The best part about living in a city like Delhi is that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to planning a short weekend getaway. From picturesque hill-stations to plains grounded in culture and heritage, Delhi offers an astonishing range of rejuvenating getaways to help you escape the urban chaos. Here are some of the exciting trips from Delhi to satisfy your wanderlust. You neither have to travel too far or burn a hole in your pocket with these locations.
Are you a bird lover? Yes, then this place is for you and in case you are someone who has no special interest in birds then also this is a place for you. Now known as the Keoladeo National Park, it can be reached via Yamuna Express Way. The park is home to about 300 species of birds and a few mammal species like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyaena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck and wild Boar. The best part is, one gets to take a Rickshaw Ride inside the park for exploration. The Rickshaw pullers have been trained by the park management in bird watching and have quite knowledge.
It can be fittingly described as one of the international nomad’s favorite destination. Nestled in the Himalayas with the holy Ganges flowing by its side; Rishikesh is more than just an important Hindu pilgrimage destination. A short distance away from Delhi, Rishikesh is best visited for Yoga tourism, spirituality and adventure sports like rafting, trekking and climbing tours. If you want to keep your trip minimalistic then check into a riverside camp and let nature work its magic on your stress-wrecked senses.
India’s oldest national park, Corbett has become quite a popular haunt for weekenders from Delhi. Why you ask? Well, firstly it is a wildlife reserve that has a thick population of tigers and other animals that can be spotted during the three kinds of safari: Jeep, Canter, Elephant. Secondly, it is a convenient distance of 250kms from Delhi and thirdly there are plenty of adventure activities around Corbett.
Once the favorite haunt of the Britons, Lansdowne is an unspoiled hill station of India that is bestowed with the presence of looming mountains carpeted with oak and blue pine forest. Blessed with wonderful weather, serene environment, and salubrious climate, the place proves to be a perfect venue to indulge in activities like birdwatching, trekking, boating, and nature walks.
A small hill station in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Naukuchiatal which literally means nine-cornered lake, is embraced by majestic mountains and lush greenery. Beautifully set in the lap of the magnificent Kumaon peaks, it is situated at an altitude of 1,220 meters and is the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. It is also one of the few unspoilt and unpolluted fresh water biomes in India. The lake is fed by an underwater spring that keeps the water level high. Apart from its enthralling lake which offers ample scope for rowing, paddling or yachting, Naukuchiatal is an idyllic location to sight rare butterflies and colourful parades of Himalayan birds.