India is known for its diverse culture, but it is also diverse in its travel options. When you
move from North to South or from West to East, there are a variety of landscapes that
offer very distinct travel options to cater to your wanderlust. Weekends are what everyone waits for throughout the week and it only gets better with getaway options to relax after a hectic week. India, the land of diversities, offers a number of weekend getaway options, of course depending on which part of the country you live in. Here’s a list of weekend getaways for all, depending on which corner of the country you are in, for your last minute travel plans.
If you are in the North:
North India is blessed with beautiful mountain ranges and hilly areas, as well as culturally rich
plains with beautiful heritages. For weekend getaways there are a number of options to choose
from and the most common ones include Jaipur, Jodhpur, Manali, Shimla and several others.
But there are several other lesser known getaway options for the perfect weekend in the
Northern part of this country.
Trips to Shimla are a very common affair in North India, but just about 20 kms from there and around 350 kms from Delhi, this beautiful but lesser known scenic attraction would make for an amazing and relaxing weekend trip for all mountain and adventure lovers. It is less crowded and offers a variety of adventure activities for tourists. During the Winter season, a ski fest is organised here and it is unmissable. This snow-clad area makes for a fun and relaxing stay during the trip.
In the Himalayas, this unexplored spot is perfect for a weekend getaway from places like Chandigarh. Surrounded by green peaks all around, this hidden spot is just about 270 kms from Chandigarh and makes for the best weekend trips to wash off the weekday stress. It
is a peaceful haven in the laps of nature, allowing you to stay in wooden or tree houses amidst nature.
Another hidden spot closer to the city of Chandigarh, Shoja is the perfect weekend getaway if you want to get away from the hustle of the crowded cities.
This hidden gem does not see a large footfall and has its natural calm intact. A drive through its apple orchards is its main attraction and it offers you very authentic camping experiences in the hills. Just 5 kms from here, for all adventure lovers, there is the Jalori Pass where
you can enjoy trekking. It is only about 275 kms from Chandigarh.
Rishikesh is one of the closest and most frequently visited weekend spots for people in Delhi. Just 230 kms from Delhi, it is known as the adventure capital of India. It offers a wide array of adventure activities like river rafting, zip-lining, bungee jumping, cliff diving and a lot more. It is also perfect for those seeking to just enjoy nature and explore cafes overlooking the Himalayas. It is perfect all- those seeking adventures and even those just looking to relax.
Only 275 kms from Delhi, Kangojodi in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh is not known by a lot of travellers. It is an offbeat destination with mesmerizing beauty and a calming sense of feeling. A trip here makes for the perfect weekend with its range of activities like trekking in the forest, camping, ziplining and rappelling. This peaceful habitat makes for a memorable experience for all. Not being known by many, it helps you leave behind the stress of busy
The Uttarakhand state of Northern India is blessed with the beautiful Western Himalayan Range. One of its main attractions, though not known by many, is the green mountain ranges in the hill station of Chaukori, in the Pithoragarh district. It is the perfect getaway option for nature lovers and even for those looking to visit religious sites. There are a number of temples in this area, like- Ghunsera Devi Temple, Arjuneshwar Shiva Temple. It is approximate;y a 450
kms drive from Delhi, via well connected roads. The cottage and hostel stays here offer the panoramic view of the magnificent Himalayas.
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