20 Family Trips near Delhi For Your Next Vacation in 2020

Family Trips near Delhi

Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra, Nainital, Mussoori, Shimla, Manali, Jaipur, Neemrana, Jim Corbett, Dalhousie, Bharatpur, Dehradun and many more.

Here are some of the best family trips near Delhi:

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Rishikesh

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Located in the foothills of Himalayas, on the banks of Ganga River, Rishikesh is among the most popular tourist destinations in India for all the good reasons. Rishikesh is famous for the divine, blue Ganga, river banks with white sand, lush green hills, ancient Hindu temples, river rafting and much more. With a plethora of places to visit in Rishikesh, it also offers numerous fun activities that make it so popular. This charming city in Uttarakhand is popularly known as the ‘World’s Yoga Capital’ as it is a prominent center for studying yoga and has many ashrams and meditation centers where one can learn and study yoga.

The most iconic element that makes Rishikesh such a significant place among tourists is the presence of Ganga River which is believed to be the holiest river according to Hinduism. There are numerous Hindu Temples and religious places in Rishikesh, making it a major religious center for Hindus in India. The city is among the most preferred weekend getaways near the national capital, Delhi. The distance between Rishikesh and Delhi is just 244 km which makes it an easy getaway destination for people seeking an escape from the wearisome atmosphere of Delhi. Except for being a major hub for adventure sports and spirituality, the quality that makes Rishikesh one of its kind is the scenic beauty and thick vegetation, adding a feeling of refreshment to its air.

Rishikesh receives a huge rush of pilgrims all round the year since it houses some prominent religious places for Hindus. Apart from that, Ganga River is worshipped by Hindus which makes the town even more significant – religiously. There are places to visit in Rishikesh that are believed to be directly connected to Hindu mythology. Among such places are the very famous Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. These are iron suspension bridges across Ganga River, and are among the most iconic landmarks in Rishikesh.

These bridges offer panoramic views of the river and the city. Some of the most revered religious sites in the city houses are Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Tera Manzil Temple and many more such places which are frequented by hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees every year. Rishikesh is also home to a number of yoga ashrams. Parmarth Niketan is a major spiritual center facilitating yoga. The Beatles Ashram is a star attraction in Rishikesh, famous for its Beatles graffiti and artwork. The Ashram got its name from the famous pop band, The Beatles who visited the ashram in the ‘60s. Rishikesh is a delight during major Hindu Festivals.

In case you religious places do not interest you that much, Rishikesh has much more to quench your wanderlust than just Hindu temples. You can visit Marine Drive in Rishikesh which is a famous spot among youth where you can indulge into adventure activities and enjoy the scenic beauty of Ganga River flowing through the city. Rishikesh also has a treat for nature and wildlife lovers in the form of Rajaji National Park. This national park, spread over a vast region of 820 sq. km, offers you an opportunity to witness tigers and elephants, among many other fauna species, in their natural habitat. A safari in the dense jungles of this park is an unforgettable experience.

The list of things to do in Rishikesh does not end at just temple visits and river rafting since there is a lot more you can do on your trip to Rishikesh. There are more than a couple of factors owing to which Rishikesh has earned a reputation as one of the major tourist destinations in the country. One of those factors is, of course, river rafting. The river rafting in Rishikesh is so famous that Rishikesh has almost become synonymous to river rafting, and has earned heavy popularity among adventure enthusiasts during past few years. Indian and foreign tourists visit Rishikesh in great numbers, and in most cases, what brings them here is the desire to experience the thrill of river rafting in the rapids of Ganga River.

Except for the monsoon season when it rains heavily, river rafting can be enjoyed here all year long. What makes river rafting here even more fun is that there are different stretches for rafting, and each stretch has a different level of thrill involved. Besides river rafting, there are some other adventure sports in Rishikesh like Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing, Trekking, Camping and Rappelling. On your trip to Rishikesh, you can also enjoy the unique experience of camping at scenic spots, beside the blue waters of Ganga River. Rishikesh has some amazing resorts that offer you accommodations on the river banks, from where the views of the river and the hills are just breath-taking.

Rishikesh, being a gateway to the Himalayas, also serves as an excellent base station for many exhilarating treks that can be taken from here. Some of the most recommended treks that you can take from Rishikesh are Roopkund Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, and Nag Tibba Trek. Though there are other thrilling options, too, that make Rishikesh a trekker’s paradise. It is not surprising that with such a wide array of exciting adventure activities, it is growing as a major adventure hotspot.

Rishikesh is among those rare gems of the places which are fun irrespective of whom you visit the place with. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing, breathing in the refreshing air on the banks of the river, you want to indulge into exciting adventure activities or you want to bring peace to your soul by meditating, Rishikesh has so much to explore.

The climate of Rishikesh is the pleasant type, so it can be visited during any time of the year. However, rafting is closed during monsoon due to heavy rainfalls and summer months mark high temperatures, so visiting Rishikesh between May to mid of September can be avoided. To experience the best of Rishikesh, visit between late September to November or in March-April.

