Hill Stations Near Chandigarh For An Exhilarating Vacation

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Hill Stations near Chandigarh

Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana is a subtle and ideal definition of the word 'city'. Apart from being a beautifully planned city, there are hill st (Read More)ations near Chandigarh that give multiple travel options to its residents.

Here is the list of 24 Hill Stations Near Chandigarh For An Exhilarating Vacation

1. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Lavish Victorian Buildings

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Lavish Victorian Buildings
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Known For : Monkey Point Mall Road Gilbert Trail

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town that makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location. Kasauli owes its mystical and serene ambiance to the lavish Victorian buildings built by the Britishers who resided here years back. These structures speak volumes of the glorious past of this hill station near Chandigarh.

Distance from Chandigarh: 58 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Kasauli Attractions

2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : The Ridge Jakhu Temple Mall Road, Shimla

Among the most popular hill stations near Chandigarh is Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, Toy Train attraction and is a favorite destination among both honeymooners and families alike.

Distance from Chandigarh: 112 km

Best Time: October to June

63 Shimla Attractions

3. Morni Hills

Morni Hills
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Situated on the outskirts of Panchkula, Morni Hills is a great place for bird watching and trekking enthusiasts. Popular birds are sighted at this hill station near Chandigarh including Wallcreeper, Crested Kingfisher, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Blue Peafowl, Kalij Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Grey Francolin, Quails, Himalayan Bulbul and Oriental Turtle Dove.

Distance from Chandigarh: 27 km

4. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Timber Trail Cable car Ride Fruit orchards

This is a place where one can enjoy the captivating ambience of a hill station and hustle-bustle of a city. Situated on the border of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, this small town offers beautiful apple orchards and delicious fruit products. Packed with lakes, temples and gardens and a ride on a cable car, a trip to this hill station near Chandigarh is one to be cherished.

Distance from Chandigarh: 35 km

Best Time: March to May, October to November

11 Parwanoo Attractions

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5. Nahan, Himachal Pradesh

Nahan, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Renuka Lake Suketi Fossil Park Trekking in Nahan

Away from the buzzing crowd of the city, Nahan is a perfect romantic getaway. Lying among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads and clean streets, this small hill station near Chandigarh serves as an ideal holiday destination.

Distance from Chandigarh: 85 km

Best Time: April to September

20 Nahan Attractions

6. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Chail, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Chail Palace Hotel Chail Cricket Ground Chail wildlife sanctuary

Chail is a quiet hill station near Chandigarh, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Distance from Chandigarh: 109 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Chail Attractions

7. Barog, Solan

Barog, Solan

A quaint hill station near Chandigarh, Barog is a combination of the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and a place that is steeped in pre-colonial history and ancient myth. Barog is like Shimla -- but without the capital city’s hustle and mainstream crowdedness during the vacation season. If visiting Shimla during the monsoons and are looking to trek, camp, and visit nearby spots, Barog should be on your bucket list

8. Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Solan, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Kasauli Nalagarh Palace Shoolini Mata Temple

Located on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the lower ranges of the Himalayas. This hill station near Chandigarh is more of an industrial town with various industries.

Distance from Chandigarh: 65 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

17 Solan Attractions

9. Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh

Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Nalagarh Fort Ramgarh fort Gobind Sagar Lake

Far away from the chaos of cities, Nalagarh is known for its abundant greenery, serenity, and amazing view of the Shivalik hills past the Sirsa river. One of the most relaxing hill stations near Chandigarh, Nalagarh should be your option if you're looking for a break from city life.

Distance from Chandigarh: 47 km

Best Time: October to March

4 Nalagarh Attractions

10. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Skiing in Kufri Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak Yak Rides

Kufri in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.

Distance from Chandigarh: 126 km

Best Time: November to March

11 Kufri Attractions

11. Naldehra

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A high altitude golf course near Chandigarh, need a membership for entry. But you can roam surroundings of golf course. you can ride by pony or go up by walk. if you are traveling with your kids they can enjoy the pony ride.

Distance from Chandigarh: 135 km

12. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - India's Honeymoon Capital

Manali, Himachal Pradesh - India's Honeymoon Capital
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Known For : Old Manali Solang Valley Jogini Waterfall

Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations near Chandigarh. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness -  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has ever a reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round.

Distance from Chandigarh: 287 km

Best Time: October to June

50 Manali Attractions

13. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh - The Holy Residence of the Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh - The Holy Residence of the Dalai Lama
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Known For : Triund Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Namgyal Monastery, Mcleodganj

Dharamsala is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monks in exile. Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km fro Kangra City. This hill station near Chandigarh is distinctively separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself whereas the upper division is popularly known as Mcleodganj. This hill station near to Chandigarh is a centre for Tibetan culture and architecture.

