Getaways in the Mountains around Delhi

The felicitous geographical location of Delhi allows its denizens to enjoy the hilly terrains at an easy go. Owing to such a disposition, Delhi has quite a good number of hill-stations at a close proximity. Mountains are one of the most visited areas of India. Throughout the year, hill stations are seen to be flocked by visitors from all across the country. It is also because the weather in the hilly areas remains pleasant most of the time. Since Delhi has such a close proximity to some of the most well-known hill stations, it is quite convenient for the people to look up to the mountains while planning a trip. Summer holidays, winter holidays or just a small break, hill stations prove to be the most appropriate getaway. So if you are one of the Delhites, planning for a vacation to the mountains, here are five  most accessible hill stations around Delhi:

1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Distance from Delhi– 360 km approx.

Having been the summer capital of British India, Shimla is essentially the historical hill station of India. The colonial presence can still be felt in the spectacular architectural reminiscences the Britishers have left behind. Head to Shimla if you are an avid lover of history! Hill stations like Kullu, Manali, Kufri and Chail are at close proximity from here.

2. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Distance from Delhi– 284 km approx.

Also known as the “Queen of Hills”, Mussoorie is located at the foothills of the Himalayan ranges. Blessed with scintillating landscape, it is a fascinating hill station located at a close proximity from Delhi. The weather here is so pleasant that you fall head over heels in love with this hill station.

3. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Distance from Delhi- 270 km approx.

Set in the beautiful valley of Kumaon Hills, Nainital is flocked by tourists all round the year. This picturesque hill station is known for the pear shaped Naini Lake situated amidst the Kumaon foothills. Owing to the magnanimous natural splendour, Nainital has earned a lot of popularity amongst the tourists.

4. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Distance from Delhi- 270 km approx.

Not many are aware of this cantonment town located in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Enclosed by dense oak and blue pine forests, it is an amazingly surreal town which captivates the soul as soon as you step down here. Adventure activities like trekking, bird watching, boating, etc. can be well enjoyed at this place.

5. Morni, Haryana

Distance from Delhi- 269 km approx.

Named after a queen who once ruled this area, Morni is situated in the foothills of the Shivalik range. It is an ideal holiday spot blessed with natural vistas and a cool climate. Morni also offers a wide range of opportunities for trekking, bird watching, rock-climbing and other adventure sports.

There are several other popular as well as off-beat hill stations around Delhi. But the above mentioned destinations are some of the very obvious choices that people of Delhi usually make. What other places do you think can be reached easily from Delhi? Do leave your suggestions below!

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