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Tourist Places near Delhi

Rishikesh - 251 km from Delhi
Manali - 538 km from Delhi
Shimla - 342 km from Delhi
Mcleodganj - 478 km from Delhi
Kasol - 513 km from Delhi
Kullu - 492 km from Delhi
Dharamshala - 428 km from Delhi
Dalhousie - 560 km from Delhi
Nainital - 337 km from Delhi
Corbett National Park -  244 km from Delhi

While in this bustling city, always stay camera-ready, as most of the places to visit near Delhi are genuinely photograph worthy. This state is surrounded by many iconic attractions, where you can create countless memories. From weekend getaways towards the rich culture of Rishikesh to vacationing in Manali, the city is surrounded by many amazing spots. Including many obligatory landmarks, The Taj Mahal, known as the monument of love, is one of the most visited places near Delhi. 

Tourist places near Delhi are not just for adventures and activities; you can also visit Bharatpur and Sohana, famous for their many national parks. You can even experience the spiritual vibes on the charming hill station of Kasol.

A visit to the devoutly religious land of Mcleodganj can be the best stop of your journey. The historical lanes of Pushkar and Jaipur can also be a good option if you want to appreciate the ancient architecture and marvellous interiors.

Must Visit Tourist Places near Delhi

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Rishikesh (251 km from Delhi)

Rishikesh (251 km from Delhi)

Located at the confluence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga rivers, Rishikesh is one of the most popular tourist places near Delhi. 

The place is known for its architectural landmarks, yoga ashrams, charming cafes dotting River Ganges and of course as the country’s most famous rafting destination.

Distance from Delhi: 238 kilometres.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year  

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: One of the best things to do here is to enjoy rafting. One can also indulge in bungee jumping, mountain biking, body surfing, and night camping. Learn yoga and meditation at one of the ashrams. Visit iconic landmarks like Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula. See centuries-old temples like Trayambakeshwar, Lakshman, and Raghunath temples.

Type of Destination: 
Pilgrimage, Family, Adventure, Kid Friendly.

Where to Stay: 20 Best Resorts in Rishikesh

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Manali (538 km from Delhi)

Manali (538 km from Delhi)

Situated on the Beas River Valley, Manali is one of the best skiing destinations in India. Reaching up to a height of 6,260ft, it is the highest point of the Kullu-Manali Valley. An ideal place for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts to hang out, Manali has become one of the most popular tourist places near Delhi who seek the company of nature and snow capped hills.

Located along the Beas River, the valley is home to a large number of friendly inhabitants and has state of the art resorts and luxury amenities. There are rapids in Manali during the monsoon that make for an exciting white water rafting experience and kayaking; among other activities!

In terms of adventure, there are several activities and has a lot to offer which include skiing, mountaineering, trekking, rock-climbing and river rafting.

Distance from Delhi:
538 km

Best Time to Visit:
September to June

Attractions:
Rohtang Pass, Old Manali, Tibetan Monasteries, Solang Valley, Naggar Castle, and Beas Kund.

Activities:
Paragliding, Zorbing, Mountaineering, Trekking, Monastery Visits, Rafting, Temple Tours

Type of Destination: 
Adventure, Family, and Kid Friendly

Where to Stay: 
15 Best Resorts in Manali

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Shimla (342 km from Delhi)

Shimla (342 km from Delhi)
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The perfect blend of rivers and hills set against a beautiful rustic landscape, India's summer capital during the British Raj is now a popular skiing destination! Shimla is a tourist hot-spot for the avid trekker and adventurer. This picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh is perfectly located at a height of 2,205m above sea level and is known for its fascinating hills and peaks, mesmerizing valleys and enchanting persona. 

Shimla is also home to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site railway tracks in the world making it one of the must visit places within 400 km from Delhi.

A recently favorite honeymoon destination because of its seclusion from the rest of the world, the picturesque locations around Shimla is covered with alluring hills and a wide expanse of forests. For adventure lovers also, Shimla is a favorite destination as there are amazing things to do  like ice-skating, ice-skiing, mountain trek, mountain climbing and various other adventure sports.

Distance from Delhi:
342 km

Best Time to Visit: 
October to June

Attractions:
Christ Church, Summer Hill, Anand Vilas, Chadwick Falls and State Museum.

Activities:
Sightseeing, Ice Skating, Toy Train Ride, Trekking, Church Visit, Camping and Local Shopping

Type of Destination: Family, Adventure, Kid Friendly

Where to Stay: 1. 20 Best Resorts in Shimla
                          2. 10 Best Homestays in Shimla

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Mcleodganj (478 km from Delhi)

 

Travelers who make plans for holidays to visit the Dharamsala need to visit the pious lands of Mcleodganj for an amazing religious experience. Located around 4km north of Dharamsala town, the religious land of beautiful scenery in McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the site of the Tibetan exile community's main temple.

McLeod is home to a large Tibetan population, primarily monks and nuns. Along with Manali, this beautiful town is one of the two big traveler hang-outs in Himachal Pradesh, there are so many activities to do and several people come each year to volunteer with the Tibetan community, take courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trek in the pristine and evergreen Dhauladhar Mountains and enjoy the low-budget spiritual vibes of the place.

The monsoon (late June to early September) is particularly wet here, and warm clothes are useful between November and March. Many shops and businesses close on Monday. So why wait, grab your bags and head to the cool, calm land of Mcleodganj on your next weekend!

Distance from Delhi:
478 km

Best Time to Visit:
September to December and Mid March to Mid July

Attractions:
Tsug La Khang, Masroor Temple, Tibet Museum, Dal Lake, Triund, Tushita Meditation Centre, Bhagsu Waterfall

Activities:
Nature sightseeing, trekking, paragliding

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly

Where to Stay:
 1. 20 Best Resorts in Mcleodganj
                          2. 10 Best Homestays in Mcleodganj

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Kasol (513 km from Delhi)

Kasol (513 km from Delhi)

The charming hill station of Kasol, on the banks of Parvati, is known as ‘Amsterdam of India’.

