30 Most Beautiful Hill Stations Near Delhi You Should Visit This Year

You’d thank god if you are an adventurous soul and living in Delhi or NCR ((Noida and Gurgaon). There are plenty of hill stations near Delhi where you could escape to, to break the humdrum of your busy schedule.

Which hill stations to visit near Delhi depends totally upon your interest, the duration of your trip, and the season that you are planning your trip. There are hill stations in Delhi which you can travel to in summer, some are awesome during monsoon and some are ideal for winters for snow activities and trekking.

This table summarizes where to go and what to do and when to visit these hill stations near Delhi along with the distance.

Hill Stations near Delhi

Distance from Delhi

When to go



12 hr 53 min (532.7 km) via NH 44

Round the year

Trekking, temples, rafting, snow, zorbing, paragliding


10 hr 45 min (562.4 km) via NH 44 October till June Romantic, adventure sports, honeymoon


7 hr 21 min (343.7 km) via NH 44 and NH5 Throughout the year Adventure sports, heritage & history, romantic


9 hr 13 min (467.8 km) via NH 44 and NH503 November till March Trekking, paragliding, meditation, Tibetan Buddhism


5 hr 45 min (287.0 km) via NH 44 Throughout the year Solo, romantic, nature


7 hr 13 min (337.8 km) via NH 44 November till February Nature, heritage


7 hr 52 min (358.3 km) via NH 44 and NH5 Throughout the year Snow sports


8 hr 48 min (450.6 km) via NH 44 November till February Nature


4 hr 59 min (250.7 km) via NH 44 October till February Nature, romance, offbeat


5 hr 54 min (298.3 km) via NH 44 March till July Nature, romance, offbeat


7 hr 55 min (361.9 km) via NH 44 and NH5 October till April Nature, Temples


9 hr (404.3 km) via NH 44 and NH5 October till February Trekking, Temple


5 hr 33 min (295.4 km) via NH334 Throughout the year Nature, Adventure Sports


6 hr 42 min (323.2 km) via NH9 October till May Nature, Lake


6 hr 51 min (339.5 km) via NH334 Throughout the year Nature, Hiking


6 hr 7 min (280.5 km) via NH534 Throughout the year Trekking, Bird watching, Boating, Paddling


9 hr 52 min (385.7 km) via NH 44 April to August and January to mid-March for skiing Snow sports


5 hr 26 min (276.8 km) via NH9 October till June Nature, Golfing, Fishing, Hiking


3 hr 45 min (214.0 km) via NH334 Throughout the year Nature, Temples


9 hr 44 min (412.0 km) via NH9 October till March Nature, Wildlife


4 hr 40 min (260.9 km) via NH334 Throughout the year (except January and February) Nature, offbeat


9 hr 32 min (424.6 km) via NH334 and NH 7
Throughout the year Trekking


15 hr 3 min (627.7 km) via NH9 November till March Trekking, Village Tourism, Bird Watching


10 hr 17 min (439.2 km) via NH9 Throughout the year Nature, Museum, Village Tourism


8 hr 17 min (360.9 km) via NH9 Throughout the year Nature, Adventure Sports


8 hr 40 min (387.8 km) via NH9 Throughout the year Nature, Adventure Sports


9 hr 46 min (430.0 km) via NH334 and NH34 November till March Trekking, Adventure Sports


18 hr 40 min (825.9 km) via NH 44 Throughout the year (except monsoon) Nature, Adventure Sports

Mount Abu

12 hr 50 min (750.3 km) via NH 48 and Beawar – Pindwara Rd Throughout the year Nature, Temples

Here in this post, I’ll talk about some of the best hill stations near Delhi which should be on your bucket list. So let’s just dive in.

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

One of the most popular hill stations near Delhi, Manali lies amid the lush Beas River Valley at an altitude of 6260 feet above sea level. This hill town is nestled at the end of the Kullu Valley along the banks of River Beas. Lovingly known as the ‘Valley of God’, Manali is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Blessed with salubrious weather, snow-clad Himalayan peaks, lush views, and tranquil surroundings. In addition, Manali is a must-visit place in Himachal Pradesh for honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts.

