4 Road Trips from Delhi for The Perfect Christmas Getaway
Christmas and the vacation up till New Year make it a perfect time to plan a short break. So, while you may want to do the usual of staying at home, the traveller in you might be pushing you to explore some cool Christmas getaways near Delhi.
If you're looking for cool Christmas destinations in India around Delhi that are perfect for your road trip, consider these four places mentioned here.
This is for those who love winters and everything about it. About 400 kilometres from Delhi, Shimla is one of the best Christmas getaways for families from Delhi. About 8-10 hours drive, including stops, will land you in the snow-covered hill station known for its beauty and charm. This could be one of the best places around Delhi to experience snow in winter. And to truly experience the beauty, drive down from Delhi to Kalka and take a toy train from there to Shimla. Soak in the beauty as the slow-moving train traverses through the snow-covered forests.
Once in Shimla, there are many things to do here. One of the must-to-do activities is visiting Kufri. You can also go skiing in Narkanda, about a 2-hour drive from Shimla. It can get freezing in the winter here, so pack enough warm clothes.
Consider staying at Club Mahindra Kandaghat Resort, surrounded by hills and a perfect place to enjoy the snowfall.
Ok, that last one may have been too cold for you. The next on your list of weekend getaways from Delhi in the winter should be Jaipur. About 280 km from Delhi, it takes about 6 hours to reach Jaipur by road. And it can be one of the best Road Trips From Delhi for Christmas. The NH48, connecting Delhi and Jaipur, is known for its good roads and even better eateries and Dhabas along the way.
While you can also opt for a train or bus, there is nothing better than taking your own car. On the way, you can make pitstops to your heart's content. Bhiwadi, Neemrana, and Alwar are some places you can stop at.
Once in Jaipur, there are many things to do. While summers can get excruciatingly hot here, winters are chilly and perfect for venturing out during the day. From visiting Hawa Mahal and City Palace to shopping at the famous Johari Bazaar and dining at Chowki Dhani, there are many things to do here. And if you haven't experienced true Rajasthani hospitality, you've missed out on a lot.
Manali, in winter, with snow-covered peaks, becomes a mini Switzerland. About 600 km from Delhi, it is one of the long road trips to take from Delhi. However, it will be worth it, especially if you want to stop over at a few places on the way.
There are a few routes you can take based on your preferences and where you wish to stop on the way. If you don't want to travel for 12-14 hours in a single day, you can opt for the Delhi-Shimla-Manali route. You can consider staying a night in Shimla before travelling to Manali the next day.
Club Mahindra Snow Peaks Resort in Manali can be a great place to stay when here. True to its name, it gets even more beautiful with snow-covered Himalayan peaks all around.
If you’re looking for some Christmas weekend getaways From Delhi but don’t want to spend a lot of time on the road, Neemrana could be on the cards. Just about 116 km from Delhi, it takes about 2.5 hours to reach here.
An ancient town in Rajasthan, Neemrana gets quite hot in summer, making winters a great time to visit the place and indulge in some great activities. From visiting forts to zip lining or the national park, there is something for every kind of tourist here.
While there are many more places to visit around Delhi in the winter, these should surely be on your list. Make sure you pack enough warm clothes, especially if you're going towards the hills. So, where are you off to this Christmas?