25 Most Popular Hill Stations in North India to Visit In 2023 for a Joyful Experience

Are you looking for hill stations in North India to visit in 2023 that can feed your travel craving and satiate your wanderlust soul? Fret not, we have your back. We have curated a list of popular hill towns where you can soak up in the sun, stare at the scenic landscapes, rejuvenate next to a soothing lake, or laze around the verdant meadows.

25 most popular hill stations in North India.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is a perfect amalgamation of rich colonial history and modernity. The erstwhile summer capital of British India, Shimla is snuggled in the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of 2,200 m above sea level. Owing to its unique charm it is regarded as one of the most famous hill stations in North India. It is a paradise for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the scorching heat in the summers.

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  • Best time to visit Shimla: November to February.
  • How to reach Shimla: Shimla railway station is the nearest railhead. Chandigarh railway station is the nearest major railway station. Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest airport from Shimla (25 km).
  • Things to do in Shimla: Toy train ride, river rafting at Tattapani, golfing at Naldehra, skiing in Kufri, bird watching at Himalayan Aviary, rock climbing, zip-lining, trekking, rappelling
  • Places to visit in Shimla: Mall Road, The Ridge, Kufri, Scandal Point, Jakhoo Temple, Christ Church, Kufri, Naldehra, Chail, Green Valley, Mashobra

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Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Nestled in the lap of the Shivalik range of Himalayas, Mussoorie perched at an altitude of 2,005 m above the sea level. It is among the many majestic hill stations in North India where you can visit in 2023 and also indulge in several adventure activities. Popularly known as ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is famous among honeymooners and families.

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  • Best time to visit Mussoorie: April to June.
  • How to reach Mussoorie: Dehradun railway station is the nearest railhead (34 km). Dehradun Airport is the nearest major airport (60 km).
  • Things to do in Mussoorie: Trekking, hiking, paragliding, zip-lining, skywalk, zip-swings, rock climbing, caving, rappelling, mountain biking, ATV riding, river rafting, shopping
  • Places to visit in Mussoorie: Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Gun Hill Point, Lake Mist, Cloud’s End, Mall Road, Landour, Mussoorie Lake, Bhatta Falls

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Blessed with the jaw-dropping locales, lush greenery, verdant meadows, and meandering rivers, Manali is nestled amidst snow-clad Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. With the backdrop of snow-capped Himalayas, Manali is among the best hill stations in North India. It is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure fanatics.

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  • Best time to visit Manali: October to February
  • How to reach Manali: Chandigarh railway station is the nearest major railhead (314 km). Bhuntar Airport, Kullu is the nearest major airport (50 km).
  • Things to do in Manali: Trekking, zorbing, paragliding, rock climbing, rappelling, horse riding, cable car, river rafting, shopping, skiing, camping
  • Places to visit in Manali: Mall Road, Vashisht Temple, Jogini Waterfalls, Old Manali, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Kullu, Naggar Castle, Manikaran Sahib

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Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Surrounded by snow-covered mountains and located in the Pir Panjal range, Gulmarg is nestled at an altitude of 2,730 m above sea level. It is a popular skiing destination and among the top honeymoon destinations in India. Dotted with deep ravines, lush forested valleys, and meadows of flowers, Gulmarg has been developed as an adventure hub. You can enjoy the world’s second-highest Gondola ride. Also indulge in snowboarding, trekking, and mountaineering.

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  • Best time to visit Gulmarg: March to June
  • How to reach Gulmarg: Jammu railway station is the nearest major railhead (271 km). Srinagar Airport is the nearest major airport (50 km).
  • Things to do in Gulmarg: Skiing, Gondola Ride, trekking, hiking, ice skating, snowboarding
  • Places to visit in Gulmarg: Alpather Lake, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Golf Course, Strawberry Valley, Khilanmarg, Maharani Temple

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Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dhanaulti is an offbeat tourist destination. Perched at an elevation of 2,250 m above sea level, this quaint little hill town offers breathtaking views of the snow-clad peaks. Dhanaulti boasts about dense forests, gurgling streams, and verdant meadows, which makes it among the most amazing hill stations in North India. The paradisiacal beauty of this hill station leaves everyone mesmerized.

