Everyone dread summers in Delhi. It is hot and it is sultry. The inexorable nature of the heat, soaring temperature, sticky and sweltering humidity make it necessary to take a break from the daily routine and have some refreshing stress free holiday in some cooler place. As the mercury level rises up, the most required thing you may need is a chilly hill retreat.
In this Wreak Havoc summer, there are ample number of places near Delhi where you can enjoy a wonderful position of being close to hills. Whether you are in a family vacation or looking for a romantic gateway, these places will certainly create an unforgettable vacation with your loved ones with a bucket range of adventurous activities.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests, Manali is one of the most enchanting and awe-inspiring hill stations in this country. Nestling in the beautiful enthralling valley, Manali boost about the quaint charm of mesmerizing and spellbinding landscape created by pristine River Beas flows. Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley has captured the world’s attention by its fascinating beauty. Both the spots are best to enjoy snow and snow based curriculums. Covered with snow throughout the year, both these places offers life changing experiences.
Not only that, the top tourist places of Manali offer multiple options for adventure lovers such as trekking, paragliding, skiing, zorbing, white water rafting etc. In Manali, there are a lot of temples dedicated to the devotees in which the Raghunath temple and Jagannathi Devith Temple are the important ones. Full of beauty and charm, Manali is the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. Manali is also called the lover’s paradise or a perfect place for newly married couple.
‘Queen of hills’, Mussoorie, is undoubtedly one of the outstanding hill destination in the country. Nestling in the foothills of Himalayas in Dehradun district, Mussoorie has enchanting beauty of vibrant flora and fauna and majestic hills to offer. Mussoorie is not only the home of some spellbinding waterfalls but also its alluring climate, pleasant beauty and picture perfect hilly view with outstretched clear blue sky is a treat to your eye and health.
The main attraction of Mussoorie which makes it different from other hill stations is the marvellous architectural marble work.
Nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills, Nainital is one of the heavenly picturesque hill station of Uttarakhand. With a number of alluring lakes and misty mountains and valleys, Nainital is the paradise for tourist all over the world. The Mountain View is so refreshing and carries a subtle charm.
The places near Nainital are full of natural lakes and hot springs, creating magnificent views bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas. The climate of Nainital stays preferable all the year. Moreover, Nainital is home to many attractive and fascinating temples. It is presumed that in this honeymoon paradise prevails the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Most probably the most popular and most visited hill station in Northern India just few kilometers away from the Capital. The captivating and enchanting sights and atmosphere leave the tourist overwhelmed. Beautiful hills and mystic woods makes Shimla the eminent tourist destination. Colonial style buildings, historic temples, fascinating snow peaks, quaint valleys, phenomenal climate leaves everyone spellbound. The amalgamation of perfect modernity and beauty leaves everyone spellbound.
Shimla is also a gateway to explore other enchanting nearby places like Chail, Kufri, Naldehra, Mashobra, Tattapani and Narkanda. The toy train in Shimla through the hills and valleys is the most splendid train route in the country. Mall Road is another most interesting place in Shimla.
Nestled on the mountains of Uttarakhand on the way to Hindu pilgrimage destination, Badrinath, Auli, is the ski destination of India. Surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, Auli gives panoramic view of the Himalayans peaks.
Glittering slopes and uncontaminated environment makes Auli ‘the ski destination of India’. The slopes are deliberate to both the professional and amateur skiers. Sprinkles apple orchards and oak tress makes Auli one of the most popular hill destination of India. Apart From that, Auli is also the gateway of popular mountain ranges of Himalayas, Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat and Kamat Kamet. One can also visit the small Hindu temple nestles in Auli which is connected to the Ramayana mythology.
Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Located at Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a cantonment town at hilly region. The moderate climate and beautiful quaint landscape makes Kasauli an ideal place for peaceful holiday vacation on the lap of nature.
Nestled in the beautiful woody forests of pine and cedar trees, Kasauli gives mystical and peaceful vibes of the colonial time. The lavish Victorian buildings of Britishers speak about the glorious past of this hill station. In this dense forest, a lot of endangered species of fauna can be found. The serene environment and enchanting calmness, away from all the hustle bustle of city is an ideal environment to soothe your nerves.
Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Embraced by the spellbinding beauty of dense coniferous forest such as deodar and cedar trees, Dharamshala is the ultimate destination for nature lovers. Nestling in the quaint kangra valley, Dharamshala is the house of Tibetan exile.
Dharamshala, the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh, provides a perfect treat to your eyes with its scenic flawless beauty. The upper portion of Dharamshala, widely known as Mcleod ganj, is the sitting place of Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama. This place is so rich with Tibetan culture and heritage that Dharamshala is often considered as one of the best places to learn and explore about Buddhist custom and culture. Hanuman Tibba is the highest peak of the place which views are stupendous and breathtaking. Restaurant serving mouth smacking decent Indian, Italian and Israeli cuisines will make your trip memorable. Shiva café, situated nearby widespread foggy mountains, awestruck Bhagsunag waterfall, is a must place to visit.