10 Long Weekend Escapes Around Delhi - Collections
21 July, 2022 | By Admin
If you live in Delhi or somewhere around Delhi, then you must always be in search of places that can work as an antidote amid this scorching heat it had to get away from the hassles of your daily life. There is certainly no denying the fact that most people always find themselves fantasizing about going on a trip or vacation. Also, we understand that escaping from monotony is what everybody wants in today's life.
Handing all that client meetings, targets, and a whole lot of statistical representations can sometimes be tough on your mind. Well, in such cases, both for body and mind tends to find the solution that can provide us with some relaxation and relieve some of our stress. The best way of eliminating the monotonous stress is to take a break from your daily life and enjoy a short trip during the weekend to get refreshed.
In this article, we have brought you a list of places that you can visit from Delhi to enjoy a long weekend escape from your daily life.
List of Top 10 Places to Visit Around Delhi
Rishikesh (241 km)
Rishikesh is a perfect blend of spiritual and serene and is an exquisite town said just beside the fast-moving Ganges river in the lap of the beautiful Himalayas. Well-known as the Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is a place that can be considered full of beautiful temples and mesmerizing views. If you plan on visiting Rishikesh this week and don't forget to watch the iconic Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat for a lifetime experience. You can travel to Rishikesh from Delhi via road, and it will take around 5 to 6 hours, but there are other options too, such as via bus or via train.
Lansdowne (260 km)
If you are a person who has a soft corner for lofty hills, like watching birds, and are a trekking freak, then you must visit Lansdowne in Uttarakhand as it is equipped with breathtaking and mesmerizing views of the Himalayas around 1780 meters above the sea level. With the nearest railway station being Kotdwar, 40 km away from Lansdowne, if you choose to drive from Delhi to Lansdowne, it will take around 6 to 7 hours for you to reach the hill station. If you are planning to visit Lansdowne, then you must choose to visit from anywhere around March to November, keeping in mind that you have to avoid the rainy season as it becomes slippery.
Pangot (310 km)
Pangot is well known for being home to over 580 Avian species and certainly a paradise for people who like to watch birds and our ornithologists. Located in the mesmerizing Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Pangot is a little heaven and is considered one of the most underrated hill stations in North India. If you want to plan a visit to Pangot, then you can drive to Pangot via NH 9 from Delhi, and it will take you around 8 hours. The closest and one of the most popular hill stations from Pangot in Nainital which is only 17 km distance.
Shimla (341 km)
We just cannot stop praising Shimla for being a significant and historical hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations of North India and certainly carries a charm to allure visitors from all over the world. If you are a person who has a taste for colonial architecture blended perfectly with the vibrant local culture, then Shimla is your one-stop destination to visit this weekend. If you prefer to travel to Shimla by road, then it will take you around 8 hours from Delhi, and the nearest railway station is Kalka in Haryana.
Chail (346 km)
Not all people know about Chail, but it surely is a picturesque hill station located in Himachal Pradesh and is well known for its beautiful hilly views, lush meadows, and lovely weather. The whole place is covered with Pine, Deodar trees, and Chail, along with Shimla and Kufri are known as the golden triangle of Himachal Pradesh. It will take about 7.5 hours to reach there from Delhi via NH 44, and the nearest Airport is in Jubbarhatti Shimla, which is 63 km away from Chail.
Tattapani (372 km)
Tattapani Is a beautiful place located comfortably on the banks of the river Sutlej that is well known for its exquisite hot water springs, extreme water sports, and mesmerizing temples. It is also believed that the hot Springs at Tattapani have healing properties and are effective in curing conditions such as fatigue, skin diseases, and joint pains. You can cover the distance from Delhi to Tattapani in around 9 hours which Shimla being the nearest Airport at 51 km.
Dharamshala and Mcleodganj (480 km)
One of the most celebrated getaways that you can reach from Delhi is Dharamshalam, a beautiful city located facing the lofty Dhauladhar mountains. Mcleodganj is another surreal place that is located in the upper distances of the subdued city and is well known for its link with the holiness Dalai Lama. If you're planning a trip to Dharamshala, then don't forget to visit the Namgyal monastery, where you can witness some really amazing art forms at the Tibetan Institute of performing arts. Other tourist spots would be a walk through the tea garden, tracking, hiking, and paragliding.
Auli (500 km)
Auli is a place in Uttarakhand that is beautiful no matter which season to visit. If you visit this beautiful place in summer, then you can witness Apple orchards, deodars, and oaks. In winters, the place is covered in snow and is known as one of the best skiing destinations in India. The nearest airport to the location is Jolly Grant Airport, and you can easily drive to Auli as it is well-linked by motorable roads. Though you can visit Auli throughout the year, you should try excluding the monsoon season as the roads to Auli are slippery, and there are chances of landslides and accidents.
Bir Billing (516 km)
Bir and Billing are twin destinations that you can visit in Himachal Pradesh as they are highly popular for the thrill-seekers. The major takeaway of this place is the paragliding Championship that is held every year and is certainly not a place to visit for the faint-hearted. Bir Billing is blessed with beautiful sceneries that comprise tea terraces, dense forests, Tibetan settlements, and a spectacular view of the Dhauladhar peaks in the backdrop. If you want to travel to Bir Billing via NH 44 from Delhi and it will take around 10 hours to reach the hill station, with the closest Airport being Kangra Airport (67 km away).
Kasol (520 km)
Kasol is a place that is Unconditionally loved by the youngsters and is known for its boasting Hippie culture Israeli in habitants and cafes sitting around the Pristine beauty of the Parvati Valley. In addition to beautiful views of the valley, Kasol acts as a base camp for trackers who are heading to Malana village, Kheerganga, and Tosh. There is no direct flight OR rail connectivity to Kasol, so the best way is to reach Kasol by road from Bhuntar as the nearest Airport, Kullu-Manali airport is approximately 31 km away from Kasol.