BEST SUMMER GETAWAYS FROM DELHI

62 Best Summer Getaways from Delhi you can do in 4 days or less

Are you looking for weekend getaways from Delhi? We have compiled the list of 4 days summer getaways from Delhi. Summers have long knocked at our doors and we are looking for slightest of relief from the scorching heat. It was a ritual in our school days to go on trips in the summer holidays and have fun. But who says you have to not follow the tradition?

There are many places not far from Delhi which can prove to be a good holiday destination on your weekend. We have made a list of all such amazing places which will give some relief and are a treat to visit. Most of these trips under 5000 from Delhi. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get ready to pack your bags after going through this list.

Summer Weekend Getaways in Uttarakhand

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 Tourist Places in Uttarakhand to Visit From Delhi this Weekend

 

Kausani, Uttarakhand

Kausani

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Distance: 447 km; Estimated travel time: 10 hours 30 minutes

Kausani is a small hill station situated in Uttarakhand with the majestic view of Himalayan peaks like Trisul and Nanda Devi. The place is truly a paradise to visit in winters and has many things to offer to everyone. For nature lovers, it has beautiful points to absorb the beauty and indulge in some relaxing activities like a stroll through the alpine forests. For adventure-seeking people, there are activities like trekking, bird watching, hiking, etc.

Also, do buy shawls from the famous Kausani shawl factory.

Other major tourist attractions in Kausani are- Ananshakti Ashram, Sumitra Nandan Pant Museum, Stargate Observatory,  Kausani Tea Estate, Sarla Ashram, Baijnath Temple, Someshwar Temple, Bageshwar Temple. This is among the cheap weekend getaways from Delhi.

 

Devprayag, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 314 km; Estimated travel time: 9 hours

Devprayag lies in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is a religious place and has beautiful views and rivers flowing through it which makes a very soothing sound and relaxes you in a different way. If you like visiting  areligious place then Devprayag is the answer for you. After visiting the temples you can indulge in various adventure activities like river rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, trekking, etc. This is also good family weekend getaways near Delhi.

Major tourist attractions in Devprayag are- Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river, Chandrabani Temple, Raghunath Temple, Suspension bridges

 

Harsil, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 470 km; Estimated travel time: 13 hours

It is a small village on the banks of the Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand. If you seek serenity and natural beauty with no human hinderance then Harsil is the answer for you. Harsil is in the lap of the Himalayas. Deodar forests, chirping of birds and the sound of water flowing through the river are all you need to relax and rejuvenate. Trekking is an activity which should definitely be done while you are here. Also, you can try camping here.

Major tourist attractions in Harsil are- Dharali, Wilson Cottage, Gangnani, Sattal, Mukhba village.

 

Pangot, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 345 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours 30 minutes

If you are looking for quiet places to relax near Delhi, Pangot is the place to be. It is a small village in Nainital and is a paradise for bird watchers. It is a perfect place to visit in summers as well as winters. Adventurous activities which can be tried here are trekking and mountain biking. Camping is also one of the activities tried by tourists here. This small village is away from the hustle of the city and offers peace and quiet to the visitors.

Major tourist attractions in Pangot are- Khurpa Taal, Sariyatal, Kilbury road, Naini Peak.

 

 

 

Naukuchaital, Uttarakhand

 

Naukuchaital

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Distance: 355 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours

Naukuchaital means lake with none corners and is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This place is the perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure sports. You can do boating or try your hands at fishing and also go trekking here. Other activities enjoyed by tourists here are parasailing, yachting, hiking, paddling, etc. Shopping from the local market can help you get your hands on some really beautiful apparels and handicrafts. If you love photography and want to capture some really picturesque shots then Jungliagaon is the right place for you.

Main tourist attractions in Naukuchailtal are- Lake Naukuchaital, Hanuman Temple, Sattal, Haldwani.

 

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie

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Distance: 279 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours

Mussoorie is considered as a perfect option for getting away from the heat and pollution in Delhi. This is also one of the best weekend getaways near Delhi for couples. A road trip towards Mussoorie is the only therapy you need to calm your mind. It is the epitome of scenic beauty. The place is famous for its religious sites and has many things to offer. If you are a sucker of the scenic view and want to enjoy it then visit Gun hill and get a bird’s eye view of the whole town of Mussoorie. Nag Tibba Trek also starts from here so you can also extend your trip. Other adventurous activities are Paragliding, trekking and bird watching.

Other major tourist attractions in Mussoorie are- Lal Tibba, ake Mist, Kempty Falls, Cloud’s end, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Jwala Devi Temple.

Chakrata, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 323 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Another gem from Uttarakhand which is an epitome of peace and quiet. Mussoorie lies to its East and Himachal Pradesh lies to its west. It is an amazing place to plan your holiday with your loved ones. Mountaineers can get so much from this place in terms of experience and memories. the trek of Chatkara has Tiger falls and other waterfalls enlisted in its beauty. Caves and temples are also a major tourist attraction in Chakrata.

Other major tourist attractions in Chakrata are- Kanasar, Mundali, Deoban, Kalsi, Lakhamandal, Hano Mahasu Temple.

