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Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit Near Haridwar

Planning to go to Haridwar but not sure about best hill stations? Find the list of top 10 beautiful places to visit during your trip that is located in Uttarakhand state. Haridwar is one of the most ancient and among the holiest cities in the country. It is situated on the bank of the river Ganges and it is one of the most often visited cities of the countries. We provide you with a list of 10 hill stations that you can visit from Haridwar.

10 Hill Stations Near Haridwar


Rajaji National Park Dehradun

Dehradun is the most populous city in Uttarakhand, and also its capital. It’s easy connectivity and pleasant climate round the year, makes is a preffered destination for people looking for  a getaway.

Attractions: Robber’s Cave, Rajaji National Park, Malsi Deer Park, Tapkeshwar Temple

Activities: Trekking, Wildlife Tours, Ice Skating and Sightseeing Tours.

Distance: Its approx 53 km from Haridwar

Best time to visit: All round the year


Mussoorie hill station

Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations in India. It is located at the lower side of the beautiful Garhwal Himalayan ranges. Owing to its scenic location, one can enjoy unparalleled views of the Shivalik ranges and the Doon valley.

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

Activities to do:  Trekking, Hiking, Bird Watching, Boating in up and down River 🙂

Distance: 85 km from Haridwar

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


Kanatal hill station

Kanatal is one of those few hill stations that are still pure and pristine, and have not been victim to commercialisation yet. A visit to Kanatal will introduce you to the actual beauty and scenic views that Uttarakhand has to offer.

Main attractions: Shivpuri, Kodia Jungle, Dhanaulti, Tehri Dam

Activities to do: Camping, Trekking, Trail walking.

Distance: 99 km from Haridwar

Best time to visit: Throughout the year


Lansdowne hill station

Lansdowne was a town which was originally known as Kaludanda. It was founded by Lord Lansdowne, the Viceroy of India in 1887, hence the renaming. It is an idyllic hill station for anyone who wants to experience the unspoilt pristine beauty of nature.

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

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

Distance: 105 km from Haridwar

Best time to visit: Throughout the year


Satta Lake

Sattal gets its name from the hindi translation of Seven lakes (Sat-Tal). This is because Sattal consists of seven interconnected lakes. It is situated in the nainital district of Uttarakhand, and lies at an elevation of 1370m. Sattal is heaven for many migratory bird species, and they visit every year in droves.

Main attractions: Butterfly museum, Sattal mission estate, Subhash dhara

Activities to do: Boating, Fishing, Rappelling, Bird watching

Distance: 213 km from Haridwar

Best time to visit: March – June and September – December


Auli hill station

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 : 214 km from Haridwar

Best time to visit: All round the year


Kasauli hill station

Kasauli is a cantonment town located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The town is at an elevation of 1900 m above sea level and the climate over here remains moderate year round.

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: Approx 240 km from Haridwar

Best time to visit: March to November


Nainital hill station

Nainital has eternally been famously known as the ‘City of lakes’. It is situated just at the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas, and has always been a popular hill station to visit.

Main attractions: Lakes, Temples, View Points

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

Distance: 240 km from Haridwar

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


Mukteshwar Dham

Mukteshwar is hill station in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This beautiful hill stations is situated at an altitude of 2,280 meters approximately and above the sea level. Mukteshwar gets its name from Mukteshwar Dham, a temple for Lord Shiva which is 350 years old.

Main attractions: Mukteshwar Dham, Chauli ki jali, Mt. Nanda Devi

Activities to do : Rock Climbing, Rapelling.

Distance: 287 km from Haridwar

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


Sun Temple in Almora

Almora has been known as one of the most popular tourist spots in Uttaranchal. It is nestled deep in the Kumaon region, and it is known for its multitude of temples that are  must visit attraction.

Main attractions: Nandadevi temple, Chitai temple, Katarmal sun temple, Lal Bazaar, Zero Valley

Activities to do: Trekking,Temple Visits, Village Tours, Nature Walks

Distance : 303 km from Haridwar

Best time to visit: April – June and September – November

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