If you are one of those who always have an impulse to wander or travel wherever the road leads you then you must always be in a lookout for an escape to #GoodVibesOnlyPlaces that can be covered in a short break. So to keep that wanderlust going we've compiled a beautiful list of 20 monsoon getaways from Delhi that is just perfect to rejuvenate your soul.
1. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - Haryana
Let's start with the best monsoon getaways from Delhi with the nearest location- Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. This massive wetland makes for the perfect backdrop to refresh amongst the rich avifauna of our country. Home to a significant number of migratory birds the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a perfect escape for nature lovers and birding enthusiasts.
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Distance From Delhi: 40.5 Km
Things To Do In Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary: Don't forget to carry your binoculars and camera. Find the perfect spot early in the morning to get a beautiful kickstart to your day by listening to the birds chirping with the sun rising in the background and monsoon showers pouring in beautifully.
2. Shoghi - Himachal Pradesh
A small suburb of Shimla, Shoghi is a very small hill station that is serene, calm and a true epitome of beauty & tranquility! While Shimla is flooding with people from all over the country, head to this natural adobe i.e just 13 km from Shimla and experience the picturesque landscape that is surrounded by peace and love. No doubt its one of the best monsoon getaways from Delhi.
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Distance From Delhi: 329.7 Km
Things To Do In Shoghi: Visit the age-old attractive temples, participate in adventure activities, try some of its famous fruit made products, ride the toy train, and visit the Chadwick Falls and Chail Sanctuary.
3. Shekhawati - Rajasthan
Midway between Jaipur and Bikaner, Shekhawat a semi-arid historical and heritage site makes for a beautiful monsoon getaway from Delhi. This town is laced with innumerable beautiful Havelis that have murals and wall paintings which is also known as the world's largest open-air gallery! A true heaven for all the art lovers filled with buildings that date back to the 18th Century and before.
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Distance From Delhi: 296.3 Km
Things To Do In Shekhawati: Go on a Jeep safari to visit the town, See the world-famous fresco paintings, Visit forts and castles, Horse Safaris, Visit the Cultural Centre- Haveli Nadine Leprince and the Temples of Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir and Shri Do Janti Balaji Dham Fatehpur.
4. Rewa - Madhya Pradesh
A budget-friendly and peaceful destination that promises to offer you the peace of mind and tranquility you have been looking for is Rewa! A small city in the north-eastern part of Madhya Pradesh Rewa is adorned with beautiful Waterfalls, lush green hills, Lakes, Palaces, Forts, and Temples all at on place then you are in for luck!
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Distance From Delhi: 807.6 Km
Things To Do In Rewa: Visit the gorgeous Chachai and Keonti Water Falls, The Historic Fort of Rewa, Govindgarh Lake and Fort, Venkat Bhawan and Shiva temple, and the Venkat Bhawan Palace Museum
5. Ranikhet - Uttarakhand
A hill station in Uttarakhand that has some stunning views of the Himalayas will make for the perfect monsoon getaway from Delhi. The landscape is adorned with lush fruit trees that grow on the terraced orchards. Ranikhet has everything to pacify the nerves of an avid city dweller, especially someone so used to living in a polluted city such as Delhi that may have probably forgotten what breathing in fresh air feels like!
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Distance From Delhi: 392.7 Km
Things To Do In Ranikhet: Visit the many ancient temples such as Jhula Devi, Dwarahat, and Haidakhan Babaji, Take a walk in the fruit orchards in Chaubatia Gardens, Play golf at Upat Golf Course, Take a walk through the architectural marvel that is the Katarmal Sun Temple, Boating in Naukuchiatal
6. Peora - Uttarakhand
Nestled in the lap of Nainital, Peora in Uttarakhand is a small eco-tourism village known for its picturesque valley of Kumaon region. The natural vegetation of pine and oak trees and beautiful flowers make it worth visiting during the monsoon.
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Distance From Delhi: 403.6 Km
Things To Do In Peora: Take a long walk and capture the unmatched natural beauty on unexplored paths, Participate with the NGO Aarohi in taking some basic environmental conservation steps, Buy products from the herbal factory-like Face Pack made from peach seeds, some herbal spices, etc., Visit the Dhokaney waterfall and natural reserve.
7. Orchha - Madhya Pradesh
The medieval city of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh near the banks of Betwa river seems to be frozen in time. The palaces, temples and other architectural marvels of the period of Rajputs and Tughlaqs in 15th Century still stand proud and powerful. The monsoon weather makes this ancient town even more beautiful as the ferocious wind blows and turn the sky grey and darker shades of blue.
