12 Best Hill Stations near Kasauli - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
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At the tip end of Himachal Pradesh, a cloud clad beauty simmering with pine trees and infinite glorious abundance of green pastures sits a small town called Kasauli. Along these realms of magical views, there are many spectacular hill stations to visit near Kasauli. With surrounding views include that of Himalayan oak and huge horse chestnuts along with the indigenous chir pine trees, the perched heritage of Himachal landscape is molded into the divine poetry. On one hand, the white stretches of snow-capped mountains and on the other, the refreshing thrills of alpine meadows and evergreen forests.

Each of these ornamental hill stations including Mashobra, Parwanno, Barog engages in the fresh fragrance of life. Famous for skiing, apple orchards, and archaeological site, these hill stations are perfect for a thrilling road trip.  Feel the breeze through a pleasant walk in Salogra or learn skiing in Kufri or live along the world heritage UNESCO - Kalka-Shimla Railway track in Barog, there is plenty to explore in these hill stations.

Here are some hill stations to visit near Kasauli:

01

Draw Ski Prints on Snow in Kufri

Draw Ski Prints on Snow in Kufri
Kufri, about 90 km away from Kasauli, is famous for its trekking and hiking trails. At a height of 2,633 meters, this hill stations was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal. Kufri is famous for ski slopes, and panoramic views showcasing the undulating of deep valleys, and evergreen forests rising towards the lofty Himalayas.

Attractions: 
Through thick cedar woods, one can walk up to the Mahasu Peak or trek through the Himalayan National Park. Situated amidst the Himalayas, Kufri Fun World is one of the highest amusement parks in the world. The ski slopes participate in the annual winter sports festival held in February. Kufri hosts the National Snow Statue Competition in January.

Travel time:
The journey from Kasauli to Kufri is around 4 hours by taxi.

02

Find Self in the Arms of the Scenic Chail

Find Self in the Arms of the Scenic Chail

Located about 65 km away from Kasauli is quiet hill station, enough to create a detox from the daily routine. With its breath-taking views, Chail is a popular camping and trekking destination.

Attractions: The School Playground, sitting at an altitude of Ft 7500, is the world’s highest cricket and polo ground. Sadhupul Lake provides the ambience and backdrop to the Lake restaurant, where one could eat an omelette with feet dipped in the lake. The Chail Palace, build as the summer retreat for Maharaja of Patiala is extremely regal and the Chail wildlife sanctuary is filled with vivid birds and scenic view.

Travel time:
To visit, take a two-hour cab from Kasauli.


03

Taste the Majestic Nature with Solan

Taste the Majestic Nature with Solan

Located about 25 km away from Kasauli, is Solan - the district headquarters of Solan district. Elevated at 1,600 meters, this hill stations to visit near Kasauli is named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini Devi. Every June, Solan witnesses a 3-day mela at Thodo ground to celebrate the goddess.

With vast mushroom and tomato farming, it is known as the “Mushroom City of India”  and “City of Red Gold“. 

Attractions: 
The Shoolini Mata Temple is a popular tourist attraction. With easy access to many surrounding hill stations, Solan is an umbrella of superb food, thrilling landscapes, and luscious wildlife. Located on the outskirts of Solan is the famous Mohan Meakin Brewery which is the oldest brewery and distillery in Asia for Scottish whiskey.

Travel time: 
It takes just an hours drive to reach Solan from Kasauli.


04

Rush into the Adventures of Mashobra

Rush into the Adventures of Mashobra
Capped with mist bathed hills, amidst trees of pine, oak, cedar, and deodar, and carpeted by apple orchards is Mashobra. Known as Quieter Shimla, it gels visitors to connect with the rich, fresh surroundings and unwind with the fragrance of vista stream gushing through the valley.

It is a prominent offbeat hill station to visit near Kasauli that gives an adrenaline rush.

Attractions: 
Popular for camping, the treacherous mountain trails are often challenged by bikers, adventurous rock climbers and trekkers. The hamlet of Fagu makes for a dream sequence to trek through. The extended sanctuary, Chharabra is postcard retreat. Mashobra is also known for a heady paragliding experience especially to feel like an eagle soaring over the enchanting hills of the town.

Travel time: It takes about 3 hours by road from Kasauli to reach Mashobra.
05

Sleep with the Breath-Taking Views of Parwanno

Sleep with the Breath-Taking Views of Parwanno
Situated on the border of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, this small town offers beautiful apple orchards and delicious fruit products. With the backdrop of the sleepy hills, the hills showcase the hustle-bustle of an industrial city.

Attractions: 
Parwanno is an ideal getaway for outdoor activities such as trekking and hiking and a paradise for nature lovers. The cable ride in Timber Trails dives into the halts and dances of beautiful Shivalik Hills, not less than scenic utopia. The ancient heritage and cultures of Parwanno can be viewed through the Temples - the Kali Mata temple is flooded with tourists during Navratri and the Balaji Temple, was once buried and excavated in 1988. The verdant cover of heritage along with placid lakes, pine and fir trees is one of the closest hill stations to visit near Kasauli.

