Hill stations near Delhi that are perfect for long weekends
Thanks to its surrounding snow-clad mountains, river valleys, thermal springs and laidback vibe, Manali is a popular getaway, located 600 km away from Delhi. Its widespread appeal draws everyone from adventure sports enthusiasts to families and couples to laidback backpackers.
Best known as the base of the Dalai Lama and an important centre of Tibetan culture in India, Dharamshala is a small hill station located 475 km from Delhi. It lies on the spur of the Dhauladhar range high up in the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
Characterised by spectacular views of snow-clad Himalayas, colonial buildings, and picturesque walking trails, this hill station is situated 350 km away from Delhi. With plenty of tourist attractions around, it makes for an ideal long weekend getaway.
Situated at a distance of 580 km from Delhi, Dalhousie is a quaint hill station perched at an altitude of 8000 ft, and sprawling across five hills at the foothills of the Dhauladhar range in Himachal Pradesh.
Lying 300 km away from Delhi, Nainital is among the top hill-stations in India with its beautiful emerald lake, green hills and old cottages.
Often called the ‘Queen of the Hills’, this British-era hill station lies at a distance of 280 km from Delhi, and is a favoured vacation spot for everyone from honeymooners to families.
Approximately 400 km from Delhi, Auli is a picturesque hill station located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, which is also a well-known skiing destination in the country.
About 290 km from Delhi, Chamba is a small township located in the Tehri district of Uttaranchal, and remains relatively untouched by tourism.