9 Offbeat Road Trips in North India from New Delhi

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

As Hans Christian Andersen once said, “To Travel is to Live” and life as we know it, has come to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we learn how to live with the new norms of social distancing and hygienic ways of conduct, it is important to travel responsibly as well.

One way to efficiently explore new places is by bringing back the old charm of road trips to unique destinations!

We have made a list of the 9 best-kept-secrets that should be on your Post-Pandemic travel bucket list! Go for your most awaited weekend getaways from Delhi!!

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Road Trips from Delhi

If you are looking forward to unwinding with surreal views and cool mountain air, then look no further and go pack your bags because adventure is out there!

You can also explore these places by going on nature walks, camping, and trekking but we also hope you learn to paint with watercolors; bring your camera to explore photography, read new books, take up bird watching all the while listening to the sounds of nature because travel is more about the experiences than the destination and we hope you make the best out of it!

How about a Road Trip from Delhi to these mind-blowing places or just a 1-day outing/road trip near/from Delhi or some weekend trips from Delhi

1.Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh (293 km):

Kasauli is a cantonment and a small town in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 1,927 m. It is a 293km short road trip from Delhi filled with pine-scented trees and lush-green views. Indulge yourself in hot chai and aloo parathas overlooking the scenic views and staying in quaint little cottages.

Things to do:

  • Take a stroll in the Gilbert trail with views of greenery and scenic beauty which is the best way to take your mind off the routine.

  • You can also take a morning walk to explore the local shops in the Heritage market and witness the local life unfold. Christ church and Manki point are good places to visit as well. For breathtaking sunset views, drive up to the sunset point and Lover’s lane and go to Mall road if you’re into shopping.

  • Timber Trail is a must-visit as the ropeways are popular for natural scenic views and it is a thrilling experience.

  • Do not miss out on visiting one of the oldest breweries in Asia, famous for its Single malt Whiskey and Scotch. Also, try bun-samosas at a chai shop and local Tibetan food (Hygienic places, of course)!

The best time to visit is from March-June.

To read about a weekend getaway to Kasauli, you can check out Anu's blog:

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