55 Hill Stations near Delhi 2020: Distance, Best Time & Activities
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Hill Stations near Delhi within 300 km:


- Dehradun: 266 km (Best for sightseeing, trekking)
Kasauli287 Km (Best for Camping, Sightseeing, Trekking, Paragliding)
- Nahan: 250.6 km (Best for sightseeing, trekking, fishing, national park and fossil park visit, etc.)
- Lansdowne: 258 km (Best for sightseeing, relaxation)
- Parwanoo: 272 km (Best for sightseeing, trekking, hiking, cable car ride, fort visits, etc.)
- Nainital: 296.8 km (Best for sightseeing, backpacking, camping, birdwatching, amusement park visit, etc.)
- Mussoorie: 280 km (Best for trekking, sightseeing)

Hill Stations near Delhi Within 300-600 km:


- Shimla: 343 km (Best for trekking, sightseeing, etc.)
- Dharamshala: 481 km (Best for sightseeing, old temples, trekking, cycling, etc,)
- Manali: 538 km (Best for trekking, sightseeing)
Auli: 372 Km (Best for 
Skiing, Cable Car Ride, Trekking)
Dalhousie: 560 Km (Best for Trekking, Lakes, Boat Rides)Prashar Lake Trek
- Sattal: 362 km (Best for sightseeing, fishing, boating, trekking, hiking, kayaking, etc.)

Thanks to the mighty mountains of Himalayas, there can never be lack of options of hill stations near Delhi at any given point. Be it the mystical mountains of Himachal Pradesh or Uttarakhand state, hill stations like Manali, Mcleodganj, Shimla, Rishikesh, Nainital, Kasauli, Kufri, Auli, and many others have deservingly grabbed the attention of tourists from across India.

Lucky are the residents of Delhi who are just a few kilometers away from dreamy vacation spots. A drive of just four to six hours transforms the backdrop of a crowded city to unrealistic landscapes, provides a breath of fresh air and makes for a peaceful environment.


These hill stations, located at a mere distance of 250 to 500 kilometers offer a variety of escapades, perfect for every kind of a traveller. Some like Ranikhet, Dalhousie are perfect time machines that take back tourists to the slow-paced life of the historical era, while others like Almora, Nahan, Nainital, and Parwanoo never fail to create the adrenaline rush amongst trekking enthusiasts. Heritage, culture, adventure sports, best of nature, dense green woods, wildlife, exotic resorts, distinct local cuisine, flowy rivers...these hill stations have it all!

10 Must Visit Hill Stations near Delhi

01

Manali (537 Km from Delhi)

Manali (537 Km from Delhi)
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Definitely, an irresistible tourist destination, majorly known as a famous hill station in North India is Manali with plenty of things to share with the tourists. This tranquilizing and captivating hill station is located at a height of 6260 feet above sea level encircled by the mighty hills and thick forests and it is one of the best hill station near Delhi.

The unexplainable charm of Manali pulled a lot of tourists towards it and offered the best views one can’t imagine a place. The town’s major hero is the pristine river Beas flowing right through its heart and that is the reason behind Manali’s bewitching landscapes.

Adventure seekers and nature lovers find this is a solacing space to have tremendous fun along with a promising kaleidoscope to enter the inimitable beauty of the town. Most of the 
Leh Ladakh tour packages begin from Manali so people travel to this town to get to the famous Manali Leh Highway. Leh is located at a distance of 479 kilometres from Manali. Manali is always a perfect choice for those who love to do adventurous activities, for honeymoon couples, for families and solo travellers.

Places to visit in Manali:

Rohtang Pass, Tibetan Monasteries, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Beas Kund, Raghunath Temple, Jagannathi Devi Temple, etc.

Things to do in Manali:

Trekking, nature walk, biking, cycling, paragliding, zorbing, monastery visits, temple visits, sightseeing, mountaineering, rafting, and skiing.

Distance from Delhi: 
537 kilometres and it will take around 10 hours to reach Manali from Delhi via NH44.

Best time to visit
October to February.

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Rail: Chandigarh is the nearest railway station. You can get a bus or hire a cab from Chandigarh to Manali.
By Bus: You can get a direct bus from Delhi to Manali.
By Air: Manali has an airport of its own and you can get regular flights from Delhi to Manali.

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts in Manali for an amazing stay

Suggested Read: 20 Best Adventure Sports in Manali

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02

Kasol (519 Km from Delhi)

Kasol (519 Km from Delhi)

A hamlet in the Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, Kasol is a beauty nestled conveniently in the Parvati Valley with River Parvati flowing closeby between Manikaran and Bhuuntar on the way. Kasol is located at a distance of 3.5 kilometers from Manikaran and 30 kilometers from Bhuntar and is a hotspot amongst backpackers and adventure activity enthusiasts. It is the base location for many treks leading to Kheerganga and Malana and it is one of the best hill station near Delhi.

Each year it witnesses ample of Israeli tourists owing to which it is also popularly known as India's Mini Israel. Master of pleasant weather during the summers, Kasol also witnesses snowfall during the winter months making a perfect location to escape the heat of Delhi. Away from commercialization and urbanization, Kasol is an apt example of raw beauty allowing the visitors to enjoy the ideal offerings of nature

Places to Visit in Kasol:
Tosh, Parvati River, Manikaran Sahib, Tirthan Valley, Naggar Village, Malana, Kheerganga Peak, Chhalal Village.

Things to do in Kasol:
Kheerganga trek, Adventure camping,  Attend PSY trance Festivals, Binge on Israeli Cuisine, Go shopping on the streets of Kasol

Distance From Delhi: 
519 kilometres via NH 44

Best Time To Visit
October to June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: No direct trains are available to Kasol
By Bus: Take a bus from Delhi to Bhuntar and then a local HRTC bus from Bhuntar to Kasol

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts in Kasol for a most relaxing stay

Also Read: 15 Best Places to Visit Near Kasol

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03

McLeodganj (479 Km from Delhi)

McLeodganj (479 Km from Delhi)

McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh is a suburb located close to Dharamshala in the district of Kangra. It is dominated by the Tibetan population owing to which it is also popularly known as 'Dhasa' or 'Little Lhasa'. This hill station close to Delhi is a popular hotspot amongst backpackers and trekkers. The culture of McLeodganj is a perfect blend of British influence and Tibetan touch which makes it worth exploring and one of the best hill stations to visit near Delhi.

Nestled amidst lush green surroundings and majestic hills, the town of McLeodganj is blessed with mesmerizing landscapes and typical Tibetan influence owing to the high percentage of Tibetan settlements here. Few of the Buddhist monasteries of most religious and eminent significance are a part of this picturesque town including Tsuglagkhang which is the residence of the Dalai Lama. Additionally, there are various picnic spots here offering scenic backdrops.

Places to visit in McLeodganj:
 
Bhagsu Falls, Bhagsunath Temple, Namgyal Monastery, Kareri Lake, Dharamkot, Naddi View Point, etc.

Things to do in Mcleodganj:
A trek to Triund, a walk by the side of Dal Lake, Kareri River Trek, Camping in Mcleodganj, Head Out to Dal Lake, etc.

Distance from Delhi:
 470 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 October and March

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Pathankot is the nearest railway station, located at a distance of 85 kilometers. Pathankot to Mcleodganj can be reached by hiring a taxi.
By Bus: No direct buses available
By Air: Gaggan airport is the closest airport with regular flights from Delhi

Where to Stay: Best Resorts in McLeodganj for a relaxing stay

Suggested Read: 12 Best Places to Visit near Mcleodganj

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04

Shimla (343 Km from Delhi)

Shimla (343 Km from Delhi)

One of the most popular hill stations in India is Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh and it is the major tourist destination near Delhi. There are different attractions that keep inviting the tourists to them happily. Mall Road, the Ridge, toy train etc are some of the most famous attractions here.

Shimla is quite suitable for honeymooners and families as it is located amidst beautiful hills and lush green forests.The natural beauty of the place used to be an erstwhile summer capital of British India. It possesses colonial style buildings, historic temples and other attractions.

The 12-kilometre long ridge with forested hillsides on all sides is the featured landmark of Shimla. During the peak seasons, it will be crowded and full of tourists and make the town vibrant unlike any other region in the state. Shimla is one of the most popular tourist places within 400 kms from Delhi.

Shimla Airport is the closest one to the town which is about 23 kilometres away from the city and there will be regular flights to Delhi.

Places to visit in Shimla:
The Mall Road, the Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies, Jakhu Temple, Kalka Shimla Railway, Green Valley, Kuthar Fort, Kufri, Green Valley, Dhillon Pond, etc.

Things to do in Shimla:
Sightseeing, mountaineering, river rafting, toy train visit and ride, paragliding, the Ridge walk, hiking and trekking, heritage walk etc are the major activities that can be done here.

