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28 Hill Stations Near Delhi

28 Hill Stations Near Delhi

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In this tour, take a visit to Haridwar and Rishikesh which are considered as the spiritual cities and explore the key attractions like Laxman Jhula, Ram Jula, Har Ki Pauri and more on the private...

Rishikesh and Haridwar Sightseeing Tour

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Located at a height of 3100 meters, the Nag Tibba trek in Uttarakhand is a perfect initiation for a beginner. The trek offers some amazing up-close views of the Himalayas.   Nag Tibba Trek Highlights Trek up to...

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Nag Tibba Trek from Dehradun

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Looking for a weekend get-away from Delhi and not sure where to go, what to do?  Well this trip Rafting & Camping in Kullu is the perfect weekend getaway trip that you would find. We take care of all your...

Rafting & Riverside Camping in Kullu

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Rafting & Riverside Camping in Kullu

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Looking for a weekend getaway from Delhi? Rest assured, because we are offering you a trip that won’t make a hole in your pocket. On this two-day trip near Delhi to Haridwar and Rishikesh, explore these places in...

Haridwar and Rishikesh 2 Day Tour from Delhi

Haridwar and Rishikesh 2 Day Tour from Delhi

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Destinations Covered : Manali - Tirthan - Goshiani - Jalori Pass - Serolsar Lake - Manali  Brief Itinerary: Day 1: Manali - Deori, Tirthan Valley Arrive Manali and drive to Deori through the scenic Tirthan valley....

Luxury Stay & Adventure in Tirthan Valley

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Himachal Pradesh is known as heaven on earth and is home for mountain towns and famous attractions.  Highlights A perfect holiday which covers the major attractions of Himachal Pradesh Visit Shimla, Kullu,...

Himachal Pradesh- A wonderland In Himalayas

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Trip Overview About 290 km from the national capital of New Delhi lies a beautiful hill station called Mussoorie, visit this gem of mother nature and take a pause. Highlights A perfect place to visit near Delhi...

Mussoorie 3 Day Sightseeing Tour From Delhi

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Mussoorie 3 Day Sightseeing Tour From Delhi

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Trip Overview Take a tour of the beautiful Himalayan resort town of Nainital, a hill station near Delhi, explore its natural beauty and relax in the soothing weather.   Highlights  A perfect place to visit near...

Nainital 3 Day Sightseeing Tour From Delhi

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Top Hill Stations Near Delhi

Sometimes we need a break from our daily lives and in such a scenario the best place to go to is a hill station. The snow-capped mountain ranges, blue streams, lush forests, and flower-filled meadows will make you forget your worries for a while. The strategic location of Delhi makes the city a gateway to many such hill stations. Here we list 28 best hill stations near Delhi.


1. Lansdowne


Lansdowne - Best Hill Stations near Delhi

Lansdowne is a serene hill station where the essence of India’s colonial past still remains. This cantonment town found in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand has been named after the former Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne and it houses some of the densest pine and oak forests found in the country.

Lansdowne can offer something to every kind of tourist. Those who have a fondness for nature can go camping; take nature walks; trek to Tiffin top, Hawaghar, Snowpoint, Bhim Pakora or even undertake a thrilling jungle safari. One could also take a boat ride along the Bhulla lake which was created in memory of the youth of the Gharwal Rifles. Fauna lovers could view migratory birds or visit the Kalagarh Tiger Reserve. History buffs could engage themselves by exploring the Darwan Singh Sangarhalaya which is a war museum dedicated to Darwan Singh Negi.

Lansdowne is also home to many renowned temples and churches like the Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Santhosi Maa Temple, Kanvashram, St. Johns Church and St. Marys Church.


2. Mukteshwar


Mukteshwar - Best Hill Stations near Delhi

Mukteshwar is a hill station which gives visitors a taste of beauty, adventure, and the divine. Nestled in the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand the hill station exhibits some of the finest apple orchards in the country. Its name is derived from the Mukteshwar Dham, a 350-year-old temple associated with Lord Shiva.

The hill station is dotted with beautiful colonial houses composed of red roofs, wooden windows and picket style fences. It is also home to the renowned Indian Veterinary Institute which was set up in 1893 with the aim to research livestock and develop the region. Tourists could also visit the Renewable park which was set up for the progress of the region and is managed by the TERI.