The serene village, one of the best places to visit near Delhi, offers amazing views of pine-tree covered snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys It is a gateway to treks like Kheerganga, Sar Pass, and Pin Parvati. Kasol is also famous for its PSY parties and nightlife.

Distance from Delhi: 516 kilometres.

Best time to visit: April-May, and October-November.

Attractions: Malana Village. Kheer Ganga, Tosh Village, Tirthan Valley, Parvati River, Manikaran Sahib, Moon Dance Cafe, Pulga Village, Kullu, Manali.

Activities: Explore nature trails and camp on the banks of Parvati under the starry skies. Attend trance music festivals. Indulge in Israeli cuisine & try rice beer. Shop in the local bazaar for beautiful woollens and handicrafts.

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly

Where to Stay: 15 Best Resorts in Kasol

Check Out: 12 Best Camps in Kasol

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Kullu (492 km from Delhi)

Kullu (492 km from Delhi)

Known as ‘Valley of Gods’, Kullu is an assortment of beautiful valleys, crystal clear streams, and meadows.

Not only is it bestowed with natural beauty; Kullu also houses ancient temples, caves, and monasteries. It is also the base camp for many treks like Kheerganga and Parvati Valley, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 495 kilometres.

Best time to visit: March-June, and October-November.

Attractions: 
Bijli Mahadev Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Chanderkhani Pass, Manikaran and many more

Activities:
Visit the sprawling apple orchards and try a glass of fresh apple juice. Attend the famous weeklong Dussehra celebrations and see the traditional masked dancers. Try rafting in Beas River and paragliding. Trek to the nearby Malana village, Manikaran hot springs & the charming Prashar Lake. See amazing varieties of wildlife and plants at the Great Himalayan National Park.

Type of Destination: 
Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly

Where to Stay: 15 Best Resorts in Kullu

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Dharamshala (428 km from Delhi)

Dharamshala (428 km from Delhi)

Looking for a cool place to chill out with friends or family and Dharamshala is the place for you. There are so much things to do and entering in the most blissful place might prove to be the best of experience for all kinds of backpackers and hippies.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 428 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Dharamshala is from  April to June

Attractions:
Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, McLeod Ganj, Kangra Valley, Dharamkot, Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall

Activities:
 CampingParagliding, Camping and Trekking in Triund and Kareri Lake

Type of Destination: Adventure, Trekking, Family, Kid Freindly

Where to Stay: 
14 Best Resorts in Dharamshala

Check Out:
1. 15 Best Places to Visit near Dharamshala
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Dalhousie (560 km from Delhi)

Dalhousie (560 km from Delhi)

Holding the spot of one of the most bewitching places in the state of Uttarakhand this is the best weekend escape to satiate your thirst for wanderlust. Rejuvenate your senses and relax in the arms of nature as this place will cleanse your heart and soul.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 560 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Dalhousie is from March to May

Attractions: 
Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Kalatop Forest, Karelanu, Village Lohani and Tibetan Market

Activities:
 Trekking, Paragliding, Camping, Hiking, Boating, Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kid Friendly

Where to Stay:
12 Best Resorts in Dalhousie

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Nainital (337 km from Delhi)

Nainital (337 km from Delhi)

One of the most frequented hill stations near Delhi, Nainital is visited by travellers from all across North India.

A quick and wonderful getaway that promises to take you away from the stress of city life. Its lush rolling hills, cool breeze, the sparkling Naini Lake, and the meadow-like plains are absolutely beautiful.

Distance from Delhi: 306 kilometres.

Best time to visit: March-June, and November-February.

Attractions:
 Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Night camp and stargaze at Seat. Visit the famous Naini Lake and Eco Cave Gardens. Shop and indulge in delicious food at Mall Road. Soak in the serenity at Naina Devi Temple. See majestic snow lines from Tiffin Top and Snow View Point.

Where to Stay: 
16 Best Resorts in Nainital

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Corbett National Park (244 km from Delhi)

Corbett National Park (244 km from Delhi)

Established in 1936, this is the oldest national park in India and one of the best places to visit near Delhi. While it houses over 600 species of endangered plants, animals, and birds, it is most famous for being a tiger territory. You will find Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Tawny Fish Owl, Hodgson’s Bushchat, etc. The flora is incomparable to any national park and comprises of species like Khair, Chir Pine, Kachnar, etc.

Distance from Delhi: 241 kilometres.

Best time to visit: November-June.

Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

Activities: Explore the 5 zones through a jeep safari. You can also try an elephant safari to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Camp in the raw wilderness of the park and try rock climbing. Visit the hidden Corbett waterfall as you trek on the park’s beautifully rugged trails.

Type of Destination: Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay: 
30 Best Resorts in Jim Corbett

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Tourist Places near Delhi within 150 km

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Manesar (58 km from Delhi)

Manesar (58 km from Delhi)
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With laid back surroundings taking you to a whole new world beyond the clear blue skies of Delhi, Manesar is home to several sleepy villages and natural scenic beauty that you can enjoy over the weekend in a day! For those who love shopping, there are several cultural handicrafts that you can buy while on your visit here with your family and friends and carry a hoard of exciting souvenirs for your trip back home.

Manesar is one of the best places you can visit near Delhi on a one day weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

How to reach:
Manesar can be accessed by road and is located along the Delhi-Jaipur highway on NH-8. You can rent a private cab to go to Manesar and for those who wish to travel by bus there are state run buses from Delhi to reach Manesar.

Distance from Delhi:
58 km

Best Time to Visit:
September to May

Attractions:
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Amusement Parks, Scenic Landscapes and Pains, Damdama Lake, Tau Devi Lal Park

Activities:
Local Market Shopping, Nature Sightseeing, Hiking and Trekking near Delhi

Type of Destination: Family, Kids Friendly

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Sohna (64 km from Delhi)

Sohna (64 km from Delhi)

A small, quaint little town situated 64km from Dehi, Sohna is a quiet, lush green town in Haryana and a nice weekend getaway for those who seek peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town is well known among tourist for its medicinal water springs and has often been termed as one of the best places to visit near Delhi within 100 km for a quick weekend trip.

