Hill Stations In Gujarat: 10 Top Gujarat Hill Station List

‘Aavo Padharo’ – A greeting that welcomes all the tourists who flock to experience the heritage of this state, Gujarat displays a copious and varied culture all over. Sharing its borders with the states of Rajasthan to the northeast, Daman and Diu to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea to the west, Gujarat holds in its folds a lot more than what meets the eye. From its peaceful countryside to the remarkable architecture, from being a sacred pilgrimage site to being a home for the remaining prides of Asiatic Lions, Gujarat has all that will tempt you to come back to this place again and again.

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10 Amazing Hill Station In & Near Gujarat – 2019 List

Hill Station in Gujarat Region Distance From City
Jawhar Hills Near Surat 217 Km
Suryamal Hills Near Surat 254 Km
Mount Abu Near Ahmedabad 293 Km
Lonavala Hills Near Surat 351 Km
Wilson Hills Near Ahmedabad 360 Km
Toranmal Hills Near Ahmedabad 367 Km
Saputara Hills Near Ahmedabad 401 Km
Don Hill Station Near Vadodra 411 Km
Mahabaleshwar Hills Near Surat 529 Km
Matheran Hills Near Vadodara 574 Km

Locally known as the ‘Jewel of the West’, Gujarat also harbours a lot of beautiful hill stations in and near it. Plan your trip to Gujarat & experience surrealism at these 10 beautiful hill stations around Gujarat:

Hill Stations Gujarat: List of Best Hill station In & Near Gujarat

10. Saputara – Beautiful Hill Station in Gujarat

Perched at an altitude of 1000 m, atop a plateau, in the forests of Dang District, Sahyadari Hills, Saputara or the abode of serpents is one of the best-known hill stations in Gujarat. Situated amid lush backgrounds, Saputara enjoys a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year.

Saputara - Beautiful Hill Station in Gujarat

Distance from Ahmedabad: 401 km

Why Visit: Being promoted by the Gujarat tourism department as the most developed tourist spot in Gujarat, this place offers a clean environment and has all the amenities like hotels, parks, adventure activities, theatres, museums, restaurants etc., that are necessary for a great trip.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – Well connected by the state transport buses and private luxury coaches, that connect various centres of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Saputara is quite accessible from Ahmedabad, Surat and Waghai.

  • You can travel from Ahmedabad to Saputara via Vadodara and Navsari.
  • You can travel from Surat to Saputara via Navsari and Vansada.
  • You can travel from Waghai to Saputara via Ambatha and Khokari.

Cost of Driving to Saputara: Rs.2000 – 4000 (round)

By Flight – Surat Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 156 km from Saputara. Airlines like Spicejet and AirIndia will fly to Surat.
Fares: Rs.2000 – 5000

By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Waghai.
Bilimora – Waghai Express connects Bilimora Junction to Waghai

Things To Do In Saputara:

  1. Paragliding
  2. Parasailing
  3. Zip lining
  4. Zorbing
  5. Water Rolling
  6. Boating

Places To Visit In Saputara:

  1. Rose Garden
  2. Sunset Point
  3. Mahal Saputara
  4. Sunrise Point
  5. Vansda National Park
  6. Saputara Lake, Ropeway

Best Hotels In Saputara:

  • Aakar Lords Inn Saputara
  • Patang Lords Eco Inn
  • Hotel Lakeview

9. Don Hill Station – Picturesque Hill Station in Gujarat

Located at a height of 1100 m, Don Hill Station is an offbeat destination located in Gujarat that offers picturesque views of the green mountains surrounding this area. A treat for all the nature lovers, the serene aura of this place is truly enchanting.

Don Hill Station - Picturesque Hill Station in Gujarat

Distance from Ahmedabad: 411 km

Why Visit: Second hill station in the state of Gujarat after Saputara, Don hill station offers a spectacular view of the lush greenery nearby. With smooth trails and roads, this place harbours a truly enthralling environment that will make you want to visit this place again.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – Located at a distance of 51.2 km from Saputara, this hill station is easily reachable via Road.
You can travel from Ahmedabad to Don Hill Station via Vadodara and Navsari.
Cost of Driving to Don Hill Station: Rs.2000 – 4000 (round)

By Flight – Surat Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 170 km from Don Hill Sation. Airlines like Spicejet and AirIndia will fly to Surat.
Fares: Rs.2000 – 5000

By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Waghai.
Bilimora – Waghai Express connects Bilimora Junction to Waghai

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Things To Do In Don Hill Station:

  1. Cultural Walk
  2. Tasting Adivasi Food
  3. Nature Gazing

Places To Visit In Don Hill Station:

  1. Anjani Mata Mandir
  2. Ghanta Ghar or 6 sided clock tower

Best Hotels In Don Hill Station:

There aren’t any stay options available in Don Hill Station, the nearest places of stay are in Saputara or in Ahwa

  • Aakar Lords Inn Saputara
  • Patang Lords Eco Inn
  • Hotel Lakeview

8.  Wilson Hills, Dharampur – Scenic Hill Station in Gujarat

A beautiful hill station, perched at an altitude of 750m above the sea level, this hill station is named after Lord Wilson, Mumbai’s former Governor from 1923 – 1928. Located in the Valsad district situated close to the Dharampur Tehsil, Wilson Hills stand as tall & impenetrable forests of the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary.

