Hill Stations near Delhi

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People often wander off to foreign countries in order to enjoy nature at its best. But not very far from our national capital, Delhi, lies hordes of places which is worth the time to explore. Here is a list of such places which will help you to choose your options.

1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


Known For : Ridge | Mall Road | Kufri

Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla the capital city of Himachal Pradesh has the perfect weather and breathtaking sights. Famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, church, toy train etc. among honeymooners and families alike.

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2. Nainital, Uttarakhand


Known For : Naini Lake | Eco Cave Gardens | The Mall Road

Nainital with its beautiful lakes, temples and exotic scenery offers tranquil and scenic ambiance around and is the perfect honeymoon paradise nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills. Nainital set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake offers a number of temples and trekking places. Naukuchiatal and Bhimtal are beautiful places nearby.

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3. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh


Known For : Khajjiar | Panch Pulla | Satdhara Falls

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.

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4. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand


Known For : Lal Tibba | Lake Mist | Kempty Falls

Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft., Mussoorie is a popular hill station famous for its colonial heritage and its 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 you hotel.

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5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh


Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities

Manali gets its name from the legends of King Manu who shouldered the responsibility to protect human civilization. Earlier the place used to serve trade purposes via Manal - Leh route. Manali is adventure freak's heaven and has sports like trekking, paragliding, skiing, rock climbing, river rafting, zorbing, snow scootering and river crossing. Summers are the most recommended months to visit.

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6. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh


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

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. McLoed Ganj and Dharamkot are famous places nearby.

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7. Dehradun, Uttarakhand


Known For : Robber's Cave | Sahastradhara | Mindrolling Monastery

Situated in the Garhwal region Dehradun is one of the most visited places in India. The place has everything enough to excite a nature lover or just an adventure seeker. Dehradun is known for its pleasant climate and scenic beauty. The place has many attractions like robber's Cave, Rajaji National Park, Tapovan, Santala Devi Temple, Wadia Institue, Malsi Deer Park, and Tapkeshwar Temple.

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8. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand


Known For : Bhulla Lake | Jungle Safari | Bhim Pakora

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.

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9. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh


Known For : Timber Trail | Monkey point | Mall Road

Located in the Solan district state of Himachal Pradesh, 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 few of the famous attractions in Kasauli.

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10. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand


Known For : Jhula Devi Temple | Chaubatia Orchards | Majhkhali

Ranikhet meaning Queen's meadow, is a hill station 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.

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11. Almora, Uttarakhand


Known For : Zero Point | Jageshwar | Rafting in Kali Sarada

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

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12. Auli, Uttarakhand


Known For : Skiing in Auli | Gurso Bugyal | Kwani Bugyal

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

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13. Sattal, Uttarakhand


Known For : Seven Lakes | Subhash Dhara | Trekking

A little as 23km from Nainital exists a small paradise called Sattal. Full of migratory birds and lush green cover, it is a place to remember. Sports such as rappelling or trekking in the surrounding mountains are very popular. If one is brave enough to discover oneself through nature then he/she must take a trip alone to Sattal and get immersed in the lapse of nature. March to June and September to December are the best time to visit.

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14. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh


Known For : Kareri Lake | Brajeshwari Temple | Kangra Fort

Located in the middle of Majhi and Bener River, Kangra is a renowned place 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. Brijeshwari shrine is the oldest temple of this place which was demolished by the earthquake in the year 1905 and got reconstructed later.

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15. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh


Known For : Timber Trail | Cable car Ride | Fruit orchards

Parwanoo is a beautiful place full of life and vigour. It is located 30 km north of Chandigarh and is a famous tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh. It is an escape for those who are simply tired of their boring life. Packed with lakes and temples, a trip to this town turns out to be the most memorable ever. Timber trail is one of the most visited places that offers a cable car ride through Shivalik Range. The height of the cable car is 5000ft above the sea level.

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About Hill Stations near Delhi

There are many hill stations around Delhi that make for amazing travel escape options. Located within 500-600 km, the hill stations near Delhi are a perfect short getaway destination. Shimla, Mussoorie and Ranikhet which lie within about 350 km from Delhi, were colonial retreats and are still popular places to visit near Delhi. Nainital, Almora and Dharamshala are popular for trekking and sightseeing near Delhi. Snow activities in Kullu and Auli are sought-after among adventure junkies. Dalhousie which is about 600 km from Delhi is a serene place to visit with friends and family alike. The hill stations near Delhi make for perfect weekend trips from Delhi.


About Diya Biswas

Passion for writing and exploring places have always interested me. It won't be wrong to say that new places with its uniqueness have a magic which can influence everyone as they do to me every time. As the famous line goes, ' Travelling can become one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.'

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