There is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva around the area and several other tourist attractions that you will love and enjoy. Escape into this hilly heaven with your friends for a quick and short getaway and enjoy the scenery to the maximum. Being at a shot distance from capital it makes a perfect destination for one day trip near Delhi

How to Get There:
Sohna hills and Delhi are pretty close to one another and lies on the Gurgaon-Alwar highway. You could rent a taxi to reach the place or avail the state run buses as well.

Distance from Delhi:
64 km

Best Time to Visit:
September to May

Attractions:
Shiva Temple, Sulphur Springs, Village excursions, Nature sightseeing

Activities:
Nature sightseeing, Adventure camps, Trekking

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Places to Visit near Delhi within 300 km

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Bharatpur (182 km from Delhi)

Bharatpur (182 km from Delhi)

Known otherwise as the land of the Jatts, this town is now famous for its rich cultural heritage and history that is so well known over India. The region perfectly blends in both Rajput and Mughal architecture and is also famous for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which offers a wide variety of species of birds that throng the area.

Distance from Delhi:
182km

Best Time to Visit:
July to April

Attractions:
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rich Flora and Fauna

Activities:
Bird Watching and Nature Photography

Type of Destination: Family, Kids Friendly

Check Out:
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Neemrana (129 km from Delhi)

Neemrana (129 km from Delhi)

History and culture, at its luxurious best! The Neemrana town is located in the popular Alwar district of Rajasthan on the Delhi-Jaipur highway and is famous for its historic and beautiful Neemrana Fort Palace. The fort is now converted into one of the Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxury hotels.

This 15th century relic has been restored and developed for the people to enjoy an amalgamation of history and modernity. The area located around here has been termed as the ‘ Raath Region’ due to the dry sand around.

Every silent grand wall in Neemrana has a historic tale embedded in it and enthralls tourists and visitors from all around! This is the perfect place to visit around Delhi during your holidays and stay in some of the best resorts and offbeat stays. Neemrana is very popular among the adventurers of Delhi to visit just for a day to enjoy the heritage resort and other exciting activities.

It is an ideal destination for corporate day outing near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi:
129 km

Best Time to Visit:
October to March

Attractions:
Neemrana Fort, Vinay Vilas Mahal, Bala Quila, Siliserh Lake

Activities:
Nature Sightseeing, Historic Walk, Heritage Tours, Hiking, Swimming, Offbeat Stays

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

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25 Best Historical Places in Delhi

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Agra (233 km from Delhi)

Agra (233 km from Delhi)
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Located around 209km from Delhi, Agra is one of the most historic places you can visit on a long weekend away from Delhi. Known for most as the city that is home to the world famous Taj Mahal. You can find amazing tourist attractions in Agra and it is also the place with rich cultural heritage steeped in centuries of Indian royal stories and tales. This medieval city has had an amazing progress with hospitality and infrastructure.

There are market places for you to sight see with your friends and amazing photos that you can click while you’re there. Also Taj Mahal making it one of the must visit places near Delhi within 300 kms.

Distance from Delhi:
233 km

Best Time to Visit: 
August to October

Attractions:
Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid, Saami Bagh, Delhi Gate Agra, Mughal Heritage Bagh, Tomb of Akbar the Great

Activities:
History Sightseeing, Bicycle Tours, Jeep Safari, Local Market Visits, Historical Walks 

Type of Destination: Historic, Family, Kids Friendly

Check Out: 
Agra Tour Packages

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Jaipur (281 km from Delhi)

The capital of Rajasthan and the land of the royals themselves, Jaipur is an elegant city painted in pink and a photographers delight! There is no better place around Delhi that you could think of as there are so many amazing places to visit when it comes to rich history, the birthplace of the royals themselves!

Founded in 1727, Jaipur is one of the oldest cities designed as per Vastu Shastra! Built by Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur houses various forts, palaces, architectural marvels and best resorts near Delhi worthy of a royal visit

Distance from Delhi:
281 km

Best Time to Visit:
October to March and July to September

Attractions:
Amber Fort and Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Gaitore, Jaigarh Fort and Jantar Mantar

Activities:
Camel Safari, Hot Air Ballooning, Elephant Rides, Desert Safari, Jeep Rides and Cycle Tours

Type of Destination: Historic, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
20 Best Resorts in Jaipur

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Dehradun (266 km from Delhi)

Dehradun (266 km from Delhi)

A hilly paradise in every sense, this lovely town located in Uttarakhand is an ideal weekend getaway for those who seek solace in the hills! Located around 2250 feet above sea level and 34km from Mussoorie, Dehradun is a picturesque hill station in the charming Doon Valley. This hilly heaven has a close connection with Indian mythology and has buried deep within its hills, rich stories from Indian heritage.

Dehradun is perfect for its amazing weather as it’s never too hot or too cold at any time of the year. There are several places to visit to enjoy the amazing scenery and to interact with the locals as well. The haven awaits you and ytaour friends this weekend so get going!

Distance from Delhi:
266 km

Best Time to Visit:
Throughout the year

Attractions:
Robber's Cave, Central Braille Press, Forest Research Institute and Malsi Deer Park

Activities:
Temple Visit, Trekking, Wildlife Tours, Educational Trips, Ice Skating and Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
1. 10 Best Resorts in Dehradun                         
                          2. 10 Best Homestays in Dehradun

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Kasauli (286 km from Delhi)

Kasauli (286 km from Delhi)

A charismatic hill station located in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a favourite amongst Delhiites as one of the most popular tourist places near Delhi. Its stunning surroundings and exotic environment has led many Delhiites who tire of the brutal Delhi heat to run and escape into the hilly glory of the hills in Kasauli!

