If you’re travelling to the national capital to explore its history and culture, Delhi’s a fantastic place to know about India’s diverse culture. The city might appear a little crowded because of the continuous tourist influx but due to its strategic location in the centre of the country, luckily there are some amazing places in the vicinity you should explore. Let’s take a look at some of these places near Delhi.
- Rishikesh – This religious city in Uttarakhand is about 6 hours from Delhi. Famous for its ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Rama, Rishikesh is also for those looking to spend a relaxing holiday. The town is though more famous for its adventure activities like whitewater rafting, rappelling, trekking, river fox and more. Try spending a night in the riverside camps, enjoying the gushing waters of Ganges. Also do not forget to take some time out and enjoy a holy trip to Haridwar which falls on the way. Take a Rishikesh to Delhi taxi to return from a rejuvenating holiday.
- Agra – Considered as one of the best places to explore to the history of India, Agra is home to some beautiful historic monuments like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. With new infrastructure developments shortening the distance from Delhi, you can reach the destination in just an hour and a half. Agra is also famous for its local markets known for selling leather goods and lined up with amazing restaurants.
- Shimla – One of the famous tourist destinations in the state of Himachal, Shimla also serves as it administrative headquarters. This hill stations is amongst the most visited tourist places in the region and is known for its vibrant markets, comfortable resorts with panoramic view, stunning locales and few options for adventure sports. Shimla served as the summer capital to the British and still today, you can find some amazing colonial buildings with wonderful architecture.
- Jaipur – The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is home to some of the most beautiful palaces, forts, temples and other historical structures. Also known as the ‘Pink City’, the city is home to some of the most amazing cultures in the country. The home to the majestic kings and princes of Rajasthan, Jaipur was established by Sawai Jai Singh II in the 16th century. Some of the most visited attractions in the city includes the Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaisamand Palace, City Palace and Birla Temple.
If these fantastic destinations near the national capital have given you some respite, you can also explore some other places like Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Just take a Delhi to Mumbai flight or a train to Kolkata and explore the best of India.