6 Rejuvenating Weekend Getaways from Delhi

25 Nov 2020
6 Rejuvenating Weekend Getaways from Delhi
Posted by: Puneet

Because of Delhi's venerable location, various places of Northern India are easily accessible from Delhi, which provides excellent opportunities for weekend trips from Delhi. If the weekend is extended, you can easily explore some of the best destinations from Delhi at an affordable price, some of which are researched and recommended by the Touropick Team.

1.    Kasol: at a distance of 522 kilometers from Delhi, Kasol is an enchanting village of the beautiful Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, an excellent getaway from Delhi on long weekends. Lined with beautiful landscapes and many Israeli cafes and restaurants, the place looks somewhat like mini Israel. From the Kasol valley, tourists can go for a trek and explore many beautiful places which are not very far away like Kullu, Manali, Malana Village, Kheer Ganga Peak, Bhuntar Town, Kaza and Spiti. 

2.    Kalpa: at a distance of 569 kilometers from Delhi, this beautiful hill station is on the Kinnar Kailash. The site for Buddhist culture and many Buddhist monasteries, Reckong Peo, is positioned in Kalpa. The breathtaking Sutlej river passes through Kalpa as it flows down the Himalayas through the Kinnar range. The region is surrounded by dense cedar forest and green orchards along with beautiful gorges and valleys. The 70 meter Shiva Lingam that emerges from the Kinnar Kailash range and the Suicide Point near the apple orchards are two famous sightseeing places.

3.    Mc Leodganj: at a distance of 481 km from Delhi, this spellbinding hill station in upper Dharamshala is the home to the iconic spiritual leader of Tibet, Dalai Lama, and is one of the best destinations from Delhi on long weekends where you can enjoy the pristine and serene elements of nature. The entire town displays Tibetan culture and offers wonderful places of interests to its visitors like the Triund trek, trekking around the spectacular Bhagsu Falls, the Bhagsunath temple which is at an elevation of 1780 meters from the sea level and surrounded by spectacular scenery and lush greenery and various other yoga, meditation centres and shops displaying Tibetan antics and woolen garments. 

4.    Ranthambore: at a distance of 394 km from Delhi in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is one of the most seen and famous National Park of India, which attracts millions of visitors from all over the earth to spot the diverse species of animals present here and also involve in activities like wildlife safari, bird watching, elephant safari, natural photography, by staying in any of the adjacent forest bungalows or resorts for a day or two. There are uncountable forest animal species that you can spot, like Nilgai, Langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Sloth Bears, Sambar deer, Palm Civets tigers, croc reptiles, Indian Porcupines, Hedge Hogs, Leopards, Indian False Vampires, and many more. Also, home to diverse birds like Greylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Bee-eaters, Parakeets, Snipers, Sandpipers, etc

5.    Kumbhalgarh: at a distance of 614 kilometers from Delhi, this is a famous fort in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. With the Aravalli Range in its background, Kumbhalgarh is a popular tourist attraction for the defense and the quaint temples and wildlife sanctuaries. Built by the Rana Kumbha of the Mewar dynasty, the 1900 meter high Kumbhalgarh fort is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site. It attracts tourists from different parts of India to witness its famous architectural facades. The Mammadev Temple below the defense is also a great place to visit. Comprising of two Chhatris, a huge reservoir, and four blocks with the Mewar rule inscriptions, the temple is a must-see for archaeology lovers. There are various other temples in Kumbhalgarh like Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple, Vedi Temple, Parshuram Temple, etc. The Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary is a 578 square kilometer open sanctuary surrounding the fort, home to diverse species of animals, birds, and trees.

6. Bir Billing: at a distance of 520 km from Delhi, this quaint village of Himachal Pradesh, which is surrounded by the Dhauladar Ranges, is referred to be the Paragliding Capital of India. The place is famous for containing several Buddhist monasteries and Buddhist and Tibetan refugee camps, and attracts many tourists for its spectacular scenic beauty.