Face time constraints in planning a long vacation is a common problem faced by every office-going Dillwalah. For every office-going person, a weekend getaways is a perfect opportunity to get rid from daily hectic life. If you are the one who needs a break from your hectic life and planning a holiday on weekend places like Raipur, Agra come-up guys. Plan your upcoming weekend to some offbeat destination which will make your weekend much memorable one. Here are top 10 weekend destinations from Delhi that can be reached overnight and an ideal weekend stay.
Distance form Delhi – 320.6 km
The silent and wooded environs of Kanatal, a short drive from crowded city life, are pure soul food. Around here lie the Kodiya and Batwaldhar forests, thick with chir, fir and deodars. Kanatal is perched at an elevation of 8,500 feet above the sea on Mussoorie Chamba road. The pleasing environs, the salubrious weather and the quietude of Kanatal are enough to lure any traveler to visit this place. You can also explore Dhanaulti and Chamba for excellent day trips over the winding mountain roads that are a delight to drive on. Come here to explore the quite, green hills, to walk around , and to sip tea and eat pakoras as the mist come down.
Distance from Delhi – 248.9km
A small hill station and a perfect romantic gateway , the place then it tranquility of nature at its best, it is the complete saga of lush green fields, dire free road and clean street also Nahan’s pleasant old promenades include the villa Round, the hospital walk and the Military Round. Chill out in the Chaugan, the green lung of Nahan. In heart of the explore Rani Tal, built in 1898, with a garden and secret passage for ladies of the royal family. If you a fond of bird watching then visit The Simbalwara Wildlife Sanctuary is 12 km away mostly covered with dense Sal vegetation with grassy glades. There you can also find off pine and deodhar tree flanking the outskirts of the forests.
Distance from Delhi – 349.6 km
Mukteshwar is the silent paradise on earth, place where you can immerse with nature to detoxify your soul and body. Cold as any ground 7,500 ft. above sea level, green as any place showered with 1,450 mm rainfall, quite as any road with more bends than people, and bearing the stamp of approval of Jim Corbett. The thick coniferous forests and the lush orchards of apples, plums, peaches, apricots and pears around Mukteshwar are ideal for long walk. Here you explore the temple which is 350 year old and dedicated to Lord Shiva known as Mukteshwar dham. At sunset you see the surrounded peak as far as to Nepal border. Also you purchase Jams, jellies, juices and squashes also Do try famed bal mithai, a local Kumaoni sweet, or ehododendron squash from the shops.
Distance from Delhi 309.5 km
Pangot is the small village renowned for Bird watching. Pangot could be just another nondescript Kumaoni halmet surrounded by verdant forests of oak, pine, cedar and rhododendron. Yet this village , so tiny that its post office also doubles up as a tea stall, has become an important stopover on birdwatcher’s trail in the Kumaon Himalayan. Pangot has several excellent bird-watching trails, a few of which stem off. The main Kilbury Road that leads from pangot back to Nainital via Kilbury is an obvious choice for a walk, but the Tanki Road that bifurcates from the main road and goes through the dense. The place is awesome for the nature lover.
Distance from Delhi 242km
Rishikesh is the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, perfect place to live your craziest fantasy to invigorate your soul and to immerse yourself in the natural serenity. The thrills of white water rafting call its tourist time to time to fulfill their unquenchable thirst. The place is complete saga of adventure and pilgrims. There are number of temple which you can explore like Lakshman Jhula, the famous 450-foot-long suspension bridge, was built in 1930. The Lakshman and Raghunath temple , Trimbakeshwar Mandir, Swarg Niwas Mandir, a 12 storey temple with various idols of Hindu gods and goddesses on its many floors. Also Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh has converted the evening Aarti ritual to a spectacular show. It is believed that confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati took place at Triveni Ghat. The narrow lanes of the town are lined with shops selling gems, precious and Puja items and religious music CDs.
Distance from Delhi -280km
Set up by winded British officers to escape the heart of the plains, Mussoorie for long was the favored holiday destination of the white sahibs, rajas and nawabs. She still sits smug on the title ‘Queens of the Hills’, but mainly in off season autumn and spring. Explore The Mall is the very heart of the town, and crossing it once or twice every day is inevitable. Also visit Christ Church was built around 1836 and has a Gothic design some pre- Raphaelite stained glass windows and majestic interiors Do visit happy valley , Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Jharipani Falls and most important Kempty Falls is the highest of five cascades that branch from a mountains stream. There are many other places where you can visit and explore the place.
Distance from Delhi -301.1km
Naintal is the heart-lifting, cheerful yet serene center of the hill town. Naintal now stands for honey-mooner’s haven, Gujarati thali, cable car and boat riders, as well as schools of high repute, some nice hotels, views, birds and the even-present snow –capped Kumaon hills in the distance. There are many place where you can explore but some famous place is like Naini Lake, a heart-lifting cheerful yet serene center of the hill town.Boating and yachting on the lake are popular.Visit popular Naina Devi Temple on its north end. The Nainital High Altitude Animals Zoo has some rare high-altitude species like the Siberian tiger, steppe eagle and the bHimalayan black bear. The Eco Park is another major attraction of tourist. Also visit some other famous lake.
Distance from Delhi -287.9km
Kasauli, which owes its name to the Kasool flower, is the kind of hill station that invites you to do nothing at all. Strolling down quiet country lanes lined with chestnut trees, not a sound to be heard save for the chattering of birds, it help rid your mind of clutter. Here you can visit number of places like Stroll through the town, down the Lower Mall or the Upper Mall and around the Sanatorium. There are few bazaars with a few dhabas, Tibetan resturants and store sellimg woollen clothes. Do not miss the vivid stained – glass windows at the Christ church built in 1853. Also visit St. Patrick’s.There is a sunset point which give the magificent view during sunset.
• Binsar wildlife sanctuary
Distance from Delhi -386.1km
Binsar wildlife sanctuary is a small protected area, enclosing only 47.04sq. km The forest cover mostly oak and rhododendron at higher altitudes and chir pine at the lower levels. It is the home to leopards, ghoral, kakar, wild boar, monkey, Himalayan black bears, jackals, Indian red fox and porcupines. On other hand 200 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded within the boundaries. The bang-on and relatively close up views of the perpetually snow-clad Great Himalayas Mountains range is truly mind-blowing and a big draw at Binsar. The best view are avaibale from the TRH and Zero Point.Bineshwar Temnple, the 16th-century Shiva shrine from which Binsar takes its name, is set in a clearing by the ropad, 6 km from Ayarpani. The Gananath Temple is ensconced in a cave at a spring source, 30 km away from Binsar.
• Ranthambore National Park
Distance from Delhi -375.5km
Ranthambore is pure magic. The place is full of the romance of the wild and the intrigue of history -10 century ruins overgrown by roots, herons on lakes, a million myths about Raja Hamir and the glory days of the‘impregnable’ fort. The highlight of the Ranthambore experience is undoubtedly the 3hr. Jungle Jeep Safari for tiger spotting. As a result, road provide opportunities for incredible and assured tiger sightings.Also you can visit Ranthambore Fort is situated almost exactly at the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Aravalli Hills ranges. On the road that lead up to the park, the Ranthambore School of Art is worth a visit. The wildlife paintings here, many of which feature the tiger in its natural habitat, have been created by local artists. The school contributes towards tiger conservation.
Choose any of the destination and enjoy your weekend