Delhi, the capital of India, can be considered as the heart of India connecting every major city across the nation. You will find many foreigners who come to India for a tour landing at Indira Gandhi National Airport, Delhi. The main reason being the hubbub of tourist destinations near Delhi. The Great northern mountains, wildlife Sanctuaries, heritage sites and forts.
Let’s take a look at all of these attractions near Delhi
Rishikesh is almost 6 hours drive from Delhi and the route itself makes it a beautiful experience of a road trip. This little hill station in the district of Dehradun is known for its pilgrimage importance for Hindus. The many ashrams make the surrounding peaceful and serene.
The 70 ft high hanging bridge above the river Ganga is a tourist hotspot of Rishikesh. Over the years the celebration of the colorful festival of Holi organised by private hotels of Rishikesh has gained its popularity all over the world.
You can even partake in activities like bungee jumping, river rafting and paragliding. Don’t miss the chance to take part in the yoga sessions offered by ashrams and resorts in this ‘Yoga capital of the world’.
About 210 km south of Delhi, Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh situated on the bank of river Yamuna. One of the seven wonders in the world, Taj Mahal in Agra, is definitely worth visiting. The marble beauty of Taj Mahal, which almost took 20 years by 20,000 workers to craft is indeed a mesmerizing sight. Carved with intricate patterns, This Indo-Islamic Mughal architecture is studded with precious stones.
Take a small drive to Fatehpur Sikri while in Agra and you will encounter red sandstone architecture and monuments like Jodha Bai Palace, Jama Masjid and Buland Darwaza. These history rich sites are UNESCO world heritage and will enchant you with its narrative.
Jim Corbett is a part of Nainital district and it is deemed to be India’s oldest National Park. It offers a perfect weekend tour of wildlife and nature with just a distance of 231 km away from Delhi.
You can do an open jeep safari or even ride on an elephant’s back into the wilderness. This National Park is home to several Tigers, elephants and some rare species like otters and crocodiles. With the area extending upto 520 sq. km its landscape includes mountain, tall grasses and beautiful Lakes.
Jaipur is a UNESCO recognised world heritage site due to its cultural and monumental importance. It represents the Rajputana culture of Rajasthani imperial. The colourful flavour of Jaipur includes many forts, museums and temples.
An entire city painted in pink, known as ‘Pink City’ is surely a site to visit at least once in a lifetime.
In contrast to the image of Jaipur, it also offers high-end malls for shopping and hotels for accommodation.
Jaipur is a delight for every shopaholic person, shop for the jewellery from the famous Johri Bazar
Nainital, also known as ‘The City of Lakes’, looks something like right out of a postcard. Set against the backdrop of beautiful Himalayan mountains, the evergreen lakes look serene. Surrounded by seven hills, the beauty of this town is magnified by vibrant colours of settlement around it.
The beautiful valley and the emerald mountain lake of Naini with its lush forest vegetation attracts many tourists every year.
The major tourist attractions include boating in Naini lake, shopping on the streets of Mall Road, visiting Naina Devi Temple, enjoying rope rides and Nainital Zoo. You can participate in thrilling activities like camping, trekking, paragliding, hot air ballooning and water sports.
Manesar is just the place if you want a short, relaxing vacation away from the hustle of suburbs. Just 45 km away from Delhi, the quaint village of Manesar has the perfect view of rugged life and Aravali hills.
On your way to Jaipur from Delhi, this serves as the perfect pit stop.
You can experience rural life with relaxing spas and farm tourism.
If you choose to stay in a resort, they offer various activities like camping, biking, massages, and a bonfire at night.
The top sightseeing places around the area includes Gujarat Haveli, Heritage Transport Museum, Sultanpur National Park, Never Enough Garden, Damdama Lake, Garden of five senses and Rajon ki Baoli.
Decorated with all the beautiful places around it, Delhi makes one of the most visited cities among tourists worldwide. You can imagine it as a web of routes that meet at Delhi.