 

Nahan, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 248 km; Estimated travel time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Tucked away in Uttarakhand, Nahan is a place if you enjoy solace and calm. A perfect place for nature lovers and adventure lovers and offers various experiences to the tourists like you can go trekking from Nahan to Renukaji, try your hands at fishing, birdwatching, etc. If science and fossils interest then you must pay a visit to Suketi Fossil Park. Also, don’t forget to shop for your loved ones from the bada bazaar

Other major tourist attractions in Nahan are- Jaitak Fort, Renuka Lake, Churdhar Peak, Dhaula Kuan, Rani Tal, Jagganath Temple, Mall Road, Rajbans, Jamu Peak, Kangojodi.

 

Almora, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 360 km; Estimated travel time: 9 hours

A quaint place shaped like horseshoe is located in Uttarakhand and is a paradise for nature lovers. You can get glimpses of pre-British heritage. It has a picturesque view and you can do many things while you are here and a plus point is that it has pleasant weather so you can visit at any time of the year. You can also go to deer park if you have an interest in watching beautiful animals. If you want to go trekking then you must go to Jalna and do rafting at Kali Sarada. Also, buy souvenirs at Lal Bazaar

Other major tourist attractions in Almora are- Zero point, Jageshwar, Kasar Devi Temple, Binsar, Govind Vallabh Pant Museum

Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

 

Distance: 318 km; Estimated time travel: 7 hours

The beautiful hill station is close to Dehradun and is worth exploring and is quite opposite to Dehradun in terms of the rush. It is a very beautiful, serene, and picturesque hill station which will prove to be a good spot for your holiday. The hill station boasts of rich flora. You can also go on horse riding, skywalk, and trekking, or simply enjoy a leisure walk to relax your mind. Organic food items and fresh apple jam are also specialities of this place so don’t forget to grab some for yourself.

Other major tourist attractions in Dhanaulti are- Kanatal, Deogarh fort, Chanderi, Apple orchard resort, Camp Thangdar, Tehri dam, Dhara eco park

 

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital

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Distance: 334 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours

Named after the famous Naini lake the place is the epitome of nature’s beauty and can be visited at any time of the year. It is visited by many honeymoon couples and is quite famous among tourists. While the city has numerous lakes you can indulge in various other activities like visiting the mall road and take a cable ride from snow point and Mallital. Other adventure activities that can be enjoyed are trekking and rock climbing. A good weekend getaway to escape with friends too. You can also take some souvenirs from the Tibetan market.

Other major tourist attractions in Nainital are- Naina Devi Temple, Tiffin top viewpoint, The Flatts playground, John’s Church, Eco cave garden, Govind Ballabh Pant zoo.

 

Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett

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Distance: 279 km; Estimated travel time: 6 hours

This is the most talked about place among the tourists when it comes to taking a weekend trip to someplace. There are very few sanctuaries where the number of Bengal tigers are in good numbers and Jim Corbett is one of them. It has a vast flora and fauna. Book your Elephant or Jeep safari according to your mood and take a tour through the sanctuary while watching elephants, jackal, and birds too. A good place to visit for wildlife lovers. You can also take some alone time at the Corbett Waterfalls.

Other major tourist attractions in Jim Corbett are- Jhirna zone, Dhikala zone, Birzani zone, Durga Devi zone, Sitabani zone, Garjiya temple.

 

Binsar, Uttarakhand

Binsar

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Binsar is a small town tucked away amidst the beautiful lush green forests in Uttarakhand. It is widely famous for its rich flora and fauna and many religious sites. You can have a magnificent view of The Himalayas from the very famous Zero Point. It is the best place to enjoy adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, camping, etc. If history interests you then you can also go to Binsar Sanctuary Museum.

Major tourist attractions in Binsar are- Priyadeva Pashan, Mary Budden Estate, Bineshwar Mahadev temple, Kasar Devi Temple, Sunset point, Koshi river.

 

Nag Tibba, Uttarakhand

Nag Tibba

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It is named after the Nag Tibba range and is mainly famous for the Nag Tibba trek taken by many adventure seekers during the holiday season. Along with trekking you can also go camping and lay under the sky full of stars. There are many turns and curves with spellbinding views. The trek has many picturesque views worth capturing in your camera and cherish the memories for a lifetime.

Major tourist attractions in Nag Tibba are- Tiger Falls, Sai Darbar Temple, Himalaya Shelter, Tapkeshwar Temple, The Kalinga War Memorial.

 

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh

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Distance: 267 km; Estimated travel time:5 hours 30 minutes

Rishikesh is a small but fascinating hill town in Uttarakhand and is very famous among people. It is a paradise for adventure lovers and has many fun activities to feed the adrenaline rush mongers, the most popular being bungee jumping and river rafting. Other adventure activities to enjoy are kayaking, cliff-hanging, rappelling. Also, you can go for an air safari

It also has peace and calms to offer to those seeking it and that is what makes this hill station so special.

Other major tourist attractions in Rishikesh are- Triveni ghat, Beatles ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Ram Jhula, Sward ashram, Lakshman Jhula.

