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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

10 Offbeat Unique Places to visit from Delhi this winter!

10 Offbeat Unique Places to visit from Delhi this winter!





If you’re tired of the fast paced yet monotonous life of the city and are looking for a destination to relax your soul, look no further, we have compiled the best offbeat locations to soothe your senses!

This list has something for everyone. Be it a wildlife enthusiast, or a foodie, or someone who wishes to sever all ties with civilisation and go on a solo trip, or a couple who wants to understand romance, or a bunch of friends looking for a wild trip.

This list ranges from the serene mountains, to places with rich historical legacy.
Go ahead, choose wisely, start packing, and don’t forget your camera!


1. Chail, Himachal Pradesh (300 Km from Delhi)
Destination Type - Hill Station

Special Tip - Don’t forget to kill the night’s oil with a star lit sky on the top, and the view of Shimla and Kasauli in front.

  • Suited For : Perfect for calm and peaceful weekend getaways
  • Attractions in Chail : Trekking, sightseeing, Chail Palace, Polo and Cricket grounds
  • Best time to visit Chail this winter : Mid-November to March


2. Bir, Himachal Pradesh (530 kms from Delhi)
Destination Type - Hill station

What’s it known for? Visit Bir for a fun filled paragliding adventure. Fly through the clear sky and look at the mesmerising view of the city with a bird eye’s view at around 8000ft above the ground.


  • Best suited for : Adventurous couple and friends
  • Attractions in Bir : Paragliding, trekking, hand gliding, camping, meditation at the monastery for those who flew too high!
  • Best time to visit Bir this winter : October to November




3. Binsar, Uttarakhand (385 km from Delhi)
Destination type - Hill station

Best known for - A combination for trek lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and pilgrims. Explore the depth of the forest area with your partner in crime, and re-discover your love story.

  • Best suited for : Adventurous couple and friends
  • Attractions in Binsar : Trekking, sightseeing, forest walk, bird watching, sunset point, wildlife sanctuary, Lama meditation centre
  • Best time to visit Binsar this winter : October to March


4. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand (325 km from Delhi)
Destination Type - Hill station

Best known for - The pleasant weather, with the added view of snow capped Himalayan mountain range. Enjoy the combination of majestic valley and a splendid sunrise.


  • Best suited for : Adventurous couple and friends
  • Attractions in Dhanaulti : Trekking, Sightseeing, Mountain Climbing, Camping, Aloo Khet, Eco Park, Surkanda Devi Temple
  • Best time to visit Dhanaulti this winter : October to March


5. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan (614 km from Delhi)
Destination Type - Heritage

What’s interesting? Our Indian version of Great Wall of China! The fort's walls stretches more than 36 km, explains why this fort was never conquered and has been a witness to many battles.


  • Best suited for : Group of friends and families
  • Attractions in Kumbhalgarh : Kumbhalgarh fort, Badal Mahal, wildlife sanctuary, temples, heritage walk, light and sound show
  • Best time to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort this winter : October to March





6. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (580 km from Delhi)
Destination type - History and heritage

What's it known for? Known as the city of nawabs and kababs, you’ll find the most genuine and best mughlai food across the country, along with a rich legacy of history in a modern setting.


  • Best suited for : Group of friends and couples
  • Attractions in Lucknow : Bara Imambara, Hazratganj, Lucknow Zoo, Rumi Darwaza, Foodwalks, Moti Mahal, St. Joseph’s cathedral
  • Best time to visit Lucknow this winter : October to march.




7. Rupnagar, Punjab (290 km from Delhi)
Destination Type - Historical city

Best known for - Rains! This place gets majestic with the mist all around. Be a part of the rich cultures and traditions and the simple lifestyle of the rural area.


  • Best suited for : Group of friends and families
  • Attractions in Rupnagar : Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib, Jateshwar Mahadev Temple, Jatwahar
  • Best time to visit Rupnagar this winter : October to April


8. Almora - Ranikhet, Uttarakhand (370 km from Delhi)
Destination Type - Hill station

What's it known for? Popular for its panoramic view of the Himalayas, lush green forests, valleys; perfect for trekking! The place is enjoyed for its rich culture and heritage and excotic wildlife.


  • Best suited for : Couples, group of friends and families
  • Attractions in Almora and Ranikhet : Chitai Temple, Govind Vallabh Pant Museum, Kasar Devi Temple, Trekking, Sightseeing, Village Tours, Cultural and Nature Walks, Chaubatia Gardens, Golf Course, Ashiyana Park, Tarikhet, Mankameshwar Temple
  • Best time to visit Almora & Ranikhet this winter : November to March


9. Neemrana, Rajasthan (122 km from Delhi)
Destination Type - Heritage

Best known for - History and wildlife enthusiasts! Be it chilling with your college buddies, or re-living the romance with your partner, Neemrana is suitable for a vide variety of people.

  • Best suited for : Couple, group of friends
  • Attractions in Neemrana : Fort of Neemrana, Kesroli, sightseeing
  • Best time to visit Neemrana this winter : November to March


10. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan (580 km from Delhi)
Destination Type - History and heritage

What’s it known for? This place is a mix of mythology and modern history, which has witnessed both the ravages of war and triumphs of the spirit. Along with a large number of temples and forts.


  • Best suited for : Family and couples
  • Attractions in Chittorgarh : Fort of Chittorgarh, Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Kalika Maa temple, Jain temples, Rana Kumbha Palace, Meera Temple
  • Best time to visit Chittorgarh this winter : November to February

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