Fascinating Hill Stations Near Nainital for a Revitalizing Vacay

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List of Hill Stations near Nainital

The favourite hill station of the country- Nainital is in itself an epitomy of surreal beauty and bounteous nature. The wondrous lake perched atop a height of 6,837 ft above sea level, enveloped in mighty green hills, makes for a popular tourist destination across the world. But little do we know, that there are innumerous hill stations near Nainital equally as pretty and alluring (if not more). These gorgeous hill stations near Nainital are unexplored and are mostly preserved in their original natural state of wilderness. So if you want to get all cosy and tucked up amidst the snow clad hills, or you want to wander off to an unknown land and explore the woods, or you are looking for amazing trekking opportunities, or you are simply on the lookout for perfect pictures to add to your portfolios, don't you worry. We have got you all covered. Check out the stunning hill stations near Nainital from our list below!

Here is the list of 24 Fascinating Hill Stations Near Nainital for a Revitalizing Vacay

1. Bhowali, Uttarakhand

2.2 /5 View 10+ photos

12 kms from Nainital

Known For : Kainchi Dham Shyamkhet Tea Gardens Ramgarh

Bhowali is a little hill-station that lies in the vicinity of several popular hill stations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Sattal and Mukteshwar.

Best Time: February to Apr, September to October

2. Sattal, Uttarakhand

3.2 /5 View 27+ photos

21 kms from Nainital

Known For : Seven Lakes Bhimtal Subhash Dhara

A group of seven fresh water lakes, a stash of nature's bounty and loads of migratory birds and panoramic vistas make this wonderful place called Sattal. A paradise for nature buffs and bird watchers, Sattal has mystery to it that makes it all the more charming and photographer's paradise.

Best Time: April to June, September to December

3. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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20 kms from Nainital

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

Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake. The ancient town of Bhimtal is a place to lie down under the shade of nature, close your eyes and experience serenity.

Best Time: March to June, September to December

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4. Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

3.4 /5 View 7+ photos

19 kms from Nainital

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.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

5. Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

3.2 /5 View 7+ photos

32 kms from Nainital

Known For : Orchards Nathuakhan Mukteshwar

Tucked away in the lap of Himalayas in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Ramgarh boasts of unexplored natural beauty and old world charm. It is perched at an elevation of 1789 metres above the sea level and is an idyllic spot of all you nature beaus.

Best Time: October to May

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6. Kumaon, Uttarakhand

2.8 /5 View 19+ photos

48 kms from Nainital

Known For : Panchachuli Glacier Nanda Devi Temple Narayan Ashram

While most hill stations are flanked by all sorts of conifers and draped in a garb of green, Kumaon changes its coat of blooms several times a year. From a soft pink in the early winters to the scarlet rhododendrons erupting like lava on the slopes in different gradients during summers, Kumaon is a delightful experience for travelers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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7. Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand

3.1 /5

40 kms from Nainital

A small captivating hamlet located in proximity to Ramgarh, Nathuakhan is basically known for its picturesque beauty. With hilly terrains, verdant valley and thick cover of lush green forest, this village is a place to relax and enjoy solitude away from the buzzing of the cities.

8. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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46 kms from Nainital

Known For : Sitla Mukteshwar Temple Mukteshwar Inspection Bunglow

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.

Best Time: October to June

9. Sitla, Uttarakhand

3.5 /5

48 kms from Nainital

6000 ft high, Sitla is a hill station popular for its colonial style bungalows. Tourists can engage in trekking expeditions of varying difficulty levels organised by the resorts in this area.

10. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

3.7 /5 View 19+ photos

55 kms from Nainital

Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Jhula Devi Temple Majhkhali

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

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

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

3.6 /5 View 20+ photos

63 kms from Nainital

Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Katarmal Sun Temple

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 27,500

12. Jalna, Uttarakhand

3.5 /5

86 kms from Nainital

A small and sleepy village away from the chaotic tourist centers, Jalna is a place for some trekking and exploration into the wild.

13. Kalika, Uttarakhand

3.6 /5

62 kms from Nainital

6 km from the mesmerising hill station of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand is a small town called Kalika. The town is surrounded by thick, lush green forests and snow-capped mountains. It is famous for the Kalika Temple and the golf course.

14. Majhkhali, Uttarakhand

3.2 /5

67 kms from Nainital

Giving a glimpse of the majestic Sonya peak, Majhkhali en-route to Almora is endowed with scenic beauty and lovely weather.

15. Manila, Uttarakhand

3.5 /5

101 kms from Nainital

Backyard of the Katyuri Kings in an era gone by, Manila today is home to the popular Maa Manila devi Temple and wide and panoramic views of the Himalayas

16. Binsar, Uttarakhand

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93 kms from Nainital

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

17. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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114 kms from Nainital

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.

Best Time: April to June, September to December

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18. Bageshwar, Uttarakhand - Uttarakhand's Kashi

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132 kms from Nainital

Known For : Baijnath Bagnath Temple Kanda

Bageshwar, tucked inconspicously in the Himalayan range, becomes one of the most underrated, and hence by default, one of the most untouched destination by humans.

Best Time: October to June

19. Berinag, Uttarakhand

3.4 /5

164 kms from Nainital

Amidst the mighty Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Berinag sits quietly in its serene solitude. The small village town is the perfect place to answer the mountains call and reconnect with nature. Nature's bounty awaits you in this mountainous hamlet with absolutely breathtaking views of the Himalayas and lovely hilly roads to explore.

20. Gwaldam, Uttarakhand

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153 kms from Nainital

A beautiful, quaint and sleepy village sandwiched between Garhwal and Kumaon, Gwaldam is a place straight out of a fairytale.

21. Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Uttarakhand

3.8 /5

170 kms from Nainital

Known For : Berinag Patal Bhubaneswar Temple Haat Kalika Temple

Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a magical place with several hidden and unexplored aspects to it. Located at an elevation of 1350m above the sea level, this place is tagged as a spiritual place renowned for its Shiva Temple cave.

Best Time: October to June

22. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

3.6 /5 View 14+ photos

176 kms from Nainital

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.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

23. Didihat, Uttarakhand

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209 kms from Nainital

Tucked away in the eastern corner of Uttarakhand, Didihat is a wondrous and pristine hillock full of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 1800 meters in the Pithoragarh district of eastern Uttarakhand, Didihat is blessed with infinite natural beauty and some great viewpoints of the Mighty Himalayas.

24. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

3.7 /5 View 13+ photos

258 kms from Nainital

Known For : Birthi falls Maheshwari Kund Panchachuli Peak

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

Best Time: April to June, October to November

View hotels starting from ₹ 1,500

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