For Delhitees, hill stations are an escape from the hustle bustle of city life and the pathetic pollution that deteriorates health. The hill stations near Delhi with serene landscapes, misty or snow-capped mountains, the breath-taking natural beauty of the hill stations. In this travel blog, we will explore the hill stations without wasting our time on travelling. Here we will discuss the hill stations near Delhi within 6 hrs of travelling that gives you immense pleasure with its own charm and tranquil beauty. 

Let’s explore the best hill stations near Delhi within 6 hrs and after reading the blog plan a gateway from your hectic life. 

Mussoorie, Uttrakhand

Mussoorie popularly renowned as “The Queen of Hills’ ‘is situated in Dehradun district of Uttrakhand at an altitude of 7000 above sea level and the hill station is near to delhi. In Mussoorie you can experience the British offcuts, architecture and churches built by the British empire. Throughout the year a tourist can enjoy the pleasant weather.

Places to Visit in Mussoorie

  • Kempty Fall, a tourist attraction located in Tehri Garwal and falls between Dehradun – Mussoorie Road. The scenic view from the waterfall and the pond situated at the bottom of the waterfall where you can take a bath or swim.
  • Gun Hill, the Mussoorie’s second highest point located at an altitude of 2024 meters. The place is popular among nature lovers and photographers, as you can enjoy a panoramic city view from this point. You can do a ropeway also.
  • Lake Mist, a less crowded place with a scenic view covered with trees along the lakeside. You can sit over here and enjoy the calmness of this place.
  • Lal Tibba, a popular sunrise and sunset point for tourists. Lal Tibba is situated at a height of 7,164 feet and you can enjoy the magnificent view of Nilkantha Peak, Kedarnath Peak, and Banderpoonch range. Now, the place is a station of the Indian Army.
  • The Mall Road, is located at the centre of Mussoorie and is thus known as heart of Mussoorie. You can do shopping and if you love Himachali attire then you can click photographs in the dress which you can easily get from vendors.
  • Camels Back Road, a popular tourist place and 1 km from the city where tourist visit to experience the unhindered view of sunrise.
  • Dalai Hills, famous for Buddhist Temple and located 4km from the city is popular for Lord Buddha Temple, and its sunset view, if you love adventure then can do hiking over here.

Best Season to Visit Mussoorie

Mussoorie is best visited from April to June and September to November when the weather is pleasant.

How to Reach Mussoorie

  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station
  • By Road: Mussoorie is well connected to the major cities and you can take volvo bus and enjoy the road trip.

Lansdowne, Uttrakhand

Lansdowne a town situated at an altitude of 1,706m above sea level in Pauri Garhwal, Uttrakhand, and named after the then British Empire Viceroy, Lord Lansdowne. The Britisher’s used this place for the training and now our Indian Army’s, Garhwal Rifles regiment is situated over here. Lansdowne is a peaceful hill station and Uttrakhand’s ideal location for eco-tourism. Lansdowne hill station is near to Delhi and only 4hr drive from Delhi. 

Places to visit in Lansdowne

  • If you are adventurous and want to do sports activities in the hill station, then do this:
    • Camping in the dense forest under the shinning starts, bonfire, and the delicious food
    • Boat Ride in Bhulla Lake and enjoy the scenic view. Don’t forget to capture the moment
    • A thrilling trek to the snow viewpoint and a beautiful view of Chaukhamba and Trishul Peak.
    • Nature Walk in the lush green forest of pine, oak, and many others, and feel the fresh air.
    • Hiking to Tip N Top Viewpoint and enjoy the Garhwal Hills and panoramic view of lush green forest and Himalayan Range.
  • Kalgarh Tiger Reserve, known for the lush green forest of Sal and Sheesham with an exotic range of natural species, flora, and fauna.
  • Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, a 1500-year-old ancient temple of Lord Shiva situated at an altitude of 1800 meters. You can explore the architecture and the amazing view of the lush green forest.
  • Explore the history, wars, and achievements of the Historical Defense Museum, Darwan Singh Sangrahalaya.
  • Bim Pakora, the placement of rocks was made by Bhim, one of Pandava’s during their exile.
  • Kanavashram, a divine place in the culture of Hinduism located on the bank of the Malini River.
  • St. John’s Church made by the British Empire during British Rule where you can experience the architecture of colonial era.

Best Season to Visit Lansdowne

You can visit Lansdowne throughout the year, but if you want to witness the snowfall then plan a trip from December to February.

How to Reach Lansdowne

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station
  • By Road: Roads are well connected from all the major cities.

Nainital, Uttrakhand

A popular and nearest hill station from Delhi to enjoy pleasant weather with families, friends or you can enjoy a solo trip. Nainital is a small town and a 3 days itinerary is enough to explore the beauty of Nainital. If you are from Delhi, then Nainital is a perfect getaway from city life.

Places to visit in Nainital

  • Naini Lake, the most popular attraction and 1km from the city, tourists love to do boating and in the evening the lake view is splendid. You can take an evening walk on Mall Road and the temples situated around the temple.
  • Snow View Point, you can reach through Nainital Ropeway and enjoy the splendid view of Nani Lake and the Mountains.
  • Tiffin Top, a place where you can explore a scenic view of the city. You can reach it by hiking and can do Horse Riding.
  • Eco Cave Garden, the garden is the perfect place for kids to hang out. You can enjoy the musical fountain, and hanging gardens and as it is a recreational park you can enjoy the caves.
  • Nanda Devi Temple, one of Shakti Peeth and a religious place in Hindu Religion and believed that Mata Sati’s eye fell at this place.
  • Neem Karoli Baba, ashram of a saint who is popular around the world. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and various Bollywood stars admire him.
  • Naina Peak, also known as Cheena Peak, the lake is in the shape of a Mango and is located 3km from the city. At the top point, you can explore the Tibetan border.

