Weekend Getaways – 5 Amazing Lesser Known Destinations

Are you tired of staying at home amidst this coronavirus pandemic? Isn’t life has become extremely boring? So, if you live in Delhi you are lucky, as the city is located in the middle of amazing places which can be a perfect weekend getaways. The dull lifestyle, working from home, online classes, etc. have taken a toll on your mental health. The best way to rejuvenate and unwind your nerves, is to take a short trip every now and then. But, most of us are bored with regular weekend getaways such as Jaipur, Shimla, Agra, etc.

Here is a list of lesser-famous weekend getaways in Delhi, which are known for their scenic beauty, lush hills, breathtaking view and immaculate weather:


The distance from Delhi to Mashobra is 350 km, which takes about 8 to 9 hours to reach. It is also the best weekend getaways for people who wants to relax in a peaceful and a quiet place. Mashobra is situated at an altitude of 7700 ft. in the Shimla district. The closeness to Shimla makes it an ideal substitute for people who are looking for a beautiful halt. The captivating natural abundance makes the town a perfect weekend vacation.  Fortunately, the place also ensures least human damage.

The temperature is very pleasant and remains constant throughout the year. Without any interruption by city hullabaloo, visitors can go for a trek, boating and enjoy the lush green beauty of this peaceful destination.

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2. Tirthan valley:

The expanse is sprinkled with Himalayan parishes, which is located at a height of over 1600 meter above mean sea level. Tirthan valley is a hotspot for people who are looking for an adventure-centric retreat. The valley is also unspoiled and the most ideal place for relaxation, trekking and camping in the wild. The reverence stimulating scenery is an unconventional destination which is surrounded by pine trees and is also the main entrance to the Great Himalayan National Park.

Tirthan valley is situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh and has also nestled the name from the untouched river Tirthan. If you compare the place with other tourist places in Himachal, the valley offers a tranquil break.

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3. Landour:

Landour is a tiny cantonment town situated at a distance of 283 km from Delhi at an altitude of 7000 ft. It is very close to Mussoorie and takes about 7 to 8 hours to reach from Delhi. Landour is also referred to as the crown of the queen. The scenic town is also a home to the famous author Ruskin Bond. The place is also surrounded with oak, pine and deodar trees, which offers a breathtaking view of several Himalayan ranges. The brisk walk around its calm splendor, makes it an attractive place. Landour remains remarkably offbeat, serene and unknown.

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4. Binsar:

Binsar is an astonishing place for hiking and is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is pitched at the altitude of 2400 m, which offers a wide variety of flora and fauna. Binsar has dense forests, majestic hills and clean air, which is a perfect place for trekking. It is also the best place for bird watchers, countryside photographers and environment lovers. It also offers a pleasant weather and a perfect location to travel with your closed ones. Binsar is also a paradise for adventure activities such as hiking, rappelling, valley crossing, etc.

5. Grahan:

Grahan village is a 4 to 5 hours’ trek from Kasol. It is a beautiful concealed charm of Himachal Pradesh. The population of the place is roughly 350 and is undeniably a delight for enthusiastic trekkers. Grahan is located at an altitude of 7000 ft. above mean sea level. The path to Grahan is a jungle trail with decent rise The trail is also surrounded by big pine trees, few wooden bridges and untouched road. It is also apt for trekkers or travelers who are looking for a little peace and quiet surroundings away from the hustle of other travelers.

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