Other wonders that can be found in Mukteshwar are the Methodist Church and the Chauli Ki Jaali. Mukteshwar also provides an opportunity to enjoy adventure sports like rock climbing and rappelling.


3. Kanatal


Kanatal - Hill Station near Delhi NCR


Set in the suburbs of Mussoorie, Kanatal is the ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the pleasures of a hill station, but desire to avoid the chaos associated with well-visited destinations. The natural luxury of Kanatal includes snow-capped and sun-kissed peaks, sprawling coniferous forests and a wide range of fauna.

Kanatal unites tourists with mother nature through a range of activities like trekking, nature walks, and camping. Tourists could also take a safari through the Kodia forest where they could spot diverse fauna like the nilgai, the wild boar, and the musk deer. 

It also proves to be an adventure hub where tourists can enjoy sports like valley crossing, rappelling, and rock climbing.

Tourists could also visit the Tehri Dam and the Surkanda Devi Temple to quench their thirst for adventure. Kanatal also provides tourists with the opportunity to stay in Pahadi houses and enjoy the life of a local for a short span of time.


4. Solan


Solan - Best Hill Stations near Delhi

The hill station of Solan located in Himachal Pradesh is an ideal amalgamation of religion, nature, and history. The hill station derives its name from its guardian Shoolini Mata. Solan is also known as, ‘India’s Mushroom Capital’ and the ‘city of red gold’ due to the mass production of mushrooms and tomatoes.

One prized feature of Solan is that it houses the Mohan Meakins Brewery, which is one of the oldest breweries in the country. Another historical establishment that can be found at Solan is the Gurkha Fort, which is about 300 years old. Other sites to see in and around Solan include the Shoolini Mata Temple, the Jatoli Shiv Temple, the Yungdrung Tibetian Monastery, the Menri Monastery, Kuthar Fort, Darlaghat, Nalagarh Palace, and Majathal Sanctuary.

Tourists can also visit nearby hill stations such as Shimla, Kalka, Chaail, and Kasauli.


5. Nahan


Nahan - Best Hill Stations near Delhi

Nestled in Himachal Pradesh, Nahan is a hill station surrounded by a natural romantic aura. Its beauty is enhanced by the majestic Shivalik ranges that surround it. Raja Karan Prakash is said to have discovered the hill station whose origin is surrounded by mystery. Some say the hill station derives its name from a saint named Nahar who used to live there. Others say the hill station obtained its name from an incident where the king was trying to hunt a lion but he had been stopped by the sage Baba Banwari Das, who had used the word ‘Nahar’, which means don’t kill.

Once at Nahan tourists can visit destinations like the Renuka lake and the Jaitak fort. They could also visit the Suketi Fossil Park, which is the first park in the country built on an actual fossil discovery site. Other places to see in and around Nahan includes the Trilokpur Temple, Simbalwara Sanctuary and the Dhaula Kuan.


6. Mussoorie


Mussoorie - Top Hill Stations near Delhi

Found amidst the Gharwal Hills of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is said to be the ‘queen of hills’, where one can find a piece of heaven on earth. It was the Britishers who had turned Mussoorie into a tourist hotspot. The colonial essence is still visible in the build of houses, roads and lamp posts. Once here tourists love to visit the Mall Road which consists of a diverse collection of shops, video game parlors, eateries, skating rinks and other places to hang out.

Mussoorie provides many picnic spots such as Mist Lake, Kempty Falls, Mossy Falls, Bhatta Falls, Jharipani Falls and so on. One could also visit the Gun Hill which is the second highest point in Mussoorie. Those interested in viewing iconic sunsets or sunrises can also trek up to Camels back.

One could also visit Lal Tibba, Clouds End, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Company Gardens, Ruskin Bond and George Everest’s House. One could also indulge their adventurous side through activities like rock climbing, rappelling and river rafting.