The enchanting Victorian mansions will take your breath away and the backdrop of the serene hills will make you feel like you are in paradise! An ideal destination for honeymooners and for families alike, Kasauli has developed to become a holiday hotspot for travelers of all types and ages. There are numerous places to visit  and around this tourist destination including firs, oaks and willows, making for a storybook landscape for all to enjoy and explore!

Distance from Delhi:
286 km

Best Time to Visit:
All through the year

Attractions:
Manki Point, Sunset point and Gilbert Trail

Activities:
Trekking, Nature Sightseeing, Night Treks, Hiking, Camping

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
25 Best Resorts in Kasauli

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Mussoorie (299 km from Delhi)

Mussoorie (299 km from Delhi)

Referred to as ‘Queen of Hill’, Mussoorie is bestowed with magnificent natural attractions of lakes, waterfalls, emerald-green meadows, and snow peaks.

The beauty of Mussoorie, one of the most famous places to visit near Delhi, is further accentuated by Victorian architecture and colonial atmosphere that still hangs heavy in the air here.

Distance from Delhi: 279 kilometres.

Best time to visit: March-June.

Attractions: 
Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities:
Visit Lal Tibba, the highest peak in the region. See attractions like Kempty Falls, Happy Valley, George Everest’s House, Gun Hill, etc. Shop at Library Bazaar and Mall Road for woollens and handicrafts. Visit the Mussoorie Lake, a man-made wonder. 

Type of Destination: 
Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
 14 Best Resorts in Mussoorie

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Lansdowne (270 km from Delhi)

Lansdowne (270 km from Delhi)

Nestled comfortably in an isolated corner of the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a picture-perfect weekend getaway near Delhi. As one of the recently popular destinations to visit near Delhi, Lansdowne is situated at an elevation of 1,700m and boasts of rustic terrains and a perfect blend of bronzed earth and emerald green hills shielding the rest of the world from the beauty of the lovely hills.

An ideal weekend spot for those who love trekking and hiking, Lansdowne is easily one of the most popular places you can visit within 300km from the city of Delhi with your family and friends!

Distance from Delhi:
270 km

Best Time to Visit:
Throughout the year

Attractions:
War Memorial, Tip n Top View Point, Santoshi Mata Temple and St. Mary's Church

Activities:
Trekking, Mountaineering, Bird Watching, Boating, Paddling and Jungle Safari

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
15 Best Resorts in Lansdowne

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Haridwar (213 km from Delhi)

Haridwar (213 km from Delhi)

This centuries-old symbol of Hindu mysticism is located right where the river Ganga emerges from the hills into the plains.

The place, amongst the most mystical places to visit around Delhi, is a beautiful celebration of spirituality, religion, art, and culture. This is where the Kumbh is held after every 12 years and attracts seekers of spirituality from all over the world.

Distance from Delhi: 218 kilometres.

Best time to visit: February-March, and August-October.

Attractions: Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple

Activities: Visit the hundred-year-old Gurukul campus. Spend time amidst lush greenery and wildlife at Rajaji National Park. Soak in the amazing atmosphere at the time of the Ganga aarti.

Type of Destination: 
Pilgrimage, Family

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Sariska (202 km from Delhi)

Sariska (202 km from Delhi)
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If you love wildlife and the great outdoors, then head to the intimidating and beautiful forests of the Sariska Tiger Reserve and whip out your cameras to get your best click! Sariska Tiger Reserve is perfectly located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan.

Comprising of lush sandy gold and green plains and forested terrain spread across 866 sq km, this is one of the few weekend getaways near Delhi that is known for its large population of Tigers, Leopards, Wild Boar, Striped Hyena and several others wildlife species.

For those who wish to see a few wildlife species in their natural habitat, this is the place for you to go on your next weekend holiday .

Distance from Delhi:
202 km

Best Time to Visit:
October to June

Attractions:
Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Antelopes, Chital, Nilgai and different flora

Activities:
Wildlife Safari, Trekking

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
 11 Best Sariska Resorts

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Solan (296 km from Delhi)

Solan (296 km from Delhi)

Solan is located in the lovely land of Himachal Pradesh and has been proven to be a favourite amongst trekkers. It is located in between Kalka and Shimla on NH-22 and is also known as the "Mushroom city of India" all over India because of the high production of mushrooms in the city.

Solan's climate remains pleasant all year round. The innate beauty of the place and the rich heritage ebbing from the very soil has left many a traveler in awe!  Some of the popular places of the city include Kuthar Fort, Gurkha Fort, Jatoli Shiv Temple, Shoolini Mata Temple, Yungdrung Tibetan Monastery and Chail etc.

Solan is a perfect tourist destination for adventurers and an apt place to enjoy the vacations with family and friends alike!

Distance from Delhi:
 296 km

Best Time to Visit:
February to November

Attractions:
Kasauli brewery, Hawa Ghar, Mughal Garden, Monkey Point, Timber Trail Resort, Sunset Point

Activities:
Trekking, Paragliding, Pilgrimage tours, Hiking, Sightseeing, Market visit

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family

Where to Stay:
10 Best Resorts in Solang Valley

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Mathura (183 km from Delhi)

Mathura (183 km from Delhi)

Want to spend the day in search of God then Mathura is the place for you. Surrounded by the benign presence of the Gods and the aesthetic and delightful temples it is one of the most peaceful places to visit near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 183 km

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Mathura is from March to June

Attractions: 
Govardhan Hill. Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple. Dwarkadhish Temple, Vishram Ghat. Birla Mandir

Activities:
 Sightseeing, Worshipping

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Family

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Nahan (248 km from Delhi)

Nahan (248 km from Delhi)

One of the most beautiful places near Delhi, Nahan promises a perfect quick getaway from Delhi for a weekend break.

This tiny 16th-century hill station, nestled in Shivalik range, is dotted with lush plains, gardens, ancient temples, and a man-made lake.

Distance from Delhi: 248 kilometres.

Best time to visit: November- March.

