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Now that a long weekend is on its way, Delhi-ites cannot keep calm! Because it’s time to finally take that road trip with loved ones.
1. Fagu, Himachal Pradesh
Looking for that perfect summer sanctuary? Well, your search stops here – at Fagu, the gorgeous Himalayan hamlet. This charming little hill town near Shimla is a little slice of heaven for Delhi folks. Be it the weather or bounty of nature and greenery, Fagu is where the famous Hindustan Tibet Road begins, and it goes right up to Tibet border in Kinnaur territory. Drive down to Fagu on the upcoming long weekend to take a break from the scorching summer sun. This place is perfect for relaxed walks, treks and nothingness.
Distance from Delhi: 360 km
2. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
Have you been craving to ditch city life for a while? Well, Pithoragarh awaits you on the impending long weekend. Located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, this place will rejuvenate your senses. Contoured by snow-capped peaks, rivulets, lush green valleys and long stretches of alpine forests, Pithoragarh is where you become one with nature. This quaint little place is also home to many adventure sports like rafting, skiing and paragliding. Need we say more?
Distance from Delhi: 522 km
3. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
The journey to Munsiyari is not for the faint-hearted. It can be rather long and tiresome, but every bit of the pain is worth it. This place also happens to be the starting point for the Milam glacier trek. This picturesque hill station is often lovingly referred to as ‘Little Kashmir’. Why visit Munsiyari? Because from here you can soak in the beauty of Panchachuli peaks. Make your extended weekend worthwhile; bask in the glory of nature and simple countryside living.
Distance from Delhi: 560 km
4. Dausa, Rajasthan
Remember the mystifying, maze-like step-well from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’? Yup, it is the famous ‘Chand Baori’ located here in Dausa, a tiny village in Rajasthan. This place is home to many ancient marvels like Bhadrawati Palace and Khawaraoji. Just a few hours’ drive will transport you magically to a different world of history. Go there on your long weekend with your family.
Distance from Delhi: 300 km
5. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Monsoons are the right time to visit Orchha – the city that is home to countless monuments, temples, forts and cenotaphs. Situated right on the bank of river Betwa. Now, every historical structure here is festooned with stunning paintings of Tirthankaras and Hindu deities. Of course, with due course of time, all art deteriorates; but the government of Madhya Pradesh is working with UNESCO to restore the royalty.
Distance from Delhi: 497 km
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