Top 5 weekend getaways from Delhi for this summer
Delhi offers a plethora of options to holiday over the weekend including Agra, Rishikesh and Kasauli.
| Updated: April 29, 2016 6:38 PM IST
Though Delhi has some of the best winters, months of May and June get almost intolerable and everyone in the capital is looking forward to get out of the city and escape to the cooler hills. If Mumbai boasts of being located near Goa, then Delhi is surrounded by several cool hill stations that people run off to during the summers. So here are some of the best options for weekend getaways from Delhi. Not only are these destinations situated near Delhi, but the climate is also pretty cool and pleasant during May. Take your pick!
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Located approximately 250 km north of Delhi, Rishikesh is one of the most chilled out destinations in India. Slowly evolving as a hippie paradise, Rishikesh is a place that is best for those interested to try their hands on Yoga, the spiritual ones and the adventure enthusiasts. Rishihesh is the World’s Yoga capital promising best of the best trainers of Yoga. Alongside, you can participate in activities like bungee jumping, trekking, river rafting or mountain biking too.
Agra is not a hill station, but is the best option for a fantastic long drive over the weekend. Home to the Taj Mahal, Agra is situated just over 200 km from Delhi. A drive over the Taj/Yamuna Express is one of the best experiences for people who enjoy driving. Though the Delhi-Jaipur-Agra Golden Triangle is one of the most frequented routes from Delhi, visiting jaipur during the summers won’t be a smart move!
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Dehradun is one of the popular hill stations of Uttarakhand and is located about 240 km from Delhi. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, Dehradun is one of the most dreamy hill stations that hasn’t lost its charm despite being as famous as it is.
Located at a distance of 300 km from Delhi, the cantonment town is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains, dense forests and amazing climate, Kasauli is home to various examples of Victorian architecture in the form of old churches. It is also home to the world’s highest distillery.
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Mussoorie is about 300 km from Delhi. It is home to stories spun by one of the most loved writers in India, Ruskin Bond. You can visit places like the Kempty falls, Cloud’s End, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Happy Valley and the Mussoorie Lake as a tourist or just spend your time breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the view of the Siwalik range.
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Published: April 29, 2016 5:00 PM IST | Updated: April 29, 2016 6:38 PM IST