Tourist Places and 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. Most popular hill stations are:
- SHIMLA -117 Kms from Chandigarh
- MANALI - 310 kilometers from Chandigarh.
For quick break, Morni Hills, Kasauli, Barog and Parwanoo are the ideal hill stations near Chandigarh.
MORNI HILLS : is located at a distance of 45 kilometers from Chandigarh and is an hours drive. Activities you can do include boating, trekking bird watching and forest walks.
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 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 : is another hill station near Chandigarh . 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 : is the nearest place to Chill out from Chandigarh. This is located just 30 kilometers from Chandigarh on the Chandigarh Shimla national highway. 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.