The best way to enjoy a perfect weekend is to travel to the most enchanting and inspiring places close, but still a little far away from the city. To get rid of the weekday blues over the weekend is a quick getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. Delhi, in this way, is blessed. The city is well connected to many tourist destinations attractions. Here’s our list of the 2-3 day trips from Delhi you can make this coming weekend.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Located in Uttarakhand, and situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, Jim Corbett National Park is home to many wild animals, especially the Bengal tigers. This is the oldest national park in the country, and along with being home to animals, has a lot of flora and fauna as well. This national park is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience. The park is home to Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, and even Crocodiles. You can experience the park through Jeep Safaris, Elephant Safaris, Wildlife Tours, and spotting.
Again located in the state of Uttarakhand, Haridwar is one of the biggest and most famous religious destinations of the country. Devotees and tourists come here from all over the world. The scenically beautiful place, filled with spiritual elements, plays host to the popular Kumbh Mela. The Mela happens only once in 12 years! The best time to visit this holy city is in February to March and August to October.
Whilst your stay in Haridwar, make sure you attend the evening aarti, visit all temples, take a ride on the cable car and visit the famous ghats as well.
Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
A perfect weekend getaway from Delhi and Chandigarh. If you want to have a countryside destination for relaxing over a weekend, Parwanoo is this place to be. This destination has many apple and peach orchards; the fruit juices, jams or marmalade are to die for from here. When you are here and want to do a little sightseeing, make sure visit places like Renuka Lake, Pinjore, Kasauli and Paonta Sahib. Taking nature walks are the best in Parwanoo.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
The world renowned, Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it is more popular for its erotic carvings, and is definitely a must visit! Some stunning sculptures are situated in Western Group of temples of Khajuraho. When you head to Khajuraho, you can also make a plan to include the Raneh Falls which will be in full bloom during the monsoons. Panna National Park is also another place you can include on your trip here. If you are a person who loves history and art, you will love Khajuraho!
For a fun-filled weekend with either your friends or family, zoom over to Amritsar. Home to the Golden Temple, Wagah Border or amazingly scrumptious Amritsari cuisine.
Make sure that when you are here you not only tick off these 3 places of your list but also add Jallianwala Bagh to it. The bit history to your trip will make it worthwhile. If you are traveling with ladies or if single ladies are heading off on a trip here, then make sure you pick up some amazing Phulkari work kurtas, dupatta and more! If you can please don’t miss the Beating Retreat at the Indo-Pak border! It’s a definite check off your bucket list.
Taj Mahal, Agra
The most visited historical site in the country, Taj Mahal, Agra. This architectural marvel of the reign of Mughals in India.
Apart from the Taj Mahal, you have an amazing choice of other historical landmarks you can visit like Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itimad-Ud-Daulah, Jama Masjid and Mehtab Bagh. Make sure you visit the local markets for some delightful memorabilia.
Ranthambore is a small place in Rajasthan. Situated between the Banas and Chambal rivers lies Ranthambore National Park lies on the edge of a plateau. This is a perfect place for anyone who is a wildlife lover. Ranthambore is an ideal tourist place, it is home to not only Ranthambore National Park but also to many historic ruins. The best time to head here will be October to June.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The then summer capital of India during the British Raj, Shimla is now a gorgeous and must visit hill station. The capital of Himachal Pradesh, the city is known for its fascinating views mesmerizing valleys and hills and peaks. It is also home to one of the UNESCO World Heritage railway tracks in the world. When here make sure to see Christ Church, Summer Hill, Chadwick Falls and the State Museum as well. Ice Skating, skiing, and local shopping is must do here.
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Kullu is a gorgeous paradise with rivers, pretty mountain villages, thick pine forests and snow-capped mountains. The valley of Kullu is about 80km north from the steep and narrow Larji Gorge to the foot of the Rohtang Pass. If you are one to try new things you can venture into the lush meadows above the tree lines and take the nomadic Gaddi to cross paths. The best things to do in Kullu are going trekking, white water rafting, hiking, and of course nature sightseeing.
Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
At the foothills of the Himalayas, is Kufri a gorgeous destination from Delhi. This beautiful hill station’s name, when translated in the local language means lake. During the months of November to January; the hill station is covered in snow due to its very high altitude. Skiing, tobogganing, and a number of other adventure sports is found here in Kufri. The ideal time to stay will be 3 days and 2 nights.
So are you going to zoom on a 2-3 day trip from Delhi anytime soon? Which one of these are you zooming to?