Best Hill Stations near Delhi for a Perfect Weekend Trip

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List of Best Hill Stations near Delhi

There are many hill stations near Delhi that make for amazing travel escape options to beat the summer heat or to even the icy cold winter snow. Located within 500-600 km, these hill stations make fo (Read More)r perfect destinations for short weekend trips. Here we have curated a list containing some of the most famous hill stations close to the capital of India.

Here is the list of 35 Best Hill Stations near Delhi for a Perfect Weekend Trip

1. Dehradun, Uttarakhand - Winter Capital of Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Uttarakhand - Winter Capital of Uttarakhand
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Known For : Forest Research Institute Robber's Cave Sahastradhara

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Nestled amidst the Doon Valley, Dehradun city is a very popular hill station near Delhi. It proudly boasts of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas. 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

31 Dehradun Attractions

2. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of Hill Stations

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of Hill Stations
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Known For : Kempty Falls Gun Hill Lal Tibba

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Mussoorie is one of the nearest and most popular hill stations from Delhi, situated at an altitude of 6000 ft. It is famous for its colonial heritage and religious sites. Take a walk to the Mall road, drive to Dhanualti, visit the Kempty falls, visit Landour Ruskin Bond's residence town or just lay back in your hotel.
Time Required: It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Mussoorie from Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 272 km

Best Time: September to June

32 Mussoorie Attractions

3. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains
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Known For : Naini Lake Tiffin Top Snow View Point

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Nainital with its beautiful lakes, temples and exotic scenery offers a tranquil and scenic ambience around and is the perfect weekend getaway nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills. Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake that offers a number of temples and trekking places. Naukuchiatal and Bhimtal are beautiful places nearby.
Time Required: It takes around 8 hours to reach Nainital from Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 288 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

31 Nainital Attractions

4. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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

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Perched at a height of 1370masl, Bhimtal is an idyllic and less-crowded version of Nainital, 23 km away. Bhimtal is a scenic hill station near Delhi, the charm of which lies in its off-beat, tranquil atmosphere. The picturesque Bhimtal Lake is a popular attraction for paddle boating, birding and nature walk.

Distance from Delhi: 297 km

Best Time: March to June, September to December

11 Bhimtal Attractions

5. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

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

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This is a place where one can enjoy the captivating ambience of a hill station and the 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. It is also popular for outdoor activities such as trekking and hiking.

Best Time: March to May, October to November

11 Parwanoo Attractions

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

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History
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Known For : The Ridge Mall Road, Shimla Kufri

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Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh in India and a popular hill station near Delhi, especially among Indian families and honeymooners. It still retains its old-world charm with beautiful colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly Mall Road and the ridge lined up with multiple shops, cafes and restaurants. The weather is pleasant for most of the months.
Time Required: It takes around 8 hours to reach Shimla from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 349 km

Best Time: October to June

58 Shimla Attractions

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7. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

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

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Kufri, located at a distance of 16km from Shimla, is a popular tourist destination known for snow-laden peaks, skiing and Kufri Zoo. The main tourist part of Kufri is located on Mahasu peak at a height of 2,720 metres above sea level and travellers have to either hike or take a pony from the parking lot to reach Kufri.

Distance from Delhi: 363 km

Best Time: November to March

9 Kufri Attractions

8. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Nearest Hill Station from Delhi

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Nearest Hill Station from Delhi
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Known For : Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple Bhulla Lake Darwan Singh Regimental Museum

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Originally popular with the British, Lansdowne at an altitude of 1,706 mt on a hillock is famous for its pristine Himalayan beauty, oak and pine forests, snow-covered peaks and lovely fresh air. Devoid of the usual hustles and bustle of hill stations, here one can go around churches, temples, cafes and other sightseeing spots.

Distance from Delhi: 242 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Lansdowne Attractions

9. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - One of the Nearest Hill Stations from Delhi

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - One of the Nearest Hill Stations from Delhi
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Known For : Monkey Point Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli Sunset Point Kasauli

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One of the closest hill stations near Delhi, located in the Solan district, Kasauli is famous for its pristine beauty and picturesque location. It's reminiscent of the Victorian Age and British rule in India. People seeking peace from the chaotic lifestyle must definitely come here. March to November is the best time to visit. Monkey Point, Baptist Church, Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple are a few of the famous attractions in Kasauli.
Time Required: It takes around 6 hours to reach Kasauli from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 295 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Kasauli Attractions

10. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh - The Quiter Shimla

Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh - The Quiter Shimla
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Known For : Reserve Forest Sanctuary Craignano WildFlower Hall Hotel

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Mashobra is a lush green expanse in Himachal Pradesh, tucked away at a height of about 7700 feet, and is one of the hill stations near Delhi. Mashobra's proximity to Shimla makes it a perfect alternative for people who are looking for a peaceful little hill station.

Distance from Delhi: 359 km

Best Time: April to June

10 Mashobra Attractions

11. Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.

Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.
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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Chitai Temple

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Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horseshoe, is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an idyllic vibe. It is famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with easy accessibility, 
Time Required: Almora is situated around 8-10 hours from Delhi by road.

Distance from Delhi: 352 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Almora Attractions

12. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Dhanaulti Adventure Park Eco Park, Dhanaulti Apple Orchard Resort

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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. Dhanulti is a place that you would like to go if you are looking for a simple hill station that is not as touristy as other hill stations in this area.
Time Required: It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Dhanulti from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 300 km

Best Time: September to June

10 Dhanaulti Attractions

13. Chail, Himachal Pradesh - World's Highest Cricket Ground

Chail, Himachal Pradesh - World's Highest Cricket Ground
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Known For : Chail Palace Hotel Chail Cricket Ground Chail wildlife sanctuary

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Chail is a quiet hill station near Delhi, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees. Tourists typically cover Shimla, Kufri and Chail in the same trip and many Shimla packages also offer the same. Chail also offers various trekking and camping options for adventure enthusiasts.

Distance from Delhi: 346 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Chail Attractions

14. Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Tashi Jong Monastery Tea gardens in Palampur Saurabh Van Vihar

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With pine and deodar forests and tea gardens encircling the town and numerous streams pouring in, Palampur is known for the enchanting combination of water and greenery. It is one of the unexplored destinations that offer a quaint and serene environment. Among the tourist attractions here, Tashi Jong Monastery, and the tea gardens should be on the must-visit list

Distance from Delhi: 491 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Palampur Attractions

15. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm
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Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Majhkhali Golf Course

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Ranikhet meaning Queen's meadow is a hill station near Delhi, developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests. Ranikhet offers panoramic view of the Himalayas and beautiful orchard gardens and Tudor-style bungalows.

Distance from Delhi: 344 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Ranikhet Attractions

16. Auli, Uttarakhand - The Skiing Destination of India

Auli, Uttarakhand - The Skiing Destination of India
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Known For : Skiing in Auli Trishul Peak Auli Ropeway

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Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars; Auli is a popular hill resort near Delhi, dating back to the 8th Century AD. Auli is the place for ski-lovers. The world's highest man-made lake is situated at 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.

Distance from Delhi: 495 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Auli Attractions

17. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

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

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Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district that is popular for skiing in winters. Situated at a height of 9000 feet, this town attracts tourists for its ethereal natural beauty and its beautiful apple orchards.

Distance from Delhi: 409 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

6 Narkanda Attractions

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

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

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One of the most popular hill stations near Delhi and in India, Manali offers the most magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges covered with snow for most parts of the year. It is an adventure freak's heaven and has sports like trekking, paragliding, skiing, rock climbing, river rafting, zorbing, snow scootering and river crossing. 
Time Required: It takes around 10-12 hours to reach Manali from New Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 537 km

Best Time: October to June

49 Manali Attractions

19. Malana, Kullu

Malana, Kullu
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If you are up to some adventure, sightseeing and understand the traditions of the local inhabitants, then this small village is one of those hill stations near Delhi which is a blessing in disguise. If visiting Kasol, you need to get involved in a trekking expedition to Malana. Malana village is almost 21 km from Kasol. As you drive from Kasol to Malana, you will find an endpoint to the road. This endpoint is the spot from where the trek to Malana village begins. Trek 2 km uphill to reach the village of taboos. On your way, you will find the enchanting beauty river and valley.

Distance from Delhi: 526 km

20. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Bhagsunag Temple

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Mcleodganj is a hill station near Delhi, popular among trekkers. It is also known as Little Lhasa and is famous around the world for being home to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Mcleodganj has one of the most mesmerising landscapes in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh.
Time Required: It takes around 8-10 hours to reach Mcleodganj from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 485 km

Best Time: October to June

34 Mcleodganj Attractions

21. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Namgyal Monastery, Mcleodganj Triund

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Dharamsala a serene getaway is an ideal backpacker paradise with a rich Tibetan influence and the holy residence of the Dalai Lama. Shop local handicrafts, sip in a cup of coffee or eat some local delicacies for an experience you will cherish long. McLoedGanj and Dharamkot are famous places nearby.
Time Required: It takes around 8 hours to reach Dharamshala from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 475 km

Best Time: October to June

31 Dharamsala Attractions

22. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Parvati River Chalal Malana

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One of the most popular hill stations near Delhi, especially among youths, Kasol is a must go place if you are looking for some serene surroundings. 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. 
Time Required: It takes around 12 hours to reach Kasol from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 518 km

Best Time: October to June

19 Kasol Attractions

23. Tosh, Kasol

Tosh, Kasol
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Treacherous roads, hippie culture and some stunning sceneries - this is what makes up Tosh. This little village tucked in the Himachal offers ongoing trekkers pretty pastoral scenes and calming views. Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib, a mere 20-min drive from Kasol is popular for its hot springs.