7. Nainital


Nainital - Nearest Hill Stations to Delhi

Situated in Uttarakhand, Nainital, also known as the ‘city of lakes’, enchants travelers through the ethereal beauty its hilly landscape emits. Found amidst the Kumaon Hills the geography of the hill station is majorly shaped by the Naini Lake from where it derives its name. Apart from the Naini Lake tourists could also wander off to the Bhimtal Lake, Sariyatal Lake or Khurpatal lake. Once at any of the lakes you could boat, picnic or stroll along the shores. Tourists also like to travel to the nearby peaks such as the Naina peak, Tiffin Top and the Snow View Point.

Nanital is also considered to be a religious mecca due to the presence of the Naina Devi Temple and the St. Johns Church. According to mythology, Nainital houses a Shakti Peeth. Visitors can engage themselves in riding the ropeway, paragliding, trekking, water zorbing and so on. Eco cave, Gurney House, Sitabani, High Altitude Zoo, and Neem Karoli Baba Ashram are some more sites to see in and around Nainital.

Nanital can also prove to be a paradise for shopaholics who could let themselves loose at various markets such as the Mall Road, Bara Baazar and the Tibetian Market.


8. Bhimtal


Bhimtal - Hill Station near Delhi

Nestled within Nainital the town of Bhimtal has both a mythological and historical charm. According to mythology, the town derives its name from the legendary Pandava Bhima. What never fails to lure tourist in is the Bhimtal lake found here which is surrounded by a dense forest cover.

While visiting the Bhimtal lake one can take a boat trip to the central island to admire the Bhimtal aquarium. Apart from the Bhimtal lake tourists could also visit the Nal Damyanti and the Sattal. While the Nal Damyanti is a small lake the Sattal Lake is formed by seven lakes in total. Sattal is the perfect location for bird watching.

Trekking enthusiast can practice their skills at Hidimba Parvat and Garg Parvat which are located nearby. Bhimtal is also dotted with various temples such as the Karkotaka Temple, Hanuman Garhi, and the Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple. Other wonders present at Bhimtal include the Victoria Dam and the Folk Culture Museum.


9. Naukuchiatal


Naukuchiatal - Top Hill Stations near Delhi

Naukuchiatal located in Uttarakhand is the perfect spot for those who want to enjoy some solitude along the shores of the lake. As the name suggests, tourists flock to Naukuchiatal to admire the nine corned Naukuchiatal Lake. The lake is associated with a legend according to which an individual can attain nirvana if they catch a glimpse of all nine corners at one go while standing on both feet.

The lake provides tourists with an opportunity to enjoy a range of water sports and activities such as boating, angling, parasailing, and paragliding. Those who prefer more relaxed activities can also try fishing either at Naukuchiatal or at Jungligaon which is located nearby.

Tourists could shop for mementos at the Kashmir art emporium or the Kashmir Hastkala Emporium. One could also visit nearby locations such as Nainital, Bhimtal, and Mukteshwar to quench their wanderlust.


10. Sattal


Sattal - Hill Station near Delhi

As the name suggests Sattal is a seven-lake wonder located in Uttarakhand. The lakes are interconnected and are named after important figures in Hindu mythology. Ram Tal, Damyanti Tal, Laxman Tal, Sita Tal, Sukh Tal, Garud Tal, Panna Tal, and Purna Tal are part of the collection. Sattal provides the perfect location for bird watching, tourists can spot both local and migratory birds. One can admire a variety of birds like kingfishers, magpies, and barbets.

The hills and lakes at Sattal allow visitors to perform a range of adventure sports like trekking, paragliding, parasailing, mountain biking, angling, rock climbing, kayaking, and boating. Sattal also houses more than 2500 species of butterflies at the John Estate Butterfly Museum. Other spots which can be visited in and around Sattal include Bhimtal, Nainital, Subhash Dhara, and the Methodist Ashram.


11. Ranikhet


Ranikhet - Hill station near Delhi

Ranikhet whose literal meaning is ‘queens farm’, is a hill station which emits regal beauty. It is a cantonment town nestled in the Almora district of Uttarakhand which houses the Naga regiment and the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment.

The hill station which had been rejuvenated during the colonial times by the Britishers and its composed of undulating peaks, fruit orchards, and coniferous forests. According to popular folktales Rani Padmini had fallen in love with this place and so Raja Sukherdev was compelled to build a royal palace which was eventually destroyed by Britishers. But till today no concrete evidence has been found to back this legend.