 

Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 351 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Bhimtal is a town in Nainital district famous for this Bhimtal Lake. The place is named after Bhima from Mahabharata. It is in the vicinity of Nainital and is worth exploring. Bhimtal has splendid views and is a treat to your eyes. Along with the Bhimtal Lake Bhimeshwar Temple is also very famous here. You can indulge in water sports here. Paragliding is also another adventure activity for tourists.

Other major tourist attractions in Bhimtal are- Bhimtal Aquarium, Bhimeshwar Temple, Hidimba Parvat, Victoria Dam, Karkotaka Temple.

 

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Distance: 390 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours 30 minutes

If you want relief from scorching heat then an escape to Ranikhet is your solution. Bestowed with mesmerizing beauty and lush greenery this hill station will win your heart. Waking up to experience the breeze and listen to chirping bird is the best therapy accompanied by the magnificent view of The Himalayas. The place has a vast variety of flora and fauna and is a treat to the eyes.

Other major tourist attractions in Ranikhet are- Upat, Kalika temple, Ram Mandir, Jhula Devi Temple, Ashiyana Park, Majkhali

 

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar

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Distance: 380 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Mukteshwar is a perfect place to visit for those who want to experience peace and quiet but don’t want to compromise on adventure activities. Mukteshwar is one of the top rated places for weekend getaways from Delhi. The hill station offers scenic and enchanting views.

It can be visited at any time of the year, thanx to its pleasant weather. Activities to try here are trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, paragliding, camping and if you want to know more about Kumaoni culture then you must visit Sonapani. Handwoven woollens are a must buy while you are here.

Other major tourist attractions in Mukteshwar are- Chauli jali, Choco- house chocolatiers, Mukteshwar Mahadev temple, Bhalu Gaad waterfalls.

 

Peora, Uttarakhand

Peora

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It is an unexplored destination in Uttarakhand and is spellbinding in terms of its untouched natural beauty which is a treat to the sore eyes. Take a stroll through the green pastures and feel relaxed. Opt for homestays while coming here as the people are very friendly and love to host tourists plus it is a different experience altogether. Peora is in close proximity of Mukteshwar and must not be missed. If you are a wildlife enthusiast then you would have a great time here.

Major tourist attractions in Peora are- Katarmal Sun Temple, Mahamritunjay Temple, Choco Chocolatiers, Bright End corner, Tarikhet,

 

 

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Dehradun

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Distance: 266 km; Estimated travel time: 5 hours 30 minutes

The capital of Uttarakhand at the foothills of Himalayas is a paradise for nature lovers. The place is perfect to visit with family as well as friends. Lacchiwala has a man-made lake with lush greenery which is perfect to enjoy a peaceful sunset. Also, you can indulge in activities like birdwatching and trekking here.

Major tourist attractions in Dehradun are- Sahastradhara, Har ki dun, Robbers cave, Mindrolling Monastery, Fun Valley

 

 

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 287 km; Estimated travel time: 6 hours 30 minutes

If you really want to just forget the outside world and enjoy some quiet quality time then this hill station will solve that for you. Not many people know about this one and that is why it is somehow hustle-free. The town of Landsdowne is well built and is very clean and peaceful. Every twist and turn while taking a road trip to Lansdowne surprises you with a striking view of lush green mountains and beautiful trees lined along with them. You can also go a bit further and visit the  Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple. Other activities that can be enjoyed here are bird watching and boating in Bhulla lake.

Other major tourist attractions in Lansdowne are- Tip N top, Bhim Pakora, Mary’s church, John’s Church, Garhwal Rifles War Memorial.

 

Chopta, Uttarakhand

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Distance:408 km; Estimated travel time: 11 hours

Chopta is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and is very popular due to its scenic beauty and the lush green forests around it. Chopta is also known as “Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand” due to its scenic beauty. It is famous for its rich flora and fauna. If you are a fan of trekking and enjoy the majestic view of the mountains with less crowd then it is the paradise for you. Tungnath to Chandrashila trek is quite famous. Other activities to indulge in here are camping, bird watching, photography, etc.

Major tourist attractions in Chopta are-  Deoria Tal, Baniyakund, Sari Village, Kali Math, Bisurital, Rohini Bugyal, Tungnath, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Lohaghat, Uttarakhand

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Distance:460 km; Estimated travel time: 11 hours

Lohaghat is a small yet beautiful town in Uttarakhand. It makes for a hot tourist spot and has beautiful and picturesque views to admire.  It has a name Lohaghat because it is on the banks of river Lohawati. Lohaghat is surrounded by beautiful Oak and pine trees. This place is the perfect destination if you want to just lay back and relax as yoga and meditation are given importance here and you can try that. You can simply take a stroll and look at the lush greenery and admire the beauty. Trekking is not done here buy camping is a good substitute.

Major tourist attractions in Lohaghat are- Champawat, Abbott Mount, Pancheshwar Mahadev temple, Banasur ka Kila, Mayawati Ashram, Abbott Mount Church.

