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Top Offbeat Getaways From Delhi For All Delhiites

If I’m not wrong most of us know that Delhi is the largest commercial hub in Northern India. Even though Delhi has some of the top sightseeing spots and amazing historical monuments, the place has become so fast-paced that tourists often look for offbeat getaways to a secluded place and relax. From breathtaking backdrops and soothing climate to lush green landscapes, these getaways provide you with a perfect weekend vacation site amidst the pristine environment.

Rishikesh

The city of Rishikesh is situated in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India and the banks of holy Ganges, Rishikesh is considered as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World.’ Due to its sacred place in Hindu Mythology, the place is quite popular among pilgrims. The city is around 240 km away from Delhi and the main tourist sites include Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rajaji National Park, Trayambakeshwar etc. Among the adventurous activities, you can indulge in white-water rafting, rappelling, bungee jumping, and cliff jumping.

Sariska Tiger Reserve

For all those wildlife lovers, planning a weekend trip to Sariska Tiger Reserve that lies around a distance of 211 km from Delhi can be a great option. Lying along the Aravali Hills, it is located in the Alwar region of Rajasthan. The main attractions include tigers, Hyenas, Leopards, and various migratory birds. Spend your weekend holidays amidst the splendid and adventurous wildlife.

Nahan

Renuka Lake in Himachal Pradesh
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Nahan is a small town in Himachal Pradesh that lies 256 km from Delhi (via NH 44). Situated 5000 ft above the sea level, the beautiful hill station is surrounded by the mountains along the Churdhar range. Visit the serene Renuka Lake or go for a trek along the Churdhar mountains.

Lansdowne

Lansdowne is a cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Located around 260 km from the capital city of Delhi, the hill town gets its name after a former British Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne. This place has been one of the most less-explored tourist places. The place is great for the couples and lone travellers serving as a perfect vacation destination. Walk along the pine and oak forests and go for boating, bird watching, or a short trek.

Mandawa

Situated around 233 km (via NH334B) from Delhi, Mandawa is a town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. This place has been known for huge forts and Havelis. It houses the splendid Fort of Mandawa that exists from 1812. The main attraction is the painted arched gateway that adorns Lord Krishna and his cows. Apart from this, there are several Havelis such as Sevaram Saraf Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, etc that are worth watching.

Bharatpur

Kishori Mahal Palace in Rajasthan
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Located around 220 km from Delhi, the city of Bharatpur is in eastern Rajasthan. Home to the Lohagarh Fort built by the Jat rulers in the 18th century, Bharatpur has earned its own mark in Rajasthan. Some of the monuments inside the fort include Mahal Khas, Kishori Mahal etc. and towers like Jawahar Burj, Fateh Burj etc. The main attraction is the magnificent Bharatpur Palace that was made in Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. Among the other tourist places, you can visit the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Government Museum, Deeg, etc. Keoladeo National Park is a man-made wetland and has several shallow lakes and water marshes. The place is a home to more than 379 floral species, 364 species of birds, and various species of fish, amphibians, lizards, and turtle.

Fagu

This enchanting little hill town is located in the Kufri region of Shimla. You can have a glimpse of the majestic Himalayan summits from here. With little stone-walled houses surrounded by lush green plantations, this place makes its way to being one of the most charming offbeat getaways from Delhi. Make sure that you don’t miss the ski fest in case you visit this place in February.

Darang

Another Himachali beauty is Daran. This beautiful paradise is located near Mcleodganj on your way to Palampur. Take a walk through the lush tea gardens covering the hills like a blanket and get mesmerised by the sound of toads and chirping of birds. This offbeat holiday destination near Delhi is from where you can take a look at the majestic Dhauladhars that stands magnificently tall over the delightful suburb.

Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal in Uttarakhand
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Naukuchiatal is a surreal destination in Uttarakhand. Surrounded by Bhimtal and Nainital on either side, this picturesque hill town has been known for its calm and beautiful lake, which is the deepest in the region. Another unique feature of this place is the independent art and music festival, Escape!

Also read: 10 Amazing Offbeat places to visit in Uttarakhand

Dausa

To your surprise, do you remember the bewildering step well that featured as the ‘Pit’ in “The Dark Knight Rises”? That’s Dausa located in Rajasthan! This quaint traditional village situated near Jaipur has many historical marvels like Bhadrawati Palace and Khawaraoji. This offbeat destination near Delhi will turn out to be one of the best options that you can visit with your loved ones.

Tirthan Valley

Have you been to Tirthan Valley yet? If not, start packing right away! Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh is no less than a paradise. This is the gateway to Great Himalayan National Park and is the door to the wilderness of India. You can spend some beautiful time amidst nature and breath in salutary mountain air. You sure will definitely not miss the monotonous busy life when you are away from pollution in Delhi. Don’t miss out on visiting this hill station in India.

Munsiyari

Munsiyari in Uttarakhand
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This popular destination, is quite famous among mountaineers and trekkers, but still counted as an offbeat travel destination near Delhi as it’s not frequently visited by tourists. The best part about this quaint little suburb in Uttarakhand is that you can experience a beautiful view of the Panchachuli peaks. Also, its the starting point for those looking to trek Milam glacier.

Suggested Read: Top Weekend Getaways from Delhi for Delhites

All set to pack your bags and get ready for your offbeat getaway from Delhi? We at Pickyourtrail make sure our best travel experience is put into planning your vacation with lots of excitement. Start planning and Happy travelling! In the meantime, also lookout for some interesting information on tourist spots in India and plan your tour package with us.

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