In a few hour’s time, neither sorting overflowing stacks would matter nor will the important presentation, the only thing that would make sense is to refrain from being sensible at all; weekend’s here! If you’re a nine to five person then you know how important the weekend is, more like a charger is for a smartphone, thou shall be doomed if you don’t get any of these in time.
Here’s a list of seven weekend getaways from Delhi that would F5 (read refresh) you so that you’re motivated for when back to work or to wait for the next weekend.
Surrounded by a thick green forest where birds chirp in harmony, Bhimtal, is an extraordinarily beautiful and calm yet rarely visited lake in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. A slow paced boat ride is the best way to capitulate one’s self in the arms of mother nature.
Things to do in Bhimtal: A boat ride, visit Sattal ( another group of lakes ), pray at Sayad Baba ki Mazar.
Distance from Delhi: 296 Kilometers
Travel Duration: 8 Hours
Ever been to a place so serene that it would compel you to surrender all the fancies and settle for a rather simple life among the hospitality of unadulterated elements of nature? If not, then you should visit Kasol. Situated on the banks of Parvati River, Kasol, is a small village which is considered to be one of the purest land forms in the Himalayas; the village is a must visit for backpackers and nature lovers as it comprises of unobserved hills, giving it the edge of uniqueness.
Things to do in Kasol: Dip your feet in the Parvati River while reading your favorite novel, trek to Chalal, Tosh and if you’re more of an adventure junkie then touch down at Kheerganga,where you can sit and relax at a local music cafe; don’t do a lot of things!
Distance from Delhi: 535 Kilometers
Travel Duration: 10 Hours
Known for being the summer capital of India during the British Regime, Shimla is the place for anyone who loves snow clad hill tops. The Queen of Hills is a perfect second name for Shimla as it has been one of the very first known hill stations in India. Its astounding beauty accompanied by the back drop of surreal buildings that reminisce British architecture add to the appeal of this place; Shimla is mesmerizing, be it summers or any other season.
Things to do in Shimla: Eat at the Indian Coffee House, board the Kalka-Shimla Train, visit the Christ Church and Summer Hill and explore Mall Road.
Distance from Delhi: 362 Kilometers
Travel Duration: 8-10 Hours
Once scarred by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar, on a normal day is a pious city comprising of cheerful folks and food that will make you go crazy. The Golden Temple makes Amritsar one of the most sought after destinations, especially for the followers of Sikhism.
Things to do in Amritsar: Visit the Golden Temple, Gorge on the All India Famous Kulche (Stuffed Bread) in Maqbool Road, Attend the Wagah Border Ceremony.
Distance from Delhi: 463 Kilometers
Travel Duration: 8 Hours
Jaipur can be addressed as the Heritage Capital of India as it comprises of a collection of monuments and buildings of historical importance, also the city folk are fairly attached to their culture despite modernization taking over. Head to Jaipur if you wish to seek the real taste of India and a fine long drive on the best highways in the country.
Things to do in Jaipur : Visit Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Nahrgarh and Jantar Mantar, movies at Rajmandir, Rajma Chaval at The Doors, visit the jewellery and handicrafts market.
Distance from Delhi : 269 Kilometers
Travel Duration: 4 Hours
Famous for its Annual Pushkar Fair, Pushkar is often visited by travelers searching for peace of mind and soul. The town holds immense religious importance as it has the only temple of Lord Brahma who is revered as the creator of the universe.
Things to do in Pushkar: A dip in the Holy Pushkar Lake, visit the Pushkar Fair, Brahma Temple, trek to Savitri Temple and beyond, dine at the Sunset Cafe & the Lake View Cafe.
Distance from Delhi:400 Kilometers
Travel Duration: 7 Hours
7. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
If it’s not a plane , it’s a bird. The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or the Koeladeo National Park is habitat to 230 different species of birds among where a huge percentage fly from different continents to this particular land mass, especially during the winters. Along with birds, this wetland is home to various species of flora and fauna including the rare Sambar (Rusa Unicolor).
Things to do in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary: Go on a Wildlife Safari, bird watching and boat rides. It truly is heaven for Wildlife Photographers.
Distance from Delhi: 205 Kilometers
Travel Duration: 4 Hours
Skip the customary weekend proceedings and go out there, have fun! Think we forgot mentioning your favorite weekend getaway from Delhi, how about sharing your own list in the comment section? We always like to talk about new places!