Delhi is indeed the most amazing and diversified destination of the country and it is also blessed with an array of exciting places around it that offers a great respite during the vacation time. While most of the popular tourist places near Delhi are swarming with tourists during the peak seasons, so it’s always better to travel to places which are lesser known as well as less crowded. There are a plethora of offbeat destinations near Delhi that are far away from being commercialized but still offer an exotic ambiance to its visitors. Here is a list of 10 extraordinary destinations around Delhi that no one talks about.
Pangot is a charming little hill town located in the Nainital. This place is like a paradise for bird watchers as well as nature lovers. There are around 580 bird species which have been recorded in this area that increases the chances of spotting few fluttering colorful feathers. It is located approximately 310 kilometers from the capital. Being an offbeat destination this place has got some nice resorts that will make your holiday worthwhile.
Dundlod is a small historical town in Rajasthan popular for its forts and Havelis. This town is located at a distance of around 252 km from Delhi and it offers an amazing spectacle to its visitors as it looks like an open art gallery because of its beautiful painted mansions. The main attraction of this town is its majestic Dundlod Fort, that showcases a perfect combination of Mughal and Rajputana architecture styles. Dundlod has other attractions that include Diwan Khana, Tuganram Goenka Haveli and the Chhatri of Ram Dutt Goenka. The visitors can also go for customized horse-safaris are organized by one of the family members of Goenkas.
Pithoragarh is a small hill station, that is blessed with scenic beauty in abundance which can be enjoyed by witnessing the lush mountains, serene atmosphere, and scenic locations. It is located around 460 km from Delhi and is a perfect destination to escape from all the stress of the city life. The place is a haven for nature lovers, mountaineers, trekking and skiing enthusiasts. The main attractions are Pithorgarh fort, Dhwaj Shikhar, Thal Kedar, Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple and Chandak Hills.
Shoghi is a beautiful hill town located approximately 343 kilometers from Delhi and is popular for its numerous temples. It houses a small cluster of villages with each temple of its own. Some of the famous temples include Tara Devi temple, Hanuman temple,and Kali temple. Shoghi is a calm secluded popular for fruit products, syrups, jellies, pickles, and juices. It also offers some amazing adventure opportunities like camping, trekking and bird watching.
Binsar is one of the most beautiful hidden gems that offers vivid views of the Trisul and Nanda Devi and it also houses lush wildlife sanctuary. This majestic place has got everything to lure your wanderlust. This place is approximately 400 kilometers from Delhi and is perched up at 2400 meters above sea level. It is one of the highest hill station in the Kumaon region.
Kausani is another hidden gem of the Kumaoni area. It is the best place to witness the stunning massifs of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli in their full glory. Kausani also serves as a home to some 12th-century temples in Bajinath that can be visited and it also got some exciting viewpoints from where you can marvel at the mountains. It is surely an offbeat getaway near Delhi that is still untouched by the city’s crowd.
Fagu is a majestic little hill town in the Kufri region of Shimla. This is the best place to catch a glimpse of the majestic Himalayan summits in their full glory from here. The streets are dotted with little stone walled houses and lush green plantations that make it one of the most charming offbeat destination for a vacation near Delhi. You can also be a part of the ski fest if you’re visiting Fagu in the month of February.
Darang is basically a small village in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh known for its lush green Tea Estate. The visitors can take a walk in its lush tea gardens rolling over the hills and listen to the sound of toads and chirping of birds that makes it an epitome of nature’s beauty. From where you can even witness the majestic Dhauladhars standing tall over the delightful hamlet which is surely a sight to fall in love with.
If you are looking for a combination of a little adventure with tranquility, then Kanatal is your place to be. This beautiful place is situated between two extremely popular and commercial hill stations Mussoorie and Chamba. The visitors can find an accommodation at one of the awesome properties by famed hoteliers. Kanatal also has a few adventure camps that offer exciting activities in the beautiful hilly terrains.
Naukuchiatal is a dreamy hill town in Uttarakhand which is best known for its placid lake with nine corners which is the deepest in the region. Besides the lake, the other amazing feature of this place is the independent art and music festival that is a delight on a visit to this place. It is approximately 320 kilometers from Delhi and surrounded by hills covered in trees as well as shrubs.