Visit hill stations near Delhi as weekend getaways

Delhi is not only the capital of India it is also a great place to make your base if you want to tour most of the northern part of India, especially the famous tourist destinations like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Agra. Delhi itself is a very beautiful place that you can explore as well. There are numerous stunning hill stations to visit near Delhi and you can visit these hill stations on weekend as summer weekend getaways. It would not only provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Delhi but would also let you explore the striking beauty of northern Indian hill stations.

Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a popular hill station near Delhi

Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a popular hill station near Delhi

The hill stations of northern India has a kind of raw natural beauty about it since these hill stations are mostly parts of the great Himalayan mountain range. Combined with the view of the majestic snowcapped mountains are the green vegetation surroundings and you have the perfect paradise for nature lovers. Rajasthan, though famous for the famed Thar Desert, is also home to the exquisite Mount Abu. Even though Mount Abu is not as tall as the Himalayan range, the cool pleasant weather and the splendid surroundings makes this hill station of Rajasthan a favorite weekend getaway from Delhi. It is easily reachable too by bus as well as hired cars.

The other popular summer weekend getaways to hill stations near Delhi include Shimla and Manali, both situated in the scenic state of Himachal Pradesh. The best thing about these hill stations of Himachal Pradesh is that apart from picturesque locales and beauty of nature, there are also adventure sports to be enjoyed. Especially trekking among all the adventure activities is the most popular in Himachal Pradesh hill stations. The other various activities include paragliding, white water rafting, angling, skiing and so on. Trekking in India is a very popular activity and is also encouraged by the tourism government to attract tourists from all over the world.

trekking route in Himachal Pradesh for getaway from Delhi

trekking route in Himachal Pradesh for getaway from Delhi

If you want to go on a trekking tour to a hill station near Delhi, you can avail the package tour options with a reputed tour operating company or you can also choose to travel alone. Regardless of the way you choose to travel, all the hill stations in India have great and different kinds of accommodation facilities and hence you need not worry about staying in any of the hill stations near Delhi.

Freezing Temperatures Recorded at the Tribal Areas of Himachal

The tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh are experiencing near to freezing temperatures with mercury dipping to almost zero degree Celsius. Though the bright sunshine at day time is warm, the bone chilling and dry nights have compelled the tribals to remain in the premises of their homes. The minimum temperature of 0.7 degree Celsius was recorded at Keylong, one of the popular tourist places located in Lahaul-Spiti district. On the other hand, Kalpa town in Kinnaur district experienced a temperature low of 1.4 degree Celsius.

Tribal Areas of Himachal

On Monday, Kalpa town had the maximum temperature of 16.2 degree Celsius while Keylong town witnessed 1.3 as its maximum temperature. Shimla, one of the leading tourist places of the state is also experiencing cold nights and warmer days. With the increasing chill in the air, the historic Ridge is receiving a large number of tourists. 9.9 degrees Celsius was the minimum temperature in the hill station whereas maximum temperature was 18.3 degree Celsius.

Dalhousie in the Chamba District of Himachal witnessed a low temperature of 10.7 degree Celsius and maximum temperature was recorded to be 13.4 degree Celsius, which is 6.8 degrees below the normal temperature.

The Upper Regions of Himachal Reaches the Grip of Cold

The upper regions of Himachal Pradesh experienced cold wave conditions with the fresh snowfall.  The icy winds brought down the mercury in the regions of Shimla and many other hill stations. The high altitude regions of the state recorded biting cold conditions with the mercury levels almost dipping to zero level, stated the MeT department.

shimla-hill station

Apart from Shimla, Kalpa in the Kinnaur also reeled a temperature of 0.6 degree, on the other hand, Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district experienced a low of 0.3 degree Celsius, further stated the MeT department. Also, the popular tourist destination of Manali recorded the temperature of 3.6 degrees that was followed by Bhuntar, which recorded a temperature of 7 degree Celsius.

Light Rains Drop Himachal’s Temperature

With light showers of rain, temperature in various hill stations of Himachal Pradesh has fallen down, said a Met Official on Monday. He further stated that while Manali and Shimla experienced light rain, other hill resorts including Dharamsala, Kangra, Kasauli and Palampur witnessed thundershowers on Sunday evening.

Scenic view of Shimla before rains

Places like Narkanda and Kufri witnessed moderate rains as compared to Shimla, which experienced a light spell of rain. The temperature of Manali dropped by 8.2 degrees Celsius on Monday and recorded 5.2 mm of rain. The night temperature of the town was recorded to be 11 degrees Celsius Sunday. On the other hand, the town of Kangra, lying at a distance of around 225 km from Shimla, received 21.2 mm of rain that was highest in the state. Keylong and Sundernagar witnessed 1 mm and 7.8 mm rain respectively.

travelers enjoying rain in Shimla

The state capital Shimla that received 4.6 mm rain had a temperature drop of 10.6 degrees Celsius, which was a fall from 15 degree Celsius of Monday. According to Met reports, tourist destinations such as Chitkul and Rohtang Pass also witnessed light snow making the weather more pleasant.