Weekend getaways from New Delhi
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New Delhi nicknamed as Dilli, Capital City of India is one of the most enthusiastic & happiest metro of all with full of day and night life. Delhi is full of bars, cafes, malls, cultural spots with no end to interesting places you can spend your day which will fill you with joy and many more. From Paranthe wali gali to Hauz Khas village or Great India Palace to Adventure Island, Delhi has everything you need. A recommended way to glimpse beneath the surface is to take one of the city’s tours, from a former street child’s view of Old Delhi to a cycle tour along the Yamuna.
Auli is considered among the best skiing destinations in India. It is a "Bugyal" which means meadow in the regional language, these green Bugyals turn into a sheet of white during winters. Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars, Auli is a popular hill town with numerous ski resorts situated amidst the Himalayan range. The highly equipped ski guides will help you ski through the hills of Auli. The cable car ride from Joshimath is the only way to reach this beautiful place.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. It is one of the most popular wildlife reserve, know best for tiger photography. Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park.
Kasol, A unique paradise on earth. It’s like an isle in the middle of mighty mountains, where the mingling of local and alien cultures, has given birth to a new era of living offering a treat for the mind and the soul. Ideal for a vacation if you want to chill and relax in the lap of nature. There are abundant trekking and short hiking options available that take you to amazingly beautiful offbeat villages. Not all of them provide luxury stay and world class cuisine restaurants, but you’ll be surprised with the warm hospitality of the villagers. It's a place almost overrun with reggae bars, bakeries and cheap guesthouses catering to a largely hippie/Israeli crowd.
Agra has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. The earliest reference for Agra comes from the epical age when Mahabharata refer Agra as Agravana. When you talk about Agra, one thing has to stand out - yes, the Taj Mahal. Agra is host to the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World in India, Taj Mahal, which makes the whole country proud.
The area is best known as the home of Keoladeo National Park, an outstanding bird refuge that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the winter, it's a stopover point for migrating birds and hundreds of species have been spotted. The best way to see the park is via bicycle rickshaw.
The town is surrounded by the mighty Himalayan ranges, with holy shrines on the top of their peaks dedicated to Goddesses Banari Devi, Kasar Devi and Sayahi Devi. The town is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees that gives it the green cover to add to the beauty. It is known for its alluring natural beauty, panoramic views of Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, special handicrafts and delicious cuisines. It is perfect destination for backpackers and couples who are searching for peaceful and offbeat destination
The city of Scindias, Gwalior is undoubtedly the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh. Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, the city is ideal for a weekend getaway.
Looking for the most thrilling water sport of all, Then Rishikesh is a perfect place to plan your next trip. Rafting in the Ganges is a experience which can't be explained in words you can only feel the adrenaline rush by indulging yourself in this adventurous activity. The river alongside is considered to be one of the holiest of all river in India and the city is renowned as a center for practicing yoga and meditation. Apart from River Rafting, Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh is the best in India.
Situated in somewhere between Kalka and Shimla. The beautiful and quite hill station is just a perfect and a peaceful weekend getaway for you nestled among the Shivalik Range. Give your car or bike a break, and step out for a long walk in the woods post rain. Kasauli is also great for bird watching so grab your binoculars and spot Jungle Babblers, Blue Magpies, Flycatchers and more species. Later, head to the town to enjoy tea at the kiosks and marvel at British architecture.
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Jim Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India's oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers.
Orchha is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. The town was established by Rudra Pratap Singh some time after 1501, as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which has been surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times, the most noteworthy of which is the Raja Mahal. Numerous cenotaphs or chhatris dot the vicinity of the fort and the Betwa river. Elsewhere about the town there is an unusual variety of temples and tombs, including the Chaturbhuj temple, which is built on a vast platform of stone. The more unguarded and neglected of these buildings are popular hangouts for tropical bees, wasps, and other such excitable stinging creatures.
Chitkul is the last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibet border and lies deep within the Kinnaur Valley. Like a doorway opening into this vast, windy landscape of serene beauty, a curve around a small hill and you see this majestic and beautiful valley. During winters, the place mostly remains covered with the snow and the inhabitants move to lower regions of Himachal. Potatoes grown at Chitkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit.
The village is located in a very scenic setting surrounding by mountains and rivers, with breathtaking views and scenery. You should take a trip to Kanatal if you’re looking for a destination that is not infested with tourists and is calm and unexplored. Kanatal serves mainly as a weekend getaway for the local populace. You can also take a walk through Kodia Jungle, which is a dense forest area located at a distance of around one kilometer away from Kanatal. You can spot a few wild animals by taking a ride through the jungle in a jeep, and you can also see many natural springs that are quite prevalent in the region.
