Workaholics please take note- a vacation is must. Lets face it guys, people are more concerned about their jobs and studies. They forget about most important things such as health, state of mind and relaxation. So, forget your guilt feelings. Trash your old crying attitude of not having have time for vacation since last year. Times have changed! You can always make time for short vacation.

So here is the list of 5 places to visit near Delhi on this long extended weekend. One important thing to note is that very common places are excluded from this list such as Manali and Nanital.

 1. Mcleod Ganj – “Little Lhasa” 

When travelers talk about going to Dharamshala to see the Dalai lama this is the place they mean. Three kilometers away from the town of Dharamshala this is the place where his Holiness 14th Dalai lama along with tibetan population live. This place attracts tourist because of Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trek in mountain and not to forget its colourful tibetan market. Here, travellers can indulge in interesting conversation on Karma and Dharma. Great mix of travellers can be found here.



2. Kasol – “The land of Wanderlust”

Kasol is nature’s blessing. This is a remote village situated in Parvati valley alongside beautiful Parvati river flowing. This natural beauty has great himalayan view with clear sky and pleasant climate all around the year. It is popular for camping, trekking, food and wonderful cafes. This place is all set to give you unforgettable memories.


3. Lansdowne – “Quaint little hilly”

Not disturbed bu humans, Lansdowne is old British cantonment town and is home of Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. This is the best place to find peace and isolation from crowded places. This place offers great scenic beauty of himalays and area is full of Oak and Pine trees which magnify the beauty. It is popular for boating, natural walk, Bhulla lake and lazy holidays.


4. Bir – “Paragliding Capital of India”

Bir is situated in Himachal Pradesh and it is considered as best spot in the world for paragliding, and also hosts the world paragliding championship every year. Main attraction here is paragliding but there are also equal interesting things such as Deer park, Bir Tea factory and this town is also famous for spiritual studies and meditation. Paragliding activities are safe and all safety are taken care of.


5. Uttarkashi – “Bhagirathi’s home”

Ancient town of town of Uttarkashi is much like kashi of plains. It is home of Bhagirathi river which is later on known as Ganga. It picked the sense of ancient and religious town because two of the four holy shrines of Hindu mythology are situated here. it is also home of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering which is one of the best institute of Asia. Popular attraction of Uttarkashi are- Gangotri, Yamnotri, vishwanath temple, Nachiketa tal, Harshil and lot more!


So, pack your bags and take a bus ride to these beautiful locations and have a escape from your boring life.