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Top 10 Hill Stations to visit near Dehradun for Weekend

Dehradun is the state capital of Uttarakhand and it is famous as one of the best hill stations that northern India has to offer. Whether you are looking for Weekend gateway near Dehradun or  places to visit within 100 km of range, below listed 10 unexplored hill around Dehradun will offer you immense  pleasure. It is located in the Doon valley that is very much close to the Himalayas.


Mussoorie hill station

Mussoorie is widely known for its beautiful sight-seen across the India and consider as top 10 popular hill stations too. This particular beautiful hill station is located in the region of Garhwal Himalayan ranges. Additionally there are several activities that can be performed during your visit that has been listed below:

Main Attractions: Mountain landscape, Waterfalls, Colonial heritage buildings.

Activities to do:  Trekking, Hiking, Bird Watching, Boating

Distance : 34 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: July-September, or December-February


Kanatal hill station

Kanatal is an another hidden and unexplored place that is hardly 78 km distance away from Dehradun. This could be the ideal weekend spot during summer season. It is surrounded with mountain and rivers.

Main attractions: Shivpuri, Dhanaulti and Tehri Dam

Activities to do: Adventure Camping, Trekking, Traditional home stay at a local’s place

Distance : 78 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: All round the year


Lansdowne hill station

If you love to spend time with nature then Lansdowne hill station is for you. Before independence, it was a small town  and known as Kaludanda. Ifyou have enough time then you can not just enjoy the hill station but also several temples, bird watching and jungle safari too,.

Main attractions: War Memorial, Santoshi Mata Temple, St. Mary’s Church

Activities to do: Trekking, mountaineering, bird watching, Jungle safari

Distance : 158 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: Throughout the year


Auli hill station

Auli is another tourist spot that comes under Chamoli district of Uttaranchal state. The Auli is consider as the best spot for cable-car ride in entire Asian countries.

Main attractions: Vishnu Prayag, Joshimath, Badrinath, Skiing Festival

Activities to do: Skiing, Cable Car Ride, Trekking

Distance : 160 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: All round the year

Also see nearest hill station around Mussoorie and beautiful hill stations close to  Haridwar.


Parwanoo hill station

Parwanoo is a beautiful small hill station that is located in between Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. If you want to enjoy the time while remaining close with mountain and village then this place is for you. This place is also famous for its apples, it is also home to one of the largest fruit processing units in our country.

Main attractions: Pinjore, Sabathu, Dagshai

Activities to do: Cable Car Ride, Trekking, Sightseeing

Distance : 177 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: October – May


Kasauli hill station

Kasauli a small lovely cantonment town that comes under Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The town is surrounded with nature’s own beauty from tall mountain, trees and usually covers with cloud. Overall the climate of Kasauli remains moderate year round and best for weekend trip.

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 : 201 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: March to November


Chopta hill station

Chopta is lcoated on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath Highway Road which is approx 40 kilometers from Gopeshwar.  The area is rich in alpine vegetation, and makes for one of the most beautiful hill stations in Uttarakhand.

Main attractions: Kedarnath Wildlife sanctuary, Tungnath, Chandrashila

Activities to do : Camping, Photography, Survival activities, Rock climbing, Rappelling

Distance : 202 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: All round the year


Shimla hill station

Shimla is also the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Located around 2,200 m above sea level, this hill station has been popular ever since British officials used to make it their temporary habitat during the sweltering Indian summers. It is also one of the most well known and famous hill stations.

Main attractions: Christ Church, Waterfalls, Scandal Point, Mall road

Activities to do: Ice Skating, Toy Train Ride

Distance : 224 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: October to June


Nainital hill station

Nainital is among the few hill station that can visit across the year (except winter season) and widely known as the ‘City of lakes’. It is close to the Himalayas and therefore you can enjoy the view of mountain with snow and green nature.

Main attractions: Lakes, Temples, View Points

Activities to do : Rock Climbing, Wildlife Tours, Cable Car Rides and Trekking

Distance : 293 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February


Ranikhet hill station

Ranikhet directly translates to ‘Queen’s Meadow’. It is located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Ranikhet is remote and hence still has a bit of a raw and uncommercialised touch to it. Creating almost a storybook like ambience with the pretty Victorian architecture, a backdrop of Pine, Oak & Deodhar trees , Ranikhet offers unparalleled views of the Himalayas.

Main attractions: Rani Jheel, Army Museum, Jhula Devi Temple

Activities to do: Trekking, Nature Walks, and Local Sightseeing Tours

Distance : 325 km from Dehradun

Best time to visit: March to October

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