Hill Stations near Lucknow for the Perfect Summer Getaway

Top Hill Stations near Lucknow

Summers in the northern part of India can be difficult to bear with the extremely high temperatures during the daytime. Lucknow being situated in Uttar Pradesh is no exception to this kind of weather (Read More). For those who are in Lucknow during the summers, it would be a good idea to look for more suitable and pleasant weather conditions from time to time. Luckily, there are a number of hill stations near Lucknow that one can escape to get away from the scorching temperatures of the summer.

Here is the list of 18 Hill Stations near Lucknow for the Perfect Summer Getaway

1. Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh

Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh
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Known For : Kamadgiri Gupt Godavari Ramghat

Chitrakoot is a small town situated in the north Vindhyan range. Legends have it that Chitrakoot was the place where Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana stayed for eleven and half of their fourteen years of exile. The Chitrakoot mountain range make it an easily accessible hill station near Lucknow.

Distance from Lucknow: 244 km

Best Time: July to March

13 Chitrakoot Attractions

2. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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

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. Bounded by a dense forest of oaks, pine and shrubs, it is also known for a few ancient temples. 

Distance from Lucknow: 367 km

Best Time: March to June, September to December

11 Bhimtal Attractions

3. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital, Uttarakhand
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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 and is one of the most visited hill stations near Lucknow. Nainital experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year, making it popular amongst families, couples and even solo travellers. 

Distance from Lucknow: 381 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

33 Nainital Attractions

4. Abbott Mount, Uttarakhand

Abbott Mount, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Pancheshwar Lohaghat Mayawati Ashram

Abbott Mount is one of the most beautiful hill stations near Lucknow. It is a quaint old town, where one can feel and witness the charm of a bygone era through a marvelous church and 13 isolated cottages dotted across the hill.

Distance from Lucknow: 385 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

4 Abbott Mt Attractions

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5. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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

Mukteshwar is a small hill town mostly known for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling etc. and the amazing view of Himalayan ranges you get from there.  The charm of Mukteshwar lies in spending tranquil time - enjoying nature and listening to the chirping of the birds.

Distance from Lucknow: 408 km

Best Time: October to June

12 Mukteshwar Attractions

6. 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. It remains one of the least developed and least populated districts of Uttarakhand. The sacredness of Champawat was personified in quintessential temples and carvings dating back to the Chand Rule. 

Distance from Lucknow: 367 km

Best Time: October to June

8 Champawat Attractions

7. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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 in Uttarakhand.

Distance from Lucknow: 480 km

Best Time: April to June, September to December

11 Kausani Attractions

8. Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Lake Naukuchiatal Boating, Naukuchiatal Bhimtal Lake

Naukuchiatal, a small picturesque lake village is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep.

Distance from Lucknow: 368 km

Best Time: April to June, September to November

10 Naukuchiatal Attractions

9. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Majhkhali Golf Course

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests.  Ranikhet is popular for its views of the Nanda Devi Peak, trekking ranges, mountainous climbs, golf courses, orchards and temples.

Distance from Lucknow: 422 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Ranikhet Attractions

10. Almora, Uttarakhand

Almora, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Kasar Devi

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. Almora is also popular among backpackers as it has hostels and cafes in Kasar Devi, a village near Almora.

Distance from Lucknow: 430 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Almora Attractions

11. Binsar, Uttarakhand

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

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 Lucknow: 460 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

4 Binsar Attractions

12. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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'. A gateway to Himalayan Range, this town also serves as the stop over for pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarover.

Distance from Lucknow: 440 km

Best Time: April to June, October to December

20 Pithoragarh Attractions

13. Chaukori, Uttarakhand

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 one of the lesser-known hill stations near Lucknow. As a tourist destination, 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 Lucknow: 496 km

Best Time: October to March

6 Chaukori Attractions

14. Pangot, Nainital

Pangot, Nainital
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Located just 15 kilometres away from Nainital; Pangot is a small and picturesque hamlet. It is well known for its rich and exotic birdlife and abundance in other natural treasures. The place seems to have sprung up right out of a beautiful novel- with its greenery, flowers and birds. 

Distance from Lucknow: 399 km

15. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Mussoorie Mall Road Kempty Falls Camel's Back Road

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. The pristine, natural beauty of Mussoorie makes it a very popular choice of hill station near Lucknow.

Distance from Lucknow: 781 km

Best Time: September to June

36 Mussoorie Attractions

16. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Perched amidst the Garhwal Hills of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town that not many tourists know of. This hill station is neither commercialised nor heavily urbanised, making it the best among the hill stations near Lucknow for a perfect getaway for anyone looking to take a break amidst peace and solitude.

Distance from Lucknow: 514 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Lansdowne Attractions

17. 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 Lucknow: 525 km

Best Time: April to June, September to October

13 Pauri Garhwal Attractions

18. Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Kanatal, Uttarakhand
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Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Camping

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travelers 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 form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.

Distance from Lucknow: 593 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

10 Kanatal Attractions

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