Wilson Hills, Dharampur - Scenic Hill Station in Gujarat

Distance from Ahmedabad: 360 km

Why Visit: Popular as one of the top three hill stations in Gujarat, it is said that Wilson Hills is the only hill station in the whole India that offers a glimpse of the Arabian Sea from the hill summit.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – Well connected by the major cities of Gujarat like Valsad, Surat, Navsari, and Dharampur through a network of buses and taxis.
You can travel from Ahmedabad to Wilson Hills via Vadodara and Navsari
Cost of Driving to Wilson Hills: Rs.1800 – 3600 (round)

By Flight – Surat Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 170 km from Don Hill Sation. Airlines like Spicejet and AirIndia will fly to Surat.
Fares: Rs.2000 – 5000

By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Valsad Railway Station.

  • Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express & Mail Express
  • Swaraj Express & Mail Express
  • Avantika SF Express

Things To Do In Wilson Hils:

  1. Nature Gazing
  2. Cultural Walks
  3. Gazing at the vast expanse of Meadows

Places To Visit In Wilson Hills:

  1. Barumal temple
  2. Lady Wilson Museum
  3. Sunset and Sunrise Points
  4. Steep Valley Point
  5. Marble Chatri Point
  6. Ozone Valley Point Shankar Waterfalls
  7. Twin Waterfalls of Bilpudi

Best Hotels In Wilson Hills:

  • Savshanti Hill Resort
  • Aakar Lords Inn
  • Hotel Lakeview

7. Mount Abu – Alluring Hill Station Near Gujarat

A relaxing weekend getaway located close to Ahmedabad, Mount Abu is a popular retreat for the tourists, visitors and locals from the scorching heat of Rajasthan. A notable tourist attraction that finds a place in the choice of beautiful locations for movies and serials, the scenic backdrops of this place has often been shown on the silver screen.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan - Alluring Hill Station in Gujarat

Distance from Ahmedabad: 239 km

Why Visit: Often referred as ‘An Ocean in the Desert’, Mount Abu houses many temples, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and evergreen forests.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – Government run RSTC (Rajasthan State Transport Corporation) buses operate from nearby cities to Mount Abu. This place is also well-connected through National highway 14.
You can travel from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu via Mehsana, Siddhpur and Palanpur.
Cost of Driving to Mount Abu: Rs.1000 – 2000 (round)

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By Flight – Dabok Airport located in Udaipur is the nearest domestic Airport from Mount Abu Airlines like IndiGo, Jet Airways and AirIndia will fly to Udaipur.
Fares: Rs.2000 – 5000

By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Mount Abu railway station.

  • Porbandar Express
  • Jodhpur Express
  • Ajmer Express
  • Ala Hazrat Express

Things To Do In Mount Abu:

  1. Camping
  2. Exploring
  3. Rock Climbing
  4. Trekking
  5. Boating
  6. Caving

Places To Visit In Mount Abu:

  1. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Achalgarh Fort
  3. Nakki Lake
  4. Guru Shikhar
  5. Dhrudhiya Waterfalls
  6. Dilwara Temple
  7. Raghunathji Temple

Best Hotels In Mount Abu:

  • Hotel Silver Oak
  • Hotel Ashoka Mount Abu
  • Hotel Hilltone

6. Matheran – Popular Hill Station Near Gujarat

Supporting a mild climate throughout the year, Matheran is one of the popular tourist attractions of Maharashtra. Located close to Mumbai, in Raigarh district of Maharashtra, this hill station is located at a height of 803m above sea level. To experience the spectacular natural beauty at its best, visit Matheran post monsoon, when the greens are in full bloom.

Matheran, Maharashtra - Popular Hill Station in Gujarat (574 km away)

Distance from Ahmedabad: 574 km

Why Visit: With numerous marvels to look out for, Matheran offers you mesmerising views of the lush greenery that dwells in the hills and valleys surrounding this place. Apart from this Matheran is a home to many waterfalls and lakes where you can relax for a while listening to the gurgling waters splashing on the rocks below.

