Let’s face it. We’ve known about this Independence Day long weekend for quite a while now. In the midst of friends and family, you’ve discussed where all you could go – be it within the country, or even a whimsical trip out to a nearby foreign destination. But between long hours of work and everything else that put a demand on your time and energy, somehow you’ve just not managed to book anything or do much of a research. Fear not, that is exactly why we’re here.
This one is one of the most beautiful short trips from Delhi that you can undertake. Lush greenery, misty mountains and clouds descending on the hills, if this is what you want for your weekend then head straight to Dalhousie and Khajjiar for a weekend among the mountains. The Pir Pinjal mountain range of Dalhousie is as overwhelmingly gorgeous as that of the vast meadows of Khajjiar. Uninterrupted breeze with drizzling rains and the scenic view makes for quite the picturesque setting.
Kasauli + Shimla
A old favorite, this short trip from Delhi takes you across the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh through Chandigarh, Shimla and Kasauli, these places receive decent to moderate rainfall which makes them quite pleasant in this weather. A road trip through the valleys and mountains is the perfect way to enjoy the monsoon!
Palampur + McLeodganj
Palampur and Dharamshala (Mcleodganj) of the Kangra Valley are towns blessed with natural beauty. Palampur has the majestic mountains of the Dhauladhar range forming a picturesque backdrop while the town itself is laced with tea plantations and pine tree forests which leaves the air around here scented with pine fragrance.
Nainital- The Land of Beautiful Lakes
Nainital – a lover’s den – is immensely popular as one of the honeymoon places in north India. The sparkling lake, surrounded by the gorgeous Himalayas, fascinates anyone who has just started their journey of togetherness. Though the list of places to visit in Nainital is pretty long, the Naini Lake and the Naina Devi Temple are the highlights of this quaint hill station.