Hill Stations Near Dehradun to Escape the Scorching Summer!

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Hill Stations Near Dehradun

Hill stations near Dehradun offer some of the most spectacular sights and Himalayan adventurous that one may seek. 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, these hill stations near Dehradun are the answer.

Here is the list of 27 Hill Stations Near Dehradun to Escape the Scorching Summer!

1. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of the Mountains

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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 the ultimate hill station near Dehradun for you to be.

Distance From Dehradun: 33.3 km via Musoorie Road

Best Time: September to June

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2. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly station

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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.

Distance From Dehradun: 157.1 km via Haridwar Road, Nimbuchaur - Haridwar Road and NH534

Best Time: Throughout the year

3. Nainital, Uttarakhand - City of Lakes

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Known For : Eco Cave Gardens Naini Lake Naina Devi Temple

One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). Also famously known as 'City of Lakes,' Nainital abounds in natural beauty, with its snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes lending it a nostalgic charm of its own. Situated at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has a pleasant climate all year round, and can rightfully be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.

Distance From Dehradun: 283.5 km via Haridwar Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

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4. Auli, Uttarakhand - The Skiing Hill Station

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Known For : Skiing in Auli Gurso Bugyal View Points

Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill station near Dehradon in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

Distance From Dehradun: 151.6 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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5. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little hill station near Dehradun

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

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hill station and a cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush.

Distance From Dehradun: 184.0 km via SH2

Best Time: Throughout the year

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6. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - Rich Colonial History

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Known For : The Ridge Kufri Chail

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. Shimla is a historical hill station near Dehradun that finds its roots back in the British era.

Distance From Dehradun: 227.8 km via SH2

Best Time: October to June

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7. Dharchula, Uttarakhand - Scenic Hill Station Near Dehradun

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Known For : Jauljibi Om Parvat Kali River

A remote town of Uttaranchal, Dharchula is a place with lots of scenic beauty. Bounded by the Kumaon Region's mountains and high peaks and glaciers of Panchchuli range on the west, this town lies on the way to a very famous and holy pilgrimage of India namely Kailash Mansarover.

Distance From Dehradun: 473.4 km via NH7

Best Time: May to June, September to December

8. Chamba, Uttarakhand - Stunning Apple Orchards

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Known For : Tehri Dam Surkanda Devi Temple

Far from the rush of city life, Chamba is a small town popular for its picturesque views lined with deodar and pine trees, its apple orchards and various temples.

Distance From Dehradun: 89.0 km via  Chamba - Mussoorie Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

9. Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage hill station near Dehradun

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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Katarmal Sun Temple

Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an adyllic vibe.

Distance From Dehradun: 346.4 km via NH109

Best Time: Throughout the year

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10. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

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Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Jhula Devi Temple Majhkhali

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests.

Distance From Dehradun: 314.7 km via Haridwar Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

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11. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Surkhanda Devi Temple Eco Park, Dhanaulti Apple Orchard Resort

With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much-needed break from your humdrum routine life.

Distance From Dehradun: 35.9 km via Theva Maldevta Road

Best Time: September to June

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12. Har ki Dun

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Nestled away from the hustle-bustle of the city, Har Ki dun is a beautiful cradle shaped valley with untouched panoramic beauty. Perched at an elevation of 3,566 mts above the sea level, this hill station near Dehradun is one of the remotest areas of Uttarakhand offering a plethora of trekking excursions.

Distance From Dehradun: 98.7 km

13. Harsil, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Dharali Mukhwas Village Sattal

Harsil, still lesser known to tourists, is a perfect getaway for those in quest of peace and solitude. Nestled amid the Himalayas and dense cover of pine and deodar with River Bhagirathi gurgling across the area, Harsil is a hill station near Dehradun that is a complete package for vacation makers.

Distance From Dehradun: 216.3 km via NH34

Best Time: April to October

14. Chaukori, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Patal Bhubaneshwari Nakuleshwar Temple Arjuneshwar Shiva Temple

The bowl-shaped town of Chaukori, located in the state of Uttaranchal, is nestled within the Himalayas at the height of over 2010 meters above sea level. As a tourist hill station near Dehradun, it offers many beautifully breathtaking views – be it the lusciously green tea gardens, or the majestic snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi and Panchachuli, the peaceful sunrise and sunsets, and the bejewelled night skies with the light of a million stars.

Distance From Dehradun: 369.6 km via NH7

Best Time: October to March

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15. Binsar, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Bineshwar Temple Zero Point

A small hill station near Dehradun set in the midst of lush green forests covered with oak, pine, deodar trees, Binsar has plenty of tourist attractions including green meadows, temples and the Binsar wildlife sanctuary.

