Indian Hill Stations

Visit three very different hill stations in India in an extensively illustrated presentation.

  • DARJEELING - once a convalescent and recreation town for the British civil and military community, its proximity to mount Kanchenjunga offers visitors impressive mountain views.
  • SHIMLA – was famous as the summer capital of the British Raj, and the former Viceroy’s Lodge is one of the most spectacular colonial buildings in the world, and the historic Gaiety Theatre is an unexpected Victorian delight.
  • ‘OOTY’ (Udagamandalum) - is set in rolling hill country reminiscent of England, but is located at an altitude of 2200m while only 11˚ north of the equator. It thrives on tea and tourism, and has extensive botanical gardens.


  • Gilmour, David: The ruling caste, Imperial lives in the Victorian raj. John Murray 2005

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