7 Amazing Hill Stations Near Chandigarh To Enjoy Scenic Beauty

Chandigarh is famous world wide for its beauty and aroma. The feel which one gets which entering Chandigarh-the City Beautiful is something beyond words could ever express. Every road of this beautiful City has a different story to tell to its visitors. Not only Chandigarh but hill stations near to it also help people have a gala time all thanks to the beauty of the greenery and surroundings. There are some beautiful hill stations near Chandigarh which open their doors to welcome the people and thus enjoy scenic beauty there.
So, all you busy people who wish to take a break and have a soothing experience, we have a list of some beautiful places near Chandigarh for you to experience serenity and peace.

Nainital, Uttarakhand 

Nainital located in Uttarakhand is one of the most popular and exquisite hill station which is known for its greenery and beauty. Located in Kumaon region, Nainital is subject to a beautiful green view and possesses a soothing weather. Domestic as well as foreign tourists visit Nainital in large numbers. This hill station is the best known for the Nainital Lake which is sometimes even referred to as the ‘Queen Of Lakes’. The lake is in shape of a pear and is covered by hills on all the sides which definitely promises a mesmerizing view to the onlookers. In Nainital, you can indulge in a lot of activities like Boating, shopping, trekking as well as hiking. Also, this hill station has an aerial rope-way as well as different kinds of breathtaking picnic spots.

How To Reach: By road
Best Time To Visit: October to June
Special Attractions: Nainital Lake, Snow View, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo which is a Hillside zoo, Tiffin Top which is best for horse trekking
Elevation: 2084 m

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh 

Kasauli is an enchanting hill station located in Himachal Pradesh which is surrounded by mixed forests which consist of pine, oak as well as wild flowers. Kasauli is one of the nearest hill stations in Chandigarh and is one of the perfect getaways for the approaching weekend. 65 km away from Chandigarh, Kasauli is a popular tourist station which was established by the British Raj. This hill station has a lot of colonial stories to tell and thus becomes ‘Hiker’s Paradise’. For the party animals also, Kasauli hill station has something in store named Hangouts. Because of so many special features as well as being a home to so many memorable spots, this hill station is a must visit.

How To Reach: By Road
Best Time To Visit: April to June, September to November
Special Attractions: Baptist Church, Mall Road, Kasauli Brewery, Hawa Ghar, Sunset Point, Hangout
Elevation: 1900 m

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Commonly known as the ‘The Unexplored Jewel Of Garhwal’, Lansdowne in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful hill stations near Chandigarh which needs to be explored for sure. The thick line of flora and fauna along with spell-bounding beauty and mesmerizing charm is more than enough to keep you stuck to the place. You can indulge in a lot of adventure sports and bird watching activities in this region. Also, Sharadotsav Festival which is organised in the month of Autumn is a splendid time to enjoy the scenic beauty of this hill station located near Chandigarh.

How To Reach: By road
Best Time To Visit: March to October
Special Attractions: Garhwali Mess, Garhwali Museum, Kaleshwar Temple, St. Mary’s Church, Bhim Pakora
Elevation: 1700 m

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is one of those hill stations near Chandigarh which draws a major lot of tourists every year once the monsoon starts to fade all because of its amazing view and spectacular beauty. Apart from the temples and various monasteries which are located in Manali, you can unveil your adventurous self by indulging into paragliding as well as skiing which are some of the enjoyable and memorable experience of this hill station located near Chandigarh. Though trekking is sure to provide you with cramps and pain, it will be all worth it in the cold temperature and snow in Manali. The Manali Sanctuary is another attraction for the bird lovers out there.

How To Reach: By road
Best Time To Visit: December and January
Special Attractions: Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Devi Temple, Bhrigu Temple 
2050 m

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett is one of the oldest National Parks which is located in Uttarakhand. Being a National Park, this place ought to have a lush green spread of grass and trees. This National Park is one of the most visited hill stations near Chandigarh because of plenty of things, wildlife being the most prominent of them all. The Corbett Safari is as well as the Corbett Tiger Reserve which is correctly termed as the ‘Land of Roar, Trumpet and Song’ are the main attractions of Jim Corbett National Park. If you are a person who is fond of adventures and would like to witness a beautiful range of flora and fauna, Jim Corbett National Park is an ideal hill station near Chandigarh for you to visit.

How To Reach: By road or through railways. Taxis are available at all the nearby railway stations to take you forward
Best Time To Visit: Depends on the zone being visited by the tourist. Ideally in between October and June
Special Attractions: Garjiya Devi Temple, Jim Corbett Museum, Corbett Falls, Corbett Tiger Reserve

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 

Mussoorie is a hill station which possesses a treat to the eye in form of natural beauty and a lush green environment all around. The blooming aroma of this place helps it to emerge as one of the best hill stations to visit near Chandigarh and enjoy the scenic beauty. Beautiful waterfalls, scenic views as well as the architectural marvel which are inspired by the colonial structures of the British Raj are something definitely to look out for while visiting this prepossessing hill station located near Chandigarh. A delicious variety of Maggi is also available at various spots in Mussoorie and are a must try to treat your buds right. There are various resorts and hotels nearby the Mall Road which will be perfect for your stay in Mussoorie.

How To Reach: By road
Best Time To Visit: For pleasant climate – April to June. For snowfall – November to January
Special Attractions: Kempty Falls, K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum, Soham Heritage & Art Center, Fish Aquarium 
2006 m

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 

The capital city of Himachal Pradesh- Shimla is one of the most preferred hill station near Chandigarh by many people out there. Shimla which is also known as the ‘Queen Of Hills’ is one of the best places to roam around and indulge into challenging sports and adventures like skiing, trekking, paragliding and much more. The summer time is ideal to visit Shimla as the temperature here is pleasant and numerous outdoor activities can be performed during this time. Thick patches of snow can be enjoyed in the winter season. Shimla is no less than a paradise in winters and thus a huge chunk of people visit to enjoy the beauty of this hill station near Chandigarh in winters.

How To Reach: By Road
Best Time To Visit: March to June, November to February
Special Attractions: Kalka-Shimla Highway, Jakhoo, Mall Road, The Rigde
Elevation: 2276 m

There are several Hill stations situated near Chandigarh which can be visited time and again to enjoy scenic beauty. Adventure sports and other thrilling adventures come along with these places so one does not ever gets bored out of these. The hill stations near to Chandigarh are epitomes of scenic beauty as well as greenery within themselves and have a wide variety of things for you to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Plan out your vacation and visit these hill stations near Chandigarh to enjoy scenic beauty today!


Tulika Gupta

A B.Com Graduate from Punjab University, Tulika Gupta is a playful, high spirited and an energetic soul who loves to read and write. When she is not writing, you can either find her in her dreamer mode or fulfilling her social media instincts. You can write to her at hello@chandigarhmetro.com
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