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Distance From Delhi: 498.2 Km
Things To Do In Orccha: Visit the historical sights like the Fort Complex (Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal, Rai Parveen Mahal), Ram Raja temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Phool Bagh, Sunder Mahal, Cenotaphs, Buy small and local produces like souvenirs, handicrafts, beaded chains, gemstones, and other such items.
8. Okhla Bird Sanctuary - Uttar Pradesh
Heaven for over 300 bird species, especially waterbirds is what the Okhla Bird Sanctuary is all about! Located on the Okhla barrage over the Yamuna river, this wildlife sanctuary near Delhi is every photographer's paradise. A quick and good local gateway, the beauty of this heaven accelerates by many folds when the rain happens here.
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Distance From Delhi: 42.1 Km
Things To Do In Okhla Bird Sanctuary: Don't forget to carry your binoculars and camera. Find the perfect spot early in the morning to get a beautiful kickstart to your day by listening to the birds chirping with the sun rising in the background and monsoon showers pouring in beautifully.
9. Neemrana - Rajasthan
Taking a huge pride for its architectural magnificence this ancient historical town in the Alwar district of Rajasthan is a perfect monsoon gateway from Delhi. Built-in 1464 AD Neemrana is a true marvel and Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxury hotels. So if you are looking for an amalgamation of history and luxury for your monsoon getaway, this royal beauty has no comparison.
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Distance From Delhi: 126.9 Km
Things To Do In Neemrana: Enjoy a fancy massage this heritage hotel offers a world-class experience in its Spa, Take a dip in the swimming pool, Rent one of the vintage cars and go out for a royal drive, Try Zip Lining by flying fox, Visit the Sariska National Park, Baori stepwell, Alwar Fort, City Palace, Siliserh Lake.
10. Nangal Wetlands - Punjab
Situated at a distance of 100km from Chandigarh, Nangal is a beautiful small town which is surrounded by Sutlej River, canals and magnificent hills. In addition to that Nangal's beauty is highlighted by the 6Km long artificial Nangal lake that is house to over 40,000 migratory birds making it one of the beautiful Monsoon getaway option from Delhi.
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Distance From Delhi: 335.2 Km
Things To Do In Nangal: Visit the Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej River, Bird Lover's paradise Nangal lake, Satluj Park
11. Munsiyari - Uttarakhand
Situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Munsiyari - a small hamlet surrounded by the snow-capped valley of Himalayas is every nature lover's paradise. It is wedged between the borders of India, Tibet, and Nepal that promises an amazing view of the valleys. Known to be a little Kashmir it's also a very popular trekking destination and a top Monsoon gateway from Delhi for a trekking or adventure enthusiast.
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Distance From Delhi: 603.8 Km
Things To Do In Munsiyari: Go for the Namik Glacier Trek, Milam Glacier Trek, Ralam Glacier, See the Panchchouli Peaks, Bird Watching, Visit the Birthi Falls, Nanda Devi Temple, Maheshwari Kund, Madkot Village, Thamri Kund, Khaliya Top, Shop for some hand-woven carpets and Himalayan tree saplings.
12. Morni Hills - Haryana
Looking to have a lazy weekend monsoon getaway from Delhi? Then Morni Hills in Haryana is a place where you can have some laidback personal time amidst the natural beauty of the hills from that rush and chaotic life. A place where you can plan a lazy weekend picnics, brunches or just sprawl on the vast green lands while you enjoy your perfect cup of hot coffee and favorite book while the rain pours!
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Distance From Delhi: 253.7 Km
Things To Do In Morni Hills: Tikkar lake, Morni Fort, Go for Trek or trail in the scenic landscape of Morni Hills, Morni adventure park
13. Lansdowne - Uttarakhand
A quaint little hill town nestled in the majestic Himalayan mountains is Lansdowne in Uttarakhand. This unusual hill station is unique because of its history as an Army Cantonment center and the serene environment that it promises. Walking around in Lansdowne while it's drizzling makes for a beautiful experience.
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Distance From Delhi: 257.9 Km
Things To Do In Lansdowne: Travel to Bhullatal Lake, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, St. James Church, Go to Tip-in-Top and Snow View Point for spectacular views of the Himalayas, The War Memorial
14. Karauli - Rajasthan
Another city in Rajasthan that can be best discovered in the season of Monsoon is Karauli. This old state has many old forts and other significant attractions to experience. This ancient city also has a devotional touch with the blend of royal hospitality and rural environment which makes this monsoon getaway very unique. FYI the Devi religious fare also takes place in these months.
