(Last Updated On: May 28, 2018)

 

 

 

Are you also amongst those who believe that only CAs and MBAs can be awesome finance managers? If yes, then you have definitely forgotten your college days!

Those were the days when managing finance was at its best. Life within a thin wallet was at times tough, yet we lived the month like kings and queens! Back then, life was just so awesome. If you are right now going through this exciting journey of your life, you are indeed crafting the best chapters of your life. In addition, if you are studying somewhere near our nation’s capital Delhi, you are way luckier than the other students across the country.

Wondering why? Check this list of 20 thrilling experiences around Delhi you can do on a college budget and you can judge by yourself:

  1. Royal Safaris in Jaipur

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    Enough with the boring classes and seminars; pack your bags and visit the royal city of Jaipur! Experience the enthralling Elephant Safaris at Amber Fort and Palace and add colours to your childhood fantasies of living a royal life on the back of the massive Elephants.

    Distance from Delhi: 274 km
    Cost of Activity: Around 1,000/2 people
    Stay: Rs 600-800/night (Local Stays)
    Transport: Max Rs 700-1,000 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Palace and Fort Visits, Historical Tours, Sightseeing

    How to reach: Take a flight from New Delhi to Jaipur at fares starting at just INR 1,684!

  2. Jeep Safaris in Corbett National Park, Ramnagar

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    Take the wilderness of your trip one step further with a Wildlife Jeep Safari in the Corbett National Park. Spot the beasts moving freely in their natural abodes just as like you do in your hostel campus!

    Distance from Delhi: Around 235km
    Cost of Activity: Around Rs 600/pax
    Stay: Rs 250-500/person (Local Stays)
    Transport: Rs 800 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Wildlife or Nature Photography, Trekking

    How to reach: Reach Ramnagar by driving down or taking trains that are well connected to major cities.

  3. Witness the Himalayan Beauty on a Cable Car or Ropeway Ride, Mussoorie

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    Some of the best memories of life are lived during the college days. Mussoorie is one such destination which the best adventure place near Delhi and where you can witness the pristine beauty of the nature on a Cable Car Ride or a Ropeway Ride and curate some of the most splendid moments of your life.

    [Check out famous hill stations in North India]

    Distance from Delhi: 270 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs 100-300/person
    Stay: Rs 800-1,000 (Sharing Rooms)
    Transport: Rs 1,400-1,800 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Sightseeing, Nature Photography, Leisure Holiday

    How to reach: Take a flight right upto the nearest airport, Dehradun from New Delhi at rock bottom prices starting at just INR 1,975!

  4. Camping in Ranikhet, Almora

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    Spend exciting and blissful moments with your friends while camping in the stunning locales of Ranikhet. Also known as the ‘Queen’s Meadow’, Ranikhet is extremely popular for its magical beauty and camping destinations.

    Distance from Delhi: 360km
    Cost of Activity: Max Rs 700-1,000
    Stay: Camps
    Transport: Rs 500-800 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Cultural Tours, Photography, Sightseeing

    How to reach: Reach Ranikhet, Almora by road, train or air by flying into the nearest airport situated at Pantnagar from various cities across the country.  

  5. Nature Walk in Chail Sanctuary, Shimla

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    Everyone needs a break, and so does a student whose mind works all round the year. On your next break, make it to the Chail Sanctuary in Shimla and get indulged in a pleasant walk through the protected area. Get rejuvenated amidst the natural wonders of the sanctuary and get back to your normal schedules with a freshened mind.

    Distance from Delhi:
    380km
    Cost of Activity: Only Entry Fees
    Stay: Rs 700-1,000 (Shared Stays in Shimla)
    Transport: Rs 1,000-1,500 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Trekking, Nature Photography, Wildlife Spotting

    How to reach: Reach Shimla by catching a flight to the nearest airport at Chandigarh. Super low fares from New Delhi to Chandigarh starting at just INR 1,914.

     

     Paragliding in Shimla: Paragliding Tour in Shimla

     Things to do in Shimla: Not to be missed things to do in Shimla!

  6. Explore Robber’s Cave in Dehradun

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    Yes, being a student, you can indulge in all the enthralling activities without any worries of the bosses, work pressures and targets. And in case, you are planning for something offbeat, make it to the Robber’s Cave in Dehradun and get introduced to rivers and wterfalls inside the cave.

    How to reach: Fly straight into Dehradun from New Delhi at pocket friendly prices starting from INR 1,975.

  7. Flying Fox in Neemrana, Rajasthan

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    For a college goer, nothing can be more exciting than hanging over a cable and witness the aerial views of the royal palaces and forts in Rajasthan! Visit Neemrana Fort Palace in the Alwar district of Rajasthan and be one of the pro adventurers.

