Everyone who has been to Chandigarh loves the place. But very few explore around the city. From a few to a couple hundred kilometres away, you will find the best hill stations near Chandigarh. These beautiful hill stations are perfect for picnics, tranquil getaways or workcations. 

Without further ado, some of the best ones are here.

Beautiful Hill Stations Near Chandigarh

  1. Parwanoo
  2. Kasauli
  3. Nalagarh
  4. Barog
  5. Solan
  6. Shimla
  7. Nahan
  8. Morni Hills
  9. Manali
  10. Dalhousie
  11. Dharamshala
  12. Kufri

Let's look at these in detail.

  1. Parwanoo

Just about 35 km from Chandigarh, Parwanoo is a small hill station known for its lush greenery and apple orchards. Surrounded by the Shivalik Range, it serves as a gateway to other popular destinations like Kasauli, Pinjore, and Kalka. It is also known for a variety of outdoor activities, such as trekking, hiking, and thrilling cable car rides.

Don't forget to visit the Kali Mata Temple and the Fruit Processing Unit for some delicious fruit products. Parwanoo is well known for its range of fruit products like jams, jellies, and marmalades.

  1. Kasauli

The serene environment, picturesque views, and pleasant weather make Kasauli one of the best hill stations. At a distance of 58 km from Chandigarh, Kasauli is a quaint little hill station that takes you back in time with its colonial architecture. 

Key attractions like Gilbert Trail, Monkey Point, and the Anglican Church make it an ideal getaway for everyone. The winding paths and green surroundings attract many birdwatchers to this lovely place.

  1. Nalagarh

Nalagarh is one of the lovely hill stations (just 65 km away). It is a delightful destination for those searching for a peaceful and historically rich getaway. This charming location boasts the magnificent Nalagarh Fort, now transformed into a heritage resort. The scenic beauty of the area and its tranquil atmosphere make it an ideal spot to unwind and soak in history. Nalagarh provides a delightful retreat where the charm of the fort and the stunning surrounding landscapes come together. It's an excellent pick for those who appreciate a more serene escape.

  1. Barog

Imagine being at an altitude of about 1500 meters, feeling cool winds and breathing fresh air. It's so much better than the daily grind, right? Barod is a must-visit hill station just around 60 km from Chandigarh. You can experience lush green landscapes, pleasant weather and the tranquillity you so crave. The Barog Railway Station is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Kalka-Shimla Railway, which adds to its charm and is a must-visit.

  1. Solan

The small town of Solan lies on the Punjab-Himachal Border, nestled in the lower Himalayan ranges. It is one of those hill stations best for a day trip. The city has old temples and monasteries attracting devotees and tourists yearly. It's also great for nature fans with its setting of big hills and a peaceful atmosphere. Solan is home to among the country's oldest breweries. An old hill of 300 years on a hill provides amazing scenic views of misty hills, making it a cool spot for travellers to relax. Key attractions include the Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Karol Tibba, and Jatoli Shiv Temple.

  1. Shimla

Well, Shimla needs no introduction. Almost everyone in the country knows about it, but not everyone has experienced its unparalleled beauty. It is a must-visit hill station, offering gorgeous views. With colonial architecture, a lively atmosphere, trendy cafes, bustling markets on Mall Road, and charming attractions, Shimla is an irresistible escape during summer. 

You can bunk up at any of the Club Mahindra Resorts in Shimla. You and your loved ones can enjoy a premium stay with top-notch amenities, delicious local cuisine and views to fall in love with.

  1. Nahan

Once the capital of the Sirmur Princely State, Nahan stands as a small yet incredibly majestic hill station near Chandigarh. Embraced by tranquil lakes and adorned with heritage temples, it beautifully captures the charm of the hills.

Explore the enchanting Renuka Lake, where tranquillity meets natural beauty, and stroll through the scenic Rani Tal Garden. Don't miss the Suketi Fossil Park, offering a glimpse into prehistoric times with its fossil exhibits. 

  1. Morni Hills

Are you in Chandigarh or planning to visit? Eager to explore nearby hill stations? Here's Morni Hills.

Just a short drive from Chandigarh, it is a green paradise perfect for a picnic. Within an hour, you can stroll through forests, watch birds, hike a bit, or even go boating on the lake. 

Check out Burj Kotian nearby—it's home to one of the only waterfalls close to Chandigarh. Beat the heat, feel the cool breeze, and spend a day chilling by the waterfall. Don't forget to take a dip for an extra refreshing experience. A trip to this hidden natural haven will leave you feeling refreshed.

  1. Manali

Manali is like a dreamland with snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and cool rivers. Adventure lovers, this is your spot! Just 310 km away, it is renowned in the list of Chandigarh's nearby hill stations.

Whether you're into thrilling adventures or just soaking in the awesome scenery, Manali's got it all. It's that perfect combo of nature, excitement, and culture, making it a must-visit for anyone up for a good time!

Check-in at one of the Club Mahindra Resorts in Manali for the perfect stay experience. Be it the White Meadows or the Snow Peaks, you and your loved ones are in for a premium experience and a memorable visit.

  1. Dalhousie

Dalhousie is another beautiful hill station known for its colonial architecture and beautiful landscapes. Key attractions include Panchpula, a scenic spot with waterfalls; Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, home to diverse flora and fauna; and Dainkund Peak, offering stunning views at the highest point. With its pleasant weather and peaceful ambience, Dalhousie is an ideal getaway for a relaxing vacation, appealing to both nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

  1. Dharamshala

While Dharamshala is 244 km from Chandigarh, it is definitely worth making an effort to visit. You can visit the Tsuglagkhang Complex for a calm vibe or the Norbulingka Institute for amazing Tibetan art. Don't miss the cosy cafes in McLeod Ganj for good food. Surrounded by the Dhauladhar Range, Dharamshala is perfect if you want a peaceful break with a touch of culture.

And while you are there, Club Mahindra Dharamshala can be your abode. Along with a comfortable stay, there is so much to do here, like dining in boutique restaurants or spending time in well-stocked play areas. This resort offers a premium stay experience for the entire family. 

  1. Kufri

Kufri is one of the beautiful hill stations with awesome views and fun things to do. It's up there at 2,290 meters, so the scenery is top-notch. Check out the Himalayan Nature Park and the Kufri Fun World, and don't miss Mahasu Peak; the view is stunning! And if you're around in winter, get ready for some skiing action. Compared to many of Chandigarh’s nearby hill stations, Kufri offers a unique experience.

There is no shortage of beautiful hill stations around Chandigarh, each offering its unique charm and attractions. Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat, adventure, or a family vacation, these hill stations offer something for everyone. 

So pack your bags and head out to explore these picturesque destinations for an unforgettable experience.

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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