Attractions: Nahan like Shivji Temple, Triloknath Cave Temple, Kalisthan Temple

Activities: Visit Renuka Lake, which is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh. See animals like leopards, spotted deer, and sambars at Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary. Don’t miss the Suketi Fossil Park to see life-size replicas of prehistoric animals. Visit Jaitak Fort, Rani Tal, Jagannath Temple, and Trilokinath Cave Temple. Trek to the summit of Jammu Peak to see the amazing sunrise and sunset.

Where to Stay: 9 Best Resorts in Nahan

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Kanatal (312 km from Delhi)

Kanatal (312 km from Delhi)

Located in Uttarakhand, Kanatal, like any Himalayan town has amazing scenic beauty.

Since most tourists prefer visiting the more popular Mussoorie, Kanatal is still quite untouched and promises a tranquil getaway. It is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Distance from Delhi: 315 kilometres.

Best time to visit: April-September.

Attractions: New Tehri, Surkanda Devi Temple, Tehri Dam, Dhanaulti, Kaudia Forest and many more

Activities: See the beautiful Surkanda Devi Temple and Tehri Dam. Trek amidst orchids, wildflowers, and thick forests at Kodai Jungle. You might even spot wild boars, musk deer, etc. here. Night camp under starry skies. Try adventure activities like valley crossing, rock climbing, and rappelling. 

Where to stay: 9 Best Kanatal Resorts

Also, Check: 7 Best Kanatal Camps

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Tourist Places near Delhi within 500 km

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Auli (383 km from Delhi)

Auli (383 km from Delhi)

Popular as the ski destination of India, Auli is one of the most visited places near Delhi. The first South Asian Winter Games were hosted here in 2011 and National Alpine Skiing Contest is held every year.

Auli is also a great place for people who don’t want to try skiing but spend tranquil time amidst deodar & pine-covered hilly slopes and lush meadows.

Distance from Delhi: 487 kilometres.

Best time to visit: April-June, and October-November.

Attractions: Auli Artificial Lake, Auli Ropeway, Joshimath, Gurso Bugyal, Nanda Devi Peak, Chattrakund, Chenab Lake, Auli Ski Resort, Trishul Peak Vishnuprayag and many more.

Activities: Ski at Auli’s world-class ski resort. Visit Auli Lake, which is considered to be one of the highest man-made lakes around the world. Try India’s highest ropeway ride from Joshimath to Auli Gorson. Visit Nanda Devi National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. 

Where to Stay: 6 Best Resorts in Auli

Recommended Read: Here are some packages that will let you explore and experience the best of Auli.

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Pushkar (416 km from Delhi)

Pushkar (416 km from Delhi)

Searching for a place filled with fun and fairs then Pushkar is the place for you. Known for its Camel festivals and the famous Pushkar Mela(fair) this city becomes a place to rejoice in. Not just the fairs and festivals this place also provides you the serene and peace by the view of the Pushkar Lake considered as the ritual lake of the city.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 416 km

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Pushkar is from November and March

Attractions: 
Pushkar Lake, Brahma's Temple, Varah Temple, Savitri Temple, Pushkar Camel Fair, Man Mahal, Rangji Temple, Desert Camp

Activities:
 Hiking, Camel Safari, Hot Air Balloon RIde, Shopping

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Sightseeing, Family, Adventure, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay: 
21 Best Pushkar Resorts

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Chail (335 km from Delhi)

Chail (335 km from Delhi)
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The picturesque hill station is aptly located amidst tall, green forests of Chir Pine and the well scented Deodars. There are exciting and mystical places to visit such as the palace on Rajgarh Hill, the Residency Snow View once occupied by British resident which is on Pandhewa Hill and Sadh Tiba Hill where Chail is situated.

The lovely hilly town overlooks the Satluj Valley, and the famous towns and cities of Shimla and Kasauli are easily visible at night from here.

For the ardent traveler who seeks new discoveries and has a fascination for sports, Chail has also the highest cricket ground in the world. On the other side of the town are the massive Himalayan ranges that reflect off the snow that adorns its peaks!

Distance from Delhi:
335 km

Best Time to Visit:
April to early July and November to December

Attractions:
Chail sanctuary, Palace hotel, Maharajas Palace, Cricket Ground

Activities:
Trekking, Hiking and Nature Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
12 Best Resorts in Chail

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Valley of Flowers (399 km from Delhi)

Valley of Flowers (399 km from Delhi)

To have one of the most soul-warming and eventful experiences in your life one should definitely visit this beautiful place. Referred to as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ this place is in the state of Uttarakhand- the abode of gods. One visit to the Hemkund Sahib and the valley of Flowers and not even for a split second you will regret coming here.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 399 km

Best Time to Visit: 
The best time to visit Valley of Flowers is from June to October

Attractions: 
Pushpawati River, Nanda Devi National Park, Hemkund Sahib, Valley Of Flowers National Park

Activities:
 Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Also Read: 
25 Best Historical Places in Delhi

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Bhimtal (350 km from Delhi)

Bhimtal (350 km from Delhi)

Bhimtal is a beautiful lakeside getaway located about 4000ft above sea level in Uttaranchal near Nainital and is a popular part of the lake district of Uttarakhand. This idyllic and picturesque lakeside destination is a complete contrast to the touristy and crowded Nainital.

The emerald green hills around Bhimtal are good for long nature walks, treks and bird watching for those who love photography. This lakeside paradise is set at a lower height as compared to Nainital and therefore enjoys a pleasant climate all round the year. Being less crowded as compared to Nainital, this place is recommended for honeymooner and getaway seekers.

Distance from Delhi:
 350 km

Best Time to Visit:
February to April and August to November

Attractions:
Pine Rivera, Mall Road

Activities:
Bird Watching, Nature sightseeing, Boating

Type of Destination: Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay: 
15 Best Resorts in Bhimtal

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Mukteshwar (383 km from Delhi)

Mukteshwar (383 km from Delhi)
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Mukteshwar is a hilly region located in the Nainital district of Uttaranchal and is surrounded by coniferous forests and fruit orchards on all sides.  For those who love exploring religious places as devotees or explorers, the famous ‘Mukteshwar Temple’ is a must see! The main deity is Lord Shiva and is a famous attraction here. Besides Mukteshwar Temple, there are several attractions such as Chauli ki Jali, where few have explored! 