     

    Distance from Delhi: 132 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs 1,700/person
    Stay: N/A
    Transport: Rs 900-1,200 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Sightseeing, Fort and Palace Tours, Cultural Photography

    How to reach: Reach this well connected city of Neemrana, Rajasthan by catching a train to the nearest Alwar Railway station just 70km away!

  8. Adventure Voyage to Rishikesh

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    For those students, who gets driven by adventure and thrill kicks; no other destination can beat the allurement of Rishikesh. Well connected to India’s capital city, Rishikesh is also known as the ‘Adventure Capital‘ of the country for a range of spine-chilling experience to offer, from rafting to Bungee Jumping here.

    Distance from Delhi: 292 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs 750-1,000 (Rafting), Camping-NA
    Stay: Rs 200-800 (Sharing Basis)
    Transport: Rs 900-1,300 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Nature Walks, Photography, Giant Swing.

    How to reach: Reach Rishikesh by flying to the nearest airport at Dehradun from New Delhi without burning a hole in your pocket! Tickets start at INR 1,975.

    Places to visit: Most thrilling Places to visit in Rishikesh!

  9. Bird Watching in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

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    One of the ideal places to spend exciting moments amidst the exotic birds and natural beauty on a college budget, this sanctuary is located in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. On a trip to this pictorial sanctuary, you can also witness several other endangered mammals like Nilgai, Chital and Sambars along with some of the wild species like Jackals and Hyenas.

    Distance from Delhi: 197 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs 50 (Entry Fees)
    Stay: Rs 700-1,000 (Sharing Basis)
    Transport: Rs 1,000-1,400 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Wildlife Photography, Educational Tours, Excursions

    How to reach: Reach Bharatpur by catching a flight to the nearest airport, Agra from New Delhi at ticket prices starting from INR 3,445.

  10. Trek to the Jakhoo Hill, Shimla

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    Shimla’s Jakhoo Hill is yet another quintessential destination near Delhi to travel within a college budget. Nestled amidst lush and evergreen pine forests, a trek to the peak is an astounding experience for the young hearts.

     

    Distance from Delhi: 360 km
    Cost of Activity: NA
    Stay: Rs 700-1,000 (Sharing Rooms)
    Transport: Rs 1,000-1,500 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Sightseeing, Nature Walks, Leisure Holidays

    Click here to know more about Shimla

    How to reach: Reach Shimla by catching a flight to the nearest airport at Chandigarh. Fly Super low fares from New Delhi to Chandigarh starting at just INR 1,914.

    Places to visit: Most loved Places to visit in Shimla!

  11. Enjoy Boat Rides in Bhulla Lake, Lansdowne

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    Also known as ‘Kaludanda’, Lansdowne is one of the historical landmarks of the country. Named after the British Viceroy Lord Lansdowne, this quaint cantonment town is an ideal place to enjoy boating and other tourist attractions.

    For the college goers, the town holds a myriad list of attractions like the Bhulla Lake, Shivalik  Hills, War Memorial and lot more.

     

    Distance from Delhi: 273 km
    Cost of Activity: NA
    Stay: Rs 900-1,200 (Take a room in Rishikesh)
    Transport: Rs 1,200-1,500 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): NA

    How to reach: Reach Lansdowne by catching a flight to the nearest airport, Dehradun.  New Delhi to Dehradun at pocket-friendly prices starting from INR 1,975.

  12. Visit Ajmer Sharif, Rajasthan

    Not just a sacred place, Ajmer is a true testimony to universal brotherhood, love and peace. For the budding futures of tomorrow, Ajmer holds an array of offerings. Visit the Moinuddin Chishti Dargah, witness the intricate Mughal architecture and feel the liveliness of the town.

     

    Distance from Delhi: 400km
    Cost of Activity: NA
    Stay: Rs 600-1,000 (Home Accommodation)
    Transport: Rs 600-1,000 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Sightseeing, Dargah, Mayo college

    How to reach: Fly to the nearest airport at Jaipur from New Delhi at fares starting at just INR 1,684!

  13. Enjoy an Evening near the India Gate, Delhi

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    ‘Koi bhi desh perfect nahi hota hai, usey perfect banana padta hai’- If you still remember this dialogue from ‘Rang De Basanti’, you know how awesome it will be to spend an evening beside the India Gate.

    Distance from Delhi: 0 km
    Cost of Activity: NA
    Stay: NA
    Transport: (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Street Food, Parks

    How to reach: Reach the capital of India from various big cities around the country at super low fares! Tickets from Mumbai to New Delhi start at just INR 2,277!

