5 weekend getaways from Delhi

Looking for a quick weekend getaway from the Capital, Kapil Goswamy, Founder, BigBreaks.com, shares five exotic destinations that would appeal to city dwellers:

Bhullar Lake, Landsdowne by Sundhanshu Singh

Lansdowne: Just 250 km from Delhi, this picturesque little town is tucked away in the mountains of Uttarakhand. Lansdowne is a serene hill spot which ones can enjoy walking around in and watch some beautiful Himalayan peaks.

Khajuraho temples

Khajuraho: Architecture and history lovers will enjoy the scenic offerings of the Khajuraho monuments. Located in Madhya Pradesh, about 175 km from the city of Jhansi, the Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the Nagara style of architecture during the Chandela dynasty rule, around the 11th century, the temples are dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism and are a rare symbol of such inter-religious approach.

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park: Just 250 km from Delhi, this is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in the country. Here one can also site the Bengal tiger. Not just for wildlife lovers, this location is also ideal for people looking for a weekend of solitude and peace, away from the humdrum of the city life.

Osian temples, Rajasthan

Jodhpur plus Osian: You can easily cover Jodhpur with this small town. While Jodhpur is a quintessential historic Rajasthani town with a magnificent fort, Osian is a small heritage town. A night safari in the desert can complete the experience.

River rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh: This one is ideal for adventure sport lovers. River rafting in the beautifully clean and virgin waters of the Ganges, followed by a night of camping on the banks of the river can relieve you of all your tensions and unleash a wave of fresh new energy.

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