Himachal is home to scenic mountain towns.There is no dearth of pleasant surprises that welcome
you here.Know about cheap weekend getaways in Himachal Pradesh.
Short trips to Himachal Pradesh are always rejuvenating. Nestled in the Himalayas, Himachal
Pradesh is home to scenic mountain towns and is truly mesmerizing. We therefore bring you a
list of cheap weekend getaways in Himachal Pradesh so that you don’t miss out on any destination.
Shimla or Simla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of 350 kms from Delhi and
115 kms from Chandigarh, it is among top weekend destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The colonial
architecture and churches, the temples and the natural beauty of the city makes it popular among
Set on the Beas river, Manali is a hot destination among the backpacking youth and honeymoon
couples. Its proximity to Lahaul & Spiti district and connection to Ladakh and it’s offering of exotic
cafes makes the city irresistible. The majestic Pir Panjal range can be seen from here. Hidimba
Temple, Solang Valley, Jogni falls, Nature park are some of the major attractions.
It is a beautiful tourist spot in the Chamba district located at a distance of 558 kms from Delhi and
314 kms from Chandigarh. Apart from numerous hotels the town also offers several non-hotel stays
like villas and bungalows. Dalhousie was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor
Located in the Kangra valley and lying in the shadow of the Dhauladhar mountains, Dharamsala is
the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India which is why it is a home to many beautiful monasteries.
One should not miss to visit the stunning cricket stadium offering a view of the snow-capped
Dhauladhar and the tea gardens when in Dharamsala.
Located at a distance of 10 kms from Dharmshala, it is known worldwide for the presence of the
Dalai Lama. McLeodganj is sometimes called “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population
of Tibetans. Tourists come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also
famous for Tibetan handicrafts, carpets, garments, thangkas and other souvenirs. The famous
Triund trek commences from here.
A small village in Parvati Valley, Kasolhas recently gained popularity among the youth for its
influence of Israeli culture. It is also famous for its proximity to Kheerganga and Tosh. Kasol is
located at a distance of 517 kms from Delhi and 290 kms from Chandigarh.
It is a town in Shimla district located at a distance of 123 kms from Chandigarh and 353 kms from
Delhi. It is connected to Shimla through the historic Hindustan-Tibet Road built in 1850. Mashobra is
popular among the tourists for its rich heritage and flora and fauna. It is among the top places near
Chandigarh for weekend trips.
It is a small hill station in Shimla District at a distance of 13 km from Shimla. The name Kufri is
derived from the word kufr meaning ‘lake’. The highest point in Kufri has a Himalayan wild life zoo.
During winter a meandering path through the potato plantations turns into a popular ski track. The
highest peak Mahasu Peak offers a breath taking trek.
Also known as Mini Swiss of India, Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district located at a distance of
24 km from Dalhousie. It has a Stream-fed lake in the middle and is surrounded with meadows and
forests. Khajjiar has a combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest which is a rare
It is a small town and cantonment in the Solan district. It was established by the British raj in 1842 as
a colonial hill station. Being located at a distance of 65 kms from Chandigarh, Kasauli serves as a
short escape from daily routine for the residents of Chandigarh.
It is a hill station in the Kangra Valley surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests. Palampur is
popular for its abundance for water and hence the name palampur (‘palum’ meaning lots of water).
The Dhauladhar Ranges which mostly remain snow covered add to the beauty of Palampur.
Situated at a distance of 44 km from Shimla this place offers a peaceful escape from the bustling life
of the state capital. Chail is known for its architecture and its offering of adventure activities. It
serves as a paradise for hikers and Kasauli, Shimla and Solan can be viewed from here at night.
It is a small hill station in the Solan district. Barog lies on UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka-Shimla
Highway and is just 60 km from Chandigarh. It gained popularity because of the cool climate and its
proximity to Chandigarh.
Located at a distance of 65 km from Chandigarh, Nalagarh was founded by the Chandela Rajputs.
The Fort of Nalagarh was built in 1421 and offers a panoramic view of the Shivalik ranges. It is
surrounded by endless acres of greenery will all the modern amenities.
It lies in the Mandi district and 440 km from Delhi. Mandi is often referred to as the ‘Varanasi of Hills’
and is also the starting point for the trek of Parashar Lake from where trekkers go to Bagi village
which serves as the base village. It has remains of old palaces and colonial architecture.
Himachal indeed is truly mesmerising. Check out our curated trips to explore cheap Himachal