 

Auli, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 372 km; Estimated travel time: 9 hours

Auli is also known as the’ Skiing capital of India’. Visiting this one in the winters is a great idea as you get to experience the pristine beauty of the white sheet covered houses and mountains and the snowfall is very welcoming to the Skiing adventure. People from all around the world visit Auli for its world-class skiing experience. You can also enjoy the famous cable ride from Joshimath to Auli and absorb the beautiful view of snow-clad mountains with your eyes. You must also visit the artificial lake and indulge in trekking to Kauri pass trek if you love to explore the untouched beauty of nature.

Other major tourist attractions in Auli are- Nanda Devi national park, Chattarkund lake, Joshimath, Kwani Bugyal, Gurso Bugyal, Chenab lake.

 

Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Kanatal

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Distance: 330 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours

Uttarakhand is a hub of many beautiful towns and villages having immense beauty and Kanatal is one of such places. The place is famous for its lush greenery and natural beauty. It is also famous for its options in adventure activities like trekking, valley crossing, camping, rappelling, etc. You can also go for a jungle safari. You won’t regret visiting this gem.

Major tourist attractions in Kanatal are- New Tehri, Kodia Jungle, Chamba, Surkanda Devi Temple.

 

Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

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Distance: 398 km; Estimated travel time: 10 hours 30 minutes

Uttarkashi means Kashi of North and is situated at the banks of the river Bhagirathi. Uttarkashi is very close to the holy city of Rishikesh. It is a perfect destination with snow-clad mountains, glaciers and magnificent valleys. You must go trekking if you like taking challenging routes. You can visit Dodital which is a freshwater lake with a beautiful view.

Major tourist attractions in Uttarkashi are- Dayara Bugyal, Vishwanath Temple, Nachiketa Tal, Shakti Temple, Jalmagna, Kedar Tal, Yamunotri, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Gaumukh, Shakti Temple, Maneri Dam.

 

 Tourist Places to Relax in Himachal Pradesh

 

Shoja, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 406 km; Estimated travel time: 10 hours 30 minutes

Shoja is a hidden gem located in Himachal Pradesh’ s wilderness. This will prove to be a perfect place to unwind and relax and maybe finish that book while enjoying the magnificent view while the birds chirp melodiously around you. It is at a 5 km distance from the famous Jalori Pass which is perfect for picnic and trekking. The famous Tirthan valley is also a part of Shoja.

Other major tourist attractions in Sojha are-  Raghupur Fort, Jalori Pass, Waterfall Point, Serolsar Lake, Tirthan Valley.

 

Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 355 km; Estimated travel time: 10 hours

A quaint little place situated in Himachal Pradesh away from crowd and hustle-bustle. Hindustan- Tibet road connects it to Shimla and is bestowed with untouched natural beauty to mesmerize you. but don’t mistake is peacefulness with boredom as there are many activities which can be enjoyed while you are here like camping and enjoying a bonfire at night, biking to give a kick to your adrenaline rush, trekking, paragliding, rappelling, river rafting, quad biking and much more.

Other major tourist attractions in Mashobra are- Reserve Forest Sanctuary, Mahasu Peak and Fair, Craignano

Triund, Himachal Pradesh

Triund

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Distance: 480 km; Estimated travel time: 10 hours

A small but beautiful hill station in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is a treat for the traveller in you and will prove to be a good getaway from the noise pollution of Delhi. It is the best place when it comes to trekking and has many panoramic views. Camping is also a famous activity to enjoy along with trekking. You can also take the trek while visiting Dharamshala because it is in close proximity.

Other major tourist attractions in Triund are- Bhagsu Falls, Tibetan Museum, Bhagsunag Museum, Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglagkhang Complex.

 

Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 540 km; Estimated travel time: 13 hours

Another gem when it comes to trekking and enjoying the scenic beauty. Kheerganga must be on your must-visit list if you enjoy picturesque amalgamated with adventure. After a long day of trekking, you can look forward to relaxing by dipping your feet in the hot water spring. Another activity in which the tourist indulges the most is camping. Gazing the stars lying on the grass while cold breeze brushes against your body is an experience that you would cherish for the rest of your life.

Major tourist attractions in  Parvati Valley are- Tosh, Malana, Chalal, Kheerganga, Parvati river, Pulga, Kalga.

 

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 342 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Probably one of the most popular hill stations in India and why not? The place is an absolute paradise aka ‘ The Queen of Hills’ and worth visiting at least once. You can take a walk down the mall road which is the most happening place in the area. Coupes and families can visit this place and enjoy some quality time and also take a tour of the toy train. you can also go a leisure walk at the Ridge or walk through pine forests. You can also enjoy camping amidst the picturesque beauty of Shimla and go for water rafting as well.

Other major tourist attractions in Shimla are- Jakhoo Temple, Annandale, Scandal point, Chadwick falls, and Christ Church.

 

 

Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 400 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Narkanda is a small town situated near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the top tourist destinations from Delhi during summers. Narkanda is surrounded by the Himalayan range and is mainly popular for Skiing adventure it provides. The place has many trekking options available for the adventure junkies. You can also visit the apple orchards and buy some for yourself. The place is endowed with majestic scenic beauty which leaves the tourists spellbound. The place is  an epitome of beauty, as a result it attracts many tourists.

