If you want to get away from Delhi’s sweltering summer heat and ditch the AC, you might be tempted to fly far off to someplace cooler. But what if you could stay right here and take advantage of the cooler temperatures in these offbeat hill stations near Delhi?
If you’re looking for a respite from the humidity, here are nine hill stations near Delhi that will help keep you cool this season:
Shangarh is a little-known village in Himachal Pradesh that is sure to leave you in awe of its spellbinding beauty. Shangarh in Sainj Valley is one of the offbeat hill stations that offers something for everyone. Whether it is trekking, solo travelling, Indian mythology, or undisturbed Shanti (peace) that interests you, it is the right place for you. This charming village will urge you to slow down and make you fall in love with nature and the place all over again. Shangarh in Sainj Valley is a place that offers something for everyone.
I have created a detailed vlog on Shangarh where you get all the information about the place, stay, commute, food, budget and other important things to plan the trip.
The reason why Mukhteshwar is a hidden gem near Nainital which should be your next weekend destination is because of the cleanliness, the quietness and the amazing nature view of different species of birds.
Mukhteshwar is one of the little-known hill stations in Uttarakhand about 48 km away from Nainital. Kathgodam railway station is about 60 km away which is the nearest railway station. From there you can book a cab and reach Mukhteshwar after 2 hours.
Mukhteshwar is not for every traveller. There are no shopping malls, no fancy restaurants, no amazing markets, and no 5-star hotels, Even the place is not easy to reach. If you have an idea to visit a place like Nainital in that case this tiny sleepy hamlet might disappoint you. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests, Mukhteshwar is all about natural beauty and slow travel.
I have created a detailed vlog on Mukhteswar where you get all the information about the place, stay, commute, food, budget, and other important things to plan the trip.
Khirsu is a hill station in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India. It is located at an elevation of 1,972 meters (6,520 ft) above sea level. The place is popular among tourists because of its natural beauty and climate.
The temperature ranges between 5° C to 25° C in the winter months and during summer it ranges from 15° C to 35° C.
Khirsu offers a 180-degree view of the sun-caressed Himalayas and is famous for its apple orchards that produce rosy apples. It is one of the best spots to head to if you are looking for a picturesque destination to spend your holidays in the Himalayas.
Chamba is not only famous for Khajjiar but also for its beautiful surreal natural beauty, dhaam (food), local festivals, people and paragliding. I got a chance to visit a three-day Himalayan Monal National Aerofest-2021 began at Chamba’s famous tourist destination Khajjiar. The Aero Fest is organized under the “Chalo Chamba” campaign and we witnessed local festivals, eco-tourism, and one of the ancient temples called Khajjiar Nag temple.
I have created a detailed video on Chamba with a glimpse of every offbeat thing. In this video, you will see some untouristy activities which only a local can experience.
💥 Local Himachali festivals
💥 Dhaam testing ( Himachali food)
💥 Listen to a beautiful voice of a local Himachali singer
💥 Eco-sustainable products
💥 First Himalayan Monal paragliding festival at Chamba with some brilliant activities
💥 Khajjiar and its story
Kasauli is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh and has various attractions and activities that you can experience. Some of the key attractions include the Central Research Institute, the Christ Church, Kasauli Brewery, the Nahri Temple, Sunset Point, and the Manki Point among others. Kasauli has a few small cafes where you can enjoy a slow time with a cup of hot coffee and bun samosa.
I went for a short weekend trip to Kasauli from Delhi and created a video in which I almost covered the best possible things to do in Kasauli. You can find famous food stop here, shopping places in Kasauli, where to stay and what to visit in Kasauli.
One of the hill stations Ramnagar is not only known for Jim Corbett or wildlife safaris. So, next time whenever you are planning for Uttarakhand, I highly recommend staying away from the overgrown, soulless market town. Try to stay in the mid of the forest and river, slightly at the Tarai base and near any village-like Kyari. The morning village walks, Butterfly trails, local food, local talk, and a small hike to Barati Row waterfalls would give you the vibes of the closeness of Nature. I would suggest you connect with local people to know more about village life and sustainable eco-tourism.
Winding streets, picturesque meadows offering glimpses of the desert land, and some stunning views welcome you to Spiti valley from the beginning. This valley is a cold mountain desert that lies between India and Tibet. It is encircled by thick snow-capped mountains, small villages, monasteries, and surreal road views.
The valley is situated at 12,500 feet above ocean level in the Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh. The climate is exceptionally harsh and has a cold desert territory. Consistently, the place gets daylight for only 250 days and is probably the coldest area in the Himalayas.
Spiti is a part of Lahaul and Spiti District. Notwithstanding, Lahaul is a different part of Spiti that revolved around Keylong town situated toward the west of Spiti.
I have done the whole circuit of Spiti via road and visited all of the places. I have faced AMS too, so before travelling to Spiti, do watch the video and thank me later..
Sissu is a hidden gem in the Lahaul district and can be covered from Manali as a day tour.
Bonus point, you can cover both Rohtang Pass and Atal Tunnel with Sissu. Sissu village, which had now become a small urban Hill Station is worth a visit. One advantage of this place is that it is on the national highway that ties Manali to Leh. This hamlet is surrounded by greenery all around with dense willow and poplar shrubs, high mountains, and a lake.
I have provided all information about Rohtang Pass and vehicle rules which you must know.
Ever wondered how it would be to hike from one place to another and then glide all the way down?
Situated in the valley of the Dhauladhar mountain range these two hamlets – Bir & Billing are famous for Paragliding and their magnificent scenic views. The villages got popular in the time of 2015 when the World cup of Parasailing was organized here in Bir. This Small Himachal and Tibetan villages are full of locals’ love, warmth, and smiles, and lots of places to roam around.
Bir Billing has so much to offer apart from Paragliding. On the off chance that you’ve spent your childhood lost in the realm of Enid Blyton books, then, at that point, Bir will verge on remembering those minutes. This is where you can awaken to a charming perspective right out of a book.
The places you should not miss when in Bir are as below :
Also, there are so many cute cafes in Bir that you just can’t skip during your trip!
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to head off to the mountains and feel the chills.
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