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Around Delhi - 24 Hours Itinerary
Just arrived in Delhi? You have a day? With a little planning you will be able to make the most of it. So, savour the moments and soak in the sights. Start early so you get to experience more of it.
As you have just one day, take a cab. Taxis are available in plenty and it’s the quickest way to see around Delhi. Fix the price in advance, or go by the meter. For budget travelers, there are day trips organized by Delhi Tourism. The buses are pretty comfortable, but the only disadvantage is that you cannot go at your own pace.
We have given you a tentative itinerary based on how you can maximize your Delhi experience. However, keep a guide book handy. You can refer to it when needed.
Delhi is steeped in history. The edifices are a testimony to its multi cultural /historic background. You need to rush through because there’s a lot to see, yet very less time in your hands, and don’t underestimate the peak-hour Delhi traffic.
If you are starting from the airport, make sure you have a good breakfast for it will take quite a while before lunch. Head off straight to the QutabMinar in Mehrauli. (Airport to Mehrauli is 9.6 kms. It will take about 20 minutes, from the airport). Don’t miss the Asokan iron pillar right inside the QutabMinar complex. It’s almost 7 m in height and weighs more than 6 tons. You will notice that the free standing iron pillar has not degenerated or rusted in so many years.
After pondering over our forefathers’ evolution in science, proceed to the Garden of Five senses. (1.5 kms. This is about 15 mins from QutabMinar) A must see for a truly rejuvenating experience, which will keep you going for the next couple of hours.
Following the experience in the Garden, visit the Bahai Temple at East of Kailash, (At 6.4 kms and just over 15 mins from the Garden). Shaped like a lotus, this is one architectural marvel that looks amazing from all sides, (especially the aerial view, if you can spot it from the flight, when you are in it). Take a look around, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet inside the temple.
Next on the agenda, after the visit to the temple, is the Red Fort in old Delhi (11.6 kms, which is around 25 mins from the Bahai temple). The Fort is a massive structure in sandstone red. The aesthetics of the Red Fort represent Mughal creativity at its peak. Just bypass the local shopkeepers and don’t get too carried away by their wares. You really have no time to haggle with prices.
The memorial is next on the sight seeing list. Close to Red Fort is the memorial of the Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. (It is at a distance of 1.5 kms from the Fort). The memorial is set in the midst of deep green lawns. It is a square platform in black with the last words of the Mahatma inscribed on it.
By this time it should be a little late in the afternoon. Get in the cab and head off to Connaught place - the right place to be in to grab a bite. There are plenty of restaurants around. Booking in advance would be ideal as these places can get very crowded, especially on weekends. (Raj Ghat to Connaught Place is 4.2 kms)
If you would like to linger around for a bit of shopping, Connaught Place has plenty of attractions. Janpath is close by. It’s an arcade full of shops and definitely a shopper’s delight. Near by is the underground shopping centre, Palika Bazar where you could just browse around for a wee bit of shopping. These places are within walkable distance from Connaught Place. You could just stroll around and get back to the spot where your cab is parked.
The final visiting spots would be the RashtrapathiBhavan (the official residence of the president of India) and the India Gate (a memorial for the soldiers who fought in the WW1). Connaught Place to RashtrapathiBhavan is about 2.8 kms while RashtrapthiBhavan to India Gate is another 2.9 kms.
Reserve the visit to these two places towards the evening or night as the RashtrapathiBhavan presents a splendid view when lit up, while India Gate appears captivating with the eternal flame under the arch - the Amar JawanJyothi, burning steadily.
That was quite a hectic trip, but it’s not all over yet. There's plenty more. Put it on your agenda for next time.
  • A good pair of foot wear is essential since there’s lot of walking to be done.
  • Avoid shoes with shoe lace as they may be a hindrance to remove and put on, while visiting places of worship.
  • Eateries are available at every corner; ensure you go to the reputed ones.
Experience the enigma of the city of Delhi, which encapsulates the old and the new. Explore the enticing sights of the old which evoke the ancient past and enjoy the thrills of the new.
We do not think that the complete New Delhi experience can be had in 3 days, but we have done our best to give you the experience in a capsule. So be ready to devour the city and its surroundings in 3 days.
No trip to Delhi is complete without the Taj Mahal at Agra(about 4 hours from Delhi). We have also included the rustic Jaipur in what is often called the ‘Golden Triangle Trip’.
So here goes… Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in three days.
Tour Delhi – the city (See an itinerary for Delhi in 24 hours)
Take a tour around Delhi and its myriad attractions. Visit the various monuments, forts and memorials. Break for lunch at Chandani Chowk for a taste of the authentic cuisine. Chandani Chowk is famous for its eateries as well. One such is the ParantheWaliGali a famous gourmet locality well-known for its Indian breads or paranthas.
Some of the cooks in these eateries are descendants of the emperors in the bygone eras.
Continue with the visits and complete the day with a late night entertainment at one of the recommended places. Maybe a Bollywood movie, a concert, or the disco? Pick your choice from the various options available.
On the morning of day two, visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. A truly amazing sight and a must see. Agra is about 205 kms from the city and the drive will take about 4 -5 hours. The Taj Mahal as one of the seven wonders is an attraction not to be missed. Its amazing; its breathtaking; it leaves you very sentimental; brings tears into your eyes; we’ll let you fill in the adjectives by yourselves.
The next stop after the Taj Mahal is Fatehpur Sikri just outside Agra, which was established by the great Mughal emperor Akbar. This is yet another one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Don’t miss the tomb of Salim Chishti in white marble among the rest of the buildings in red sandstone.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Jaipur is a favoured tourist destination, with its magnificent mahals and bustling bazaars. The attractions range from architectural splendours like the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort and observatory – Jantar Mantar, (similar to the one in Delhi but on a grander scale), to adventurous rides on elephants and camels and a whole lot more.
After Jaipur visit, now get back to Delhi in time for dinner of a sumptuous spread in a wide range of cuisine. Check out the many restaurants that are popular and offer a variety of spreads that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
You have visited and experienced quite a bit of Delhi and its neighboring destinations, but that was just a slice. There is lot more of history and culture left. Perhaps on another trip!
Delhi to Agra is 204 kms
Jaipur to New Delhi is 259 Kms
Agra to Jaipur is 220 kilometers
Sightseeing Spots
'Hawa Mahal', or Palace of the Wind, is a landmark of Jaipur. Made of red and pink sand stone, the monument with a spectacular view of Jaipur city, was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household, to watch the world from within the Mahal.
The palace encloses a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens, several palatial structures, and museums. Each section of the Palace has its distinct feature. The imposing gateways, scalloped arches, and columns are marvels of Rajput architecture.
Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, modelled after the one built in Delhi but on a grander scale. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets.
It is a blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The reflection of the Fort in the lake, is a remarkable sight. Amer Fort houses the famous Sheesh Mahal - a beautiful hall of mirrors that are so artistically set, that the tiniest ray of light reflected in the mirrors, illumines the hall.
Delhi is a city of culture and history. The only way to feel its soul is to explore it. Provided here are two options to spend 5 days. The first is a tour of the Golden Triangle which is sightseeing Delhi and neighboring Agra and Jaipur.
Another option to the 5 day visit, is to spend the first two days in Delhi and the next three at a hill station.
Himachal Pradesh close to Delhi is a travellers paradise with spectacular mountain views, lush green valleys, and cascading rivers down the mountain side. You could take time off to experience the magic of the mountains.
Indulge in some local sight seeing the first day in Delhi. Begin the day with visits to the historical sites. Start with the imposing Qutab Minar, the famed brick minaret. After Qutub Minar visit Humayun’s Tomb- one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments in Delhi. Follow it with a visit to The Garden of Five Senses which is in the same vicinity. Spend some time there for a truly relaxing experience.
