India’s capital city has many reasons to be called its most vibrant metropolitan. From being a cultural hub, to offering good party scenes, Delhi has a lot to offer. The many escapades from this city like the beautiful hill stations are totally worth exploring. Lush environs, scenic landscapes and picturesque settlements, there is a lot that these beautiful hill stations have. Listed below are eight best hill stations near Delhi that you must visit for the perfect retreat. Also Read - Lockdown 4.0: Noida's Biggest Commercial Hub, Sector 18, to Open Shops From Thursday

1. Manali

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One of the most favored hill stations near Delhi, Manali in Himachal Pradesh is the highest point in the Kullu Manali valley. Snow-capped mountains, white waters, towering tress amidst lush greenery, is what awaits you at Manali. The natural beauty will leave you stunned and spellbound. The major attractions of Manali are Tibetan Monasteries , Beas River, Solang valley and also the Rohtang Pass. You can also get an experience of skiing in Manali. Also Read - Earthquake With Magnitude 2.7 Hits Delhi Yet Again, Tremors Felt Across NCR

Distance from Delhi: 537 km



2. Shimla

Kali Bari Temple

Shimla is the queen of hill stations. Situated at a height of 2,276 m above sea level, Shimla is best known for the colonial beauty, unspoiled nature and spectacular landscapes. This place attracts tourists in large numbers every year. The largest city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is paradise for adventure enthusiasts since it hosts a biking race which is also considered as one of the best and biggest in South Asia. The major attractions of Shimla are the Viceroy Lodge, Jakhoo Temple, Kali Bari Temple (pictured above), Christ Church and also Mall Road for its shopping.

Distance from Delhi: 342 km

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3. Srinagar

Gulmarg valley

A summer capital and the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is famous for its beautiful gardens, lakes and quaint houseboats. Still the most preferred tourist destination, Srinagar is the best getaway for people who are looking for some solace amidst nature. Snow-clad peaks, heavenly Himalayan ranges, and romantic weather — the beauty of Srinagar is something you should see to believe. Some of the major attractions in Srinagar that you mustn’t miss are shikara Rides in the Dal Lake, Gulmarg’s charm and the beautiful Jhelum river.

Distance from Delhi: 907 km

4. Dalhousie

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Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station situated in Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 1970 m above sea level. Dalhousie still has unspoiled environs and hence you get the best views of misty foothills, majestic valleys and an extremely cozy ambiance. This is the perfect getaway that you may have been looking for. Major attractions of Dalhousie are Khajjiar , Bakhtira Hills and also the stunning Chamba Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 558 km

5. Dharamsala

Beautiful dharmashala stadium

Home to His Holyness The Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a hill station situated in Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 2352 m above sea level. This place has been gaining a lot of popularity among tourists and backpackers. With spectacular views of the Himalayas, thrilling trekking routes and the majestic cricket stadium, Dharamsala won’t cease to impress you. Cascading waterfalls, charming temples, Dal Lake and Kangra Valley are some of the many attractions that Dharamsala has to offer.

Distance from Delhi: 474 km

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6. Mussoorie

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Situated in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is a hill station which is a little piece of heaven on earth.  Located on the foothills of the majestic and stunning Garhwal Himalayan range, there is an unworldly peace that you experience in this quaint hill station. Even though this place sees a lot of tourists and the crowd might bother you, trust us when we say, all this wouldn’t matter because of the irresistible beauty.  Also known as the queen of hills, Mussoorie is where you will be treated to attractions like the Shivalik ranges , Kempty waterfalls (pictured above) and also Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 322 km

7. Dehradun

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Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand situated at an elevation of 435 m above sea level. One of the quaintest shill stations near Delhi, Dehradun has many tourist attractions that are sure to make your trip a memorable one. Most of them fall on the route to Rishikesh and Haridwar, but we suggest you explore this place for the unexplored beauty and gems. The pleasant climate is also another aspect of Dehradun that will attract you, apart from the views of Rajaji National Park , Santala Devi Temple and Robber’s Cave and the Mindrolling monastery.

Distance from Delhi: 243 km

8. Kasauli

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Tranquil and serene is what best describes Kasauli, a cantonment town located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. This town lies at an elevation of 1927 m above sea level. Kasauli gives you a glimpse of the Victorian age and living. Apart from untouched nature, you can also experience sights of Christ Church (pictured above), Sunset Points and also the Monkey Point.

Distance from Delhi: 287 km

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