Hill Stations Near Jalandhar To Escape The Summer Heat

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Hill stations near Jalandhar

The hill stations near Jalandhar are great escapes both during the sweltering summers and chilly winters. Jalandhar, located in northern India, lies close to many of the popular hill stations of India and even to the best offbeat ones. Hilltowns like Nalagarh, Parwanoo and Palampur lie within 200 Kms and make for short weekend escapes. On the odd occasion of a long weekend or if you are looking to take an extended holiday, the likes of Shimla and Manali are the perfect destinations. We have curated the best list of the hill stations close to Jalandhar, so you know exactly where to go when you decide to run off to the hills on your next getaway.

Here is the list of 16 Hill Stations Near Jalandhar To Escape The Summer Heat

1. Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh

Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Nalagarh Fort Ramgarh fort Gobind Sagar Lake

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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 hill station near Jalandhar to go. The place is surrounded by the view of the outer Himalayas on one side and the Shivaliks on the other. The place is sprinkled with the ruins of many forts around the valley, which include the forts of Chamba, Surajupur, Ramharh and Malaon.

Distance from Jalandhar: 125 km

Best Time: October to March

4 Nalagarh Attractions

2. 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 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. An ideal getaway for outdoor activities such as trekking and hiking, it is also a destination for nature lovers. The verdant cover of pine and fir trees along with pleasant weather will make you fall in love with this hill station near Jalandhar.

Distance from Jalandhar: 166 km

Best Time: March to May, October to November

11 Parwanoo Attractions

3. Palampur, Himachal Pradesh - Historical hill station near Jalandhar

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh - Historical hill station near Jalandhar
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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. Nestled between the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges, Palampur has known the world over for its tea plantations and its fine quality of tea. Palampur was first noticed by the Englishmen and was soon turned into a bustling town as the centre of trade and commerce. Their presence in this historical hill station near Jalandhar is beautifully reflected in the Victorian style mansions and castles.

Distance from Jalandhar: 175 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Palampur Attractions

4. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh - The little Lhasa in India

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh - The little Lhasa in India
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Known For : Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Library of Tibetan Works and Archives St. John in the Wilderness Church

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Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km from Kangra City. Dharamsala is separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself. whereas, the upper-division is located 3km away and popularly known as Mcleodganj(Famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile). Dharamsala is prominently visited for the bus connections and the bustling market.

Distance from Jalandhar: 159 km

Best Time: October to June

22 Dharamsala Attractions

5. 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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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.

Distance from Jalandhar: 193 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

21 Dalhousie Attractions

6. Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh

Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh
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Naldehra is small yet mesmerising hill station and one of the top tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, located just around 22 km from Shimla, 2004 metre above sea level. It is a perfect heaven for tourists looking for natural scenic beauty and want to get away from the hectic city life. The tourist destination is famous for its greenery, Golf Course and plain view of the mountains filled with thousands of pine trees.

Distance from Jalandhar: 244 km

7. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa
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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Tsuglagkhang Complex

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Also known as Little Lhasa and famous around the world for being home to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Mcleod Ganj is a beautiful town situated near upper Dharamsala. Nestled amidst majestic hills and lush greenery, this town is culturally blessed by a prominent Tibetan influence owing to the major settlement of Tibetans here. Mcleodganj has one of the most mesmerising landscapes in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The towns of Dharamsala, Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nag and Kangra are situated very close to each other and tourists must cover all these destinations while travelling here. Few of the most eminent and religiously significant monasteries in India are located here, including the Namgyal Monastery and Tsuglagkhang, where the spiritual leader Dalai Lama resides. Tourists must also visit the scenic Dal Lake and Triund, which are apt for quiet picnics.

Distance from Jalandhar: 202 km

Best Time: October to June

23 Mcleodganj Attractions

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

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little hill-station
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Known For : Monkey Point Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli Sunset Point Kasauli

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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 is a small town in the south-west part of Himachal and is on the relatively lower edges of Himalayas. Nestled amidst beautiful woody forests of pine and cedar trees, 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. Mainly known for its accessibility from Chandigarh and Delhi (it located just 65 km away from Chandigarh), Kasauli is not about particular attractions or activities, but about the serene environment and beautiful properties to stay.

Distance From Jalandhar: 187.8 Km via NH 344A

Distance from Jalandhar: 188 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Kasauli Attractions

9. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh - Paragliding in the land of Tibetan monasteries

Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh - Paragliding in the land of Tibetan monasteries
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Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing Tibetan Colony Chokling Monastery

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Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination located in Joginder Nagar valley known for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation. There is an influence of Tibetan culture due to Tibetan community settlement in this town.

Distance from Jalandhar: 203 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

15 Bir Attractions

10. 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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Chamba is a Himalayan town located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Known for the ancient temples, the caves, and the edifices that speak highly of Indian history, Chamba is famous for the gob-smacking views of the Pir Panjal, Zanskar and Dhauladhar ranges set in the backdrop of a picture-postcard town. This epitome of the Himalayan town is located at an elevation of 996 meters on the banks of river Ravi flanked by Jammu and Kashmir, Lahaul and Kangra.

Distance from Jalandhar: 212 km

Best Time: October to June

18 Chamba Attractions

11. 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 Kufri Chail

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Probably the most popular hill station near Jalandhar, 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 Jalandhar: 219 km

Best Time: October to June

45 Shimla Attractions

12. Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir - City of Temples

Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir - City of Temples
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Known For : Bahu Fort Mubarak Mandi Palace Mansar Lake

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Be it the multi-hued flags representing the temples and shrines in the city, the tantalizing aromas that lift and diffuse from its spectacular cuisine or even the snow capped mountains that promise adventure and action, this 'City of Temples' has something to offer to everyone.

Distance from Jalandhar: 222 km

Best Time: September to March

27 Jammu Attractions

13. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh - Hill station near Jalandhar for Amsterdam aficionados

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh - Hill station near Jalandhar for Amsterdam aficionados
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Known For : Parvati River Kheerganga Trek Manikaran Gurudwara

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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.

Distance from Jalandhar: 321 km

Best Time: October to June

20 Kasol Attractions

14. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Honeymoon hill station near Jalandhar

Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Honeymoon hill station near Jalandhar
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Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Old Manali

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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 Jaladhar. 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 Jalandhar: 340 km

Best Time: October to June

43 Manali Attractions

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

Kullu, Himachal Pradesh - Nature Lover's Paradise
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Known For : Great Himalayan National Park Raghunath Temple, Kullu Bijli Mahadev Temple

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Kullu, a popular tourist hill station near Jalandhar generally coupled with Manali, is an open valley with panoramic views and majestic hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees. Set in the lap of nature, the picturesque landscape of this small town is mesmerizing. Kullu also has few important temples like the Raghunath Temple and Jagannathi Devi Temple. Apart from temples, the Pandoh Dam and Chandrakhani Pass are also must-visits in this region. Kullu is also used as the base town to reach Manikaran, Kasol, Malana, Bhunter and Rohtang Pass too.

Distance from Jalandhar: 300 km

Best Time: October to June

24 Kullu Attractions

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

Dehradun, Uttarakhand - Home of the Valley - Dehradun
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Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Lacchiwalla

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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.

Distance from Jalandhar: 318 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

30 Dehradun Attractions

Which of these hill stations near Jalandhar have you visited so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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