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Haridwar

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The ancient city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has been a major Hindu pilgrimage site for centuries. Located where the sacred River Ganga emerges from the base of the Himalayas, it’s considered one of the 7 Sapta Puri. The Kumbh Mela, which is held every 12 years, is also celebrated here. The sacred city of Haridwar offers a colourful and fascinating blend of culture and offers the best tourist places in Haridwar. Being one of the seven holiest cities in India, Haridwar often bustles with devotees. It propitious location near the holy River Ganga has made it gain more popularity.

With the passage of time, it has become more than just a religious city, where people thronged to perform immersion of the ashes or took a dip in the water to wash away their sins. It has in fact evolved into Yoga, cultural and spiritual centre and has also become a prime hub for learning Sanskrit language The modern day, Haridwar is the reflection of the culture of India and thus offer much to its visitors. Here is the list of best 12 places that one must see in this holy city.

While religion plays an important role in Haridwar – many visitors are pilgrims and devotees – there’s more to this holy city. The cuisine is excellent and food lovers eager to try authentic Indian fare will find their palates satiated many times over. Travelers in search of yoga ashrams and centers hoping to improve their physical and mental health won’t be left wanting either. If you’re eager to experience the tourist places in Haridwar, read on to know the best time to visit, how to get here and where to stay.

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Mathura

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Yet another holy city in the northern part of India is Mathura which is located about 50 kilometers away from Agra being one of the most popular place to visit from Delhi within 200kms.  It is believed to be the economic centre during the ancient period. In the epics, Mathura seems to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna and it is one of the seven cities considered holy by the Hindu population in India. Since it is the holy place for Hindus, there are a lot of temples and ashrams located that can be visited to know how influential these temples on the lives of the people here and enjoy the soothing atmosphere prevailing. This city is a wonderful weekend getaway from Delhi thus, acting as a wonderful opportunity to detox.

The town is filled with buildings and temples stretching along the sacred Yamuna River where many people come and take a dip at dawn or at dusk and people float lights onto the River during the evening aarti which is a ceremony offered to the gods and goddesses. Mathura was known to be a Buddhist centre once holding around 20 monasteries with 3000 monks in them but when Hinduism grasped its roots in the soil, Buddhism began to fall down.

Later, during the period of Afghan and Mughal rulers, the beautiful things recovered of Buddhism went to the display in the Archaeological Museum. A visit to Mathura can be a relishing one since the town is sacred as it sounds and the temples will open their doors to you.

The different temples are Baldeo, Lohwan Mata Mandir, Shri Ratneshwar Mahadev, Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat, Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Mathura Museum, Birla Mandir, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi etc.

Distance from Delhi to Mathura:
The town of Mathura is located at a distance of 183 kilometers southeast of Delhi. If you wish to travel to Mathura, then you can choose a bus journey via Taj Express Highway or Yamuna Express Way and it will take around 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach there via these routes.

Best time to visit:
October – March

Attractions:
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is the prime reason for everyone flocking to Mathura. This temple also shares a common wall with the Babri Masjid. The beautifully structured Dwarkadheesh Temple located on the eastern banks of Yamuna is yet another temple in reverence to Lord Krishna. Jama Masjid, Kans Qila, Vishram Ghat, Gita Mandir, Rang Bhoomi, and Government Museum are other places to visit in Mathura.

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Vrindavan

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Vrindavan, or as they lovingly call “Childhood home of Lord Krishna” is a holy place which is always filled with tourists. Being very close to the capital of Delhi, Vrindavan is easily accessible and every year, the town witnesses large number of devotees flocking to the sacred city Vrindavan to pay their respects.

The whole city is dotted with numerous temples devoted to Lord Krishna and Radha, each lane, each crossroads and even, every person you meet has some story to tell about Lord Krishna and his playful nature, some of which the city had the chance to witness. Vrindavan is located at the bank of the river Yamuna and is naturally scenic with groves of trees surrounding the whole region. Vrindavan is a great option to plan for one day trip near Delhi with the whole family.

The notable places to visit in Vrindavan are:

1. Banke Bihari Mandir

2. Prem Mandir

3. ISKCON Temple

4. Radha Raman Temple

5. Shahji Temple

6. Gokulananda Temple

Distance from Delhi:  
Vrindavan is located at 186 kms from Delhi.

Best time to visit: 
You can visit Vrindavan round the year though summer can be a bit sultry.

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Agra

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Agra is a major tourist destination in North India because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tourist places in Agra speaks volume about the rich culture and heritage of Agra.

The city is known for its historic sites, architecture, and ambiance of being in the Mughal era. Agra is also included in the Golden Triangle circle with Delhi and Jaipur and hence people travelling to the north, usually visit these three cities together.

The city is not only important to the Mughal dynasty but also has its mentions in the Mahabharata, which makes it a strategic location for both Hindus and Muslims in India and in the Indo Aryan Plains. Agra is, thus, full of legacies, history, period horizons and more.

Among the top tourist places in Agra is Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is showpiece architecture of fine Mughal craftsmanship. It was built under the aegis of Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum. Her body is enshrined in the tomb at the Taj Mahal.

The designs of this structure incorporate Persian and Mughal architecture. The highlight of the structure is the tomb which is a large structure made completely of marble. Another is Agra Fort, also called the Red Fort, this structure dates back to the 16th century.

