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PITHORAGARH- A Perfect Destination for a Long-Weekend Getaway

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An unexplored area of Uttarakhand, PITHORAGARH is a picturesque town with vast natural beauty and scenic landscapes and is a perfect destination for a long-weekend getaway.


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Offbeat Destinations Around Delhi For A Long Weekend Getaway!

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You have a long weekend, and you are planning to explore some offbeat destination around Delhi. Here are 10 offbeat destinations around Delhi that are just perfect for a long weekend getaway!



Pangot- A birdwatcher’s trove
A charming little hill town located in the Nainital district of Uttaranchal

Pangot is like a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. With around 580 bird species been recorded in this area, you are bound to encounter a few fluttering colourful feathers. Even though it’s counted as one of the offbeat places around Delhi, the resorts here are gorgeous and will make your holiday worthwhile.

Binsar- Towering peaks to roaring predators
Zero point in Binsar, Uttarakhand

Binsar is breathtakingly surreal! From the vivid view of the Trishul and Nanda Devi to its lush wildlife sanctuary, Binsar has it all to lure your wanderlust. Perched up at 2400 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest hill station in the Kumaon region. It’s still one of the fairly offbeat desti…

How to Plan a Vacation on a Budget

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Vacations are a great way to break out of a city rut, an opportunity to have a good time and experience with your family. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to plan a good vacation. The trick is a combination of good research on cheap family vacations, best travel deals, unexplored places, local food & restaurants and good homestays, while also adopting the mindset that indulgences do not always have to be expensive. 



Here are some interesting tips for planning a small budget vacation without compromising on the luxury and fun of a vacation.
Choose your destination wisely!Explore the unexplored weekend getaways for exploring something new!Plan a road trip as this can save the price of airfare off your trip. Search for good homestays, guest houses or service apartments around(find them on google, go to facebook pages to read reviews of people who have been there and make your decision accordingly.)You can check out budget hotel, vacation rentals, homes options on oyo rooms, tre…

Jilling Sanctuary- The Perfect Getaway that Rejuvenates Body, Soul and Spirit

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Jilling Sanctuary,Jilling, Bhimtal, Nainital, is one of the most visited place in Uttarakhand. The Peace of the remote Himalayas, with perfect comforts of a five star lodge, Jilling Sanctuary is the perfect getaway that rejuvenates your body, soul and spirit in the environment of a luxury resort set in the natural raw beauty of the Himalayas.

Encircled by a thick layer of greenery is the Jilling Sanctuary, nestled atop 6000 feet up in the mountains that makes it's way through the verdant terrace farms and oak jungles in Bhimtal town of Uttarakhand. The bosky backwoods of the land are engulfed by natural beauty that throws you off merrily into nature's arms. The views on one side of the property stretches down to the plains, through the foot hills and on the other side, are the iced peaks of the Himalayas, the Nanda Devi range looks up close on a clear day.

The resort comprises of the original stone bungalow. The rooms are simple yet luxurious with all the modern day faciliti…

Hatu Peak, Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh | Offbeat Hillstation

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This photo of Hatu Peak is courtesy of TripAdvisor
NARKANDA, situated at an attitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet road (NH - 22), Narkanda offers a spectacular view of snow ranges. An ideal retreat for the tourists who seek seclusion in mountains. You see unique view of the eternal snow line, the inviting apple orchards and dense forests. Narkanda is famous for Skiing & Winter sports. During these days the slopes come alive with skiers. The skiing at Narkanda was started in 1980 and since then HPTDC is conducting skiing courses every year. Narkanda is a gateway to apple country of Himachal Pradesh.



We were in shimla and planned a weekend getaway to narkanda. It was a 3hr drive with lot of fresh cherries and apples on our way. You get a box of cherries for Rs100 and they taste real yum.

We reached HPTDC, HOTEL HATU NARKANDA, this tourist guest house which is ideally located offering spectacular views of snow clad ranges. The lawn for breakfast and lunch was very enjoyable an…

The Mud Fort Village Kuchesar

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Enjoy the 18th century lifestyle with a modern touch. Located just 80 kms away from Delhi, the heritage property of Kuchesar is known for its hospitality since decades. Set in the lush plains of Ganga basin, this exotic hotel displays glories of Indian Empires. Experience history first-hand at the Mud Fort Kuchesar.


