Long weekend alert!
January 26 weekend will be here soon & by now most of you would have already planned for the first extended weekend of the new year. But I am pretty sure there must be a lot from the confused lot who are still stuck, not able to give to give their plan a final shape. So, I have decided to extend you some help out of courtesy. I, therefore, present before you a list of 6 places near Rishikesh that make for a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi. These places are mostly an overnight journey from the national capital and feature among the top mountain getaways in North India too.
Located in Uttarakhand these places are exceptionally tempting and conjure up a strong wanderlust in you. The best part is that all of these places are well connected with New Delhi and there are plenty of buses (private and government) and trains operating to these place. All of the places mentioned below are popular mountain getaways and the advantage of traveling these places are a lot.
You really don’t need to panic if you aren’t able to find a hotel booking. As you head to these places you would see that there are plenty of guest house, hostels, homestays, and tents accommodations available. With plenty of small cafes around, you don’t need to bother about food either. Finally, if you can’t find an appropriate booking in a bus or a train try hitchhiking or go for sharing a ride option, for which I would recommend BlaBla Car. A lot of people would be traveling to these places in their own vehicle. You can ask them to give you a ride!
Know these places and pick the one that tempts you to the core. Here are the top 7 places to visit near Rishikesh that act as a weekend getaway form Delhi. Read on!
1. Dayara Bugyal, Uttarkashi – Mountaineers call it the most beautiful meadow in India for the right reasons
Distance from Delhi to Dayara Bugyal – 208 km
Time taken – 6 hours
2. Chamba, Tehri Garhwal – Connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with Tehri Dam
Distance from Delhi to Chamba – 65 km
Time taken – 2 hours
3. Auli, Chamoli – Spot the 50 shades of nature here. Literally!
Distance from Delhi to Auli – 254 km
Time taken – 7.5 hours
4. Pangot, Nainital – The subdued village in Nainital at 6300 feet
Distance from Delhi to Pangot – 260 km
Time taken – 6 hours(approximately)
5. Kausani, Bageshwar – Behold the most spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas
Distance from Delhi to Auli – 279 km
Time taken to travel – 9 hours(approximately)
6. Nathuakhan, Nainital – Presenting the best of Kumaon Mountains in the vicinity of Mukteshwar
Distance from Delhi to Nathuakhan – 295 km
Time taken – 7.5 hours
7. Binsar, Kumaon – Perfect display of nature’s biodiversity near Almora
Distance from Delhi to Binsar – 338 km
Time taken – 9 hours
You don’t have much time to ponder, pick up your phone or laptop or whatever and start making bookings right away !