Chandigarh is centrally located at the foothills of the Shivalik Range, and numerous hill stations in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh are only a short drive away. Zirakpur being on outskirts of Chandigarh and near to Airport, So zirakpur is best destination to start your adventure tour. It can be location of stay from where all hill station are near by.
Chail, Himachal Pradesh:
An exotic hill station at a short distance of 103kms from Chandigarh. This hill station of Himachal Pradesh is known for its exquisite architecture and is an ideal place for hiking. Chail also has India’s highest cricket ground. Covered with chir pine and tall deodars, this beautiful hill station was once the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala. A weekend in Chail can relieve you of all the worries of your life, staying amidst the beautiful and calm environ helps you get rejuvenated and ready for a fresh new week.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Probably one of the most best places to visit on a weekend from Chandigarh, Shimla is about 130kms away from the city. Shimla needs no introduction as its status as the favourite summer destination in India is well cemented. The capital of Himachal Pradesh reflects the blend of culture, history and hospitality of the state. This lovely city is peaceful and offers scenic views. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauty of unspoilt nature.
Nahan, Himachal Pradesh:
Nahan has its own way of alluring travellers; yes, it is a hill station with undeniably one of the most beautiful landscapes but along with it, Nahan also draws attention for its rich history and heritage as well. Nahan is at a short distance of about 90kms from Chandigarh. The hill statuin is also reckoned to be a land of folklores and legends. This beautiful little hill station is a serene place, where along with indulging in interesting stories, you can enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of a city life.
Kasuali, Himachal Pradesh
Kasauli is a picturesque town in Himachal Pradesh situated at a distance of about 54kms from Chandigarh, Kasauli offers a tranquil ambiance, where one can relax and attain peace of mind. This hill station has a colonial look and British era churches which are the main attractions here. One can enjoy long walks amidst the Pine and Oak forest here. Quiet and beautiful, Kasauli is indeed one of the best places to visit.
About 100kms from Chandigarh is a gorgeous little hill station called Shoghi in Himachal Pradesh. It is a lesser explored destination and that is why it is ideal for a quiet weekend away from Chandigarh. The lush forests, lofty mountains and salubrious climates makes falling in love with Shoghi quite easy. It is a perfect destination for couples, who want to spend quality time in an unperturbed ambiance.