Delhi is a Capital of India where peoples come for fun across India and world. There are many places for travel in Delhi for tourist and around Delhi. Places for visit around Delhi for short durations are called short weekends around Delhi. These are called short weekends because traveler travel these place during their holiday Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Here I am giving you idea about short weekends places around Delhi which are lesser than 500 Km and having a lot of fun.
Route: Delhi – Moradabad – Haldwani – Bhimtal
Bhimtal, situated at a distance of 22kms from Nainital. Bhimtal is named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim.
The largest lake in the district of Nainital, Bhim Tal is 1701 meters by 265 meters, 265 meters longer than Naini Lake. The lake known for its magnificent majesty is situated at an altitude of 1371.6 metres above sea level. The main attraction of this place is Bhimtal Lake which has an island at its centre. The distance of island from lake shore is 91 mts. Tourists visits this place by boats. An old Shiva temple, Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple is on the bank of Bhimtal Lake, which is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the vanvas period of pandavas. Other places of interest in Bhimtal are Garg Parvat, Nal Damyanti Tal and Hidimba Parvat.
Bhimtal is a pretty little hill town around Bhimtal Lake (1370 m above sea level) in the Lake District of Kumaon in the foothills of the Himalayas. The climate is wonderful, with pleasant summers, a beautiful spring and autumn, and sunny, bracing winters. The lake, which has a little island in the middle, is the largest of the lakes here.
Bhimtal Points of interest
- Bhimeshwara Mahadev temple
- Hidimba Parvat
- Nag temple
Route: Delhi – Karnal – Panchkula – Kalka – Kasauli
77-km from Shimla and 35-km from Kalka, at 1,927m, Kasauli is a quaint little town that seems to exist in a time warp of an era that reminds one of the 19th century. Its colonial ambience is reinforced by cobbled paths, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. Mixed forests of chir-pine, Himalayan oak and huge horse chestnuts surround Kasauli. Its narrow road slithers up and down the hillsides and offer some magnificent vistas.
Kasauli is one of the small towns developed by the British during the ‘hey day’ of the empire, and reached by a branch road from the Kalka-Shimla road. The quite beautiful hill-station of Kasauli has a Pastur Institute that produces the anti-rabies vaccine against mad dog-bite and, at the same time, treats victims who have fallen prey to the dead disease, Hydrophobia. The institute in Kasauli set up in 1900, is the oldest in India, taking care of pet, police and army dogs as well as their masters.
Side by side another institute produces other vaccines, this is the Central Research Institute affording immunity from Typhoid, small-pox, cholera and snake-bite. The Shimla Hills stand on water – parting between the Sutlej and the Giri, a tributary of the Yamuna.
South of Shimla is the Panchmunda ridge, which is crossed by a railway through a tunnel, the longest in the Kalka-Shimla run at Barog, where a series of fissure to springs occur at its flank. The first ridge above Kalka rises abruptly to pine-clad Kasauli at a height of 1,927m and is joined by a 12-km bridle path. The distance by road, however, from Kalka is 36.5-km.
Kasauli Points of interest
- Kasauli Brewery
- Timber Trail Resort
- Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir
- Monkey Point
- Hawa Ghar
- Krishna Bhavan Mandir
Route: Delhi – Dharuhera – Behror – Kotputli – Shahpura – Jaipur
Located in the desert land of the royal Rajasthan, Jaipur is the first planned city of India. The architecture of the state capital gives you a taste of Rajputana clan, however presently it serves as one of the major business centers nationwide. The vibrant streets of Jaipur get huge number of visitors, every year at their footsteps. The city exemplifies magnificence in the form of famous structures like Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort, the best architectural epitome of India. Artistic temples and gardens of Jaipur is another feature to attract travelers from across the globe. Marking the surroundings with serenity and aestheticism, the land of Rajasthan observes its ethnicity in celebrating various festivals like Kite festival, Elephant festival and many others, of Indian origin.
Places of interest-
Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar(Observatory), City Palace and S.M.S. II Museum, Ishwat Lat, Central Museum, Dolls Museum, Birla Planetarium, Jalmahal, Gaitor, Jaigarh Forth, Nahargarh Fort, Galta, Motidoongari, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Maharani Ki Chhatri, Sisodia Rani Garden, Vidhyadhar Garden, Kanak Vrindavan, Amer
Route: Delhi – Hapur Byepass – Gajraula – Moradabad – Kashipur – Ramnagar – Corbett
The Corbett National Park is a primal jungle as Rudyard Kipling put it. Despite extensive tourism, the park has managed to retain its primeval ambience, where man must walk timorously, in awe and with a strong sense of his own insignificance.
Set up in 1936 as India’s first national park and possibly the finest, the Corbett National Park was first delimited in consultation with that great hunter and conserver, Jim Corbett. The park spans across some 920.9 square km at an altitude of 600 to 1100 metres about the foothills of the western Himalayas in the districts of Nainital and Pauri Garhwal in the state of Uttaranchal (formerly part of Uttar Pradesh). In its eventful 64-year life, it has grown considerably in size and now includes the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary as a part of its 1,319 sq km of reserved forest area.
Route: Delhi – Meerut – Khatauli – Muzzafarnagar – Roorkee – Dehradun – Mussoorie
Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip. Also, major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place.
In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence. The name, Mussoorie is derived from plants of ‘Mussoorie’ which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty.
Mussoorie Points of interest
- Kempty Falls
- Bhatta Falls
- Mossy Fall
- Mussoorie Lake
- Jharipani Fall
- Mussoorie Christ Church