  • Best time to visit Dhanaulti: September to June
  • How to reach Dhanaulti: Dehradun railway station is the nearest major railhead (25 km). Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest major airport (82 km).
  • Things to do in Dhanaulti: Skywalk, sky bridging, zip swing, zip-lining, trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, quad biking, paragliding, mountain biking
  • Places to visit in Dhanaulti: Dhanaulti Adventure Park, Eco Park, Tehri Dam, Deogarh Fort, Dashavatar Temple, Surkanda Devi Temple

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Located at an altitude of 1,938 m and nestled amidst the Kumaon range of Himalayas, Nainital is developed around Naini Lake. This hill town is a popular tourist destination in North India, which is a perfect getaway from Delhi and other nearby places. Nainital boasts about the elegant colonial structure and breathtaking landscapes. Soak in the beauty of snow-clad peaks, indulge in outdoor activities, and relish some local delicacies to make your vacation memorable.

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  • Best time to visit Nainital: March to June
  • How to reach Nainital: Kathgodam railway station is the nearest major railhead (41 km). Pantnagar Airport is the nearest major airport (72 km).
  • Things to do in Nainital: Boat ride in Naini Lake, ropeway ride, trekking, bird watching at Pangot, spot wildlife species in High Altitude Zoo, shopping in Tibetan Market
  • Places to visit in Nainital: Naini Lake, Eco Cave Gardens, Bhimtal, Mall Road, Naina Devi Temple, Tiffin Top, Himalayan View Point

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Kausani, Uttarakhand

Nestled amidst the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, Kausani overlooks the beautiful valleys of Someshwar, Garur, and Baijnath. This is a popular hill station with the backdrop of a snow-clad Himalayan peak dominated by Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Panchuli peaks. This quaint hill town offers an enchanting view that leaves everyone captivated, which makes it among the top hill stations in North India.

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  • Best time to visit Kausani: April to June
  • How to reach Kausani: Kathgodam railway station is the nearest major railhead (132 km). Pantnagar Airport is the nearest major airport (165 km).
  • Things to do in Kausani: Trek to Pinnath, Pindari Glacier, and Milam Glacier, visit Pear orchards and tea estates
  • Places to visit in Kausani: Rudradhari Falls and Caves, Baijnath Temple, Kausani Tea Estates, Anashakti Ashram, Sumitranandan Pant Museum, Stargate Observatory

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Being an idyllic hill town nestled in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is one of the popular tourist destinations in India. This charming little hamlet is a perfect escape from the hustle-bustle and an amazing to unwind. Encompassed by dense oak and pine forests, Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 1,780 m above sea level. You can delight in the old-world charm while exploring colonial history.

  • Best time to visit Lansdowne: April to June
  • How to reach Lansdowne: Kotdwar railway station is the nearest major railhead (40 km). Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest major airport (83 km).
  • Things to do in Lansdowne: Camping, trekking, nature walk, a jungle safari in Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, bird watching
  • Places to visit in Lansdowne: Bhulla Lake, Tip N Top, St. John’s Church, Bhim Pakora, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Snow View Point, and Hawaghar

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Settled on the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges, Dharamshala is a perfect place to experience the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. This hill town is a perfect blend of history, spirituality, and culture. It is a retreat for the mind, body, and soul. Soak in the peaceful environs and unwind amidst the tranquil nature. Mcleodganj is another popular tourist destination, which is located in the vicinity of Dharamshala. The unique sight of the mighty Dhauladhar range adds charm to the untouched natural beauty of Dharamshala.

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  • Best time to visit Dharamshala: February to June
  • How to reach Dharamshala: Pathankot railway station is the nearest major railhead (85 km). Gaggal Airport, Kangra is the nearest major airport (15 km).
  • Things to do in Dharamshala: Camping, trekking, nature walk, paragliding, shopping
  • Places to visit in Dharamshala: Mcleodganj, Triund, Bhagsunag, War Memorial, Gyuto Monastery, Dal Lake, Tea Garden, Jwala Devi Temple, Namgyal Monastery, Sherabling Monastery

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Tucked away in the lap of Dhauladhar mountain range, Dalhousie is a popular hill station that spreads out across five hills. It boasts about breathtaking landscapes, colonial architectural marvels, pine-clad valleys, and sprawling meadows. Dalhousie is a paradise for nature lovers and famous among families, honeymooners, and solo travelers.

