With the fall in the number of Covid cases and increase in the vaccinated numbers, life is back on the track. Restaurants and outdoor activities have been opening up and social gatherings are crowding too. And we are not complaining. The long elaborate travel plans which have been on a hold for a long time are now taking shape. With the long Holi weekend approaching, you can plan a mini vacation too. If you haven't already planned one yet, don't worry, we have you covered.
Here are few of the places which can be easily visited from Delhi by road, for a scenic and adventurous holiday.
An offbeat weekend getaway within a distance of 250 kilometers from Delhi, Rishikesh is an exquisite town on the banks of the Ganges. Also termed as 'Yoga capital of India', Rishikesh is a famous destination amongst adventure junkies. Serene and spiritual, the town has abundant to offer including the iconic Ganga Arti at the Triveni Ghat.
At a distance of merely 130 kilometers from Delhi, is the historical town 'Neemrana' in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. The town is popular for its spectacular Neemrana Fort palace which attracts many historians and history-lovers to the district. The fort has now been converted into a luxury hotel.
At a distance of 260 kilometers from Delhi lies Lansdowne in the state of Uttarakhand. This town lies in the lap of nature and has a pleasant climate with lofty hills and greenery. The magnificent Himalayas and the breath-taking views of the surrounding area is the major tourist attraction here.
A famous hill station in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is a perfect choice for leisure as well as adventure travelers. Waterfalls, ornate gardens, splendid sunsets and the backdrop of the Himalayas are few of the many things that the town offers to the yearly tourists. The town attracts tourists from all over the world.
For the true lovers of architecture, forts and culture, Jaipur is the most visited city. At a distance of 280 kilometers from the Capital, this Rajasthani city is a common attraction for foreign tourists. Rich in its vibrant culture, authentic Marwari cuisine and the magnificent forts and palaces, Jaipur is definitely on every traveler's list.
Situated amid the Doon valley in Uttarakhand, Dehradun is at a distance of 250 kilometers from Delhi. The town is yet another hill station taking you closer to the Garhwal Ranges and to nature with its unparalleled beauty. The town has a lot to offer for the bird-watchers and nature-lovers.
For the religious tourists, Mathura at a distance of 180 kilometers from Delhi would be the most sought after destination. Mathura has many religious structures, temples to visit and of course the famous Vrindavan, a small holy town with a mythological reference. One can even take a dip in the Yamuna river while enjoying water sports.