The town is well adorned with fairytale houses of reddish hues and ancient style window frames and picket walls, much like a childrens book! Visit this town on your next holiday and enjoy the sprawling beauty of the place with your loved ones!

Distance from Delhi:
383 km

Best Time to Visit:
March to June, October to November

Attractions:
Mukteshwar Temple, Chauli ki Jaali, Mukteshwar Bungalow, Methodist Church

Activities:
Nature sightseeing, Pilgrimage tours, Heritage walk

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Family, Kids Friendly

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Shoghi (329 km from Delhi)

Shoghi (329 km from Delhi)
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Shoghi is located at an altitude above 5,700 feet and is a small hamlet located at a distance of 13km on the Ambala-Shimla national highway. The lovely hill station is surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees all year round and is a haven for the nature lover to visit!  The verdant green valleys around Shoghi offer a beautiful type of seclusion and tranquility to backpackers and trekkers.

A major attraction in Shoghi is a village resort known as Park Woods. The other popular tourist destinations include Jakhoo Hill, Viceregal Lodge, Kurfi and Kandaghat. Shoghi is also famous for fruit products, locally made pickles, juices, syrups and jellies and is an ideal place for camping, bird watching and trekking near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi:
329 km

Best Time to Visit:
Throughout the year

Attractions:
Hanuman Temple, Kali Temple, Tara Devi Temple

Activities:
 Pilgrimage Tours, Heritage Walks, Nature Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family, Kids Friiendly

Book Now:
Camping Tour at Shoghi

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Kausani (451 km from Delhi)

Kausani (451 km from Delhi)

Kausani, one of the most famous places to visit around Delhi, is known for its picture postcard-like views of Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Panchchuli, and Trishul. One of the most unique things is that Kausani offers uninterrupted views of these mountains across 350 kilometres.

Referred to as a paradise on earth, the place is blessed with enchanting natural attractions.

Distance from Delhi: 420 kilometres.

Best time to visit: April-June, and October-February.

Attractions: Baijnath Temple, Kausani tea estate, Someshwar, Ridhradhari falls and caves, Pinnath

Activities: Spend time in the serene & beautiful temples like Someshwar, Baijnath, and Kot Bhramari. Visit Gandhi Ashram, known after its famous resident. Art lovers must not miss Sumitranandan Pant Gallery. Visit the Rudradhari Falls and Pindari glacier. 

Type of Destination: 
Historic, Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly 

Where to Stay:
12 Best Resorts in Kausani

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Orchha (400 km from Delhi)

Orchha (400 km from Delhi)

Resided on the banks of river Betwa in Madhya Pradesh lies this historical and ravishing capital of Bundelkhand. So far yet so close it is one among the great tourist places near Delhi. It is a chill town surrounded by the divine Ram Raja Temple where people go worship Lord Rama.

For the people to make most of the Orchha adventure one can bask in the multitude of temples and palaces.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 400 km

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Orchha is from October to May

Attractions: Raja Ram Temple, Jahangir Fort

Activities:
 Attend the light and sound show at Raja Ram Mandir and spend the evening at the Jahangir Fort

Type of Destination: Historic, Pilgrimage, Family

Where to Stay: 10 Best Orchha Resorts

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Bikaner (497 km from Delhi)

Bikaner (497 km from Delhi)

Searching for wanderlust in the antiques is nowadays quite trending among the traveling millennials nowadays. One can find themselves voyaging across and around the monuments at this ‘Camel City’ Bikaner standing tall to glorify the layers of time and history.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 497 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Bikaner is from October to March

Attractions: 
Junagarh Fort, Prachina Museum, Karni Mata Temple, Gajner Palace, Rampuriahaveli, Bhandasar Jain temple 

Activities:
 Sightseeing, Worshipping, Sand Dunes Safari

Type of Destination: Sightseeing, Pilgrimage, Family

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Ajmer (399 km from Delhi)

Ajmer (399 km from Delhi)

Proving to be a paradise for every kind of traveler, Ajmer is a quaint city among the places to visit near Delhi. For the ones in pursuit of peace, there are numerous to do. Famous for its heavenly Dargah there is no doubt in visiting as it’s a must do in the city.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 399 km

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Ajmer is from October to March

Attractions: 
Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, Akbari Fort & Museum, Maqbara Shaikh Husain, Anasagar Lake, Nareli Jain Temple, Buland Darwaza

Activities:
Sightseeing, Boating, Worshipping

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Family

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Pangot (354 km from Delhi)

Pangot (354 km from Delhi)

Known as the Birdwatchers Paradise this place is a small town tucked within the gorgeous Kumaon hills. It is one of the best places to visit near Delhi in DecemberThe mystical forests echoing the melancholy of thousands of colorful birds leaving little trails that disappear into the glades of sunlight is what this small village is about. 

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 354 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Pangot is from October to June

Attractions: Guao Hills, Naina Peak, Nainital Lake, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Snow View Point, Eco Caves, Tiffin, Goddess Naina Devi Temple

Activities:
 Boating, Sightseeing, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, Zip Lining

Type of Destination: 
Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

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Ranikhet (416 km from Delhi)

Ranikhet (416 km from Delhi)

One of the beautiful tourist places near Delhi it is a must visit. Residing in the lap of the ravishing Kumaon hills in the Almora district of the state of Uttarakhand, Ranikhet is a gorgeous hill station attracting umpteen tourists each year.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 416 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Ranikhet is from March to July

Attractions: Majkhali, Ram Mandir, Bhalu Dam, 
Haidakhan Babaji Temple, Golf Ground, Sunset Points, Chaubatia

Activities:
Sightseeing, Worshipping, Hiking

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Family

Where to Stay:
12 Best Resorts in Ranikhet

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Naldehra (365 km from Delhi)

