Hill Stations near Chandigarh


Here is the list of 25 Hill Stations near Chandigarh

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


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113 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Ridge | Kufri | Mall Road

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

Best Time : October to June

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2. Morni Hills


27 kms from Chandigarh

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

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3. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little hill-station


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59 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Timber Trail | Monkey point | Mall Road

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.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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4. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh


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30 kms from Chandigarh

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.

Best Time : March to May, October to November

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5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital


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305 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities

Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. 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.

Best Time : October to June

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6. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh


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127 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Kufri Fun World | Skiing | 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.

Best Time : November to March

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7. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The queen of hill-stations


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194 kms from Chandigarh

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.

Best Time : September to June

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8. Chail, Himachal Pradesh


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110 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary | Palace Hotel | Cricket Ground

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

Best Time : Throughout the year

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9. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh


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242 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Dharamshala Cricket Stadium | St. John in the Wilderness Church | War Memorial

Dharamsala is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk 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.

Best Time : October to June

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10. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh


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198 kms from Chandigarh

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.

Best Time : April to October

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11. Nahan, Himachal Pradesh


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78 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Renuka Lake | Suketi Fossil Park | Trekking

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 serves as an ideal holiday destination.

Best Time : April to September

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12. Manikaran Sahib, Himachal Pradesh - Hot springs of Himachal


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291 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Hot Springs | Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara | Kulant Pith

Located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is known as an important pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus. The hot springs, religious tendencies, and beautiful surroundings attract a lot of people. A good number of temples and Gurudwara, Manikaran Sahib forms the religious pattern of the place.

Best Time : October to June

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13. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly town


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316 kms from Chandigarh

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 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.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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14. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India


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312 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Khajjiar | Satdhara Falls | Panch Pulla

The tiny tinsel town Dalhousie tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh is a piece of paradise for all the travellers. It 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.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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15. Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh


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47 kms from Chandigarh

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

Best Time : October to March

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16. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World


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230 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh | Lakshman Jhula | Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.
Rishikesh is the most beautiful blend of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. With Whitewater Rafting industry growing and a number of camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favourite, catering to people with different needs.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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17. Solan, Himachal Pradesh - Mushroom Capital of India


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66 kms from Chandigarh

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.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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


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166 kms from Chandigarh

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 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.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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19. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh


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287 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Kheerganga Trek | Trekking and Rock Climbing | 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 village 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.

Best Time : October to June

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


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266 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Rafting | 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.

Best Time : October to June

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21. Naldehra


136 kms from Chandigarh

A high altitude Golf course near shimla, need 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.

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22. Kanatal, Uttarakhand


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237 kms from Chandigarh

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.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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23. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India


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324 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Adventure Activities | Khajjiar lake | Kalatop wildlife sanctuary

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

Best Time : Throughout the year

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24. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh


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173 kms from Chandigarh

Known For : Hatu Peak | Skiing | Tannu Jubbar Lake

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

Best Time : Throughout the year

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25. Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh


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104 kms from Chandigarh

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, a small hill station just 13 Kms. from Shimla is abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna.

Best Time : October to June

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