For the next long weekend that’s coming up, are you planning to head for a short trip? Being a Delhite, you must be looking for economical trips which don’t blow a hole in your wallet. Did the monsoons urge you to brush off all your daily duties and enjoy the blessed weather? If your work has been the main obstacle to enjoyment, now is your chance. Check your calendar and mark the next long weekend in red as you’re going to be spoilt with compelling choices. This article will give you a good idea of the places that you can explore in the next weekend.
UDAIPUR + Mount ABU
Are you looking for a touch of aristocracy and royalty? If yes, head out for Rajasthan as this is one of the best short trips from Delhi. The sturdy places and forts exhibit a rustic hue during the monsoons and if you wish to be a witness of how the Royalty lived, you should visit Udaipur. Don’t forget to visit the Bagore ki Haveli, Monsoon Palace, the Lake Palace and take a horse ride throughout the city. And if you feel a little bit astounding by Udaipur, you may even take a road trip to Mount Abu, the only hill station which is replete with greenery and waterfalls.
JODHPUR + JAISALMER
The reclining desert area of Jaisalmer is a place with abundance of greenery during monsoons and Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan gives prominence to its colors during the rains. The rain washed cities look incandescent with the ancient forts like Jaisalmer Fort or Mehrangarh Fort, Palaces like Umaid Bhavan Palace and Patwon ki Haveli. These are some of the most historically and culturally significant places to visit. If you’re looking forward to architectural beauty, this would be a perfect short trip to Delhi.
PUSHKAR + AJMER
The 2 religious cities of Ajmer and Pushkar together stand as the most admired and appreciated holy sites of India. There’s a 14th century temple which is dedicated to Lord Brahma and it is enclosed by numerous ghats and the Pushkar Lake which owes its existence to a legend. On the other hand, Ajmer is well known for the Shrine of Moinuddin Chistri. The Darga Shariff of Ajmer is a very important site of pilgrimage.
DALHOUSIE + KHAJJIAR
This is perhaps one of the most beautiful short trips that you can plan from Delhi. Murky mountains, lush green landscape and clouds moving over the hills, this is what you can experience if you head on to Khajjiar and Dalhousie for a weekend. While the vast meadows of Khajjiar are extremely popular, the Pir Pinjal mountain range of Dalhousie is equally gorgeous. Drizzling rains and unceasing breeze and the picturesque beauty make this place worth visiting.
JAMMU + KATRA + VAISHNODEVI
Jammu is the Himalayan Valley of the North and it has some offbeat traits that are incomparable with any other place. Forts, lakes and holy and ancient temples are some of the main attractions of Jammu with which offer you a treat. Even further from Jammu, you will see Vaishnodevi which is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in India. Vaishnodevi also has various tourist attractions like the holy cave of Salal Dam, Shiv Khori, Baba Dhansar which features a hot spring evolving from the rocks and which merges into the Chenab River. This place is definitely one of the best options for a short trip from Delhi to spend an ideal long weekend.
LUCKNOW + VARANASI
Lucknow gets some really good rainfall during monsoon which makes the place a bit cooler. It is a historically significant city which is also highly revered for its hospitality and manners. Places like Rumi Darwaza, Bhool Bhulaiya and Sankat Mochan Temple are some of the must-see sites here. Varanasi is also one of the holy cities of the Hindus just because the Ganga glows here. The thousands of pilgrims visiting this place is the main attraction and River Ganga against the backdrop is a sight to remember.
So, if you feel interested in taking some short trips from Delhi on a long weekend with your friends, the above mentioned destinations may be some of the ideal ones.