Delhi has a huge population as well as a very busy city. Apart from busy life, the crowd on streets and heavy jams, this city is also famous for its delicious street food. Although Delhiites are fond of parties and food, everyone needs a break from this hectic life. A perfect break could be a 2-3 days trip to the nearest hill stations from Delhi.
Although, there are a lot of options that you can have to relax from busy life and work of Delhi like pubs, parties, monuments, etc. However, this is not what we want. You may want a getaway weekend in the beautiful mountains near Delhi.
Here is the list of the best getaway hill stations which are nearest from Delhi, and where you can beat the heat and relax away from the hustle and bustle of Delhi.
Mussoorie is a hill station in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. It is just 270 kms and 5hr 30mins drive from Delhi. Mussoorie is also known as ‘Queen of Hills’. This hill station get its name because of the Mansoor plant that grows in abundance in this region.
Mussoorie stands at an altitude of 7000ft above sea level and once known as the British Summer Capital. It is a popular getaway for honeymooners. There are a lot of attractions which you can cherish in Mussoorie like Mall Road, Kempty falls, Lal Tibba, Sir George Everest, etc.
I guess this is the best and nearest hill station from delhi.
This beautiful hill station is just 250 kms away from Delhi. It is a very beautiful place with a lot of greenery and natural beauty. Lansdowne is at an altitude of 1706m above sea level.
The beautiful town of Lansdowne is situated at an elevation of 1780 m above sea level. It is in the south of Pauri en route Kotdwar and is surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests offering great mountain views.
The main attractions in Lansdowne are the war memorial & Garwal rifles regiments museum, kaleshwar temple, Bhim Pakora etc.
3. Nainital-Lake city of India
Nainital is a Himalayan resort town in the Kumaon region of India’s Uttarakhand state, at an elevation of roughly 2,000m. Formerly a British hill station, it’s set around Nainital Lake.
This hill station is just 298kms from Delhi which takes around 6hrs and 30mins by road. The main attraction of Nainital is ‘Naini Lake’ where you can experience boating. Nainital Zoo is a very important tourist spot where you can find rare species of snow leopard, steppe eagle & the Himalayan black bear.
It is around 300 kms from Delhi and will take around 6hrs and 50 mins to reach Kanatal. There are a lot of camps where you can stay and have the experience of a lifetime. White mountains and pleasant weather gives you a thrilling experience.
You can enjoy various activities like rappelling, rock climbing, jungle safari at Kodia forest, etc.
Auli is a hill station in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state at an altitude of 9000ft above sea level. It is around 375kms from Delhi but will take around 10hrs to reach.
You have to reach Joshimath and then take a cable car to reach Auli. You can easily experience a snow covered area all around Auli. Therefore, it is also known as the ‘skiing capital of India’.
It is the highest and the longest one not just in India but the whole of Asia and it offers magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks. Auli’s artificial lake is another attraction which is one of the world’s highest man-made lakes.
6. Dalhousie- Khajjar
Dalhousie is around 560kms from Delhi and at an altitude of 1970m above sea level. It is little far away from Delhi but a treat for nature lovers offering greenery as well as snow.
You can experience snow in the month of December, January & Feb. Main attractions around Dalhousie is Khajjiar which also known as Mini Switzerland of India. The way upto Khajjiar is all covered with snow and so is the grassland above.
You can experience paragliding in summer season at Khajjiar. Dalhousie still has its old-world charm with its bungalows and churches from the British era and natural vistas.
So the choice is yours that where you want to go depending on your budget or number of days. So just pack your bags and travel to any of the above mentioned nearest hill stations from Delhi to beat the heat.
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