Complete list of top 10 hill stations that are close by Jalandhar and perfect for the weekend trip. These beautiful places you must visit during summer & winter season. Jalandhar is the oldest city of Punjab and an important commercial and Industrial hub. From sports equipment, to surgical items, and leather products, Jalandhar is on the forefront of production. It served as the capital of Punjab after India’s independence, till Chandigarh was built.
10 Most Beautiful Hill Stations in Jalandhar
Here, I list the top hill stations that are in close proximity to the city of Jalandhar, and can be visited conveniently.
Nalagarh Hill Station
Nalagarh is a hill station located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The main attraction here is Fort Nalagarh, a structure of grandeur which was built in 1421. It has now been converted into a heritage hotel which is an absolute delight to stay in.
Main attractions: Gobind Sagar lake, Sutlej Barrage, Naina Devi temple
Activities to do: Hiking, Picnics, nature walks.
Distance: 123 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: All year round
Parwanoo Hill Station
Parwanoo is a small and sleepy hamlet located on the border between Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. It is a scenic little lovely village, and being in the state famous for its red apples, it is also home to one of the largest fruit processing units in the country.
Main attractions: Pinjore, Sabathu, Dagshai
Activities to do: Cable Car Ride, Trekking, Sightseeing
Distance: 166 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: October – May
Palampur Hill Station
If you love to watch nature the Palampur is the best hill station for you which is located in the Kangra valley, in Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its tea production, earning itself the monike of ‘Tea capital of Northern india’. It’s idyllic nature and pleasant weather makes it a popular destination amongst travellers.
Main attractions: Tea Plantations, Market, Buddhist monastery
Activities to do : Paragliding, Trekking, Temple tours, Tea plantation visits
Distance: 172 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: September to June
Dalhousie Hill Station
Dalhousie is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh that has retained its colnial charm and feel from the era of the British rule over India. It serves as an entrance to the Chamba valley, hence it is a popular destination with trekkers.
Main attractions: Baktora hills, Subhash baoli, Dainkund peak, Khajjar
Activities to do : Trekking, Boat rides
Distance : 193 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: May to September
Dharamshala Hill Station
Dharamshala is a scenic hill station, amongst the Dhauladhar range, in Himachal Pradesh. It is the location for the highest Cricket stadium in the world. It is also the adopted home of His Holiness Dalai Lama, in his exile.
Main Attractions: McLeodganj, Masrur, Jama masjid, Kareri lake, Bhimghasutri pass
Activities to do: Trekking, Mountaineering, Rock climbing
Distance: 194 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: February – June and September – December
Naldehra Hill Station
Naldehra is a scenic hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Its claim to fame is that it is home to the country’s first nine hole golf course, which was built by lord Curzon. It still serves as a venue to prestigious golf competitions.
The Nag temple is also situated here and Naldehra derives its name from it.
Main attractions: Nag temple, Tattapani medicinal springs, Mashobra apple orchards
Activities to do: Golf, Camping, White water river rafting
Distance : 244 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: October – June
Shimla Hill Station
Shimla has been the top notch hill station spot in India specially during the summer season. It is widely known as the best Honeymmon destination in India after Kerala.
Main attractions: Mall road, Christ church, Jakhu hill, Shimla state museum, Summer hill,
Activities to do: Ice skating, Toy train ride, Hiking.
Distance : 256 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: October– June
Dehradun Hill Station
Dehradun is among the few hill station where you can not only enjoy the hilly mountains beauty but can also go for Safari trip too. It is located in Uttarakhand state. It is very well connected via road, railway and flight and therefore easy to visit during weekend trip.
Attractions: Robber’s Cave, Rajaji National Park, Malsi Deer Park, Tapkeshwar Temple
Activities: Trekking, Wildlife Tours, Ice Skating and Sightseeing Tours.
Distance: 315 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: All round the year
Manali Hill Station
Towering above the Kullu-manali valley and the Beas river, Manali is a rockstar amongst hill stations in India. It experiences heavy snow fall, and that makes it extremely popular amongst holiday goers.
Main attractions: Rohtang pass, Hidimba temple, Beas Kund
Activities to do : Mountaineering, trekking, Paragliding, Skiing
Distance: 335 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: September – June
Kanatal Hill Station
Kanatal is a relatively unexplored place which makes it ideal for a quick weekend getaway from our regular lives, away from civilization as we know it.
Main attractions: Shivpuri, Dhanaulti and Tehri Dam
Activities to do: Adventure Camping, Trekking, Traditional home stay at a local’s place
Distance : 393 km from Jalandhar
Best time to visit: All round the year