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  • Best time to visit Dalhousie: March to June
  • How to reach Dalhousie: Pathankot railway station is the nearest major railhead (85 km). Gaggal Airport, Kangra is the nearest major airport (140 km).
  • Things to do in Dalhousie: Camping, trekking, zorbing, paragliding in Khajjiar, boating in Chamera Lake, river rafting, and rock climbing
  • Places to visit Dalhousie: Panchpula, Khajjiar, Chamba, Dainkund, St. John Church, Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, Satdhara Falls, Chamera Lake, Rock Garden

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

An only hill station in Rajasthan and a popular retreat for honeymooners as well as families, Mount Abu is a unique blend of modernity and spirituality. Nestled at an altitude of 1,722 m above the sea level and embraced by lush green Aravalli hills, Mount Abu is one of the top hill stations in North India. Other than its scenic vistas, Mount Abu is renowned for Dilwara Jain Temples that hold great religious importance for Jains. These structural wonders draw attention from history buffs and architecture enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Best time to visit Mount Abu: November to March
How to reach Mount Abu: Mount Abu railway station is the nearest major railhead (28 km). Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur is the nearest major airport (182 km).
Things to do in Mount Abu: Boating in Nakki Lake, trek to Guru Shikhar, spot wildlife species in Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, hiking, bird watching
Places to visit in Mount Abu: Nakki Lake, Achalgarh Fort, Dhrudhiya Waterfall, Raghunathji Temple, Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Guru Shikhar, Toad Rock

Ladakh

Popularly known as the ‘Land of High Passes’, Ladakh is home to high mountain passes, lofty mountains, alpine lakes, and ancient monasteries. It is popular among adventure fanatics and offers a large number of adrenaline rushing activities. Ladakh is among the top trekking destinations in India and also offers opportunities for mountaineering, river rafting, camping, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

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Best time to visit Ladakh: April to June
How to reach Ladakh: Jammu Tawi railway station is the nearest major railhead (683 km). Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the primary airport (2.4 km).
Things to do in Ladakh: River Rafting in Zanskar, Chadar trek, camping, trekking, and camel ride in Nubra Valley, spot Snow Leopard in Hemis National Park
Places to visit in Ladakh: Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hemis Monastery, Diskit Monastery, Shey Monastery, Magnetic Hill, Lamayuru, Kargil

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Auli, Uttarakhand

Blessed with the jaw-dropping locales, oak edged slopes, and verdant coniferous forest, Auli is located at an altitude of 2,800 m above sea level. It is a renowned skiing destination in India. This popular hill resort is situated amidst the lush green forest with the backdrop of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, and Kamat Kamet mountains. Auli looks like a dreamland due to its snow-covered slopes. It is a perfect place for honeymooners and families, which offers unique experiences and makes vacations memorable.

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Best time to visit Auli: November to March.  Read More…
How to reach Auli: Rishikesh railway station is the nearest major railhead (268 km). Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport (298 km). Read More…
Things to do in Auli: Skiing, trekking, cable car ride, camping
Places to visit in Auli: Gurso Bugyal, Trishul Peak, Chenab Lake, Joshimath, Nandprayag

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Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Nestled in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar is a popular hill station in North India. Situated at an altitude of 2,171 m above the sea level, Mukteshwar is blessed with ethereal beauty. This idyllic hill town got its name from the 350-year old Shiva Temple, which is renowned as Mukteshwar Dham. It is a popular destination for trekking, rock climbing, and rappelling. This enchanting town is a perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle and offers 180-degrees panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas.