Distance from Delhi: 
343 kilometres and you will reach there in around 7 hours if you travel through NH 44 and NH 5.

Best time to visit
Winter is the most beautiful season Shimla adorns herself but tourists come to visit Shimla during the other seasons to avoid the heavy snowfall. 

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Air: Shimla has an airport of its own with regular flights from Delhi
By Bus: There are many direct  and connecting buses between Delhi to Shimla
By Rail: You can take a train to Kalka which is the nearest station to Shimla.

Where to Stay:
Resorts in Shimla with most scenic views.

Also Read: 
Best Places for Camping in Shimla

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05

Dharamshala (474 Km from Delhi)

Dharamshala (474 Km from Delhi)

Considered to be the second winter capital of Himachal Pradesh is Dharamshala where hundreds of tourists arrive throughout the year to enjoy the captivating serenity and the unbeatable climatic conditions prevailing. Bhagsu was the original name of Dharamshala. The fame of the city was enhanced due to the presence of the Dalai Lama’s residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration and it is one of the famous hill stations near Delhi.

Kangra is the nearest city to Dharamshala which lies at a distance of about 18 kilometers. McLeodGanj tourism has the base in Dharamshala as it is a major suburb of the city. It is divided into two different sections like Kotwali Bazaar and the other markets are called Lower Dharamshala. Its a very beautiful and picturesque destination to visit, and a very popular destination to visit as this tourist place is within 500 kms from Delhi.

Though it is a winter destination, the city has grown up to encompass many international shops and brands on its roadsides and streets to attract tourists on a large scale. For adventure lovers, this place due to it is quite famous for adventure camping near Delhi, and many tourists come here on weekends from such crowded cities to detox themselves.

Places to visit in Dharamshala:
Dal Lake, Bhagsunag Falls, Kangra Fort, Tsuglad Khang Complex and Namgyal Monastery, Kangra Art Museum, Norbulingka Institute, The Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Jwalamukhi Devi Temple, etc.

Things to do in Dharamshala:
Sightseeing, shopping, monastery visits, camping, temple visits, heritage walk, trekking, mountain biking, paragliding, etc are the main activities that can be done in Dharamshala

Distance from Delhi: 
475 kilometers and one will take around 9 hours to reach Dharamshala from Delhi via NH 44.

Best time to visit
October to March

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Rail: The nearest station is Kangra. From Kangra, you can hire a cab or take a bus to Dharamshala
By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away from Dharamshala.
By Bus: There are many direct and connecting buses from Delhi to Dharamshala.

Where to Stay:
Best Resorts in Dharamshala for beautiful view.

Also Read: 
15 Best Places to Visit near Dharamshala

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06

Rishikesh (240 Km from Delhi)

Rishikesh (240 Km from Delhi)
Also known as the 'Yoganagari' or the 'Yoga Capital of the Country' and the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', this quaint city is known for its bountiful beauty, sanctity, adventure options, and the magnificent places. While most of the crowd to this yoga capital consists of the pious travelers seeking blessings of the Gods, the rest constitutes adventure sports, leisure, and culture lovers and it is one of the best hill stations near Delhi.

Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids, and dense forests!

Places to visit in Rishikesh:
Shivpuri, 
Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Kunjapuri Temple, Neer Gaddu Waterfall, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Things to do in Rishikesh:
River RaftingBungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Camping, Kayaking, Trekking, Cliff Jumping, Go Cafe Hopping

Distance from Delhi:
240 Km

Best time to visit
October to April.

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away.
By Bus: You can get a direct bus from Delhi.
By Air: Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away

Where to Stay:
 1. 20 Best Resorts in Rishikesh
                          2. 10 Best Homestays in Rishikesh

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07

Auli (388 Km from Delhi)

Auli (388 Km from Delhi)

Situated at an elevation of 2800 meters above sea level, Auli is one of the prettiest hill stations near Delhi. With mountain ranges like Nanda Devi, Kamat Kamet, and Mana Parvat, Auli is blessed with the best of nature - apple orchards, pine trees, old oaks and abundance of gorgeous hills and it is one of the popular hill stations to visit near Delhi.

It serves as an ideal getaway destination from Delhi which is sure to rejuvenate every soul with its 360 degree breathtaking views. Auli opens gates to numerous treks in the Garhwal range, while it also welcomes pilgrims at many religious places scattered here; Auli has something for everybody.

Places to visit in Auli:  
Chattrakund lake, Joshimath, Nanda Devi National Park, Gurso Bugyal, Chattrakund, Chenab Lake, etc.

Things to do in Auli:
 
Skiing, visiting Auli’s artificial lake, hike the stunning Kwani Bugyal, trekking Gurso Bugyal, get onto Asia’s longest cable ride, camping, etc

Distance from Delhi: 
388 kilometers by road

Best time to visit
Auli can be visited all round the year

How to reach from Delhi:
By Rail: Trains are regularly available to Rishikesh-which is the nearest railway station from New Delhi. Thereafter, one needs to board a bus or hire a cab to Joshimath. From Joshimath, again board a bus or take the cable car ride to Auli.
By Bus: No direct buses run.
By Air: At a distance of 286 kilometers, Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Auli.

Where to Stay: 
Resorts in Auli with best amenities

Check Out: 
10 Best Auli Tour Packages

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08

Dalhousie (560 Km from Delhi)

Dalhousie (560 Km from Delhi)

Ask frequent commuters of Himachal Pradesh about the beauty of this little hill station near Delhi and they will tell you how it has never failed to mesmerise tourists! The town till date maintains its image of a quaint settlement with mystic hills serving as a backdrop for perfect vacations.

It used to be one of the favorite hill stations near Delhi for the rulers of the colonial era, and this can be seen in its constructors that remain a proof today. Oh, and did you know? It is fondly called the “Mini Switzerland of India!”

Places to visit in Dalhousie: 
Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls, The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dainkund peak, Bakrota hills, Subhash Baoli, etc

Things to do in Dalhousie:
River crossing at river Ravi or Saal, River rafting in river Ravi or Saal, Shopping at the local bazaar, Trekking, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 560 kilometers

Best time to visit: Can be travelled to any time of the year

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Pathankot railway station is the nearest railway station with regular trains running on respective route
By Bus: No direct road connectivity is recorded from Delhi to Dalhousie
By Air: Dalhousie does not have an airport. The closest one is at Pathankot.

Where to Stay: Best Relaxing resorts in Dalhousie

Suggested Read: Best Places to Visit Near Dalhousie

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09

Chail (335 Km from Delhi)

Chail (335 Km from Delhi)

Chail’s identity as a hill station near Delhi has become synonymous to being home to the world’s largest polo and cricket ground. What tourists don’t know is that this little hamlet has so much to offer! It essentially is an ideal destination for anybody wanting an immediate escape from the city hustle, especially from a huge and crowded city like Delhi.

There are many luxurious hotels that contribute to making this happen, of course, in addition to the peaceful atmosphere Chail already has. Moreover, as there are several activities to participate in, Chail also makes sure to never present its visitors with a dull moment.

Places to visit in Chail: 
Palace Hotel, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Kali Temple, Cricket Ground, Kali ka Tibba, Sadhupul Lake, etc.

Things to do in Chail:
Horse riding, shopping and camping, Adventurous Safari, Explore Chail Palace, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 
335 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 March to mid-June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Tourists can either board a train to Kandaghat which is 34 kilometers from Chail and thereafter get on roads, or ride on a toy train till Shimla and then reach Chail by hiring a cab for the rest of the journey.
By Bus: There are no direct buses to Chail from Delhi
By Air: The Nearest airport is 63 kilometers, in Shimla

Where to Stay: Best Resorts in Chail for luxurious and comfortable stay

Must Read: Best Trekking Tours in Chail

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Kanatal (333 Km from Delhi)

Kanatal (333 Km from Delhi)

Hidden on Mussoorie-Chamba route, Kanatal is a ‘not so popular’ but ‘deserves to be popular’ destination in the mountains of Uttarakhand. It is serene, charming and full of lush green vegetation and it is one of the best hill stations near Delhi for vacations.

It can be a good choice for your visit to one of the hill stations from Delhi and that shall enable a major break from city hustle and bustle! There are a number of things to do here, right from sightseeing to trekking to camping.

Places to visit in Kanatal: 
New Tehri, Dhanaulti, Kodia Jungle, Chamba, Surkanda Devi temple, Tehri Dam, Eco Park, etc.

Things to do in Kanatal:
 
Rock climbing, Camping, Trekking and hiking, Rappelling, Valley crossing, Jungle Safari, etc.

Distance from Delhi:
 333 kilometers

Best time to visit:
  March to September

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Tourists can travel till Rishikesh or Dehradun, two nearest railway stations that have regular trains from Delhi.
By Bus: State-owned buses are well connected to major cities of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, thereafter a cab can be hired till Kanatal  
By Air: Jolly Grant airport is the closest airport and has frequent flights from Delhi

Where to Stay:
Best Resorts in Kanatal

Popular Reads:
Best Camping places in Kanatal.

