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# Rishikesh , Uttarakhand, India

 

Overview

One of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscapes and is naturally placed in the foothills of the Lower Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. The town serves as a gateway to other important religious

centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The literary meaning of Rishikesh is ‘Lord of the Senses’, which stands for Lord Vishnu. The city is a hub of many ancient & new temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat and other places of religious importance.

How to Reach Rishikesh

By Train

Rishikesh Railway Station is well-connected to different cities in India. There are regular train facilities from Rishikesh to cities such as Jammu, Haridwar and Delhi.

By Air

Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh. It is located around 18 kilometers away from Rishikesh. Taxi cabs are available between Dehradun and Rishikesh. Jollygrant airport is well-connected to the Delhi airport.

By Road

For car owners, it will take around 3 hours and 50 minutes from Delhi to Rishikesh. Rishikesh is well-connected to many cities in the region via bus. Public and private bus services are available from Rishikesh to Pauri, Dehradun, Haridwar and Kotdwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Ram Jhula in Rishikesh

Neelkanth Mahadev
Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh
Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh
Trayambakeshwar Temple
cliff jumping in rishikesh
Rock Climbing in Rishikesh
River Rafting in Rishikesh

# Mussoorie , Uttarakhand, India

Overview

Fondly known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is a famous hill station situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century and serves as a perfect

getaway to escape from the heat of summers. Located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, on an amulet shaped ridge, Mussoorie, with its hill covered in lush trees and rich fauna species, attracts both domestic and foreign tourists. A stroll down the town’s street brings to fore some of the most prominent historical spots in Mussoorie such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

How to Reach Mussoorie

By Train

The Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station to Mussoorie. It is located around 60 kilometers away from Dehradun. You can take bus/taxi service from railhead to Mussoorie.

By Air

The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport from Mussoorie. It is located around 60 kilometers away from Mussoorie. Taxi services are available between Jolly Grant Airport and Mussoorie.

By Road

The National Highway number 58 connects Delhi and Mussoorie. The journey via car/taxi cab will take around 5 hours and 23 minutes. Excellent bus services are available between Mussoorie and other major cities in India.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Company GardenGun Hill
Kempty Waterfalls in Uttarakhand
Lal Tibba

# Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Overview

Placed on the banks of river Yamuna in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is famed as a Mughal City. A perfect weekend option from Delhi, the city boasts of a glorious past and rich history. Agra is also counted as one of the most

famous international holiday destinations. A haven of Mughal architecture, art and culture, Agra is home to a number of tourist attractions, three of which are World Heritage Sites. This medieval city, today has made an amazing progress in its hospitality and infrastructure. This destination is a must-visit. Agra’s history dates back to the Hindu epic Mahabharat, as Agraban, a forest of Mathura. Agra was established by Badal Singh in 1475 and was later made his capital by Sikandar Lodhi. The city is also quite popular for Peetha and Dal Moth, are 2 of the most popular local renditions. Shopping in Agra can be a delight for Shopaholics. You can get your hands on a lot of things, which you can carry as keepsakes and souvenirs.

How to Reach Agra

By Train

One of the most convenient ways to reach Agra from Delhi is by train. Agra has four railway stations, one of the most important railway stations is Agra Cantt. There are a number of super fast trains that connect these two cities.

By Air

Kheria Airport, the airport of Agra is well-connected to Delhi through regular flights. Regular flights ply between the two cities. This airport is around 7 km from the city centre. You can hire a taxi, that may cost around 150 INR.

By Road

Agra is well-connected to Delhi, by road. One can hire a private taxi from Delhi. You can also opt for state-run A/C buses. There is also an option of private A/C buses from Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Taj Mahal

Agra Red Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Buland Darwaza
Jama Masjid
Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah
Taj Mahal Museum
Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra

# Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Overview

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan,is also referred to as the ‘Pink City’. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur houses various forts, places and architectural marvels, each of which has proudly witnessed the Rajputana rule in the past and

present times. Rajasthan’s capital city has preserved the heritage and culture of the kingly Rajputs. The city is also the third part of the famed Golden Triangle of India.

How to Reach Jaipur

By Train

Indian Railways connect Jaipur from different cities of India and is one of the cheapest travel options. The Shatabdi Express is the most popular option from Delhi to Jaipur.

By Air

Jaipur has domestic air links with many Indian cities such as Jodhpur, Udaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmadabad. The Jaipur airport is situated in Sanganer.

By Road

The National Highway no.8 connects Delhi to Jaipur via the new corporate hub of Gurgaon. The journey from Delhi to Jaipur via car is 4 to 5 hours. Also, there is an excellent bus service between Jaipur to Delhi by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC).

Things to do in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

Jantar Mantar
Amber Fort in Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort Jaipur
City Palace Fort Jaipur
Wax Museum
Birla Temple

# Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India

Overview

The small town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh is one of India’s most charismatic hill station. Its stunning surroundings and exotic environment is the reason why this location has been a favorite holiday destination for tourists. The

enchanting Victoria mansions in Kasauli capture one’s eyes immediately. The serene and picturesque location is ideal for going with family or spending a romantic vacation. Because of its secluded, isolated locations, Kasauli has been a hot favorite for honeymooners for a long time now. There are numerous evergreen trees in and around this tourist destination including firs, oaks and willows which give a lush green serenity and makes it  a personal favorite tourist spot for all nature lovers.

How to Reach Kasauli

By Train

Shimla, located at a distance of 77 km, is the nearest railway station to reach Kasauli. There is a local commuting facility available.

By Air

Shimla is the nearest airport, located at a distance of 77 km. There are taxis and private cabs available on hire.

By Road

There is road connectivity available from Delhi. The route to reach Kausauli from Delhi goes via Karnal, Panchkula and Kalka.

Things to do in Kasauli

Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary

Ice Skating in Himachal Pradesh
Golfing in Himachal Pradesh
Mountain Cycling in Himachal Pradesh
Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh
Wildlife in Himachal Pradesh
Camping in Himachal Pradesh
Heli-Skiing in Himachal Pradesh

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