Ranikhet provides a variety of trials for trekkers which start from sites like Chaubatia Orchards, Holm Farms, and Meghdoot. Tourists can also enjoy paragliding and golfing at Ranikhet. Bhalu Dam is a favorite spot for fishing enthusiasts. Tourists could also visit the Jhula Devi Temple, the Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum, the Sardar Bazar, the Sun Temple, and the Rani Jheel.


12. Chail


Chail - Hill stations near Delhi NCR

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Chail is surrounded by the essence of royal history. Once upon a time, the Kings of Patiala use to summer at this mesmerizing hill station. Today hundreds of tourists visit Chail to escape the humdrum of daily life. One of Chail’s most popular wonder is the worlds highest cricket ground. Chail also has some very spectacular Polo grounds.

Tourists often flock to Chail to stay at The Chail Palace Heritage Hotel, which had been set up under Maharaja Bhupinder Singh but was later purchased by the Heritage Hotels Group. Those who want to admire the flora and fauna of Chail could pay a visit to the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary which houses numerous diverse species like the sambar, the goral, and the wild boar.

Activities like angling, trekking, and horse riding can be enjoyed at Kaali ka Tibba. One could trek to Shimla, Choor Peak or Giri River. One could also visit Gurudwara Sahib and Sidh Baba ka Mandir.


13. Kasauli


Kasauli - Top Hill Stations near Delhi

Kasauli is a dainty cantonment town surrounded by the beauty of the Himachali Hills. In 1842 the Britishers had set up Kasauli. Tourists can admire Kasauli’s colonial history through the local anglicized architecture. According to mythological legends Lord Hanuman had set foot here while looking for herbs to heal Laxman.

Whiskey lovers can visit the Kasauli Brewery which according to many is the oldest distiller of scotch whiskey in the entire Asian Continent. People interested in architecture could take a look at the neo-gothic architecture exhibited by the Christ Church and the Baptist Church. History lovers could visit the Gurkha Fort or they could also wander off to the Kuthar Fort. Shopping lovers could let loose at ‘The Mall’ which is the main shopping area.

Tourists could also take a ropeway ride at the Timber Trail and they could visit the Monkey point, Sunset point, Lover's lane, Pasteur Institute, Krishna Bhavan Mandir or the Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanakji.


14. Parwanoo


Parwanoo - Hill Station near Delhi & Chandigarh

Found in Himachal Pradesh, Parwanoo is a horticultural hub whose beauty is enhanced by some of the country’s most decadent fruit orchards. Nestled in Solan, travelers could easily access areas like Chandigarh and Panchkula from Parwanoo. Locals often use the peaches and apples from the orchards to make authentic juices, jams, and marmalades. Apart from the fruit products, one could also try out Dhalli’s meat pickles.

Once here tourists could get a better view of Parwanoo through trekking or hiking. Travelers should also visit the Timber Trail and take a ride on the iconic cable car. Many wander off to Dagshai which is one of the oldest colonial cantonment towns found in the country.

Other sites to see in and around Parwanoo include Pinjore, the Kali Mata Temple, Shri Balaji Temple, Mansa Devi Temple and the Cactus Garden found in Panchkula.


15. Almora


Almora - Nearest Hill stations from Delhi

Almora which can be found in Uttarakhand spatially resembles a horseshoe and is considered as the cultural hub of Kumaon. The hill station also serves as a cantonment town which hosts the Gorkha Riffles. Almora was discovered by the Chand Dynasty under the ruler Kalyan Chand. Numerous temples located in and around Almora like the Nanda Devi Temple, the Kasar Devi Temple, and the Jageshwar Temple attract thousands of tourists every year.

Tourists could also trek or mountain bike to nearby destinations like Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Binsar, and Mornaula. The Govind Vallabh Pant Museum houses many exhibits belonging to the Chand and the Katyuri dynasty. One could also learn more about the history of Almora at the museum.

Flora and fauna enthusiasts could visit the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is located nearby. Once at Almora, tourists should also visit the Katarmal Sun Temple, Chitai Temple, Deer Park, Dunagiri, Jalna, Dwarahat Village, and Lal Baazar.


