The Gateway to the Hills – Chandigarh

If there is one city in entire India that exudes the calmness of a small town and chaos of a big city at the same time, then it has to be Chandigarh. The city is also so well planned and organised that some even claim that if you are living in Chandigarh then you must equate it to living in some posh city of Europe.

Besides its lovely food courts, posh roads, amazing shopping places, and iconic sector-17, the city has many hill stations in its vicinity. The lovely city of Chandigarh is a gateway to many lovely hill stations in Uttarakhand and Himachal. If you are planning to go to some of these places in near future, then exploring Chandigarh should also fall on the list.

So what are you waiting for? Book a room in one of these top 10 hotels in Chandigarh and head to one of these lovely places mentioned in the list below.

Parwaanoo

If you are a hiking and trekking enthusiast then Parwaanoo is the place to visit. The best is that it is just one hour drive away from Chandigarh; so a spontaneous trip to this place might be the perfect one. This place is famed for its timber trail, well-manicured gardens, and amazing local jam shops. Visit this place if you find solace in solitude.

Morni Hills, Haryana

This one is the only hill station in Haryana and just a few kilometers away from Chandigarh. Renowned for its two lakes situated near the hill side, Morni hills is a perfect place to have a family picnic. A quick trip to this place during scorching summer heat can uplift your mind, body, and spirit.

Barog

Barog is a little lesser known hill stations near Chandigarh. The place falls on the Chandigarh-Shimla route and seldom visited by travelers because it is situated on the hill-top. The place showcases some stunning views of nearby lakes and cloud-covered hills that is sure to give a visual treat to your eyes. You can easily find some amazing resorts and hotels in Barog; in fact, some of the best restaurants in Chandigarh are situated near Barog.

Kasauli

Kasauli is perhaps the most famous hill station near Chandigarh and it is just two hours away from the city. If you are someone who has a penchant for trekking and cable-cars then this is the place to be. As a hill station, Kasauli is a beautiful amalgam of old world charm and natural beauty. There is a sense of serenity in this place that would make you feel at peace. Some of the major attractions of this place are Monkey Point, Christ Church, and Gilbert Nature Trail.

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