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14 August 2018 | 3 min read

5 Hill Stations To Escape To On A Long Weekend

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If you’re bored of visiting the same old locations every time you plan a trip with your besties, we’ve done the homework for you by curating a list of five less explored hill stations that you should totally be checking out if you’re looking for a quick break or mini-cation  near Delhi.

Kanatal

A serene and picturesque hill station located just 78kms ahead from Dehradun, Kanatal is a hidden gem in Uttarakhand that offers blissful views of the hills. Besides enjoying the natural beauty of this small hill station, you can enjoy nature walks to the Kodai Jungle. The adventure seeker in you will love the valley crossing over a 80ft deep valley by pulling a rope.

Distance from Delhi  – 350 km {approx.}

Auli

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Known for Asia’s longest cable ride, Auli lies at a height of 3049m above the sea level and offers serene views of the Trishul Peak and Nanda Devi Peak. This one is a must visit for the thrill seekers as apart from the various ski slopes, Auli also has the Kauri Pass trek which runs through the Himalayas offering a view of the magnificent mountain skyline.

Distance from Delhi – 506 km {approx.} 

Ranikhet

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Widely known as Queen’s Land, Ranikhet is a small yet one of the most beautiful hill towns of Uttarakhand, offering panaromic views of the mighty Himalayas. It is a perfect spot for a long-ish getaway to escape the urban chaos and spend a peaceful time in the lap of nature.

Distance from Delhi : 400 km {approx.}

Almora

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Another hidden gem in Uttarakhand, Almora is known for its rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty and wildlife. Set along a steep-sided range, Almora has a lot of sightseeing spots and offers numerous activities for adventure seekers as well.

Tip – If you are looking for budget stays in Almora, check out Treebo that provides rooms at affordable rates. What’s more is that when you use your digibank debit card, you can get discounts of up to 35 per cent. Happy travelling folks!

Distance from Delhi : 400 km {approx.}

Chakrata

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A popular picnic spot, Chakrata is a mystical hill station that is thrived with dense green forests all around. With a pleasant weather throughout the year, it is a beautiful holiday spot for those seeking peace and nature’s hidden treasures. Check out some deals that will make this trip even better here.

Distance from Delhi – 360 km {approx.}

Feature photo source: Pexels

by Nitika Bhatia
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