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Select your Next weekend Getaway from Delhi-A perfect trip for Historical and Adventurous lovers


Delhi, the capital of India doesn’t need any introduction that witnesses a large influx of travelers all throughout the year. From towering buildings to the ruins of the heritage monuments, Delhi has so much to leave you enchanted with. If we talk about Delhi, the first thing comes in our mind is its remarkable attractions such as Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Rajghat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jama Masjid, Rajghat etc.
Delhi has some recharged and rejuvenated tourist destinations close to the city. If you are preparing to a weekend holiday trip, there are some outstanding weekend getaways from Delhi. These short trips are the perfect way to explore destinations in and around your city and come back refreshed.

As St. Augustine said the – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Let’s chart out some pleasure trips from Delhi to hill stations, religious sites, wildlife sanctuaries or adventure destinations etc.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
6244061405_1af167edcf_zAgra is a lovely town located on the banks of Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, located around just 200 km it a favorable destination for Delhiites.
Agra also features three UNESCO world heritage sites. They are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternal love which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is famous for its matchless architectural beauty and never fails to lure visitors coming from different parts of the world for India tours. The vista of white marble monument Taj Mahal is simply matchless especially during sunrise, sunset or full moon light.

Jaipur
Amber-fort-Jaipur-31This princely city of Rajasthan offers royalty and Raj culture of the bygone era. It is located around 268 km from Delhi. Affectionately dubbed as the Pink City, Jaipur takes pride in its royal attractions including sightseeing, shopping and enjoying Rajasthani cuisine and culture. Some of the famous sightseeing places in Jaipur are its forts – Jaigarh, Amber and Nahargarh. Other sightseeing places to see are the Jantar Mantar Observatory, Galta Monkey Temple, Hawa Mahal and City Palace. One must relish the shopping and the food here.

Haridwar
Malviya_dwipa_island_across_Har_ki_Pauri_during_Kavad_mela,_HaridwarHaridwar is situated about 215km from the capital city Delhi and one of the favorite destinations for weekend getaways around Delhi. Haridwar is a holiest town and also consider as the ultimate gateway to Gods. It is situated at the place where Ganges emerges from mighty Himalayas, it is the perfect weekend gateway to have a quick dip in the Ganga, visit temples and attend the evening aarti.

Mussoorie
MussoorieMussoorie is a hill station situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and also known as “The Queen of Hills”. Located around 275.7 km from Delhi, it is the best place for trekking and sightseeing. The romantic atmosphere of Mussoorie has earned the town its name of the Indian honeymoon capitol. Spread over mountain range, with unbelievable views of majestic Himalayas, and distant views of the pious Ganga River from one end and Jamuna River from the other it attracts a number of tourists from all over the globe.

It is such a paradise to hide from unbearably hot summers of Delhi. Tourists flock Mussoorie from April to June to beat the Delhi heat and from Dec-Jan to enjoy the snow.

Nainital
Naini LakeNainital is a beautiful hill station having amazing views of hills and ancient temples in its arms. It is situated around 296 km from Delhi and popularly known as the “Lake District of India”. Here you can enjoy Cable car rides, boating in the beautiful lakes, scenic views of Kumaon hills, horse and animal rides, trekking, sightseeing etc.

Corbett National Park
tiger-corbett-parkThe famous reserve is a great destination to immerse you in natural beauty. The park is located at the Nainital district of Uttrakhand, around 235 kms from Delhi. It acts as the protective reservoir for the critically endangered Bengal Tigers of India with the highest diversity of flora and fauna. Jim Corbett has always been the first hit for the tourists and the wildlife lovers. You can take a safari in a gypsy or even enjoy an elephant safari.

Rishikesh
Trayambakeshwar Temple, Rishikesh2An adventure hub not too far from Delhi, Rishikesh is popular for its adventures activities. The environment in Rishikesh offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities including white water rafting, camping, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, giant swing, cliff jumping, kayaking, trekking, river crossing, yoga and even meditation for people seeking spiritual rejuvenation.
Rishikesh is blessed to withhold the presence of Lord Vishnu ‘lord of all senses’ and the Ganges river as well. It is perfect to immerse yourself in spirituality and yoga with numerous yoga centers offering short term and long term courses.

