10 Beautiful Hill Stations near by Mussoorie for Weekend Trip

If you are looking for beautiful hill station near by Mussoorie which is surrounded with snow mountain, long trees and natural climate, then this list might help you out to choose the best weekend destination. The Mussoorie itself is widely known for its beautiful climate, located in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state, able to attract millions of tourist every year. So, I have prepared a list of those beautiful hilly mountain spot near by Mussoorie that you can enjoy during your weekend picnic.

Mussoorie Hill Station

Mussoorie hill station

Musssoorie itself is a wonderful hill station situated in the foot of Himalayas. It is popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’. This place derived its name from ‘mansoor’ plants. This place is famous as a film shooting spot. Beautiful Shivalik Range of Himalaya and Doon Valley are the places where you can get a scope to see movie shooting.

Landmark Place:
Doon Valley, Mussoorie Lake, Nag Tibba, Company Garden.
How to Reach?
Mussoorie is well connected with all other cities of India. You can avail trains or flights to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit this place is March to June and September to November. Summer is the best time for trekking

Haridwar

Haridwar
Haridwar is the most famous hill station in India. River Gange has its origin at Gomukh at the edge of Gangotri glaricer situated in Haridwar. This place is considered to be one of the holiest places of Hindus. According to mythology, Haridwar is the place where ‘amrit’ (the liquid of immorality) was dropped from the pot carried by bird Garuda. This place is named ‘Har ki Pauri’ (footsteps of God). Haridwar celebrates its holiness after every twelve years in the form of famous Kumbh Mela.

Landmark Place:
Har Ki Pauri and other temples.
How to Reach?
Haridwar is just 84 kms away from Mussoorie. You can get private bus service or taxi to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Haridwar depends on which festival you are interested to enjoy. March to April is good for enjoying Ramnavami, October is good to celebrate Diwali.

 Rishikesh Hill Station

Rishikesh

Rishikesh the holly tourist spot in India that is located in Uttarakhand state. The Rishikesh is known for its  pleasant weather and delicious local traditional food.

Landmark Place:
Lakshman Jhula bridge, Ram Jhula, Muni Ki Reti.
How to Reach?
Rishikesh is 76 kms away from Mussoorie. You can get private bus service or taxi to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Rishikesh is from March to May and again September to mid-November.

Kausani Hill Station


Panchachuli peaks Kausani

Kausani is a famous hill station 1890 meters above sea level having a wide range of Himalayan mountain. This is a beautiful place with clear sky, tall pine trees, snow covered mountain peaks and green valley. Watching sunrise and sunset are pleasure here. Mahatma Gandhi termed this place as ‘Switzerland of India’.

Landmark Place:
Nanda Devi, Trishul, Panchachauli peaks.
How to Reach?
Kaushani is just 350 kms away from Mussoorie. You can get trains and lots of private car and taxi services on frequent basis to reach over here.
Best Time to Visit:
If you want to enjoy greenery then visit Kausani between July and September. Else if you enjoy snowfalls, then visit this place between December and February.

Nainital  Hill Station


Nainital hill station
Nainital is an extremely famous hill station located in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It has another name ‘Lake District of India’. Nainital place is located 1938 meters (approx) above sea level. It has beautiful view of Himalayan ranges and a great view of Naini Lake. This lake is famous in mythology because Lord Shiva performed tandava over here.

Landmark Place:
Naini Lake, Naina-Deopatha-Ayarpatha peaks of Himalaya, Nainital Zoo.
How to Reach?
Nainital is just 324 kms away from Mussoorie. Trains, private taxis and buses are available on frequent basis to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Nainital is between March and November. However, if you want to see snowfall, then Dec-Jan is the best time to visit.

Bhimtal  Hill Station

Lake Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a popular hill station located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This place was named after the legendary hero Bhima of Mahabharata. Bhimtal is famous for the large and beautiful lake present in the lap of hilly mountain range. There are plenty of opportunities for enjoying water sports in Bhimtal.

Landmark Place:
Bhimtal Lake, Bhimeshwara Mahadeva Temple, Nal Damyanti Tal.
How to Reach?
Bhimtal is just 340 kms away from Mussoorie. Trains, various public bus and taxi services are available to reach over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is between March and September when you can enjoy cool breeze.

Lansdowne  Hill Station

Lansdowne hill station
We can say, Lansdowne is one of the most lovely hill stations in India. It is famous for its beauty, specially because of its blue pine and green oak forests. It is situated in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand which is connected by motorable roads from other cities nearby. This place was named after Lord Lansdowne who was the Viceroy of India during British ruling time.

Landmark Place:
Garhwal Rifles War Memorial, St. Mary’s Church, Bhulla Lake.
How to Reach?
Lansdowne is just 189 kms away from Mussoorie. Local trains, private bus, taxis and hired bikes are all available to reach over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is from April to July.

Auli  Hill Station

Auli hill station

Auli is one of the few hill station that is mostly occupied with snow even during summer season. And that’s why the Auli is gaining the popularity as weekend tourist spot in Mussoorie.  If you love adventurous sports then Auli is for you.

Landmark Place:
Auli Lake (World’s Highest Man-made Lake), Nanda Devi Sanctuary.
How to Reach?
Auli is just 179 kms away from Mussoorie. Regular trains and private car services are available on frequent basis to reach Auli.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Auli is between February-end and May.

Chopta  Hill Station

Chopta hill station
Chopta is a famous hill station that is popular for trekking. Adventure lovers can visit Chopta for exploring Tungnath to Kedar (third) trek. The most famous spot to visit in Chopta is Chandrashila. You can get 360 degree panoramic view of Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba – all three peaks from Chandrashila.

Landmark Place:
Chandrashila, Devariyatal, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Reach?
Chopta is 234 kms away from Mussoorie. Local trains, private bus and taxi services are all available to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit Chopta is between March and June when summer is on, trekking can be enjoyed best at that time.

Khirsu  Hill Station

Jwalpa Devi Temple Khirsu
Khirsu is a very less crowded hill station where you can enjoy quiet atmosphere. Dense forest of pine, oak and rhododendron make the weather of this place very soothing with cool breeze. This place has historical importance too. Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for two weeks at Anasakti Ashram and wrote a book called ‘Anasakti Yoga’ which was influenced by the pleasant environment of Khirsu.

Landmark Place:
Khirsu Forest, Jwalpa Devi Temple.
How to Reach?
Khirsu is 205 kms away from Mussoorie. You can get direct train, private bus service or taxi to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Khirsu is from April to June when summer is on.

This was the list of my top 10 favorite beautiful hill stations near around Mussoorie, if you have idea about any other tourist spot then do let me know.

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