When it comes to sway away from Stressed Work life and moving for short Trips with Family and Friends in the lapse of nature, refreshing, enjoying and relaxing are the thoughts in mind. Well this is essential while you plan your annual budgets towards travel and adventure to spend quality time essential for an Active Living. Get swayed and pampered with some exotic best weekend getaways and holiday destinations in North India.
Planning a trip away from the City Congestion and spending your weekend away from the city then here are some of the amazing places which will mesmerize you with its flora and fauna that will make your weekend just perfect.
Rishikesh - 233 km from Delhi
Rishikesh, known for an experience of River Rafting falls very close to the famous pilgrimage spot of Haridwar. This is an ideal location for Adventure Sports as it is surrounded by Hills alongside River Ganges. Adventures like river rafting, bungee jumping, cliff diving and so on are an attraction here. This place is also perfect for those who want to relax and enjoy the river front experience and spend time in a laid-back cafe looking over Himalayan views with Ganges. The place has plenty of stay options with Mountain View as well as River View which will surely give a pleasant staying experience.
Nearest Railway Station – Haridwar (Takes 5-7 Hrs from Delhi depending on the train). One can take a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh.
Incase you wish to extend your tour little further, Dehradun and Mussorie are not far away. You can also visit Chamba and Kanatal which are great scenic places to visit.
Jim Corbett National Park - 232 km from Delhi
Jim Corbett National Park is known to be amongst the best places for those who intend to spend time in calm serenity and wish to have an exotic wildlife experience. Located in Uttarakhand, The place is a paradise for bird-lovers and the jeep jungle safari gives you some breath taking experience of the national park. Animals including Tigers, Leopards, Elephants roam the Dhikala Zone. Banking around the Ranganga Reservoir, Sonanadi Zone is the home to Elephants and Leopards along with several species of birds.
Nainital – 305 KM from Delhi
Nainital is a small hill station situated alongside Naini Lake which gives a brilliant boating experience and is perfect place to experience serenity and calmness. Nainital has some of the most amazing fun filled activities like paragliding, trekking in the mountains as well. The market place alongside the lake is a treat to some good food and walking around. Nainital has some good resorts and hotels which can give the travellers a wonderful staying experience.
Kasauli - 287 km from Delhi
If you really want to experience a weekend on a hill station away from Delhi’s busy life, Kasauli is the answer to it. It is a beautiful hill station with buildings of British architecture. It is also close by to Shimla within 2 hrs of drive distance which makes it a perfect spot for weekenders.
Dharamshala - 465 km from Delhi
Dharamshala is the place to be if you wish to have a refreshing weekend getaway. This is among the first Tibetan townships of the country, and gives a stunning blend of Indian and Tibetan cultures. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama.
Incase of longer vacation, we suggest you not to miss out on hill stations such as Manali, McLeod Ganj, Shimla.
McLeodGanj – 473 km from Delhi
Situated 3km away from Dharamshala is this little town named McLeodganj which is known for its Himalayan Adventures, Spirituality, Excursions and Sightseeing and is often visited by thousands of people every year.
The town is known for its spirituality because it is the gateway and pilgrimage for the Buddhist. It is also the home of the 14th Dalai Lama of the Buddhists Lama Tenzin Gyatso.
March to June is considered to be the best time to visit Mcleodganj as the temperature hovers between 25 degrees Celsius offering a pleasant and soothing climate. If you love chilled weather, then you can also visit the region between February to October when the temperature lingers around 9 to -1 degrees Celsius. One can either choose to stay in Mcleodganj which has resorts that offer fresh air and peace of mind or can either stay at Dharamshala and drive down to Mcleodganj which is around half and hour distance.
Manali - 540 km from Delhi
Situated in the Himalayas, Manali is a famous Honeymoon destination. The town offers a surrounding of Oak and Pine Trees in abundance with river Beas flowing amidst the valley. With some beautiful waterfalls around, one can enjoy the beautiful sight of fruit orchards and terrace farming.
Religious Devotees do visit to pay their tribute to Hadimba Temple as well as Manu and Shiv Temple while the heritage lovers visit the forts of Naggar and Kuthar.
The best time to visit Manali is either Mar-Jun or Jul-Sep. Incase one intends to enjoy the winters, Oct-Feb is quite windy and chilly.
Chail – 338 km from Delhi
A silent hill station in Himachal Pradesh located 45 km from Shimla and 65 km from Solan, Chail brings in some elegant views and beautiful landscapes as it overlooks the canyon of River Satluj, Chail along with Shimla and Kufri is known as Golden Triangle of Himachal. The lush Deodhar along with Pine Trees and the stunning Mountain Views give visitors breathe taking views and natural beauty to chearish.
Although Chail can be visited all through the year, the most ideal time to plan a trip to this place is in the summer months of April to June wherein the weather is pleasant.
Bharatpur – 223 km from Delhi
Bharatpur is famous for its bird sanctuary Keoladeo National Park which was formely known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The park is a man made and man management wetland. With more than 350 bird species and 390 floral species, 50 species of fish, more than 13 species of Snakes, species of lizards etc. the place offers a glimpse of several migratory birds. It is the only wintering area for the Siberian Crane and also the spotted eagle has been found breeding here. The place is also a site for viewing Blackbucks, Neelgai, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Bengal Fox and many other species of mammals as well.
Almora – 378 km from Delhi
Situated in Kumaon Region, Almora is a place of Natural Beauty. A hill station located in Uttarakhand surrounded by the lap of Nature with lush greenery. Almora is also known as the Town of Temples with Nanda Devi situated in the heart of the town. Make sure to visit the Zero Point and Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Almora provides options of several hotels and resorts for a comfortable stay. One should definitely try the Ginger Tea and Chocolates in Almora. If you are a street hopper, Almora is the destination to visit for Wool Garments and Copperware.
Ranthambore – 398 km from Delhi
Ranthambore National Park located 14 km from Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan is one of the finest places to view wild animals. With numerous water bodies scattered all across the National Park which provide relief to all the wild animals, this place provides a better opportunity for viewing Tigers.
The place is a treat for wildlife explorers and bird watching. The canter and Gypsy Safari offer the visitors a glimpse of the wildlife inside the park and gives some wonderful photographic capturing moments. The winter season, which starts from October & lasts till March, is a great time to visit Ranthambore National Park for its pleasant weather & the numerous opportunities for spotting the animals as they bask under the sun.
Its time for you to pack your bag and Create your Travel Diary by visiting the natural beauty in the above destinations that will mesmerize and give you a relaxing feel. Feel the freshness of the air away from the city hustle and revive your mind.
Well there will be many other destinations that we could not cover here but we shall appreciate your experiences visiting these places.
By - 360activeliving