Top 11 Hill Stations in North India For a Dream Vacation

Hill stations are adored by all kinds of travelers because of the quietness and tranquility beaming from their lush surroundings. The most commendable trait that pulls in visitors from all around towards hill retreats is their crystal clear environment which is devoid of sickening pollution you find in cities. Another facet that makes anyone feel drawn towards hill stations is the unexplainable mysticism they embody. When speaking of hill stations of North India, images of snow-clad mountains, gurgling streams and meadows eclipsed between pine and rhododendron trees begin to float around.  There are over hundreds of hill stations in North India which promise to absorb all the stress of city life in an instant. To make your Hill Station Tours unforgettable, go through our list of hill stations located in North India.

1. Manali

Sunrise landscape view in Manali, India.

Sunrise landscape view in Manali, India.

Manali features among the most sought after Hill stations in India probably due to the immense vistas it stores to meet all kinds of travel needs.  In addition to its gorgeous scenery, the potential for adventure sports is something that fetches the attention of tourists especially those who want a bit of adrenalin push. Trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, paragliding, fishing and mountain biking are some of the activities you can participate in.

Places of Interest:

  • Solang Valley
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Jogini Waterfalls
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Hidimba Devi Temple
  • Naggar Village
  • Great Himalayan National Park

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April-June )
  • ( September – February )

Suggested Tour: Himachal Ladakh Tour – 14 D / 13 Nights

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2. Barog

Barog, Choor Chandni Peak

This lesser-known town tucked just a few kilometers away from the cantonment town Dagshai in Solan district, is in every way a dream place for solace seekers. Named after a British Col. Barog, this place is a great destination to beat the heat in summers because of its cool climate. In winter, you can enjoy the sunshine in open meadows during the day. You can book any Indian Car Rental from Chandigarh to reach Barog which would take a couple of hours.

Places Of Interest:

  • Karol Tibba
  • Jatoli Temple
  • Dolanji Bon Monastery
  • Suketi Fossil Park
  • Choor Chandni Peak

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April – September )

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3. Auli

A high altitude man made lake at Auli

This picturesque hill station located in Uttrakhand has a stunning landscape that pulls in a great number of nature freaks. In summers, it offers respite from sweltering heat and pollution of cities with a multitude of scenic locations. As you enter this town, deodar, oak and pine trees welcome you into a quiet and serene world.  It isn’t difficult to be lost in the treasures nature has bestowed on this very region which makes you forget about all the stress and worries for a moment. In winters, the town receives an ample amount of snowfall that turns this place into a ski village.

Places Of Interest:

  • Auli Ropeway
  • Narsing Temple
  • Auli Artificial Lake
  • Badrinath Temple
  • Trishul Peak
  • Chenab Lake

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( March – February )

4. Naldehra

This hill retreat located beside the popular tourist place Shimla locks your gaze with its ravishingly beautiful green pastures the very moment you enter this magical town.  It’s an ultimate escape for couples who wish to spend some time alone in nature away from the crowds in Shimla. Not to miss is the eighteen-hole golf course this place is specifically famous for. You can choose to trek your way up towards the ridge to get a view of the entire golf course which is sure to take your breath away.

Places Of Interest:

  • Naldehra Golf Course
  • Shaily Peak
  • Craignano
  • Tattapani
  • Kogi Village
  • Mahakali Temple

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( March – June )
  • ( September – November )

Suggested Tours : Lahaul Spiti Jeep Safari – ( 13 D / 12 Nights )

5. Patnitop

Snow at Patnitop,Jammu

Snow at Patnitop, Jammu and Kashmir, India

This enchanting hill retreat stores a bouquet of soul-stirring attractions for a truly memorable vacation. Located in Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, this place offers the right environment to relax and enjoy the slow pace of life hilly regions are known for.  A visit to Sanasar is recommended to indulge in adventure sports like paragliding, golfing and trekking. In winter, this place becomes a hotspot for ski lovers.

