Delhi's Weekend Escapes | Holiday Ideas| Please Give Input

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Hello travellers,

 

I am starting this thread for all Delhites and travellers living in NCR region. Purpose is simple, I invite you all to give your inputs/experiences about the weekend holiday ideas of places which are within easy reach from NCR. I am not talking about holiday ideas which can span for 15  -  20 days. Lets discuss about places which are good for a small family holiday for 6 days to 7 days max. We should also limit ourselves to self-planned holiday ideas -  TRAVEL AGENTS , PLEASE DONT SPAM THIS THREAD. Always remember, sharing is caring so do share information/ experiences . This will help others a lot.

 

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So... I am gonna be the first one to kick start the thread

Weekend Escapes from Delhi:
Jaipur : The most obvious one and extremely touristy in winters. you can also include some off beat destinations in your itinerary like Bhangarh, Sariska national park,Neemrana fort etc. Jaipur in itself is blessed with so many sites which make it difficult to cover in a weekend.
To new few, these are Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Kanak Vrindavan valley.
Personal recommendation: Sunrise from Nahargarh fort is a memorable experience.

Jodhpur/Jaisalmer : If you are heading to that desert, you need to extend your vacations. these 2 places can be covered easily in 5 days.

Ajmer/Pushkar: The impression of pushkar on your memories can be long lasting. Amazing place to visit and you had not been there,Every moment you will hit the surprises. These two cities can be covered on a weekend with a tight schedule and comfortably in 3 days.

Udaipur/Chittorgarh Fort : Visiting Mewar region is entirely different than rest of the rajasthan. Its not arid and lifeless landscape rather its full of green valleys. To cover mewar you will always be sort of days. at least plan an itinerary of 5-6 days else you will end up missing many spectacular sites.

Bikaner : Its a less traveled destination in rajasthan but equally remarkable. It's also in the thar desert and base point for many desert safaris. You need at least 4 days or more depending upon your exploration plans.

Agra: I don't think i need to mention a lot but to cover Agra, Vrindavan,Mathura, Deeg, Bharatpur National Park you will need at least 3 days. Agra in itself can consume significant time if you want to visit all the archeological sites of the town.

Amritsar: From Amritsar you can head to Pathankoth and then to Kangra valley ( Dharmshala/Macleodgunj, Dalhouji etc ). The whole trip will take 3-4 days.

Chandigarh: Weekend is enough.

Shimla,Manali,Nainital,Mussoorie and there are numerous hill stations on the foot hills of Himalayas in Uttaranchal and Himachal which you can cover on a weekend with extra day off.

Haridwar/ Hriskhesh : Spritual destinations of north India. Rafting at Hrishikesh is a major attraction these days.

Corbert National Park: Can be easily covered on weekend but generally too much crowded with truck loads of tourists.

Ranthambore National Park: Best chance to site tiger and can be covered in 3 days depending upon the safaris you prefer to take in the national park.

High Himalayas: Spiti/ Lahaul valley in Himalachal with many remote villages can be visited in summers but you need at least a week time.
Gangotri, Gaumukh, Tapovan, Joshimath, Auli, Badrinath, Mana Village, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Hemukund Sahib, Valley of flowers, Nanda Devi National Park can be traveled in summers only and each will take at least 4 days if traveling one by one.

If you really love traveling with tight schedule, you can try Lucknow, Allahabad, Varansi, Chitrkoot, Pench National Park ( Highest tiger density i guess). You can head to Jhansi, Gwalior to appreciate huge forts, palaces etc.

Madhav National park is less popular destination near Gwalior but its an amazing place to site Chitan and other species of deer. It's never crowded.

-Prefer to visit Rajasthan,Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in Winters
-Foot hills of Himalayas and high himalayas should be traveled in summers.

The list is not over yet... All i need to recollect my memories a bit more....

Keep Traveling

Vishnu

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thanks Vishnu for your valuable input...

As the mercury is rising and most of the schools/ colleges are already closed...what about destinations which will give respite from the rising temperature...the first destination that comes to my mind is "mussoorie" ... have you been there ever?

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mussoorie !!!!

@Vijay : Do you really think it still exist as a destination where travelers can seek solace and enjoy the pleasant surroundings without much annoyance... lately this place has lost its charm.... got too much crowded... nothing much different than new delhi...

 

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Woooow.... That's an exhausted list.. i am just wondering what else is left to recollect ?....wink
 

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This is rock star!!!!!

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Thanks.. I have not updated this thread since long.. there are umpteen new destinations i found in last couple of years and those all can be added to this list...

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