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Best time to visit Mukteshwar: November to March. Read More… and March to May
How to reach Mukteshwar: Kathgodam railway station is the nearest major railhead (66 km). Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport (92 km). Read More…
Things to do in Mukteshwar: Paragliding, trekking, camping, rock climbing, rappelling, shopping
Places to visit in Mukteshwar: Mukteshwar Temple, Sitla, Chauli ki Jali, Bhalu Gaad, Ramgarh

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Located in the foothills of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas, Kasauli boasts of some of the exquisitely designed architectural marvels. The colonial-era buildings, beautifully planned avenues, and foggy weather add charm to the pristine beauty of this hill town. It is a popular retreat for history buffs and nature lovers.

Best time to visit Kasauli: November to March
How to reach Kasauli: Kalka railway station is the nearest railway station (32 km) and the major railhead is Chandigarh railway station (52 km). Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla is the nearest airport (51 km).
Things to do in Kasauli: Toy train ride, trekking, nature walk, shopping, ropeway ride to Timber Trail
Places to visit in Kasauli: Monkey Point, Mall Road, Sunset Point, Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji, Baptist Church, Gurkha Fort, Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple, Gilbert Trail

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

One of the best offbeat tourist destinations in North India, Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley which is located at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. It is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Spiti Valley boasts about dream-like landscapes, ancient monasteries, high altitude lakes, and breathtaking beauty.

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Best Time to Visit: April to September
How to Reach: Manali bus stand is the major nearest bus stand (204 km), Chandigarh Airport is the nearest airport (522 km). The nearest major railhead is also in Chandigarh.
Things to do: Trekking, Snow Leopard expedition, mountain biking
Places to Visit: Chandratal Lake, Key Monastery, Kunzum Pass, Dhankar Monastery, Dhankar Lake, Tabo Monastery, Kibber, Langza, Hikkim, Komik

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Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Home to the world’s highest cricket ground, Chail is a quaint little hill station of Himachal Pradesh. It is the erstwhile summer capital of the kings of Patiala. Chail is a perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle and is surrounded by lush greenery, which makes it among the perfect tourist places to visit in North India. This quintessential tourist place is an amazing place for those who wish to spend some quality time amidst the serene environs.

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Best Time to Visit: April to June
How to Reach: Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest airport (63 km). The nearest railhead is also in Kalka railway station (77 km). The major railway station is Chandigarh railway station (105 km).
Things to do: Bird watching, horse riding, trekking, camping
Places to Visit: Chail Palace, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Kali Temple, Cricket Ground, Polo Ground, Sadhu Pul

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

This idyllic hill town is nestled in the lap of the Himalayas range and is one of the less crowded hill stations in North India. It is a perfect retreat for nature lovers and honeymooners. This scenic town transforms ethereally white in winters and remains refreshingly green in summers. Kufri boasts about the thick forest, lofty valleys, and beautiful landscapes. There are a number of adventure sports in which tourists can indulge and make their vacation memorable.

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Best Time to Visit: April to June
How to Reach: Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest airport (36 km). The nearest railhead is also in Kalka railway station (100 km). The major railway station is Chandigarh railway station (125 km).
Things to do: Bird watching, trekking, camping, horse riding, skiing, yak ride
Places to Visit: Kufri Fun World, Himalayan National Park, Shimla, Chail

Pahalgam, Kashmir

Blessed with untouched and gorgeous natural beauty, Pahalgam is situated in the Anantnag district of Kashmir Valley. Nestled on the confluence of Sheshnag and Aru Rivers, Pahalgam is a jewel of Lidder Valley. Boasts of breathtaking beauty, Pahalgam is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure fanatics. It serves as the base camp of one of the most prominent pilgrimages of IndiaAmarnath Yatra.

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Best Time to Visit: April to June
How to Reach: Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport (90 km). The nearest major railhead is Jammu Tawi railway station (220 km).
Things to do: Trekking, hiking, fishing, camping, horse riding, skiing, river rafting, zorbing, golfing
Places to Visit: Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Chandanwari, Mamleshwar Temple, Lidder River, Lolab Valley, Golf Course

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Srinagar, Kashmir

The summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar is fondly addressed as ‘Heaven on Earth’. Situated on the bank of River Jhelum, Srinagar is renowned for the floating markers, colorful shikaras, and vibrant houseboats. Home to some of the most exquisite Mughal-age gardens in India, Srinagar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North India. The breathtaking beauty of snow-clad mountains, glistening Dal Lake, and architectural marvels leaves everyone captivated.