Other major tourist attractions in Narkanda are- Hatu Peak, Tannu Jubbar Lake, Mahamaya Temple, Hatu Nag.

 

Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 329 km; Estimated travel time: 6 hours 30 minutes

Himachal Pradesh is a hub of beautiful tourist attractions and you can be sure to pack your bag and be sure to find something beautiful here. One of such beautiful hill station to visit this summer is Shoghi. Adventure activities to try here are trekking and hiking. You can also camp in Shoghi. If you just want to relax then you can go for birdwatching or just take a stroll in the beautiful lush green environment.

Other major tourist attractions in Shoghi are- Tara Devi Temple, Kandaghat, Viceregal Lodge, Jakhoo Hills, Pabbar Valley, Kali Temple.

 

 

Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Solan

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Distance: 295 km; Estimated travel time: 5 hours 30 minutes

The place is named after Hindu goddess Shoolini Devi and is a major tourist attraction. It is surrounded by lush green forest and pine trees. It is a comparatively quiet place which gives you a memorable time to cherish forever. You can also go trekking and hiking. Do pay a visit to Solan brewery if you have a taste for it. Also, visit Majathal Sanctuary to get a glimpse of various endangered species. The Sanctuary has a vast variety of flora and fauna.

Other major tourist attractions in Solan are- Menri Monastery, Chail, Kuthar Fort, Shoolini Mata Temple, Nalagarh Palace, Kasauli

 

 

 

 

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 287 km; Estimated travel time: 5 hours 43 minutes

The hill station is blessed with natural beauty and has a rich flora and fauna. The beauty of this place is not explainable in words. the lush green mountains along with the clear blue sky would leave you spellbound. If you do not want to hassle much n your short vacation and want to enjoy a laid back time then Kasauli is the answer for you. The sunset and sunrise are mesmerizing and are best enjoyed with the beautiful company of your partner. You can also relish some Tibetan delicacies here and enjoy a toy train ride from Dharampur to Barog.

Other major tourist attractions in Kasauli are- Kasauli brewery, Mall road, Christ church, Guru Nanak Ji Gurudwara, Gilbert trail

 

McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 477 km; Estimated travel time: 9 hours

It is also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ and is the abode of natural beauty. You will get to see the glimpses of Tibetan culture and Buddhism here. People visit this place due to a whole lot of reasons- trekking, meditating or simply relaxing. This is probably one of the best tourist places near Delhi and you can really unwind here. There are things from the Tibetan market which you usually don’t find in your normal market which are beautiful and are of good quality. Don’t forget to try some mouth-watering Tibetan food while you are at this beautiful hill station. Also, there are many quaint cafes which can be used by you to simply relax and read a book or admire the beauty through its window.

Other major tourist attractions in McLeodganj are- Bhagsu falls, Dal lake, Kora Circuit, Tibetan museum, Namgyal monastery, Norbulin Institute, Tsuglagkhang

 

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 357 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Kufri is a hill station which is equally beautiful in summers as well as winters. It is one of the most visited hill stations during the weekend by tourists. If you love skiing then this place is a must visit during a winter sports festival in February. The place is a hub of panoramic view at various spots. You can enjoy trekking, go-karting, tobogganing, and yak rides. Indulge in horse riding at Mahasu park. This places makes for a perfect summer getaway from Delhi with your family.

Other major tourist attractions in Kufri are- Kufri Fun World, Lakkad bazaar, Kali bazaar, Dorje Dark Monastery, Himalayan Nature Park.

 

Chail, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 336 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours

Chail somewhat resembles Shimla as the Maharaja of Patiala made sure it does after he was expelled from Shimla in British rule. The place is similar to Shimla yet different in terms of peace and serenity. Thich Deodar trees make the lush green colour to pop out even more. You can indulge in activities like horse riding, trekking, hiking, etc. Chail also has the highest cricket ground in the world where you can also strike a shot or two. A perfect tourist place to visit if you want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city.

Other major tourist attractions in Chail are- Maa Kali temple, Sadhupul lake, Chail wildlife sanctuary, Chail palace, Sidh bab mandir.

 

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 336 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours

Dharamshala is a very popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. You can see a cultural mix here and Buddhism is majorly followed as it is also a home of Dalai Lama. Dharamshala is also famous for its cricket stadium. Tibetan food is also a must-try while you are here. You can get a fresh pack of tea from the tea gardens here. The Triund trek starting point is also very close to Dharamshala so you can consider that too.

Major tourist attractions in Dharamshala are- Bhagsu falls, Jwala Devi Temple, Masroor Rock cut Temple, Namgyal Monastery, Dal lake, Gyuto Monastery.

 

Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 516 km; Estimated travel time: 10 hours

Bir Billing is a Mecca for adventure seekers as the place has so much to offer in terms of adrenaline boosting activities. The place has gained popularity due to its perfect blend of scenic beauty and adventure sports. There are several Buddhist Monasteries and meditation places in Bir Billing. Try your hands on activities like mountain biking, trekking, camping, paragliding, hand gliding, etc. You can simply go on an evening stroll and admire the beauty of the place.

