Independence Day Long Weekend: 5 Non-Crowded Hill Stations Near Delhi

by Shreya Ghosh
Independence Day Long Weekend: 5 Non-Crowded Hill Stations Near Delhi

August has a long weekend this year and all of us are very excited to spend these days with our loved ones. As Independence Day is on Monday this year, the entire India will celebrate a 3-day holiday. Doesn’t it sound like the perfect time to pack your bags and leave for a small getaway? If you are in Delhi, we have some great recommendations for you. In just a few hours’ drive from the national capital, you can travel to some offbeat hill stations which are perfect and so far away from all the hustle and bustle. Book your accommodations in any of these unexplored hill stations and spend the long weekend in serenity.


About 330 km away from Delhi, ‘Shoghi’ is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. This quaint destination is one of the picturesque hill stations of this state and you are going to spend some amazingly refreshing days here. Unwind on the lap of nature and immerse in the tranquility here. Take long walks and witness the magnificent magic of mountains and hill stations.

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A list of beautiful hill stations is simply incomplete without Uttarakhand. Nainital is the home of a small town ‘Pangot’ and it is about a distance of 300km from Delhi. If you love watching different birds, you have to take a trip to this Himalayan village. Pangot is the ultimate destination for bird lovers and tourists who love staying in a blanket of nature. Get ready to witness over 200 bird species. Also, you can indulge in some adventurous experiences of trekking and camping.

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Himachal Pradesh’s small hill station ‘Nahan’ is a mesmerising destination. For the 3-day long weekend, this is an ideal place to visit. Nestled about 250 km away from Delhi, you have so much to explore here. Take a trip to the Trilokpur Temple, Rani Tal Shuv Temple, Mall Road, Renuka Lake, and for some thrill, jump into adventurous activities of boating and camping.

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Nestled in the Kangra district, ‘Dharamkot’ is one of the most beautiful unexplored hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. This quaint hill station is situated at an altitude of almost 2830 metres. This place is surrounded by a blanket of greenery and you will fall in love with the calmness and serenity.

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Nestled at a distance of 550 km from the national capital, ‘Gushiani’ is a stunning quaint village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu. Wake up to the picturesque landscapes of the surroundings and enjoy the most perfect weather during your stay here. Gushiani is undoubtedly one of the most offbeat hill stations near Delhi.