7 Best Hill Stations in North India to Visit in 2021

India is known worldwide for its lush green forests, waterfalls, lakes, majestic mountains, beautiful valleys and other bountiful gifts nature has endowed it with! Tourists from across the globe visit the famous hill stations for fun, adventure activities, or for having a destination wedding. Yes, many tourists get attracted to the exquisite cultures of the mountain people and the beautiful landscapes to such an extent, that they decide to tie the holy knot in these areas.

Below is a list of the best hill stations in north India which attract thousands of tourists every year, especially Indian tourists during the summer months.

01. Manali: Known as the best honeymoon destination, Manali is the ultimate destination to enjoy a quiet time with your loved ones. There are many tourist attractions like the Rohtang pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba temple, and many other Buddhist monasteries. For all those adventure junkies, there are plenty of options available like skiing, paragliding, trekking, etc.

If you wish to enjoy the beauty of Manali when it is adorned by the white snow, then you should plan your visit during winter months starting from October. However, the best time is still January when you can experience fresh snowfall as well.

Recommended Delhi Shimla Manali Chandigarh Tours :-

Tour 01. 6N/7D Himachal Wonder Tour
Tour 02. 6N/7D Himachal Fantasy Tour


02. Dalhousie: Named after a British general, Lord Dalhousie, this hill station had been a popular peace getaway for the British as well. Apart from being a popular picturesque spot for people to spend a peaceful time, Dalhousie is also famous as a sacred spot. Many popular Hindu temples have been built here. The other popular tourist attractions here are the Alla, khajjar, and Tibetan market. If you wish to enjoy a peaceful time while being mesmerized by the beauty of nature, then Dalhousie is the perfect place to visit!

Recommended Tour Packages : –

7N/8D Himachal Tour Package
10N/11D Himachal with Amritsar Tour


03. Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir: If you are looking to enjoy the scenic beauty and royalty of the mountains, then Pahalgam is the place for you. Located in Jammu and Kashmir, this hill station never disappoints its visitors. The fun and liveliness it offers are mesmerizing. The best time to visit this hill station, located at an altitude of 2130 m, is April to June. Fun fact about Pahalgam is that it is Asia’s only saffron growing region! The travelers can enjoy fishing, skiing, trekking, rafting, and many other adventure activities here.


04. Leh-Ladakh:  Have you even lived a college life is you have not planned a bike trip to Ladakh with your boy gang? Yes! A bike trip to Ladakh is like a dream come true for most people. The thrill, beauty, adventure, and landscapes of Ladakh are incomparable! There are many stupas and monasteries which you can visit to know about the prevalent cultures of the place.

There are narrow passes, secluded villages, and snow-clad valleys for you to cherish and build memories of a lifetime! Plan your visit during the time of April- mid-May so that you can witness some of the local cultural festivals happening there.


05. Bir Billing: Think about paragliding, and the first name that pops in your head is bir-billing. This small hill station in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular paragliding spots in India. This place is beautifully located on the foothills of Himalayas in between tea gardens. The best way to reach there is via Dharamshala. You can enjoy activities like camping, trekking, and hiking to feed your adventure thirst well! According to us, the best time to visit is before the monsoon rains start to pour, i.e., around April to June.


06. Auli: What bir billing is to paragliding, undoubtedly, Auli is to skiing! Known as one of the best skiing spots in the country with oak shaped slopes, Auli will give you an experience like no other! Other than skiing, you must go for a gondola ride to enjoy an aerial view of the beautiful hill station. You can see the tall coniferous trees, lakes, rivers, beautiful valleys, and much more from up above, and this would surely leave you mesmerized by the beauty of nature. You should also visit the Auli artificial lake, Nanda Prayag and the chattarkund lake.

The best time to visit Auli is during the winter months of November to February when you can enjoy skiing on the fresh snow that covers the mountain peaks.


07.: Nanital: Nanital is one of the most popular hill stations in Uttarakhand. The first thing that comes to mind hearing of a visit to Nainital is the Nanital lake, which is a major tourist attraction attracting thousands of tourists, especially couples, to have a romantic weekend. The Jim Corbett national park is another cherish worthy experience you should definitely try. It is one of the oldest national parks in the country.  

Other popular spots that should be visited are Naini Devi temple, Hanuman Garhi, snow viewpoint, and the Naini peak. Nanital is known for its serenity and beauty. The tourists can have some peaceful time with their loved ones while enjoying light adventure activities like horse riding, cave exploring, and bird watching.


When the scorching heat falls on your head, the first thing that comes to mind is to run away to some beautiful snow-clad peaks to have some peaceful moments in pleasant weather. Above was the list of some of the most popular tourist destinations of north India, where you can rush to spend some days when the sun’s heat is beating you down, and you need a quick break! These places are like little heavens and will not disappoint you in any manner! The easiest way to make the best of your trip is to book travel packages from experienced service providers.

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More details and tour packages, visit at www.indiabycaranddriver.com. You can also book a North India Tour from available travel packages at : North India Tour Packages List 2021-22

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