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Best Weekend Road Trips from Delhi

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Mohit Agarwal
Written by Mohit Agarwal

Have you heard that every quest of our life leaves an imprint on us but we often fail to appreciate it in the eagerness to gain more and reach the top? Same is the case with road trips…In the excitement to reach our destination, we miss a lot that was worth a halt. After all, it’s not just the destination but the journey too that counts and sticks to our memories for a prolonged period. So never loathe yourself so much with the location and the list of activities to do that you miss the gems that fall en-route. Now that you know how to make out the best memories of your road trip, let’s see what we have on the list. Starting with the hot favorite destinations to the little-known spaces, this will give you a serious wanderlust.

Nainital (Uttarakhand)

Imagine a walk along a mango shaped lake or why not go boating and enjoy the 360-degree vistas of the green peaks. The Naina (2,615 m) is the highest on the north followed by Deopatha (2,438 m) to the west and Ayarpatha (2,278 m) on the south. The East is free to have a spectacular sunrise. Being easily approachable via a 6-7 hrs drive from Delhi makes Nainital a top choice to beat the scorching heat.  Besides the plethora of beauty spots the city offers, one can also indulge in activities like shopping on the mall road, witnessing the wilderness at the Nainital Zoo or exploring the nearby lakes and cave garden.  And yes, don’t forget to take the endowments at Naina Devi Temple, the Church, the Mosque and the Guruduwara, all located at the four corners of a square.

Alwar/Neemrana (Rajasthan)

At just 120 km from Delhi, Alwar calls to be a perfect weekend destination idle for couples, solo or family travelers. A trip to this side of Rajasthan will be filled with wildlife hunting and historical forts. Amongst various sites attracting tourist from all over the world, the main attractions include Silserh Lake, Hill Fort Kesroli, and Sariska Tiger Reserve along with the haunted Bhangarh. A visit to a small town of Neemrana in Alwar District will treat you with magnificent Fort and spectacular views of the village surrounding the fort. Now converted into a heritage hotel, Neemrana fort is one such place that offers panoramic vista along with a monastic ambiance to truly detox your senses.

Corbett (Uttarakhand)

One of the finest tiger reserve’s in India calls you to have a weekend full of photogenic scenery, enchanting environment, and thrilling activities.  Located in the Himalayan Terai Region, Corbett can be easily reached within 7 hrs of a drive on fairly good enough roads. Established in 1936 with a mission to protect the Bengal Tigers, Corbett will serve you with a delightful experience of staying in Swiss cottages even if you don’t spot big cats. Named after a wildlife story writer Jim Corbett, the other attractions in the vicinity include two prominent temples namely Hanuman Dham & Garjiya Devi Temple and the Corbett Village. Every year Corbett sees a large number of tourists from around the world to document its wildlife and raise awareness towards the might tigers. So what’s the wait for? Pack and leave to check off Corbett from your list the coming weekend.

Shoghi (Himachal Pradesh)

Perched at an altitude above 5,700 feet, Shoghi is a small hamlet at 8-9 hrs drive from Delhi. The lush green valley of Shoghi, surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees is a perfect host to those looking for a secluded environment brimming with tranquillity. Park Woods, a village resort forms one of the major attraction in Shoghi besides others spots that include Jakhoo Hill, Viceregal Lodge, Kurfi, and Kandaghat. Apart from being famous for trekking, camping, and bird-watching, the town of Shoghi is also famed for its locally produced fruit products (pickles, juices, syrups and jellies).

Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh)

Living in a time warp from the 19th century, Kasauli is a small hill station in Himachal. Enjoying some of the most panoramic vistas slithering up and down the narrow streets hillside is the best way to pass time. As the night falls, a gorgeous carpet of twinkling lights from Punjab and Haryana is revealed. Encircled by a mix of pine, oak and horse-chestnut forests one can enjoy a long walk amid. Embracing the natural beauty of the town are cobbled streets, gabled houses and quaint shops with charming facades and gardens. All this is just 300 km away from the hustle bustle of Delhi. So grab your backpack and throttle up the engine.

With this we wrap. You must be wondering that this is quite a short list but to keep it brief and not put you in a vacillating situation we have curated the best ones out…These are the ones that we don’t want to be missed by anyone planning to have a road trip from Delhi.

About the author

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal

A traveler, a blogger but before that an engineer that builds the world we live in- A Civil Engineer.Travel is love, photography is passion and the result is JauntingJourneys.com

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