Things to do in Manali Places to visit in Manali
Zorbing, Paragliding, and Zip-lining at Solang Valley; Shopping at the Mall Road; Snow activities at Rohtang Pass; River rafting in River Beas Hadmiba Temple, Vashisht Temple, Naggar Castle, Bhrigu Lake, Manu Temple, and Manikaran
  • Distance from Delhi: 540 km
  • Best time to visit Manali: Throughout the year

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2. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

One of the superb hill stations near Delhi, Dalhousie is a splendid summer retreat that lies at an altitude of 1970 m above sea level. The gateway to the pristine Chamba Valley, this hill town has snow-clad mountains, breathtaking scenery, soothing ambiance, salubrious weather, and many other delights. Named after Lord Dalhousie, the then Viceroy of India, who founded the town in 1854, this scenic place lies on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range.

Things to do in Dalhousie Places to visit in Dalhousie
Trek to Guna Devi; Wildlife at Kalatop; Picnic at Panchpula Falls, Trekking to Ganji Pahari; Excursion to Khajjiar Panchpula waterfall, Dainkund Peak, Chamera Dam, Khajjiar Lake, St. John’s Church, Bara Pather, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Laxmi Narayan temple, Satdhara Falls, Subhash Baoli
  • Distance from Delhi: 560 km
  • Best time to visit Dalhousie:  Throughout the year

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3. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

The summer capital of the British and the capital of Himachal, Shimla is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Settled at an altitude of 2205 m above sea level, Shimla allures family vacationers as well as newly-wedded couples in huge numbers. Blessed with colonial charm, stunning vistas, remarkable climate, peaceful ambiance, and green scenery, it is admiringly referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’. Shimla also tops the list of best places to visit in December for its snowy bliss.

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Things to do in Shimla Places to visit in Shimla
A ride on Kalka-Shimla Toy Train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Shopping at the Mall Road, Excursion to Kufri; Evening Walk at the Ridge; Shopping at Lakkar Bazaar; Rafting at Tattapani, Ice Skating; Camping at Shoghi Christ Church, Rashtrapati Niwas, Chadwick waterfall, Jakhu Temple, Scandal Point, Military Museum at Annandale, Nearby places like Narkanda, Chail and Tattapani, Himachal State Museum
  • Distance from Delhi to Shimla: 344 km
  • Best time to visit Shimla:  Throughout the year

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4. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Located at an altitude of 1475 m above sea level, the gateway to the Kangra Valley, Dharmshala is also one of the headquarters of His Holiness, Dalai Lama. Also known as Little Lhasa or Dhasa, due to the Buddhist and Tibetan culture, this pristine hill town has greenery and peace in abundance.

One of the best places in Himachal Pradesh, it is ideal for trekking enthusiasts as well as leisure lovers. Lush mountains, snow-capped peaks, and oak and conifer groves look lovely. It is divided into Lower Dharamsala (a busy commercial center) and Upper Dharamshala (known as McLeod Ganj, the seat of the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama).

Things to do in Dharamshala
Places to visit in Dharamshala
Camping at Triund in Dharamkot, Day trip to Kangra Valley, Triund Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, A day’s trip to Kangra; An excursion to Naddi village Dalai Lama Temple, Chamunda Temple, Namgyalma Stupa, Bhagsunath Temple, Indru Nag, and Gyuto Monastery, St. John in the Wilderness Church, Kareri Lake, Dal Lake, Namgyal Monastery, Norbulingka Buddhist Temple. Kangra Art Museum, Galu Temple
  • Distance from Delhi: 475 km
  • Best time to visit:  January to June and September to December

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5. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Nestled amid chestnut, pine, and oak groves, along with mist-covered peaks, Kasauli is a serene hill town, which is placed at an altitude of 6100 feet above sea level. Founded by the British in 1842 as a Cantonment town, today also has a Victorian feel. Also, this place even finds its mention in the great Hindu epic, Ramayana. Do not miss a visit to Kasauli Brewery, the world’s highest brewery and distillery. In addition, the Dhauladhar Ranges with natural trails form a wonderful background. If you like being away from city chaos, and close to nature, this is the place to be.