After the experience in the Garden, proceed to Chandni Chowk to explore Red Fort - the colossal citadel built in red stone. Break for lunch at one of the eateries close by, for a taste of some authentic cuisine.
Post lunch visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of the Mahatma and Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. In close proximity to the mosque is Purana Quila, yet another fort. Make sure you are at the Quila by evening, in time for the sound and light show which entails the history of Delhi. Proceed to Connaught Place for a stroll around the place and some shopping if you wish. To complete the sightseeing for the day, round it up with a drive to the Parliament House and the India Gate, both of which are well illuminated at night.
Have Dinner at one of the restaurants in Connaught Place and call it a day.
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur – The Golden Triangle Trip
Day 2

Begin day two with an early morning trip to the historic site of Agra for a visit to the Taj Mahal. Follow the Taj Mahal trip with visits to Fatehpur Sikri, the Fort built by Emperor Akbar. Complete the day with a visit to Brindavan and Mathura. These are the places of mythological interest. The place abounds in tales of Lord Krishna and the anecdotes from his life. Stay overnight at Agra or get back to Delhi.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. Plan your trip accordingly.
Day 3

On your third day plan a trip to Jaipur which is about 4 hours from Agra or 6 hrs from Delhi. Jaipur is an amazing destination with some interesting historical sites and marvels as well as fascinating bazaars. Take a tour of its tourist’s spots like the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar. Experience an elephant / camel ride, at the Amer Fort. Stay overnight and get back to Delhi the next day.
Day 4
Back in Delhi; spend the rest of your fourth day seeing some more of Delhi. Visit the temples, Laxmi Narayan Temple / Birla Temple, Bahai/Lotus Temple. Shaped like a lotus, this temple is a must see. Then there is the ISKCON temple and Akshardham temple. You can enjoy programmes in the IMAX theatre or the musical fountain in the Akshardham temple complex.
Visit Jantar Mantar the observatory at Connaught Place. Take a look at the Safdarjung Tomb representing the last phase of the Mughal style architecture. Check out Indira Gandhi Museum which houses some rare photographs of the late Prime Minister.
Spend the evenings, strolling around the Mughal Gardens (if they are open!) or the lawns of India Gate which is always open.
Day over! If you still have some spirit left, check out night life.
Day 5
Spend your final day in Delhi, going shopping and experiencing a bit more of Delhi. Dilli Haat is a popular shopping arcade for wares from all over India. For some street shopping, check out Janpath / Tribal Market in Connaught Place. Take your time to haggle with shopkeepers; clothes /artifacts may be overpriced.
Check out exclusive shopping malls.
After shopping, have lunch at one of the recommended restaurants for the cuisine of your choice.
You can leave out Agra and Jaipur and have a trip to the mountains. Or checkout the adventure spots around Rishikesh. Here are some of the hill stations around Delhi that you can visit for 2-3 days.
Nainital, is nestled amidst seven hills at an altitude of 1938m. A picture perfect hill station, Nainital, attracts tourists all year round. There are some scenic spots that offer breathtaking views of the hill ranges.
By air: Pantnagar is the nearest airport
By rail: Pantnagar is the nearest rail head
By road: Nainital is well connected by road with Delhi (310 km), Pantnagar (70 km), Kathgodam (35 km).
The fruit basket of the Kumaon hills, Ramgarh is a sleepy little town, ideal for those looking for just a peaceful retreat. There are plenty of orchards around this place.
It is just 25 kms from Nainital
Snuggled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Kumaon is a place of exquisite beauty. Once a tiger reserve, most of the tigers are now well settled in Jim Corbett National Park - India's first National Park situated in lower Kumaon.
By air: The closest airport is Pantnagar
By rail: The closest railhead is Kathgodam. There are a number of trains which connect Kathgodam with Delhi. From Kathgodham, one can either take a bus or hire a cab. The other alternative is to drive down from Delhi.
By road: Distance from Delhi to Kumaon is 300kms.
