Weekend Getaway

A melting pot for the vibrant traditions and cultures, Northern India has always fascinated everyone with its diverse and breathtaking attractions. If you are sick of your monotonous life then a weekend getaway is all you need to refresh your mind, body and soul. Ranging from scenic views to adventurous activities, the getaways in the Northern India are a rejuvenating experience.

The best part is that there are many options, which will cater to everyone’s need. Whether you are in a mood for a quick getaway or for a complete two days outing; if you do not want to spend much of your money or you are looking for a lavish getaway, the list has everything for everyone. Since the region boasts of a long list of getaways, we have filtered some of the best options for you below –

Almora - A perfect reflection of Uttarakhand’s rich culture, Almora is the land of Chittai Golu, Nanda Devi, Bal Mithai and Singauri. Almora is termed as the cultural capital of Kumaon, and was the seat of power of the Chand Dynasty who ruled the land of Kumaon for almost a millennium. The town has still maintained its old customs and traditions that are visible in the way houses and roads have been built.

Amritsar - Home to the much famed religious site, The Golden Temple, Amirtsar brims with flamboyant cultures, cheerful locals and spirituality sprinkled in the air. Amritsar is one of the most sacred sikh religious sites in India, and the Golden Temple is the cradle of Amritsar. Founded in the year 1577 by the fourth Guru Ram Das, Amritsar has transformed itself into an advanced metropolis, whilst holding its traditional roots close to its heart. 

Chail - Chail is the former summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, and is a beautiful hill station in the Shivalik region of Himachal Pradesh. Founded by the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, Chail was a sleepy little mountain village till its transformation in 1893. Spread across three hillocks – Rajgarh, Pandewa and Sadh TIba, Chail offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and overlooks both, Kasauli and Shimla.

Haridwar - Fascinating the world with its secularism and traditions, Haridwar is one of the prominent pilgrimage hubs in India. Well known as Ganga-Dwara because of the Holy Ganges, Haridwar also famed for its historical monuments, temples, places of religious interests, ashrams, ghats, hotels, kumbh mela, ganges river, yoga, etc.  Some of the well liked centres of pilgrimage of Haridwar are the Gangadwara, Neel Parvat, Kushwart, Bilwa Teerth and Kankhal. Offering mental relief and peace to the tourists, Haridwar houses a list of prominent temples and other devotional sites.

Jaisalmer - If the history of a place interests you, then Jaisalmer is where you need to journey. The city that sparkles with grandeur, Jaisalmer is renowned with the name of Golden City of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer’s most prominent landmark is the Jaisalmer Fort, also called Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). Most of the buildings here are made of yellow sandstone, which makes Jaisalmer shine brigh like a gem. Just like the other cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer boasts of a rich culture and heritage that make it a dream destination among the travellers.

Kasauli - A beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is located at 1927 m above sea level. Snow-clad mountains, dense forests and pleasant climate throughout the year make this place a major attraction among the tourists. Located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, about 77 km from Shimla, you can see the remnants of the British legacy in the local architecture. This beautiful town acts as a popular honeymoon destination today with some of the most heart-warming sights to cherish. Being one of the picturesque places to explore, Kasauli sightseeing has something magical that leave one speechless and spellbound.

Lansdowne - One of the less explored hill towns, Lansdowne is perched amidst the Garhwal Hills of Uttarakhand. This untouched and pristine town is away from the hustle bustle of the city, and is more famously known for being home to the Garhwal Rifle regiment of the Indian Army. Nor is this hill station commercialized neither it’s heavily urbanized; that’s what makes this place a perfect getaway for those seeking a break amidst peace and solitude.

Mathura - The abode of Lord Krishna, Mathura has a great religious sanctity among the Hindus. Holding one of the oldest hisrorical records, Mathura’s mention can be found in the epic Ramayan. It is world renowned that Mathura is the birthplace of the Hindu God Krishna, and is considered as the most sacred city in Uttar Pradesh. According to popular beliefs, Mathura has been home to various historical and mythological dynasties in the past. Today, it stays immersed into the powers of spirituality with devotees lost in the worship of Krishna.

Mussoorie - The Queen of Hills, Mussoorie peacefully resides in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie, with its mesmerizing attractions and scenic vistas, is one of the most popular hill stations of India. An enchanting paradise for leisure travelers and honeymooners, Mussoorie is a perfect summer resort.

Nainital - Famed as the lake district of India, Nainital is India’s one of the many prized possessions. Its lush green vegetation, pristine clear lakes, serene temples and amazing weather are few things that make it a popular destination. This is one place from where you can spot awe-inspiring vistas of mighty Himalayas crowning the skyline with splendid peaks. Nainital is located in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand, and derives its name from the Naini Lake. Set in a valley containing the pear-shaped Naini Lake, Nainital’s unmatched attractions ac as a tourist magnet.

Rishikesh - Measured as one of the major blessed pilgrimage destinations since old times, Rishikesh is a place which is beyond superiority. Apart from its spiritual attractions the destination also offers adventurous opportunities, particularly river rafting. The serene place, which is also popular among tourists as a yoga and adventure sports destination, came into global limelight when the Beatles stayed here with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, their spiritual guru.

Shimla - The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla derives its name from Shyamala Devi, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Kali. Shimla, with its snow-capped mountain peaks, magnificent valleys, pleasant climate and lush green forests works as a natural remedy to anyone seeking serenity. Once the summer capital of British in the pre-independence India, the magical ambience of Shimla makes anyone fall in love with it. From nature to adventure, this erstwhile summer capital of the British, offering all these attractions, delight your senses completely.

Vrindavan - Situated in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavan is the place where Lord Krishna is said to have spent his childhood. A major pilgrimage center for the Hindus, Vrindavan is considered one of the oldest cities in the country. The city’s name is derived from the words vrinda meaning tulsi (or basil), and van meaning grove. Vrindavan was once surrounded by thick forests, now urbanization and building projects have slowly taken over the vast forests that are fast depleting now. With several temples all over the town, let’s take a look at some of the major attractions of the region.


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