Beautiful Hill Stations Near Dehradun Airport
The capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is not only a gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie but itself is a beautiful retreat from the busy urban life. One of the oldest cities of India, Dehradun is a jewel among low hill areas in the Himalayan mountain ranges. If you happen to be a resident, you’d know the picturesque view you’re surrounded with. But how well do you know the places around Dehradun? Here’s a list of hilly areas around Dehradun that’ll serve as the perfect weekend getaway:
#1 Mussoorie – The Queen Of Hills
I am sure you must have heard about this place. The place is pure natural beauty. It will take you flat 20 minutes to reach from Dehradun. You can visit so many sights here from the Kempty Falls to the Lal Tibba and Mall road just to name a few. The best season to visit is from April to May. It is also the peak season so, book your hotels in advance but if you are staying in Dun then you can come back in the same day.
Hotel To Stay : JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
#2 Rishikesh – The Land of Yoga
It will take you about two hours to reach this holy city from Dehradun. You can plan your trip in a way that you spend your night camping. Morning one can river raft and travel back on the same day. You will have to book camping and rafting sites in advance. It will cost about 700 to 1000 per person. But we’re sure, you’ll never forget this experience.
Hotel to Stay : Banyan By The Ganges
3. Narender Nagar – The Rejuvenating Hill
This is one of the lesser known hill stations in Uttrakhand. To drive down here it will take just about a couple of hours. It a scenic place with a lot less population and tourists. A great place to enjoy the beauty of the hills, Narender Nagar has Nandi Bull statue, one of the largest in India. Don’t miss out on the popular Radha Krishna Temple here.
Hotel to Stay : Ananda In Himalayas
#4 Jim Corbett – The Tiger’s Home
If you are true nature lover and enjoy the wild then this is the hill station for you. The Jim Corbett national wildlife sanctuary is one of the oldest national parks in India. You can spot Tigers, Black Beer, Hog Deer , Mugger crocodiles etc. For the adventure enthusiast in you this is the best place to get in touch with the wildlife. The best time to visit is from November to June.
Hotel To Stay : Namah Resort , Jim Corbett
5. Haridwar – The Holy Land
Okay, we know this is not a hill station but this one is for the all the religious devotees. If you want to go take the blessings of the holy river and experience the majestic evening aarti, then don’t miss this place. It will take you just one hour to reach from Dehradun. You can make a one day trip to Haridwar and be back by dinner time!
Recommended Hotel : Radisson Blu Hotel , Haridwar
Where all have you been?