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Best Weekend Getaways Around Delhi




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India is blessed with numerous weekend getaways. After a week-long hectic schedule in office, it is a good time to take some time off and go out with family or friends for a small vacation. Though an ideal weekend getaway may vary from person to person, but here we have tried to give you an insight of holiday options you can consider in northern India:

1. Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh is a place where you can enjoy adventurous activities like rafting, bungee jumping, trekking, camping and cycling in Himalayas. If you want to rejuvenate in a relaxing holiday even then you can visit here. Rishikesh is a place of temples, Ashrams and yoga center. A few worlds' best yoga centers are located in Rishikesh like Kailash Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham. The Beatles, English rock band visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram in Rishikesh and composed 48 songs during their stay in the ashram. Gita Bhavan, Parmarth Niketan, Shivpuri excursion, Triveni ghat and Swarg Ashram are a few recommended ones to visit if you go to Rishikesh.

 

2. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National park is one o the oldest national parks in India. It has been a haunt for tourists and wild life lovers for a long time. The park covers around 1288 sq. km and houses more than 488 species of plants, at least 140 tigers, 600 species of birds, 50 mammals and 25 species of reptiles. The best time to visit the park is between 15 November and 15 June. For convenience of the visitors the park has been divided into five zones, each having a separate entry. Jim Corbett national park is well connected through roads and trains.

 

3. Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

It is one of the biggest national parks of Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. This wildlife park was considered to be the hunting ground for Maharajas of Rajasthan but today it has become the major tourist attraction for the wildlife lovers. Tourists are allowed visit the park between October and June. The entry time is different for each month which varies as per the climate conditions. So, do check with your tourist guide about the park timings before planning to visit the place.

 

4. Mount Abu:

Mount Abu

During the period of Maharajas, the place was used by the royalties and semi-royalties for spending leisure time. Mount Abu has a unique combination of British style bungalows, holiday homes and the tribal communities residing in the near by region. The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the fullest. The highest point of the Aravali is the 'Guru Shikhar' with a vast sanctuary that shelters a number of species like langur, wild boars, Sambar, leopards and many more along with a number of flowering plants and trees, which enhance the beauty of the whole scenery. Dilwara temple, Brahmkumari Ashram and shrines of Jainism are a few major tourist attractions of Mount Abu.

 

5. Agra

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It is the former capital of India and is located on the banks of Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh. Agar is a major tourist attraction for its various Mughal-era buildings like Taj Mahal, Fethpur Sikri and Red Fort. The best time to visit the place is in winters when the days are warm, sunny and ideal for sight seeing. There are many more monuments in Agra popular for their architectural design. Each monument here tells a story about past and the changing ear of Mughals. So, if the history of India interests you, Agra should be a must visit place in your list.

 

6. Jaipur

Jaipur is a bustling capital and a business centre of Rajasthan. It has a blend of both modern metropolis and age old charm, which never disappoints a traveler. Jaipur is not only a Pink City but it is also a shopping paradise. Jewelry, beautiful gems, semi precious stones, kundan and minakari work (enamel work on gold), beautiful cotton fabric including sanganeri prints, tie-dye, and fine kota doria saries are the best buys for women. The exotic blue pottery, enamelware and brassware, make excellent souvenirs and gift items. Apart from this, historical monuments and forts are a major tourist attraction. Nahargarh, Amer, Jaigarh and Moti Doongari are apt testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance and chivalry. The best time to visit the place is in winters as summers are too hot in Rajasthan.

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