It is situated near the gardens of the Taj Mahal. Made of red sandstone, Agra Fort has walls that surround for at least two kilometers and more. Inside are many splendid palaces such as Jahangir Palace and Khas Palace. It is over here that you will find the grand hall of audiences called Diwan-i-Khas. Also on the location are a couple of magnificent mosques.

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Nainital

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Nainital, the hill resort town in the district of the same name, derives its name from the emerald, glassy, eye-shaped lake (tal) which the town is built around. The British Sugar trader, P. Baron, founded the town in the year 1841 and thank God that he did! There could not be a better getaway spot from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The moment you enter Nainital district, you step into a new, parallel world. With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the transition to scenic splendour of the likes of the place is a treat to the senses, a characteristic balming bliss of an experience that one can only understand through live experience.

No wonder then that the Kumaon Himalayas are regarded as “devbhoomi” ( land of the Gods), a divine manifestation of the most intricate natural laws, working for millennia, to carve out the perfect cradle in the arms of the lofty peaks, who remain standing as sentinels, offering solace and inspiring awe in humanity. Nainital’s appeal comes across as no less than a dreamscape. The British elites had used the location as a retreat during the harsh summers of the Indian mainland once upon a time, and the tradition remains alive for native Indians, as well as our foreign guests to this day.

With the changing climatic patterns ushering in harsher summers, Nainital as an easily accessible and highly affordable getaway vacation spot appears as no less than a prayer answered. With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the Naina Devi temple, St John in Wilderness, Hanuman Garhi for the pious ones, Mall road market,Tibetan market for the spendthrift ones, Naini Lake, Nainital Zoo, Jim Corbett National Park, Snow Viewpoint for the nature and adventure lovers, Nainital has a very inclusive agenda in terms of provisions - there is something for everyone.

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Mussoorie

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We do not need to describe Mussoorie because great author Ruskin Bond has already done that in his immortal novels and short stories. He used this amazing town and the tourist places in Mussorie as the backdrop of his stories and the natural beauty of this town has created many landmarks in the field of “nature’s romanticism.”
If you are in love with nature’s romanticism and follow literature for that then the enchanting beauty of Mussoorie is your wonderland waiting for you. Sir Sachin Tendulkar, the demigod of the cricketing world loves this place as his regular hideout in a great climate and pleasant city.

Located at the height of almost 1900 meters from the sea levels this landscape of nature has become a paradise for the tourists with a passage of time. This advantage point of nature has a history dating back to
19th century when the officers of ruling East India Company developed it as a holiday paradise in the hills. Located at the distance of 40 Kilometers from the state capital of Indian state of Uttranchal, Dehradun, Mussoorie also won this moniker of being the “queen of the hill stations.” More than 15 attractions full of nature, religion and culture are at your disposal when you are planning a stay in Mussoorie Resorts. This hill station also serves as a gateway to the glaciers of Yamunotri and Gangotri and we can consider it as an ideal place to spend summer vacations.

The year of 1991 brought this town into the spotlight because of certain cultural events and movements of political celebrities. We can term this phase as the beginning of the modern history of "Mussoorie the tourism Destination." Now this hill station has become a modern town where nature and modern day amenities are developing a new eco-system of fun, frolic, and entertainment for all age groups and honeymoon couples in particular. With
passage of time, Mussoorie has also become an educational hub because of the presence of some premium educational institutes and convent schools. The presence of these tourist places in Mussoorie also added a youthful spirit in the ambiance of this hill station.

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Shimla

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Among the most popular hill stations in India, Shimla holds a distinct place owing to its unique charm. Located at a distance of 342 km from the national capital, Delhi, Shimla is a great choice for a weekend getaway from Delhi and Chandigarh since there are so many places to visit in Shimla. Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, and all it possesses and all it offers helps it easily justify its reputation and position as the capital city of a beautiful state, widely known for adventure activities and natural wonders. Laden with beautiful, dense forests of Pine, Oak, and Deodar, Shimla is refreshing in its very existence. 

The picturesqueness of this beautiful hill station makes it an apt destination for photographers looking for perfect frames and nature enthusiasts who want explore the nature in its pristine form. It is quite interesting that despite being home to a large population, the biosphere of Shimla is still in an excellent form. Shimla exhibits a very relaxing mood to those who visit it in search of tranquility.

Due to the plenty of activity options available here, Shimla is emerging as a popular destination for offbeat travel as well. People from all over India and beyond visit Shimla to experience an adventure which makes it a major hotspot for adventure activities in northern India. It is also home to some beautiful places with spectacular views, and some truly magnificent specimens of architecture can be found in Shimla.

Shimla houses some beautiful Hindu temples, located at apt locations, offering spectacular views of the beautiful hill station and the nearby hills with a thick covering of green forests. Some of the most revered temples in Shimla are Jakhoo Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, etc. These temples are located at short distances from the city center, so if you prefer, you can trek up to these temples through the woods. Shimla has a plethora of interesting places to visit and explore. As Shimla once served as the Summer Capital of British India, some captivating buildings with brilliant neo-Gothic architecture exist here.