Best Season to Visit Nainital

The best time to visit Nainital is between March and June when the weather is pleasant. September to November is also favorable for clear views and comfortable temperatures.

How to Reach Nainital

  • Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway StationBy Road: Roads are well connected from all the major cities.
  • By Road: Roads are well connected from all the major cities.

Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

A hill station situated in the Himalaya region on the banks of Ganga in Uttrakhand. Rishikesh is famous for spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, and of course adventure. Those who love adventure can enjoy the thrill and rapids of river Ganga, bungee jumping, and many other famous activities. For the people of Delhi NCR, Rishikesh is the nearest hill station from delhi and a perfect getaway.

Places to visit in Rishikesh

  • If you want to fall into spirituality, attend Ganga Aarti in Triveni Ghat.
  • On the banks of the Ganga, you can do Yoga and Meditation in the early morning. I must say this will give you immense peace.
  • River Rafting in the Ganga River, Bungee Jumping, Cliff Jumping and Rock Climbing give you a thrilling experience.
  • Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, and Sita Jhula are famous points that connect you with the city life of Rishikesh.
  • Neelkant Mahadev, a famous temple of Lord Mahadeva. You can take a Public Jeep at a cost of Rs. 300/- (to and fro).

Best Season to Visit Rishikesh

The best time to visit Rishikesh is between March to June when the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the adventurous activities in Rishikesh. 

How to reach Rishikesh

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Junction/ Rishikesh Railway Station
  • By Road: If you are from Delhi-NCR and have your own car, then you can enjoy the road trip.

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli, a quaint village or we can say cantonment town is a perfect hill station near Delhi to explore nature’s beauty, the buildings of British Era and the panoramic view of hill station mesmerize you. Adventure lovers can enjoy hiking in Kasauli which is located at the eastern edges of himalaya. Kasauli, the hill station in Himachal Pradesh has many popular attractions points to explore. 

Places to visit in Kasauli

  • Monkey Point, the famous temple of Lord Hanuman situated at the highest point of the quaint town offers panoramic view of Kasauli. 
  • Timber Trail Ropeway Ride, a famous tourist ride to explore the city, the pine and deodar trees from the highest point. 
  • The famous Kalka Shimla Toy Train which was recognized by the UNESCO Heritage is a dream train to travel. Take a ride from Dharampur which is only 10 km away from Kasauli and while enroute enjoy nature’s beauty. 
  • Gilbert Trail, famous for the various kinds of bird species and adventure lovers trek from Kasauli Club and reach at Sunset Point a calm and quiet place. Imagine sitting at the highest point and watching the sunset, & the valley’s beauty. 
  • Mall Road, a perfect destination for the shopping lovers and in the middle of the Mall Road, the famous Christ Church built in 1853 in Gothic Style architecture is a must visit place. 
  • Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji, a religious place of Sikh Community famous among the tourists also. If you reach on Sunday, then don’t miss the religious programme, langar (Food) and can take free accommodation too.

Best Time to Visit Kasauli 

In every season the weather of Kasauli gives you a majestic experience. If you are planning in the winter season the temperature goes down and in summers the weather is pleasant to explore. 

How to Reach Kasauli

  • Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kalka Railway Station
  • By Road: For Delheties, Delhi NCR and Chandigarh people, you can take volvo bus/own car and enjoy the trip. 

Dehradun, Uttrakhand

Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand situated at the foothills of himalayas, famously known as “Educational Hub of Uttrakhand”. The city connects with major hill stations of Uttarakhand and the tourist attraction points in Dehradun is a retreat. The city offers pleasant weather throughout the year and the natural caves, waterfalls, mountains make it a perfect spot for Delhiite’s to explore the hill stations near Delhi.

Places to visit in Dehradun

  • Robbert Cave, for local people it is known as Gucchu Pani, the cave is famous for the extreme cold water flowing from the middle of the cave. The narrow cave in the lush green forest, cold water and the echo inside the cave made it most popular. 
  • Tapkeshwar Temple, a famous cave temple of Lord Shiva where people with any disease take bath in the holy water to get rid from the diseases. 
  • Mindrolling Monastery, an oldest monastery, has Asia’s tallest Stupa and the monastery gives training to thousands of Buddha’s in the monastery.  
  • Sahastradhara, a waterfall famous for its beauty and therapeutic value as the water contains sulphur which cure diseases. 
  • An educational tour to Forest Research Institute, Regional Science Centre and Subir Raha Oil Museum enlightens your thoughts. 
  • Daat Kali Temple, the temple of Goddess Kali, devotees offer prayer and the newly married couple take blessings from Maa Kali for their bright future.

Best Time to Visit Dehradun

You can plan a trip to Dehradun throughout the year, but I would advise to plan either in summer or autumn to enjoy the pleasant weather. 

How to Reach Dehradun

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Junction
  • By Road: For Delheties, Delhi NCR and Chandigarh people, you can take volvo bus/own car and enjoy the trip. 

Final Thought

A short and embarking journey to these splendid hill stations near Delhi is a perfect getaway from the chaotic life. The attraction points of these hill stations is a paradise and each hill station near Delhi which is described in the blog has its own charm. If you feel like taking a refreshing breath and a space from the busy life, then plan a short trip to these hill stations near Delhi. 

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