Best Places to visit near Delhi

Delhi's 5 best places to visit

Places to visit near DELHI

 

Delhi is capital of India and well known for its historic values and architecture. Also, you can visit several great Tourist places in Delhi. Some of them are Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Mandir, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort and many more. Several emperors ruled on Delhi City and left their footmarks here in form of architecture. Delhi is also famous as a shopping hub. You will be able to find several great markets here as Gandhi Nagar market, Lajpat Rai market, Nehru place and many. Most of them are Asia’s top markets. Let’s have a look at several places to visit near Delhi.

 

1. Manesar (58 km from Delhi)

 

Manesar Gurgaon

Located in Gurgaon (Haryana), Manesar is the well-known place to hang out. Its greenery and surroundings make Manesar a happening and very popular weekend getaway from Delhi. It’s located at Delhi-Jaipur Highway, You can see a bunch of groups and families visiting Manesar and to enjoy the food.

Manesar is now a popular industrial area along with being a favorite vacation destination, dotted with a number of tourist attractions. Once it was a village in past but now it’s one of the best relaxing places for NCR locals. It’s far away from the hustle of the city. There you can visit the local market wherein you can get your hands on some amazing wooden handicraft items such as utensils, furniture, boxes, gift boxes, toys and more.

Damdama lake one of the attractions in Manesar which is around 20 km from Gurgaon. It’s an adventure and picnic spot where tourists can indulge in boating, zorbing, and rock climbing. Also, you can enjoy great food here.

 




2. Vrindavan (142 km from Delhi)

 

Vrindavan

 

Vrindavan is one of the great holy locations belongs to Lord Krishna. It is located on the holy banks of Yamuna. You can listen to prayers and aarti most of the time there. You can also visit temples of Lord Krishna and get to know more about the spirituality and divine power.

Lord Krishna is known for the magical activities done by him during his childhood and for guiding Pandavas in Mahabharat to get victory over the Kaurawas.

 

3. Mathura (147 km from Delhi)

 

Mathura

 

Mathura is considered as the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It’s located in Uttar Pradesh and you can visit the temples, shrines, Ghats, and Kunds there.

Mathura is the holy abode of Lord Krishna and its festivals speak volumes about Lord Krishna’s mischievous acts from his childhood to adulthood. However, the monuments and buildings in Mathura exhibit a heady mix of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

 




 

4. Haridwar (212 km from Delhi)

 

Haridwar

 

It’s located in Uttarakhand. Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India. You can visit several ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony. Haridwar is famous for Kanwar yatra which held in the month of Saavan(as per Indian calendar).

It’s one of the most frequented destinations in the Hindu community. It is also considered as one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. It is widely known as the home to Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). In ancient times, Haridwar was also known as Gangadwar, Kapilsthan, and Mayapuri.

 

5. Agra (219 km from Delhi)

 

taj_mahal_agra_india

 

Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and it’s located in Agra (in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state). A sweet named Petha is very popular here. Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal (who died in childbirth in 1631).

Agra is one of the most famous international holiday destinations. Agra has several tourist attractions, three of which are World Heritage Sites. This medieval city, today has made an amazing progress in its hospitality and infrastructure. This destination is a must-visit. Also, you can enjoy camel ride there.




 

6. Rishikesh (232 km from Delhi)

 

Rishikesh

 

One of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscapes and is naturally placed in the foothills of the Lower Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. The town serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

The literary meaning of Rishikesh is ‘Lord of the Senses’, which stands for Lord Vishnu. The city is a hub of many ancient & new temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat and other places of religious importance.

 

7. Lansdowne (236 km from Delhi)

Lansdowne is a hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It was founded as a military garrison under the British Raj, and the Garhwali Museum traces the history of the Garhwal Rifles regiment, which still trains in the town. Close to colonial-era St. Mary’s Church, the Tip-n-Top viewpoint is perched up on a ridge overlooking forested hills. Hindu devotees worship Shiva at the centuries-old Kaleshwar Temple.

lansdowne

 

In 1887, Lord Lansdowne founded the town, and thus named it after his name, ‘Lansdowne’. This was one of the sought-after hill-station for British to enjoy summer. The place has also played a crucial role in Indian history. Now, here is the command of popular famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army.

You can enjoy the hill stations and great natural views. The hill-town is surrounded by blue Pine and Oak forests, which adds to the unique beauty of the place. Thus, this is one of the best places in Uttrakhand to enjoy tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Additionally, the pleasant climate is also one of the major reasons for making it a sought-after travel destination.

 

 




 

8. Pink City Jaipur (269 km from Delhi)

 

Pink City Jaipur

 

Jaipur is famous as Pink City and It’s the capital of Rajasthan. It was made by Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur houses various forts, places and architectural marvels, each of which has proudly witnessed the Rajputana rule in the past and present times.

Rajasthan’s capital city has preserved the heritage and culture of the kingly Rajputs. Also, Jaipur is a part of Golden Triangle of India. You can find several packages for visiting Rajasthan on our website.

9. Nainital (286 km from Delhi)

 

Nainital

 

Nainital is in the Himalayan belt amidst the Kumaon hills. It’s also famous as the Lake District of India. The hill-town also serves as a paradise for nature lovers. The city is also renowned as the lake of three sages and is also popular as the Tri Rishi Sarovar as cited in the Skanda Purana’s Khand chapter.

According to the legend, the three sages made a halt at Nainital to quench their thirst. As they found no water, consequently they dug a hole and poured some water from the holy Mansarovar Lake (Tibet).  There is also another legend that states that the left eye of Sati (Lord Shiva’s Wife), fell in the center of the lake and made it appear as the eye-shaped lake.

 




 

10. Shimla (359 km from Delhi)

 

Shimla Christ church

 

It’s located in Uttarakhand. Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India. You can visit several ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony. Haridwar is famous for Kanwar yatra which held in the month of Saavan(as per Indian calendar).

It’s one of the most frequented destinations in the Hindu community. It is one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. It is home to Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). In ancient times, Haridwar was also popular as Gangadwar, Kapilsthan and Mayapuri.

 

11. Amritsar (450 km from Delhi)

 

Amritsar

Historically known as Ramdaspur, Amritsar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Punjab. Being home to the world-popular Golden temple or the Harmandir Sahib, it is one of the spiritual centers of the followers of the Sikh religion. This Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than UNESCO World Heritage Site-the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors during weekdays alone (Source: Wikipedia).

This vivacious and bustling city is also popular for historical importance. This multi-cultural city is a must-visit during weekends if you stay in Delhi. Amritsar is quite popular for its food such as Amritsart Kulche and chole, Kulfi and lassi and colorful markets selling some amazing stuff including traditional Juttis, parandis, phulkari dupattas and more. Visiting Amritsar and its nearby villages is a real cultural delight.




 

12. Manali (541 km from Delhi)

 

Rohtang Pass

Manali is located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is a beautiful hill station enclosed by lofty mountains and dense pinewood forests along with the meandering Beas River. In ancient times, the valley was inhabited by nomadic hunters (rakshas).

Shepherds were the next community to inhabit Kangra Valley and settled to take up agriculture. In the 19th century, British introduced apple trees and trout, which were unique to Manali flora and fauna. Even today, the apple cultivation is a major source of income for the majority of its natives. In terms of adventure, Manali has a lot to offer which include skiing, mountaineering, trekking, rock-climbing and river rafting.

Check out different Manali Tour Packages

  1. Manali Weekend Tour
  2. Manali 3 nights 4 days tour

 

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