Things to do in Kasauli
Places to visit in Kasauli
Nature Walks, Shopping at the Mall Road, Camping, Trekking, Walk on the popular Gilbert Trail, Toy Train ride from Dharampur to Barog, Day’s excursion to Barog Sunrise and Sunset Point, Monkey Point, Christ Church, Sabathu Fort, Kasauli Brewery, Krishna Bhavan Mandir, Gurkha Fort
  • Distance from Delhi: 289 km
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year

6. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Popular for its mist-clad surroundings, historical importance, green jungles, splendid vistas, and pleasant climate, Chail is also home to the highest cricket ground in the world. It is located at a distance of around 44 km from Shimla and boasts unparalleled tranquility. Also, it was once the summer capital of the Maharaja of Patiala. A holiday at this quaint hill town is blissful. The views are wonderful and captivating. Also, do not miss out on shopping at the local market.

Things to do in Chail
Places to visit in Chail
Golfing, Wildlife spotting at the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Horse Riding, Day’s excursion to Kufri and Shimla, Picnic at Sadhupul Lake, Angling in Giri River Chail Palace, Kali Tiba, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, Gurudwara Sahib, Sadhupul Lake, Himalayan Nature Park
  • Distance from Delhi: 337 km
  • Best time to visit:  April to July and September to March

7. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Located at a distance of just 13 km from Shimla, Kufri is a peaceful escape for nature lovers. If you wish to get away from the crowd of Shimla, this is the place to be and one of the safe places to travel near Delhi.

The hill town boasts of exotic landscape, serene ambiance, and good snowfall even when it doesn’t snow in Shimla.

Kufri is also renowned for a range of adventure and snow sports activities during winter months making it one of the most sought-after yet lesser-known hill stations honeymoon destinations near Delhi NCR.

Located at an altitude of 9000 feet above sea level, its charm attracts tourists from all across the country. In fact, Kufri can be counted as one of the best places for family holiday in India.

Things to do in Kufri
Places to visit in Kufri
Amazing rides at Kufri Fun World, Yak Safari, Nature Walk, Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak, Skiing in winter, Hiking, Himalayan Aviary for bird watching Kufri Zoo, Mahasu Peak, Himalayan Nature Park, Indira Tourist Park, Shimla, Fagu, Bhima Kali Mata temple
  • Distance from Delhi: 358 km
  • Best time to visit: All Throughout the year

8. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Located at the foothills of the Dhauladhar Ranges in the Kangra Valley, the beautiful Kangra town is located along the banks of River Banganga. The place is quite popular for its religious significance. This is known to be an ancient village, which even finds its mention in texts of Alexander the Great, regarding earliest wars. It has also been blessed by a tranquil ambiance, and picturesque vistas. There is a certain spiritual feel in the air, which has a soothing effect on one’s mind and soul.

Things to do in Kangra
Places to visit in Kangra
Amazing rides at Kufri Fun World, Yak Safari, Nature Walk, Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak, Skiing in winter, Hiking, Himalayan Aviary for bird watching Kufri Zoo, Mahasu Peak, Himalayan Nature Park, Indira Tourist Park, Shimla, Fagu, Bhima Kali Mata temple

9. Nahan

A lesser-known and beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh, located in the lap of the Shivalik range. This is one of the offbeat hill stations near Delhi. This hill station will delight you with some of the brilliant picturesque views, rugged hills, emerald greenery as well as some tranquil lakes and dense forests. This place is also popular among wildlife and nature lovers. Apart from its natural beauty, Nahan fascinates travelers with its other historic man-made beauty. 

  • Things to do in Nahan: Enjoy boating at Renuka Lake, explore the Renuka Sanctuary, unwind around Rani Tal, explore Jaitak Fort, seek blessings at Renuka Temple, explore Simbalwada Wildlife Sanctuary, shop at Mall Road
  • Places to visit in Nahan: Rani Tal, Jagannath Temple, Renuka Temple, Renuka Lake, Renuka Sanctuary, Suketi Fossil Park,  Trilokinath Cave Temple, Jammu Peak, Churdhar Peak, Simbalwada Wildlife Sanctuary, Giri Nagar, Kangojodi, Dhaula Kuan
  • Distance from Delhi: 310 km 
  • Best time to visit Nahan: October to February

10. Solan


One of the hill stations near Delhi within 300 km and popularly known as the Mushroom City of India. Solan is an ideal hill station to visit near Delhi to spend a weekend. This hill station will fascinate you with its sheer beauty and its wonderful opportunities. The vast tomato farming in the area tends to call Solan the City of Red Gold. The main attraction of Solan is a 300-year-old fort, which is located at the top of a hill offering a picturesque view of the farmland.