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Mashobra (353 Km from Delhi)

Mashobra (353 Km from Delhi)

Mashobra is a small picturesque town in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla District. Connected to Shimla via the Hindustan-Tibet Road, Mashobra features an elevation of 2146 meters. One of the two Indian Presidential retreats is housed here. Mashobra is visited by the president once in a year. A popular destination amongst tourists, Mashobra boasts rich flora and fauna with picturesque beauty all around and it is one of the famous hill station near Delhi.

The vegetation of Mashobra comprises of oak, Himalayan deodar, pine, horse chestnut, rhododendron and so much more. The wildlife comprises of jackals, monkeys, langurs, occasional leopard, chikor, eagle, partridges, pheasants, and various others. Part of the Shimla Water Catchmentanct Wildlife Sanctuary, Mashobra is a treat for any nature lover.

Places to visit in 
Mashobra: 
The Presidential Retreat, Reserve Forest Sanctuary, Mahasu Devta Temple, Wild Flower Hall, Craignano, Mahasu Peak, etc.

Things to do Mashobra: 
Trekking, Rappelling, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Bird Watching, Camping, Skiing,Quad Biking, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 353 Km

Best time to visit
: September to April.

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Mashobra does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Shimla, at a distance of 7 kms from Mashobra
By Bus: There are direct and connecting buses from Delhi
By Air: The Shimla airport is the closest, and Mashobra is about 45 minutes away

Where to Stay:
Best Resorts in Mashobra

Hill Stations near Delhi Within 300 Kms

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Mussoorie (280 Km from Delhi)

Mussoorie (280 Km from Delhi)

Another destination on the list of popular hill stations from Delhi, Mussoorie is known as the Queen Of Hills. It is settled in the stunning Uttarakhand state and is located at a distance of 35 kilometers from Dehradun, which is one of the many other famous hill stations near Delhi.

Perched at a height of 2500 meters above sea level, the hill station welcomes tourists all round the year and maintains a pleasant climate throughout the year. From here, it offers views of the gorgeous Shivalik range, along with that of Doon valley.

Places to Visit in Mussoorie: 
Lal Tibba, Lake Mist, Kempty Falls, The Mall Road, Camel Back Road, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Nag Tibba, Mossy Falls, etc.

Things to do Mussoorie
Paragliding, Rock climbing, Zip Swing, Trekking, Photography, Wildlife spotting at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Distance From Delhi:
 
280 kilometers

Best Time To Visit:
 
September-June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Dehradun Railway station is the closest one, located at a distance of 36 kilometers
By Bus: Regular direct buses run at frequent intervals from Delhi- Mussoorie
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport

Where to Stay:
 Best Resorts in Mussoorie

Also Read:
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Dehradun (246 Km from Delhi)

Dehradun (246 Km from Delhi)

Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Doon Valley, Dehradun is a town blessed with two holy rivers - Yamuna and Ganga guarding it on two ends. With hills of Garhwal in the background, this hill station welcomes solo travellers, families and pilgrims alike and it is one of the best hill stations to visit near Delhi.

Dehradun has an abundance of caves and water springs, as it has waterfalls too. There are a number of places to explore and a number of activities to indulge in, that make sure tourists have a memorable trip! Whether a traveler comes here with the intention of visiting religious sites or for backpacking or simply for some relaxation in the lap of nature, Dehradun takes care of all

Places to visit in Dehradun: 
Sahastradhara, Tiger Falls, Robbers’ Cave, Buddha Temple, Sahastra Dhara, Mindroling monastery, Lacchiwalla, Har ki dun, Fun Valley

Things to do in Dehradun:
Explore forest research institute, go shopping at Paltan Bazaar, visit the clock tower, hog at Ellora's bakery

Distance from Delhi: 
246 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 March to June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Direct trains to reach Dehradun from Delhi are available
By Bus: There are several direct buses that commute daily and are easily available
By Air: Direct flights Delhi to Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun can be booked

Where to Stay:
10 Best Resorts in Dehradun for an amazing stay.

Must Read:
 1. 20 Best Hill Stations near Dehradun                   
                    2.
 Best Places to Visit near Dehradun

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Lansdowne (258 Km from Delhi)

Lansdowne (258 Km from Delhi)

Unlike the usual stereotypes associated with the expectations of a hill station, Lansdowne is untouched and unspoiled by civilization. It is secluded and has great scope for exploration and discoveries of new nature spots and it is one of the perfect hill stations near Delhi for weekend trips.

It is a pristine hamlet situated at a height of over 5500 feet above sea level and is popularly known as the home of Garhwal Rifles of Indian Army. The air and atmosphere here are extremely laid back and the lifestyle is slow; giving tourists a chance to slow down and take a break from the fast pace of cities!

Places to visit in Lansdowne: 
Bhulla Lake, Darwan Singh Regimental Museum, Bhim Pakora, Tip N Top, Snow view point, hawaghar, etc

Things to do in Lansdowne:
 
Jungle safari, Camping, Hiking, Boat Ride, Trekking, Visits to tempes and Tiger Reserves, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 
258 kilometers 

Best time to visit:
 March to July

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: The nearest station of Kotdwar is situated at a distance of 40 kilometers from Lansdowne. There are bus and cab services available for the journey thereafter.
By Bus: There are many direct connecting buses plying between Delhi and Lansdowne.
By Air: Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun.

Where to stay: 
Best resorts to stay in Lansdowne

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Nahan (248 Km from Delhi)

Nahan (248 Km from Delhi)

Tucked in the best of nature, Nahan is popularly titled to be the ultimate romantic destination for couples and certainly one of the most scenic hill stations near Delhi. It also meets other types of tourists who come in the group of families, friends or even solo.

It cuts off from the rest of the world and helps tourists relax in the lap of nature, rejuvenating from the mundane! It lies in the Shivalik range and is a cantonment town of the Himalayas. Nothing more, nothing less, this town is a perfect choice for your next weekend getaway! This destination is a great option for travelers to trekking near Delhi.

Places to visit in Nahan:
Suketi fossil park, Renuka lake, Jaitak fort, Dhaula Kuan, Rani Tal, Simbalwada wildlife sanctuary, Jagannath temple

Things to do in Nahan:

Fishing, Trek to Churdhar peak, Rock climbing, Shopping at mall road

Distance from Delhi: 
248 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 March to May

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station with regular trains.
By Bus: State-owned buses move regularly from Delhi as well as from Chandigarh
By Air: Chandigarh airport is the closest and most convenient option.

Where to Stay:
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Parwanoo (265 Km from Delhi)

Parwanoo (265 Km from Delhi)

Situated on the borders of two Indian states - Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, Parwanoo is a hill station that is blessed with the setting of a hill station and the fast pace of an industrial city. This places once upon a time used to be a quaint settlement, away from the world and has now grown itself into a developed town and it is one of the popular hill stations to visit near Delhi.

Parwanoo welcomes tourists to its backyard filled with fir and pine trees, temples, lakes and lush green gardens. The hill station also attracts trekking enthusiasts thereby offering them open gates to a variety of short as well as long treks. Moreover, visit here for touring around lovely apple orchards and don’t miss to get back home delicious fruit products!

Places to Visit in Parwanoo: 
Timber trail, Fruit orchards, Pinjore in Panchkula, Dagshai, Kali Mata temple, Gorkha fort, Shri Balaji temple, Mansa Devi temple, etc

Things to do in Parwanoo:
 
Cable Car Ride, Shopping in Parwanoo, Trekking, 

Distance from Delhi: 
265 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 March to May

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station with regular trains, located just 4 kilometers.
By Bus: State-owned buses move regularly from Delhi. However, it is easier to board one from Chandigarh
By Air: Just 30 kilometers from Parwanoo is the Chandigarh airport

Where to Stay:
Best Resorts in Parwanoo

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Kasauli (290 Km from Delhi)

Kasauli (290 Km from Delhi)

Nestled southwest of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a good option if you are looking at choosing hill stations from Delhi. It has gained popularity in recent years and is known to have captivated the soul of every nature lover since then! Surrounded by woody forests filled with pine trees and cedar trees, Kasauli is serene, calm and pristine. It has its mark from the era of Britishers who have left behind Victorian buildings that are well noticed on the trip.

The dense forests of this region are home to several endangered species of birds which state how naturally stunning the hill station is!

Places to visit in Kasauli: 
Timber trail, Monkey point, Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji, Sunset point, Lover’s lane, Baptist church, Sri Baba Balak Nath temple, Christ Church

Things to do in Kasauli:
 
Hike to lower mall road, Hike to Gilbert trail, Ride the toy train, Shopping at Kasauli Tibetan market, Sightseeing in Timber Trail, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 
290 kilometers

Best time to visit:
  All months except December and January due to heavy snowfall.