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Distance From Delhi: 257.9 Km
Things To Do In Karauli: Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli City Palace, Kaila Devi National Park (Project Tiger), Timangarh Fort, Go for a Camel cart ride, Visit the local handicraft shops like lacker work, bangle making, wooden toys, bamboo items, fine stone carvings, paintings, traditional sweets, etc., Hire vintage cars, Organic farming, Karauli Chambal crocodile safari.
15. Kangojodi - Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by pine trees, majestic hills, ravines, and dense jungle Kangojodi in Himachal Pradesh is more than just a natural retreat. A very offbeat destination in the Himalayan mountains this is a perfect camping site and adventure-lovers paradise. Not just for Camp Roxx Kanjogodi is equally popular for its plethora of adventure offerings such as Flying Fox, Burma Bridge, Single Rope Walk, Monkey Bridge, Mowgli Walk, and Skyfall.
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Distance From Delhi: 273.9 Km
Things To Do In Kangojodi: Natural Spring Water streams make for the perfect picnic spot, Bonfires under the starry night skies, Stargazing, Trekking, Bird Watching, Visit Renuka Lake, Parshuram Tal and Renuka Temple, and Renukaji Zoo.
16. Chakrata - Uttarakhand
Another perfect, soulful and beautiful hill station nestled in the Himalayan ranges perfect for your monsoon getaway from Delhi is Chakrata. This secluded hill station about 90 km from Dehradun makes for an ideal vacation for backpackers. This mystical piece of land is blanketed by coniferous forests which make this mystical hill station every mountaineer's dream.
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Distance From Delhi: 323.7 Km
Things To Do In Chakrata: Mountain climbing, Trekking, Camping in woods, Visit Tiger Falls, Kanasar, Kalsi, Lakhamandal, Deoban, Kimona Falls, Hanu Mahasu Temple
17. Chail - Himachal Pradesh
Known rightly for its salubrious beauty and virgin forests, Chail is a serene and picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Densely surrounded with some of the tallest pine and deodar trees Chail makes for an unforgettable trip and a must-visit place especially during monsoon. In addition to its mesmerizing beauty, this area was also declared a wildlife sanctuary by the Government in 1976 that is an added charm to witness.
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Distance From Delhi: 335.4 Km
Things To Do In Chail: Visit the world's highest cricket ground, Stay at the heritage hotel Chail Palace, Polo Grounds, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Horse Riding, Kali Temple
18. Bundi - Rajasthan
Not that usual monsoon gateway from Delhi, Budi - located in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan is highly rated for its various cultural and architectural attractions that is sprawled across the city. The miniature paintings from the "Bundi School" ancient forts, luxury palace, Lakes, Memorial pavilions and Stepwells are something that has surrounds the whole city and guarantee no minute spent getting bored.
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Distance From Delhi: 484.6 Km
Things To Do In Bundi: See Rani Ki Ji Baori - Queen's Step Well, Dabhai Kund, Nagar Saga Kund, Taragarh Fort, Garh (Bundi) Palace and Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri, Lakes - Jait Sagar, Nawal Sagar, Kanak Sagar, Go on the wildlife safari in Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary
19. Bhimtal - Uttarakhand
In contrast to Nainital that is always bustling with activity and crowd, Bhimtal is more of an idyllic place which is less crowded and easy on the pocket. This scenic lakeside destination is a treat for the love birds as they can enjoy boating, paddling, birding, nature walks and adventurous trekking here.
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Distance From Delhi: 341.9 Km
Things To Do In Bhimtal: Birdwatching, Boating in the Bhimtal lake, Nature walks, Adventure Trekking, Paddling, 17th Century Bhimeshwar Temple, Water sports, Butterfly Research Centre
20. Bharatpur - Rajasthan
Carefully and magnificently displays the regal and vivacious side of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is the perfect blend of royalty and nature that makes it the ideal monsoon getaway from Delhi. Surrounded by fort walls built-in 1733 by Maharaja Suraj Mal this fortified city is also equally famous for its bird sanctuary which has more than 364 species of migratory birds.
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Distance From Delhi: 220.4 Km
Things To Do In Bharatpur: Bird sanctuary, Lohagarh Fort, Fateh, Laxman Mandir, Bharatpur Palace, Deeg, Ganga Mandir