  • Things to do in Solan: Soak in the peaceful atmosphere at Bon Monastery, pamper yourself at Moksha Himalaya Spa, explore Majathal Sanctuary, enjoy Kalka-Shimla Toy Train, visit Solan Brewery, explore Kuthar Fort
  • Places to visit in Solan: Bon Monastery, Kasauli, Nalagarh Palace, Kuthar Fort, Shoolini Mata Temple, Chail, Menri Monastery, Majathal Sanctuary, Children’s Park, Mohan Shakti National Park
  • Distance from Delhi: 315 km
  • Best time to visit Solan: March to July

11. Fagu

Fagu might not be the most popular hill station near Delhi to visit in summer but that does not make the fact untrue that it is one of the most magnificent hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. It is said that the name Fagu is derived from the word ‘fog’, as this place is always covered with snow and fog.

This Himalayan village is located at the beginning of the Hindustan Tibet Road that reaches the Tibet border in the Kinnaur region. It is also one of the highest points in the area and therefore it enjoys cool weather and makes a perfect hill station near Delhi to visit in May. Fagu is also an abode to a few getaway resorts. One can also enjoy some of the best adventure activities. 

  • Things to do in Fagu: Trekking, nature walking, photography, hiking, picnic
  • Places to visit in Fagu: Apple Point, Kufri Zoo, Green Valley, Himalayan Nature Park
  • Distance from Delhi: 379 km
  • Best time to visit Fagu: October to April

12 Narkanda

Narkanda is one place that you can refer to as India’s oldest ski destination. This hidden gem in Himachal Pradesh offers all kinds of hill station activities like skiing, trekking, horse riding, rock climbing, camping, and unwinding amidst nature. Surrounded by lush green landscapes, apple orchards, and dense oak and cedar forests.

The place serves as a popular winter destination other than Shimla and Manali. If you are fond of snow then it is one of the best hill stations near Delhi to visit in December. Admire the meadows of Narkanda or have a peaceful time near its tranquil lake. Narkanda is simply an awesome place for adventure and nature lovers. 

  • Things to do in Narkanda: Visit Hatu Peak, Enjoy boating at Tannu Jubbar Lake, explore the Stokes Farm, seek blessing at Mahamaya Temple
  • Places to visit in Narkanda: Tanni Jubbar Lake, Jau-Baug, Kacheri, Hatu Peak, Hatu Mata Temple, Stokes Farm, and Mahamaya Temple.
  • Distance from Delhi: 423 km
  • Best time to visit Narkanda: October to February

13. Kasol

Yet another beautiful hill station near Delhi to visit with friends. This is an attractive village peacefully tucked away from the hustle and bustle in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River. If you love doing adventure then this place is worth visiting. Various travelers around the world visit Kasol to experience its various trekking platforms such as Kheerganga, SAR Pass, Pin Parvati Pass, and Yanker Pass. The breathtaking scenery of this place will not let you go easily without a wonderful memory. 

  • Things to do in Kasol: Enjoy riverside camping, trek to tosh valley, seek blessing at Manikaran Sahib, explore the street of Kasol, spend time at Moon Dance Cafe
  • Places to visit in Kasol: Tosh Village, Tirthan Valley, Parvati River, Pulga Village, Buddha Place, Kheer Ganga
  • Distance from Delhi: 535 km
  • Best time to visit Kasol: October to June

14. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Lovingly known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie has the matchless charm of wonderful weather, peaceful surroundings, and wonderful views of the Doon Valley and the Shivalik ranges. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations near Delhi. Lying at an altitude of 1800 m above sea level on the top of a horseshoe crest on the mountains of Garhwal, this place is also known as the Gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri. it is an exciting summer holiday destination in India.

Things to do in Mussoorie Places to visit in Mussoorie
Evening visit to the Mall Road; A leisure walk at the Camel’s Back Road; Rope-way ride from Jhulaghat to the top of Gun Hills; Adventure activities like Skywalk, Zipline, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking Kempty falls, Company Bagh, Bhatta falls, Lal Tibba Viewpoint, Jwala Devi temple, Shedup Choepelling Temple, Jharipani falls
  • Distance from Delhi to Mussoorie: 279 km
  • Best time to visit Mussoorie: Throughout the year

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15. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Also known as the ‘Lake District of India’, Nainital lies at the Kumaon foothills in the Himalayas. Located at an elevation of around 2000 m, this former British hill station has placid lakes, scenic plains, charming hills, towering trees, and a pleasing climate, perfect for a summer vacation in June.