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Sonwara, located at a distance of 4 kilometers.
By Bus: HPSTC buses run to Kasauli on regular intervals, each day.
By Air: Chandigarh airport is the closest airport.

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Chamoli (296 km from Delhi)

Chamoli (296 km from Delhi)

The Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is the second largest district of the state. It is home to many tourist attractions including plentiful pilgrimage centers. Some of the major attractions include Auli, Badrinath, Valley of Flowers, and Hemkund Sahib. The renowned 'Chipko Movement' also started off at Chamoli.

This tourist destination is filthy rich in natural assets including climatic cardinalities, scenery, dramatic landforms, beautiful valleys, floristic varieties, and water edges. Various rivers crisscross Chamoli, further beautifying the place for the visitors.

The peaceful serenity of Chamoli is undisturbed at some places like the Nanda Devi Biosphere, exploring which is an exceptional experience of its kind.  Another popular attraction is Chamoli's village called Mana which is the country's last inhabited settlement nestled on the Indo-Tibetan Border. Be it a family vacation or a solo trip, Chamoli is ideal for any kind of a getaway.

Places to visit in Chamoli:

Hemkund and the Valley of Flowers, Vasundhara Waterfalls, Nanda Devi Peak, Gopinath Temple, Hemkund, etc.

Things to do in Chamoli:
 
Trekking, camping, and skiing, Visits to temples, lakes, Wildlife Sanctuaries and waterfalls, Explore Valley of flowers, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 296 Km

Best time to visit
: November to March and July to August

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Chamoli is Rishikesh
By Bus: There are direct buses to Chamoli from Delhi
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Chamoli situated at a distance of 222kms

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Solan (296 Km from Delhi)

Solan (296 Km from Delhi)

Solan, a hill station located in Himachal Pradesh features an elevation of 1600 meters. Named after Goddess Shoolini Devi, Solan is also popularly known as the 'Mushroom City of India' as the place features mushroom farming covering vast stretches of land. It is also popularly known as 'City of Red Gold' owing to the massive tomato production in the area.

Nestled on the Kalka-Shimla National Highway 22, Solan is situated between Shimla and Chandigarh and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a quick-developing tourist spot with several attractions including Chail, Kandaghat, Kasauli, and Churdhar situated nearby.

Places to visit in Solan:

Bon Monastery Solan, Shoolini Mata Temple, Dagshai Jail Museum, Kuthar Fort, Haunted Grave of Barog, Monkey point, etc.

Things to do in Solan:

Camping, Trekking, Paragliding, Visit to 
Krol Ka Tibba and many temples, Explore wildlife sanctuaries, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 296 Km

Best time to visit
: February to November

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Shimla is the nearest station
By Bus: There are connecting bus routes from Delhi
By Air: Nearest airport is Shimla airport

Where to Stay:
15 Best Resorts in Solan for a perfect Holiday

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Dhanaulti (289 Km from Delhi)

Dhanaulti (289 Km from Delhi)

Dhanaulti is one of the hill stations around Delhi that can be explored over a weekend with much ease. Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayan range foothills, Dhanaulti is merely 24 kilometers away from Mussoorie. Boasting an area with two large eco-parks - Dhara and Amber, Dhanaulti is one of the lush green hill stations around Delhi which is a better choice over Mussoorie as it is less commercialized.

The destination boasts a protected forest patch featuring plentiful Deodar trees. Soothing in Summers and covered with snow during the Winters, Dhanaulti is a treat all throughout the year.

Places to visit in Dhanaulti:

Surkanda Devi Temple, Eco Parks, Dashavatar Temple, Deogarh Fort, and Potato Farm.

Things to do in Dhanaulti
:
Ziplining, rock climbing, camping, quad bike adventures, and mountain biking.

Distance from Delhi
: 289 Km

Best time to visit
: September to June

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail:The nearest railhead is located at Dehradun about 50 km away.
By Bus: There are direct and connecting buses from Delhi
By Air: The Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Dhanaulti (75 km).

Where to Stay:
Best Resorts in Dhanaulti for an amazing holiday

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Kullu (497 Km from Delhi)

Kullu (497 Km from Delhi)

Kullu, the capital of Himachal Pradesh's Kullu District is one of the popular hill stations near Delhi. It is nestled in the Kullu Valley on the banks of the River Beas. Kullu Valley is a beautiful broad valley nestled between Large and Manali. The Valley is well-known for its hilly regions covered with a large spread of deodar and pine forests along with ancient temples and apple orchards.

Conveniently sandwiched between the Great Himalayan Ranges and Lower Himalayas' Pir Panjal, Kullu Valley offers lush greenery along the Beas River. Kullu Valley is also popularly known as the 'Valley of the Gods' as it houses several pilgrimage sites for Sikhs, Hindus, and Buddhists alike. You can witness the popular festival of Kullu Dussehra here if desired.

P
laces  to visit in Kullu
The Great Himalayan National Park, Pandoh Dam, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple, Bhrigu Lake, etc.

Things to do in Kullu:
Paragliding, Camping, River rafting, Trekking, Ride a Bicycle,Enjoy Psy Parties, Dip into Hotsprings, etc.

Distance From Delhi: 
497 kilometers via NH 44

Best Time To Visit:
 October to March

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Regular trains are available from New Delhi to Jogindernagar. Thereafter, travelers can take State Transport Bus from Ambala Cantt to Kullu
By Bus: There are many direct connecting buses between Delhi to Kullu
By Air: The Nearest airport is in Bhuntar

Where to Stay: Best Kullu Resorts for comfortable stay.

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Nainital (331 Km from Delhi)

Nainital (331 Km from Delhi)

Popularly known as the Lake district of India, Nainital has rightly gained popularity for being one of the best hill stations near Delhi. With its charming beauty that comes from the surrounding seven hills, Nainital has impressed every tourist that has ever rested in its lap.

Though a tiny one, the town is close to several other places like Bhimtal and Mukteshwar that all together keep up the pride of Uttarakhand high and promote the state as a great destination for tourists!

Places to visit in Nainital:
 
Naini Lake, Naina peak, Tiffin Point, G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Gurney House, Snow View, Lands’ end, Eco Cave Gardens

Things to do in Nainital: 
Bird watching at Kilbury bird sanctuary, nature walk by the side Naini Lake, boating in Naini lake, shopping at Mall road, paragliding etc

Distance From Delhi:
 
331 kilometers by road

Best Time To Visit:
 
March to June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Regular trains run till Kathgodam which is a railway station located 34 kilometers away from Nainital.
By Bus: Several buses run frequently on this route
By Air: Closest airport is Pantnagar where only private jets fly. Thus getting to Nainital by air is not an option

Where to Stay:
Best Resorts in Nainital for stay.

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Kufri (359 Km from Delhi)

Kufri (359 Km from Delhi)

Often clubbed with a visit to Shimla, Kufri is a hill station at a higher altitude, located just 10 kilometers away. The place has panoramic views overlooking the valley and seems breathtakingly beautiful, especially with little snowfall and foggy weather.

Kufri meets a lot of couples, who often make a day tour from Shimla and come up to the hilltop for indulging in some adventure sports. Likewise, the young crowd also prefers to come here for trying out activities like horse riding and skiing.

Places to visit in Kufri: 
Kufri Fun World, Mahasu Peak, Indira tourist park, Green valley, Kufri Valley, Fagu, Rupin pass, etc.

Things to do in Kufri:
Yak riding, Horse riding, Skiing, Tobogganing, Hiking, Visit Indira tourist park and Himalayan National Park

Distance from Delhi:
 359 kilometers

Best time to visit: 
November to March

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Shimla railway station is located 13 kilometers from Kufri.
By Bus: Regular buses run from Delhi to Shimla. Thereafter, a cab can be hired till Kufri
By Air: Jabbar Bharti airport near Shimla is the closest airport to Kufri.

Where to Stay:
Best Resorts in Kufri for a relaxing stay.

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Mandi (414 Km from Delhi)

Mandi (414 Km from Delhi)

A gem of Himachal Pradesh, Mandi derives its name from a sage who used to practice penance here. Well connected to Pathankot by rail and road, Mandi is a peaceful retreat tucked away in the valleys of Himalayas. A picturesque hill town, Mandi is also the sight of the confluence of the Beas River and Suketi Khad streams.

This bowl-shaped wonder of the Himalayas is also one of its chief administrative towns. The economy is largely agrarian, making it the perfect place to observe and absorb the Himalayan farming traditions and lifestyles.

While here, you can also explore the ancient architectures of Panchvaktra Temple, Ardhnareshwar Temple and Triloknath Temple. From Mandi, you can also drive down to the scenic Prashar Lake and Barot. 

