidays.