Travel are some of the popular hiking trails.

Travel is the best rejuvenation therapy after a long week of
work. Delhi, in this way, is blessed as the city is well connected to many
tourist destinations attractions to get rid of the weekday blues over the
weekend. Here are eight lesser known quick getaways from the city’s hustle and
bustle which you can plan easily.

Lansdowne: This cantonment
town in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttrakhand is home to some of the most
breathtaking and picturesque views. With its pleasant weather and pristine
surroundings, Lansdowne is the perfect place to unwind. The place is infused with
a lot of history as it was founded as a military garrison under the British
Raj, and the Garhwali Museum traces the history of the Garhwal Rifles regiment,
which still trains in the town. To get in touch with spirituality, pay a visit
to St. John’s Church and Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple in town. For thrill and adventure
seekers, a hike or short trek up the ‘Tip n Top’ hill-point and Bhim Pakora
will be an exhilarating experience.

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Nainital: Nestled
in Kumaon Hills, Nainital is a hill station boasting the unique, eye-shaped
Naini Lake. Famously called the ‘City of Lakes’, this beautiful town offers a
tranquil break to get your mood all freshen up. The place has god plenty of
sights that you could visit like the eco cave gardens, Pangot and Kilbury Bird
Sanctuary, High Altitude Zoo and Tiffin Top. Also, there are several hiking
trails and trekking points in and around it. Nainital- Betalghat Trek, Nainital-
Kilbury Trek and Snow View Trek are some of the popular hiking trails. The most
well know place of this town is the Mall Road, which is a shopaholic’s paradise.
The road has many street shops, shopping centers, hotels and restaurants.

 

Neemrana: Nestled
amidst greenery and enriched with the grandeur of history, Neemrana is a great Delhi
for an idyllic weekend getaway. Just a 2-hour drive away from the capital, this
place will give you a peek into India’s historic and royal past at the 15th
century Neemrana Fort Palace. Take a camel ride around the fortress to explore
the lush green surroundings. For some adventure try the zip-lining in the Fort
Centre. For food lovers, Neemrana’s Japanese Zone offers many restaurants that
serve authentic Japanese cuisine.

Alwar: Just 166kms
away from the capital, this city in Rajasthan is a perfect getaway for the
people planning a single day return ride. This city has a very deep historical
significance which is still visible in the Rajputana forts which are a major
tourist attraction in Alwar. Places like Bhangarh fort and Sariska national
park are also very close to Alwar city but you need at least one full day to
explore them.

Sohna – Sohna is
situated on the highway from Gurgaon to Alwar. This makes it easily accessible
and a popular weekend destination. Visit Sohna to enjoy hot water springs
located at the ancient Shiva temple. This place is surrounded by a hilly
terrain since it lies in the foothills of the Aravalis. Some of the main
attractions include the Damdama Lake- Known for boating and picturesque
surroundings and the Sohna Lake and Water Springs- Hot water springs here are
believed to have sulphur and other medicinal properties. It is also known to
have cures for skin diseases of various kinds. These have been modernised with
a sauna and spa complex and include steam baths facilities too. Also located
near Sohna town, the ruins of the Bharatpur Hill Fort is a perfect place for an
evening outing.

 

Vrindavan: Just 182 kms away, a holy city that resounds with a
thousand tales of Lord Krishna’s early years, Vrindavan is most popular among
pilgrims from not just India, but from all around the world. Situated by the
banks of river Yamuna, the town echoes with the liveliness of its many temples.

Bharatpur: In just four hours, you can
reach the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or the Keoladeo National Park by road. The
entrance might not appeal to you initially because of the abandoned look and
feel, but the interiors of the jungle will leave you mesmerized. Explore the
sanctuary on a rickshaw ride worth Rs.70. The rickshaw puller doubles up as
your guide as you spot birds. Early morning visit is highly recommended. Also,
stay at the Bharatpur forest Lodge for an incredible experience

Parwanoo: Though
it’s a six hour ride to Parwanoo, but a road trip to the foothills of Himalayas
is always tempting. A fascinating journey of 270 kms along the wide roads will
lead you to the lush green hills and scenic views of Parwanoo. Take a cable car
ride at the Timber trail resort to the top of the hill and dine at their
restaurant offering an ecstatic view of the valley. For food lovers, there are
many dhabas en route including Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba (Murthal), Haveli &
Neelkanth Star Dhaba (Karnal), Puran Singh ka Mashoor Vishal Dhaba (Ambala),
and Sethi da Dhaba (Zirakpur).

 

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