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Top 10 Hill Stations Near Delhi To Visit- Top Places | Best Timings | Things To Do…

6th September 2020

Top 10 Hill Stations Near Delhi To Visit- Top Places | Best Timings | Things To Do…

Delhi the capital of India, has many tourist attractions. Every year a large number of Indian and foreign tourists visit Delhi to explore historical and Modern India, but there are various places to visit near Delhi. Here are some beautiful hill stations near Delhi to visit on weekends for Delhiites to reenergize and relax with family and friends from there busy and tiring routines.

  • Lansdowne
  • Rishikesh
  • Mussoorie
  • Dhanaulti
  • Shimla
  • Dehradun
  • Nainital
  • Bhimtal
  • Kasauli
  • Chail


A beautiful hill station situated in district Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand. Lansdowne is situated at an elevation of 1700 meters above the sea level surrounded by green oak and pine jungles. It is 158Km away from Dehradun, 106Km away from Haridwar, and 247Km from Delhi. The green slopes with wonderful weather make it a perfect destination to visit near Delhi. Lansdowne is also known for its natural charm and its serene atmosphere. Snowfall commonly experiences in the winter season. The annual festival Shardotsav is celebrated during autumn, so one can experience this beautiful event with a pleasant climate.

Must-Visit Places in Lansdowne: Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, St. Mary’s Church, Durga Devi Temple, Bhulla Lake, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhim Pakora, Tip-in-Top View Point or Hawagarh, Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Regimental Museum.

Top Things to Do: Trekking at Hawagarh, Boating in Bhulla Lake, Nature Walk, Camping, Jungle Safari at Kalagarh Tiger Reserve.

Best Time to Visit: March to October

How to Reach: While visiting Lansdowne from Delhi, one can take buses from Delhi on a daily bases at the nominal fare. One can also take a flight to reach Lansdowne and the nearest airport is in Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport, which is 117Km away from Delhi.

The nearest railway station is Kotdwar Railway Station, which is 40 Km away from the main town and cabs are easily available to reach.


The religious, cultural, and most famous spot for adventure enthusiasts, its Rishikesh. Rishikesh is situated in Tehri Garhwal region Uttrakhand state and just 25 Km away from Haridwar, 230 Km away from Delhi. Rishikesh is one of the most famous and ideal weekend gateways for Delhiites to visit the nearest hill stations. Rishikesh is also known as Yoga capital in India, and every year a large number of foreign tourists visit here. The scenic city looks suspended between the stunning riverside hikes, green forests, verdant mountains, and pleasant sunny sky giving it a surreal look. Rishikesh has many temples, yoga ashrams, running holy river Ganga, which will provide the visitors de-stress and peaceful experience. Don’t miss to visit 13-storey Trimbakeshwar Temple and the Laxman Jhula.

Must-Visit Places in Rishikesh: Laxman Jhula, Trimbakeshwar Temple, Rishi Kund, Triveni Ghat, Kaudiyala, Kunjapuri Temple.

Top Things to Do: Local sightseeing, River Rafting, and other water sports, Pilgrimage, Bungee-Jumping.

Best Time to Visit: September to October

How to Reach: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is 35 Km away from Rishikesh.

The nearest railway station is Haridwar railway station, which is just 25 Km away from Rishikesh and Haridwar is well-connected with India’s major cities.

One can also reach Rishikesh from Delhi via Bus. Govt and Private Buses running on daily bases from Anand vihar and Kashmiri gate.


The charming, romantic, and most visiting hill station in India Mussoorie is also known as Queen of hills. It is located at an altitude of 1800 meters above the sea level, surrounded by beautiful cloudy Shivalik ranges. Mussoorie is a crowded and busy hill station and one of the favorite and most visiting places on weekend gateways for Delhiites. It is just 279 Km away from Delhi. Mussoorie offers there, visitors, a pleasant atmosphere with growing hills. It is also famous as the best summer hill station in India.

Must-Visit Places in Mussoorie: company Bagh, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba View Point, Jwala Devi Temple, Bhatta Falls, Choepelling Falls.