Distance from Delhi: 518 km

24. Bir, Himachal Pradesh - Adventure Hub

Bir, Himachal Pradesh - Adventure Hub
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Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing Chokling Monastery Gunehar Waterfall

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Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the popular hill stations near Delhi and is known for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation. Growing popular as a weekend getaway among youths, Bir has now many trendy hostels as well for budget accommodation.

Distance from Delhi: 519 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

15 Bir Attractions

25. Jibhi, Tirthan Valley

Jibhi, Tirthan Valley

Often referred to as a mesmerising hamlet situated amidst the lush green forests and surrounded by variegated mountain, Jibhi is an offbeat place in Himachal Pradesh. The dense pine forests, tranquil freshwater lakes and pristine temples make this place worth visiting. The cosy Victorian-style cottages to stay in are a bonus.

26. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India
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Known For : Panchpula Khajjiar St. John's Church Dalhousie

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Dalhousie is a cool hill retreat with a serene atmosphere and prominent traces of India's British association such as colonial mansions. Long walks and treks are a favourite pass time here. Khajjiar is a stunning valley nearby.
Time Required: It takes around 12 hours to reach Dalhousie from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 568 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

28 Dalhousie Attractions

27. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India
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Known For : Adventure Activities in Khajjiar Khajjiar lake Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie that provides tourists with a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures. There is a small lake in the middle of the meadow with a stunning view. It is also popular for adventure sports including paragliding, zorbing, and horse-riding. Going to Khajjiar in the off-season can be exceptionally delightful.
Time Required: It takes around 12-13 hours to reach Khajjiar from Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 577 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

9 Khajjiar Attractions

28. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh - The land of Hill Kingdoms, Temples and Monasteries

Chamba, Himachal Pradesh - The land of Hill Kingdoms, Temples and Monasteries
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Known For : Chamera Lake Manimahesh Lake Lakshmi Narayan Temple

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Known for the ancient temples, the caves, and the edifices that speak highly of Indian history, Chamba is famous for mesmerising views of the Pir Panjal, Zanskar and Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop of this picture-postcard town.  It is also the base camp for several treks in the great Himalayan ranges.

Distance from Delhi: 585 km

Best Time: October to June

18 Chamba Attractions

29. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - Land of the Gods

Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - Land of the Gods
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Known For : Kangra Fort Baijnath Temple Brajeshwari Temple

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Located in the middle of Majhi and Bener River, Kangra is one of the unique hill stations near Delhi which is renowned for rock-cut shrines and handicrafts which have historical and religious importance. Also called Nagarkot, the place was created by Katoch Kshatriya Rajputs of Chandervanshi family.

Distance from Delhi: 458 km

Best Time: September to June

21 Kangra Attractions

30. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Sitla Chauli ki Jaali Mukteshwar Temple

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Mukteshwar is a small hill station mostly known for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling etc. and the amazing view of Himalayan ranges. Mukteshwar is named after the 350-year-old Shiva Temple housed here called Mukteshwar Dham. The charm of this hilly town lies in spending tranquil time - enjoying nature and listening to the chirping of the birds.
Time Required
: Mukteshwar is situated around 8 hours from Delhi by road.

Distance from Delhi: 333 km

Best Time: October to June

12 Mukteshwar Attractions

31. Kausani, Uttarakhand

Kausani, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Rudradhari Falls and Caves Gwaldam Trek to Pinnath

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Embellished with all the right ingredients including a lush green valley, verdant pine tree forests, meandering creeks, tranquillity and majestic Himalayan peaks, Kausani is one of the most spellbinding hill stations near Delhi. It is ideal for honeymooners, nature lovers and travellers.

Distance from Delhi: 403 km

Best Time: April to June, September to December

11 Kausani Attractions

32. Binsar, Uttarakhand

Binsar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Bineshwar Temple Zero Point

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A small town 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 Delhi: 382 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

4 Binsar Attractions

33. Nahan, Himachal Pradesh

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

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Away from the buzzing crowd of the city, Nahan is a perfect romantic getaway, lying among the lofty Shivalik range, overlooking lush green fields.

Distance from Delhi: 255 km

Best Time: April to September

20 Nahan Attractions

34. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Birthi falls Maheshwari Kund Panchachuli Peak

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A small village with an awe-inspiring panorama of snow-capped Himalayan Range; Munsiyari is a hill station near Delhi located in the Pithoragarh District. Offering splendors of natural beauty in their most captivating form, this place is famous for its some highly adventurous and nerve-wracking trekking trails.

Distance from Delhi: 546 km

Best Time: April to June, October to November

16 Munsiyari Attractions

35. Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Dodital Lake Nachiketa Lake Dodital Dayara Pass Trek

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Endearingly called Devbhoomi, Uttarkashi, literally meaning 'Kashi of the North', is a quaint little town. Revered by the Hindus as one of their propitious religious sites, the townhouses two of the total four holy shrines of Hindu mythology. There are also trekking and adventure activities available.

Distance from Delhi: 386 km

Best Time: March to June, September to November

9 Uttarkashi Attractions

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