Places to Visit in Mandi:
 
Prashar Lake, Barot Valley, Bir Monastery, Panchvaktra Temple, Shikari Devi Sanctuary, Dhauladhar, etc.

Things to do in Mandi:
Shopping, Trekking, Sightseeing, Camping, Day hiking, Fishing, Rafting

Distance From Delhi:
 414km

Best time to visit:
 March to October

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Air: Take a flight to Chandigarh and then drive to Mandi.
By Bus: There are direct as well as connecting buses to Mandi.
By Rail: Nearest station is Kiratpur Sahib. It takes 3.5 hrs to reach Mandi from Kiratpur by road.

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Sattal (362 Km from Delhi)

Sattal (362 Km from Delhi)

A little ahead of Nainital in the state of Uttarakhand, lays a paradise, not one, not two but SEVEN lakes, which is called Sattal. It lies about 23km from Nainital at an average altitude of 1370m. If you are a wilderness lover, then this peaceful retreat is the right place to visit near Delhi should be your next destination.

Indulge in all the grandeur of nature which is coupled with gorgeous forests and picturesque water bodies.A holiday sojourn at Sattal is exceptional for families looking for a quiet adventure. Bond with your loved ones or just by yourself, a holiday getaway at Sattal is nothing short of Magic!

If weather permits, you can also engage in adventure sports such as rappelling or trekking in the surrounding mountains and hills. The lake also has a healthy population of carp and Rohu fish; however, fishing permits need to be obtained beforehand. A getaway at Sattal will assure you that heaven does exist!

Places to Visit in Sattal:
Seven Lakes, Bhimtal, Subhash Dhara, Garur Tal, Butterfly museum, Methodist Ashram, etc.

Things to do in Sattal:
 
Boating, Sightseeing, Fishing, Birding, Cycling, Trekking, River Crossing, Kayaking, etc.

Distance from Delhi:
 362km

Best time to visit: 
March to June and September to December

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Rail: There is no railway station in Sattal, Kathgodam, Haridwar Jn  are the nearest railway stations to reach Sattal
By Bus: There are direct buses from Delhi.
By Air: No Routes from Air, Delhi Airport is the closest.

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Bhimtal (350 Km from Delhi)

Bhimtal (350 Km from Delhi)

One of the largest lakes in the state of Uttarakhand, Bhimtal is a truly serene place of immense beauty! Go in the right season and you can see misty clouds descending right into its depths, fighting for contrasts with the green and blue surface of the lake.

The surrounding forests lend a feeling of immense peace and tranquillity. The lake has been named after Bhima, who is a character in one of the greatest epics of India, The Mahabharata. The skies reflected on the surface of the lake give it a surreal feel!

As you approach Bhimtal through the Moradabad- Haldwani route, you can see the lake on your right side. There are numerous resorts around the lake where you can make your stay arrangement for the getaway. A school of ducks waddles along merrily, pausing to give you company!

Bhimtal is a much calmer and underexplored region than the more popular Nainital. You can indulge in some boating across the lake or take a brisk walk in the surrounding jungles. There is just beauty all around you as you approach Bhimtal, the picturesque hill station near Delhi.

Places to visit in Bhimtal:
Bhimtal Lake, Victoria Dam, Hidimba Parvat, Garg Parwat, Nal Damyanti Tal, Butterfly Research Centre, etc.

Things to do in Bhimtal:
 
Boating, Jungle Walk, Trekking, Bird Watching, Paragliding, Camping. Fishing, Rapelling, ATV rides, etc.

Distance From Delhi: 
350km

Best time to visit: 
February to April and August to November

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Air: There is no Airport in Bhimtal. It is preferable to travel by road.
By Rail: Bhimtal does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Kathgodam, at a distance of 8 kms from Bhimtal
By Bus: There are many connecting buses to Bhimtal

Where to Stay:
15 Best Resorts in Bhimtal

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Naukuchiatal (313 Km from Delhi)

Naukuchiatal (313 Km from Delhi)

Similar to Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal is a sprawling lake surrounded by lush jungles and forests of immense beauty and varied range of flora and fauna. The name ’Naukuchiatal’ translates to mean the lake of nine edges. As you take Hapur Byepass from Delhi, you will be crossing the town of Kathgodam through Rudrapur to reach this picturesque destination. One of the lesser known Hill stations near Delhi, it is easily one of the prettiest.

The noteworthy aspect of this lake is that it is fed by an underground perennial spring and boasts of a walking track around the lake. Now, who wouldn’t love to take morning walks in such beautiful surroundings!

You can also indulge in boating across the lake surface or try your hand at a leisurely session of fishing or angling! The hills around the lake are perfect for those short treks if you are an adventurous soul. You can find some great resorts around the lake that are perfect for stay and comfort.

Places to visit in Naukuchiatal:
Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, Mukteshwar, Sattal Lake, Hanuman Temple, Jungliagaon, etc.

Things to do in Naukuchiatal:
 
Sightseeing, Shopping, Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, Angling, Visit to temples and lakes, etc.

Distance From Delhi:
 313km

Best time to visit: 
March to June and September to November

How to reach from Delhi:
By Air: The closest airport is Pant Nagar, situated some 74 km
By Bus: There are a lot of direct and connecting buses from Delhi.
By Rail: The closest station is Kathgodam which is 44 km away.

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts in Naukuchiatal

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Ranikhet (357 Km from Delhi)

Ranikhet (357 Km from Delhi)

Not many are aware of the fact that Ranikhet was developed by Britishers and was fondly referred to as the Queen’s farm. It was mesmerizingly beautiful then and it has managed to stay gorgeous event today - with its temples and forests, Himalayan peaks and museums. 

Ranikhet serves as the headquarters of Kumaon Regiment of Indian army and thus, has a popular Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum that exhibits weapons and photos that depict the role, grandness, and importance of the military, along with depicting images from various historical moments of the past. 

Places to visit in Ranikhet: 
Jhula Devi Temple, Chaubatia Orchards, Majhkhali, Bhalu dam, Haidakhan Babaji temple, Satarmal sun temple

Things to do in Ranikhet:
 
Visit the jungle themed park - Ashiyana, Walk through the orchards of Chaubatia gardens, Play at Upat golf course

Distance from Delhi: 
357 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 September to November

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Train: Kathgodam - at a distance of 88 kilometers is the closest railway station.
By Bus: Ranikhet is internally well connected to major towns in Uttarakhand; such as Nainital, where regular buses from Delhi leave every day.
By Air: 115 kilometers away from Ranikhet, Pant Nagar is the closest airport.

Where to Stay: Best Resorts in Ranikhet for comfortable stay

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Mukteshwar (342 Km from Delhi)

Mukteshwar (342 Km from Delhi)

Take the route that passes from Delhi, Moradabad and Ramgarh to reach Mukteshwar. Sitting atop the Kumaoni Hills of Uttarakhand; it is a popular hill station near Delhi. Deriving its name from Mukteshwar Dham, which is a 350 year old temple of Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar is home to all that is pious and pure.

Although it is home to the Veterinary Research Institue of India, IVRI, it is also the famous abode of a saint who was known as Mukteshwar Maharah Ji. The temple complex of this revered saint is now a ‘Tapovan’ which means jungles of meditation and peace. Just get here and lose yourself in the peace and serenity!

A soon as you enter Mukteshwar, blooming orchards of apples, plums and apricots will greet you with their fresh and soothing fragrance! A mountain holiday coupled with adventurous activities is the offering of this stunning destination. You can take part in sports like climbing and rappelling at  Chhaulli ki Jali, which is a picturesque place to view a sunset!
The rocks crop out of Chauli ki Jalai at weird but interesting angles which makes for excellent scenery. Walk through the placid Deodar Forests and make this destination last longer in your travel plans!

Places to visit in Mukteshwar:
 
Mukteshwar Dham, IVRI, Chauli ki Jalai, Peora, Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow, Nathuakhan, etc.

Things to do in Mukteshwar: 
Climbing, Rappelling, Forest Walk, Trekking, Camping, Sunrise, Paragliding, Visit old temples, Shopping, etc.

Distance From Delhi:
 342km

Best time to visit:
 Throughout the year

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station. You can get trains from Delhi to Kathgodam.
By Bus:  There are direct buses to Mukteshwar from Delhi.
By Air:  Nearest airport is Pantnagar airport.

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Almora (364 Km from Delhi)

Almora (364 Km from Delhi)

Perched at a height of 1642 meters in height, Almora is one of the often visited hill stations from Delhi. It is known to be a favorite hill station of many tourists, thanks to its natural setting of pine, old oaks, and views of distant hilltops.

The hill station marks the outline of a horseshoe and takes pride in its British era construction and settlement fashion. Almora also boasts of its rich culture and heritage, handicrafts, local cuisine, and diverse wildlife. The hill station truly has got everything, any traveler will ever want at its vacation destination!