Some of the most remarkable ones among those are the Institute of Advance Learning, Gorton Castle, Bantony Castle, and Christ Church. You can spend an evening shopping from the Mall Road and enjoying some interesting cultural activities on the Ridge. Splendid views of the city can be enjoyed and captured in your camera from the Ridge after sunset. Shimla also has also some interesting places in store for wildlife lovers. Himalayan Bird Park is a delight for wildlife lovers, exhibiting some exotic and native unique bird species. Another great option for nature lovers and photographers in Shimla is Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary.

Shimla is not the kind of place that would ever let you feel bored while you are there since there are many interesting things to do in Shimla. Small things feel extraordinary in its beautiful setting. Be it a lazy walk on the Mall Road or shopping low-cost wooden articles and woolen clothes from Lakkar Bazar; be it picking one of the many restaurants serving toothsome food or trying pastries at bakery shops on the Mall Road, everything has a ‘feel good’ factor about it here. Moreover, the popularity of Shimla as a travel destination for an offbeat experience is on the rise. Earlier, Shimla was more popular among people travelling with families as a summer getaway, but with the popularisation of adventure activities, it is earning a reputation among adventure lovers.

Due to its proximity from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh, people from these cities prefer to travel to Shimla to indulge into adventure activities over travelling to destinations farther than it. Among the most popular activities in Shimla are camping, trekking, ice skating, paragliding, river rafting and heli skiing. If you want to experience light and easy activities in Shimla, there are some nice easy trek options here that take you to amazing spots through lush green Pine and Oak forests. And, if you crave thrill, Shimla is surrounded by some prominent Himalayan mountain ranges which is the reason why there are some breathtaking trails for trekking in and around Shimla. You can also experience the unique fun of ice skating here. Mountain biking can also be enjoyed in Shimla if you are up for something different.

Being the capital city of Himachal, there are abundant stay options in Shimla. You can find a good accommodation at a ridiculously low price and you can also find luxury hotels and resorts at scenic locations. Furthermore, there are some excellent campsites in Shimla where you can enjoy camping in the woods under a beautiful starlit sky. So, it does not matter whether you are a budget traveller or you prefer extravaganza; if you want to just relax in a comfortable accommodation laced with all modern amenities or you want an outdoor camping experience, Shimla has the most appropriate options to offer.

Shimla looks beautiful during all the seasons and can be visited during any time of the year. However, if you are interested in indulging in activities like camping, trekking and rafting in Shimla, the best time to visit is between March to June when the climate is pleasant. Most tourists visit Shimla during summer to find refuge in the cold hills of Shimla. But, visiting Shimla during winters is altogether a different experience. It is an ideal destination to spend a cold, lazy vacation at. If you get lucky, you may get to witness snowfall here between December to February, which is an experience, the memories of which you will always want to keep intact.

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Manali

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Nestled in the mighty Himalayas, Manali has an abundance of spectacular valleys filled with forests of oak, fir, deodar and pine. It is a full package of nature, food, adventure sports and ancient heritages. Splashing river Beas flows proudly amidst the valley. A lot of gushing waterfalls like Jogni falls and Rahala fall flush out of haphazardly placed rocks. You can also catch sights of sprawling meadows, terraced farming and fruit orchards. All these sights adds up to making the town look breathtakingly beautiful. 

Manali also shares a piece of history, giving it ancient heritages which has splendid architecture and stunning views. Religious devotees come here to pay their tribute to the temples like Hadimba, Manu and Shiv temple. Whereas history lovers go to old forts like Naggar and Kuthar. These places have remarkable architecture against the backdrop of mountains which is worth a visit. 

Having said enough about the terrains of Manali, it is a hub for adventure sports. The location gives a wide range of adventurous activities like paragliding, camping, trekking and river rafting to feed the adrenaline hunger of the adventure seekers. It also has rustic villages and backcountries, which calls for the hippie experiences. Places like Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass are often visited by these junkies. Backpackers love to visit here to get the plateful meal of thrill, nature, wildlife and tranquillity. 

All this grace makes up Manali for a romantic honeymoon with a subtle blend of adventure. Newly wedded couples choose this place to begin the new life of their love amidst the fresh meadows and white streams of water. Striding around the mall road at night is also a very pleasing option where they together can try on distinct local cuisines. However, the regional cuisines are majorly influenced by Punjabi and Tibetan tadka, but that ends up making it tastier. Mall road also leaves options for buying unique stuff like singing bowl, woollen clothing, Dorje, prayer wheels and other souvenirs. These lit roads at night and gleaming valleys in the morning give picture-perfect backdrops for their honeymoon photos. Even photography enthusiasts can capture these frames along with flora and fauna of the city.

Manali is no less than a box full of an array of sweets. You can dig in it and collect as many gems as you want. And by gems, it means ‘memories’. Wait no longer and pack all that you need for a fun-filled trip. Grab your laptop to book your tickets and head off to this lovely place to have some experiences to cherish throughout your life.