16. Shimla


Shimla from Delhi

The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a historically and culturally rich hill station which exhibits a certain old-world charm. The name Shimla has been derived from the deity Shyamala Devi. Shimla has a rich colonial history and the British considered the hill station to be their summer capital. The Charleville Mansion placed within the Shimla Viceregal Lodge was where the Viceroy of India use to reside. No one had occupied the Mansion after the Mountbatten Family. The Indian Institute of Advanced Study and the Partition table are also located within the Lodge. To learn more about Shimla’s history tourists could take a heritage walk or visit the Shimla Heritage Museum.

Many Pilgrims come to Shimla to visit numerous temples in and around the hill station such as the Jaakh Temple located on the Jaakhu Hill, the Tara Devi Temple, Kali Bari, Shoolini Temple, and the Laxminarayan Temple. One should also ride the toy train and visit places like the Mall Road, the Ridge, Christ Church, and Annadale.

Activities like trekking, skiing, horse riding, and paragliding are popular in and around Shimla.


17. Auli


Auli - Hill Stations near Delhi

Nestled in the Himalayan ranges of Uttarakhand, Auli is a snow-capped paradise on earth for skiing enthusiasts. According to mythological legends, Shankaracharya had first set foot on this hill station dotted with apple, oak and pine trees. One can visit the peaks of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, and Kamat Kamet from here.

Auli provides tourists with the opportunity to go on trekking and skiing excursions. The trekking excursions cover various peaks like Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, Dunagiri, and Joshimath. Tourists could be taken for excursions to places like the Valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Gurso Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, and the Trishul Peak.

Nature enthusiasts could also visit the Chenab River, Rudraprayag, and Nandaprayag. People can also travel to Joshimath from Auli which consists of a collection of temples and is considered to be an important pilgrimage according to most Hindus.


18. Kufri


Kufri - Hill Station near Delhi and Shimla

If you want a break from the heat and pollution of the city then you could always head to Himachal Pradesh to enjoy pleasant weather at the Kufri hill station. Just a few kilometers away from Shimla the attractiveness of Kurfi is enhanced by the abundance of flora and fauna it possesses. It is said that Kurfi was a part of Nepal but in 1819 the British had discovered and seized the hill station. Shimla’s growing importance also started to affect Kurfi and soon it became a sought-out tourist destination.

Every winter Kurfi manages to bring in dozens of tourists due to the annual sports festival which takes place under the travel and tourism department of Himachal Pradesh. Many participate in the skiing and tobogganing competitions and some also prefer to have fun at the go-karting circuits. Tourists also enjoy trekking along the Manali, Shimla, Rewalsar, and Fagu trails.

Tourists can also take a horse ride to the Mahasu Peak or visit the Kurfi Fun World, Kurfi Zoo, Himalayan Nature Park, and the Indira Tourist Park.


19. Narkanda


Narkanda - Hill Stations near Delhi

The hill station of Narkanda leads the way to Thanedar which is prominently known as the apple belt of Himachal Pradesh. Placed between the valleys of the Sutlej and Giri, the hill station of Narkanda is full of unexplored beauty and is surrounded by well-visited destinations like Shimla, Kulfi, Kasauli, and Chail. Narkanda got recognized when Dalhousie ordered the construction of the India-Tibet road to improve business ties with Tibet. The economy of the area started to develop with the cultivation of peaches and apples. It started to attract hordes of tourists, the town established a skiing facility in 1981 which provides trainers and regular skiing courses.

Trekking enthusiasts can climb up to the Hatu Peak where one can admire the ancient Hatu Mata Temple. The Peak also provides travelers with some spectacular views of the nearby forests, mountain ranges, and fruit orchards. Tourists could also visit the Mahamaya temple at Kacheri, the horticultural hubs of Kothgarh and Thanedar and they could drive up to the Jallori Pass.


20. Dharamshala and Mcleodganj


Mcleodganj from Delhi

Dharamshala is a picturesque tourist location which has been blessed by both beauty and serenity. Dharamshala can be found in the Kangra valley and it provides tourists with scenic views of snow-capped mountain peaks and thick deodar cedar trees. It is also known as the “Little Lhasa of India” and is popular for being the exiled residence of the Tibetan Monk Dalai Lama.