Major Attractions » Family Picnics
» Walk through Sugarcanes and Mango orchid
» Bullock Cart Rides are real fun
» You can enjoy activities like Dip Pool, Badminton, Indoor Games, Table Tennis, Activity Room
» Visit the famous Brijghat on the ganges located at a distance of about 25 kms
Accomodation This heritage hotel of Kuchesar has 10 huge luxurious rooms providing all basic amenities. All the rooms are tastefully decorated keeping the royal touch. And to add to the holiday mood you can enjoy wide spread green fields and cool breeze, it helps you to relax and drop the stress off.
Package Details For package details: http://www.mudfortkuchesar.com/packages.htm

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Jilling Estate--the perfect holiday retreat!

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Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas among the Kumaon ranges of Uttaranchal, Jilling Estate is the perfect holiday retreat for those who enjoy basking in the arms of nature.

Enjoy the view of Nanda Devi, walks to a spectacular ridge through the woods, camping on the ridge, bonfire nights.Spread over 120 acres of oak and rhododendron mixed forests to walk around in and a very healthy bird and animal population to view. And the snows are straight ahead with Nanda Devi, the highest peak, dominating. The height ranges from 6000 to 7200 feet above sea level and have snow in winter. 


Enjoy the natural organic vegetables and a few apples, plums, apricots and chestnuts. 

The estate has a rich and varied wildlife. There are jungle cats, mountain deer, wild boar, a great variety of Himalayan birds and occasionally bear and leopard. It is fed by a mountain spring with pure mineral water and on clear days there is a breathtaking view of the eternal snows. There are long and peaceful walks where…

Weekend Jungle Retreat at Corbett

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A weekend retreat in the midst of Jungle away from the city at Corbett Wild Iris Spa & Resort, Ramnagar.
The resort is located near village Kyari Kham in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand. We had a rejuvenating experience in the swimming pool, and enjoyed our buffets at restaurant facility. It was pleasure of discovering true nature with its rich nature surrounding ambiance with our local walks around the village and the jungle.

Exploring a rich jungle of the reservoir with all the rare species of reptiles and birds near our resort was a great adventure and beautiful birds voices were meditative to the ears and mind. This place is a dream destination for the bird watchers and wild lovers, and we had a perfect experience of  Jungle.






Pangot A Small Paradise for Bird Watching, Nanital

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Pangot is a village in the Kosiyakutoli tehsil of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India, and a tourist destination at a height of 6,300 feet. Pangot is located about 13 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station. The drive to here passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are birding spots.





The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambhar.
If you are a

10 Offbeat Trips Near Delhi

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Pangot- A birdwatcher’s trove A charming little hill town located in the Nainital district of Uttaranchal
Pangot is like a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. With around 580 bird species been recorded in this area, you are bound to encounter a few fluttering colourful feathers. Even though it’s counted as one of the offbeat places around Delhi, the resorts here are gorgeous and will make your holiday worthwhile. 



Binsar- Towering peaks to roaring predators Zero point in Binsar, Uttarakhand
Binsar is breathtakingly surreal! From the vivid view of the Trisul and Nanda Devi to its lush wildlife sanctuary, Binsar has it all to lure your wanderlust. Perched up at 2400 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest hill station in the Kumaon region. It’s still one of the fairly offbeat destinations around Delhi that is not yet commercialised by tourists. Fagu- A hamlet of stone houses in Himachal Pradesh
Fagu is an enchanting little hill town in the Kufri region of Shimla. You c…

A Perfect Getaway Golf Resort Gurgaon Karma Lakelands

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Karma Lakelands, The Golf Resort Karma Lakelands, The Golf Resort is a perfect family getaway located in Gurgaon near Manesar and Delhi NCR. If you are stressed out, need a quick weekend break away from city noise then this is the place in the lap of nature yet in heart of city life.




A meticulously planned resort with colourful winding Bougainvillea lanes, 9 hole golf course, animal farming,organic garden,children's park, swimming pool and tastefully decorated Chalets makes it an ideal weekend break for couples & families. Nevertheless the wonderful staff with their warm infectious smile takes the stress away from urban minds. Morning starts with meditation at the Isha Yoga centre,followed by nature walks & sumptuous breakfast. A must visit destination to return with a bag full of memories.

Cycling, Bee Farming, Organic Farming are some of their other activities. The resort is very peaceful and offers tranquility. Food is good and can be customised to your choices.

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