Naldehra (365 km from Delhi)

Nestled in the arms of the mountains, Naldehra is a place to experience the great view of the Himalayas. Stunningly spread across the undulating landscapes and lush green groves of the deodar and the Himalayan cedar with the beautiful atmospheric mists seemingly for all.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 365 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Naldehra is from May to September

Attractions: C
habba, Mahunag Temple, Kogi Mata Temple, Tattapani, Golf Course

Activities: 
Trekking, Hiking, Worshipping

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Pilgrimage, Kids Freindly

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Almora (408 km from Delhi)

Almora (408 km from Delhi)

Things to do in Almora are in multitudes, to explore the adventurous sides of this beautiful and whimsical town one should visit. Nestled in the lap of snow-capped mountains and the bewitching hills this town is a gorgeous little hamlet serving as a sheer delight for the travelers and nature lovers. Explore the best places to visit in Almora for beautiful trip.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 408 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Almora is from April to June

Attractions: 
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kasar Devi Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple, Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, Martola, Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum

Activities:
Trekking, Sightseeing, Hiking

Type of Destination: Historic, Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family

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Narkanda (403 km from Delhi)

Narkanda (403 km from Delhi)

Narkanda is a little town known for its thick woods, majestic mountains, and lush plains dotted with apple orchards.

The place is significant due to legends that Pandavas stayed here at the time of their ouster. Surrounded by the Shivalik range, the place attracts tourists from all over the country for its natural beauty and ancient temples.

Distance from Delhi: 402 kilometres from Delhi.

Best time to visit: March-July, and September-October.

Attractions: Hatu Peak, Hatu Mata Mandir, Stokes Farm, Mahaaya Temple, Tanni Juber Lake

Activities: Visit the 11,155 ft Hatu Peak, the highest in the region. Trek through lush cedar, maple, and spruce-fir trees as you hike to Jau Bagh. Try skiing if you are visiting in winters. See Tani Jubbar Lake and Mahamaya Temple.

Where to Stay: 7 Best Resorts in Narkanda

Check Out: Best Narkanda Tour Packages for your vacation 

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Places to Visit near Delhi Beyond 500 km

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Malana (527 km from Delhi)

Malana (527 km from Delhi)

The lands that hold the strongest relics of adventure are often not spoken about, and that is why you need to head to the mysterious hills of Malana for an adventure you can never forget! Malana is an ancient village that lies to the north – east of the Kullu Valley and this solitary village is located at an altitiude of 9,938ft above sea level.

The village of Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. Many trekkers have traversed these mountains in search of adventure and discovered wonders that they have brought back home with them, making it a popular destination within 500 Km from Delhi.  So grab your gear and head to this oldest democracy in the world and trek up the famous and intimidating Chanderkhani Pass and Rashol Pass.

Distance from Delhi:
527 km

Best Time to Visit:
Throughout the year

Attractions:
Chandrakhani Pass, Kais wildlife sanctuary, Parvati Valley, Shiv Mandir, Hot Springs

Activities:
Trekking, Sightseeing, and Hiking

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly 

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Jodhpur (632 km from Delhi)

Jodhpur (632 km from Delhi)

Bound to seduce the nature lovers and the travelers by its picturesque lakes and the charming forts and well let’s not forget the stray cows who jostle for much attention. Located on the edge of the Thar Desert it is a must to opt for a desert safari and explore the little hamlets and hutments of the rural area.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 632 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Jodhpur is from October to March

Attractions: Mehrangarh Fort, Rao Jodha, Kailana Lake, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Ghanta Ghar

Activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Shopping

Type of Destination: Family, Kids Friendly, Shopping

Where to Stay: 
20 Best Resorts in Jodhpur

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Manikaran (540 km from Delhi)

Manikaran (540 km from Delhi)
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Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is a quaint, peaceful religious visit for both the Hindu and Sikh communities who wish to spend a weekend seeking the blessings of God. However, this place doubles up as a perfect destination around Delhi to visit with adventure lovers and photographers as well. You can see large number of tourist attractions in Manikaran

The main attraction is Manikaran hot water springs that are located all around the place. It is believed that a holy dip in these hot springs can eliminate sins of the lifetime. Owing to its location close to Kullu and Manali, Manikaran makes for a popular excursion and is lucky to have a canopy of clouds and hills around it.

Some of the popular and most religious Hindu temples here are dedicated to Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu and gathers devotees from all over the country.

Distance from Delhi:
540 km

Best Time to Visit: April to June and September to October

Attractions:
Hot Springs, Kulant Pith, Lord Ramchandra Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Manikaran Gurudwara

Activities:
Trekking, Religious Walk, Nature Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Adventure, Pilgrimage, Family, Kids Friendly

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Kangra (527 km from Delhi)

Kangra (527 km from Delhi)

A big town with colossal beauty and also is one of the most populated districts of Himachal Pradesh. There are several places to visit in Kangra as it is lying in the foothills of the alluring Himalayas this city is placed in the vicinity of the mountains delightful lower Shivaliks and Dhauladhars.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 527 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Kangra is from March to June

Attractions: Kareri Lake, Brajeshwari Temple, Dhaulandhar Range, Masrur, Kangra Art Museum 

Activities:
 Hiking, Trekking, Worshipping, Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Hill Station, Family, Adventure

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Spiti Valley (735 km from Delhi)

Spiti Valley (735 km from Delhi)

Looking for a getaway from the daily hustle and bustle of the city searching for peace and tranquility then this city is definitely the place for you. The place where the paradise is hidden in the beautiful and ravishing lakes and valleys, one should visit this city.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 735 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Spiti Valley is from May to July

Attractions: Key Monastery, Chandrataal, Lahaul Valley, Suraj Tal, Dhankar Lake, Pin Valley National Park  

Activities: 
Sightseeing, Trekking, Worshipping

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family

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Khajuraho (647 km from Delhi)

Khajuraho (647 km from Delhi)

It is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur with an eye-catching view of the monuments. Spreading across the countryside it stands up as the UNESCO world heritage site. Stunningly intricate in their style of architecture and detailed sculptures, the temples are known for the same.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 647 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Khajuraho is from October to March

Attractions: Kandariya Mahadev temple, Laxmana Temple, Matangeshwar Temple, Adinath Temple

Activities: 
Sightseeing, Worshipping

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Family

Where to Stay: 
10 Best Resorts in Khajuraho

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Chamba (597 km from Delhi)

Chamba (597 km from Delhi)

It holds a distinct position in the history, cuisine, and folklore of Himachal Pradesh. There are several places to visit in Chamba and it is also famous for the large temples and palaces it marks the royalty of rulers and their religious affiliations of the past.

