20 Offbeat Hill Station Near Delhi for a Serene Summer Escape

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If you are the one who loves mountains and have yet not decided where to go this summer holiday due to lack of time or no leave from office do not worry. Here are a few amazing and yet offbeat hill destinations near Delhi  where you can plan a holiday to beat the summer heat. All these places are within 600 kms from Delhi and can be easily be visited without taking a long leave.

1. Lansdowne

Distance: 252 kms approx

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The picturesque town of Lansdowne in Uttarakhand is one of best and the most scheduled hill stations near Delhi. The splendid views of pine and oak trees, misty mountains with almost no tourist footfall is the main attraction here.

2. Nahan

Distance: 264 kms approx

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Nahan is a splendid hill station in Himachal Pradesh.  The main attractions over here include the numerous potato and ginger farms and peach plantations as well as the beautiful Renuka Lake,Shiwalik Fossil Park and a few famed temples.

3.Sattal

Distance: 272 kms approx

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Sattal, the unexploited water biome in Uttarakhand is a great idea to beat the summer heat with the mysteriously inter-connected seven freshwater lakes. Migratory birds make it one of the best destinations for birdwatchers.

4. Parwanoo

Distance: 281 kms approx 

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Parwanoo in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh is famous for Timber Trail Cable Car that makes it one of the best destinations to enjoy with kids. Kalka (4 kilometers) and Pinjore (10 kilometers) are interesting tourist attractions around Parwanoo.

5. Naukuchital

Distance: 302 kms approx

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Naukuchiatal, the lake of nine corners holds mythological importance and it is assumed that anyone who performs the parikrama of the lake is blessed by Lord Brahma. Enjoy Rowing, paddling, water zorbing and paragliding.

6. Pangot

Distance: 305 kms approx

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Nestled in the Kumaon hills near Nainital, far away from exploited cities, there is a peaceful hill village known as Pangot in Uttarakhand. It is birdwatchers’ paradise and the best retreat for nature lovers.

7. Barog

Distance: 305 kms approx

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A small little place near Shimla that is perfect or pwople who want to spend a few days away from the crowd. Campers can have a memorable stay in the tents at Barog Camping Ground.

8. Kanatal

Distance: 310 kms approx

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Kanatal in Uttarakhand is the perfect destination for bird watchers, nature lovers and adventurers. A place to enjoy camping, trekking and long relaxing nature walks with stunning views all around.

9. Ramgarh

Distance: 327 kms approx  

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Orchards of apples, apricots, peaches and pears have made Ramgarh, the fruit bowl of Kumaon one of the favorite destinations in the recent times. Visitors looking for solitude can have a peaceful time in the Ashrams established by Rabindranath Tagore and Narain Swami. Himalayan ranges present for a breathtaking view for the tourists.

10. Shogi

Distance: 347 Kms approx

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Perfect beauty, pleasing surroundings, peaceful locale and above all, the splendid weather have made Shoghi, one of the best hill stations on the Kalka – Shimla belt. You can visit temples, enjoy unexplored countryside and views of the breathtaking Himalayas in Shogi.

11. Fagu

Distance: 377 kms approx

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If doing nothing and just relaxing sounds a great idea to you, Fagu, naer Shimla is the perfect hill station for you. Admire the magnificent Himalayan views and have some great pictures to cherish forever.

12. Binsar

Distance: 389 kilometers 

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Binsar is the most ideal destination for wildlife lovers and people seeking serenity. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is full of amazing birds, you might spot a leopard too in the caves of the jungle too. When the weather is fine miles and miles of Himalayan range view and the ancient Jogeshwar temple are the main attractions here.

13. Kausani

Distance: 405 kms approx

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Perfect for honeymooners, Kausani of Uttarakhand is also known as Switzerland of India for the beautiful views that it offers. Tea gardens, Anasakti Ashram and the panoramic views of Himalayan ranges like Nanda devi are the highlights of Kausani.

14. Churwadhar

Distance: 400 kms approx

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Churwadhar in Himachal Pradesh is tiny little mountain hamlet. The tranquility, the verdant surroundings and its beautiful camping location with trekking options and the wildlife sanctuary attracts nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts to this lovely place.

15. Thanedar

Distance: 434 kms approx

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Apple, Plum and Apricot orchards with great Himalayan views and adventure activities like nature walks and treks are the major attractions of Thanedar in Himachal Pradesh.  An ideal hilly destination place close to nature with no crowd at all.

16. Mandi

Distance: 446 kilometers

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Ancient temples and monasteries, Prashar Lake, Rewalsar Lake and Barot Valley are just a few things that draws the nature lovers to Mandi. Its a beautiful hilly town away from the crowds.

17. Kangra

Distance: 470 kms approx

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Around an hour drive from Dharamsala, Kangra of Himachal Pradesh is a wonderful destination of mythological and historical importance. Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra Fort and Maharaja Sansar Chand Museum are the interesting places to visit over here.

18. Darang

Distance: 490 kms approx

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Darang near Mcleodganj tea tourism destination in the lap of mighty Himalayas. Walk through green rolling tea gardens over the hills. View the majestic Dhauladhars standing tall and enjoy a few adventure activities nearby- like paragliding and trekking.

19. Munsiyari

Distance: 545 kms approx

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A favoured destination among nature lovers, mountaineers trekkers is still an  offbeat destinations near Delhi as regular tourists don’t really frequent this place. The best part about little mountain hamlet in Uttarakhand is the loneliness and the agnificent view of the Himalayan peaks.

 20. Tirthan Valley

Distance: 550 kms approx

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Its the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh situated by Tirthan River and a a paradise for those who love to spend quality time with nature. The only things to do here are nature walks, angling, trekking and bird watching.

Also Read – Tirthan Valley A Paradise for Nature Lovers

Delhi almost becomes a microwave oven during summers. Have a great time in the pleasant and cool ambiance of these hill stations near Delhi easily accessible the city.Get your bookings done and get going.

 

 

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