It is one of the amazing hill stations in North India and a famous getaway from Delhi. The hill station derives its name from Naini Lake and Naini Peak at an elevation of 2615 m. Families, couples on honeymoon, or people trying to get away from the city are welcome to the scenic town in Uttarakhand.

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Things to do in Nainital Places to visit in Nainital
Boating and Yachting in Naini Lake, Excursion to Bhimtal and Sattal, Horse riding along the Ridge Naina Devi Temple, Naini Peak, Raj Bhavan, Kainchi Dam, Mall Road, Eco Garden Cave
  • Distance from Delhi: 302 km
  • Best time to visit Nainital: October to May

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16. Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Perfect for a weekend getaway with your partner, a holiday with your family, or a fun vacation with your friends, Kanatal is a hidden gem in the Uttarakhand state. Away from the hustle-bustle of city life, indulge in the bliss of abundant greenery, along with an extraordinary climate and several delights. This hill town is located at a distance of 78 km from Dehradun. For a perfect respite consider Kanatal, it is one of the best places to visit in June for summer vacation.

Things to do in Kanatal
Places to visit in Kanatal
Camping, Trekking, Sightseeing, An excursion to Chamba and Dhanaulti, Nature walk, and Trekking in Kodia Jungle Tehri Dam, Kodia Jungle, Shivpuri, Surkhanda Devi temple, and Dhanaulti Eco Park
  • Distance from Delhi: 321 km
  • Best time to visit:  Throughout the year

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17. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Positioned at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level, Lansdowne is a beautiful hill station that lies amid verdant pine and oak jungles. Green slopes, paradise-like ambiance, and wonderful weather make this place ideal for enjoying vacations that are filled with eternal peace. This was founded as a summer retreat in 1887 by the then Viceroy of India. Moreover, this wonderful place offers a rejuvenating experience.

Things to do in Lansdowne
Places to visit in Lansdowne
Boating in Bhulla Lake, Bird Watching, Trek to Hawagarh and Snow Viewpoint, Nature Walks, Enjoy wonderful views from Tip and Top View Point, Jungle Safari at Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, Camping St. Mary’s Church, Durga Devi Temple, St. John’s Church, Garhwal Regimental Museum, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhairav Garhi Temple, Bhulla Lake, Darwan Singh Sangrahalaya
  • Distance from Delhi: 260 km
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year

18. Auli, Uttarakhand

One of the most popular skiing destinations in India, Auli lies at a height of 3049 m above sea level. The hill town boasts a variety of skiing slopes, dotted with coniferous trees, which are ideal for amateur as well as professional skiers.

In addition, the place also has the longest cable car in Asia (4 km), which connects it to the holy town of Joshimath, and is the only way to arrive here. This hill town is a sought-after honeymoon destination too. Savor wonderful views of the snow-clad Trishul Peak and Nada Devi Peak.

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Things to do in Auli
Places to visit in Auli
Snow games, Skiing, Cable Car Rides, Auli Gorson Trek Joshimath, Badrinath, Chenab Lake, Gurson Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, Auli Artificial Lake (the world’s highest manmade lake), Nanda Prayag, Rudra Prayag, Vishnu Prayag
  • Distance from Delhi: 506 km
  • Best time to visit:  April to August and January to mid-March for skiing

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19. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Also known as the ‘Queen’s Land’, Ranikhet is a verdant hill town with plenty of exotic wildlife, and varied species of flora, surrounded by Himalayan mountains.

Located at an altitude of about 1869 m above sea level, it is an erstwhile summer retreat of the British.

One of the most peaceful weekend getaways from Delhi, it is a scenic place that is also home to the Indian Army’s Kumaon Regiment. The ever-so-cool climate is an added bonus.

