Hill Stations near Kanpur

Kanpur, a significant industrial city in Uttar Pradesh, is often recognized for its historical significance and vibrant tapestry of cultures. While the city itself pulsates with life, there are times (Read More) when one yearns for a respite from the plains and seeks the refreshing embrace of the hills. Fortunately, the northern part of India is dotted with mesmerizing hill stations, some of which are conveniently accessible from Kanpur. These hill retreats not only offer a refreshing change of scenery but also a chance to experience nature's beauty, serenity, and cooler climes. Let's delve into some of the most alluring hill stations that are within reach from Kanpur.

Here is the list of 10 Hill Stations near Kanpur

1. Champawat, Uttarakhand

Champawat, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Banasur ka Kila Baleshwar Temple Lohaghat

Champawat is an intrepid town in Champawat district, Uttrakhand. Perched 5,299 feet above the sea level, this quaint town of Champaran is a perfect composite of adventure, religion and history. The place holds historical and religious significance attracting many drifters and pilgrims throughout the year. As the legend goes, Lord Vishnu incarnated in his Kurma Avatar in this region.

Distance from Kanpur: 411 km

Best Time: October to June

8 Champawat Attractions

2. 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 Kasar Devi

Set in the background of snow-capped Himalayan ranges of Uttarakhand, the sprawling town of Almora is a beautiful hill station. With easy accessibility from Delhi and other major cities of North India, Almora is known for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife. This town has two major rivers- Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali).

Distance from Kanpur: 469 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Almora Attractions

3. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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

Mukteshwar is a small hill town located around 50 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand. Known for adventure sports and a dazzling view of Himalayan ranges, Mukteshwar is named after the 350-year-old Shiva Temple housed here called Mukteshwar Dham.

Distance from Kanpur: 442 km

Best Time: October to June

12 Mukteshwar Attractions

4. Nainital, Uttarakhand - City of Lakes

Nainital, Uttarakhand - City of Lakes
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Known For : Naini Lake Snow View Point Mall Road Nainital

Nainital is a charming hill station located at the foothills of the Kumaon ranges in Uttarakhand. Located close to Dehradun and Delhi, it is the most visited hill station in North India. Nainital is a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi and the nearby places.

Distance from Kanpur: 415 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

33 Nainital Attractions

5. Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Chaukhamba Viewpoint Kandoliya Khirsu

Pauri Garhwal is a paradise that showcases the varied colors of nature all packed in to this one place. From snow covered Himalayan peaks and thick cover of lush green forests to deep rooted culture of the place and warm hearted people, this place oozes beauty and charm in every aspect.

Distance from Kanpur: 543 km

Best Time: April to June, September to October

13 Pauri Garhwal Attractions

6. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly town

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly town
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Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town located at a distance of 258 km from Delhi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers and weekenders from NCR.

Distance from Kanpur: 533 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Lansdowne Attractions

7. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Bhimtal Lake Aquarium Island Cafe Hanuman Garhi

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, 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 Kanpur: 401 km

Best Time: March to June, September to December

11 Bhimtal Attractions

8. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

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

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

Distance from Kanpur: 461 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Ranikhet Attractions

9. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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

Kausani is a hill station located in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, 51km from Almora. The panoramic snow-clad view of Himalayas in Kausani is dominated by Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchuli peaks.

Distance from Kanpur: 520 km

Best Time: April to June, September to December

11 Kausani Attractions

10. Binsar, Uttarakhand

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

Located at a distance of 33 km from Almora, Binsar is a small town in Uttarakhand known for the surreal beauty of the snow-laden Himalayan peaks. Set amid forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendrons and deodar trees, Binsar is home to beautiful green meadows, temples and the famous Binsar wildlife sanctuary.

Distance from Kanpur: 499 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

4 Binsar Attractions

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