Travel time:
 Parwanno is an hour away by Taxi from Kasauli.
06

Win a Tournament with Luscious Pastures in Naldehra

Win a Tournament with Luscious Pastures in Naldehra
About 95 km away from Kasauli is the ornament town of Naldehra. Placed at an altitude of 2,200 meters, built under the supervision of Lord Curzon, is the Infamous Golf Course. Perched on the edge of the Golf Course at Naldehra is a green pasture sporting delight.

Attractions: 
The Mahunag Temple, dedicated to the snake lord, is bewitched by the view of the Himalayas. Naldhera is famous for annual events - Joton ka Mela, a bullfighting fair conducted in October,  and the Sipi Fair, dedicated to Sip Devta is held in May.

Travel time:
It takes 3.5 hours by taxi to reach Naldhera.
07

Watch the Moonlight up the Mountains in Barog

Watch the Moonlight up the Mountains in Barog
Barog is a quiet, little village alongside the straightest tunnels in the world, build next to the Kalka-Shimla Railway track. The untainted Barog is now emerging as a popular tourist destination. The pleasant climate alongside the view of snow-capped mountains beckons crowds.

Attractions: 
The Dolanji Bon Monastery is a haven for peace seeking visitors. The Choordhar Mountains, popular as Choor Chandni Peak, bear the sight of moonlit night cascading as silver bangles along with the slope. With the blissful views, the mountains are popular among trekkers and photographers. Extending the mesmerising pictures of nature, the Barog Camping Grounds is a perfect destination to enjoy Choor Chandni Peak and Solan Valley.

Travel time: Barog is 45 minutes by cab.
08

Journey along the Vista Roads to Narkanda

Journey along the Vista Roads to Narkanda
Situated at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet Road, filled with snow-capped imagery, Narkanda is an essential tourist hill stations to visit near Kasauli. The road trip to Narkanda has spectacular bird's-eye view of the different valleys as the road twists and turns from one spur to another.

Attractions: 
Narkanda is a house to apple orchards — the Stokes Farm which forms the major economy of the town. The hill station is famous for skiing and winter sports. Hatu Peak near Narkanda towering at Ft 2000 is a popular ski slope in the area. The pine enriched Tannu Jubbar Lake provide a relaxed ambience for a picnic.

Travel time:
Narkanda can be reached in  7 hours by taxi from Kasauli.
09

Get Mesmerized into the Surroundings of Salogra

Get Mesmerized into the Surroundings of Salogra

Salogra is a prominent trekking and biking destination, 33 km away from Kasauli, crowned with pine and deodar trees. The villages surrounding - Top-Ki-Berh, Mahi, Basal, and Mashiwar are picturesque.

Attractions: 
The travelers hike through Salogra to enjoy pristine natural sceneries and beautiful trekking routes. The trek to Barog where one can visit the Lord Shiva temple is extremest popular. Abode to alluring sceneries, Krol Ka Tibba, is a significant tourist destination located at Salogra.

Travel time:
Reach Salogra in less than 90 minutes by taxi.

10

‘Meet the Fossils’ in Nahan

‘Meet the Fossils’ in Nahan
Nahan is located 90 km away from Kasauli. Lying among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads, and clean streets, this small hill station is an alluring mix of Rajasthani and colonial architecture.

A
way from the buzzing crowd of the city, a quaint town today is dotted with gardens, temples and a manmade lake and is said to be a romantic getaway. This cantonment town of Himachal houses the Indian Army Special Forces Training School.

Attractions: 
Located close to Nahan is Renuka Lake, shaped like a woman reclining, believed to be goddess Renuka, has breathtaking surroundings. Located on the banks of the Markanda River, the Suketi Fossil Park, the largest fossil park in Asia, houses life-sized fiberglass models of extinct mammals whose skeletons and fossils were found at the location.

Though easy, the trek from Nahan to Renukaji is a said to be amazing.

Travel time:
 It takes about 3 hours to reach Nahan by taxi.
11

Talk to the Trees in the Lawns of Shoghi

Talk to the Trees in the Lawns of Shoghi

Shoghi is a small hill station 60kms away from Kasauli, abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna. This town, surrounded by oak trees and rhododendron, offers attractive old temples and a host of adventurous activities.

Attractions: 
The food fanatics can enjoy fruit products like juices, jellies, syrups, and pickles. With pleasant weather throughout the year, there are many spots for trekking, hiking, and camping in the terrains of the land. The town receives many visitors for the Human Temple, the Kali Temple, and Tara Devi Temple.

Travel time:
Shoghi is about 2 hours drive.

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Find the Greens on this Side of Morni Hills

Find the Greens on this Side of Morni Hills
A sleepy hill station in Haryana, Morni Hills is truly the green-gowned beauty. The Shivalik range of Himalayas is expanded all across Morni and the climate is pleasing throughout the year.

Attractions:
 Tikkar Taal a hillock divides these two interconnected artificial lakes - Chota Taal and Bara Taal. It is untouched by commercialization and is an ideal place to get a resplendent view of the hills. Gurudwara Nada Sahib is a meditative haven, nestled in the laps of Shivalik hills, with Ghaggar-Hakra River on one-side.

Travel time:
Even though in Haryana, this hill stations to visit near Kasauli is about 2 hours away by taxi.
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