Things to do in Ranikhet
Places to visit in Ranikhet
Trek to Tarikhet and Sitlakhet, Nature Walks, Golfing, Picnic at Bhalu Dam and Chaubatia Gardens Jhula Devi Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Chaubatia Gardens, Haidakhan Temple, Upat Golf Course, Majkhali, Bhalu Dam, Dwarahat, Katarmal Sun Temple, Army Golf Course, Ram Mandir
  • Distance from Delhi: 356 km
  • Best time to visit Ranikhet: October to June

20. Dehradun, Uttarakhand

The capital city of the Uttarakhand state, the unspoiled and quaint hill town of Dehradun lies at a height of 1427 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by other wonderful places like Auli, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Haridwar, and Nainital.

Green environs and peaceful ambiance attract nature lovers to this place. Moreover, the place has a wonderful mix of natural as well as man-made delights for its visitors.

Things to do in Dehradun
Places to visit in Dehradun
Wildlife Safari at Rajaji National Park, Picnic around Sahastradhara and Lacchiwalla, Wildlife spotting at Malsi Deer Park, Trekking, Paragliding, Shopping at Tibetan Market Tapkeshwar Temple, Robber’s Cave, Tapovan, Santala Devi Temple, Mindrolling Monastery, Forest Research Institute, Zonal Museum, Tiger Falls
  • Things to doWildlife Safari at Rajaji National Park, Picnic around Sahastradhara and Lacchiwalla, Wildlife spotting at Malsi Deer Park, Trekking, Paragliding, Shopping at Tibetan Market
  • Places to see: Tapkeshwar Temple, Robber’s Cave, Tapovan, Santala Devi Temple, Mindrolling Monastery, Forest Research Institute, Zonal Museum, Tiger Falls
  • Distance from Delhi: 245 km
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year

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21. Binsar

Binsar is one of the best hill stations to visit near Delhi in summer. This gorgeous hill station in Uttarakhand is a sight to calm the eyes.

It will win you over by its beautiful landscapes, and peaceful environment, which is enough to make anyone fall in love with Binsar.

This hill station is the highest in the Kumaon region and is surrounded by dense forests of oak, pine, and deodar trees.

Binsar is a wonderful place for adventures as this place offers many opportunities such as trekking, camping, and hiking for the visitors that will make this place worth visiting. So, enjoy a fabulous escape being here.

  • Things to do in Binsar:  Trekking, paragliding, forest walking, shopping at the local markets
  • Places to visit in Binsar: Zero Point, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kasar Devi Temple, Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, Khali Estate, Chitai Golu Devta Temple
  • Distance from Delhi: 373 km
  • Best time to visit Binsar: October to March

22. Chakrata

One of the beautiful hill stations near Delhi in Uttarakhand, Cahaklarat is a little offbeat destination renowned for its marvelous spectacles, meadows, snow-covered mountains, and several famous adventure activities. The lush green surroundings, stunning waterfalls, impeccable things to do, and much more will make a unique place in your heart. One can also enjoy bird watching here. Chakrata is one of the best hill stations for weekend getaways from delhi. Plan a weekend trip there with your loved ones.

  • Things to do in Chakrata: Explore the Budher Caves, trek to Tiger Falls, seek blessings at Mahasu Devta Temple, enjoy bird watching, admire the beauty of Lakhamandal Temple, river rafting at Yamuna Adventure Park
  • Places to visit in Chakrata: Deoban, Chilmiri Neck, Ram Tal Horticultural Garden, Tiger Falls, Moigad Fall
  • Distance from Delhi: 323 km
  • Best time to visit Chakrata: Throughout the year (except January and February)

23. Chopta

Trek to Chandrashila Summit from Chopta or Deoriya Tal is one of the popular winter treks in Uttarakhand to experience snow

Admire some of the most enchanting views of rolling meadows and captivating views of the snow-covered Himalayas at ‘Switzerland of India’, Chopta.

It is one of the best hill stations near Delhi and it will let you have an outstanding time amidst the spell-bounding excellence of nature. This place is also famous among adventure enthusiasts as it lets you try a variety of adventure activities.

Chopta is one of the best places for trekking in Uttarakhand during the winter season. This hill station attracts those who are in search of peace away from the hustle and bustle of city life.  

