5 Destinations Near Delhi For A Perfect Valentine’s Week Getaway
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, almost everyone is dazed about how to make their loved one feel like one in a million on this special occasion. How great would it be to take a break from the usual flowers and chocolates and be out in the open, beneath blue skies lying on lush green grass with nothing but you and your better half enjoying a perfect sunset. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? However, our busy schedule at work it makes it almost impossible to even think about taking a vacation. So here we have five of the most serene destinations just a stone’s throw away from the capital for that short but refreshing getaway for you and your partner this valentine’s day.
Bir & Billing
If you are the adventure junkie couple who loves nature, Bir will act as a paradise for you. A 500 kilometer drive from Delhi will lead you to this peaceful yet adventurous place in Himachal Pradesh that serves one of the best paragliding experiences in the whole country. About 14 kilometers from Bir is Billing which is the launch pad for hand gliding for all the thrill seekers. And if you are a devoted nature lover who can’t seem to get enough of nature walks and trekking, Bir has one of the most picturesque routes to wander through in Himachal Pradesh.
Kasol, Tosh and Kheerganga
No list for places near Delhi for the perfect getaway is ever complete without mentioning India’s very own little Israel. Set in the Parvati valley alongside the absolutely mesmerizing Parvati River, Kasol is popular for being the base camp for all the treks that one can make from the beautiful and vibrant little town. Although there are various routes one can take to go trekking from Kasol, the one that is absolutely breath-taking is the trek to Kheerganga via the extremely popular village Tosh. This is one trek route you have to undertake given the sheer untouched beauty of the route and the mountains surrounding it and a dip in the hot water springs is definitely the cherry on the cake. However, if you and your better half are into the alternative psychedelic party culture, Kasol is definitely not going to disappoint you.
Valley Of Flowers
The meeting point of the eastern and western Himalayas, the valley is adorned by untamed wild flowers that bloom amidst snow covered mountains. It is nature at its best. The valley of flowers is also known to be a hotspot for a wide variety of medicinal herbs and legend has it that Lord Hanuman had obtained sanjeevani, a medicinal herb to save Lakshman’s life in the Hindu epic Ramayana. Just 520 kilometers from Delhi, The Valley of Flowers is the closest you can get to untouched serenity at such a span of time. It also serves for some great wildlife spotting and is surely a picture perfect location to spend this special time with your loved one.
At a distance of just 259 kilometers from the capital city, it is literally the nearest place you can go to this Valentine’s Day to spend some quality time with your partner. Located in Uttarakhand, it was considered the summer house during the British Raj in India. The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city like, Lansdowne is the perfect for a quick couples’ getaway given the breathtaking beautiful and extremely serene landscape.
Last but never the least, how could we call a wrap on a list of places to visit for the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway without mentioning Shimla. If you haven’t been keeping your eyes on the weather radar, Shimla just experienced its first snow a few days ago and it looks absolutely adorable to snuggle up with your special one while sitting on the banks of Sauru Tal, the beautiful mushroom shaped lake with lush greenery all around. The capital of Himachal Pradesh has a rustic charm of its own and is only 355 kilometers away from the capital.