Besides being the capital or the city or the famous spot for foreign tourists, Delhi has always been that “chill” place where possibilities have no end. It’s the city that barely sleeps and gives people good reasons not to sleep with it too. It has an endless supply of cool and happening spots within and around it which people prefer while they are looking to have a good time and finally take that long-planned vacation that just wasn’t able to get executed. May it be your grandparent, your spouse, your friend or your kid, it is assured that the weekend getaway places around Delhi offer places for every generation and of every genre. From the peaceful getaways with your parents to get drunk and high (*cough*) with your friends, Delhi has it all!!!
If you are looking for fun and happening weekend getaway places near Delhi, this list will be your traveller’s guide so you can pick the best place for you and your company.
The hill station is located in the foothills of the Himalayan Ranges and is also known as the “Lake District” of India. The hill station acquired that name because it is adorned with beautiful lakes all over which can really prove to be a breath of fresh air. The hill station also offers other tourist attractions such as various peak points showcasing a mesmerizing sunset and the zoo which can get a smile on the face of any animal lover in seconds. The place is also perfect for every shopaholic out there who is on a shopping spree as it provides a larger than life “Mall Road” with its star attraction the Candles with some of the most beautiful and intricate carvings and designs. Besides being considered a reverent place for Hindus, Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi because of it’s captivating hills, scenic plains, pleasant climate and astonishing lakes.
Distance from Delhi – 301 km
Attractions: Lakes, Zoo, Eco Garden Cave, Mountain Peaks, View Points, Temples
Activities provided: Wildlife Tours, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Cable Car Rides and Temple Visits
Weather – Summer: 14 C to 30 C; Winter: 2 C to 19 C
The little hill station is situated in the area above the Gangotri Glacier, in Uttarakhand. Located at the foot of the Shivaling Peak, the area is at about 4,463 meters elevation. Being the seasonal home for many sadhus living in caves, huts, etc., it is becoming well-known and favoured trekking destination. The place is perfect for that romantic weekend getaway with your partner with your meal in a quiet little hut under the moon with soft music, a chilly breeze, and candlelight. Tapovan is filled with scenic meadows, streams, flowering plants and the meadows here are considered to be the best high altitude meadow in India. The place can be added to your consideration list without a doubt whether you’re taking your partner or your friends, the place caters to both with its mix of fun and adventurous activities.
Distance from Delhi – 250 km
Attractions: Gangotri Glacier, Shivling Peak, Meru Peak, Nandanvan, Bhagirathi, Kirti Glacier
Activities provided: Trekking, Sightseeing, Safari and Temple Visits
Weather – Summer: 29 C to 40 C; Winter: 5 C to 20 C
Mussoorie is without a doubt, one of the best hill stations in the country adorned with the name “Queen of Hills”. Located in the foothills of Himalayas, this graphic hilly retreat is known for its alluring glamour, magical vision, and wholesome nature. Being the residence of some remarkable waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the panoramic view of the Doon Valley and the Shivalik Ranges.
Distance from Delhi – 279 km
Attractions: Waterfalls, Lakes, Gun Hills, Nag Devta Temple, Sir George Everest’s House
Activities provided: Nature Walks, Trekking, Boating, Bird Watching, Temple Visits and Ropeway Rides
Weather – Summer: 10 C to 30 C; Winter: -1 C to 10 C
The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla was once adorned with the title of being the summer capital of the country. It’s situated around 2,205 meters above the sea level and has been the place where many of the British official’s summer shenanigans took place. It offers many happening and enjoyable tourist activities for every generation. The toy train ride holds the capability to give you the most fun and adventurous experience of your life. The hill station caters to the religious as well as spiritual tourists. It’s enchanting snow-clad peaks, old-fashioned valleys, and exceptional climate makes it one of the most popular hill stations around Delhi.
Distance from Delhi – 351 km
Attractions: Christ Chuch, Chali, Anand Vilas, Waterfalls, Scandal Point, Museums, Temples
Activities provided: Ice Skating, Toy Train Ride, Sightseeing, Hiking, Local Shopping and Church Visits
Weather – Summer: 19 C to 28 C; Winter: -1 C to 10 C
Dharamshala is a picturesque hill station embraced by the engaging beauty of the conifer and oak groves. The hill station is a sight to behold after being submerged in the white sheen layer of snow. The lush mountains, the snow-clad peaks, and the various trekking routes make it perfect for that quiet and pleasant getaway that you’ve been planning to take. It’s situated in the Dhauladhar Range and is also famous for being one of the headquarters of His Holiness Dalai Lama.
Distance from Delhi – 347 km
Attractions: Temples, Masrur, McLeodganj, Jama Masjid, Dal Lake, Waterfalls
Activities provided: Trekking, Sightseeing, Horse Riding, Cycling and Bird Watching
Weather – Summer: 15 C to 25 C; Winter: -1 C to 10 C
So there you have it, some of the most exciting and adventurous hill stations around Delhi to enjoy and cater to your whimsical weekend getaways. Go ahead, plan that vacation, and find your hidden piece of heaven amongst the chaos that is called life.
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