The city of Dharamshala is divided into two parts, the Dharamshala town and McLeod Ganj.

Dharamshala provides a variety of tourist attractions, some of them are Kareri Lake, Gyuto Monastery, Kangra Museum, Kangra Fort, Library of Tibetan Works, St. Johns Church, Dal Lake, and Tsuglagkhan Complex. Tibetan trinkets, handicrafts, shawls, accessories, clothes, carpets, gift items, and many more items can be found in places like the Kotwali Bazaar. 

Activities like paragliding, trekking, rock climbing, heritage walks, and fishing can be enjoyed here.


21. Kasol


Kasol Parvati Valey - Hill Station near Delhi

Kasol is not just a tourist attraction located in Himachal Pradesh, it is an experience which if savored properly remains with you for a lifetime. The river Parvati enhances its beauty and it’s often known as the ‘Amsterdam of India.’ Due to its immense Israeli population, Kasol is also referred to as the 'Mini Israel of India.'

Kasol is visited by many trekking enthusiasts who venture out on trails leading to the Kheer Ganga, Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, and the Pin Parbati Pass. One can explore Malana which is a tiny isolated hamlet located nearby. Here the locals consider themselves to be the blood descendants of the Aryans. If you have time you could also travel to Tosh, Rasol, and Chalal.

Many travelers also come to Kasol to visit the Gurudwara of Manikaran to gain blessings of the divine and to experience some peace. Tourists can engage themselves by visiting the flea market of Kasol where one can find numerous accessories, trinkets, gems, and cloth items. Kasol is also famous for its rave parties, the Summer Hills Festival and the Indrasan Festival.


22. Manali


Manali - Must visit hill-stations near Delhi

Manali is one of the best destinations in India for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Found in Himachal Pradesh the hill station is filled with museums, temples, eateries, markets, trekking trails and monasteries. Situated near the Beas river, Manali is filled with lush forest, green meadows, and freshwater streams. Adventure lovers can indulge in sports like zorbing, horse riding, paragliding, mountain biking, and skiing at popular spots such as the Solang Valley and the Rohtang Pass. One could also to Beas Kund, Chandratal Baralacha, Hampta Pass and Nehru Kund, Chandrakhani Pass, and the Parvati Valley.

To experience some history tourists could also head to the town of Naggar and explore the Naggar Palace which was once occupied by Raja Sindh Singh. Manali also has many picnic spots such as the Jana Falls and Arjun Gufa. The Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, the Hadimba Temple, the Manu Temple, and the Gauri Shankar Temple are some of the holy spots located in Manali.

Other spots that can be seen in and around Manali include the Vashisht Baths, Manali Sanctuary, Gulaba, Keylong, and Rozy Waterfalls.


23. Dalhousie


Dalhousie - Hill station near Delhi

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is a hill station with a hill station which exhibits a Victorian charm. The hill station is named after the former Viceroy of India, Lord Dalhousie. The Chamba rulers had conquered the Bakrota, Terah, Patreyn, Kathlog, and Balun Hills. Dalhousie is spread throughout these five hills. It was the Britishers who had popularised Dalhousie as a tourist destination.

Once at Dalhousie you can admire some majestic peaks, waterfalls, and rivers which include Daikund Peak, Satdhara Falls, Panchpula, the river Ravi, and the river Saal. One can enjoy river rafting along the Ravi and Saal Rivers. Dalhousie also houses the Subhash Baoli which is natural spring whose waters possess medicinal properties. The freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose had visited the springs when he had been suffering from ill-health.

One should also visit the town of Khajjiar, where the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and the Khajjiar lake can be found. Bada Pathar, Rang Mahal, Moti Tibba, The Malls, and Gandhi Chowk are some other places that can be visited in Dalhousie.


24. Khajjiar


Khajjiar - Beautiful Hill station near Delhi

Situated in Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar is a ‘Miniature Switzerland’ within India. Khajjiar is situated on a tableland adorned by meadows, forests, and lakes. The Khajjiar lake is a popular tourist spot within the town, where activities like motor boating, speed boating, and paragliding are conducted. Other activities like zorbing, horse-riding, rock climbing, and trekking are also conducted here.