Located at 1890 m above sea level, Kasauni offers fabulous trekking routes, some of them being Bageshwar Sundardhunga Trek, Adi Kailash Trek and the Base Kausani Trek.
The tracks include thick pine forests and little steep mountain climbs which lead to the Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Nandadevi, and Panchuli.
By air: The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, at a distance180 km. From Pantnagar one can reach Kasauni by road.
By rail: The nearest railhead is at Kathgodam.
By road: Delhi (405) kms Pantnagar (178 km), Kathgodam (142 km).
The forest reserve and Bird sanctuary of Binsar is home to a number of wild, animals and exotic birds. Nature walks and trekking trails are the attractions here.
By air: The nearest airport is at Pantnagar (150 km)/ Kathgodam (120 km).
By rail: The nearest railhead is Pantnagar.
By road: Binsar is 30 km from Almora, 90 km from Nainital and 418 km from Delhi. Kathgodam is 120 kms. Pantnagar is 150 kms.
The beautiful town is set on a horse saddle shaped ridge. The view of the snowy summits of the Himalayas is breathtaking from this town.
By air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar (127 kms).
By rail: Nearest railway station is Kathgodam (90kms).
By road: Almora is well connected by road, Dehradun (412 kms), Nanital (71 kms), Delhi (382 kms), Kathgodam (90 kms).
Mukhteshwar attracts both nature lovers and adventure travelers. The exotic array of flowers and unusual species of birds and animals in the forests are one of the attractions of this hill resort, besides the beautiful views of the mountain ranges.
By air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar.
By rail: The nearest railhead is Pantnagar.
By road: Mukteshwar is 50 km from Nainital and 350 km from Delhi.
Ranikhet, is situated on the lower hills of the Kumaon range. Landscaped gardens and panoramic view of the mountain ranges are the main attractions.
By air: Pantnagar is the nearest airport.
By rail: Pantnagar is the nearest railhead Kathgodam is also a railhead which is close by.
By road: Ranikhet is well connected by road with Ramnagar (96), Nainital (68 km), Almora (50 km) and Delhi (365 km).
Situated at the foot of the Garhwal hills, at an altitude of about 2000m above sea level, Mussoorie is often referred to as the Queen of the hills. It is a very popular hill station and definitely worth a visit.
By air: Nearest airport, is the Jolly Grant.
By rail: The nearest railhead to Mussoorie is Dehradun.
By road: Delhi to Mussoorie is 290 km and Dehradun to Mussoorie is 35 km. Regular buses ply from Dehradun to Mussoorie.
Snow-capped peaks in the far horizon, fresh mountain air, quiet lonely pathways - the perfect setting to relax. Shimla is also known for its natural ice-skating rink in India. An Ice-skating Carnival is arranged every year by the Ice-skating Club in the month of January.
By air: The nearest airport is at a distance of 23 kms from Shimla, which is the Jubbarhatti Airport.
By rail: Kalka is the nearest railhead.
By road: 351kms from Delhi.
Discover India’s capital city – New Delhi. With its towering tombs, majestic monuments, imposing memorials, captivating citadels, landscaped lawns, and bustling bazaars – the city has a lot to offer.
Delhi is not complete, however, without exploring its neighboring places, simply because of the choices it offers. Visits to the hill stations in the Himalayan ranges, spiritual sojourns along the Ganges and Yamuna, historical tours, adventure tours and more - take your pick, there’s something for everyone.
Take it easy and absorb the sights and sounds of Delhi- you have a good 10 days. There could be many events and activities to keep you on your feet for all the ten days. So get ready for the total Delhi experience.
Check out Delhi in 3 days and Delhi in 5 days for an insight of the places to see and experience for the first 3/5 days.
Go to a cultural (music or dance) programme, travel by the local bus just for the fun of it, Eat chat (locally spiced fastfood) to experience the tanginess. Just go ahead and explore.
You have a good number of adventure sports in Ladakh to choose from ranging from mountaineering, jeep safari, trekking, cycling and river rafting.
