October 5th, 2017 by Garusha Katoch admin

Picture this:  Sipping on a cup of hot latte and looking out the window to witness the early morning view- azure skies blanketing the sloping fields of misty hills.

Sounds like a dream for most of us, doesn’t it?

Our collection of hotels, offering you a ‘room with a view’ of these picturesque hill stations will turn this dream into reality.

1. Leh Ladakh


While your journey to Leh-Ladakh will offer you a beautiful sight of the ever-changing scenery, once you reach the valley you will be welcomed by a view like none you will see again.

The mighty peaks of Ladakh and Zaskar cut through the blues of the sky as the clear waters of Pangong Tso lake flow with tiny ripples in their current. You can set your mats here and soak in the spectacular view and have a little picnic.

For the adventure junkie in you, make sure to bike or hike your way to Khardungla Pass- the highest civilian motor road in the world. Watch your childhood fantasy of Arabian Nights come to life at the Nubra Valley. With a number of monasteries in the valley, you will find your way to amazing hidden treasures of the twin city and carry with yourself an adventure you will cherish forever.

With our hotels lying close to these key attractions, you can enjoy an easy access across town to make the most of your trip. Our property OYO 8632 Lotus Eco Resort offers a breathtaking view of the Nubra valley and Shylok River while OYO 5203 Katpa Residency is very close to the Sankar Gompa Monastery.

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2. Srinagar


Situated on the banks of Jhelum against the backdrop of snow-capped hills wrapped up with umpteen orchids, Srinagar is an enchanting town of evergreen beauty. From Chashme Shahi to pristine Dal Lake, Srinagar is abound with natural beauty attracting visitors around the world.

A vibrant row of houseboats float softly on the calm rivers and lakes, eager to show you the scenic valley- its blossoming gardens and verdant woods.

Take a quiet stroll through the gardens as chilly mist clouds your path while a subtle rustling sound of Chinar leaves fills the air.

Our hotels in the valley help you traverse easily through the famous landmarks so you can enjoy the scenic view of this ‘Paradise on Earth’. As the name suggests, OYO 4759 Nishat Hill Resort is located near the famous Nishat Garden of Srinagar across the calm Dal Lake. OYO 4487 Hotel Al Azra lies close to the sparkling waters of River Jhelum.

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3. Manali


With a spell-binding view of cascading snow-capped peaks, pristine streams and lush green foliage of trees, Manali provides solace to travelers from their hectic schedules.

Backpackers and adventure enthusiasts may indulge in trekking, mountain biking, rafting, paragliding and skiing near Solang Valley.

Head out to breathe in the fresh mountain air while taking a walk through the apple orchards. Marvel at the architecture of centuries-old Hidimba Devi Temple tucked in the dense woods of Deodhar.

Drive through the craggy topography to reach the snowed-in Rohtang Pass and enjoy a panoramic view of distant Himalayan peaks. It is also home to Beas Kund where the Beas River originates, offering a spectacular view of the nearby located Shitidhar, Ladakhi, and Hanuman Tibba peaks.

To easily access these key attractions, take abode in our OYOs across the hill station. While you sip on your morning cup of tea, seated in the balcony of your room in OYO 8724 Vashisht, a splendid view of tall pines, lush green hills and blue sky will astound you. OYO 5354 Hotel Chamunda Sonachi offers an equally breathtaking view as the sun glistens over the milky waters of Beas River.

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4. Shimla


The Christ Church on Mall Road against a stunning backdrop of mighty peaks is probably a universal identifier of Shimla, but there is a lot more to this hill station.

With remnants of past still evident amidst hilly terrains scented by pine trees and colonial-era architecture, Shimla draws tourists year after year.

The British turned the town into their summer resort owing to its captivating natural beauty. Today, it is one of most aesthetically planned cities in India and home to many attractions- be it the famous Chadwick Falls or Jakhoo Hills.

A drive to nearby Kufri is a surreal experience; the road is bordered by a thick canopy of forests while exotic birds like pheasants and partridges perch atop the branches. The neighboring Mashobra is home to rare flora- oak, cedar, rhododendron, maple and horse chestnut.

Sterling Castle, Rothney Castle and Visceral Lodge are other beautiful hauntings of past that make Shimla an idiosyncratic hill station.

Visiting all these attractions on your trip can be a little cumbersome, but our hotels are strategically located close to these landmarks so you don’t have to miss a sight. OYO 1448 Hotel Silverine paves an easy access to Ridge and the Mall Road while OYO 9099 Nature Vilas in Mashobhra is at a comfortable distance from Kufri as well as the main city.

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5. Gangtok


With the magnificent Kanchenjunga looming over the quaint town, vibrant culture and rich traditions infused into the stunning landscape with a subtle touch of city life, Gangtok is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hill stations of Eastern India.

Tashi Viewpoint in the city is one of the best places to get a picturesque view of the snow-covered peaks of Kanchenjunga, Phodong and Labrang monasteries. Tsuk La Khang Monastery is a rich palatial monastery boasting a huge collection of Buddhist scriptures and literature and plays host to many Buddhist festivals.

On your visit, do include Nathula in your travel itinerary. This second highest mountain pass in India offers a spectacular view from the top and was historically the gateway of Silk Route. On your way to the pass, make a brief stop at Ban Jhakri Waterfall, a popular picnic spot.

The frozen Tsomgo Lake is 2 hours away from the main city, but its unique beauty will make the drive worth it!

Our hotels are strategically located to offer you smooth transition across these key attractions so you waste no time commuting. Besides offering a picturesque view of the sun rising on the horizon over the Himalayas, OYO 3476 Hotel White Mountain is close to Ridge Park and Enchey Monastery. Behold the panoramic views of Gangtok City during your stay at OYO 3109 Kundau Residency that lies close to Ganesh Tok and Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park.

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6. Darjeeling

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A salubrious hill station nestled in the Himalayas, Darjeeling allures visitors with its sprawling expanse of tea gardens set against mystic snow-capped Kanchenjunga.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway gives you a fairy-tale ride till Siliguri covering a beautiful mountainous terrain while The Darjeeling Ropeway offers you post-card worthy views of the town and its surroundings.

Do visit the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple and Ghoom Monastery in town. They give you a beautiful insight into the teachings and scriptures of Buddha taking you on a spiritual journey.

With our hotels in town, there is no dearth of places to stay in Darjeeling. Our property OYO 8241 Hotel Green Park and OYO 4305 Yang’s Inn offer an amazing morning view of the clear skies, sunrise and even Kanchenjunga.

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Mountains are calling, and you must go! Plan a holiday soon for a thrilling adventure in the lap of nature.


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About Garusha Katoch

A journalist by education, a writer by passion and a film buff by night. When I am not offering an insight into the many treasure troves of your favorite travel destinations, I like to get my dose of Truffaut and Resnais. You can catch me in quaint cafes finishing my latest book or transforming every thing that happens in a moment into ink.