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

Bhowali, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Kainchi Dham Shyamkhet Tea Gardens Ramgarh

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

Distance from Nainital: 12 km

Best Time: February to Apr, September to October

9 Bhowali Attractions

2. Sattal, Uttarakhand

Sattal, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Seven Lakes Bhimtal Subhash Dhara

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 21 km

Best Time: April to June, September to December

11 Sattal Attractions

3. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 20 km

Best Time: March to June, September to December

11 Bhimtal Attractions

4. Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

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

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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 Nainital: 19 km

Best Time: April to June, September to November

10 Naukuchiatal Attractions

5. Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

Ramgarh, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Orchards Nathuakhan Mukteshwar

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 32 km

Best Time: October to May

9 Ramgarh Attractions

6. Kumaon, Uttarakhand

Kumaon, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Panchachuli Glacier Nanda Devi Temple Narayan Ashram

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 48 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

7 Kumaon Attractions

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7. Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand

Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand
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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.

Distance from Nainital: 40 km

8. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 46 km

Best Time: October to June

10 Mukteshwar Attractions

9. Sitla, Uttarakhand

Sitla, Uttarakhand
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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.

Distance from Nainital: 48 km

10. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

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

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

Distance from Nainital: 55 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Ranikhet Attractions

11. 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 Chitai Temple

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 63 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Almora Attractions

12. Jalna, Uttarakhand

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

Distance from Nainital: 86 km

13. Kalika, Uttarakhand

Kalika, Uttarakhand
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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.

Distance from Nainital: 62 km

14. Majhkhali, Uttarakhand

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

Distance from Nainital: 67 km

15. Manila, Uttarakhand

Manila, Uttarakhand
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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

Distance from Nainital: 101 km

16. Binsar, Uttarakhand

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

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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 Nainital: 93 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

4 Binsar Attractions

17. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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

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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 Nainital: 114 km

Best Time: April to June, September to December

11 Kausani Attractions

18. Bageshwar, Uttarakhand - Uttarakhand's Kashi

Bageshwar, Uttarakhand - Uttarakhand's Kashi
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Known For : Baijnath Bagnath Temple Kanda

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 132 km

Best Time: October to June

10 Bageshwar Attractions

19. Berinag, Uttarakhand

Berinag, Uttarakhand
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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.

Distance from Nainital: 164 km

20. Gwaldam, Uttarakhand

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

Distance from Nainital: 153 km

21. Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Uttarakhand

Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Berinag Patal Bhubaneswar Temple Haat Kalika Temple

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 170 km

Best Time: October to June

4 Patal Attractions

22. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Munsiyari Chandak Kafni Glacier Trek

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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 Nainital: 176 km

Best Time: April to June, October to December

20 Pithoragarh Attractions

23. Didihat, Uttarakhand

Didihat, Uttarakhand
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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.

Distance from Nainital: 209 km

24. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Birthi falls Maheshwari Kund Panchachuli Peak

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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.

Distance from Nainital: 258 km

Best Time: April to June, October to November

16 Munsiyari Attractions

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