Tushar posted on 4th May

7 Road Trips Every Delhi Person Has On Their Bucket List

Cool breeze, magnificent views, and the company of your closest peeps — road trips are the ultimate way to reboot and refresh your system. Get out on the road, turn on the engine, and off you go collecting experiences and stories. And what better time than right now to get on the road and leave the city behind?

Here are the best road trips you need to take from Delhi this year.

Rishikesh

A great place to road trip to if what you’re looking for is a dash of adventure in Rishikesh. Let the breeze accompany you on this thrilling road trip as you go river-rafting, bungee jumping, and cliff-diving through the day and gaze at the starry sky from your riverside tent at night.

Distance from Delhi: 236 kms

Jodhpur

Drown the world out, experience breathtaking culture, and get lost in the city drenched in true blue. Jodhpur is a city full heritage, ancient forts, and wondrous views. Catch talented folk dancers and singers, and experience the tribal way of life at Jodhpur RIFF, a music fest happening at the massive Mehrangarh Fort. Our suggestion? Save this one for autumn.

Distance from Delhi: 607 kms

Bir, Billing

Leave the ground behind in a daring feat of paragliding, watch mesmerising sunsets, and explore the off-beat Himachal village for its beauty, adventures, and experiences. Bir is the perfect road trip destination if you’re looking to get away from the noise and pollution of the city.

Distance from Delhi: 516 kms

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Take to the Yamuna Express Highway, roll down the windows, and the let the winds take over as you zoom through singing your favourite songs {isn’t that what road trips are about?}. Get a little closer to nature as you explore the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary riding cycles and watching exotic birds while taking in the lush green views. A good time to go by is in October, as this month sees a drastic increase in migratory birds, making it the best time to pay a visit.

Distance from Delhi: 219 km

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Sariska Tiger Reserve

The endangered tiger species makes multiple appearances at the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Make your trip special by spotting the mighty beasts in their natural habitat {warning: Might make you feel powerless}. Furthermore, a relaxing weekend is on the cards as you explore the state of the kings. Culture, history, and expansive views of natural beauty – all await you on this road trip.

Distance from Delhi: 203 kms

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Gushaini

Gushaini makes for a venturesome vacation spot with its thrilling treks and rewarding hikes. This off-the-grid destination is a tranquil spot to unwind and get some  peace and quiet away from the riff-raff.

#LBBTip: Book a stay at Raju’s Cottage in Tirthan Valley for a stay in the majestic wooden house, covered in vibrant green vines. You have to cross the Tirthan River on a zip-line, which makes it even more awesome.

Distance from Delhi: 503 kms

Neemrana

Rev up the car and head to Neemrana for a luxurious stay in the Neemrana Fort. Stay in royal bedrooms, gorge on delectable food, and take a dip in the swimming pool. With superb views of the small town from your royal retreat, you’re bound to check all the boxes in your vacay goals list. All rested? Great. Head to the Flying Fox zip-line {it’s a part of the fort, so no need to step out} and swoosh through the air for an exhilarating time. Luxury plus thrills? Nothing’s better.

Distance from Delhi: 131 kms

Pangot

A very short drive away from the oh-so-famous (read: commercial) hill station of Nainital, Pangot is a small town in the hilly Kumaon region. There’s also beautiful, scenic trek route from Pangot to Naina Peak. Bird watchers & photographers, you’re in for a treat here. There are allegedly over 200 bird species to be spotted here and Snow View Point and Kilbury are the best spots to watch them.

Distance from Delhi: 300 kms