Rohtang Pass and Keylong are important spots on the ManaliLeh road. Lahaul and Spiti are the local towns en route.
By Air: There are regular flights from Delhi to Leh.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Jammu.
By Road: Reach Srinagar and from Srinagar take the Leh - Srinagar route which is 434-km. The ascent is up to a height of 11,500 feet / 3,505m.
Leh is the largest town of Ladakh. It lies at an altitude of 10,800 ft above sea level. The attractions of this area include, trekking, spectacular views of the beautiful valley, captivating Leh Palace, Leh Monastery, Leh Mosque, Stok Palace Museum and others.
The treks from Spituk to the Markha valley and Lamayurugompa to Chiling village alongside the Zanskar River are the most popular treks in the region. Distance By Air: Leh has its own airport. Direct flights link it to Delhi, Chandigarh, Srinagar and Jammu. By Rail: The nearest Rail Head is Jammu By Road: Jammu is at 620kms.
By Air: Leh has its own airport. Direct flights link it to Delhi, Chandigarh, Srinagar and Jammu.
By Rail: The nearest Rail Head is Jammu
By Road:Jammu is at 620kms.
The gateway to the Himalayas, this charming valley is often referred to as the Valley of the Gods. Kullu is central to this valley as a well developed tourist destination. Most of the treks start here.
Manali is famous for its natural beauty and snow clad mountains – the Rohtang pass which is close to Manali, at a distance of 40 kms.Connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh
The attractions in Kullu and Manali range from trekking, skiing, river rafting, mountaineering, jeep safari, skiing and paragliding.

By Air: KulluManali Airport at Bhuntar, which is at a distance of 10 km from Kullu town.
By Rail: Chandigarh is the most convenient rail head at a distance of 267 kms from Kullu.
By Road: The distance from Delhi is 522km approximately.Jogindernagar (125 km from Kullu), Pathankot (285km from Kullu)
Dharamshala is at the foot of the Dauladhar slopes in the Kangra valley. The valley is renowned for its natural beauty, with oak and conifers in the woods in the valley and the snowcapped mountains in the upper regions.
Air: NNearest airport is at Gaggal, 13 kms from the town.
Rail: Dharmashala has its own station, easily approachable for trains from Pathankot.
Road: Gaggal is 13kms Pathankot is 85 kms.
Macleodganj or Little Lhasa. This place is the home of the Tibetan Guru – the Dalai Lama. It is steeped in Buddhist culture. The markets are flooded with a variety of Tibetan wares. Water sports could be indulged in at MaharanapratapSagar close to Mcleodganj.
By Air: The nearest airport at Gaggal is 14 km away after which it is accessible by Road.
By Rail: Pathankot is the nearest railhead. From Pathankot there is a narrow gauge railway line up to Kangra (94 km) and from here Dharamshala is 17 km by Road.
By Road:Delhi (520 km), Chandigarh (250 km).
Sliding down the slopes can be a thrilling experience. Auli is a very popular ski resort. The slopes are considered one of the best in Asia.
By Air: The nearest airport from Auli is in Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun
By Rail: The nearest railhead from Auli is at Raiwala near Rishikesh.
By Road: Rishikesh (253kms), Haridwar (277kms), Dehradun (298kms) and Delhi (500kms)
Located amidst snow cappedKumaon Himalayas, Munsiyari is the site for treks to glaciers like Milam and Ralam for which this place serves as a base camp. Opportunities to go river rafting and skiing are plenty.
By Air: The nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh (128 Km) or Pantnagar Airport.
By Rail:Delhi (612 Km), Nainital (288 Km) and Kathgodam (261 Km).
By Road: Nearest Railhead is Kathgodam (319 Km) Pithogarh (128 kms)
The numerous streams criss-crossing the mountain range, and Bundla River cascading down the mountain side like a mighty waterfall, presents a spectacular sight of the hill side at Palampur in the Kangra valley.