Best Way To Get There:

By Road – In an effort to make Matheran a clean, green and safe place, the entry of any motor vehicle is strictly prohibited within the hill station. Alternatively, if you’re eager to experience the roads that lead up to this hill station you can drive up till Dasturi Car Point and take a 40 minute ride on horseback or man-pulled rickshaw to Matheran along the mud track.
You can travel from Ahmedabad to Dasturi Car Point via Vadodara, Bharuch and Navsari.
Cost of Driving down to Dasturi Car Parking: Rs.3000 – 6000 (round)

By Flight – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai), is the nearest airport to Matheran. Airlines like GoAir, IndiGo, JetAirways, SpiceJet, Vistara and AirIndia will fly to Mumbai.
Fares: Rs.2500 – 7000 (Round)

By Train – The closest railhead to Matheran is in Neral (21 kilometres).

  • Deccan Express (Mumbai)
  • Sahyadri Express (Pune)

Things To Do In Matheran:

  1. Walking
  2. Horse Riding
  3. Valley Crossing
  4. Toy Train Ride
  5. Exploring

Places To Visit In Matheran:

  1. Panorama point
  2. Luisa Point
  3. Charlotte Lake
  4. One tree Hill
  5. Alexandar Point
  6. Rambaug Point
  7. Ambarnath Temple

Here are some more Places To Visit In Matheran

Best Hotels In Matheran:

  • The Parsi Manor
  • Krishna Villa
  • Cecil Hotel

5. Lonavala – Misty Hill Station Near Gujarat

If you have seen all hill stations in Gujarat, then it is time to head out to Lonavala. A popular hill station in Pune district of Maharashtra, Lonavla offers beautiful spectacles of the lush greenery that enfolds this place. Well known for the production of hard candy Chikki, Lonavla’s proximity to Mumbai and Pune make it an all-time-favourite weekend getaway for the residents and tourists alike. Close to Lonavla is another hot favourite hill station Khandala that experiences a lot of footfall. Once there, you can explore the caves, fortresses of Lohagad & Visapur located close to Lonavla or take up the Andharban trek that will take you through the dense forests & waterfalls leading to Bhira.

Lonavla, Maharashtra - Misty Hill Station in Gujarat

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4.  Mahabaleshwar – Green Hill Station Near Gujarat 

The largest hill station in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar has a legendary past that relates to the Shiva Temple located in Old Mahabaleshwar. With magnificent views of one of the evergreen forests in India, Mahabaleshwar is the originating point of River Krishna that flows across Maharashtra, and its four tributaries Koyna, Venna, Savitri and Gayatri that travel from the mouth of the statue of a cow at the Shiva Temple before merging into Krishna. Offering spectacular views of the mountains that surround this place, Mahabaleshwar is truly a paradise for all the nature lovers.

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - Green Hill Station in Gujarat

3.  Suryamal – Remote Hill Station Near Gujarat

Instead of travelling to a hill station in Gujarat, you should ride to Suryamal. Perched at an altitude of 1800 ft above sea level, Suryamal Hill Station is truly a nature’s retreat located in the Mokhada Taluk in Thane. A less explored hill station, Suryamal offers an amazing experience for trekking enthusiasts and mountain bikers alike. The verdant surroundings and pristine location all bring out the best of this hill station. At a short distance from this place is the Amala Wildlife Sanctuary that is a home to many rare species of flora & fauna and the Deoband temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

Suryamal, Thane - Remote Hill Station in Gujarat

2. Jawhar – Hill Station Near Gujarat Border 

While this hill station is not in Gujarat, it is close and a perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday. Jawhar is located at an altitude of 518 m, in the Thane district of Maharashtra. Offering picturesque backgrounds and a vivacious cultural heritage, Jawhar is one of the few remaining tribal kingdoms in Maharashtra and is famous for its Warli Art. Apart from marvelling at these beautiful traditional paintings, you can also trek all the way up to the hills, visit Khad-Khad Dam, Kal Mandavi Waterfall, Dabhosa waterfall or experience the neoclassical architecture of the Jaivilas Palace. Best time to visit Jawhar is from October – February when the weather at this place is quite pleasant.

Jawhar, Maharashtra - Gujarat Border

1. Toranmal – Beautiful Hill Station Near Gujarat

An offbeat and less-crowded hill station located in the Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, approx. 379 km away from Gujarat Hill Station Toranmal  is a home to unparalleled natural beauty. Offering exquisite views of the verdant grasslands, hills, lakes, forests and waterfalls, Toranmal is inhabited by a variety of flora and fauna. The place is also famous for its Gorakhnath Temple, which is a popular pilgrimage sites during the grand festival of Maha Shivratri. To experience the natural beauty of Toranmal at its best, visit this place during September to March but avoid visiting it during the night as it is quite foggy here after dark.

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 Toranmal, Maharashtra - Beautiful Hill Station in Gujarat

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