10 Hill Stations Near Uttar Pradesh : 2024 Updated

Hill Stations near Uttar Pradesh

Nainital, Mukteshwar, Kausani, Mussoorie, Almora, Lansdowne, Pauri Garhwal, Bhimtal, Pithoragarh, Champawat and many more.

Embark on a magical journey by visiting some of the best hill stations near Uttar Pradesh that are filled with wellness retreats, culinary surprises and panoramic views. These hill stations are located far away from the maddening crowd and inspire the wanderlust in even the most seasoned travellers.

You can visit the hill-resort town, Nainital that has a mango shaped lake and you can also enjoy the flattering and mammoth view of Himalayan Ranges from Mukteshwar. Almora, situated in Kumaon district of Uttar Pradesh, is blessed with mother nature’s heavenly radiance and will charm you with its rich cultural heritage and alluring beauty. 

Lansdowne is another hill-station in Uttar Pradesh with dense oak forests and cantonments settlements giving the visitors a very exceptional and unique rustic vibe. Bhimtal is a crowning jewel of Uttar Pradesh replete with esoteric and mystical lakes and gives you a chance to awe at the unwavering beauty of nature.

Here are some of the best hill stations near Uttar Pradesh :

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Nainital, the hill resort town in the district of the same name, derives its name from the emerald, glassy, eye-shaped lake (tal) which the town is built around. The British Sugar trader, P. Baron, founded the town in the year 1841 and thank God that he did! There could not be a better getaway spot from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The moment you enter Nainital district, you step into a new, parallel world. With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the transition to scenic splendour of the likes of the place is a treat to the senses, a characteristic balming bliss of an experience that one can only understand through live experience.

No wonder then that the Kumaon Himalayas are regarded as “devbhoomi” ( land of the Gods), a divine manifestation of the most intricate natural laws, working for millennia, to carve out the perfect cradle in the arms of the lofty peaks, who remain standing as sentinels, offering solace and inspiring awe in humanity. Nainital’s appeal comes across as no less than a dreamscape. The British elites had used the location as a retreat during the harsh summers of the Indian mainland once upon a time, and the tradition remains alive for native Indians, as well as our foreign guests to this day.

With the changing climatic patterns ushering in harsher summers, Nainital as an easily accessible and highly affordable getaway vacation spot appears as no less than a prayer answered. With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the Naina Devi temple, St John in Wilderness, Hanuman Garhi for the pious ones, Mall road market,Tibetan market for the spendthrift ones, Naini Lake, Nainital Zoo, Jim Corbett National Park, Snow Viewpoint for the nature and adventure lovers, Nainital has a very inclusive agenda in terms of provisions - there is something for everyone.

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Situated only 50 km away from the city of Nainital, the small hill town in Mukteshwar offers a scenic view of the colossal Himalayan ranges. Many tourists also come here to enjoy various adventurous sports, such as hiking or skiing, in the mountains. However, the factor, which makes the town even more special, is the Mukteshwar Dham, a 350-year old temple of Lord Shiva.

Known as one of the best hill stations near Uttar Pradesh, Mukhteshwar houses beautiful meadows, quaint cottages, and scenic orchards. So, if you want to spend some tranquil moments in the lap of nature, then visiting this town will be the best option for you.       

Best Time to Visit: October to June

Mukteshwar Temple
Chauli Ki Jali
Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow


We do not need to describe Mussoorie because great author Ruskin Bond has already done that in his immortal novels and short stories. He used this amazing town and the tourist places in Mussorie as the backdrop of his stories and the natural beauty of this town has created many landmarks in the field of “nature’s romanticism.”
If you are in love with nature’s romanticism and follow literature for that then the enchanting beauty of Mussoorie is your wonderland waiting for you. Sir Sachin Tendulkar, the demigod of the cricketing world loves this place as his regular hideout in a great climate and pleasant city.

Located at the height of almost 1900 meters from the sea levels this landscape of nature has become a paradise for the tourists with a passage of time. This advantage point of nature has a history dating back to
19th century when the officers of ruling East India Company developed it as a holiday paradise in the hills. Located at the distance of 40 Kilometers from the state capital of Indian state of Uttranchal, Dehradun, Mussoorie also won this moniker of being the “queen of the hill stations.” More than 15 attractions full of nature, religion and culture are at your disposal when you are planning a stay in Mussoorie Resorts. This hill station also serves as a gateway to the glaciers of Yamunotri and Gangotri and we can consider it as an ideal place to spend summer vacations.

The year of 1991 brought this town into the spotlight because of certain cultural events and movements of political celebrities. We can term this phase as the beginning of the modern history of "Mussoorie the tourism Destination." Now this hill station has become a modern town where nature and modern day amenities are developing a new eco-system of fun, frolic, and entertainment for all age groups and honeymoon couples in particular. With
passage of time, Mussoorie has also become an educational hub because of the presence of some premium educational institutes and convent schools. The presence of these tourist places in Mussoorie also added a youthful spirit in the ambiance of this hill station.

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If you want a perfect refuge from your hectic busy life, head towards Almora. A picturesque hill station in the lap of nature with lush greenery in the divinely beautiful state of Uttarakhand, yes, it is Almora. Situated in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, Almora takes pride in its natural beauty. Also known as the Town of Temples, a famous Hindu Temple is situated in the heart of the town, called Nanda Devi.

The beautiful places that you should pay a visit in Almora are temples like Nanda Devi temple, Patal Devi temple, Maa Dunaguri temple, etc., and few other astounding sites. You can hire a taxi for sight-seeing.