Top Things to Do: Shopping at Mall road, Ropeway Ride from Jhulaghat to Gun hill, Boating at Company Garden, Skywalk, and Zipline adventures.

Best Time to Visit: October to June

How to Reach: The nearest airport is in Dehradun, just 24 Km away from Mussoorie.

One can also reach by train, the nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway station, sharing taxi and roadways buses are easily available to reach Mussoorie.

Delhi to Mussoorie bus services is very less so one can take a bus for Dehradun and easily take a taxi for Mussoorie from here.


The most attractive, picturesque, and calm place where one can re-energize their soul from there busy schedule its Dhanaulti. Just 25 Km away from Mussoorie, and the most famous weekend gateway from Delhi. This is the perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts, as Dhanaulti offers the best camping, hiking, and other adventure activities. Dhanaulti is famous for its tranquil atmosphere. There is also a facility for the tourists to plant a tree as a memory of their loved ones, which is called as memory sapling plantation.

Must-Visit Places in Dhanaulti: Eco Park, Deoghar Fort, Surkanda Devi Temple, Dashavtar Temple.

Top Things to Do: Camping at Thangdhar Village, Trekking from Surkanda Temple, Mountain Biking and Trekking.

Best Time to Visit: September to June

How to Reach Dhanaulti: The nearest airport is in Dehradun Jolly Grant airport, and the nearest railway station is Dehradun railway station, 50 Km away from Dhanaulti. Buses are also available from Delhi, private and some Govt buses running on a daily bases, so one can also enjoy a road trip from Delhi.


The capital of Himachal Pradesh and the summer capital of the British Company, its Shimla. It is situated at an altitude of 2205 meters above sea level. The charming views, pleasant atmosphere, and verdant beauty make it the most famous hill station in India. Shimla has numerous attractions like ancient temples, the world-famous Toy Train journey, and a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range. Shimla attracts family vacationers as well as newly-wedded couples. It is 342 Km away from Delhi and amongst the best hill stations visit near Delhi.

Must-Visit Places in Shimla: Kufri, Shoghi, Jakhu Temple, Annadale, Mall Road, Christ Church, Scandal Point, Johny Wax Museum.

Top Things to Do: Shopping at Mall Road, Adventurous Ride on Toy Train, Rafting at Tattapani, Camping at Shoghi, adventure activities at Kufri, Nature walk.

Best Time to Visit: October to February, March To June

How to Reach Shimla: The nearest airport is in Jubbarhatti airport, which is 25 Km away from the main city.Cab and buses are running on a daily bases.

Delhiites Take a train from Delhi To Kalka, Then take Kalka-Shimla Toy Train, which will give you an amazing trip experience.


Dehradun the capital of Uttrakhand located on at 1400 meters above the sea level. This calm and charming city surrounded by other tourists attraction places like Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital. Dehradun just 270 Km away from Delhi and the best hill station to visit near Delhi. It is the best place for hiking, trekking, and camping, one can also find the many wildlife destinations here. Dehradun is the best place for nature lovers and explorers.

Must-Visit Places in Dehradun: Tapeshwar Temple, Robber’s Cave, Santala Devi Temple, Tapovan, Mindrolling Monastery, Wadia Institute of Geology. Lachhiwala.

Top Things to Do: Wildlife Safari at Rajaji National Park, Visit famous Temples and Monastery, Explore Deer Park, Trekking, explore the Sahastradhara, and Lachhiwala.

Best Time to Visit: March to June and in Winters.

How to Reach Dehradun: Jolly Grant Airport is just 31 Km away from the main city.

Dehradun Railway Station is just 900 meters away from the city.

Delhi to Dehradun via bus is 6 hours journey, buses are easily available from Delhi.


The beautiful hill station Nainital is situated at an altitude of 6837 ft above the sea level within the lap of Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas. Nainital is the most famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand State. It is 294 Km off from Delhi and 274 Km away from Dehradun. The most beautiful and serene hill station is known as the ‘Lake District of India’. Nainital offers its visitors a tranquil and clear atmosphere, beautiful lakes like Naini and Bhimtal Lake, verdant hills, and scenic meadows, which is able to make a memorable summer vacation for the visitor. Nainital attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists every year. This is often the perfect weekend gateway for Delhiites.