Places to visit in Almora: 
Zero Point, Jageshwar Temple, Kasar Devi, Katarmal sun temple, Chitai temple, Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, etc.

Things to do in Almora:
 
Spotting deer in deer park, Shopping, Rafting in Kali Sharda, Trekking, Enjoying sunrise, Visit Lakhudiyar Cave, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 
364 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 March to mid-June and September to November

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Regular trains run to Kathgodam which is the nearest railway station located 81 kilometers from Almora.
By Bus: Regular buses run from Delhi to Almora
By Air: Dehradun airport is the closest one at a distance of 176 kilometers

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Palampur (487 Km from Delhi)

Palampur (487 Km from Delhi)

If you have been looking for hill stations near Delhi, that do not require many hours of commuting time, Palampur can be your go-to destination. Palampur is a tiny town in Himachal Pradesh that is not very popular and thus comes with the advantage of less tourist crowd.

This hill station is full of pine trees, dense forest of deodars and tea gardens which makes it a perfect example of vacation spots we see in Bollywood movies! As the town was discovered by British men who turned it into a busy town for trade practices, the construction work here reflects patterns from that era of India.

Places to visit in Palampur: 
Tashi Jong monastery, Saurabh van vihar, Neugal Khad, Baijnath temple, Chamundi Devi temple, etc.

Things to do in Palampur:
 
Learn pottery at Andretta Pottery, Tour tea gardens, Paragliding, Trekking, Sightseeing, Picnic at Neugal Khad, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 
487 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 March to June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Pathankot railway station which is 90 kilometers away is the nearest railway station.
By Bus: Regular and frequent buses from Delhi.
By Air: Gaggal airport is the nearest airport located 25 kilometers from Palampur.

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Kangra (469 Km from Delhi)

The town of Kangra lies in the Kangra Valley and rests along the rushing currents of the Banganga River, which goes on to join the Beas River. Resting along the slopes of the Dhauladhars, this river is almost pious to the villagers of the surrounding towns. The ancient town also finds mention as being the site where one of the earliest wars was fought, according to the texts of Alexander the Great. The Indianepic of Mahabharata also lists the town as Trigarta. This is an allusion to the fact that this ancient town has been a place of human settlement for many years.

Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Kangra is sheltered by the mighty Dhauladhar Mountains on either side and is one of the most picturesque places in the state.  The temples in Kangra are what has given the town its pious status. The best time to visit this Hill station near Delhi is, however, when there are a number of festivals in the valley like Sayar Fair, Baisakhi Festival, Navratra, Shivraytra and many more! The lakes of Kangra are more than just picturesque, they look like a magical moment frozen in time. The Maharana Pratap Sagar, Dal lake and Kareri lake are all equally beautiful. In fact, for its natural diversity, the Maharana Pratap Sagar has declared wildlife sanctuary in 1983. Almost 16 to 20 Thousands of exotic birds flock to its banks in the migratory season.

Places to visit in Kangra:
 
Kangra Valley, Dal Lake, Kareri Lake, Chintpumi, The Brajeshwari Temple, Dhaulandhar Range, Masrur, etc.

Things to do in Kangra: 
Trekking, Forest Walk, Religious Worship, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Sightseeing, etc.

Distance From Delhi: 
469km

Best time to visit:
 Throughout the year

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Take a train from New Delhi to Jalandhar then take a car from Jalandhar to Kangra
By Bus: Regular and frequent buses from Delhi.
By Air: Take a flight from New Delhi to Dharamsala then take a car from Dharamsala to Kangra.

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Uttarkashi (398 km from Delhi)

Uttarkashi (398 km from Delhi)

Uttarkashi is a beautiful town located in Uttarakhand featuring an elevation of 1158 meters on River Bhagirath's banks. A holy town, Uttarkashi is often visited by people visiting Rishikesh as the two towns are located in close vicinity. This holy destination houses plentiful temples and ashrams as well as the renowned Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.

Uttarkashi, meaning 'Kashi in the North' reflects several similarities to the holy city of Varanasi (Kashi). Both Varanasi and Uttarkashi are nestled on the Ganges, features a ghat named 'Manikarnika Ghat', is located close to a hill named Varunavat, and also boasts a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Places to visit in 
Uttarkashi: 
Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering, Kuteti Devi Temple, Viswanath Temple, Dodital Lake, and Nachiketa Lake.

Things to do in 
Uttarkashi: 
Trekking, mountaineering, skiing, photography, and camping, sighseeing, Visit various temples, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 398 Km

Best time to visit
March to November

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Nearest Railroad are Haridwar and Rishikesh.
By Bus: There are regular buses from Delhi 
By Air: The fastest way to reach Uttarkashi from New Delhi is to take Spicejet from New Delhi to Dehradun then take a taxi from Dehradun

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Thanedar (435 Km from Delhi)

Thanedar (435 Km from Delhi)

It is said that appearances can often be deceptive and it cannot be truer than in the case of Thanedar village, a quaint hill station located a little drive away from Shimla, close to the town of Naldehra. To drive to Thanedar is to drive into a spurt and burst of colours of happiness!

The birthplace of Apple farming in the north, it is here that you can see lush green trees swaying against the backdrop of impossibly blue skies and cotton candy clouds. While the mustard fields dance merrily to the tunes of the wind, the brown earth keeps you rooted in the dream like destination.

As you advance towards the town of Barobag, the tops of the hills open up a tapestry of colours! From white clad peaks of the Himalayas to the green topped crests of the mountains nearby.The Sutlej River dances merrily in the deep hillside gorges and the air is filled with songs of several birds. Wouldn’t you just love to be one surrounded such beautiful nature!

Places to visit in Thanedar:
 
Arya Samaj Mandir, Tani Jubber Lake, St. Mary’s Church, etc.

Things to do in 
Thanedar: 
Trekking, Apple Picking, Explore various farms, Sightseeing, Camping, etc.

Distance from Delhi:
 435km

Best time to visit:
 February to December

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Shimla. There are bus and cab services available for the journey thereafter.
By Bus: There are connecting buses from Delhi.
By Air: The airport in Shimla is the closest airport.

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Binsar (402 Km from Delhi)

Binsar (402 Km from Delhi)

A haven of peace and serenity, Binsar is located in the state of Uttarakhand, a little ahead of Almora. If a stay in the jungles is your idea of therapy, then this is the perfect hill station around Delhi to do so. The fresh smell of the pine forests will herald you arrival to this destination as you take the Delhi to Almora road onwards to Binsar.

The drive that passes through various mountains is in itself a charming experience which shows you the best of nature on a platter. The forests filled with lush oaks and Deodars smile down upon you and the air is filled with the merry cacophony of bird sounds. There are over 166 species of birds in these forests and more, just waiting to be explored.

In Binsar, there are a number of classy resorts as well as affordable stay options to choose from. While here, you can also delight yourself to the view of the Himalayas from the zero point, which is a t a mere distance of 25km from the Greater Himalayan Range. The sunrise and sunset views from here are simply amazing! 
You can also drive down to the ancient temples of Jageshwar and Patal Bhuwaneshwar, which is a magical drive through forest streams and waterfalls.

Places to visit in Binsar:
 
Wildlife Sanctuary, Zero Point, Jageshwar Temple, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Kasardevi Temple

Activities:
 
Village Walk, Wildlife walk

Distance From Delhi:
 402km

Best time to visit: 
October to March

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam. There are bus and cab services available for the journey thereafter.
By Bus: The closest bus stand from Binsar is in Almora
By Air: The nearest airport to the town is situated in Pantnagar

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Kausani (405 Km from Delhi)

With a perfect amalgamation of mystical Himalayan peaks, calmness and serenity, pine tree forests, lush green valleys and creeks, Kausani in Uttarakhand is a hill station absolutely beautiful and different from others.

From here, tourists can spot three very popular mountain peaks of state Uttarakhand - Nanda Devi, Panchachuli and Trishul. Kausani is blessed with natural views that every nature lover dreams of watching, every couple wishes to romance looking at, and every vacationer travels to, to experience!

Places to visit in Kausani: 
Rudradhari Falls and Caves, Gwaldam, Someshwar, Anasakti Ashram, Kausani Tea Estate, etc.

Things to do in Kausani: 
Trekking to Pinnath, Tour Kausani tea estate, Nature walks and hiking, Tour to various ashrams and museums, shopping, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 
405 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 March to June and October to February

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam - at a distance of 142 kilometers. There are bus and cab services available for the journey thereafter.
By Bus: By road, two routes run to Kausani; one covers a distance of 433 and the other one of 405 kilometers from Delhi. Regular buses - both government and private run on this route.
By Air: The airport in Dehradun is the closest airport.