Major tourist attractions in Bir Billing are- Sherab Ling Monastery, Bir Tea Factory, Chokling Monastery, Deer Park Institute, Himalayan Film School, Bir river, Shiv Temple.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Distance: 537 km; Estimated travel time: 12 hours

Another most famous hill station of India and a paradise for newly-wedded couples. This hill station is the perfect choice for a weekend trip. It is a scenic beauty surrounded by the lush green pine forests which are made more beautiful by the river Beas flowing through it. You must visit the Solang valley while you are here and there are various adventure activities which can be enjoyed here like paragliding, zorbing, trekking, river rafting, zip lining, and rock climbing. This place is a paradise for adventure junkies too.

If you are a fan of admiring snow clad mountain then don’t forget to visit the Rohtang pass but this pass is closed in the winters. You can again enjoy some adventure activities in Rohtang pass like mountain biking, skiing and snow scooter ride. Hamta pass trek is also a famous to-do thing for the travellers visiting Manali.

Other major tourist attractions in Manali are- Beaskund trek, Hadimba Devi temple, Manikaran Gurudwara, Vashisht Village.

Fagu, Himachal Pradesh

Fagu

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Distance: 360 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours

Sitting in the lap of nature and surrounded by quiet villages, Fagu is a good tourist destination in the summers. IT is just 20 km away from Shimla but is a bit quiet than Shimla. If you are visiting Shimla then we recommend that you extend your trip to visit Fagu. The perfect getaway to spend relaxed days. Activities like trekking and skiing are also enjoyed by tourists here. It is a perfect place to visit in summers as due to high altitude it has comparatively cool weather.

Major tourist attractions in Fagu are- Shimla Reserved forest sanctuary, Himalayan bliss, Mahashu peak, Kalyani helipad, Bhima Kali temple.

 

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

palampur

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Distance: 487 km; Estimated travel time: 9 hours 30 minutes

Palampur has a beautiful view of the snow-clad Dhauladhar range and is an epitome of abundant natural beauty. Palampur is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh famous for its tea gardens. If you want to make most of your visit then we suggest you indulge in some activities like trying your hands at the pottery in Andretta, paragliding, trekking. If you just want to relax and enjoy the feel of the breeze on your face then go picnic at Neugal Khad.

Major tourist attractions in Palampur are- Chamunda Devi Temple, Naam Art Gallery, Baijnath Temple, Tashi Jong Monastery, Saurabh Van Vihar.

 

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar

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Distance: 571 km; Estimated travel time: 11 hours

Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh which has very beautiful and scenic views to offer. It is surrounded by the Cedar forests and is a good option to visit in summers. This gem has something for everyone- religious sites, adventure activities and is a treat for nature lovers. activities like paragliding, trekking, and camping can be enjoyed here. Nature walks are very soothing for mind and help you relax.

Major tourist attractions in Khajjiar are- Panchpula, Sach Pass, Rock garden, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamba town, Khajji Nag temple, Dainkund peak.

 

Rohru, Himachal Pradesh

Rohru

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Distance: 438 km; Estimated travel time: 10 hours 30 minutes

Rohru is a small but beautiful town tucked away in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, located on the banks of Pabbar river. It is mainly famous for trout fishing and its apples. Rohru is a scenic town in Himachal Pradesh endowed with a bundle of natural beauty and magnificent and mesmerizing views. The close by villages of Dodra and Kwar are also worth visiting. Summers are the best time to visit Rohru. You can also enjoy skiing here.

Major tourist attractions in Rohru are-Shikru Devta Temple, Chnsal range, Chirgaon, Pabbar river.

 

Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

sangla

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Distance: 563 km; Estimated travel time: 13 hours 30 minutes

It is a small quaint town tucked in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is very close to the Tibetan border and hence you will see the cultural mix. Whether you want peace or you want adventure  Sangla offers both. You can opt for Yoga Retreat if you want to relax and rejuvenate. Adventure activities like rappelling, rock climbing, angling, and river crossing can also be enjoyed here. Do visit the Saffron farm situated on the outskirts.

Other major tourist attractions in Sangla are- Fulaich fair, Sangla meadow, Bering Nag Temple, Chitkul, Kamru Fort, Baspa river. This is one of the best 4 days weekend getaways from Delhi you can do this summer season.

 

Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

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mandi

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Distance: 430 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Mandi also is known as Sahor is a beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh. The place is famous for its beautiful scenery and quiet environment. You can simply go for a walk and absorb the beauty of the mountains covered with trees. Feed your wanderlust by visiting this place. From trekking to camping to mountaineering it has everything. You can trek to Parashar lake which is simply wonderful. Also, give a sot at rock climbing, river rafting, and paragliding.

