Chandigarh is in an impressive location. Weekend getaways from here are not just numerous but also, breathtaking. And even though these places are frequented a lot by tourists and travelers alike, they never get too old or too mundane. So here are some of the evergreen weekend trips you can take from Chandigarh:
Situated around 300 km from Chandigarh, Lansdowne will not just melt your heart but will make you want to leave the hustle bustle of urban life as often as possible. At an altitude of 1,706 mts above sea level surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, this unique remote yet well-connected hill station will refresh you. For those of you who seek an adventure activity in your weekend getaway, you could try bird watching or trekking.
Located at almost 300 km from Chandigarh is one of India’s most favored honeymoon destination – Manali. However, the place also attracts many backpackers as there is a lot of terrains to explore. For the adventure bug in you, try paragliding or rafting at the Pir Panjal valley. But the best way to experience Manali would be to drive to various attractions such as Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund, Solan Valley that showcase the mighty Himalayas.
Situated at around 300 kms from Chandigarh is the popular holiday spot of the rulers of the British Raj, Dalhousie. Nestled among five hills, this laid back town is filled with colonial buildings and pine trees. What makes this place a perfect retreat is the soothing breeze that flows through the dense pine forest. One can enjoy the view by heading out on some nature trails around town.
For a slightly unusual weekend getaway, drive up to the scenic Himalayan town of Chamba, located around 270 km away from Chandigarh. This town is famous for a myriad of temples, forest trails and trekking paths making it suitable for any age group looking for a quick yet refreshing trip. On your way back, do buy some Chamba special slippers (chappals) and chili pickles.
Well, a wildlife safari is a great way to reconnect with nature and what better way to do it than heading out to the Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary that is just 325 km away. Spread across 520 sq km, with a central area of 330 sq km, the national park consists of deciduous forests along with Savannah grasslands, making it the perfect home for chitals, antelopes, sambars and hog deer. The thrill of the wild appeals to all ages alike and hence it is a must explore getaway.
So what is your favorite destination for a weekend getaway?