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Best Time to Visit: April to October
How to Reach: Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport (11 km). The nearest major railhead is Jammu Tawi railway station (268 km).
Things to do: Boat ride, stay in a houseboat, shikara ride, trekking, camping, paragliding
Places to Visit: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Chashme-Shahi, Hazratbal Shrine, Wular Lake, Nishat Bagh, Salim Ali National Park, Shankracharya Temple, Char Chinar

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Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Renowned as the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’, Bir Billing are two towns named as Bir and Billing are tucked away in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This is an adventure hub and an amazing place to rejuvenate amidst nature. Boasts about cozy cafes with enchanting views and beautiful monasteries, Bir Billing is among the best offbeat hill stations in North India to visit in 2023.

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Best time to visit Bir Billing: April to June and October to November (for paragliding)
How to reach Bir Billing: Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport (67 km). The nearest major railhead is Pathankot railway station (141 km).
Things to do in Bir Billing: Paragliding, camping, trekking, hiking, hand gliding
Places to visit in Bir Billing: Tibetan Colony, Chokling Monastery, Northern Café, Gunehar Waterfall, Tashi Jong Monastery, Tea Factory, Sherabling Monastery

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Bordered by Nepal and Tibet, Munsiyari is perched at an altitude of 2,298 m above sea level. This idyllic hill town is a base for three glaciers namely Namik, Milam, and Ralam glaciers. With the stunning backdrop of Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, and Nanda Kot, Munsiyari is renowned for some popular trekking routes. This is a popular hill station in the Himalayas to visit in North India in 2023 with your loved ones for unique experiences.

Best time to visit Munsiyari: April to June and November to March
How to reach Munsiyari: Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport (367 km). The nearest major railhead is Kathgodam railway station (278 km).
Things to do in Munsiyari: Skiing, trekking, river rafting, hiking, camping
Places to visit in Munsiyari: Birthi Falls, Maheshwari Kund, Thamari Kund, Panchachuli Peak, Kalamuni Top, Khaliya Top

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Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh

Situated amidst lush green forest and encompassed by variegated mountains, Jibhi is a hidden treasure of Himachal Pradesh. It is among the best-unexplored hill stations to visit in North India for those who wish to spend some time amidst the serene nature. It is a base camp for several popular treks including a hike to Serolsar Lake. This tiny hamlet is also renowned for its architectural marvels. The cozy Victorian-style cottage offers an enchanting view of the mighty Himalayas. Enjoy the tranquil and misty surroundings from your window while sipping on the hot cup of tea/ coffee.

Best time to visit Jibhi: March to May and December to February (for snowfall)
How to reach Jibhi: Bhuntar Airport is the nearest airport (51 km). The nearest major railhead is Shimla railway station (162 km).
Things to do in Jibhi: Hiking, bird watching, fishing, trekking, camping, rock climbing, and river crossing
Places to visit in Jibhi: Serolsar Lake, Jalori Pass, Great Himalayan National Park, Banjaar

Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Nestled at an altitude of 2,708 m above sea level, Narkanda is situated on the Hindustan-Tibet road within a fir forest. Boasts about ethereal natural beauty and vast apple orchards, Narkanda is a beautiful destination for skiing. This tiny quaint hill town is home to several trekking routes due to which it is a paradise for adventure lovers as well. Surrounded by tropical forest and majestic hills, Narkanda is among the top hill stations in North India where you can spend some quality amidst the tranquility.

Best time to visit Narkanda: April to June and October to February (for skiing)
How to reach Narkanda: Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest airport (82 km). The nearest major railhead is Shimla railway station (62 km).
Things to do in Narkanda: Skiing, trekking, hiking, and camping
Places to visit in Narkanda: Hatu Peak, Tannu Jubbar Lake, Mahamaya Temple

Almora, Uttarakhand

A cozy heritage town nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Almora boasts about pre-historic heritage and colonial architectural marvels. This quaint little town is popular for its unique handicraft, sumptuous cuisines, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. Almora is a bewitching town, which is among the best hill stations to visit in 2023 in North India with family and friends. Located on the southern edge of the Kumaon hills, Almora is also famous for its ancient temples.