Khajjiar also houses the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, which in earlier days served as hunting grounds for the Chamba rulers. Numerous species like the Barking Goral, the Leopard, and the deer are found here.

Many ancient temples can also be found in Khajjiar such as the Khajji Nag Temple and the Golden Devi temple. The Khajji Nag temple is the most sacred temple located in Khajjiar and it is dedicated to the serpent king. Devotees often prefer to visit Lord Shivas statue situated at the hill station.


25. Binsar


Binsar - Best Jungle Hill station near Delhi

Binsar is a relatively small hill station located in Uttarakhand which provides some of the most gorgeous views of the Himalayan peaks. The hill station which had been once ruled by the Chand dynasty today is a popular destination for travelers. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bineshwar Temple, Zero Point, and Golu Devata Temple are some of the sights to see in Binsar.

The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary had been set up mainly to preserve the broadleaved oak trees but today it protects a variety of birds, plants, and animals. The Zero Point and the Sunset Point are located within the Sanctuary. From the Zero Point, one can avail a 360-degree view of the peaks of Himalayan Ranges such as Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Kedarnath. One could also view iconic sunsets and sunrises from Sunset Point.

Lord Shiva is worshipped at the Bineshwar Temple which had been created under King Kalyan Chand from the Chand Dynasty. The Golu Devata Temple is dedicated to Lord Golu who is a reincarnation of Lord Shiva.


26. Kausani


Kausani - Hill station near New Delhi

The Freedom Fighter Mahatma Gandhi had proclaimed Kausani as the 'Switzerland of India.' Nestled in the hills of Uttarakhand the hill station was originally known as Valna. Kausani is full of lush pine forests and valleys. Some of the finest tea is produced at the tea estates of Kausani which are exported to countries like Korea, Germany, America, and Australia. Tourists can stroll around and visit the tea manufacturing factory.

One can also picnic or trek along the Rudradhari Falls and Caves which can be found amidst terrace fields and paddy fields. Travelers could also visit the Anasakti Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi had stayed while writing his acclaimed text Anasakti Yog. The museum exhibits Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and some of his writings.

The hill station also houses the Sumitranandan Pant Gallery in memory of the famous Chayavaadi Poet who was born in Kausani. The Baijnath Temple is also located at Kausani and it is often visited by the devotees of Lord Shiva.


27. Munsiyari


Munsiyari - Best hill-stations near Delhi

The hill station of Munsiyari has often been described as ‘Uttarakhand’s Kashmir.’ Nestled between the borders of India, Nepal, and Tibet, Munsiyari is composed majorly by untouched stretches of nature. From the hill station, one can access the Namik, Milam, and Ralam glaciers. The Panchachuli peaks can be seen in the backdrops of the hill station. Munsiyari serves as an important base for numerous trekking trails such as the Panchachuli trek, Nanda Devi trek, Khalia Top trek, Milam Trek, Namik Trek, and Ralam Trek.

Once at Munsiyari one can enjoy skiing at the Khalia top, picnics at the Birthi falls, river rafting at Gori Ganga River and shopping at Darkot, which are all places located nearby. Munsiyari is perfect for bird watching as numerous birds can be sighted such as the Himalayan Woodpecker, Little pied flycatcher, and the Grey-winged blackbird.


28. Shoghi


Shoghi - Hill station near Delhi

The hill station of Shoghi located at Himachal Pradesh is often described as Shimla’s alter ego. Shoghi is composed by a gentle slope dotted by pine and oak trees. The city of Shoghi houses various temples such as the Kali Temple, the Hanuman Temple, and the Tara Devi temple. Those who enjoy trekking could trek to the Tara Devi Temple while enjoying the lush forests and the birds call.

Once you arrive at Shoghi you must visit the town of Kandaghat where you can find a variety of attractions. One could visit the Jaloti Shiv Temple and the Baba Balaknath Temple. History buffs could visit the Chail Palace which located nearby. The Baba Thadda Mulla provides the perfect opportunity for conducting picnics.

Adventurers could enjoy a range of activities like rappelling, camping, and net climbing.


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