The location of New Delhi is geographically a bliss for sure! Located in the foothills of the Aravallis and its easy connectivity to the Himalayan range, New Delhi is surely a place from where it is easy to run away for a weekend of relaxation. Summer season is here again and that means, every weekend you would feel like traveling to some cooler places and rewind your mind and soul. So, here is a list of some cool places near New Delhi where you can beat the heat.
Shimla is capital of Himachal Pradesh and holds a breath-taking beauty which detoxifies our tired souls. It is hardly 340 Kms. away from Delhi and is a perfect holiday destination nearby Delhi. This is one of the most-visited hill stations in India. The trout fish and apples are the most popular things found here. The average temperature during the Summer months here in Shimla remains 18 degree Celsius and that’s reason enough to visit this place and wake up to the stunning view of the Himalayas. The Kalka-Shimla train ride is a lifetime experience and you must enjoy that away from the scorching heat of New Delhi. Just take a stroll at the Mall road, tasting various brownies, cakes, momos, or shopping woolen clothes or shoes – and have a great time! You can also visit certain churches, temples, and museums here.
You need to travel only 299 Kms. approximately to reach the hill-station whose main attraction is the beautiful lake. Located in Uttarakhand, this place is mostly inhabited by Kumaoni people. Boating at the soothing and cool Naini lake is one of the must-do things in Nainital. Eco Cave Garden, Naina Devi Temple, and Mukteshwar temple are some of the other places of interest that tourist generally crowd. The summer temperature would remain somewhere in between 14-20 degree Celsius and thus a visit here would be highly recommended.
Over the last 10-15 years, the popularity of this place from Uttarakhand have doubled or tripled. The rising pressure in professional life makes people go to some adventurous extent of shedding all anxiety. Maybe that’s why the adventure sports of Rishikesh are gaining prominence among youth and adults alike. The major attraction of visiting Rishikesh especially during the summer season is river rafting for sure. Apart from that, you can also go for trekking, hiking, bungee jumping, and giant swing. The temperature would remain in between 20-35 degree Celsius. This holy place is located at a distance of 242 Kms. from Delhi. You must not miss Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Beatles Ghat, and Triveni Ghat while you are exploring Rishikesh!
This is another famous hill-station in Uttarakhand that is too silent and soothing. If you are looking for pure peace away from the hustle bustle of city life, this is the best place you can be! It is situated 248 Kms. away from Delhi and would give you a nice break. The British Colonial Architecture here still speaks of history! Embrace the thick oak and pine forest and experience an unforgettable journey! You can go for camping, sunset viewing, or lake boating here in Lansdowne.
This place belonging to Uttarakhand is nick-named “Queen of the Hills”. Why do people rave so much about Mussoorie can be discovered only when you visit it. After one visit, you may want some more visits. It is only 285 Kms. away from New Delhi and only 35 Kms. away from the state capital Dehradun. The Kempty Falls is one of the major attractions here apart from the cable ride and Gun Hill. And you must not forget to delve into the tasty momos and omelets when you are here.
Enjoy the natural A.C. during the summer months by visiting these breath-taking places. Book a Volvo bus or train, or simply hire a cab to hit these wonderful places and relax.