Almora has a lot of hotels and resorts where you can stay comfortably. A few of them are Hotel Bhagwati Palace, Khim’s Guest House, Binsar Resort, Khali Estate, etc. If you are a foodie and wondering what and where to eat, there are some really great restaurants offering finger licking foods and some suggestions for you are Lali’s Inn and Restaurant, Kasar Rainbow Restaurant, Essence of Nature, Dolma Restaurant, etc. You should definitely try singauri, ginger tea and choklate in Almora.

If you love shopping, you should definitely visit the street side markets in Almora. The Chowk Bazaar sells some premier quality angora wool garments. Copperwares are also sold there. Another market where you will get a lot of good things to take home is the Lal Bagh Market.

The nearby tourist destinations that you can visit from Almora are Kathgodam, Nainital, Chaukori, Binsar, Kausani, Ranikhet, Saltakhet, Bageshwar, etc.

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Thick oak forests, mesmerizing hills, and spellbinding views, there are numerous places to visit in Lansdowne which will take you a step closer to nature. A quaint hill station which is perched at an elevation of 1700 meters, Lansdowne brings to you a potpourri of attractions and memorable experiences. From trekking the treacherous trails of Lover’s Lane and exploring the vibrant streets of Lansdowne Main Market to visiting the holy shrines of Jwalpa Devi and Durga Devi Temple, there are multitude of ways by which you can quench your wanderlust in this snow-clogged beauty.

A town situated in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is well-known for its pine timberlands and rich history of Garhwal rifles. Apart from this, it has also enjoyed an undisputed attention of nature buffs for its exotic wildlife. Its close proximity to the Jim Corbett National Park makes it an ideal site for bird watching and nature walks. Here you can also get to see some of the beautiful wild creatures including tiger,sambhar, barking deer,hog deer, and porcupines. Hence, if you are planning a trip to Uttarakhand, don’t forget to pay a visit to these key tourist places in Lansdowne.

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Named after the Hindu deity, Bhima, the city of Bhimtal houses a mystical lake and offers a dreamy view of beautiful mountains that will keep you captivated for days. Aside from that, this quaint town is also dotted with various ancient temples, which exhibits the beauty of old-age architecture. Also, as the place is not that much populated, you can spend some much-required me-time here.

If you are going to Bhimtal for the first time, then the Bhimtal Lake Aquarium becomes a must-visit place for you. Located just beside the famous Bhimtal Lake, it offers a lovely view of the bustling aquatic life.     

Best Time to Visit: September to December


- Bhimtal Lake
- Hidimba Parvat
- Victoria Dam

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Often stated as Little Kashmir, the small yet gorgeous town of Pithoragarh oozes the raw yet sensual charm of nature. Situated in the Soar Valley, this place is also adorned with glorious ancient temples, quaint villages and enormous forts, which can offer you a great traveling experience.

Widely considered as one of the most beautiful hill stations near Uttar Pradesh, Pithoragarh also serves as a gateway to the Kailash Mansarover. Another thing, which makes this tiny town even more popular among the tourists, is the Kali River, which exhibits an enchanting view in the season of winter.   

Best Time to Visit: October to December


- Askot Sanctuary
- Chandak
- Kafni Glacier Trek


Pauri Garhwal

Known as a little piece of paradise among the travelers, Pauri Garhwal exhibits a wonderful amalgamation of natural beauty and profound cultural essence. From the lush conifer forests to mesmerizing mountain peaks, this tiny town offers everything that a perfect summer retreat needs to have.

Located at an elevation of 1,800 meters (approximately) from the sea level, the town of Pauri Garhwal also houses many temples and holy places. However, the factor, which prompts every traveler to consider this place as one of the best hill stations near Uttar Pradesh, is the otherworldly view of the sunset.

The town receives snowfall in the season of winter, which makes the sight of sunset even more enchanting and ethereal.

Best Time to Visit: October to January, March to September


Chakumba Viewpoint
Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev


Nestled at an elevation of 1,890 meters, the quaint hill station of Kausani is mainly popular among the honeymooners and nature-aficionados because of its glorious natural beauty and the magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayas. Formerly known as Valna, the town houses an abundance of tourist attractions and offers an enthralling sight of the sunset too.

Also, due to its near proximity to the Himalayan range, Kausani receives mild to heavy snowfall during the winters. During this time, the mountains surrounding the town look even more mesmerizing and offer an appealing view in the mornings.

Besides venturing among the enchanting forests of the town, you can also indulge in hiking and trekking activities here. Some of the famous trek routes of Kausani are – Bageshwar Sunderdhunga trek, Adi Kailash Trek, and Base Kausani Trek. 
Best Time to Visit: October to January, April to June

Baijnath Temple
Rudragiri Caves and Falls


Situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters, the picturesque hill station of Champawat is mainly popular among the adventure lovers because of its challenging terrains. With an abundance of things to see and explore, the town can help you to enjoy an exciting voyage of self-exploration and push you to your limits.

Aside from indulging in hiking and aimless roaming, you can also go to the temples of the town to savor its cultural essence. Some of the most popular attractions of the town are – Shaani Temple, Kranteshwar Mandir, and Ghatku Temple. Most temples of Champawat are quite old and offer an opulent view of the ancient architectural style of India.

Best Time to Visit: October to April


- Banasur ka Kila
- Shyamla Tal
- Kanteshwar Mahadev Temple

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