10 Offbeat Trips Near Delhi
- 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 can have a glimpse of the majestic Himalayan summits from here. Dotted by little stone walled houses and lush green plantations, it’s definitely one of the most charming offbeat weekend getaways near Delhi. Make sure to be a part of the ski fest if you’re here in February.
- Darang- A whiff of freshness and refreshment
The tea gardens of Darang in Himachal Another Himachali beauty, Darang is located near Mcleodganj on the road to Palampur. Walk through lush tea gardens rolling over the hills and mesmerise to the sound of toads and chirping of birds. It is one of the offbeat holiday destinations near Delhi from where you can view the majestic Dhauladhars standing tall over the delightful hamlet
- Pithoragarh- Where the gods dine
The beauty of Pithoragarh is beyond explanation Pithoragarh district is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The beauty of this place is beyond explanation. Surrounded by towering snow clad peaks, alpine forests and green valley and perennial rivers, it is definitely one of the most gorgeous offbeat places near Delhi that is still unspoilt by commercialism. Make sure to visit the mesmerising Soar Valley.
- Kausani- Charming meadows adorned by pine and oak trees
View of the himalayan peaks from Kausani Another undiscovered Kumaoni beauty, Kausani is the best place to view the majestic massifs of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli in their full glory. There are a few 12th century temples in Bajinath that you can visit and the view points from where you can witness the mountains. It n of the offbeat weekend getaways near Delhi in Uttarakhand that has managed to retain its natural form.
- Munsiyari- Gear up for Panchachuli
View from Munsiyari
Munsiyari is a popular destination among mountaineers and trekkers, but it’s still counted as one of the offbeat destinations near Delhi since it’s not yet frequented regularly by tourists. The best part about this quaint little hamlet in Uttarakhand is that you can have a vivid view of the Panchachuli peaks from here. It is also the starting point for the Milam glacier trek.
- Naukuchiatal- The lake with nine corners
The surreal lake in Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand Naukuchiatal is a surreal destination in Uttarakhand. Flanked by Bhimtal and Nainital on either sides, this picturesque hill town is best known for its placid and beautiful lake which is the deepest in the region. Another amazing feature of this place is the independent art and music festival, Escape.
- Kanatal- For a little adventure and tranquility
View of the majestic peaks from Kanatal Situated between two extremely popular and commercial hill stations Mussoorie and Chamba, Kanatal is so far one of the offbeat places near Delhi that offers absolute tranquility and peace. There are a few awesome properties by famed hoteliers like Club Mahindra and there are also few adventure camps that offers exciting activities amid the hilly terrains.
- Dausa- Stepwells, palaces and royalty
Chand Baori in Dausa, Rajasthan
Did you know, the bewildering step well that was featured as the ‘Pit’ in “The Dark Knight Rises”, is located in a small village in Rajasthan? That’s Dausa for you, a quaint traditional village located near Jaipur with many other historical marvels like Bhadrawati Palace and Khawaraoji. It’s one of the offbeat destinations near Delhi that you can visit with your family.