Hill Stations near ChandigarhWeekend trip to hill stations can ease the drab inducted by the mundane of life and if you are from Chandigarh the requisite for a long journey is curbed on account of surfeit hill stations in the vicinity. You just need a back pack ready with an hour to tread in the excellence bestowed by the nature for our leisure.
Hill Stations around Chandigarh:Some of the most popular hill stations around Chandigarh are as follows:
Kasauli:Kasauli, the pine covered hill station was built by the British during their prime tenure. Pasteur Institute is endemic to the region renowned for the anti rabies vaccine. On a vivid climate, a fabulous view of the green hills of Shimla and a vague view of Sutlej River is attained from the mountain peaks.
Victorian style mansion, serene climate and abode of many endangered Himalayan species make it an interesting tourist spot to explore. Kasauli is only 60 km from Chandigarh, car is the best way to reach the point. It resides 7000 m above the sea level with an alluring climate. The highest point is termed the monkey point and it is just 4 km from the bus stop.
Solan:Solan, 66 km from Chandigarh, offers panoramic view of the valley quiet marvelously. A spiritual person can exude maximum from the place as monasteries and temples entrench the place.
A Tibetan monastery, YungDung Monastery, Jatoli Shiv Temple, Shoolini Matha Temple are place worth visiting. A Gurkha fort located in a place called Nauni, albeit in ruins it is a fort of artistry.
Dagshai:It stands at 600 feet from sea level and is a quaint and sober. People opt for excursion and trekking for the salubrious climate in Dagshai.
Dagshai is 19 km from Kasauli in the Kalki-Shimla Highway.
Morni Hills:Morni Hills is an hour’s drive (45 km) from Chandigarh with a mild temperature. So when the scorching sun beats you in Chandigarh during summer, Morni Hill is the best escapade. This less explored venue has a diverse flora and fauna and is appropriate for trekking. The lake in the Morni Hills bestows boating and other water activities.
Mussoorie:Mussoorie, a hill station popularized by the British after its discovery by Captain Young. Erected at 2000 feet, the hill station is renowned for its pleasant weather and the splendid mountain peaks which are snow laden during winter. Mussoorie allows Gangothri and Yamunothri, origin of river Ganga and Yamuna, to traverse though it.
The trekkers and adventurers find their Mecca in Mussoorie and it is rightly called the “Queen of Hill stations”. It is is 126 km from Chandigarh by road.
Parwanoo:Timber trail resorts and rope way makes Parwanoo a much sought after hill station. Timber trail resorts reside on opposite hills connected by a cable car that takes less than 10 minutes to reach. Ropeway takes you to the hill top which has an ecstatic climate during the summer.
It resides in Himachal Pradesh and is 30 km from Chandigarh.
Shimla:Shimla is forever a tourist spot devoid of the seasons. The winter with snow fall and cold weather is adored by many while the autumn has the azure sky with miniature coolness and that is season of fruit in Shimla. Monsoon, spring and summer has its own distinctiveness and charm that are insinuated by the tourists.
It is 114 km from Chandigarh and resides on top of 7 hills. Car and the toy train are the best transport to reach Shimla, which was the summer capital during the British reign.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up your bag packs and get set go!