Hill Station near Goa

Goa is a well-known place among tourists and every individual dream destination. But do you think that Goa is just for beach lovers? And apart from the beach, there’s nothing that Goa can offer. If that is how you feel, you will be amazed to know that a few kilometre drives will take you to incredible hill stations. So Goa is the perfect destination to explore both sides of the world, with beaches and hills!

Sharing the guide of the hill station that can be your next stop after exploring Portuguese town!

Chorla Ghats

It is a peaceful getaway located in the Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra tri-junction. It is covered with lush green vegetation, bountiful flora and fauna, cascading waterfall and a breathtaking view. You can explore this scenic view through jungle walking, trekking and hiking. For all adventure and moon lovers, you can also opt for night trails at Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. This is also a perfect place to visit with your soulmate; you will be amazed by the tranquillity and greenery that this place has to offer. The most famous attractions near this region are The Twin Vajra Fall and Lasni Temb Peak.

Things to do – Jungle wall, trekking, wildlife safari, night trails

Trip duration – 1-2 days

Best time to visit – June to September

Distance – 44 Km from Goa

Stay option – Wildernest Nature Resort, Mayhem Lake View, Swapnagandha Resort

Dandeli

This hill station is an ideal escape for all thrill seekers. It is situated in Karnataka and is famous for camping, trekking and river rafting. The Kali river at Dandeli is a well-known place in India for river rafting, where you can experience the adrenaline rush at 1,800 feet above sea level in dense vegetation. The other point of attraction is the second largest sanctuary in Karnataka, the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also indulge in camping, fishing and mountain biking.

Things to do – Watersports (Rafting is a must), trekking and wildlife sanctuary

Trip duration – 1-2 days

Best time to visit – October to May

Distance – 122 Km from Goa

Stay option – Dandeli Jungle Nest, Dandeli Kali Tiger Resort, Dandeli Mysa RC

Amboli

Every year, thousands of tourists visit Amboli from all over India. Its serenity and the climate are the biggest reasons for this hill station. It is also one of the nearest hill stations from Goa, where all nature lovers can relish the breathtaking view of Western ghats and waterfalls and indulge in trekking. The best time to visit this place is right after Monsoon.

Things to do – Wildlife safari, trekking and sightseeing

Trip duration – 1-2 days

Best time to visit – June to August

Distance – 119 Km from Goa

Stay option – Amboli MTDC Resort, Whistling Woods Amboli, Hotel JRD International

Agumbe

It is also known as the “Cherrapunji of the South” because of the greenery and the amount of rainfall it receives in a year. The beautiful landscape attractions many tourists from all over India. Other attraction points are Gopal Krishna Sanctuary and Barkana Fall. This place is also well known among photographers as it is a breeding ground of the King Cobra, one of the world’s largest and most poisonous snakes. Many other exclusive reptiles can also be spotted, so do not forget to keep your camera handy.

Things to do – Wildlife safari, trekking and sightseeing, Photography

Trip duration – 1-2 days

Best time to visit – November to January

Distance – 314.9 Km from Goa

Stay option – Dodda Mane, Komal Residence, Mallya Residence

Kudremukh

The best way to describe this hill station is as “Nature’s Showpiece.” Located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka is one of the highest peaks of this district. The mountains form a horse face, making it unique in itself, surrounded by lush greenery and jaw-dropping view. You can also plan a trek to Kudremukh National Park for some tough challenges.

Things to do – Wildlife safari, trekking, sightseeing, pilgrimage

Trip duration – 1-2 days

Best time to visit – October to January

Distance – 261 Km from Goa

Stay option – Bella Homestay Kudremukh, Hotel Mudra MidTown Rooms and Suites, Nagagiri comforts, Bhagavati Natural Camp

Chikmagalur

It is one of the most popular hill stations in Karnataka. If you love road trips, this route will leave you amazed by the serene beauty it offers. From greenery to hills and clean weather, it has it all! It is well known for its coffee plantation and, in fact, the first place in India to start the cultivation of coffee. So it is a paradise for all coffee lovers! You can also plan a 4km trek to Mullayanagiri trek, which is the highest peak of Karnataka.

Things to do – Wildlife safari, trekking, sightseeing, coffee plantation

Trip duration – 2-3 days

Best time to visit – September to March

Distance – 421.8 Km from Goa

Stay option – Treebo Maharaja INN, Chikmagalur Homestay, Hotel Silver Suites

Coorg

This hill station can never disappoint! It is a perfect weekend getaway with friends and family to adore the beauty of nature. Moreover, it is one of the places in India which receives the highest rainfall annually.

Things to do – Fishing, sightseeing, quad biking

Trip duration – 3-4 days

Best time to visit – October to April

Distance – 478.6 Km from Goa

Stay option – Hotel Mayura Valley, Gowri Nivas, Alaka Rester Home Stay

Mahabaleshwar

If you are looking for an energising experience, you must visit this place. It is located 1372 metres above sea level, offering a breathtaking view of the mountains and scenery. You can also spot strawberry plantations which are pleasing to the eye.

Things to do – Sightseeing, jungle trekking, birdwatching

Trip duration – 2-3 days

Best time to visit – December to June

Distance – 399.1 Km from Goa

Stay option – Hotel Dreamland, Evershine Resort, Le Meridien, Hotel Vyankatesh

Do not plan a short trip to Goa since a lot needs to be covered!


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