  14. Wildlife Spotting in Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh

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    So many majestic beasts in one place…this can be the wildest dream of any college goers. Yes, on a visit to the Dudha National Park in Uttar Pradesh, you can spot beasts like the Tigers, Leopards, Asiatic Black Bears, One-horned Rhinos, Elephants and several other endangered species.

    Distance from Delhi: 420 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs 50
    Stay: Rs.500 – 800 (Room in Bareilly)
    Transport: Rs 700 – 1,000 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Nature Tour, Safari, Photography

    How to reach: Catch flights to the nearest airport of Lucknow from New Delhi at super friendly fares starting right at INR 1,352.

  15. Visit the Taj Mahal on a moonlit night

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    College days are time when everyone gets bitten by the ‘love-bug’! Why not make these days memorable with a visit to the Taj Mahal on a moonlit night with your crushes and beloved?

    Distance from Delhi: 231 km
    Cost of Activity: NA
    Stay: Rs 400 – 800 (Homestays)
    Transport: Rs 500 – 800 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Photography, Sightseeing, Shopping, Food Tours
    Here you can find more about Agra

    How to reach: Fly into Agra from New Delhi to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World at wonderful ticket prices starting from INR 3,445.

  16. Visit the Mystique Land of Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

    palampurCall Palampur the ‘Tea Capital of North India’ or the ‘Land of Streams’ and you will never be wrong! The confluence point of the hills and the plains, it is a destination that can be best explored by the young souls with a trek to the Birni Devi Temple during the earliest hours of the day!

    Distance from Delhi: 492 km
    Cost of Activity: NA
    Stay: Rs 550-800 (Room in Dharamsala)
    Transport: Rs 1,000-1,300 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): NA
    Click here to know more about Himachal

    How to reach:  Reach Palampur by roads or trains that are well connected to major cities in Himachal Pradesh and the rest of the country!

  17. Have a Tryst with the Majestic Indian Tigers in Ranthambore

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    To spot the king of the jungle at its natural habitat is always a dream come true for the youngsters. On a visit to the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, this dream of yours will be no more a dream, but will be a reality!

     

    Distance from Delhi: 404 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs. 127/person
    Stay: Rs 1,200-1,500 (Hotel stay)
    Transport: Rs 700–1,000 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Nature Tour, Safari, Photography

    How to reach: Take a flight to the nearest airport at Jaipur without paying through your nose. New Delhi to Jaipur fares starting from INR 1,684! 

  18. Trekking in Chakrata, Himachal Pradesh

    trekkingA destination where the fascinating mountains usher life into its visitors, the journey to Chakrata is itself a magical journey. Taking you through stunning mountains and enthralling passes, you can also indulge in adventure activities like trekking in this pictorial town.

    Distance from Delhi: 294 km
    Cost of Activity: NA
    Stay: Rs 600-800 (Service apartment Dehradun)
    Transport: Rs 700-1,000 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): NA

    How to reach: Reach Chakrata by flying straight into the nearest airport of  Dehradun from New Delhi at pocket-friendly prices starting from INR 1,975.

  19. Dune Bashing in Jaisalmer

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    Fall in love with the golden sands of the Thar Desert and get some of the adrenaline kicks during your college days. Visit Jaisalmer or the ‘Golden City‘ of Rajasthan and experience a whole new dimension of fun and thrill! Sam sand dunes is one of the activities that are famous in Jaisalmer.

     

    Distance from Delhi: 778 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs 500-800/person (4X4Vehiclee)
    Stay: Rs 400-700 (Sharing Rooms)
    Transport: Rs 1,800-2,000 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Palace Tours, Photography, Local Sightseeing

    How to reach: Reach Jailsalmer by road  or train from Jodhpur which is situated at just 286km from it.

  20. Ziplining in Kikar, Chandigarh

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    For the adrenaline junkies, Kikar in Chandigarh is the best places to visit near Delhi and enjoy the excitement of the longest zip line in South Asia. Let the breeze fondle your senses while sliding down the zip and curate some of the memorable moments of your college days!

    Distance from Delhi: 243 km
    Cost of Activity: Rs 1,424
    Stay: Rs 800-1,100 (Room in Bareilley)
    Transport: Rs 1,000-1,300 (Public Transport)
    Other Activities (Excluded): Rock Garden, Food Tours, Historical Tours

    How to reach: Fly Super low airfares from New Delhi to Chandigarh starting at just INR 1,914!

    Click here to know more about Chandigarh

Talking about the student life, none can deny that it is the best phase of our lives. And if you are right now living this phase of your lives, you are the luckiest! Make the best use of these days and leave an imperishable for the coming generations!