5 Short Winter Trips from Delhi
This one’s for people in and around Delhi who want put this dip in temperature to good use and explore some new and exciting places. Check out our list of known and offbeat combination of places to visit near Delhi and plan this weekend the holidify way!!
1.Jaipur- For a Royal Weekend Trip
Rajasthan’s culturally rich pink city, Jaipur is an history buff’s paradise – gorgeous forts, enchanting palaces, ancient temples – even the streets of Jaipur bask in the history of this place. Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar – Mantar are just few of the many places you could see in Jaipur. Jaipur is just 4-5 hours from New Delhi and the trip’s ideal duration is around 2-3 days.
2.Shimla- For a Trip to the Hills
The chill mountain air and the gorgeous apple orchards sprawling around the landscapes, Shimla is one of those destinations that you can go again and again. A day spent in the beautiful Mall Road of Shimla is a day well spent; the ancient Jakhu Temple, the church with stained glass windows and so much food! Kufri is another delightful place near Shimla, a 30 min drive arrives you this exotic place where you can spend half of your day. Add Shimla to the your of places to visit near Delhi in winters if you really want to make the most of winters. Shimla is 8 hours from Delhi and there are multiple HRTC and private buses running on a daily level. Shimla along with Chail and Kufri are a good weekend getaway option.
3.Manali and Around: For a snowy Weekend
Morning in Manali can be spent at the 450 year old Hidimbadevi Temple in serene ambiance and then visit the Tibetan monastery and the Vasisth village which is known for its Hot spring. For snow and adventure activities, you must head out to Solang Valley. Till most parts of December, Rohtang Pass is also open and you can visit it for an even more surreal experience, however it gets crowded frequently. You can stay in old Manali or visit Kasol and Manikaran if you are looking for slightly offbeat options. Rafting in Bhuntar is carried out sometimes, particularly when the weather is not so cold.
4.Rishikesh+Devprayag: A weekend spent by the Rivers
Where the River Ganges flows down from the Himalayas, this small town of Uttarakhand is located justifiably, making it one of the holy places of India. Incidentally, this is where the Char Dham Yatra usually begins. Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Trayambakeshwar Temple are some noted places here while white-water rafting, rapelling, rock climbing, Kayaking are some of the many activities that Rishikesh is famous for. Devprayag – famous for the confluence of the two rivers, Alaknanda andBhagirathi, houses the oldest Lord Rama Temple known as Rajhunathji Temple. Blessed with ample natural beauty, the charming little town of Devprayag has built suspension bridges over the two rivers which offer a panoramic view of whole town. Overall, Rishikesh is one of the most popular weekend getaway from New Delhi. It is even better in the months of October to December, making it one of the places to visit near Delhi in winters. Combining Rishikesh with Devprayag for a long weekend trip will make the trip even more worthwhile.
The most favored of getaways among Delhites, Mussorie is a cool hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’ and the breathtaking scenery it provides is one to travel for. On an overcast day the hills of Mussoorie are kissed by the clouds providing ethereal sceneries. It is a nice place to relax and spend your weekend at. It is just a five hours drive away from the capital city and has many interesting places you can check out such as the Mussoorie Lake, the Bhatta Falls, Company gardens, Cloud End and Gun Hill.
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