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Jibhi (498 Km from Delhi)

Jibhi (498 Km from Delhi)

Jibhi is one of the unexplored hill stations close to Delhi located in Himachal Pradesh's Tirthan or Banjar Valley. One can approach it taking the Chandigarh-Manali Highway. The highway drive is quite scenic passing by the gigantic Himalayan ranges and the side by flowing Beas River. The Banjar Valley is a beautiful Himalayan town conveniently nestled amidst lush greenery dotted with alpine meadows.

This unexplored town features some affordable and beautiful pinewood cottages where you can put up and explore the places around. Some fishing enthusiasts and backpackers head to Jibhi from all across the world including the UK and Argentina and spend months here before heading to any other place.

Places to visit in Jibhi:
 
Tirthan Valley, Jalori Pass, Jibhi Waterfalls, Shringa Rishi Temple, and Serolsar Lake, etc.

T
hings to do in Jibhi:
Trekking and camping, 
Visit Jalori Pass, Visit neighboring villages, Enjoy nature, etc.

Distance from Delhi
:498 Km

Best time to visit
December to May

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: The closest railway station is at Shimla, 150 km/6 hrs south of Jibhi
By Bus: The simplest way to travel to Jibhi is to board a bus from Delhi and disembark at Aut, the closest bus stand.
By Air: The closest airport is in Bhuntar in Kullu district, 60 km/2 hr from Jibhi

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Shoghi (330 km from Delhi)

Shoghi (330 km from Delhi)

Shoghi is a small peaceful suburb of Himachal Pradesh located in Shimla. Located just 16 kilometers from the renowned hill station Shimla, Shoghi is quite an unexplored beauty which is also less crowded and peaceful as compared to other already popular hill stations. One can easily explore the suburb while traveling to Shimla. Since Shoghi is a hill station it offers a pleasant climate in the summers and chilly weather during the winter.

In case you're fond of visiting chilly places where it snows then Shoghi is an ideal place to be visited during the winters. This is also a much-appreciated destination amongst camping, hiking, and trekking enthusiasts and exploring it while indulging into some adventurous activity is the ideal way to explore this unexplored blessing of nature.

Places to visit in Shoghi
:
Kandaghat, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple, Pabbar Valley, Kali Temple, etc.

Things to do in Shoghi:
Trekking, camping, bird watching, shopping, Adventure activities, Sightseeing, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 330 Km

Best time to visit
: March to September

How to Reach from Delhi
:

By Rail: Nearest Railway station is Shimla
By Bus: There are connecting bus route keeping Shimla in loop.
By Air: Take IndiGo from New Delhi to Chandigarh then take Cab from Chandigarh to Shoghi.

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Chakrata (343 Km from Delhi)

Chakrata (343 Km from Delhi)

Residing in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district, the town of Chakrata is a cantonment town featuring an elevation of 2118 meters between Yamuna and Ton rivers. At a distance of 98 kilometers from Dehradun, back in time, Chakrata was a cantonment of the Indian Army during the reign of the British. One can reach the town via either Vikasnagar or Mussorie and both the routes pass through picturesque mountain roads covered with lush greenery.

Dominating vegetation includes oaks, rhododendrons, and conifers. The most abundant in the region is the red rhododendrons. Several tourist attractions are spread all around the place including waterfalls, sunset points, forest covers, meadow covered regions, ancient temples and so much more to witness and explore.

Places to visit in Chakrata:

Chakrata Forest Check Post, Yamuna Adventure Park, Kanasar Tiger Falls, Budher Caves, Deoban Forest, etc.

Things to do in Chakrata
:
Camping, trekking, river rafting, waterfall rappelling, horse riding, and skiing, admire the sunsets, explore caves, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 343 Km

Best time to visit
All year round

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Dehradun is the nearest railroad 
By Bus: There are direct and connecting buses from Delhi
By Air: Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport.

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Bir (517 Km from Delhi)

Bir (517 Km from Delhi)

Nestled in the western portion of Joginder Nagar Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Bir is a small village and unexplored tourist destinations located close to the metropolitan city of Delhi. It is a multipurpose center offering meditation, ecotourism, and spiritual studies. Home to a large Tibetan refugee settlement along with various Buddhist monasteries along with a massive stupa, Bir is visited by several Buddhist enthusiasts each year.

It is also home to varying institutions that attract tourists, students, and volunteers from both India and abroad. Two of the popular institutions include The Deer Park Institute and The Dharmalaya Institute. Tourists can visit these institutes while exploring the other attractions of Bir. Bir-Billing is a region popular for the adventurous activity of paragliding and tourists from all over the world try out paragliding while in Bir.

Places to Visit in Bir:
Hand Gliding, Sherab Ling Monastery, Bir Road, Bir Tea Factory, Deer Park Institute, etc.

Things to do in Bir:
 
Paragliding in Bir, Hang-gliding, Trekking, Camping, Shopping, Mountain Biking, etc.

Distance From Delhi: 
517 kilometers via NH 44

Best Time To Visit: 
November to June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Pathankot railway station is the nearest railway station. Regular buses and taxis ply from Pathankot to Bir.
By Bus: There is no direct road connectivity to Bir
By Air: Kangra airport in Gaggal, Dharamshala, is the nearest airport, which is 67.6 km away.

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10 Best Resorts in Bir for relaxing stay

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Khajjiar (572 km from Delhi)

Khajjiar (572 km from Delhi)

Located around 24 kilometers from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station near Delhi in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba District. It conveniently sits on a plateau having a small lake in the center which further, in turn, is covered with weed. This hill station is surrounded by forests and meadows, Khajjiar is a rare combination of the three natural ecosystems including forests, lakes, and pastures.

It features an elevation of 6500 feet in the Western Himalayas foothills from where mesmerizing views of massive peaks can be enjoyed. Khajjiar is also popularly known as "Mini Switzerland of India" as it is one of the 160 locations which bear topography similar to Switzerland. All in all, Khajjiar is one of the most picturesque hill stations near Delhi to be conveniently explored on a weekend.

Places to visit in Khajjiar:
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Kailash Villages, Panch Pandav Tree, Khajjiar Lake, Khajji Nag Temple, etc

Things to do in Khajjiar

Horse-riding, Trekking, Paragliding, jungle safari, Zorbing, Visit temples and museums, Shopping, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 572 Km

Best time to visit
: July - September

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Pathankot is the nearest railhead at a distance of 118 km
By Bus: Khajjiar is well connected by road from Delhi 
By Air: Gaggal airport in Dharamsala is the nearest airport at a distance of 122 km.

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Naggar (522 Km from Delhi)

Naggar (522 Km from Delhi)

Once the capital of Kingdom Kullu, Naggar is a beautiful tourist destination close to Delhi nestled at an elevation of 1800 meters on the river banks of Beas. Sprawling on the left-hand side bank of the river this town is an unexplored beauty of Himachal Pradesh.

Located merely 22 kilometers away from Kullu, it can be easily explored while planning to visit Kullu. Less commercialized, Nagger is a peaceful location as compared to other hilly towns. Interesting sights, good food, fine and peaceful walks, and some excellently crafted guesthouses are all that the town would offer you with lush greenery and picturesque surroundings.

One can explore in a day or even plan to stay longer. A day's tour from Manali can lead you to explore Naggar which boasts mild climatic conditions. The way from Manali to Naggar boasts excellent scenic beauty making the trip worthwhile.

Places to visit in Naggar:
Dagpo Shedrup Ling Monastery, Naggar castle, Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Gauri Shankar temple, etc.

Things to do in Naggar
:
Trekking, angling, camping, city shopping, Sightseeing, Visit to monasteries, Temples and museums, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 522 Km

Best time to visit
: October and November

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Kalka 295 Km, Chandigarh 310 and Ambala 350 Km from Naggar
By Bus: Travelling by road from Delhi, Chandigarh or Shimla by bus or car
By Air: The nearest airport is in Kullu 30 kilometers

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Munsiyari (596 Km from Delhi)

Munsiyari (596 Km from Delhi)

The drive upto Munsiyari through the Moradabad Bye Pass right upto Almora, Bageshwar, Thal and Chaukori is marked by the mystic sight of looming and pointed snow-clad peaks. The drive that passes across sights of immense and surreal natural beauty is one filled with immense peace and serenity.

As you pass by, each vista unfolds to reveal valleys and mountains of unrealistic beauty! Until late, trekking in Munsiyari was not allowed without an inner line permit, but after lifting off the restrictions, Munsiyari has emerged as the choicest trekking destination in the North of India.

You can spot the looming and majestic peaks throughout the town! The Panchachuli peaks, in particular, are a constant reminder of the beauty of nature. It is said that the Panchachuli is where the Pandavas cooked their last meal before progressing to heaven. The Goriganga, NandadeviRamganga and Dhauliganga, all tributaries of the Ganges flow and irrigate these lands to transform into heaven of greens.

Places to Visit in Munsiyari:
 
Birthi Falls, Maheshwari Kund, PancNanda Devi temple, Thamari Kund, Kalamuni Top, Panchachuli Peak, etc.

