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Is the alarming level of air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR) making you think about moving to smaller cities and towns with cleaner and greener environment? You are not alone. Several hundred thousands of people living in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida are worried about the deterioration in the quality of their lives.

Buying a property in the nearby hill stations is not a bad idea indeed. We have compiled a list of the places you must check out. Whether you relocate or buy a holiday home that can also be used as a rental property at these tourist destinations, it does make a good investment for you.

In the past few years, it has been observed that the air pollution level in the NCR goes up by an exponential volume during the period between October and November. At that time, you can visit these towns, and then rent it as a serviced apartment for the rest of the year.

Shimla: Indisputably the most popular tourist hub in the Himachal Pradesh (HP)—Shimla—is a dream for property buyers. Although there are restrictions on buying a land in HP by non-residents, finished properties like flats and villas can be purchased by people from outside HP.

Property listing websites have thousands of properties, both ready-to-move-in and under-construction properties, available in different parts of the town. The average prices are recorded at Rs 5,000 per sq. ft., something similar to most parts of the Noida city.

Kasauli: One of the most serene locations in Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is located at a distance of merely 300 km from New Delhi, 85 km from Shimla and 65 km from Chandigarh. Buying a property at this dreamy destination doesn’t cost much either.

One can buy flats in the price range of Rs 4,300-5,100 sq. ft. isn’t that great?

Manali: This is undoubtedly a hill station one should not miss. Buying a property at this destination can bring you far-fetched results. The best part is that we have listings of ready-to-move-in properties in this town.

The range starts from a 1BHK apartment of 839 sq. ft. available in Kullu Naggar Manali Road at Rs 46 lakh. The per-square-feet rates hover in the range of Rs 4,500-5,500. Of course, you can access Kullu which is stone’s throw away from this location.

Mussoorie: This hill station in Uttarakhand is known for its sprawling grand mountains and breathtaking green covers. It falls under Dehradun district and situated around 300 km from New Delhi. You can buy plots, residential apartments and villas at varied prices, starting anywhere from Rs 2,500 per sq. ft. to Rs 12,000 per sq. ft.

Rishikesh: Situated in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River, Rishikesh is a rage amongst Delhiites. It is one of the most popular weekend escapes for people in the northern part of the country. This town from Uttarakhand doesn’t disappoint property enthusiasts though.

You can spot a 1,100 sq. ft. residential plot at price as low as Rs 18 lakh, amongst the wide range of ready-to-move-in and under-consRetruction apartments available in the range of Rs 3,500-5,500 per sq. ft.