Adding to the bonanza, 2017 is lined up with several lakeside weekend getaways – giving you a perfect excuse to let that wandering spirit free.
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- There are hill stations, treks, river ghats, and more. Then there are are places that are filling with tourists looking for some respite from their daily lives.
- Now, wondering where to go? Best places to relax and unwind or to gear up and explore or maybe both? Look no further, we’ve covered just about everything for you.
The lush green mountains, the calm of nature and the scenic views together make up for a great getaway – away from the hustle and bustle of city life. One can stay overnight at the Snow Monk Camp in Salli for preparations. Stuff in your backpack and get going!
Mukteshwar + Dhanachuli
Located in Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar is one of the most gorgeous weekend getaways from Delhi. The snow-capped mountains, serene beauty, people are really warm there. Also, it is filled with overwhelming beauty.
A small charming village of Dhanachuli which is houses a popular hill station of Uttarakhand coupled with humble people and inviting apple orchards. A quint little trip to make the perfect use of this long weekend getaway.
The largest natural lake in Himachal, Renuka lake is a perfect weekend getaway in the lap of nature. The lake is ideal for a family getaway. If you are up for travelling around the lake area, you could even explore the Parshuram Tal and Renuka temple, apart from indulging in boating, sight-seeing and just having a good time with family. You will surely fall in love with this place.
Udaipur + Mount Abu
If you are looking for a touch of royalty, head out to Rajasthan for a short trip from Delhi. The mighty palaces and forts take on a rustic hue in the monsoons, head for Udaipur to experience how the Royalty lived. Explore the Monsoon Palace, Bagore ki Haveli, the Lake Palace, take a horse ride around the city or indulge in some shopping in the variety of flea markets. If the city feels a little overwhelming, take a road trip to Mount Abu, the only Hill station here complete with beautiful lakes and gushing waterfalls.
Brijghat is the place where you can still see a clean Ganga in its glory. The water is ideal for enjoying a boat ride and the surrounding atmosphere gives you a rustic feel. It would take approximately 3 hours to reach Brijghat from Delhi via road. Do travel to Garhmukteshwar, which is called a smaller version of Varanasi, dotted with several temples.
Palampur + Dharamshala + Mcleodganj
Palampur and Dharamshala (Mcleodganj) of the Kangra Valley are towns blessed with natural beauty. Palampur has the majestic mountains.
Dharamshala is located close to the Dhauladhar range which makes it a starting point for many trekking trails towards the mountains. It also has a lot of waterfalls, lakes, scenic points and ancient temples to see around here.
Mcleodganj is also known as Little Lhasa. This is the most bang for the buck that you can get for a short trip near Delhi. For youngsters, Mcleodganj is the perfect place to dope, chill and relax like a nig’!
To beat your summer blues, Sangla is the place for you. Sick and tired of your monotonous life, get to this place. Though the town itself will take you back in time because of its rustic charm, the real fun of visiting Sangla lies in the valley of Baspa River. To enjoy properly, we suggest staying in the wild at the heart of the Valley instead of a hotel. There are a number of tented accommodations to make your stay memorable. Do visit Sangla Buddhist Monastery.
- The best part of these places are that they are not bustling with people and offers a retreat from busy city life. Pack your bags, get ready with your shoes and have fun!
So, are you ready to pack your bags? Sure it’s Sunday, but it is also funday! Take a few hours extra into Monday & go chill with friends & family!