Top Hill Stations To Visit Near Haridwar

DEHRADUN


 

MUSSOORIE


Mussoorie, Queen of the Hills, located some 290 km north of New Delhi, is among the most popular hill stations of the country. It is a captivating paradise for leisure travellers and honeymooners. A perfect summer resort and a major educational and cultural centre has been rolled into one hub. Located on a 15 km long horseshoe ridge with the grand Himalayas as a backdrop, the colonial hill resort of Mussoorie spreads across at a height of 2,005.5 m above sea level. From this vantage point, Mussoorie offers superb scenic view of peaks of the Himalayas in western Garhwal. Mussoorie boasts of some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. Hill ridges, irregular in shape and partly wooded, form layer after layer to the horizon, where snow capped mountain peaks are visible as though you can touch them. From West to East, the mighty peaks of Bandar Poonch, Srikantha, the Gangotri group and the Chaukhamba present a mesmerizing panorama. 34 km from Dehradun, Mussoorie overlooks the majestic Doon valley to its south and the impressive Himalayas up north. The mountains beckon climbers, trekkers and adventure sport enthusiasts. Trekkers begin their journey into the popular trekking area of Hari-ki-Doon with its snowscapes and verdant-forested slopes from Mussoorie. The holy River Ganga is visible from one end of the ridge and Yamuna from the other, a stretch of around 20 km in all, from Cloud’s end in the west to Jabarkhet in the east.

One of the most easily accessible hill stations in Northern India, during the peak tourist season, Mussoorie becomes a bustling resort with hordes of holiday-makers ambling down the central Mall. The suburban area of Landour, about 300 m away from the main town, is quieter and has managed to retain some of its old colonial charm. Surrounded by lush wooded expanses and winding lanes, it offers exclusive opportunities for quiet walks. It overlooks the sprawling Doon valley and the city of Dehradun, the gateway to Mussoorie and to entire Garhwal.

How to Reach

By Flight

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun (82 km). Taxis are available from the airport.

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By Train

The nearest railhead is Dehradun (68 km).

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By Road

Dehradun is well connected by roads. Take the Tehri bypass from Mussoorie and drive down the Mussoorie-Chamba road.

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KANATAL


 

LANSDOWNE


 

SATTAL


 

AULI


 

KASAULI


 

NAINITAL


 

MUKTESHWAR


 

ALMORA


 

CHAMBA


Uttarakhand is the heartland of the Himalayas. A wide expanse between the Himalayas in the North and the Shivalik range in the South, it offers the most breathtaking views of the mighty peaks; mist covered deep gorges and verdant valleys.

At the doorstep of this heaven, on the foothills of the Himalayas lies Chamba. Unexplored, untouched, overlooking the snow-clad peaks on one side and offering a magnificent view of the valley on the other, about 60 km from Mussoorie is the small hill town of Chamba, Uttarakhand (don’t confuse it with Chamba in Himachal Pradesh). Chamba is at an altitude of 1676 m above sea level. An unspoilt territory and covered with lots of pine and deodar trees, Chamba offers you a never explored break. Unlike Mussoorie, the place is very quiet, serene and offers pictursque beauty.

It is an excellent place to relax and enjoy and is just a drive away from the city blues. One can reach Chamba in about two hours from Rishikesh. After the submergence of old Tehri, Chamba is the fast-emerging tourist spot in Tehri Garhwal. The snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, the awe inspiring views of the green gorges and the enchanting valleys all around the river Bhagirathi will undoubtedly leave you spellbound, amidst rich apple orchards

 Distances

Chandigarh to Chamba: 269 km
Delhi to Chamba: 294 km
Shimla Manali to Chamba: 383 km
Indore to Chamba: 1093 km
Nagpur to Chamba: 1338 km

How to Reach

By Flight

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Chamba situated at a distance of 75kms. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Chamba. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Chamba is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport.

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By Train

The nearest railway station to Chamba is situated in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh Railway station are frequent. Chamba is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Chamba. Rishikesh Railway station is situated 58kms before Chamba.

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By Road

Chamba is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Luxury and normal Buses to Chamba, Rishikesh, and Tehri etc. are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Chamba are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Devprayag, Srinagar, Tehri, Uttarkashi etc. Chamba is connected with National Highway 94.

 

DEVPRAYAG


 

NEW TEHRI


 

RISHIKESH


 

CHAKRATA


 

DHANAULTI


Dhanaulti is fast emerging as a gem among the major travel destinations in Uttarakhand. It is on Mussoorie – Chamba road, at an altitude of 2,250 m.It comes as a pleasant surprise for the enthusiastic weekend travelers, who find it peaceful, relaxed and laid-back. It’s a different experience altogether.

Dhanaulti is away from the crowds, busy market places and pollution. Set amidst thick virgin forests of Deodars, Oaks and Rhododendrons, it is an ideal location that ensures absolute peace of mind and soul. The green meadows, towering trees, breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, make Dhanaulti an enticing hideaway for tourists.

Dhanaulti is the base point for numerous treks into the snow-capped Himalayas, especially to the Tehri region of Garhwal. The most popular treks are through the dense alpine forests that take you to Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri, the sacred three Shaktipeeths of the holy Devi Darshan triangle.Best time to visit Dhanaulti is between March and June.

How to Reach

By Flight

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Dhanaulti situated at a distance of 83kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Dhanaulti is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Dhanaulti.

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By Train

The nearest railway stations to Dhanaulti are situated in Rishikesh and Dehradun. Rishikesh and Dehradun both are well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh and Dehradun are frequent. Dhanaulti is well connected by motorable roads with Dehradun and Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh and Dehradun to Dhanaulti. Rishikesh Railway station is situated 83kms from Dhanaulti and Dehradun is situated 60kms before Dhanaulti.

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By Road

Dhanaulti is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh, Tehri, Dehradun and Mussoorie are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Dhanaulti are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand. Dhanaulti is situated on Mussoorie – Chamba Road.

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