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Jaipur

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The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is fondly dubbed as the Pink city; it sits on the edge of the Thar desert and is surrounded by the Aravalli hills. The contrasting attractions of Jaipur comprise of ageless hilltop forts, smothering food, and bustling markets. Hawa Mahal, which is known as the grandiose pink sandstone Palace of Winds, towers overlooking the busy streets and bazaars and is a unique sight for the tourists. Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO world heritage site that dates back to the 18th century and is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur

 

Perched atop a hill dwells the majestic Amber fort which is loaded with fun activities and lures the tourists with its huge royal gates and the unique red stone built; it dates back to the 16th century and houses temples, gardens, palaces and a lake inside its premises. Jaipur is definitely a place for the street style fashionista, products like meenakari trinkets, bandhani printed sari, lac bangles, and blue pottery are highly sold in the galleries of Bapu and Nehru Bazaar.  The monkey temple which is named as Galtaji temple is another sight that you cannot miss. The clothes you buy in Rajasthan are loved for its mirror work and embroidery, the corners and nooks of Rajasthan performs live folk music and the galleries have stories which are hundreds and thousand years old.

 

Albert Hall museum and Central Museum are best places to learn about Rajasthan's rich culture and history and also to collect a bagful of handicrafts. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival, is dear to almost every bibliophile around the globe. When you are in Jaipur, do not forget to visit Choki Dhani, a famous yet out of the world place to eat and enjoy. The literature festival that is hosted in the Diggi Palace is a five day program and is free to all.

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Neemrana

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The hills, greenery and a royal atmosphere, Neemrana city has all this and more on offer for your vacation. An ancient town in Alwar, Rajasthan, Neemrana has a few but captivating attractions that suffice the need for a different and wholesome experience. The age-old Neemrana Fort is one of the best attractions that has been turned into a luxurious heritage hotel that is not only beautiful but let's you holiday like royalty and even try out adventure activities like zip-lining.

Meanwhile, the Vinay Vilas Mahal is another specimen of a historical structure that boasts of alluring architecture and the royal lifestyle. It is now open to the public as a museum which has many memoirs of the olden times at display. Moreover, you can plan a quick getaway with family, friends, your partner or even by yourself to this small town which has great weather throughout the year, especially from August till March, which is when the tourism is peaking.

Furthermore, some other places that Neemrana tourism offers the guests are the best views of the city and a trekking adventure at the Bala Quila, Siliserh Lake which is ideal for nature-walks, boating and bird-watching, and Sariska wildlife Sanctuary which has opulent wildlife and fauna for the nature-enthusiasts to savour. Other than those, monuments like the Baori which is a historic stepwell and the ruins and remains of the Vrindavan Palace make for a great visit for history buffs and those who want a unique experience, before leaving the town with a once in a lifetime experience.

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Corbett

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Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Named after the renowned British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, the tourist places in Corbett National Park have a mystical status when it comes to wildlife holidays in India. This oldest national park in India is home to abundant flora and fauna and promises to offer quintessential experiences through its safari. The popularity of Corbett national Park is due to the presence of Royal Bengal Tiger in abundance and the captivating landscape for the delight of nature lovers.

Not only wildlife, the park has a good population of bird species and is quite known for fishing and angling as well. Also, with so many wildlife resorts, it’s loved by luxury travellers. Situated on the foothills of Himalayas, this ‘Paradise of Tigers’ is the key to escape from the vivid city lights and constant traffic roar. A Jim Corbett tour will take you on an adventure through lush green hills, reverie belts, water holes and 521 sq km of abounding animal and plant kingdom.

For better administration and tourist flow, Jim Corbett has been divided into six tourism zones, that attract thousands of foreign and Indian visitors every year. When we speak about the tourist places in Corbett, Dhikala zone is the largest and is highly recommended for wildlife enthusiasts as it is home for many animals, primarily tigers. Bijrani zone is also very popular among tourists and is easily accessible from Ramnagar, so is Jhirna. Durga Devi, another prominent zone is known for bird watching. Even though Sitabani zone doesn’t fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area, it’s an ideal place to be visited and is adored by nature lovers due to its serene ambience.

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Dalhousie

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If you are looking for a serene and calm location to harmonize your soul, then Dalhousie would be an ideal place. The galore of luscious meadows with a mesmerizing blend of fir and pine trees would enlighten your body and mind for a memorable experience. This stunning hill station is ideal for family vacations and romantic honeymoons, and even foreign tourists prefer to visit this impeccable location.

There are many eminent places in Dalhousie, which should be a must-visit on your list. You would certainly feel like in fairyland by witnessing nature’s imperious form in many parts of this stunning hill station. Khajjiar is a popular spot in Dalhousie, and its astonishing beauty gives it the title of “ Switzerland of India.” This glorious place would certainly take your breath away with its lush greenery and alluring atmosphere. Along with the spell bounding meadows, Khajjiar is also renowned for its divine temples.

For all the adventurous freaks, activities like Paragliding, Zorbing, and trekking are regularly organized in different locations of Dalhousie. You should also witness the astonishing site of Satdhara Falls for a rejuvenating experience. With incredible therapeutic properties, the waterfalls are quite efficient against several ailments. This place is also ideal for trekking, with a soul-stirring experience of witnessing nature’s imperious form.

For an enthralling excursion trip with friends and family, Panch Pulla should be your ideal destination. Astonishing view of waterfalls, exuberating picnic spots and an adventurous trek awaits you at this spot! For people who are intrigued by the menacing wildlife, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary is home to incredible creatures like Leopard, Himalayan Black Marten, Bear, and jackal. Witnessing such beautiful creatures would certainly send chills through your spines! Thus Dalhousie is one place in Himachal which is ideal for every travel aficionado.