Must-Visit Places in Nainital: Naini Lake, Naini Peak, Mall Road, Naina Devi Temple, Eco Garden Cave, Naukuchiatal.

Top Things to Do: Boating in Famous Lakes, Horse Riding, Trekking, Nature walk.

Best Time to Visit: March to May, and December

How to Reach: The nearest airport is in Pantnagar, which is approximately 72 Km away from the city.

The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is just 23 Km off from the town.

Nainital is well connected by road with Delhi, Dehradun, Haldwani. Govt and private buses running on a daily bases.


While visiting Dehradun or Nainital one can also explore this tranquil and charming place Bhimtal. It is elevated at 1370 meters above sea level. Bhimtal is just 22 Km away from Nainital and 294 km away from Delhi. A story related to Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple and Old Shiva Temple near Bhimtal Lake is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the expatriation time of Pandavas. Bhimtal is a perfect destination for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. While visiting Uttrakhand one can also visit here.

Must-Visit Place in Bhimtal: Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal Island Aquarium, Bhimeshwar Temple, Hidimba Parvat.

Top Things to Do: Explore Beautiful Bhimtal Lake and Aquarium, Trekking, Nature Walk.

Best Time to Visit:  March to June, September to December

How to Reach Bhimtal: Jolly Grant Airport is 302 Km away from Bhimtal, buses are taking 7-8 hours from Delhi, Kathgodam Railway Station is 21 Km away from the city.


Kasauli is a tranquil hill station in Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by pine and oak trees with snow-capped mountains at an altitude of 1900 meters above the sea level and situated in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Renge of the Himalayas. In 1842 it was established as a British cantonment town, today also it has a Victorian touch. Kasauli offers calm and peaceful views throughout the year, one can visit here in any season as the weather of Kasauli is pleasant all year round. Kasauli is 306 Km away from Delhi, 55 Km away from Chandigarh. This is the best hill station visit near Delhi and the famous destination for Delhiites.

Must-Visit Places in Kasauli: Monkey Point, Gilbert Trail, Mall Road, Sunset-Sunrise Point, Mall Road, Christ Church, Gurkha Fort, Christ Church, Sabathu Fort

Top Things to Do: Walking at Gilbert Trail, Shopping at Mall Road, Trekking, Camping.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year

How to Reach Kasauli: The nearest airport is in Chandigarh, which is 70 Km away from Kasauli.

The nearest railway station is Kalka, just 40 Km away.

Frequently Buses are running from Delhi to Kalka or Chandigarh.


The tranquil and lush green hill station Chail is situated in Himachal Pradesh, it is just 44 Km away from Shimla and 335 Km away from Delhi. This beautiful hill station is surrounded by tall Deodar and Pine forests. Chail is a perfect destination for those who want a break from there busy life, a holiday at this picturesque hill town is delightful. Chail also has the highest cricket ground in the world. Chail offers incredible mountain ranges views, a calm atmosphere, and is acknowledged as a paradise for hikers. This is one of the nearest hill stations to visit near Delhi, don’t miss to try local foods and shopping at the local market.

Must-Visit Places in Chail: Maharaja’s Palace, Sadhupul Lake, Kali Tibba, Himalayan Nature Park, Gurudwara Sahib.

Top Things to Do: Hiking, Trekking, Golfing, and Horse Riding, Picnic at Sadhupul Lake, Explore Wildlife at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best Time to Visit: Mach to June, September to February

How to Reach Chail: Jabbarhatti airport is the nearest airport, which is 72 Km away from Chail, cabs are easily available from the airport.

The nearest Railway station is Kalka Railway station, which is 81 Km away from the main town.

    I'm Ishika, an Indian Traveller who is doing the job in HDFC Bank. This is my blog, where I'll tell you how to find the lesser-known places, get involved in the culture, learn the history, and meet locals along the way.

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