Places Which Are Best for a Weekend from Delhi
The location of the Indian capital is such that one can never fall short of destinations for weekend getaways near Delhi. Bordered by the most scenic states in India, there are many places for a quick holiday to refresh you from the hustle-bustle. Here is a quick list –
Mount Abu / Udaipur
If what you are searching for is a basic pink of royal feel, then you must move out to the land of Rajasthan for that one of the perfect weekend getaways near Delhi. Its forts and mighty palaces take on rustic hue, especially in the rainy season, travel to Udaipur to see how the Royalty in those days was. Explore Bagore Ki Haveli, the Monsoon Palace, Lake Palace, go on a horseback ride around Udaipur or enrol yourself in a shopping spree in one of the many flea markets. In case, you feel the city is getting a bit overwhelming, simply make a hired car trip to the very beautiful Mount Abu, which is the sole Hill station here with gushing waterfalls and beautiful lakes.
Jaisalmer / Jodhpur
The large desert land in Jaisalmer embraces itself in hues of light green in the monsoons and Jodhpur, which is Rajasthan’s blue city, aggravates its colours during the rains. The rainy cities absolutely look picturesque lined with old forts such as Jaisalmer Fort or Mehrangarh Fort; Palaces such as Umaid Bhavan Palace and Patwon ki Haveli are just few of the lots of historically and culturally significant places to visit. If history, culture and architectural beauty are what you like, then Jaisalmer and Jodhpur make for a good short trip from the Capital in the extended weekend.
Ajmer / Pushkar
The sacred cities of Ajmer and Pushkar together house India’s highly revered holy places. The 14-century Mandir dedicated to Lord Brahma is enveloped by many ghats along with the famous Pushkar Lake that has its existence from some legend. On the other hand, the city of Ajmer is known for its Shrine of Saint Sufi Moinuddin Chishti. The Dargah here is a significant pilgrimage site for the Muslims. The Akbar Fort Museum here is also is another place you can visit or you also can go on a shopping spree in the colourful markets of the city for handicrafts.
Khajjiar / Dalhousie
This is one the most picturesque weekend getaways from Delhi, which you can take. Misty mountains, lush greenery, and clouds that descend at the hills, if what you want is exactly this in your short trip, then straightaway head to Khajjiar and Dalhousie for a break amidst the mountains. In Dalhousie, the mountains of Pir Panjal are as beautiful as those of the large meadows in Khajjiar. Drizzling rains with uninterrupted breeze and the lovely view is what makes for a picturesque setting.
Shimla / Kasauli
An old favourite, this one from the capital takes you to this hilly state via Kasauli, Chandigarh and Shimla and here there is moderate to decent rainfall that makes them very great in this weather. Through the mountains and valleys, a trip to Himachal is a great way to have fun in the rains!
Sanasar / Srinagar
One of the remotest areas in India; Sanasar is a hill station in the beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is surrounded by the conifers trees, and this is a great destination for those who are into adventure sports. Horse riding, Paragliding, Parasailing and the Hot Air Ballooning make for few of the activities that are famous here. One can also spend quality time relaxing in Srinagar once all the activities are done with, the beautiful mountains surrounded by lakes and the blossoming gardens are sure to refresh you before return back home.
McLeod Ganj / Dharamshala
Dharamshala and Palampur in the Valley of Kangra are small towns graced with abundant natural beauty. The town of Palampur boasts the large mountains of beautiful Dhauladhar range that form a scenic backdrop when the city itself is already laced with large plantations of tea and the large forests of pine trees that leave the air nearby scented with the fragrance of pine. Close to these ranges is located Dharamshala, which makes it a starting spot for lots of trekking trails in the high mountains. The city has also a few lakes, waterfalls, ancient temples and scenic points to see over here. The Upper Dharamshala is known also by the name of Little Lhasa, which is home to Tibet government in the exile. These two places are also very cost-friendly for a weekend destination from Delhi.
Jammu / Vaishno Devi
Jammu -the Himalayan Valley in the North has distinctive nature traits which remain unparalleled to any other place in India. Forts, Lakes, holy and ancient temples, are just few of the many attractions here in Jammu which you will be treated to. A little further ahead from Jammu you can locate Vaishno Devi – one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in India. Vaishno Devi, apart from its religious value, has many tourist spots such as the sacred cave of Shiv Khori, Baba Dhansar, Salal Dam, which features a large spring coming via the rocks, which flows and merges into Chenab River. If you are one of the adventure seekers, then Patnitop has the finest amenities for various adventure sporting activities. The circuit is by far one of the finest options for weekend getaways around Delhi.
Khajuraho/Gwalior / Orchha
One can start his day at Gwalior by visiting the famous Gwalior Fort which is one of the most majestic and largest forts in India along with many Saas-Bahu Temples and popular Teli ka Mandir – which is a 300 meters high temple that is dedicated to God Vishnu. The next day can be spent at Orchha where you can explore the architectural brilliance of Bundela Rulers from the 16th-17th century. For Khajuraho, one can require a full day, to marvel at the distinct architecture of the many temples from ‘Garden of Dates’.
So you see, the capital has no dearth of destinations for weekend getaways, though some of the above may require an extended weekend. So check out the calendar and book your tickets right away.