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Bharatpur

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Tourist places in Bharatpur have always been rejoiced with love whenever visited by tourists since Bharatpur is all architecture and has all things of sheer bliss and beauty.Bharatpur, a city in Rajasthan has been christened with different titles since the time it came into being.

Historical folklores talk about how it got its name after Ram’s younger brother Bharat during the ruling times of Matsya Kingdom around 5 B.C. Since the time of its foundation this princely city has been adorned with innumerable forts and palaces that form the city line, and as time progressed it also got its name as being the ‘World’s most fascinating bird reserve’.

Tourist places in Bharatpur include a lot of places for bird lovers. These places are best to be visited all around the year mostly during winter season as a lot of birds migrate around the same time. In short, there is a plethora of tourist places in Bharatpur.

If you are a person who adores intelligent architecture, then Bharatpur will astonish you every time you visit a fort or a palace. Places here are a fine blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture with exquisite floor and roof work which makes you wonder as to how during ancient times people created marvels with no help from technology. That’s not all, every palace and fort has been constructed in such a way that handles weather changes intelligently.

There’s a stunning garden town known as ‘Deeg’, it consists of forts and palaces that adds to the beauty of this place. What’s more astonishing is that this whole place is surrounded by moats and getaways. Apart from that, Tourist places in Bharatpur also suggest places like Dholpur Palace which is famous for its locally quarried sandstone and temples like Kaman and LaxmanMandir which has been a spiritual destination for people all over the world.

Once you are done with the forts and the palaces you can then reach out to wildlife at Band Baretha wildlife reserve where you get to witness the elusive black bittern and over 200 species of birds. If you just want to focus on birds then Keoladeo Ghana National Park is the place for you to be. Considered as one of the world’s richest bird reserve this park is also the breeding ground for the rare and elusive Siberian crane.

The trip to Bharatpur doesn’t end here as there are hordes of activities also that one can do here. Apart from doing archery or rifle shooting the Maharaja style you can also do zip-lining, rappelling, Burma Bridge, heebie-jeebies, spider walk etc. You can also plan your trip to Bharatpur from Jaipur, Ajmer or Alwar which are 185kms, 318kms and 103kms respectively, where the day trip to Bharatpur costs 5800/- INR (91 USD).

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Dehradun

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When one speaks about a family vacation, the first few things that strike one’s mind are green trees, blue skies, chilly weather, great food and a place where you can forget all your woes and calm down. This holiday destination is among those that fall under the category of delivering this experience to its visitors.

Lying at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun which is the capital of Uttarakhand is known for its beautiful climate and the lovely landscapes it encompasses. One of the most astonishing facts about this place however, is that it is also one of the most important education hubs in the whole of India. How a place so small and petite be able to give a tough competition to other financial sectors of India is truly unimaginable.

Dehradun lies in Doon Valley which is located on a varying height of approximately 410m. The region is especially known for its climate. While one will experience a pleasant cool weather in Dehradun, the city is often times referred to as the ‘Rainy city of India’ due to the continuous rainfalls especially during monsoons.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. In the recent years – there was a sense of construction boom that took place wherein endless residential property emerged in the city. Modern buildings have gradually been constructed making up for the good portions of Dehradun.


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Pushkar

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Pushkar is a city in Rajasthan and it’s one of India’s oldest towns. The city has all the Rajasthan-esque charm and beauty yet, it’s also very unique. The tourist places in Pushkar offer you tranquility and joy, which result in the huge number of travelers that end up here. Pushkar is a favorite destination for the devotees too. It has a great number of temples and 50 bathing ghats. It’s believed that Brahma had dropped a lotus here, which resulted in the emergence of a holy lake. The lake has turned Pushkar into a pilgrimage. If you are planning a holiday in Rajasthan, then Pushkar must be included to your itinerary.

The city is surrounded by small hills from three sides. It’s known as a city of festivals and quite rightly so. They offer colors and music like you might never have experienced before. With its lakes, temples, and natural beauty, Pushkar will most definitely satisfy your senses. The hopping experience is another thing that you can enjoy in this city. The main street of Pushkar is also its market area. You can spend an entire day walking down the street looking for things that you want to buy. The evening puja ceremonies are enchanting. The music and the chants will captivate your mind and purify your soul.  

There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when traveling across tourist places in Pushkar. A large number of wild monkeys live in this city, especially around the temples. Keep your food hidden and don’t engage with them. Another thing to keep in mind is that you need an expert guide to enjoy the city and know about its history. The best way to find the right guide is to ask your hotel staff to find you one. That way you will be safe from any fraud.

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Bikaner

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Home to aristocratic palaces, and formidable forts, there is no dearth of tourist places in Bikaner. An oasis in the middle of the desert., the streets of the city are forever filled with an air of adventure and romance. Splashes of colour add vibrancy to its dry desert landscape. Spending time in Bikaner is a memorable experience filled with wonderful sites, chirpy clothes, solemn camels, and spicy Bikaneri snacks- a chance to immerse yourself into an authentic Rajasthani way of life. There are many exciting tourist places in Bikaner but its forts and palaces are its biggest attractions. The Junagarh fort is one of the most exciting sites to be found in Rajasthan. Standing tall since 1588, this fort has never been captured even once. Mighty in its impregnability, the Junagarh fort is a marvel of architecture that houses a great number of magnificent palaces, gardens, balconies, and kiosks among other buildings. The dashing hand of the Rajput style of architecture makes its presence felt in the rich red sandstone, intricate carvings, and typical designs that are played out on the buildings.

