The north Indian state of ‘Uttarakhand’, is renowned for its ‘picturesque beauty’. Now, one of the most popular tourist spot in this state, is a city known as ‘Dehradun’, which is renowned for its beauty as well as a number of other beautiful hill stations. So, for all those who intend to plan a holiday in presence of ‘natural beauty’ surrounding this small city in Uttarakhand, here is presenting a list of ‘7 Must Visit Hill Stations Near Dehradun’.
Established by Lt Frederick Young of the East India Company, is a quaint hill station located in the Dehradun district known as Mussoorie. Elevated at an altitude of 2005 feet above sea level, this hill station serves as an extremely popular tourist hub. It is known for its scenic surrounding, and includes spots such as ‘Camel’s Back Road’ and ‘Gun Hill’. In addition, it is ‘home’ to the ‘oldest Church’ in the country named St. Mary’s, as well as famous Anglo-Indian author Ruskin Bond.
’24 km’ is the distance which separates a scenic hill station in Uttarakhand known as Dhanaulti from Mussoorie. Located in close proximity to Dehradun, this quaint town is elevated at an altitude of 2286 meters above sea level, and is known for its picturesque beauty. Furthermore, it is popular for a spot known as ‘Eco Park’, which basically comprises of a landscape filled with Deodar trees. It is also renowned for a Hindu shrine known as ‘Surkanda Devi Temple’, which is known for the ‘Ganga Dusshera’ fair organized mainly during autumn annually.
3. Chakrata :
Situated at an elevation of about 7000 to about 7250 feet above sea level, is a picturesque hill station in Uttarakhand known as Chakrata. Located in the Dehradun district, this town was once the cantonment of the British army during the days of the Raj. It is known for its scenic beauty, and its landscape is filled with green vegetation that includes conifers, rhododendrons and oak trees. It also is popular for a spot known as ‘Deoban’, which provides for the magnificent views of the Himalayas. Furthermore, this hill station is also known for a spot called ‘Chilmiri’, that provides for the beautiful views of the ‘rising and setting of the sun’.
‘1700 meters’ is an altitude at which a quaint hill station in Uttarakhand known as Khirsu is elevated at. Situated in the Pauri Garhwal district at a distance of 92 km from Dehradun, this hill station is known for its scenic beauty. It comprises of a landscape that is filled with evergreen trees such as deodar, and oak. In addition, it also comprises of beautiful apple orchards. Located in close proximity to this hill stations are the Ghandiyal Devi and Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temples. A point known as ‘Chaukamba’ situated in this hill station provides for the magnificent view of the surrounding Himalayas.
Named after a British Viceroy, is a quaint hill station situated in close proximity to Dehradun called Lansdowne. It is elevated at an altitude of 1706 meters above sea level, and is currently home to the ‘Garhwal Rifles’ regiment of the Indian army. Furthermore, apart from its scenic beauty it is known for a war memorial, museum, and a number of temples. Historically speaking, this hill station was originally built by the British to create a training center for the ‘Garhwal Rifles’ regiment.