Why travel to usual conventional tourist spots when there are numerous places around Delhi that are yet to be unraveled by you. Try these (offbeat spots) this vacation to experience spectacular natural beauty or royal extravagance of kings & queens.


Essence of Nature, Almora, Uttarakhand: It is one of the finest luxury resort in India. If you are looking to soothe your senses and calm your mind along with a blend of adventure and fun activities, this would be the perfect location for you. Experience a delectable gourmet meal amongst dense natural forests, kill that stress with the rich therapeutic spa sessions, explore your path while you trek, capture beautiful birds in your camera, soak in a holistic relaxation experience. It’s not all, you can cover more places in your excursion since Jim Corbett safari, Ranikhet and the picturesque lake of Nainital are nearby.

Nearest City: Ranikhet

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar airport (127 kms)

Nearest Railway Station: Dhampur (154 kms)

For more info: http://www.essenceofnature.in/

Distance: 340.1 kms


Dausa, Rajasthan: It is a traditional town near Jaipur with the famous ‘Pit” that was featured in “The Dark Knight Rises”. This is a family trip destination with ancient temples, religious spots, and step wells. The folk music and art is also unique to this place. Connectivity to this place is well developed since it lies on the Agra-Jaipur highway.

Distance: 258 kms

Nearest Railway Station: Dausa

Nearest Airport: Sanganeer Airport (57 kms)

For more info: http://dausa.rajasthan.gov.in/content/raj/dausa/en/home.html


Kanatal, Uttarakhand: It lies between the beautiful hill stations of Mussoorie and Chamba and can be visited throughout the year. If you are an explorer, love trekking, want to click exquisite photographs and venture on a jeep safari through the jungle, then you must have this place on your list. Also, you can visit Chamba alongwith it which since it is at a distance of only 17kms. Chamba provides scenic views of the Himalayan ranges and the Bhagirathi river amidst a quiet and serene environment.

Nearest City: Mussoorie (38 kms)

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh (75 kms)

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport (92 kms)

Distance: 300 kms

For more info: http://uttarakhandtourism.gov.in/utdb/?q=kanatal


Phalodi, Rajasthan: Known as the “Salt city”, this place lies between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, in the great Thar desert. Don’t be fooled by the term ‘desert’ over here since this village is connected to the Indira Gandhi canal and flourishes with greenery all year round. You would see sand dunes, tribal villages, salt lakes, architectural forts, royal havelis, markets and temples all in one trip. Do stay at these havelis turned hotels to experience the traditional hospitality.

Nearest Railway Station: Phalodi Junction (1.5 kms)

Nearest Airport: Jodhpur Aiport (135 kms)

Distance: 569.9 kms

For more info: http://www.jaisalmer.org.uk/excursions/phalodi.html


Churdhar, Himachal Pradesh: Engulfed with Himalayan beauty, this place serves the best platter of adventure. This place is solely for a person who loves camping and trekking since it is situated at a height of 7000 feet. The place is best accessible by road via Chandigarh. You can try out rock climbing, cycling, rappling, river crossing along with long treks and camping at the peak. Accommodation won’t be an issue since there are a couple of resorts in the area apart from the camp sites. You would also notice some Hindu God statues on the peak which would send you back in time.

Nearest Railway Station: Shimla (44 kms)

Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Aiport (148.6 kms)

Distance: 392 kms

For more info: http://www.jaisalmer.org.uk/excursions/phalodi.html

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