Places Of Interest:

  • Nathatop
  • Naag Mandir
  • Billoo Ki Pauri
  • Kud Park
  • Shiva Ghar

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April – June )
  • ( October – February )

Suggested Tour: Kashmir Ladakh Tour – 13 D / 12 Nights

6. Barot

Beautiful deodar tree forest in Barot, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

Barot, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

This remote village located in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh is an ideal hideout for tired souls who wish to get a slice of rural life in North India Tour. Set amidst towering mountains, trees, potato fields and Uhl river flowing at its base, Barot has a unique charm that wins praise from everyone who spends a few days here. The lush valleys located around this village are perfect hangouts for trekkers. You can try fishing in the river on a clear day.

Places Of Interest:

  • Uhl river
  • Large Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Barot Temple
  • Shaman Hydel Project

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April – June )
  • ( November – February )

 7. Kasauli

beautiful natural scenic summer outdoor mountain landscape

Kasauli, Solan, Himachal Pradesh

A cantonment town situated in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a dream getaway in Hill Station Tours for anyone seeking to spend a vacation in a tranquil place close to nature. One can enjoy soul-stirring sights of pine and deodar trees nestling this town. Home to a range of Victorian buildings, a walk through the lanes of this town introduces you to the British era this place witnessed. Taking cable car ride leading up to Timber trail appears to be the best way to get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular scenery of Kasauli.

Places of Interest:

  • Gilbert Trail
  • Monkey Point
  • Timber Trail
  • Sunset Point
  • Christ’s Church, and Mall Road.

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April – October )

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 8. Bir – Billing

Paragliding at Bir - Billing

Bir – Billing

Bir, a village located roughly 30 kilometers from Palampur is fast emerging as a hotspot for nature lovers and peace seekers. Home to renowned paragliding site, Billing offers many avenues for adventure freaks. One can try trekking, hiking, mountain biking to take in the sparkling views of clifftops, forests, and mountains on your way to Billing.

Places Of Interest:

  • Tibetan Market
  • Sherabling Monastery
  • Chokling Monastery
  • Sky Village Camps
  • Dharmalaya Institute
  • Bir Tea Factory.

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April – June )
  • ( September – November )

9. Palampur



Palampur has remained a favored hill station for those who wish to get away from the city’s hustle-bustle to a cozy set up surrounded by mountains and nature. The most breathtaking scenery that leaves anyone speechless is of the sprawling tea gardens you come across at every turn while traveling to this sleepy hill station. You get access to all modern facilities in this quaint town without any troubles which makes it popular among a wide section of travelers  with the Best Tour Operators in India.

Places of Interest:

  • Bundla Tea Estate
  • Neugal Bridge
  • Bundla Mata Temple
  • Jakhni Mata Temple
  • Sobha Singh Art Gallery
  • Pottery Institute,
  • Tashi Jong Monastery

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( March – June )
  • ( September – November )

10. Dalhousie


This hill station in Chamba is a piece of cake for anyone who plans a visit here. The dense greenery found in this particular region rejuvenates both your mind and soul in many different ways. The most breathtaking part of this stunning hill station is Khajiar, also known as Mini Switzerland. You would get the most spellbinding views of sunsets from different parts of Dalhousie.

Places Of Interest:

  • Khajiar Lake
  • Ganji Pahari
  • Chamera Project
  • Kala top Wildlife Reserve
  • St. Patrick’s Church

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April – June )
  • ( September – November )

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11. Kausani

Scenic sunrise at Kausani Uttarakhand with view of Garhwal Himalaya range and adjoining mountain valley

Kausani Uttarakhand India

Kausani is a dream sanctum for go-getters and lovers of solitude. This hill town is encircled by a thick green cover which adds a beautiful mystery to its pristine environment. Once you move into this peaceful hill station, the splendid views of Trishul, Panchachuli, and Nandadevi peak transport you straight into seventh heaven with their panoramic vistas. The markets of Kasauni are perfect to watch the locals and their buying habits and enjoy tours with the best tour operator India.

Places Of Interest:

  • Rudradhari Falls and Caves
  • Kausani Tea Estate
  • Baijnath Temple
  • Somnath Temple
  • Stargate Observatory
  • Sumitranandan Pant Museum

Best Time To Visit:

  • ( April- June )
  • ( October – February )

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