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Which are the best hill stations near Delhi?

Reema Bhalla Feb 27 2013
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There are numerous hill stations near Delhi to take  your pick from. In fact, within a 500 km radius of the city, there are lots of beautiful well-known hill stations that offer a quick cool respite from the summer heat. Here’s a little information on some of these grand creations of nature.



Mussoorie is one of the best hill stations near Delhi. Being hardly 290 km away, the place attracts carloads of Delhiites during summers as well as when it snows in winters. However, if you want to dodge the crowds and experience nature’s serene appeal, plan your trip for the monsoons. Top attractions in Mussoorie include Company Garden, Cloud’s End, Lal Tibba, and Kempty Falls. Mussoorie’s popularity can be gauged from the fact that it finds its way into almost every list of hill stations near Delhi.


Shimla, at a distance of approximately 340 km counts amongst the nearest hill stations from Delhi. The most popular spots in Shimla are Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Himachal State Museum, Viceregal Lodge, Shaily Peak, Himalayan Nature Park, Kali Temple, Lakkar Bazaar, Golf Course, and Mall Road. This is just scratching the surface and visitors may well look forward to delightfully packed times in terms of revelling in Shimla’s natural beauty as well as man-made creations. In fact, it is one of those hill stations around Delhi that has remained a natural choice among travellers for generations.



Located at a distance of about 210 km, Kandaghat is probably the nearest hill station to Delhi. Perched atop a height of around 1425 metres, the destination is blessed with a fabulous climate  and is hardly 30 km away from Chail and Shimla. It is a small town located in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan District on Kalka-Shimla National Highway No. 22. Kandaghat is a good option if you are looking for a peaceful getaway, which is not as crowded as some of the other hill stations near New Delhi.



This is another of the nearest hill stations from Delhi. In fact, Kanatal is just about 350 km away and is situated at an altitude of about 2950 metres above sea level. While there are quite a few lovely accommodation facilities here, the beauty of the place lies in the fact that it has not become too commercialized. Natural beauty and serene ambience take precedence over crowded bazaars and malls. Top attractions in and around Kanatal include Mussoorie, Kodia Jungle, Tehri Dam, and Surkanda Devi Temple. Kanatal is probably the best hill station near Delhi if you want lots of peace and solitude without totally cutting yourself from comfort and civilization.


Nainital may not be the nearest hill station from Delhi,but at a distance of 320 km it definitely counts amongst the nearest ones. Not to mention the fact that it is also one of the most developed and famous ones. The most popular attractions in Nainital include Naini Lake, Land’s End, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Hanuman Garhi, Ropeway, and Mall Road. Nainital is well-known for its proximity to a number of pristine languid mountain lakes. It may not be an exaggeration to say that Nainital along with Mussoorie and Shimla is the most well-known hill station near Delhi.

Some of the other famous hill stations close to Delhi are Mashobra, Manali, Renuka Lake, Dalhousie, and Lansdowne. 

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