6 Long Weekend Getaways from Delhi to rejuvenate you
Due to the excellent location of Delhi, various places of Northern India is easily accessible from Delhi, which gives excellent opportunities for weekend trips from Delhi. If the weekend is an extended one, you can easily explore some of the best destinations from Delhi at an affordable price some of which are discussed below:
Situated at a distance of 522 kilometers from Delhi, Kasol is an enchanting village of the beautiful Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh which is an excellent getaway from Delhi on long weekends. Lined with beautiful landscapes and many Israeli cafes and restaurants, the place look somewhat like mini Israel. From the Kasol valley, tourists can go for 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.
Located at a distance of 569 kilometers from Delhi, this beautiful hill station is located on the Kinnar Kailash rang. The site for Buddhist culture and many Buddhist monasteries, ReckongPeo is located in Kalpa. The breathtaking Sutlej river passes through Kalpa as it flows down the Himalayas through the Kinnar range. The region is surrounded by desnse 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 here.
Located 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 situated at an elevation of 1770 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.
Located at a distance of 394 km from Delhi in SawaiMadhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is one of the most visited and popular National Parks of India which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world 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 species of forest animals here which 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 a home to numerous birds like Greylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Bee-eaters, Parakeets, Snipers, Sandpipers etc
Located at a distance of 614 kilometers from Delhi, this is a famous fort in Chiitorgarh of Rajasthan in the Mewar region. With the Aravalli Range at its background, Kumbhalgarh is a popular tourist attraction not only for the fort, but also for the quaint temples and wild life sanctuaries. Built by the Rana Kumbha of the Mewar dynasty, the 1900 meter high Kumbhalgarh fort is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site and attracts tourists from different parts of India to witness its famous architectural facades. The Mammadev Temple situated below the fort is also a great place to visit. Comprising of two Chhatris a huge reservoir and four blocks with inscriptions of the Mewar rule, the temple is a must visit for archaeology lovers. There are various other temples in Kumbhalgarh like NeelkanthMahadeo Temple, Vedi Temple, Parshuram Temple etc. The Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary is a 578 square kilometer open sanctuary surrounding the fort which is a home to diverse species of animals, birds and trees.
Situated 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 numerous tourists for its spectacular scenic beauty.