Other major tourist attractions in Mandi are- Shikari Devi Temple, Bir Monastery, Barot Valley, Sunken Garden, Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, Rewalsar Lake, Triloknath Temple

 

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Neemrana, Rajasthan

Neemrana

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Distance: 128 km; Estimated travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes

This place has gained popularity recently mainly due to the exotic stay at the Neemrana fort turned into a hotel to stay. So, you can be sure that you will get to enjoy a peaceful holiday here. Sariska National Park is also in close proximity and can be visited if you are a wildlife lover. Bala Quila and Vinay Vilas Palace are other attractions in Neemrana. Activities like flying fox, camel ride, meditation, hot air balloon ride can also be enjoyed here. You can also try the Zip Lining.

Other major tourist attractions in Neemrana are- Baori, Sariska National Park, Bala Quila, Neemrana Fort.

 

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer

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Distance: 829 km; Estimated travel time: 14 hours

Also known as the Golden City has a very mesmerizing view to offer at night due to the setting sun behind the sand dunes. The place has everything a tourist can ask for. Doesn’t matter if you are a sucker of forts and heritage of India or interested in adventure activities this is the right place to visit on your weekend. Enjoying a camel ride is a must here and is considered as a signature activity to try here. Other activities include boating and parasailing.

If you want to get some mysterious kick then do visit the place of Kuldhara. Read about the mystery of Kuldhara here

Other major tourist attractions in Jaisalmer are- Bada Bagh, Sonar Quila, Tanot Mata Temple, Mandir Palace, Patwa ki Haveli, Diwan Nath Mal ki Haveli.

Bhangarh, Rajasthan

Bhangarh

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Distance: 282 km; Estimated travel time: 5 hours

Bhangarh is India’s most haunted place situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan. It lies in the close proximity of Sariska Tiger Reserve. the places are haunted and dangerous to such an extent that trespassing is legally punishable after sunrise and sunset. Though the place is not considered as a tourist place but can be visited during day time only. You can visit here if you have some spare time from your trip. A little offbeat place for summer getaway but you are going to love it for the thrill of it.

 

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur

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Distance: 281 km; Estimated travel time: 5 hours

Jaipur is one of the most popular places for weekend getaways from Delhi. Also, known as the pink city the city has so much to offer in terms of cultural heritage with palaces and heritage sites. The city is a paradise for shopping alcoholics and you can visit the local market for some handicrafts, apparels, antique jewellery, pottery, etc.

Don’t forget to visit Chokhi Dhani and relish some mouth-watering Rajasthani delicacies and watch the traditional dance.

Other major tourist attractions in Jaipur are- Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Elephant farm.

 

Ranthambore, Rajasthan

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Distance: 394 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Ranthambore is a paradise for wildlife lovers. It is a hub for Bengal tigers and for ultimate fun book a private sightseeing tour. Watching different animals from your jeep is really a thrilling experience. You can also visit Ranthambore fort and you can also get glimpses of rich flora near lakes and water bodies here. Enjoy scenic beauty at Jogi Mahal. Also, don’t forget to carry your binoculars. You can spot the rare species of striped Hyenas in the Anantapur area.

Main tourist attractions in Ranthambore are- Padam Talab, Ganesh Mandir, Surwal Lake, Kachida Valley, Raj Bagh Ruins, Malik Talao, Wild Dragon, Akaula region

Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar

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Distance:416 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours 30 minutes

 

For many reasons, Pushkar is one of the most visited places by travel enthusiasts. Though the place is a religious site but is most crowded during Holi due to its liveliness. The place is famous for the Brahma temple. Do take the evening aarti in Brahma Temple. People can enjoy camel rides here and shop for handicrafts. Also, take a ropeway and get a full view of the city. You can also hike to Pap Mochani Temple.

Major tourist attractions in Pushkar are- Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Vishnu Temple, Savitri Temple, Man Mahal, Atmeshwar Temple.

 

 

Bundi, Rajasthan

Bundi

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Distance:484 km; Estimated travel time: 8 hours

This peaceful tourist destination s in Rajasthan and proves to be a good holiday destination if you don’t want to visit places like Jaipur, Udaipur which are crowded. Bundi is also known as the blue-city of Rajasthan. The place is surrounded by Aravali hills and is an abode to various forts, mansions, and palaces. Even though there is dessert you almost forget this fact after visiting the very beautiful Jai Sagar lake.

Major tourist attractions in Bundi are- Fort View Point, Bundi Palace, Bundi stepwells, Taragarh Fort.

 

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Mount Abu

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Distance: 763 km; Estimated travel time: 12 hours

Who would think of finding a hill station with pleasant weather in Rajasthan? Mount Abu is a part of the Aravali range and surrounded by forest. The most popular place here is the Naki lake in which boating can also be enjoyed. The place holds a significance in Hindu mythology. If you like hiking and trekking then that can be done here. Birdwatching and zorbing can also be done here.

Major tourist attractions in Mount Abu are- Guru Shikhar, Dilwara Jain Temples, Achalgarh, Sunset point, Trevor’s tank, Toad rock, Wildlife sanctuary.

