Hill Stations Near Punjab For A Cozy Getaway

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Hill Stations Near Punjab

Located in north-western India, there are numerous hill stations near Punjab neatly situated in Northern India. Punjab is situated between Pakistan on the west, Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Himachal Pradesh to its northeast, Haryana and Rajasthan on the south. The topography of the state can be divided into two parts- the upper portion consists of the Shivalik area, and the rest of Punjab is situated on the Sutlej-Ghaggar river basin.

Here is the list of 15 Hill Stations Near Punjab For A Cozy Getaway

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

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Known For : Rafting in Manali Great Himalayan National Park Bijli Mahadev Temple

Kullu, a popular tourist destination generally coupled with Manali, is an open valley with panoramic views and majestic hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees making it a stunning hill station near Punjab.

Distance From Punjab: 341.3 km via NH503A

Best Time: October to June

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2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

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Known For : The Ridge Kufri Tattapani

Probably the most popular hill station near Punjab, 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 Punjab: 289.8 km via NH 44 and NH5

Best Time: October to June

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3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital

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Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Adventure Activities in Manali

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 Punjab. 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 Punjab: 381.3 km via NH503A

Best Time: October to June

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4. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019 St. John in the Wilderness Church War Memorial

Dharamsala is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km fro Kangra City. The city is distinctively separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself whereas the upper division is popularly known as Mcleodganj and which are popular hill stations near Punjab.

Distance From Punjab: 212.0 km via  Chandigarh-Chintapurni-Dharamshala Road

Best Time: October to June

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5. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Hatu Peak Skiing in Narkanda Tannu Jubbar Lake

Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district which is popular for skiing in winters.

Distance From Punjab: 350.5 km via NH 44 and NH5

Best Time: Throughout the year

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6. Shojha, Himachal Pradesh - Temple hill station near Punjab

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Known For : Waterfall Point Jalori Pass Serolsar Lake

Shojha is a small village sitting quietly in the middle of wilderness and panorama. Its untouched beauty might be just the thing that you need to relax and unwind. Located amid the Banjar Valley, the village is dotted with several temples made of wood.

Distance From Punjab: 260.3 km via SH16

Best Time: April to June

7. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Old world charmed hill station in Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Khajjiar Satdhara Falls Panchpula

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 Punjab: 229.8 km via NH 44 and NH 154A

Best Time: Throughout the year

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8. Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Nalagarh Fort Ramgarh fort Gobind Sagar Lake

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 place to go

Distance From Punjab: 148.7 km via Phillaur Nawanshahr Road

Best Time: October to March

9. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Timber Trail Cable car Ride Fruit orchards

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.

Distance From Punjab: 212.5 km via NH44

Best Time: March to May, October to November

10. Palampur, Himachal Pradesh - Historical hill station near Punjab

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Known For : Tashi Jong Monastery Tea gardens in Palampur Saurabh Van Vihar

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 is 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 Punjab is beautifully reflected in the Victorian style mansions and castles.

Distance From Punjab: 225.2 km via Chandigarh-Chintapurni-Dharamshala Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

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11. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh - Romantic hill station near Punjab

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Known For : Kufri Fun World Skiing in Kufri Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak

Kufri in Shimla district is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh which is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.

Distance From Punjab: 304.4 km via NH 44 and NH5

Best Time: November to March

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12. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary Palace Hotel Cricket Ground

Chail is a quiet hill station near Punjab and close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Distance From Punjab: 283.2 km via NH44

Best Time: Throughout the year

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13. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little hill-station near Punjab

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Known For : Timber Trail Monkey point, Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli

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.

Distance From Punjab: 235.0 km via NH44

Best Time: Throughout the year

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14. Kaza, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Key Monastery Chandratal Lake Komic Village

Kaza, sitting huddled in the corner of Himachal Pradesh is a tranquil getaway on the plains of the Spiti River. Lapped by majestic mountains covered in snow, meandering and bubbling rivers and streams and picturesque barren landscape with scattered patches of green, Kaza is a dream hill station near Punjab.

Distance From Punjab: 583.1 km via NH505

Best Time: May to September

15. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh - Adventurous hill station near Punjab

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Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing Hand gliding Nature Walks and meditation at Sherab Ling Monastery

Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular hill station near Punjab for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation.

Distance From Punjab: 244.3 km via NH3 and Chandigarh-Chintapurni-Dharamshala Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

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Which of these hill stations near Punjab have you visited recently?

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