Distance From Dehradun: 228.1 km via Saharanpur Road and Upper Ganga Canal Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

16. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Rudradhari Falls and Caves Gwaldam Trek to Pinnath

Embellished with all the right ingredients including lush green valley, verdant pine tree forests, meandering creeks, tranquility and majestic Himalayan peaks, Kausani is one of the most spellbinding hill stations near Dehradun.

Distance From Dehradun: 318.8 km via NH 7

Best Time: April to June, September to December

17. Chopta, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Tungnath Temple Deori Tal Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Chopta, very simply put, is a trekker cum explorer's heaven. If you aren't an adrenaline junkie but inclined towards pushing your limits, visit the valley of Chopta for a life-altering experience and expand the boundaries of your physical horizon.

Distance From Dehradun: 203.2 km via NH7

Best Time: March to June

18. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand - Adventurous hill station near Dehradun

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Known For : Sitla Mukteshwar Temple Mukteshwar Inspection Bunglow

Mukteshwar is a small hill station mostly known for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling etc. and the amazing view of Himalayan ranges you get from there.

Distance From Dehradun: 330.0 km via Haridwar Road

Best Time: October to June

19. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Bhimtal Lake Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island Hanuman Garhi

Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake. The ancient town of Bhimtal is a serene hill station near Dehradun. 

Distance From Dehradun: 297.4 km  via Haridwar Road

Best Time: March to June, September to December

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20. Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand - Kashi of the North

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Known For : Dodital Lake Nachiketa Lake Dodital Dayara Pass Trek

Endearingly called as Devbhoomi, Uttarkashi, literally meaning 'Kashi of the North', is a quaint little hill station near Dehradun is tucked away in the hill state of Uttarakhand. Revered by the Hindus as one of their propitious religious sites, the townhouses two of the total four holy shrines of Hindu mythology. It is one of the most visited cities of religious relevance in the area and gives you a sense of heightened divinity and an out of the world experience. The region was more in the favour of religious tourism initially but lately the spurring of trekking and adventure activities invites a lot of non religion tourists as well. Replete with ashrams and mandir, the town has got a spiritual vibe to it. All in all, the entire place boasts of divine heritage, mesmerising natural beauty, scenic panoramas and a wonderful irenic atmosphere.

Distance From Dehradun: 143.8 km via NH34

Best Time: March to June, September to November

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21. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Munsiyari Chandak Kafni Glacier Trek

A small urban town bustling with tourists is a prime example of raw beauty of nature and is often fondly referred to as the "Little Kashmir".

Distance From Dehradun: 459.9 km via NH109

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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22. Joshimath, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Ropeway Ghangaria Nanda Devi National Park

Joshimath is a cute hill station near Dehradun nestled amid the lap of the snow-capped Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. This valley is mesmerizingly beautiful surrounded on all sides by picturesque views. If a good trekking trail is your calling, the Valley of Flowers Trek is close to Joshimath.

Distance From Dehradun: 293.8 km via NH7

Best Time: April to November

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23. Kanatal, Uttarakhand

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Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Kodia Jungle

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. Apart from peace, the place exhibits a charm in the form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.

Distance From Dehradun: 75.7 km via Mussoorie Road and Chamba - Mussoorie Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

24. Bhowali, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Kainchi Dham Shyamkhet Tea Gardens Ramgarh

Bhowali is a little hill station near Dehradun that lies in the vicinity of several popular hill stations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Sattal and Mukteshwar.

Distance From Dehradun: 294.6 km via Haridwar Road

Best Time: February to Apr, September to October

25. Chakrata, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Tiger Falls Deoban Budher Caves

Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun located on top of the Yamuna valley, amidst lush green forests, caves and ancient temples.

Distance From Dehradun: 88.0 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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26. Sattal, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Seven Lakes Bhimtal Subhash Dhara

A group of seven freshwater lakes, a stash of nature's bounty and loads of migratory birds and panoramic vistas make this wonderful place called Sattal.

Distance From Dehradun: 309.0 km via Haridwar Road

Best Time: April to June, September to December

27. Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Orchards Nathuakhan Mukteshwar

Tucked away in the lap of Himalayas in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Ramgarh boasts of unexplored natural beauty and old-world charm. It is perched at an elevation of 1789 metres above the sea level and is an idyllic spot. Blessed with impeccable views of snow-covered mountain peaks, Ramgarh is also called the "Fruit Bowl of Kumaon" because of the verdant orchards of apples, plums, peaches and apricots.

It was also a personal favourite of the renowned poet Rabindranath Tagore and social worker Narain Swamy. Once the cantonment of the British, Ramgarh stands apart in its exquisiteness, solitude and enticing beauty. The captivating sunrise and sunset is an experience of a lifetime. It is an ideal getaway if you are looking for offbeat destinations to satiate your wanderlust.

Distance From Dehradun: 318.6 km via Haridwar Road

Best Time: October to May

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