5 Best places to visit near Chandigarh with family and friends.
Tosh: Hills have irresistible pull. Then, of course, there is a much loved Parvati valley in Himachal Pradesh. Even as Kasol remains a central point, the last village in the valley is Tosh.
You need a strong but small vehicle and a good driver. It is not only land for hippies but also for the people who love nature and want to enjoy every bit of the cold breeze.
Distance: 290 Kms
Tosh: Dalhousie quietly ensconced amidst pine trees with a charming background of the snow-clad Himalaya, has a breathtaking scenic beauty. Though a longer drive from Chandigarh, but if all you want is to feel close to Mother Nature, then the trip is worth it.
Distance: 217 Kms
LAL TIBBA: Literally known as ‘Red Hills’ for the play of the morning and evening light, it is the name of a quiet settlement on a hill in the Mussoorie hill station region.
Distance: 200 Kms
CHAKRATA: Relatively less popular destination is in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. It is an ideal spot for nature lovers, photographers, trekkers, and people seeking some peace. Red rhododendrons, tall oak trees, interspersed with the views of the snowcapped Himalayas and the patches of dazzling blue skies. A perfect place!
Distance: 100 Kms
CHAIL: Covered with chir pine and tall deodars, this beautiful hill station was once the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala. Chail also has India’s highest cricket ground. 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.
Distance: 103 Kms
Text: Manokriti Bedi