Life in metro cities is very stressful and fast. People are more concerned about their jobs, livelihood, and in a bid to selfishly guard our time, we lose some significant things in our lives.
But thankfully the national capital Delhi has many options as it is surrounded by numerous scenic destinations. The drive to these locations will take you through the small towns, villages, and scenic landscapes.
In this blog, we will tell you a list of the 5 best weekend getaways from Delhi.
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1. Skyview Patnitop
Over the years the place has become a new identity for Jammu and Kashmir. Its exemplary natural beauty and adventure are one of the many reasons that make Skyview Patnitop one of the best holiday destinations in India.
From Jammu airport to Skyview Patnitop – a distance of 95 kilometres is covered in approximately two hours, passing through the four-lane highway and several small tunnels.
There are many places to visit in Jammu, but Skyview Patnitop, however, is the most favourite destination. The major attraction of this location is that the place has the highest ropeway in India and has one of the longest zig-zag ziplines in Asia. Besides the magic carpet, tube sledge, and hiking trails. For food lovers, the scenic destination offers several culinary delights in its restaurants and cafes making this one of the best weekend getaways from Delhi.
Nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is among the favourite places to visit in north India. It is considered one of the oldest tourist resorts in the country.
When it comes to Manali, paragliding remains the most favourite activity. The best time to visit the place is from January to May and October to December.
Delhi to Manali – a distance of 555 kilometres is covered in 13 hours approximately. Bus ticket booking can be done online and also Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) remains an economical and good option to book buses between Delhi and Manali.
Situated on the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a small village in Himachal. With its natural beauty, the place is often dubbed as ‘Amsterdam of India’, and many call it the “Little Greece”. All nature lovers, bikers, and trekkers find adobe here which is why Kasol is one the most loved weekend getaways from Delhi.
Far from the hustle and bustle of cities, this destination is famous for its trekking trails, which include treks to Kheerganga, Yanker Pass, Sar Pass, and Pin Parbati Pass.
The distance from Delhi to Kasol is 510 kilometres and the journey is smoothly covered by the bus in 10 hours. Due to the huge rush of tourist, more than 18 buses ply between Delhi to Kasol.
Plan a trip to Shimla to witness nature at its peak. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is very popular for rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice- skating, and heli-skiing.
Among many things you are planning to do in Shimla, do not miss a ride with your dear ones on Shimla Toy Train. This 4 hour and 40 minutes journey on the toy train will give you the experience of a lifetime.
For Delhiites, Shimla is one of the most accessible hill stations. There are more than 17 busses that ply daily from Delhi to Shimla including Himachal Pradesh Road and Transport Corporation. The distance of 342 kilometres is covered in 9 hours.
5. McLeod Ganj
McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala and a famous tourist destination in north India. The place is known for its scenic beauty, vibrant monasteries, stunning backdrop, quaint cafes, and thrilling adventure activities.
While you are in McLeod Ganj, do not miss the Bhagsunag waterfall. It is the most favourite spot for tourists across the globe. For nature lovers, this place is apt. We strongly recommend you visit Bhagsunag waterfall to enjoy your trip and this location is ideal for an excursion with family and your dear ones.