Mostly there are two kinds of people, who find peace in the mountains and the others on the beaches. If you are a mountain person and the Delhi heat stroke and dust storm suck the life out of you, you deserve a weekend getaway, to breathe in some fresh air and see the real sky. These offbeat mountain getaways from Delhi are all we need to calm our soul and flee to one of these beautiful places. These destinations have got it all it takes for us to explore the most mesmerizing places in town.
It is situated in the Nainital district of Uttaranchal; it’s a small peaceful hill station. This place is perfect for nature lovers to indulge in bird watching. There are around 580 species of birds in this area. It shares its boundaries with the dense forest of Cheena Peak Range.
It’s perfect for trekking, bird watching, exploring wildlife and camping. Pangot is full of scenic views to soothe our wandering soul.
The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is another paradise for bird watchers. It’s a fairly offbeat destination around Delhi that’s not been stormed by commercialization and tourists. This sanctuary is home to around 200 species of birds along with various reptiles. It gives a 360-degree view of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Shivling and Trishul from Binsar Zero Point which is breathtakingly surreal.
It’s one of the beautiful and scenic places near the Kumaon region and offers jaw-dropping views of some amazing Himalayan peaks. We can be a part of the Nanda Kot Festival to know more about their culture and richness of tradition.
It satisfies the adventurers by offering sports like paragliding, river rafting and skiing. It is bound to steal the hearts with its snow-clad peaks, alpine forests, green valley and perennial rivers. This place is also called little Kashmir. It has many places to explore and know more about this beautiful town. There are various shrines and temples which we would visit such as Nakuleshwar Temple and Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple. One should pay a spiritual tribute at these beautifully build temples.
It is another unknown Kumaon beauty offering surreal sights of the snow-clad peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli. They are some of the tallest peaks of the Himalayas. It has the Gandhi Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in 1992. A few km away are Rudradhari Falls and Caves. These are one of the famous tourists’ attractions. We can also pay a spiritual visit at Baijnath Temple which is an hour away from Kausani.
The best part about these mountain getaway destinations is they offer so much more than just scenic views but endless places and things we have got to explore.