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Top 5 Hill Stations Near Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India has turned into a bustling hub of trade and commerce. It offers an unprecedented amount of luxuries, architectural monuments, countless traditions, museums, and much more. Although being a remarkable tourist destination for inland and foreign entrepreneurs and travelers, the sadly scorching summer and soaring temperature subtends an entirely different edge of the city. Being in immense traffic, dense population, and overworked mass in the concrete jungle is often deplorable. What one needs is a little breakthrough to an environment, which not only soothes the mind but also makes you calm, rejuvenated, and fresh.

A salubrious gateway to a serene place with eternal beauty behold in calm compassion, the large range of mountains, the infinitely expanded lush green landmasses and scenic beauty is what a hill station has to offer as a bouquet of ever-lasting memories and impressions. Here is a list of five top hill stations near Delhi, which would serve as a wholesome package to everyone who are looking for a quick getaway into the beauty of nature:

1. Nahan

Renuka Lake

Renuka Lake

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A serene ambience and calm hill station adorned with spectacular peaks, fascinating lakes and pleasant climate, Nahan is situated 261 km from Delhi. It is on Shivalik hill range at an altitude of 950 meters with a beautiful view of the surrounding nature. A number of nearby attractions include Paonta Sahib, Renuka Lake, Suketi Fossil Park, Trilokpur temple and Lytton Memorial. Although, it offers a pleasant climate all year round but to admire and experience the beauty of wildlife the best season to visit is from November to March. Nahan can easily be reached by road from Delhi for a quick weekend getaway.

2. Lansdowne

Lansdowne

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A charming hill top with a number of different tourist attractions is the most easily reachable and most visited hill top for Delhities. Offering from a large market in the city center to adventure activities like paddling, bird watching, boating, bungee-jumping and trekking, this hill top is situated at an altitude of 1700 meters. At a distance of 270 Km from Delhi, Lansdowne is in Pauri Garwahal district of Uttrakhand state. The must visit attractions are Bhulla Taal, Lover’s Lane, St. Mary’s Church, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Santoshi Mata Temple, Bhairav Gandhi Temple and Tip n Top Viewing. The best season to visit this wonderful place is from March to June.

3. Nainital

Nainital Lake

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The city of lakes situated in Kumaon district in the foothills of Himalayan ranges is unremarkably an unrivalled destination with serene beauty. You can achieve a great degree of calmness here in the soothing and relaxing environment. Apart from the city’s hustle bustle, experience the Mountain peaks, View Points, pious temples, Wildlife tours and Eco garden Cave. At a distance of 278 Km from Delhi, Nainital offers a long range of luxury hotels too for a safe and comfortable stay in cavernous slopes, splendid lakes, adorable mountains and towering trees. The city offers connectivity to all modes of transport. The best season to visit is March to June and November to February.

4. Ranikhet

Ranikhet

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Popularly named as ‘The Queen’s Meadow’ is a hill top in the lap of nature, at a distance of 343 Km from Delhi, this exemplary hill station preserves the only pretty Victorian architecture embraced with Oak & Deodar trees, backdrop of pine and long grape vines. Right from staying in cottages to the experience of dense forest and visit to pretty attractions, it gives an ever-lasting impression of eternal natural beauty. The best season to visit is October to June.

5. Solan

Solan

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Located at a distance of 307 Km from the capital, Solan is situated at a height of 1600 meters. One of the largest production site for mushroom and tomatoes, it is named as ‘City of Red Gold’. Solan preserves a vast amount of India’s historical lineage, the tourist attractions are Shoolini Devi Temple, Dolanji Bon Monastery, Arki Fort, Hari Mandir, Church and many more. The best time to visit is March to June.

Let it be a long vacation or a short weekend trip, Delhi has the best connectivity to a number of hill stations. So, it’s time to buckle up your shoes, pack up your bags, and set a thrilling adventure to the most beautiful hill stations. Enjoy the mesmeric beauty away from the scorching heat and gather the best memories for life.