Looking to get out of the crazy city life? If you’re like me and reached your exhaustion levels with the fast paced race and the competitive struggles of daily life, then this is where your search ends. Having congested most of the popular locations, once touted as lesser known, there are still places around Delhi, that can provide you with the much needed respite. Untampered and divine, these are some lesser known locations around the capital city that no one talks about. Get on this rejuvenating virtual journey for now!
This one sure is one hell of a surprise package!
Peora is the Uttarakhand’s best kept secret, nestled within the picturesque valley of Kumaon Region, it is abounded by dense pine forests and majestic Shivalik range in the background. small Kumaoni hamlet with traditional tiled-roof village huts sparsely scattered on the slopes of its contoured valleys, surrounded by dense pine forests.Experience the untampereed natural lush, a haven for nature and bird lovers. Peora overlooks the myriad of lights of the town of Almora, providing for a breathtaking Himalayan view. This place offers visitors the uninterrupted view of over 350 km span of high snow capped Himalayan terrain a very unique experience for hungry eyes.
Get here easy breezy: The best way to reach Peora is to take the Kathgodam Shatabdi from Delhi, and a taxi from the railway station or drive down via Bhowali- Mukteswar road (350 kms – 7 hours)
This is your best stay bet: The Dak Bungalow, resort sequester, Veseika Homestay Cottage.
Who would have thought this drop of divinity still exists?
Fagu is a tiny village aside a saddle-like mountain along Hindustan Tibet Road. a small hill town in the Kufri region of Shimla, it is dotted bylittle stone walled houses and lush greens. A rare range of views is visible from here, which include vivid dales and snow clad peaks. The picturesque countryside is dotted with clusters of villages, fruit gardens and nearby terraced fields. Fog characterises the hillside landscape endowed with romantic ambience. Most of the area is covered with conifers of Himalayan cedar and spruce. Located at an altitude of 2,450 m, Fagu, perhaps have derived its name from the fog itself.
Get here easy breezy: Board a train from Delhi to Kalka, and then by road from Kalka to Fagu
This is your best stay bet: Snow King Retreat, Aastha Homestay
A little bit of getaway and a little bit of history meketh for an interesting untold peace…It is here, it is here, it is here…
Samode Palace, Samode Haveli and Samode Bagh (Garden) are heritage monuments and structures built by the noble feudatory with the hereditary title of ‘Maha Rawal’ or ‘Maha Saheb’ of the Amber and Jaipur principality in Rajasthan, India. All three have rich history of several hundred years and display a fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture. They are now part of the Heritage group of hotels under the flagship name of “Samode” that are run by the hereditary owners of these structures.
Get here easy breezy: Samode is within Driving distance of New Delhi (241 Kms – 4.50 hours).
This is your best stay bet: Samode Bagh, Samode Palace
Overdone Shimla? no sweat…offtrack is the way to a serene, calm and epitome of beauty near it, waiting to be discovered.
Shoghi, a small hill station just 13 Kms. from Shimla is abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna. This small town offers from attractive old temples to adrenaline-teasing activities as Camping, trekking and hiking and its famous fruit made products. Amazing weather throughout the year, perfect accommodation facilities in the vicinity and just right surrounding to rejuvenate your mind, all contributes to make your vacation to this stunning place a dream come true.
Get here easy breezy: Shoghi is within Driving distance of New Delhi via Ambala- Chandigarh expressway (345 Kms – 6.32 hours).
This is your best stay bet: Tranquil Hill Resort, Aamantran Homestay, Aasha Homestay
If this image doesn’t make you pack your loner bag and rush here for some pure enlightenment, nothing will!
My gem from the list, Jilling is home to streams of flowers, quaint hilltop dwellings, charming locals and experiential stays dating back to 1870s, dotted with lines of plums and Kafal berries, bringing back the joys of picking from the shrubs! This estate , above Matial village, Padampur, District Nainital, is over 120 acres of oak and rhododendron heaven. With a rich and varied wildlife, thick forests and fresh spring water, the estate at Jilling is heaven on earth, thankfully still one of the few unexplored regions.
Get here easy breezy: Jilling is located 7 hours from Delhi on the Bhimtal- Dhanachuli road in Kumaon, Uttarakhand.
This is your best stay bet: The Stone Cottage, Jilling Terraces
Untouched and still very virgin….these are precious gems from my unearthed box of divinity! Explore these, you must….yet do respect and maintain their sanity and sanctity!