Its monuments are eclectic and unique, and represent the personalities of each of its 16 rulers. With mosques, Hindu temples, Buddhist monuments, Gothic archways, and beautiful mansions all houses inside together, Junagarh is experience indeed. This fort is the reason city of Bikaner exists- and so it should definitely be visited when you are in Bikaner. The architecture all over the city is exemplary and will leave you marvelling. Even regular houses in Bikaner have a distinct charm about them, and the palaces and havelis are lovely to gaze upon. Lalgarh Palace and Museum,Gajner Palace and Lake, Laxmi Niwas Palace, and Rampuria Haveli are some of the places you must visit when looking around at the tourist places in Bikaner.

The grandeur of the palace, balanced out so beautifully by the characteristic red sandstone, is a unique sight to explore. And the stately aura of the havelis will leave an indelible impression upon you that you- an impression which will stay with you for life. Apart from forts and palaces, there are many devotional places to visit in Bikaner. Many unique and exclusive temples add sanctity to the vibrant air of Bikaner. Deshnok Karni Mata Temple, Kodamdesar Temple, Jain Temple Bhandasar, Shri Laxminath Temple, and Shiv Bari Temple are some of these. Bikaner is a culturally rich city that has not been explored enough by tourists visiting Rajasthan. Fairs, festivals and frolic reign here in a happy mixture. Truly immersing oneself into its intense traditions will prove to be an intimate experience that will leave you with spellbinding memories.

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Amritsar

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Amritsar is the holiest city for Sikhs not only in India but all over the world. The name of the city is derived from the holy pool that surrounds the famous Golden Temple of this city, which means “the holy pool of nectar”.

Reaching Amritsar is very convenient because it is one of the main cities in Punjab and is directly connected to the National Highway that connects it with other cities like Ambala, Chandigarh, Delhi and Patiala.

The airport in Amritsar is the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport that is 11km away from the main city and is frequented by domestic as well as international flights. One can also visit Amritsar via trains as the Amritsar Railway Station is connected to almost all major cities in the country including Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.

A visit to the city of Amritsar is incomplete without a visit to the famous Golden Temple. This temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib. It was founded by the 4th Sikh Guru in 1604. Sikhs from all over the world visit the temple, as it is considered the ultimate pilgrimage destination for the community. Apart from this, the Jallianwala Bagh shrine is also a popular tourist attraction. One can also visit the Akal Takht.

The famous Wagah Border ceremony can also be witnessed when you are in Amritsar, as the border between India and Pakistan runs through the area. For animal lovers, the Harike Wetland Sanctuary is an exciting place to visit, while the Amritsar Heritage Walk will give you incredible insight into the colourful history of the city.

One of the most attractive features of the city is its food, with local stalls selling delicacies that are on par with any good restaurant in the country. The best time to visit Amritsar is between November and March when you can avoid the scorching summers and the wet monsoons.

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Gwalior

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Renowned for its historic temples and palaces, Gwalior is a wonderful retreat for tourists to live an overwhelming experience. The city boasts of architectural galore that can be witnessed everywhere when you are in Gwalior. The historic city founded by King Surajesan has been hosting royalty since ages and is known for its regal structures that adorn the city.

One of the most impressive structures of the city is the Gwalior Fort which is often cited as the ‘pearl among the fortresses’ in India. The fort attracts a number of history lovers from all over India and its imposing architecture leaves a lasting impression on the minds. The remarkable fort has seen various events of history and has many temples, water tanks and palaces inside the complex making it a splendid place to visit for everyone.

When it comes to palaces, Gwalior is one of the best places to appreciate the cultural heritage of India. The Jai Vilas Palace is a breathtaking structure where one can look forward to seeing the art extravaganza of Gwalior. The place boasts of showcasing some interesting items like swords from the times when Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived and the library which has a collection of more than five thousand books. Currently serving both as a museum and residence of the royal Maratha Scindia family, Jai Vilas Palace is a fascinating place for culture vultures in Gwalior.

Another palace to enthrall you with its historical ruins in Gwalior is the famous Man Mandir Palace. Associated with many interesting stories, Man Mandir Palace is a must-visit to see the famous place where Aurangzeb imprisoned his brother Murad. It also features Jauhar Kund where Rajput women committed mass suicide to avoid rapes by the forces of Iltutmish. Some of the famous monuments which can be visited here are Jahangir Mahal, Shah Jahan Mahal and the Gujari Mahal.

For the lovers of archaeology, Gujari Mahal is a prominent attraction in Gwalior. Built by Man Singh, this place is a must visit to see various sculptures, statues and other remains that are as old as the 1st and 2nd century BC. If you want to enthrall yourself with the excellence of Indian architecture, Padavali is an impressive fort that can be visited about 40 kilometers from Bangalore. Comprising a number of ancient temples that boast of erotic carvings, the archaeological site belonging to the 8th-10th century AD is famous as Mini Khajuraho.

