Chandigarh is the city of peace and tranquillity. Visitors often come here as a reenergising pit-stop before reaching out to other towns and places of interest. There are many driveable towns near the city, which are gorgeous to visit during the winter months.
In fact, the winter time sees the glory of the hills come alive. That’s why many weekend getaways near Chandigarh, end with hot tea, pakoras and chilly walks. It’s the perfect time for couples and families to explore something new in the North.
Kasauli – Popular and picturesque
Kausaili is about a 60Kms drive from the city of Chandigarh, with incredibly beautiful valleys and ranges along the way. It’s an uphill drive, which means that it will take longer to accomplish on the weekends. Many tourists book a quality holiday in Chandigarh and stay in a luxury hotel like The LaLiT Chandigarh. They book a taxi the next day and venture out into the city of Kasauli to explore its beauty. It’s also a popular place for younger crowds to explore the local breweries in the area.
Shimla – The classic tourist spot
Shimla is the perfect place to visit with family. It has many tourist spots and quaint cafés that will take up a weekend to explore. Many cabins and restaurants are available for accommodation as well, as the winter time becomes increasingly popular. Lovers of shopping can access the latest trends at Mall Road, after which Kufri becomes a scenic view-point that calls out to you.
Morni Hills – Scenic and pristine
Morni hills are one of the few driveable destinations from the city, which are still as pristine as they were generations ago. There are many popular spots here including Tikkar Taal, Bada Tikkar, & Chota Tikkar. Tourists often stop by after crossing Panchkula and explore the hidden beauty of Morni. Having a soft-serve ice-cream, while walking along the hills is a memorable experience.
Parwanoo – Natural beauty
Parwanoo is about 30kms away and has some of the most gorgeous views from the timber-trails at the top. The town is known for the cable cars that have become increasingly popular over time. There are many adventure activities here including ropeway ride trekking, mountain biking and climbing. Adventure-seekers enjoy Parwanoo the most.
Nalagarh – Royalty at its best
Travellers come from around the North of India to witness Nalagarh fort first-hand. They can experience the erstwhile abode of Raja Bikram Chand and enjoy the stunning view of the Shivalik Range. The feeling of being surrounded by nature is a remarkable one at Nalagarh. It’s a burgeoning heritage property and one that is packed year round by global travellers.