Weekend breaks are a must to rejuvenate your lost energy, especially when living in an urban area like Delhi. Summers are approaching and nothing can beat the idea of spending a couple of days at a hill station. With close proximity and superb connectivity to the hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, you are not far from at least 5 amazing destinations for refreshing weekend fun.
Kasauli (300 km. away)
Never-ending charm and constantly echoing silence makes Kasauli in Himachal a glorious holiday spot. Once a colonial town, it has awe inspiring Victorian mansions and beautiful hill cottages. You can actually stay at one of the Kasauli cottages to enjoy the real charm of Kasauli. Attractions include splendid walking trails, Christ Church and numerous vintage points like Monkey Point and Sunset Point. Visit alone or along with family and friends to fulfill the purpose of a much-required break.
Mussoorie (275 km. away)
British officials were madly in love with Indian hill resort; this is evident from Mussoorie which bears the colonial charm till date. Picturesque beauty dominates this hill station of Uttaranchal and offers abundant natural vistas like snow-clad mountains, meandering streams and mesmerizing valleys. Choose among cottages in Mussoorie, which are economical and apt for weekend fun, and visit attractions like Kempty Falls, Happy Valley, Lake Mist and many others.
Nainital (285 km. away)
Named after the sectacular Naini Lake, Nainital is another marvelous destination in Uttaranchal. Lavish surroundings of this fairy tale hill station can help you forget your lackluster lifestyle, at least for a couple of days. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Naini Devi Peak and visit places like Nanda Devi Temple and St. John Church. Boating in the lake is undoubtedly the most remarkable experience in Nainital.
Ranikhet (340 km. away)
The hill station in Uttaranchal has consistently pleasant weather and is adorned with the beauty of pines, oaks and deodars. Fruit orchards at Chaubatia Garden are easily the highlights of a weekend trip and you can stay at one of the comfortable Ranikhet cottages located nearby. Jhula Devi Temple, Rama Temple and Dwarahat Sculptures few miles away are the ancient treasures worth exploring.
Bhimtal (300 km. away)
Well-known for its beautiful lake and a lake island, Bhimtal is Uttaranchal’s another surprise to the tourists. The hill town has many other lakes in its close vicinity and it is home to the sacred Bhimeshwara Temple. Constant chirping of birds is like sheer music to the ears and you can enjoy the same while staying at any of the hotels or homestays in Bhimtal.
You must be delighted to know about such amazing weekend trip ideas from Delhi. Leave your hectic schedules behind and get ready for an encounter with the gorgeous Mother Nature.