Many of us need a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of usual 5 days life, sitting in an office and doing the same job. It’s refreshing to the soul if the getaway is also away from the noise, pollution and the chaotic city life. What an experience it would be if you could breathe in fresh air while relaxing in the mountains with admirable lush green surroundings as far as your eyes stretch to? Well, there are weekend getaways fitting that description just nearby Delhi. Here are five places where you can be away from the busy city and official life and just chill.
An outstanding hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh famous for its plunging pine-clad valleys and distant mountain views is Dalhousie. Dalhousie is named after Lord Dalhousie the British governor-General who established the town as a famous cool hill retreats. It offers incredible sights of snow clad mountains, monasteries situated amongst the pines at opposite ends of the ranges thereby making it the most sought destination amongst nature and peace lovers. It renders superb shopping experience at the market areas linked by lanes of Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd) and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd).
Dhanaulti proves to be the enjoyable and peaceful retreat amongst all other most sought tourist destinations tucked with swarms of tourists when Delhi burns with the scorching summer heat. The stillness in the air, the fresh breeze and the quietness of the hills which caresses your hair and face gives the experience of the lifetime. The small town is devoid of any shopping galleries or joy rides on yaks and horses. Don’t forget to visit Surkanda Devi temple– believed to be the place where lord Shiva accidentally dropped Sati’s head while carrying her dead body.
Lansdowne is one of the perfect destinations with enchanting beauty and astonishing appeal. An advantage about Lansdowne is that one can enjoy their solitude if alone and if in a group, one can enjoy the company of friends and family too. Whenever you visit this awesome weekend getaway make sure to visit the Bhulla Lake, St. Mary’s Church, Tip-In-Top- the best spot in Lansdowne to take in the magnificent view of the Himalayas. The Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba & Trishul are also visible from here. To avoid craggy weathers, you can plan your visit anytime after the summers.
Kasauli is a small, beautiful hill station located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has its own charm and beauty. The slender roads of Kasauli (1951m) glide up and down the hillside and offer some splendid panoramas. Kasauli is popularly known as the attractive hill-station of Northern India for its home to the elegant pine forests, orchards and high hills. This pretty little hill town is the ideal destination for long walks along wild-flower-hedged winding roads. Kasauli is a pleasant alternative for the overall cleanliness and easy accessibility. Kasauli provides magnificent views of Chandigarh and the Himalayas.
In the suburbs of Dharamshala is located a small village with the name of McLeod Ganj- the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the site of the Tibetan exile community’s main temple. McLeod Ganj in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh is the same place the people mean to visit when they say we are planning to visit Dharamsala. It is a small enough place which can easily be navigated and explored on foot. Places of tourist interest include Tsuglagkhang Complex, Bhagsunag Fall, Tibet Museum, Dharamkot and many more.
Go ahead, pack your luggage and have a relaxing holiday with your family or friends from any of the above-listed places. Give GeTS Holidays a chance to make your trip a memorable one