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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Hill Stations Around New Delhi

Written by: Sandeep Sinha - Scientific Poet of the 21st Century

The capital city of New Delhi gets extremely hot in the summer season when the temperature rises to as high as 45 degrees Celsius. This is the time when Delhiites want to take a break from their hectic work schedule and escape from the scorching heat of the Sun for a few days. Where to go?

Well, the Himalayan mountain ranges are not far from Delhi. There are numerous hill stations at a distance of only 300 km from Delhi. The states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, which have several hill stations, are located in the northern part of India and are accessible by road, rail, and air.

In Uttarakhand, there is the famous hill station known as Nainital. It is located at a distance of 300 km from Delhi. In the center of Nainital, there is the Naini lake where tourists enjoy boating. If you want to ascend the hill further, you can sit on horseback and slowly gallop without fear with the help of an instructor who holds the reins and walks beside. You may also trek up the hill to some popular spots, such as the Dorothy Seat, the Snow View, etc.

In Himachal Pradesh, there are several hill stations, such as Shimla, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Manali, etc. The hill station of Manali is quite popular as it provides cleaner air, cold environment, and mountainous view to the people living on the plains of Delhi. It is not only in the summer season that Delhiites like to go to Manali but also in the winter season when the pine trees are covered with snow.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has beautiful hill stations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, etc. In the winter season, Gulmarg and Pahalgam get snowfall and attract tourists who like to have fun with snow. In the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, which is Srinagar, tourists enjoy boating on the Dal Lake. However, in the winter season, the Dal Lake gets frozen, and people may like to walk on the ice-sheet enveloping the Dal Lake.

So you have several options to go to the nearby hill stations in Himalayas and take respite from the extreme summer heat of Delhi.

With love from Travel Funky


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