This town hosts the two popular fairs, “Suhi Mata” and “Minjar” that not only displays the folk dances but also music, arts, and crafts.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 597 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Chamba is from April to June

Attractions: 
Laxmi Narayan temple, Hariraya temple, Rang Mahal, Chamera Lake, Manimahesh Temple

Activities:
Worshipping, Sightseeing, Adventure

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

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Ranakpur (627 km from Delhi)

Ranakpur (627 km from Delhi)

A beautiful hamlet in the desert located in the Pali district of Rajasthan is one among the pleasing places to visit near Delhi. It is one of the most alluring temples in India. Planning for a perfect day trip?

Then surely you should visit this beautiful serene place. The entire temple is carved by the white marble all over gives the eyes a breathtaking view.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 627 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Ranakpur is from November to March

Attractions: Ranakpur Temple, Ranakpur Dam

Activities: Wildlife Safari, Sightseeing, Photography, Wolf Spotting, Trekking

Type of Destination: Pilgrimage, Family, Adventure

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Mandi (743 km from Delhi)

Mandi (743 km from Delhi)
Thinking about a trip to a place filled with thrilling and rejuvenating experience? Then Mandi is the place you are looking for. Unlike all the popular places to visit near Delhi this place is a hidden treasure up in the north that will satiate your hunger of wanderlust as there are mesmerizing places to visit in Mandi that will make your holiday unforgettable.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 743 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Mandi is from April to October

Attractions: Prashar Lake, Dhauladhar, Rewalsar Lake, Rang Mahal

Activities: 
Camping, Trekking, Sightseeing, Photography

Type of Destination: Hill Station, Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly
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Jaisalmer (827 km from Delhi)

Jaisalmer (827 km from Delhi)

Glide into the Golden City and explore the beauty of the city residing in the state of Rajasthan. You can find amazing places to visit and the city is mostly known for its majestic forts and the Camel safaris. The sun-kissed houses will make you forget all your stress and sorrows.

Distance from Delhi:
Approximately 827 km

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Jaisalmer is from February to April

Attractions: 
Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh-ki Haveli, Nathmal-ki-Haveli, Khuri Sand Dunes, Khaba Fort and Indo-Pak Border 

Activities: 
Desert Safari, Sightseeing, Camping, Camel Safari

Type of Destination: 
Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay:
1. 15 Best Resorts in Jaisalmer
                          2.  51 Best Jaisalmer Deserts Camps

Check Out: 
45 Best Jaisalmer Tour Packages

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Bir (517 km from Delhi)

Bir (517 km from Delhi)

Bir is a charming hamlet located near the Joginder Nagar Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

One of the most famous places to visit near Delhi, it offers endless opportunities for adventure enthusiasts and spirituality seekers. It is recognised not only as of the paragliding hub of India but is also a popular meditation destination.

Distance from Delhi: 516 kilometres.

Best time to visit: March-May, and October-November.

Attractions: Deer Park Institute, Chokling Monastery, Dharmalaya Institute, Sherab Ling Monastery and many more

Activities: Besides paragliding, Bir is also famous for hand gliding and trekking. Some of the best places to visit here are the Tibetan Colony, Sherab Ling Monastery, Bir Tea Factory, Chok Ling Monastery, and Deer Park Institute. Try authentic Tibetan food at Bir Road market. 

Where to Stay: Best Places to stay in Bir-Billing

Must Read: Bir Billings tour packages for your Holiday

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Kufri (365 km from Delhi)

Kufri (365 km from Delhi)
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The beautiful hill station of Kufri is located at a very high elevation above sea level and is home to several different species of Wildlife. There are breeds of rare antelopes, Birds and different types of felines who, much like the traveler in you enjoys the beauty of the place and the serenity that it offers.

The Himalayan Monal is a popular bird here, otherwise rarely found in other places. Explore the different places in Kufri like potato plantations around the area and click amazing photographs! Adventurers true to their spirit can embark on skiing trips around the place during the seasons for skiing, apart from other exciting activities!

Distance from Delhi:
356 km

Best Time to Visit:
Throughout the year

Attractions: 
Mahasu Peak, the Himalayan Nature Park, Indira Tourist Park

Activities:
Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing

Type of Destination: Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay: 
10 Best Resorts in Kufri

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Ranthambore (394 km from Delhi)

Ranthambore (394 km from Delhi)
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Ranthambore National Park lies on the edge of a plateau and is sandwiched between the Banas and Chambal Rivers. Known for its wilderness and rustic golden hued natural beauty and appeal, Ranthambore is also home to some of the country’s most endangered wildlife and flora! It is indeed one of the best national parks and habitats for the stunning tigers and other similar wild species. There are several things to do in Ranthambore and those who camp here for a longer period of time can gaze at the stars and also embark on a night safari with friends and family!

Distance from Delhi:
394 km

Best time to visit:
October to June

Attractions:
Tigers, Ranthambore Fort, Leopards, Indian Flying Fox and Marsh Crocodiles

Activities:
Safari Rides, Fort Visits, Wildlife Spotting and Nature Photography

Type of Destination: Wildlife, Sightseeing, Adventure, Family, Kids Friendly

Where to Stay: 
30 Best Ranthambore Resorts

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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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