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Wilson Hills

Location  130 km from Surat
Altitude  870 m above sea level
Main Attractions  Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary, Marble Chhatri, Sunset and Sunrise point
Best Time  October to March

Imagine standing at an altitude of around 2500 feet, surrounded by dense forests. In most cases, you would imagine that the view from the top would be of forests and valleys and maybe even a fresh water stream running down the hill. But when you come to Wilson Hills, you get to experience something rare and beautiful. From the top of this beautiful hill station you get a spectacular view of the sea, which is a rare sight.

Situated in the Valsad district of the state of Gujarat, this beautiful hill station is being developed as a tourist spot. It is very to Surat and Dharampur. This beautiful hill station stands close to the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary. It was named in memory of Lord Wilson who was the Governor of the city of Bombay (now Mumbai) from 1923 to 1928.

Initially it was the intention of Lord Wilson and King Vijaya Devji, the last king of Dharampur, to develop the area around this place into a hill station. However, the project was scraped and had been abandoned until recently. In 2003, a company named Hotel Wilson Highland Private Limited finally took the initiative to develop a hill resort in Wilson Hills to promote tourism.


Contrary to the type of weather that is mostly seen in the state of Gujarat, Wilson Hills enjoys cool weather. It is less humid than the coastal cities and its dense forest cover offers much relief from the scorching heat. Standing at an altitude of 2500 feet above sea level, it has the advantage of cool winds and less cloudy weather for most part of the year.

During summers this is a popular tourist destination, especially among locals, who come here seeking refuge from the heat and dust. The many tourist attractions around this area and the wonderful hotel service make it an ideal place for a family vacation. The summers are warm, but the cool winds blowing in from the sea make it enjoyable and that is why it is preferred by people from the plains.

The average rainfall in this area during the monsoon season is 1500 to 2000 mms. During this time, the hills and the surrounding forests turn lush green and the temperature drops making it an exciting getaway to relieve you of your stress. The greenery soothes the eye and the winds take away all the tension you might be feeling.

During winters it gets really cold in this area and it is important to carry woolen clothes if you are planning to visit Wilson Hills during the winter season.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is Surat.

By Rail: The nearest railhead is Valsad on the Surat – Mumbai railway line. Valsad is about sixty kilometer away from Wilson Hills so you will need to take a taxi from the city to reach here.

By Road: The hill station of Wilson Hills is well connected to all major cities of Gujarat like Surat, Navsari, Valsad and Dharampur. It has well maintained roads so there will no problems in your road travel journey. You can easily get pooled taxis or private taxis from any of these cities to get to Wilson Hills.


Marble Chhatri

This is one of the most famous attractions of Wilson Hills. It is dedicated and was built in the memory of Lord Wilson, the British Governor. It is situated on the peak of the hill and is also dedicated to the memory of the King Vijaya Dev.

Ozone Valley

This is an ideal place for mountaineers and people who are fond of rock climbing. Those who love adventure would love this place, and so would those who love nature and need a little quite time away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. From here one can enjoy many waterfalls and beautiful streams that are around the entire hill.

Sunrise Point and Sunset Point

Set at a vantage point of hill, it gives a beautiful view of the sun rising in the morning and the setting in the evening to the viewers. The splendid valley and the clam and pristine lake seen against the backdrop of an orange sun and the pink horizon is an image that will remain with you for the rest of your life.

Wilson Hills Museums

This museum houses some of the valuable artifacts that are closely related to the history of Wilson Hills. Anyone who wishes to learn more about this hill station and its history should definitely pay a visit to this museum.



There are a lot of things that one can do if you decide to spend a day in Valsad. You can start by visiting the famous Sai Baba Temple that is located at the bank of the Tithal Beach. Tithal is the main attraction in Valsad because this is the point where the Arabian Ocean washes up to the coast of this city. You can also visit the Kalai Beach which is famous for its orchids and green backdrop. A visit to the Parnera Hill and the Parnera Fort should also not be missed.

Pangarbari Wildlife Sactuary

One should definitely take out time to visit this wildlife sanctuary. The most attractive feature of this place is its elephant safari. You get a chance to be close to nature and see wild animals in their natural habitat. There are also a lot of avian species that you get to see here.


Once ruled by the royal family of Gujarat, it is now a famous tourist city. Situated on the banks of Swargavahini Rivier and at the foothills of Sahyadri mountain range, this city has a cool and pleasant feel to it. The main attractions here are Japanese Gardens, the Lady Wilson Museum and it also quite close to Vansda National Park.

Places to Stay

The hill station of Wilson Hills has many good hotels and resorts where you can stay during your vacation. The most famous one is Hotel Wilson Highlands. The aim of this company is to develop Wilson Hills into a popular tourist destination.

There are other hotels that you may contact for accommodation. There are a few restaurants that are strategically located to offer a splendid view and also provide top quality food.

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