10 Beautiful Hill Stations near Jaipur
After well research, I have listed 10 best hill stations that are near around Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is often called the ‘pink city’, is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. It is named after its founder, Maharaja Jai Singh II , after he shifted his capital from Amer to Jaipur. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination due to its cultural heritage and its close proximity to the capital. Since jaipur has a semi-arid type of climate, here we list 10 hill stations which you can make a quicl getaway to, to avoid the extreme summer heat.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. Situated at an elevation of 1220m, near the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan, Mount Abu is most famous for the Dilwara temple, along with many other temples, Palaces and forts. The best time to visit Mount Abu would be the winters.
Attractions: Dilwara temple, Nakki Lake, Achalgarh fort, Adhar devi temple, Guru Shikhar peak.
Activities: Temple visits, Fort and Sightseeing Tours.
Distance: Mount Abu is approx 495 km from Jaipur city and well connected with Taxi, Bus and Train.
Best time to visit: October – December
Rishikesh is located in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, and it is called the gateway to the Garhwal himalayas. It is considered one of Hinduism’s most sacred centres, as well as the Yoga caital of the world. Owing to its religious importance, both meat and alcohol are banned in the city.
Other than religious importance, Rishikesh also offers various adventure sports activities which makes it a popular tourist destination.
Main Attractions: Kailash Ashram Brahmavidyapitham, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram, Tehri dam
Activities to do: River rafting, Rock climbing, Rapelling.
Distance: 493 km from Jaipur.
Best time to visit: Throughout the year.
Morni hills is a hill station perched at 1267m above sea level,in the Panchkula district of Haryana. It is a little quaint village which has a few tourist attractions, and lovely little places to stay at, like the Haryana tourism department’s ‘Mountain Quail resort’ and Indian Forest department’s rest house ‘lal Munia’.
Main attractions: Tikkar taal, Morni Hill fort, Morni hill waterfall, Archaeological temple site
Activities to do: Camping, Trekking, Hiking.
Distance: 540 km from Jaipur
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Nainital is one of the top tourist spot in India known for its natural sight seeing. Famous as ‘City of lakes’, there are several activities that can be performed from boating, temple visit to trekking.
Main attractions: Lakes, Temples, View Points
Activities to do : Rock Climbing, Wildlife Tours, Cable Car Rides and Trekking
Distance: 559 km from Jaipur
Best time to visit: March to June and October to February
If you want to go out from busy city life then Kasauli is the place for you. The Kasauli is originally a cantonment town however still holding nature’s beauty and comes under Solan district.
Main attractions: Baptist Church, Brewery, Sunrise and Sunset Points, Christ Church , Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji
Activities to do : Camping, Trekking, Paragliding, Nature Walks
Distance : 570 km from Jaipur
Best time to visit: March to November
Needless to say, Mussoorie is still holding the top destination when it comes to best hill station. It is located in Dehradun district. Apart from trekking, you can also enjoy the bird watching and boating in Mussoorie. Local food will add tadka in your tongue.
Main Attractions: Mountain landscape, Waterfalls, Colonial heritage buildings.
Activities to do: Trekking, Hiking, Bird Watching, Boating
Distance: 580 km from Jaipur
Best time to visit: July-September, or December-February
Almora is surrounded with historical temples and lovely hill station that attracts millions of tourist every year. It comes under Uttaranchal state. It is located in the Kumaon region.
Main attractions: Nandadevi temple, Chitai temple, Katarmal sun temple, Lal Bazaar, Zero Valley
Activities to do: Trekking, Temple Visits, Lovely and Nautral Village Tours, Nature Walks
Distance : 619 km from Jaipur.
Best time to visit: April – June and September – November
Shimla was erstwhile the Summer capital of the country. It is situated at an elevation of 2205m above sea level and serves as one of the most popular hill stations of the country.
Main attractions: Mall road, Christ church, Jakhu hill, Shimla state museum, Summer hill,
Activities to do: Ice skating, Toy train ride, Hiking.
Distance : 622 km from Jaipur.
Best time to visit: October– June
Kufri is a small hill station that is located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is actually located very close to Shimla city. Other than scenic mountains and valleys, Kufri has a well developed zoo, as well as an amusement park, which makes it a fun destination to visit.
Main attractions: Zoo, Indira tourist park, Chini Bungalow, Kufri Fun world, Mahasu peak
Activities to do : Adventure sports, Yak safari, Zoo visit
Distance: This beautiful hill stations is approx 640 km from Jaipur
Best time to visit: November to February
Auli is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttaranchal. Auli is well known for its skiing slopes as well as for having the longest cable-car ride in all of Asia; an astounding 4 km long stretch. It is an established skiing destination.
Main attractions: Vishnu Prayag, Joshimath, Badrinath, Skiing Festival
Activities to do: Skiing, Cable Car Ride, Trekking
Distance : 668 km from Jaipur.
Best time to visit: All round the year