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 stations near Chandigarh that give multiple travel options to its residents.

Here is the list of 23 Hill Stations Near Chandigarh For An Exhilarating Vacation

1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

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56 kms from city center

Known For : Mall Road, Shimla Kalka Shimla Toy Train The Ridge

Probably the most popular hill station near Chandigarh, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. among honeymooners and families alike.

Distance From Chandigarh: 113.3 km

Best Time: October to June

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2. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little Hill-station

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26 kms from city center

Known For : Timber Trail Monkey point, Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush. Kasauli owes its mystical and serene ambience 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: 58.2 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon Capital

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172 kms from city center

Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Adventure Activities in Manali

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: 306.4 km

Best Time: October to June

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4. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

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62 kms from city center

Known For : Kufri Fun World Skiing in Kufri Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak

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: 127.7 km

Best Time: November to March

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5. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of Hill-stations

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128 kms from city center

Known For : Lal Tibba Lake Mist Kempty Falls

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 place 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: 202.6 km

Best Time: September to June

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6. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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171 kms from city center

Known For : Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019 St. John in the Wilderness Church War Memorial

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. The city 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: 242.5 km

Best Time: October to June

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7. Dehradun, Uttarakhand - Home of the Valley - Dehradun

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129 kms from city center

Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Mindrolling Monastery

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: 172.3 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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8. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh - Nature Lover's Paradise

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140 kms from city center

Known For : Rafting in Manali Great Himalayan National Park Bijli Mahadev Temple

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: 266.4 km

Best Time: October to June

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9. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

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109 kms from city center

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: 183.9 km

Best Time: April to October

10. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

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151 kms from city center

Known For : Kheerganga Trek Trekking in Kasol Tosh

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 to 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: 287.2 km

Best Time: October to June

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11. Morni Hills

4.0 /5

19 kms from city center

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: 42.0 km

12. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

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48 kms from city center

Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary Palace Hotel Cricket Ground

Chail is a quiet hill station near to 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: 106.5 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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13. Nahan, Himachal Pradesh

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53 kms from city center

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 to Chandigarh serves as an ideal holiday destination.

Distance From Chandigarh: 85.2 km

Best Time: April to September

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14. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

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21 kms from city center

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: 35.8 km

Best Time: March to May, October to November

15. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India

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213 kms from city center

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: 323.8 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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16. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly town

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208 kms from city center

Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top St. John's Church

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 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: 307.2 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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17. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India

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214 kms from city center

Known For : Khajjiar Satdhara Falls Panchpula

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: 312.6 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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18. Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh

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35 kms from city center

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 the amazing view of the Shivalik hills past the Sirsa river. If a relaxing break is what you seek, Nalagarh is the place to go!

Distance From Chandigarh: 47.9 km

Best Time: October to March

19. Solan, Himachal Pradesh - Mushroom Capital of India

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36 kms from city center

Known For : Kasauli Nalagarh Palace Shoolini Mata Temple

Located on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the lower ranges of the Himalayas and is more of an industrial town with various industries.

Distance From Chandigarh: 66.9 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

20. Naldehra

3.8 /5

63 kms from city center

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: 136.2 km

21. Kanatal, Uttarakhand

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154 kms from city center

Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Kodia Jungle

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travelers who seek peace and solitude. Kanatal is said to be named after a lake that once existed there. Apart from peace, the place exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.

Distance From Chandigarh: 245.0 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

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87 kms from city center

Known For : Hatu Peak Skiing in Narkanda 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: 173.7 km via NH5

Best Time: Throughout the year

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23. Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh

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51 kms from city center

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: 100.8 km via NH5

Best Time: October to June

So which hill station near Chandigarh will you prefer visiting on your next long weekend?

This post was published by Surbhi Parashar

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