10 lesser-known hill stations to visit in Uttarakhand

Jun 24, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra


Located in the Pithoragarh district, Munsiyari offers breathtaking views of the Panchachuli peaks. It is a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers, with treks to Milam Glacier and Ralam Glacier starting from here.

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Just 15 km from Nainital, Pangot is a bird watcher's haven. Surrounded by dense forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron, it offers peaceful surroundings and a rich avian life.

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Situated in the Champawat district, Lohaghat is a serene hill station known for its historical and mythological significance. The nearby Abbott Mount and Mayawati Ashram are also worth a visit.

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About 78 km from Dehradun, Kanatal is a small hill station offering tranquillity and panoramic views of the Himalayas. It is perfect for camping, trekking, and enjoying the natural beauty.

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Located in the Pauri Garhwal district, Khirsu is a quiet hill station surrounded by apple orchards and dense forests. It offers spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks

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A peaceful hill station located 24 km from Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is known for its untouched beauty, Eco Park, and adventure activities like trekking and camping.

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Located between the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, Gwaldam is a picturesque hill station offering views of the Trishul and Nanda Devi peaks. It is ideal for trekking and exploring nature.

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Chaukori is known for its tea gardens and panoramic views of the Himalayas. It is a perfect destination for those seeking peace and natural beauty.

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Though gaining popularity, Lansdowne still remains less crowded compared to other hill stations. It is known for its serene environment, pine forests, and colonial-era buildings.

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Kausani offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Nanda Devi and Trishul. It is known for its peaceful ambience, tea gardens, and the Anasakti Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed.

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