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Working and living in and around Delhi NCR has its own merits and unlike any other city, we have a host of options when it comes to weekend getaways. But many of us are wary of wasting our hard-earned weekend over long travel hours and a crowded tourist destination that mostly turns out be disappointing. For those who desperately crave to turn the usual weekends into mini vacations, there are a lot of interesting tourist destinations around Delhi and there is something for everyone.
Here are some hand-picked short trips perfect for Delhites that can be done economically. These destinations are budget-friendly as well as perfect for an amazing trip. Take a look!!!
1. Jaipur – Flaunting The Heritage Of Rajasthan
Jaipur, popularly known as the “Pink City”, and “Paris of India”, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. Jaipur is worldwide famous for unique Architecture, Vastu, Astrology, Forts, Monuments, Palaces, Art and Craft, Culture and last but not least for unique Food.
Heritage of the year 1727 is still alive in Jaipur which is the main attraction of Jaipur tour.
Jaipur is renowned on international tourism map as one vertex of Golden Triangle of Indian tourism. Many scripts and poems have been written on the beauty of Jaipur city by domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists. Countless documentary movies have been made on Jaipur in the last 250 years.
Main attractions of Jaipur tour are Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Galta temple, Birla temple, Govind Dev Ji temple and Albert hall museum for sightseeing.
2. Rishikesh – Mountains, Ganges, And Adventure
Rishikesh is a town in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand state in India. It has a spectacular view of jungle-clad hills and a confluence of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga. The glorious attraction of Rishikesh is none other than the great river the Ganges herself, running rapidly throughout the city.
The small sparkling lights floating lamps, river Ganges and auspicious atmosphere create such a magnificent view and feeling that can attract anyone to join the prayer even the visitors from outside India who can’t understand the Vedic songs.
3. Bir Billing – Most Popular Paragliding Destination
A narrow mountain road leads to Billing, which is 14 kilometers away from Bir. If you’re all for an adventure of a lifetime, you can feel the rush of adrenaline with each hairpin bend that brings the destination closer. The adventure begins from the edge of a cliff at Billing, while the landing happens at Bir. These towns, though, made inseparable by adventure, witness a nervous tourist’s thoughts wandering to Neverland and calculating the aerial distance between them.
Though famous for paragliding, Bir has much more to offer than adventure sports. Majestic views of the higher Himalayas, beautiful monasteries and Tibetan settlements form an intriguing aspect of Bir that is little known. Bir can be best explored walking down its narrow lanes while admiring the beauty all around.
Small towns have a certain old-world charm to them, and Bir is no exception. With prayer flags hanging from trees to edges of cliffs, Buddhist chants emerging from the monasteries, and little monks playing around, Bir is a lot more beyond the hustle and bustle of adventure-seeking tourists. It remains edged in memory, synonymous with peace.
4. Manali – Gateway To Other Heavenly Locations Like Spiti
Having invitingly secured its history in its name, Manali is associated with legends of King Manu who had the responsibility to protect human civilization after the great flood meant to destroy the world; which he successfully shouldered. If unfolding stories entwined in myths and legend is a loved way to spend holidays, Manali rouses the need to explore the Himalayas with even more intensity.
Spirit of tourism is far from fading even after the consequence of popularity. Be it pleasantly cool months or duration of snowfall during the New Year or Christmas, this hill destination is revered by everyone with the intention or for the experience of Manali tourism.
5. Jim Corbett – Habitat Of Bengal Tigers
The perfect place that will surely attract the nature enthusiasts is the Corbett National Park, also regarded to be a perfect place for wildlife lovers. The park got its name after the famous hunter who turned into a conservationist, Jim Corbett and is a hub of excitement and thrill and is addressed as a wonderful place.
There is the densest deciduous forest that has haldu, sal, Rohini, ipal, and various another kind of trees covering an area close to 73 percent of the entire park. This refreshing place is house to 50 species of mammals, 110 tree species, 25 reptile species, and 580 bird species. The excellent way to see the park is by consideration of a Corbett Tour.
6. Shimla – Colonial Charm Amalgamated With Nature’s Pristinity
Named after Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Kali, Shimla has emerged as a well-developed city. Yet, the touch of Nature could be felt everywhere one goes too. The beauty of the hill could be summarized by uttering the name of this place. It is no wonder why the film Industry took to this city when shooting for someplace abroad.
Shimla tourism encompasses a complete experience, where entertainment, culture, sights like British architecture reminiscent of the colonial era, temples and palaces could be spotted interspersed on its landscape.
There are few popular adventure-activities organizers who schedule days with activities like rock climbing, Rope walking, valley crossing, forest treks, rappelling, etc. For those who love to zip-zap-zoom on snow, Kufri serves all ski and ice skating intentions. Another exhilarating experience of adrenaline pumping is paragliding and hand-gliding from Bir and Billing peak in Kangra Valley.
7. Agra – The City Of The Taj
Located just outside the city of Agra in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world. A symbol of love and tragedy, the iconic mausoleum was ordered by Shah Jahan, a Mughal ruler, to be built in honor of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The architectural style is the main attraction at the Taj Mahal. It is a unique combination of Persian, Central Asian, and Islamic architecture. Highlights include the black-and-white marble checked floor, the four spectacular minarets at the corners of the mausoleum’s plinth standing at 40 meters high, and the surreal middle dome.
8. Kasol – Laid Back Yet Energetic
Beautiful places are often hidden away in the most easily accessible of places. To those of us with less money than enthusiasm, Himachal is like a gift from God. To escape the stresses of a mundane life, Parvati Valley in Himachal is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Starting at the confluence of River Parvati and River Beas, the valley is famous for its pretty as a picture coniferous forests and crystal clear mountain streams.
9. Udaipur – Forts & Lakes Narrating Tales Of History
Udaipur is one the most beautiful places in Rajasthan which have a surrounding of Royal Heritage and Culture-wide over its territory.
Udaipur is always a charming town where you will find joy in walking through its beautiful streets and sites and wandering in the hidden alleys. It is always interesting to meet the locals explaining religious beliefs, stories of the kings, living heritage, rituals and artisans engaged in jewelry making and pottery.
From arty heritage sites to nature and wildlife, there is a lot on your plate and it’s about time you started exploring!!