Barot is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination. Many trekking trails pass through Barot, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Thamsar Pass, Manali and Kullu. Most of the day tourists as attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Barot also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl river. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within it are forest rest house s at Thaltuckhod and Sil Bandhwari. Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to Kullu.
The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) as a natural site has been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list. Mystical glaciers and unique ecological conditions of the Western Himalayas were salient features responsible for the park. The rare and endemic nature of many animal and plant communities at GHNP are of great interest to the travelers who love adventure and nature. A sight of the mysterious snow leopard is a visual enjoyment for wildlife photographers and untamed life lovers. Sparse human populations, exotic flora and fauna, camping and trekking adventures counts as the reason to visit here.
Karsog is a small town situated in the lap of Himalayas, near Shimla. Karsog is famous for its temples, including the Mamleshwar Mahadev, Kamksha Devi and Mahunag temples. The tracks around Karsog are among the most picturesque areas of Himachal Pradesh. There are wide valleys criss-crossed by streams and carpeted with fields of assorted vegetables and grain. From fertile floors, orchards and thick forests rise to touch snow-covered peaks. The natural surroundings are regarded as beautiful, with green forests and a pollution-free environment. The small villages and their age-old architecture give expression to the phrase ‘Picture Perfect’. Legends and folklore abound, and every one of the temples is a repository of local culture and an example of remarkable building skills that you will be able to see here.
It comes as a pleasant surprise for the enthusiastic weekend travelers, who find it peaceful, relaxed and laid-back. It's a never had experience altogether. Dhanaulti is away from the crowds, busy market places, and pollution. it is an ideal location that ensures absolute peace of mind and soul. The green meadows, towering trees, breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, make Dhanaulti an enticing hideaway for tourists. It also serves as the base point for numerous treks into the snow-capped Himalayas, especially to the Tehri region of Garhwal. The most popular treks are through the dense alpine forests that take you to Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni, and Kunjapuri, the sacred three Shaktipeeths of the holy Devi Darshan triangle.
Hilly topography nestled with fruit orchards and coniferous forest, Mukteshwar, the name derived from Lord Shiva, one who offers Moksha(salvation), is a calm and seclude town and tourist destination in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand, India. The famous Mukteshwar temple with main deity as Lord Shiva is a famous attraction here. This enchanting city is situted in a height of about 7500 feet in the Kumaon Hill. The city has many tourist attractions apart from Mukteshwar temple in its account, Chauli ka Jali is one of the famous attraction. Mukteshwar, affluent in scenic splendor, commands a breathtaking view of the Himalayas with magnificent views and bearing the Nanda Devi, India's second-highest peak. The holiday homes came up in the scenic city are really attractive to those looking for enchanting retreat from large chaotic cities.
Naukuchiatal in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is a pretty camouflage, crammed with the musical serenade of the chirping flock. Embraced by majestic mountains and verdant greenery amidst the twisting mountain roads, this pretty hill station offers picture book sceneries. Naukuchiatal is situated at an altitude of 1,220 meter and it literally means Nine cornered lake. Appealing sights of paddocks and terraced fields make this place a perfect and pleasing destination. Even though this place is famed for the Magnificent Lake, an array of other fascinations is on offer in this panoramic locale. One among the natural marvels of Kumaon, Naukuchiatal is an idyllic location to enjoy the captivating compilations of rare butterflies and colourful parade of Himalayan birds. Apart from the green mountain ranges and iridescent bluish waters, this hilly resort offers a plethora of fascinating options to the sightseer. One can find the nature at its full bloom and the panoramic vista of mother nature cannot be portrayed through words. A picnic to this beautiful place offers one with the tempting challenges like paragliding, angling and fishing. Boating through the misty lakes watching the nature in its full bloom would be an alluring scenario. Naukuchiatal will enchant the picnicker with the rare adventurous activity of parasailing.
Sarahan is a small picturesque village, located halfway up a high mountain side, the road to Sarahan winds past flowering Pine trees that give way to stately Oaks. This sparsely populated tract is steeped in ancient legends and here is the famous Bhimakali temple regarded as one of the Fifty One sacred Shaktipeethhs. This hamlet is a base camp for numerous treks and is the gateway to Kinnaur. It is a place of pilgrimage, a heaven for nature lovers and the temple complex attracts a variety of admirers that offers extraordinary travel experience.