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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 that you can take your pick from. In fact, within a 400 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


Mussoorie is one of the best hill stations near Delhi. 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 (by paulhami)



Shimla


The city of Shimla is located at a distance of approximately 340 km 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. It is one of those hill stations around Delhi that has remained a natural choice among travellers for generations.


Shimla (by _AJAR_)



Kandaghat


Located at a distance of about 210 km, it 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. A trip to Kandaghat is a good option if you are looking for a peaceful getaway.


KSR Train (by AHEMSLTD)



Kanatal


Just about 350 km away from Delhi, situated at an altitude of about 2950 metres above sea level, a trip to Kanatal is sure to be memorable. While there are quite a few lovely accommodation options 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 (by Karunakar Rayker)



Nainital


Located at a distance of 320 km from Delhi, it is one of the most developed and famous hill stations in northern India. 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.One of the best hill stations near Delhi it is the ideal place for a holiday with loved ones.


Nainital (by sanjoyg)



Morni Hills


The Morni Hills make for a sprawling hill station in the Panchkula District of Haryana, about 265 km from Delhi. These hills branch off the Shivaliks and run into two parallel ranges. Consisting of two sparkling lakes, Morni is a very quiet hill station which is all about nature’s beauty and a host of activities offered to tourists. Both the lakes provide ample opportunities for boating, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. One can also camp along the banks of the lakes and go for organised treks in the hills that surround.


Panchkula (by Ekabhishek)



Kasauli


Though Kasauli till a few years ago was a lesser known hill station, in recent times swarms of tourists have been seen flocking to Kasauli in search of some tranquility during the summer season. Located at about 300km from Delhi, a trip to Kasauli promises ample peace and tranquility. You can visit the famous Christ Church, Sunset Point and Monkey Point or simply kick back and relax while you feast your eyes on the marvels of nature.


Kasauli (by Anurajsibia)



Barog


Located on the Kalka-Shimla highway, Barog used to be a stop over junction for people travelling to Shimla from different parts of northern India. Today Barog has transformed into one of the most popular hill stations in India which sees quite a lot of tourist traffic coming in especially in the summers. The unexplored natural surroundings and the peace derived by visiting the hill station attracts tourists from all over the country. It also has the longest tunnel on the Kalka-Shimla toy train route.


Barog (by Richard Law)



Solan


Located at about 315 km from Delhi, Solan is fondly as the "Mushroom City of India". Established during the British Colonial rule, you can still see reflections of British architecture as you explore the city. The mall road at Solan is among the best that you will see at any Indian hill station. Whether you want to explore the mysteries of the past at the ruins of the Gurkha Fort or go soul searching at the wide variety of monasteries, a trip to Solan is bound to keep everyone occupied with an activity of their choice.


Solan (by Bhanu Sharma Solan)



Nahan


Among the really small hill stations, 265 km from Delhi, Nahan city is located relatively closer to the plains. A town that boasts of its serene and dust free atmosphere Nahan is perfect for those who want to leave behind the hustle bustle of the city and enjoy their much awaited holiday in the arms of tranquility. You can take boat rides at the Rani Tal or simply stroll around town past beautiful bungalows and into unexplored forests.


Nahan (by Raghav507)



Now that you are aware of the famous hill stations near Delhi start planning your next long weekend trip. Happy travels!

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