Hill Stations near Chandigarh – Best Weekend Holiday Spot

List of 10 Hill Stations which are perfect for weekend holiday and near to Chandigarh. These tourist destination places are unexplored and 1-2 days trip – find best time to visit. Please note that i have made this list of best tourist spot based on several research. The Chandigarh is known for its cleanness, lovely weather and well structured city. Today majority of the population are living in City, therefore I am listing 10 such beautiful hill stations that are near by and in 200 to 300 km distance.

Parwanoo

Parwanoo hill station

Parwanoo is a small but popular hill station where horticulture is famous. If you love eating fruits then visit this place to taste wide range of jellies, jams and marmalades. Parwanoo lies on the way to Subathu where twelfth century sculptures are visible. You can enjoy ropeway ride here.

Landmark Place:
Gurkha Fort, Pinjore.
How to Reach?
Parwanoo is just 35 kms away from Chandigarh. Taxi services are available on frequent basis to reach here.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Parwanoo is between February to May.

Kasauli

Kasauli hill station
Kasauli is a beautiful hill station where you can view number of churches and dense green forests. This place is a delight for the photographers because rare breed of plants, flowers and birds are visible here. Himalayan mountain range is covered with snow during winter here.

Landmark Place:
Monkey Point (Hanuman Temple, Christ Church, Gilbert Trail, Sunset Point.
How to Reach?
Kasauli is just 55 kms away from Chandigarh. You can get regular taxi services on frequent basis to reach here.
Best Time to Visit:
Anytime you can visit Kasauli for best experience as pleasant weather is present throughout the year here. In winter, you can enjoy snowfall.

Solan

Solan hill station
Solan is a quiet hill station having the partial view of Himalayan range and Alpine tree forests. This place has a history of having the oldest brewery established here. People suffering from diseases visit over here to betterment of their health.

Landmark Place:
Habban Valley, Kuthar Fort, Shulini Mata Temple, Mohan Meakin’s Brewery.
How to Reach?
Solan is just 66 kms away from Chandigarh. You can avail regular taxi service to reach over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Solan can be visited throughout the year for enjoying its ever pleasant beauty.

Chail
Chail

Chail is a popular hill station where you can see Shivalik region of Himalayan mountain range. During winter, you can experience snowfall here. Chail, Kufri, Shimla together form Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. Chail has royal history connected to it because it was former capital of Patiala.

Landmark Place:
Chail Palace, Gurudwara Sahib, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Reach?
Chail is just 110 kms away from Chandigarh. You can avail taxi or hired car to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit this place is mid-March to May and mid-September to mid-November.

Shimla

Shimla hill station
Shimla is the most famous hill station in India and does not need any introduction. Shimla remains snow-covered during all the seasons and in winter, the roads become ice-cream like thick. The Ridge is the most popular road in Shimla. National Highway 22 that connects Chandigarh to Shimla is a beautiful way which is worth-travelling.

Landmark Place:
The Mall, Christ Church, Summer Hill, Kufri, Naldehra Golf Club.
How to Reach?
Shimla is 113 kms away from Shimla. Various public bus and taxi services are available to reach over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is throughout the year as you can enjoy cool breeze here all the time.

Kullu
Kullu

Kullu is also a popular hill station situated in Himachal Pradesh at the banks of Beas river. You can visit both Pir Panjal mountain and Greater Himalayan range from Kullu. Tall pine and deodar forests and beautiful apple orchards add to the beauty of Kullu.

Landmark Place:
River Beas, Raghunath Temple, Shoja, Kasol, Kais Dhar.
How to Reach?
Kullu is 270 kms away from Chandigarh. Train and bus services are all available to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Kullu is from March to May and from September to November.

Manali

Hadimba devi temple Manali
Manali is one of the most famous hill stations and requires least introduction. Rohtang Pass is the best spot where zero-point offers snow-covered view of Himalayas. Skiing in Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley are two must-do here. Mountaineering opportunity is also available in Pir Panjal ranges.

Landmark Place:
Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Beas Kund (Chandratal Lake), Vashisht Hot Water Springs, Hidimba Devi Temple.
How to Reach?
Manali is 309 kms away from Chandigarh. Direct trains, private bus and taxi services are all available to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit Manali is from March to May and from September to mid-November.

Dharamshala

Kareri Lake Dharamshala
Dharamshala is a famous hill station situated at the upper side of Kangra Valley. It is a calm, cool and quiet small city present in Himachal Pradesh. This place has many temples and Buddhist monasteries including Dalai Lama’s temple too.

Landmark Place:
McLeodganj Market Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple, Waterfall Point at Bhagsunag, Triund Trekking Point.
How to Reach?
Dharamshala is 247 kms away from Chandigarh. You can get train, private bus service or taxis to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Dharamshala is from mid-September to mid-November.

Tabo

Tabo Monastery
Tabo is a very popular hill station in Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh and it is situated at the banks of river Spiti. Tabo falls on the way between Rekong Peo and Kaja. Kaja is also a very famous tourism spot for the ones who love photography. You can stay in Banjara Camps during travelling here.

Landmark Place:
Kaja, Tabo Monastery, Wall Paintings and Mud Statue Museum.
How to Reach?
Tabo is 559 kms away from Chandigarh. You can get direct trains to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit Tabo is from March to May and from September to mid-November.

Mukteshwar
Mukteshwar Dham

Mukteshwar is a beautiful hill station present in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Kumaon range of Himalayan mountains are visible here with outstanding view. Jim Corbett National Park is very near to Mukteshwar and adventure lovers can visit there for spotting tigers and cheetahs.

Landmark Place:
Mukteshwar Dham, Renewable Park developed by TERI, Chauli Ki Jali, Jim Corbett National Park.
How to Reach?
Mukteshwar is 516 kms away from Chandigarh. You can get trains, private bus service or taxi to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Mukteshwar is throughout the year because of its soothingly pleasant climate.
 

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