The capital city of Delhi is a colourful city brimming with energies.
People here love to eat, travel, party and live the life to the fullest! Being the capital, it also enjoys great attention from the holiday makers coming in from all across the world. Yet, there are many places around Delhi, that haven’t made it to the global map and remain the unexplored territories.
We bring you a glimpse of those hidden heavens.
Here are the 5 offbeat places near Delhi, that you must visit if you love to explore the less travelled lands.
One of the popular tourist attractions near Delhi is Alwar, a city with the headquarters of Alwar district, located at about 160 km from the south of Delhi and 150 km from the north of Jaipur. Encircled by lofty Aravali hills, Alwar flaunts the pride of harbouring Sariska Wildlife sanctuary that attracts lots of tourists. Bala-Quila, also known as Alwar fort, is another tourist hotspot exhibiting the India’s rich heritage. Mansa Devi’s Temple, Sariska Palace, City Palace, Karni Mata’s Temple, Neemrana Fort, Sariska National Park, and Pandu Pole Hanuman Temple are other worth visiting places in the city of Alwar.
Garhmukteshwar, a town in the Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh situated around 100 km from Delhi, is well-known as a holy city of India. You can find holy Ganges River at just a distance of five km from this town. Devotees flock to this town to have enchanting experience of Ganges and bow down to the sacred idol of Lord Brahma which is made out of white stone. Mukteshwar Mahadev temple that has a Shiva lingam constructed by sage Parshuram flaunts India’s rich heritage. Meerabai ki Reti, which located just opposite to the Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, is another tourist destination. Nahush Koop, Hanuman Mandir, Vedant Mandir, and Amrit Parisar are other outstanding tourist destinations.
Another worth seeing tourist attraction near Delhi is a little town known as Pataudi, which is located at the foot of the Aravali hills and about 26 km from Gurgaon. It is widely popular for Pataudi palace, which is created by Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan and artistically designed by Heinz in 1935. The palace signifies royal splendour. Shiva temple, Pilayar Koil, Muthumariamman Temple, St Joseph Church, Ramalinga Swami temple, and Sathankulam are other great tourist destinations in Paraudi.
Dausa, also well-known as Dev Nagari, is a city and the headquarters of Dausa district is widely popular for its rich cultural and religious heritage. It is located at 240 km from Delhi and about 55 km from Jaipur. It attracts tourists to its ancient and sacred temples, such as Mehandipur Balaji Temple, The Temple of Paplaj Mata Ji, and The Temple of Neelkanth and Panch Mahadev. Dausa is also famous for Abheneri, which drives tourists to post-Gupta era or early medieval monuments and Harshat Mata Temple, and Bhandarej, which features decorative lattice work, sculptures, artistic walls, terracotta utensils, and other ancient heritage discovered in an excavation.
Often described as ‘Mushroom of India’ as well as ‘The City of Red Gold’, Solan attracts a large number of tourists. It is located around 46 km to the south of Delhi. This city has a rich heritage and historical architecture. Salon cantonment is one of the well-planned buildings having building blocks facing south to bring in maximum sunlight. The church inside the cantonment is adorned with beautiful stone and wooden carvings, reminiscent of British architecture, and is covered with elegant sloping roofs. Mohan Shakti National Park, Karol Tibba, Shoolini Mata Temple, The Mall Road, and Motilal Nehru Central State Library are some of the best places that one must visit when in Solan.
Travelling and exploring the planet with the naked eye is one experience that enriches one for life. Pack your bags and set on a journey full of mysteries and discover many astounding gems.