Are you bored of going to Kasol and Musoorie every time you want to get away from Delhi’s heat? Well, don’t worry. Here are 7 new hill stations near Delhi that you must visit this weekend!

1. Tosh
Offering some breath taking views of Parvati Valley, Tosh is a village lying at the height of 7900 ft on top of a hill surrounded by mountains from all the sides. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations after Kasol.

How to reach:
From Delhi take a bus which is heading for Manali and get down at Bhuntar which is around 50 Km before Manali. From Bhuntar, many HRTC buses to Barshaini are available. From Barshaini you can trek all the way to Tosh, which is around 5 km or you can take a shared cab.

2. Kausani
Spending time in this beautiful and unexplored hill station is definitely going to be a memorable experience. Kausani is located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand and is famous for its views of some of the tallest peaks of Himalayas like Nanda Devi and Panchachuli.

How to reach:
There are three ways to reach Kausani. From Delhi, it is a 10 hour car drive. You can also take a train to Kathgodam near Nainital, and further take a short bus ride of 4 hours (136km) to reach Kausani. The nearest airport to Kausani is Pantnagar (177 km). There are 9 flights per week that fly from New Delhi to Pantnagar.

3. Dharamkot
Dharamkot is a little hippie village in the Himalayas near Dharamshala and McLeodganj. It is one of the newly emerged hill stations and a perfect place to get away from all the hustle and bustle.

How to reach:
Many deluxe buses are available from Delhi to reach Dharamkot by road. The nearest railway station is Pathankot which is 80 kms away from Dharamkot. Nearest airport is Dharamsala which is just 30 kilometers away.

4. Bir & Billing
Bir & Billing is also known as the “Paragliding Capital of India” as it has one of the highest paragliding grounds. It has become a go to place for adventure enthusiasts who go there to have an experience of a lifetime.

How to reach:
There is no direct flight or rail connectivity to Bir. Ahju railway station is the nearest railway station, which is only 3 kms away from Bir. The nearest broad gauge railway station is in Pathankot, which is 142.2 kmaway from Bir. One can take a taxi or a bus from Pathankot to Bir.

5. Khajjiar
Often referred to as ‘mini-Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures. It is a nature lover’s heaven with some incredible tourist places in and around it.

How to reach:
Khajjar is well connected with Chamba and Dalhousie (24 km) and can be easily reached via taxis. The nearest railway station is in Pathankot and then a taxi can get you to Khajjiar. The nearest airport is in Dharamshala called the Gaggal airport, at a distance of about 120 km. Taxis and buses are easily available from the airport to Khajjiar.

6. Naukuchiatal
Lying at some distance from Nainital, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep. It is another newly emerging hill station near Delhi perfect for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

How to reach:
Kathgodam, which is at a distance of nearly 40 km from the village is the nearest railway station. The state-owned buses (USRTC) and private buses run regularly from Uttarakhand and its neighbouring states. Pant Nagar Airport is the nearest airbase to Naukuchiatal which is almost 70 km away.

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