The hill stations in
India were established by the British for the benefit of families of
soldiers doing service in India. They served as a retreat during the
hot summer months.
Today, many of these
stations are visited frequently by tourists who stay in former
British Bungalows that now serve as guest houses or home stays.
The hill stations in the north of India
include some excellent boarding schools that were established for
the children of soldiers.
The buildings that were formerly occupied by
the British, and indeed the cemeteries that are filled with graves
of men, women and children, give an account of what life was in
those days of British occupation.
There are many hill stations that may interest
you, including: Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Nainital, Mussoorie, Simla,
Dalhousie, Dharamsala. We shall focus on the East of India for the
An itinerary will be put together to include
Visit the museum at Victoria Memorial in
Calcutta that has a large collection of paintings and artefacts
depicting life in British India.
Visit some Tea Estates in Darjeeling
established by British Planters
Visit the Planters Club where the early
planters met and dined.
Visit Dr Graham's Home in Kalimpong
established by a Scottish missionary for orphans.
Visit places where soldiers from various
regiments served time in India away from their family in
If you are interested in travelling to some of
these hill stations in the North of India to visit and see these
sites, please contact Russel Fonceca by email:
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