Things to do in Munsiyari:
 
Trekking, Nature Walks, Skiing, Bird Watching, Visit temples and peaks, Explore fauna and flora, Camping, etc.

Distance from Delhi:
 596km

Best time to visit:
 Throughout the year

How to Reach from Delhi:
By Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station. You can get trains from Delhi to Kathgodam.
By Bus:  There are direct buses to Munsiyari from Delhi.
By Air: Nearest airport is Pantnagar airport.

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Chamba (578 Km from Delhi)

Chamba (578 Km from Delhi)

If you wish to see what paradise looks like, Chamba must be your choice amongst all other hill stations near Delhi. This hill station is serene, peaceful, charming with unrealistic views of nature and is blessed to have pleasant climatic conditions throughout the year.

Here, Ravi river flows through the lanes of the town and adds more value to the beauty of this place. The minimal habitation of humans and civilization makes for one of the best reasons you should be here. There are temples, lakes, wildlife parks, an abundance of flora and fauna and everything else you could ask!

Places to visit in Chamba: 
Chamera Lake, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Manimahesh Lake, Himachal Emporium, Hariraya temple, Church of Scotland

Things to do in Chamba: 
Shopping, Exploring wildlife, Trekking, White water river rafting, Canoeing Kayaking, Visit temples and lakes, Boating, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 
578 kilometers

Best time to visit:
 All around the year, recommended months - March to June

How to Reach From Delhi:
By Rail: Pathankot which is 120 kilometers from Chamba is the nearest railway station.
By Bus: Himachal Road Transport Corporation runs regular and frequent buses to Chamba from Delhi
By Air: The Nearest airport is in Jammu which is 120 kilometers away

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Malana (527 Km from Delhi)

Malana (527 Km from Delhi)

One of the undiscovered hill stations around Delhi is an ancient village in Himachal Pradesh named Malana. Isolated from the rest of the surroundings, this is a solitary village nestled in a valley close to the Parvati Valley. Occupying Kullu Valley's north-eastern region the village lies under the shadow of massive peaks of Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani.

The locals of Malana follow a typical lifestyle and social structure with ancient customs. Malana is located by the side of the Malana river on a remote plateau featuring a height of 2652 meters. With immense lush greenery around, this tourist destination is an ideal one to escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan on any given weekend.

Places to visit in Malana:
Chanderkhani, Jamlu Devta Temple, Jim Morrison Cafe, etc.

Things to do in Malana: 
Trekking, Jeep Safari, CampingDip in hot springs, Enjoy Psy Trance Festivals, etc. 

Distance from Manali:
 527Kms.

Best time to Visit:
 March to October.

How to reach from Delhi:
 
By Rail: Nearest Railway station is Chandigarh. 
By Bus: Take  a bus from Delhi to Bhuntar and then take another from Bhuntar to Kasol
By Air: Nearest Airport is Chandigarh.

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Ladakh (1010 Km from Delhi)

Ladakh (1010 Km from Delhi)

Ladakh is a hill station located in Jammu and Kashmir which conveniently extends in the Karakoram Range from the Siachen Glacier to the Great Himalayas towards the southern region. It is inhabited by locals of Tibetan and Indo-Aryan descent. One of the sparsely popular hill stations near Delhi, Ladakh is renowned for its culture and remote mountainous beauty.

It is known for its Arid mountains, picturesque gompas, dramatic rocky outcrops, multi-hued flags, and meditational mani walls. This magnificent wonderland of Himalayas is nestled at an elevation of 2750 meters to 7672 meters and is blessed with outstanding topography which comprises of lush green grasslands, smooth hilly terrains, and high-risen peaks for you to explore.

Places to visit in Ladakh:
Pangong Lake, Khardung-la Pass, Zanskar Valley, Magnetic Hill, Nubra Valley, etc.

Things to do in Ladakh:
Trekking, camping, rafting, biking, camel safari. Enjoy Chhams Dance, Try Yak cheese, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 1010 Km

Best time to visit
: April to July

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail:The closest railroad station is Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) 
By Bus: There are direct and connecting buses from Delhi
By Air:  There are direct flights to Leh from Delhi

Where to Stay: 
Best Homestays in Leh Ladakh

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Srinagar (809 Km from Delhi)

Srinagar (809 Km from Delhi)

The Summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and the largest city of the state, Srinagar is nestled on the Jhelum River's banks in the beautiful Kashmir Valley. This beautiful hill station is renowned for its houseboats, natural environments, waterfronts, and gardens. This northernmost Indian city is well-known for dry-fruits and Kashmiri traditional handicrafts.

Srinagar is also popularly known as the 'Venice of the East' and it houses the Wular Lake which is the largest Asian freshwater lake. Srinagar boasts some beautiful Mughal gardens which were crafted ages back during the reign of the Mughals. Apart from this, there are various other attractions like temples.

Places to visit in Srinagar
:
Chatpal, Dachigam National Park, Aru Valley, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Betaab Valley, etc.

Things to do in Srinagar
:
Trekking, shopping, paragliding, houseboat ride, shikara ride, Shopping, Stay in Hpuseboats, etc.

Distance from Delhi
: 809 Km 

Best time to visit
: April to October

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Jammu is the nearest Railroad
By Bus: There are connecting buses from Delhi to Jammu to Srinagar
By Air:  There are direct flights from Delhi to Srinagar

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Spiti Valley (735 km from Delhi)

Spiti Valley (735 km from Delhi)

Spiti Valley is a mountain valley cold desert nestled in the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. The term 'Spiti' means the middle land further signifying the fact that it lies between India and Tibet. One of the least popular hill stations around Delhi, Spiti Valley is one of the ideal getaway from a metropolitan city like Delhi.

Spiti Valley is a cultural and research center for Buddhists and houses some of the renowned monasteries including Tabo Monastery which is listed as one of the most popular and oldest monasteries all around the world. Spiti Valley is home to plentiful Gaddi semi-nomadic sheep which occupy parts of the place during the Summers and retreat back before the valley witnesses snowfall.

Places to visit in 
Spiti Valley: 
Key Monastery, Gandhola Monastery, Baralacha Pass, Dhankar Lake, Lhalung Monastery, etc.

Things to do in Spiti Valley: 
River rafting, camping, trekking, stargazing, fossil hunting, Village walk, Visit Ancient Buddhist monasteries, etc.

Distance from Delhi
735 Km

Best time to visit
June, July and September 

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail:The closest railroad station is Shimla
By Bus: There are direct and connecting buses from Delhi
By Air: The nearest airport is in Bhuntar, near Kullu, 245 km away from the same.

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Mount Abu (764 km from Delhi)

Mount Abu (764 km from Delhi)

Mount Abu, nestled in the Aravalli Range is one of the beautiful hill stations near Delhi. The mountain takes the formation of a plateau and is also known as 'an oasis in the desert' as the hill station is home to evergreen forests, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes.

The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu features a height of 1220 meters. Mount Abu is known to be the summer capital for various bygone rulers and kings of Rajasthan. This hill station is not just peaceful and lush green but also houses several religious tourist destinations like temples.

Places to visit in Mount Abu:
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Achalgarh Fort, Dilwara Jain Temples, Guru Shikhar, Nakki Lake, etc.

Things to do in Mount Abu: 
Camping, Trekking, Rock climbing, Horse riding around Nakki Lake, Boating, Shopping, etc

Distance from Delhi
: 763.6 km via NH 48 and Beawar - Pindwara Rd

Best time to visit
October and November or February and March

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Mount Abu railway station is well-connected to different cities in India like New Delhi
By Bus:  There are connecting buses from Delhi 
By Air: Take IndiGo from New Delhi to Udaipur then take State transport bus from Udaipur to Mt Abu.

Where to Stay:
18 Best Resorts in Mount Abu

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Tabo (704 km from Delhi)

Tabo (704 km from Delhi)

Nestled on the Spiti River banks, Tabo is a small and peaceful town in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a part of Spiti and Lahaul District conveniently sitting on the road between Kaza and Peo. Tabo is renowned for housing one of the holiest Buddhist Monasteries in the world which is also said to be a century old. 

The monastery complex features temples which in turn boast mud statues and wall paintings. The destination features a few hotels some of which are luxurious. The temperature here is soothing all throughout and drops a little as the night falls.

Places to visit in Tabo

Choekhor Monastery, the temple of Dromton, the Golden Temple, Temple Of The Enlightened Gods, Mystic Mandala Temple, etc.

Things to do in Tabo

Trekking, clubbing, shopping, camping, caving, Hiking, Nature walk, Star Gazing, Visit Monasteries, etc.

Distance from Delhi
704 km

Best time to visit
: May to October

How to Reach from Delhi
:
By Rail: Dehradun is the nearest railway station
By Bus: There are direct & connecting buses from Delhi
By Air: Kullu is the nearest airport

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