For those who cannot complete a vacation without filling their bags with multiple souvenirs of the city they visited, Gwalior is a wonderful place to be. If you want to indulge in some high-end luxury, Dindayal City Mall is a place where you can find multiple outlets that sell international brands. The place is a popular hangout spot among the people of all generations and one can find the plethora of showrooms, restaurants, bazaars, etc.

Gwalior also offers multiple items for shopping if you are interested in buying from the local markets. Some of the popular items to shop for when you are in Gwalior are traditional handicrafts, artifacts, handlooms and other attractive items. The handloom industry of Gwalior is famous for Maheshwari and Chanderi silk sarees. The best place to look for these attractive sarees is the popular Kothari shop in Sarafa Bazaar. Other famous markets in Gwalior to buy clothes are Naya Bazaar, Dahi Mandi, and Gandhi Bazaar. Gwalior is also known for its wonderful designer jewelry that showcases the vibrant culture of the place. Topi Bazaar is also a great place if you want to shop for sneakers, designer handbags and small purses and leather sandals.

For shopping handicrafts, Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar is a great place to go and spend your money. Another famous market to buy handloom products, carvings, artifacts etc. is Patankar Bazaar. Mrignayani Emporium is also a famous place in Gwalior to buy handicrafts and clothes. For buying Gwalior style silver boxes to add to your collection of souvenirs, Arihant Emporium is a famous shop that is a must visit for all the shopaholics.

One of the popular attractions of Gwalior is the Gwalior Trade Fair. The famous fair draws in a number of tourists and offers many fun memories that you will cherish forever. Usually held in the month of January or February, Gwalior Trade Fair boasts of many interesting activities like hasya kavi sammelan, qawwali, cultural performances, Mushairas, music nights, etc. 

Gastronomes in Gwalior can spice up their taste buds with a number of delicacies like kachoris, Samosas, Poha and bedai, kebabs, bhutte ki kees, Dal Bafla, Jalebi, Imarti, Rogan josh, mawa-bati and Malpua and traditional sweets such as the Morena Gajak. Gwalior also has various places to enjoy some tantalizing nightlife with some notable bars and pubs. A few of the popular ones are DnD Discotheque and Bar, Spectrum Discotheque and Pub and Barcode Discotheque and Bar.

Gwalior is also an amazing destination for those who have an inclination towards spirituality. The Sun Temple is one of the most beautiful shrines in Gwalior where one can admire the striking architecture and spend some peaceful moments in the serene ambiance of the temple. Teli Ka Mandir is another popular temple that dates back to the 9th century and known to be the highest building in Gwalior. Attracting a number of devotees, Saas Bahu Temple is an impressive temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Among offbeat places, Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior is a delight for sports lovers which is known for being the stadium where Sachin Tendulkar hit the first double hundred in the history of ODIs. And, if you are looking to indulge in a serene escape from all the hustle and bustle, boating at Tigra Dam is a wonderful getaway from Gwalior. Gwalior Zoo is a place where you should go to see many rare species and add an adventure with some enthralling wildlife in your holiday experience in Gwalior. It is a must visit if you are planning a vacation with kids and family.

One of the popular places to not miss while sightseeing in Gwalior is Sarod Ghar that is the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. Another interesting attraction of the city is Shyam Vatika that boasts of having the world’s largest indoor mural. For those looking to treat themselves with some luxury, Usha Kiran Palace Hotel deserves a visit to feel like a royal and bask in the regal ambiance.

Full of interesting attractions and heritage places, Gwalior will captivate you every single minute on your vacation. Especially those who are history fanatics, Gwalior will not fail to leave them mesmerized.

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Chandigarh

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Chandigarh shows itself off to global travellers much like greater India would wish to be seen – prosperous, comfortable and cosmopolitan. Officially a union territory controlled by the central government, Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. It is also the first planned city of independent India. Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled and must visit tourist places in Chandigarh.

The dream city of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru located at the foothills of the grand Shivalik range, has earned a good name as a tourist destination for its great planning, the clean environment, the grand structures and the magnificent gardens and splendid things to do in Chandigarh.  It is an incredible city, with many sectors that are intertwined by a great network of roads. Therefore, roaming around is not a problem and you will never be bored at all with so many tourist places in Chandigarh. Today, it takes a prominent place as a tourist destination of India.

The word Serenity and city hardly goes hand in hand with each other. This beautiful city has trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads with best places to stay in Chandigarh having beautiful surroundings. Chandigarh is India’s first planned city. It is a rich, prosperous, clean and green city and is rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ”.

This place is a true beauty for all those who love to travel and explore. Travel operators offer a variety of Chandigarh tour packages for those travelling depending on the number of days. It ranges between INR 20,000 to INR 50,000( USD 300 - 700). The tall skyline of the Shivalik Hills and the faint image of an old temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi protectively lies over the city guarding many tourist places in Chandigarh.

The town is a beautiful blend of architecture, design, natural beauty, gardens, heritage and urbanization. Some of the must visit tourist places in Chandigarh include the Rock garden which is an absolute marvel of art and design, Rose garden, Pinjore gardens and the Government Museum and Art Gallery along with a few others. 

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