  • Things to do in Chopta: Seek blessing at Tungnath temple, enjoy camping amidst nature, witness wildlife at Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary
  • Places to visit in Chopta: Ukhimath, Tungnath, Dugalbitta, Sari Village, Kalimath Temple, Baniyakund
  • Distance from Delhi: 397 km
  • Best time to visit Chopta: Throughout the year

24. Munsiyari

Located at an altitude of about 2300 meters above sea level in the Kumaon Hills, Munsiyari is one of the best hill stations near Delhi to visit in Winter.  Fondly called the ‘The Little Kashmir’ for its stunning picturesque vista of snow-capped Himalayas.

If you love enjoying snowfall then it is one of the must-visit destinations near Delhi to visit in January. Munsiyari serves as an excellent destination for those who love nature and solitude. Away from all the downtown rush, the region is calm and serene and an ideal retreat if you are planning safe holidays near Delhi to beat the Covid-19 blues

  • Things to do in Munsiyari: Go for a trek, enjoy a nature walk, spot rare species of birds, seek blessing at Chitai Temple
  • Places to visit in Munsiyari: Birthi Falls, Maheshwari Kund, Panchachuli Peak, Thamari Kund, Nanda Devi temple
  • Distance from Munsiyari: 555 km
  • Best time to visit Munsiyari: November to March

25. Kausani

Kausani is one of the most stunning hill stations near Delhi. One can not miss out on this stunning place which offers panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi, and Panchachuli. This site is made even more heavenly by the beautiful ashrams and temples. Mahatma Gandhi stayed at Kausani for 14 days and called this wonderful hill station the ‘Switzerland of India’. While ashrams and temples make for worthy sightseeing options, camping and other adventure activities cater to nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

  • Things to do in Kausani: Visit famous temples and ashrams, enjoy shopping at the Mall Road,  go for a trek, relish sumptuous cuisines at the Garden restaurant, enjoy at Kausani Planetarium
  • Places to visit in Kausani: Anasakti Ashram, Kausani Tea Estate, Kausani Planetarium, Rudradhari Falls, Someshwar,  Lakshmi Ashram, Baijnath Temple, Dandeshwar Temple, Stargate Observatory, Sumitra Nandan Pant Gallery, Rudrahari Mahadev Temple
  • Distance from Delhi: 390 km
  • Best time to visit Kausani: Throughout the year

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26. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

One of the top 20 most beautiful hill stations near Delhi, Mukteshwar offers fresh air to breathe and stunning views for your eyes.

Start driving from Delhi towards Moradabad and Ramgarh and you arrive at this pristine hill town, amid the Kumaoni Hills.

It is a wonderful combination of leisure and adventure activities. It has been named after 350-year-old Lord Shiva’s shrine, Mukteshwar Dham.

There are plenty of apricot, apple, and plum orchards. This peaceful heaven offers detoxification to your mind, body, and soul. Treat your eyes to the breathtaking views of Nanda Devi Peak.

Things to do in Mukhteshwar
Places to visit in Mukhteshwar
Climbing and rappelling at Chhaulli ki Jali, Nature Walks, Excursion to Dhanachuli village, Trek to Sitla Mukteshwar Dham, Veterinary Research Institute of India, Chauli ki Jalai, Mukteshwar Maharaj Ji temple, Tapovan, Methodist Church, Ramgarh, Nathuakhan, Brahmeswara Temple
  • Distance from Delhi: 350 km
  • Best time to visit:  Throughout the year

27. Almora, Uttarakhand

A scenic hill station at an altitude of 1651 m above sea level, Almora is placed on a 5 km long horseshoe-shaped ridge. This place was originally founded by the rulers of the Chand dynasty but later on, was developed by the British. This hill station is a delight for cultural aficionados as it is known to be the cultural heart of the Kumaon region. VIPs like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda were also known to be fond of this place.

Things to do in Almora
Places to visit in Almora
Wildlife at Mrig Vihar Zoo, Explore Zero Valley, Shopping at Lal Bazaar, Nature Walks, Visit Deer Park, Wildlife viewing at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Get your hands on shawls and wooden handicrafts Nanda Devi Temple, Kasar Devi Temple, Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Bright End Corner, Martola, Kalimat, Katarmal Sun Temple, Jagheswar Temple, Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, Zero Point
  • Distance from Delhi: 363 km
  • Best time to visit: April to June and September to November
  • Distance from Delhi: 469 km
  • Best time to visit:  Throughout the year

28. Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Boasting of wonderful views, peaceful ambiance, and a spiritual air, Uttarkashi is a riverside heaven for nature lovers. In addition, this hill town is the base for Gangotri Yatra and is dotted with a number of temples. It is also the starting point of a number of famous treks. This place is a wonderful mix of pilgrimage and adventure activities. It is also known as Kashi of North. It is positioned at an altitude of 1352 m above sea level.

