12 Famous Hill Stations Near Delhi

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Delhi has a good number of historical places but the whole state-city falls in urban area. Delhi is lack of natural places such as hill stations. However, there are a good number of hill stations near Delhi. Because hill station is the best place to spend time with loves ones and can make us forget all sorrows and spend time within ourselves and loved ones. Here are some amazing hill stations.

12 Famous Hill Stations Near Delhi

1. Shimla

Shimal, which is a famous hill station due to its beauty and its amazing weather, is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. It is a very romantic hill station with snow falls and one of the most visited tourist attractions. It is the best place for honeymooners and families to spent good time together. The famous locations are, church, toy train and many more.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

2. Nainital

Nainital is one of the nearest hill stations from Delhi. It is the perfect destination for honeymoon. It is a romantic place consist of pear shaped lake which have temples, trekking places and beautiful natural scenes. It is a religious as well as holiday place.

Nainital Lake
Nainital Lake

3. Mussoorie

Massoorie, a mind blowing and beautiful hill station near Delhi, is located in Uttarakhand at the height of 6000 feet. It is known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’. You must visit Kempty falls once in your life. It is fun trekking with friends. It is a very romantic place and best for couples.

Mussoorie
Mussoorie. Image Source: mouthshut.com

4. Almora

Almora is a beautiful town located in the state of Uttarakhand. It is also one of the nearest hill stations near Delhi. The town has a good number of British heritage. Almora has beautiful hills and valleys which are marvelous. It is the perfect place for family and couples to enjoy their weekend as well as holiday.

Almora Hill Station
Almora Hill Station. Image Source: exploreuttarakhandwithus.com

5. Sattal

Sattle is located in Uttrakhand which have seven lakes. It has astonishing forests, wild life and water animals which wild life lovers will definitely love it. Boating and sightseeing are also fun over. Other than that, trekking and rappelling are entertaining activities popular among the tourists.

Sattal
Sattal. Image Source: wiwigo.com

6. Bhimtal

Bhimtal is one of the largest lakes in Uttarakhand. This place is named after one of the character of Mahabharata, Bhima. It has a mind blowing natural beauty. It is also located near the city of Delhi. The major attractions are, boating and jungle walk. The best time to visit this place is February to March and August to November.

Bhimtal
Bhimtal. Image Source: Flickr user: myth_drinke

7. Naukuchiatal

The meaning of Naukuchiatal is the lake of nine edges. This lake is surrounded by jungle. It gives beautiful scenery. This is the best place for sightseeing and shopping. The best time to visit this place is from March to June and September to November.

Naukuchiatal
Naukuchiatal. Image Source: travology.in

8. Ranikhet

Ranikhet, which is a peaceful hill station, is located in Almora district of Uttrakhand. It is also known by the name ‘Queens Land, located at the height of 1869 m from where beauty of western peaks of Himalayas can be seen. The main attractions are, Rani Jheel, Army Museum, Jhula Devi Temple and Rama Mandir. Entertaining activities like trekking, fishing, nature walks, golfing and sightseeing tours are carried out over here.

Ranikhet
Ranikhet. Image Source: mouthshut.com

9. Chail

Around 44 km from Shimla, Chila is located and considered as one of the nearest hill stations from Delhi. It is a famous tourist destination for its beauty, enjoyable weather, world’s highest cricket ground, Chail Sanctuary, military school and Gurudwara. The entertaining activities carried out are sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Chail
Chail. Image Source: Yogesh Sarkar

10. Almora

Almora, an oldest hill station , is located on the Garhwal Himalayas at the tallness of 1651 m. A beautiful view of Himalayan Ranges can be enjoyed from here. The major places which should be visited temples, museum, Lal Bazaar and many more. The activities like trekking, sightseeing and nature walks can be enjoyed here.

Almora
Almora

11. Kufri

Kufri is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This is the best holiday destination for nature and wildlife lovers. Major attractions are, Kufri Zoo, Mahasu Peak and many more. Activities which can be enjoyed here are, zoo visits, nature tours, adventure sports and yak safari.

Kufri
Kufri. Image Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

12. Binsar

Binsar is located in the state of Uttrakhand which is a very beautiful, pleasant and serenity place. It is one of the nearest hill stations from Delhi. It is the best place for the person who loves to stay in jungle. Wildlife Sanctuary, Zero Point, and Jageshwar Temple are popular tourist attractions in Binsar.

Binsar
Binsar. Image Source: soulitude.in

Article first published on January 7, 2016.

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