The first thing that a Delhite will always think of apart from food is a place where they can easily wander or take a break from the cacophony of city life. Surely, many must have missed numerous opportunities due to work or to be honest lack of places known to them. Everyone has heard about Shimla, Nainital, Manali, but tell us if we are wrong that these places are far more commercialized than anyone can even imagine. These places near Delhi to visit are too overcrowded, and surely no one would take that much pain to see themselves in a whole bunch of crowd again.
To help you out, we are listing some of the best weekend getaways near Delhi that can channelize your inner soul. Take a look!
Lansdowne: 260 kms
Well known about its beauty, Landsdowne is now more of a destination for everyone, be it a family or corporate stop (to rejuvenate their inner sense with the team outing). Counted among the most sought-after tourist places near Delhi, Lansdowne is situated around 260 kms away from Delhi that means not too far for a long weekend trip. Surrounded by the lush oak and pine trees, here one can trek, enjoy boating, and bird watching. Places to visit in Lansdowne are Saint Mary’s Church, Bhulla Lake, and Tip N Top (this spot will give you mesmerizing views of Chaukhamba, Himalayan peaks and Trishul).
Kangojodi - 275 kms
Surrounded by the majestic Himalayan mountains and lush pine trees, Kangojodi is a small offbeat village that is situated on the Nahan-Shimla Highway. It is easy to cover a distance of 275 kms for Delhi people while out on a weekend getaway. For adventure, one can think of Camp Roxx in Kangojodi. Settled around 6 km off the NH-6 Highway, it is an ideal place to enjoy adventure activities, natural spring water stream and BYOB parties.
Shoghi - 331 kms
Home to corporate, Shoghi is a famous weekend getaway near Delhi with an abundance of picturesque views. This small hill station is just 13 kms from Shimla and filled with calmness and the relaxed moment one is in need. This place not only has a range of flora and fauna, but also some beautiful temples. Some adventure fun is undoubtedly waiting for you if planning for trekking and hiking.
Pangot – 346 kms
Located in Kosiyakutoli tehsil of Nainital, Uttarakhand, Pangot is a small village which has its own charm for picturesque views. Around 15 kms away from Nainital, Pangot is famous for Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, where you can find a huge variety of birds here, let’s say around 580 species! These species include spotted & slaty-backed forktail, Himalayan griffon, Rufous-bellied niltava, Rufous-bellied woodpecker, khalij pheasant, blue-winged minla, lammergeyer, and many more. If you love photography and want to capture the beautiful bird pictures in your lens, then this is a place for you! Popular points of interest near Pangot include Naini Peak, Snow View Point, Khurpa Taal, Tibetan Market, Himayalan Botanical Garden, and Saria Tal. The prominent Jim Corbett National park is just 80 Kms away from this place.
Fagu – 360 kms
Fagu is a small village along Hindustan Tibet Road, adjacent to a saddle-like mountain. This place is 22 kms away from Shimla and has beautiful views around it, which is rare that you can find on any other town such as evocative dales and also snow-clad peaks. This place is located at 2,450 m altitude above the sea level and is filled with terrace fields and fruit gardens. By road, it is around 132 kms from Chandigarh. Do carry some light woollens if you plan to visit this place this summer, as the Fagu weather gets chilled by night.