5 of my favourite long weekend getaways from Delhi
When we talk about weekend getaways, we generally mean leaving on Friday night and coming back by Monday early morning so we can get back to our routines.
Here are five, weekend getaways you should definitely visit if you stay in or around Delhi:
1. PALAMPUR: MOUNTAINS, TEA GARDENS, and SHIVA TEMPLE
Highlights: Nature, History
It is 489 km from Delhi and took us about 10 hours to reach there. You can spend time in Tea Gardens, Tashi Jong Monastery, Baijnath Temple, or just roaming around the market and look for Tibetan handicrafts. We stayed at this beautiful property, you can know more about it here.
2. KANATAL: MOUNTAINS, APPLE ORCHARDS, and KODIA JUNGLE
Highlights: Forests, Sunsets
It is 321 km from Delhi and took us roughly 8 hours to reach there. The first time we went to Kanatal, we stayed in camps inside a jungle where we did bonfire between the mountains, it was such an unusual experience. The other time we stayed in this beautiful Airbnb property.You can read about it here.
3. NARKANDA: SNOW, MOUNTAINS, and APPLE ORCHARDS
Highlights: Snow Peaks, Sunrise
It is 400 km from Delhi and took us almost 9 hours to reach there. We traveled there in December and all we could witness was snow. It was like a huge brick of vanilla ice cream. Nights were extremely cold, we could barely leave our blankets. You can visit Hatu Peak here and play in the snow as long as you want to. You can read more about this here.
4. RAMGARH: HISTORY, ORCHARDS, and CALMNESS
Highlights: Shooting stars, Simplicity
This place is 292 km from Delhi and took us 7 hours to arrive there. It is situated in the serene Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. We stayed at the most astonishing property of Ramgarh, Ramgarh Bungalows. You can read about our experience here. Just carry your essentials and head here.
5. MUKTESHWAR: ADVENTURE, HIKING, SUNSETS
Highlights: Serenity, Composure
It is one of our favorite weekend destination. It is 343 km from the capital and can be reached in approximately 8 hours. There are so many marvelous properties you can stay in. We have discussed more details here. Visit here for your quick weekend escape.
I hope our experiences encourage you to choose a quick weekend escape over usual cafe hopping on weekends. Do you enjoy quick escapes as much as we do? Tell us in the comments below.