Best 5 Weekend Getaways Around Delhi

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Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India. Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BCE.  Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires.

1. Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a hill station in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand, India. It is located about 290 km north from the of New Delhi. This hill station is situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges and it is also known as the “Queen of the Hills”.

In Massoorie, Company Garden is popular tourist destination. During season, the Company Garden has a vast collection of flowers and plants. Picturesque Dhanaulti hill station is about 32 kilometres from Mussoorie. Mussoorie also had India’s largest roller skating rink. Mussoorie is a popular destination for honeymooning couples, mainly because of its relatively cool climate and calm and lovely environment.

Mussoorie View From Top Of The Hill

Mohithdotnet /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Mussoorie View From Top Of The Hill

2. Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India. Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and India. There are some dishes famous in Jaipur like Dal Baati Churma, Missi Roti etc and in sweet dishes include Ghevar, Feeni, Gajak, Chauguni ke laddu, Moong Thal.

In Jaipur, there are many places to attract tourists like the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sri kali Temple, Sanganeri Gate and the Jaipur Zoo.

Jaigarh Fort

Acred99 /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Jaigarh Fort

3. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. The park has 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time.

Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife. Corbett National Park comprises 520.8 km2 area of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands and a large lake.

Asian Elephant At Corbett National Park

Vikram Gupchup /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Asian Elephant At Corbett National Park

4. Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand, India. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate. The tourist destinations can be divided into four or five areas in Dehradun nature, sports, sanctuary, museums and institutions.

The nearby hill stations are well known for their natural beauty and sanctuary for animal and bird lovers. In sports tourism, the Doon Ice Rink at Maharana Pratap Sports Complex, Raipur is the first full-sized ice area in India. It has hosted ice skating competitions and ice hockey tournaments.

A View Of Dun Valley

Dr. Umesh Behari Mathur /CC BY 2.0 | A View Of Dun Valley

5. Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra is a place of historical and religious importance. Kurukshetra is in Haryana state of India. It is also known as Dharmakshetra (“Holy Place”). It is written in Puranas that Kurukshetra is named after King Kuru of the Bharata Dynasty, ancestor of Pandavas and Kauravas.

There are many famous places and tourist attractions like Brahma Sarovar, Jyotisar, SriKrishna Museum, Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary from 40 km, Chhilchhila Wildlife Sanctuary from 10 km etc.

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