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Best time to visit Almora: March to May
How to reach Almora: Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport (116 km). The nearest major railhead is Kathgodam railway station (82 km).
Things to do in Almora: Trekking, hiking, camping, bird watching
Places to visit in Almora: Zero Point, Jageshwar, Chitai Temple, Dunagiri, Jalna, Bright End Corner, Kasar Devi Temple

Certainly, these popular hill stations of North India arouse your inner traveler and force you to pack your bag. Indulge in a plethora of adventure activities and rejuvenate amidst the serene nature. Delight in the enchanting beauty along with enjoying the soothing climate of these amazing hill stations.

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FAQs of Most Popular Hill Stations in North India

Q. Which is the best time to explore the hill stations of North India? +-

Ans: The best time to visit hill stations of North India is from March to June. During the summer season, the hill towns of North India experience pleasant and soothing weather, which makes the vacations comfortable. If someone wishes to experience snowfall, then you should visit the hill stations of North India during the winter season.

Q. Which are the best hill stations in North India to visit with family? +-

Ans: There are a plethora of hill stations to visit in North India with family for joyful experiences. Some of the popular hill stations in North India where your family can enjoy quality time and spend the vacations away from the scorching heat are:

  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Mussoorie. Uttarakhand
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand
  • Mount Abu, Rajasthan
  • Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Q. Which are the popular hill stations to visit in North India with friends? +-

Ans: Paradise for adventurers and nature lovers, North India has plenty of places to visit. Here are the most beautiful hill stations in North India to visit with friends are:

  • Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
  • Ladakh
  • Pahalgam, Jammu and Srinagar
  • Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh
  • Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
  • Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
  • Auli, Uttarakhand

Q. Which are the most popular hill stations in North India in summer? +-

Ans: Some of the famous hill stations in North India in summer where you can spend a memorable vacation away from the blistering heat of the plains are:

  • Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
  • Nainital, Uttarakhand
  • Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
  • Almora, Uttarakhand
  • Auli, Uttarakhand
  • Leh, Ladakh
  • Kausani, Uttarakhand
  • Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Q. Which are the famous hill stations in North India to enjoy in winter? +-

Ans: Here is the list of best hill stations in North India for the winter season where you can delight in the charm of these wonderlands and enjoy the adventure activities are:

  • Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
  • Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Auli, Uttarakhand

Q. Which are the popular hill stations in North India for couples? +-

Ans: Some of the most stunning and popular hill stations in North India for couples where they can spend some romantic time with each other and delight in the idyllic beauty are:

  • Leh Ladakh
  • Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
  • Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
  • Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
  • Auli, Uttarakhand
  • Nainital, Uttarakhand
  • Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Q. Is it advisable to visit North Indian hill stations in the monsoon? +-

Ans: It is not advisable to visit the hill stations of North India in the monsoon as the hilly areas receive heavy rainfall and there are a lot of risks involved in the mountains. Heavy downpour may result in the flood or landslides. However, if you still plan to travel to the mountains in the monsoon then it is recommendable to keep buffer days with you.

Although, nature at its best with colorful flowers blooming in every nook and corner, lakes and rivers brimming with full sparkle. Before planning a trip to the mountains in the monsoon season, you should check the weather forecast to save yourself from trouble.

Q. Which are the top North India hill stations to enjoy adventure sports? +-

Ans: To experience the thrill and satiate your adventure-loving soul, there are a plethora of hill stations in North India where you can enjoy adventure activities. Here are the best North India hill stations to enjoy adventure sports are:

  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – River rafting, bungee jumping, zip lining
  • Auli, Uttarakhand - Skiing
  • Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh – Horse riding, hand gliding
  • Ladakh – Trekking, camping, river rafting, mountain biking
  • Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir – Skiing, ice climbing
  • Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh – Paragliding, trekking, camping
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh – River rafting, trekking, camping

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A travel enthusiast and emerging from an engineering background Tusharika is a travel writer by profession. Go through her penned down travel experiences on indianholiday.com