Mathura
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna which is popularly known as the Brajbhoomi. It is situated located around 160 kumis from Delhi, on the bank of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state. Visit the Krishna-Balaram Temple (ISKCON), the prison cell where the parents of Lord Krishna were kept during Mahabharata period. The other popular tourist attractions of Mathura are Dwarkadheesh temple, Gita mandir, Government museum.

Bharatpur
Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryThe Bharatpur bird sanctuary’s close proximity to Delhi at 200 km makes it an ideal weekend getaway. It is one of the best bird sanctuaries of India & famous among the tourists for its outstanding wetland bird reserve.
This park hosts a large number of Migratory birds such as Chinese coots, Saras cranes, pelicans and many more in the winter months. This destination is haven for bird watchers and people who love nature. Immerse yourself in the dense forest and birds chirping…the fresh air and the cool breeze.

Sariska National Park
tiger-sariska-national-parkYour chance to see a tigers is just 4 hours away from Delhi in Sariska National Park. Sariska is famous national park and tiger reserve, it is Located at a distance of 217kms from Delhi. It comprises of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravali Hill range. The broad range of wild life here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance. Commonly seen animals in the park include nilgai, sambar, spotted deer, striped hyena, Indian porcupine.

Start packing your bags for your next weekend trip.

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The amazing natural Valley of Flowers: Uttarakhand


Valley of Flowers National Park is such a tourist paradise and a photographer’s delight which comes alive with the monsoon rain (during spring season). This beautiful place is located in the lap of West Himalaya, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

This place mesmerizes everyone with its classic natural beauty surrounded by the awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks as well as the lush green forests all around. It is a World Heritage Site with the covering an enchanting magical area of 87 square meters. This amazing vally was declared as the National park in the year 1982.

Tourists can enjoy the colors and fragrance of around 498 varieties of flowers including Brahma Kamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand, Marigolds, orchids, daisies, poppies, rhododendrons, primulas, blue poppy, the cobra lily and many others. Excluding this there are many plants having medicinal values.

Witnessing the place a person can see the blooming flowers everywhere in the surroundings and reflecting many colours like purple, blue, yellow, green, red, pink, white etc.

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 The overall view of the Valley of Flowers is looks like multi-coloured and handmade natural carpet with a hilly snow covered backdrop, which completely magnetize the tourists.

According to the legends, at the time of Ramayana (a hindu epic) the hindu God Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti from this place and cure Lakshmana.

This place was first discovered accidently by a British mountaineer and botanist named Frank S. Smythe in 1931. The mountaineer was captivated by eye-catching and spectacular background of the beautiful flowers and their nature smiles.

After some time, he wrote a book about this picture-perfect location, titled ‘The Valley of Flowers’. He introduced to the world to the secret of this beautiful valley.

The most amazing tale about this place is that, the local peoples was always known about this place but as it was externally beautiful, they thought that fairies must be living here, and did not dare set foot on it.

But today this place is grown to be one of the most popular travel destinations of Uttarakhand. Every year a number of travelers, botanists, adventure seekers, nature lovers and all the curious souls come here to experience the incredible charm of this place.

 The beautiful Valley of Flowers is opened for the visitors from April to October. After the first rain shower the tourists can enjoy the full blooming of the flowers. Remaining part of the year this place remains close because at that time it is completely covered in snow.

You can also enjoy the presence of snow leopard, Asiatic Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Brown bear, Musk deer, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Common Langur, Himalayan musk deer etc. with  a large variety of aerial species.

 Cascading waterfalls, small streams, flamboyant paddocks, crystalline streams, majestic peaks and of course the flowery meadows waits for you this year. So plane for a chilled vacation trip in this summer.

Pack in your bags as soon as you can within the short time available to you and visit the amazing Valley of Flowers. Definitely you will fall in love with this place.

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