Distance from Chandigarh: 235 km

Best Time: October to June

36 Dharamsala Attractions

14. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Mussoorie Mall Road Kempty Falls Camel's Back Road

If your idea of the perfect holiday involves tranquil hills, untouched nature and a holiday experience that is unadulterated in the truest sense of the term, Mussoorie is the hill station near Chandigarh you should be heading to. Nestled amidst the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. The pristine, natural beauty of Mussoorie makes it a very popular choice of holiday for honeymooners. If you want to enjoy the beautiful sight of the rolling green slopes juxtaposed with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is the place for you to be.

Distance from Chandigarh: 200 km

Best Time: September to June

36 Mussoorie Attractions

15. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Manikaran Sahib Malana Parvati River

A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Commonly known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little hill station near Chandigarh is resplendent in natural scenic beauty, and is one of the few places in the country that is yet to be ruined by urbanization and commercialization. Situated between the towns of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol might seem like a plain, nondescript village from the outside, but it is one of the best places in the country to just sit back and chill in the lap of nature.

Distance from Chandigarh: 269 km

Best Time: October to June

23 Kasol Attractions

16. Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Tapkeshwar Temple

Nestled amidst the Doon Valley in the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a very popular hill station near Chandigarh that beckons solo travellers, families and couples alike. Proudly boasting of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas, Dehradun is located at an altitude of 1400 feet above sea level and has a pleasant climate all year round. Regardless of whether you want to explore family-friendly tourist spots, try thrilling adventure activities with your friends, or watch a mesmerizing sunset with your partner amidst the mountains, Dehradun is the answer.

Distance from Chandigarh: 170 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

37 Dehradun Attractions

17. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Rafting in Kullu Manali Raghunath Temple, Kullu Naggar

Kullu, a popular tourist destination generally coupled with Manali, is an open valley with panoramic views and majestic hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees. Kullu is also popular as a sister town to Manali which is on a much higher altitude and provides more scenic views. Typically travellers cover both Kullu and Manali in one trip.

Distance from Chandigarh: 248 km

Best Time: October to June

28 Kullu Attractions

18. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Prashar Lake Trek Bhutnath temple Pandoh Dam

Packed with a thick green cover of pine and deodar trees, and with sprawling tea plantations, the town of Mandi is situated at the junction of Kulu and Dharamshala. It is often referred to as 'Varanasi of Hills', or 'Choti Kashi'. The town also has as many as 81 temples spread across its area.

Distance from Chandigarh: 182 km

Best Time: April to October

18 Mandi Attractions

19. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Adventure Activities in Khajjiar Khajjiar lake Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small hill station near Chandigarh which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures.

Distance from Chandigarh: 322 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

13 Khajjiar Attractions

20. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Perched amidst the Garhwal Hills of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town near Chandigarh that not many tourists know of. Off the beaten tourist trail, Lansdowne is an untouched, pristine town, miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated at 5670 feet above sea level, Lansdowne is more famously known for being home to the Garhwal Rifle regiment of the Indian Army. This hill station near Chandigarh is neither commercialised nor heavily urbanised, making it the perfect getaway for anyone looking to take a break amidst peace and solitude.

Distance from Chandigarh: 308 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Lansdowne Attractions

21. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Panchpula Khajjiar Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

The tiny tinsel town Dalhousie tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh is a piece of paradise for all the travellers. This adorable hill station near Chandigarh boasts of old world charm, mesmerising natural landscape, pine-clad valleys, flower bedecked meadows, fast flowing rivers, magnificent misty mountains and some of the most spectacular views in the world. The air smells of the Scottish and Victorian architecture and the ambience reminds you of the pristine British flavours.

Distance from Chandigarh: 312 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

28 Dalhousie Attractions

22. Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Kanatal, Uttarakhand
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Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Camping

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travellers who seek peace and solitude. Kanatal is said to be named after a lake that once existed there. This peaceful hill station near Chandigarh exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.

Distance from Chandigarh: 244 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

10 Kanatal Attractions

23. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Skiing in Narkanda Hatu Peak Tannu Jubbar Lake

Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district which is popular for skiing in winters.

Distance from Chandigarh: 172 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Narkanda Attractions

24. Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh

Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Kandaghat Trekking and Hiking Tara Devi Temple

While Shimla is being flooded by tourists every year, a serene, calm and epitome of beauty lies near it, waiting to be discovered. Shoghi, an unexplored hill station near Chandigarh, is abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna.

Distance from Chandigarh: 102 km

Best Time: October to June

12 Shoghi Attractions

So which of these hill stations near Chandigarh will you prefer visiting on your next long weekend?

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