June 25, 2015 at 9:55 am #9661illaParticipant
Hill stations near Chandigarh
Chandigarh is located on the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik Mountains. Being a plain area and not much able sea level the area experiences the same climate and temperature prevailing in the rest of India. So in the summer season there is scorching heat and temperature crosses 40 degrees Celsius in May and June Months making people to think about the hill nearby hill stations where they go for a quick break. Although Chandigarh is the gateway to Himachal Pradesh states most popular hill stations Shimla and Manali they are a bit far away. Shimla is 117 Kms from Chandigarh and Manali is 310 kilometers from Chandigarh.
If you want a quick break and want to return back in the evening then Shimla and Manali are not advisable. For this kind of quick break, Morni Hills, Kasauli, Barog and Parwanoo are the ideal hill stations near Chandigarh.
Morni Hills near Chandigarh
Morni hills is located at a distance of 45 kilometers from Chandigarh and is an hours drive. Morni Hills are located in Haryana and is the only hill station in this place. There are two lakes here which add to the beauty of this place along with the flora and fauns in this unexplored holiday destination. Temperatures here are lower than Chandigarh and is an ideal hill station near Chandigarh to relax away from the scorching summer heat. Activities you can do include boating, trekking bird watching and forest walks.
Kasauli near Chandigarh
Kasauli is more famous hill station near Chandigarh as compared to Morni Hills. This place is located in Himachal Pradesh. The distance is 67 kilometers and travel time is two hours. The first 50 kms is common with Shimla and from Dharampur there is left turn for Kasauli. The weather here is more pleasant than of Morni hills as this place is at a higher altitude. Activities here include, trekking, forest walks, visit to temples etc.
Barog near Chandigarh
Barog is another hill station near Chandigarh on the way to Shimla. This place is 65 kilometers from Chandigarh on the Shimla highway. Barog is located on the hill top. There are many hotels and resorts in Barog. You can do trekking, forest walks etc here.
Parwanoo near Chandigarh
This is the nearest place to Chill out from Chandigarh. This is located just 30 kilometers from Chandigarh on the Chandigarh Shimla national highway. The newly built bye-pass road from Pinjore to Parwanoo has eased out the traffic congestion. This place is one hours drive from Chandigarh. The Timber trail resort and rope way is the main attraction of this place. The rope-way takes you to the hilltop which has a resort and restaurant. The climate on this hilltop is also pleasant in summer months.
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