The ever increasing scorching heat calls for a euphoric summer getaway at a cool holiday destination. However that doesn’t promise us one getaway when the budget is stringent. Now that’s what we have sorted out listing some fully affordable destinations giving you the rejuvenating break.
1. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Musoorie is a 270km ride away from the cursing Delhi heat. It is perfect getaway for people looking for a budget yet worthwhile vacation. The various waterfalls like Bhatta, Jhaaripaani, Mossy are worth visiting along with sightseeing which includes Jwalaji temple, Lake Mist, Gunhill point, Mussoorie lake and the Municipal gardens. This is definitely going to make your vacation worth every penny spent.
2. Lansdowne, Uttrakhand
Lansdowne is a cantonment town in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is the closest hill station to Delhi, and can be easily reached via road or railway. Known for its breathtaking sights and surroundings, Lansdowne is surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, situated at an elevation of about 1,706 metres above sea level.250 Distant from Delhi, One can visit Darban Singh Regimental Museum, St. Mary’s Church, St. John’s Church, Bhulla Tal, Tiffin Top.
3. Barog, Himachal Pradesh
With summer temperatures ranging between 10-23 degrees, this small hill station is a perfect getaway from the burning hot capital. It is a 4-5 hour drive from Delhi. 65 kms away from Shimla, this place is perfect for couples or groups looking for a quiet getaway during maddening summer months.
4. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
If you are an adventure enthusiast and are looking to get away from the unbearable summer heat of Delhi, Ranikhet which is located 350 kms away is the perfect getaway for you. This hill station has marvellous parks, temples and treks to offer. Also, during summer months the “Queen’s land” is in full bloom with flowers in all hues possible and coniferous forests which give it an ethereal appearance.
In a list of getaways from Delhi, Manali is the most cinched and preferred getaway as it is only 550 kms far from Delhi and can be visited on a low budget. For the fearless, there is a plethora of activities such as zorbing, treks, paragliding and for the quitter travellers there is the Tibetan monastery, the Solang valley and Naggar castle. Makes sure not to miss out on the Manali cream ;)!
Bask in the Tibetan spirituality in India while you get to learn more about the culture from the Buddhist monks themselves. The “Little Lhasa” is a respite from the Delhi heat and can be reached by daily buses from Delhi. Once here, make sure to add Bhagsu waterfall, Moonlight café, Main street, St John and the Nechung museum to your itinerary once you’re in the Tibetan heaven.
7. Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Located at a distance of 239km away from Delhi, this hill station is a comfortable car ride away and offers cools hills and treks in the hot months. The summer months are relatively cooler in this hill station which is famous for Osho institute, wildlife tours, bakeries, Hanol Temple, Robbers cave and ice skating. If you’re looking for a getaway toc hill, Dehradun will provide you just that as well.
8. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
The best time to visit this cantonment city is from February to July. The summer temperatures don’t exceed 28 degrees in this beautiful city located 300kms away from Delhi. The various churches, temple, Kasauli brewery and the preserved rural ethnicity of the villages here make it worth a perfect summer getaway.
9. Binsar, Uttarakhand
Binsar located 400kms from the capital is a relatively unexplored destination. But, the cool climate during the summer months makes it a preferred destination for people who want to enjoy a quiet getaway. Dotted with Oak and Deodar trees, the place has a large variety of fauna to offer for wildlife enthusiasts. This small hill station also exhibits an aura of hippie air for the tourists to bask in.
10. Ramgarh, Uttarakhand
Located about 320kms from the capital, this small hill station is a great getaway on a shoestring budget. The hill station is referred to as the “Fruit Bowl of Kumaon” and is endowed with apple, apricot and peached orchards. It is also home to tall peaks of the Himalayas which makes it a preferred vacation destination.
Surely one of these would be your certainly satisfying escapes with brimming joy and relaxation in the least meagre budget you wish to spend.