 

Mandawa, Rajasthan

Mandawa

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Distance: 257 km; Estimated travel time: 5 hours

Mandawa is a town situated in the Jhunjunu district of Rajasthan and is famous for the havelis and forts. The region is the cultural hotspot and you will come to know many things from the era long gone. Glimpses of beautiful art are seen in this town. Do grab some antiques on your way back home as souvenirs. The place is so beautiful that the shooting of movies also takes place here.

Major tourist attractions in Mandawa are- Castle Mandawa, Open air art gallery, Murmuria Haveli, Harlalka well, Chokhani double haveli, bungli restaurant, Khedwal Bhavan, Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh.

 

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Chandigarh, Punjab

Chandigarh

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Distance: 243 km; Estimated travel time: 4 hours

Chandigarh is the heart of Punjab and is architecturally very well built city. It is the capital of both Haryana and Punjab. The most famous place to start your tour here is the manmade Sukhna lake which looks really peaceful and quiet in the early morning. You can just simply go for a leisure walk here or try boating. If you like to admire beautiful architecture then do visit the Capitol Complex. It is one of the most happening cities in India in terms of nightlife so don’t forget that.

Major tourist attractions in Chandigarh are- Rock Garden, Leisure Valley and Rose Garden, Pinjore Garden, Shanti Kunj,

 

Amritsar, Punjab

Amritsar

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Distance: 449 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours

Amritsar is considered to be the iconic city of Punjab and has the glorious Golden Temple adding to its beauty. Rich Sikh culture can be seen in this city. The city has historical significance in India. The people here are very friendly and you must not forget to relish some delicious food here. The city has seen so much and emerged every time with its fighting spirit. Must visit Wagah Border in the evening to watch the parade and be filled with patriotism. Do grab some beautiful garments and ornaments from the hall bazaar.

Major tourist attractions in Amritsar are- Jallianwala Bagh, Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Guru ka Mahal, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Akal Takht, Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary, Amritsar Heritage Walk.

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Etawah, Uttar Pradesh

 

Distance: 341 km; Estimated travel time: 5 hours

A city situated on the banks of Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh. The place is famous for the confluence between the Yamuna and Chambal river. the place is famous for some historic events like the Revolt of 1857. Don’t forget to grab some handloom items while going there. You can go for a safari in Etawah Safari Park and watch Asiatic Lions.

Major tourist attractions in Etawah are- National Chambal Sanctuary, Kalivahan Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Mandir Pidora, Lord Shiva Temple, Sarsai Nawar Wetland.

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

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Distance: 554 km; Estimated travel time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Lucknow is known as ‘The city of Nawabs’ due to the taste in fine things of literature, art, and music. It is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The city is famous for its fine taste in different fields and also for its food. The city has almost everything from sightseeing places to shopping and religious places.  If you are a lover of wildlife then do visit the Lucknow zoo. Do attend a Lucknowi wedding and you will be amazed by the live and vibrant environment.

Major tourist attractions in Lucknow are- Bada Imambara, Jama Masjid, Hazratganj, Dr. Ambedkar Park, British Residency, Rumi Darwaza, Constantia, Picture Gallery.

 

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra

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Distance: 233 km Estimated travel time: 3 hours 30 minutes

A nice place to visit if you are do not want to drive for long hours. Agra is a beautiful and famous place in Uttar Pradesh situated on the banks of the Yamuna river. you will know a lot about the Mughal history after visiting this place and it is not a small thing that the Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world and is considered as a symbol of love by the whole world. Interesting things to do in Agra are going to the Taj Mahotsav and the Taj Show. The city offers good handicrafts and fabric options to choose from. You can also visit Fatehpur Sikri built by Akbar which is located a few kilometers from Agra

Other major tourist attractions in Agra are- Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itimad- Ud- Daulah’s tomb, Mehtab Bagh.

 

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi

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Distance: 820 km Estimated travel time: 13 hours

Varanasi has many pilgrims from all over the world and known as the religious capital of India. Hence,  the city is very beautiful and has many ghats for which it is famous. Do take the evening aarti on the ghat it will be an experience of the lifetime. The city lies on the banks of the river Ganga and has many religious sites registered to its beauty.

Major tourist attractions in Varanasi are- Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ganga river, Ramnagar Fort, Chunar Fort, Manikarnika Ghat, Sarnath, Archeological Museum.

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior

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Distance: 363 km; Estimated travel time: 6 hours

Gwalior is the historical city of Madhya Pradesh and will also make a good option to visit during your holidays. If you are the kind of person who admires architectural marvels then Gwalior will definitely surprise you. There are many temples which increase the curiosity of visiting this city.

Take a wildlife safari to Madhav National Park and you can also go for rock climbing on Tiger dam. You can also enjoy Parasailing here. The place is a gem when it comes to shopping and has so much to offer. You can choose from a wide variety of brassware, antique jewelry, Chanderi saris, handmade carpets, ornaments and much more.

Other major tourist attractions in Gwalior are- Sun Temple, Gwalior Fort, Gujari Mahal, Tomb of Tansen, Goapchal Parbat, Jai Vilas Palace.

So these were the best and easiest to do in 4 Days Summer Getaways from Delhi. Which was your favorite holiday destination among these? Let us know in the comment section below.

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