Things to do in Uttarkashi
Places to visit in Uttarkashi
Trek to Dayara Bugyal and Dodital, Temple visits, Trekking to Hark ki Doon, Visit to Nachiketa Lake Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna Devi Temple, Kali Mata Temple, Bhairao Temple, Dayara Bugyal, Bannder Poonch Peak, Dodital, Duryodhan Temple, Maneri Dam, Nehru Mountaineering Institute, Kuteti Devi Temple
  • Distance from Delhi: 449 km
  • Best time to visit:  November to March

29. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

A part of ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is the pride of Kashmir. The picturesque town snuggled amid snowcapped mountains is equally loved by family vacationers, honeymooning couples, and adventure enthusiasts. A number of popular Bollywood movies have been shot here amid the lush valleys, snow-covered peaks, along with many other delights. Nestled on the banks of the Jhelum River, explore the several allures and varied experiences at any time of the year as per one’s liking. Blessed by snow come winter, Srinagar is one of the best places for honeymoon in December in India.

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Things to do in Srinagar Places to visit in Srinagar
Shikara ride in Dal Lake; Excursion to Gulmarg, Shopping for woolens and wooden handicrafts from the local bazaar, Getting photographed while adorning Kashmiri dress, Shopping at the floating market. Excursion to nearby places including Awantipura, Walur Lake Mughal Gardens, Chashm-e-shahi, Shankaracharya temple. Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal Shrine, Jama Masjid, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Shri Pratap Singh Museum, Pari Mahal
  • Distance from Delhi: 809 km
  • Best time to visit Srinagar:  Throughout the year (except monsoon)

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30. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

The only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan, the picturesque Mount Abu is located near the border of Gujarat, amid the Aravallis. This hill town in addition has been blessed with a serene environment, comparatively low temperatures, and various man-made delights also. Also, head to Guru Shikhar the highest point in the hill town for capturing nature’s bounty.

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Things to do in Mount Abu
Places to visit in Mount Abu
Boating in Nakki Lake, Excursion to Dilwara Jain temples, Beautiful sunset at the Honeymoon Point, Bird watching at Trevor’s tank, Shopping in the local bazaars Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikar, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Trevor’s crocodile park, Toad Rock, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Distance from Delhi: 762 km
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year

By this point, we are confident that you are supercharged and eager to start organizing a trip to an exotic location in India. What are you waiting for if the answer is yes? Send your boss a letter, call your friends, persuade your family, and pack your bags. The mountains in these hill towns near Delhi are calling you on an unforgettable adventure! Also, book our tour packages with the simple, easy-to-use web portal and have fun. So, contact us now!

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FAQs about hill stations near Delhi:

1. Which is the best hill station near Delhi for Summer Vacation?

Shimla, Manali, Nainital, Auli, Kasauli, Ranikhet, Binsar, Kausani, and Mussoorie are top hill stations to visit near Delhi that have extremely pleasant weather during the summer season.

2. Which is the best hill station near Delhi for Winter Vacation?

Auli, Kufri, Nainital, Mukteshwar, Kausani, Chopta, Dharamshala, Chail, and Lansdowne are some of the best hill stations around Delhi for a relaxing winter holiday.

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  • Veenu Singla

    Hi Geetika! Thanks for this long list of beautiful hill stations. The places you have mentioned are amazing and make us easier to decide which place is best to visit. Himachal is the best place to visit as it is known paradise for nature lovers.

  • Manya

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  • Sarath

    Does it snow in Shimla during December. I am planning to take my entire family for a maiden Snow visit.
    We are anyways visiting Agra, so would like to know about nearby hill stations where it snows during December.

    PS: Planning to start trip from Chennai to Delhi on 23rd December.

  • Misha thakur

    These pictures are very inspirational and can inspire anyone to visit there. I like travelling but I never visited in Dehradun, Uttarakhand yet and planning a trip with next week.