Planning a weekend getaway from Delhi? Well, if the answer is yes then you will be happy to hear that there are a loads of options to choose from. You will love the ambiance, picturesque natural beauty and the snow-covered mountains at these hill resorts! Enjoy the winter chills:
One of the most famous and preferred weekend destinations from Delhi, Mussoorie attracts carloads of visitors during summers as well as when it snows in winters. However, if you want to dodge the crowds and experience nature’s serene appeal, plan your trip for the monsoons. Some of the famous tourist attractions include include Company Garden, Cloud’s End, Lal Tibba, and Kempty Falls.
Kandaghat, Himachal Pradesh
Situated around 210 km, Kandaghat is probably the nearest hill station to Delhi. Perched atop a height of around 1425 metres, the destination is blessed with a fabulous climate and is hardly 30 km away from Chail and Shimla. A perfect place to have some “me time”, Kandaghat offers a blissful holiday experience!
Well, we must have heard a thousand times that Nainital is one of the most famous weekend getaways from Delhi! So, it’s time to head to this pristine hill station which has the serene Naini Lake, Land’s End, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Hanuman Garhi, Ropeway, and Mall Road. Nainital is well-known for its proximity to a number of pristine languid mountain lakes.
Morni Hills, Haryana
Never heard of this place before? Well, the offbeat sprawling hill station in the Panchkula District of Haryana, about 265 km from Delhi offers some quietude and peaceful time amidst natural beauty. Consisting of two sparkling lakes, Morni is a very quiet hill station which is all about nature’s beauty and a host of activities offered to tourists.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Even though this hill station in Himachal remains packed with tourists all year round, there is an old world charm attached to Shimla. The most popular spots in Shimla are Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Himachal State Museum, Viceregal Lodge, Shaily Peak, Himalayan Nature Park, Kali Temple, Lakkar Bazaar, Golf Course and Mall Road. It is one of those hill stations around Delhi that has remained a natural choice among travellers for generations.
Located about 350 km from Delhi, Kanatal is still unexplored and untouched by tourists and that adds to its charm. Even though there are quite a few accommodation options available here, the beauty of Kanatal lies in the fact that it has not become touristy. Natural beauty and serene ambience take precedence over crowded bazaars and malls. Top attractions in and around Kanatal include Mussoorie, Kodia Jungle, Tehri Dam, and Surkanda Devi Temple.
Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
A lesser known hill station has slowly become one of the most favourite weekend retreats for Delhiites and how! Located about 300 km from Delhi, a trip to Kasauli promises ample peace and tranquility, away from the maddening crowd. You can visit the famous Christ Church, Sunset Point and Monkey Point or simply kick back and relax while you feast your eyes on the marvels of nature.
Barog, Himachal Pradesh
Enroute on the Kalka-Shimla Toy Train route, Barog used to be a stop over junction for people travelling to Shimla from different parts of northern India. Today Barog has transformed into one of the most popular hill stations in India which sees quite a lot of tourist traffic coming in especially in the summers. The unexplored natural surroundings and the peace derived by visiting the hill station attracts tourists from all over the country. It also has the longest tunnel on the Kalka-Shimla toy train route.
I know reading won’t be enough for such amazing places, so pick your favourite one and be ready for an amazing vacation experience!