By Air: Palampur is 37 km from Gaggal in Kangra, which is the nearest Airport.
By Rail: The closest Railway station is at Maranda that is at a distance of 2 km from Palampur.
By Road: Palampur is also accessible by Road from Dharamshala 40 km, Kangra 38 km, from Delhi 542 km, from Pathankot and Chandigarh 240 km.
The capital of Himachal Pradesh, it is a very popular tourist destination with a lot of attractions. Besides being the ultimate summer retreat it’s also an ideal spot for adventure sports.
By Air: The Jubbarhatti airport is 23-km from Shimla
By Rail: Trains ply from Delhi to Kalka. From Kalka take the toy train which courses the valley and the mountain side which presents a panoramic view of the hillside.
By Road:Delhi to Shimla is 370 kms
Endless skyline, snow capped peaks, verdant valleys and fresh water springs, Kufri has it all, and more. It is located in the southern Himachal Pradesh, near Shimla, at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level.
Kufri plays host to a number of winter sports like skiing and tobogganing along the slopes. The winter sports carnival held annually, is a major attraction for visitors who throng this place just to witness it.
By Air: Jubbarbhatti Airport at Shimla is the nearest one for reaching Kufri.
By Rail:The nearest railhead is at Shimla
By Road: Delhi to Kufri is 365 kms Shimla is a distance of 16 kms.
According to locals, Kinnaur is a gift from God that fell from the clouds. It is a tribal area in Himachal Pradesh, which was a trade route between India and Tibet. The lush green orchards and gushing rivers below and the snow capped mountains above provide a picture of contrast at Kinnaur.
By Air: Nearest airport is Jubbar Hatti near Shimla.
By Rail:The nearest railhead is at Shimla
By Road: Shimla to Kinnaur is 260 kms
Sangla Valley is situated in the district of Kinnaur. The village nearby is famous for the local hand woven shawls and typical Kinnauri caps.
By Air: The nearest airport to Sangla is at Shimla, 238 km.
By Rail: The nearest railway stations are at Shimla, Kalka and Shoghi.
By Road: Shimla is at a distance of 238 km from Sangla.
The hill station of Dalhousie is an all timefavourite among tourists. The fascinating hill, with the enchanting greenery where the air is still pure and invigorating, bestows this place with an alluring charm.
By Air: The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 135 km.
By Rail: The closest railhead is Pathankot, 80 km away.
By Road: Dalhousie is 485 km by road from Delhi. Pathankot is 80 kmsKangra is 135 kms
Close to Dalhousie, this saucer shaped hill station is a must-see for its breathtaking views. It is often known as the Switzerland of the India. There is a temple here which is famed for its images of the PanchPandavas, the characters from the epic- Mahabharata.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal, Kangra, 140-km from Dalhousie.
By Rail: The nearest Railhead is Pathankot.
By Road: It is 27 kms from Dalhousie.
Kangra valley: 89-km Shimla: 275-km
Dharamshala: 99-km Kullu: 300-km
A desert mountain valley in the higher ranges of the Himalayan Mountains; it is referred to as little Tibet because of its closeness to Tibet in terms of climate, vegetation and terrain. It retains a raw charm and is quite untouched by modernity. Trekking trails in the Spiti Valley provide a very different experience as the terrain is rugged and a little difficult. Walking with the yaks to the valley with the locals and camping in the wild will provide a unique experience.
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhutar (Kullu)
By Rail: The nearest railheads are Jogindernagar, Shimla & Chandigarh.
By Road: From Delhi to Manali is 583 kms.
Agra is a major tourist destination because of its Mughal styled monuments and Forts. Most notably the Taj Mahal. It has always been a source of admiration. Poet Tagore describes the Taj Mahal as “one tear-drop...upon the cheek of time". Built by the Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his queen, the Taj Mahal is known for its exquisite craftsmanship and detailed inlay work. The layout follows a distinctly Islamic theme. Taj Mahal is undoubtedly a masterpiece of Mughal architecture.
The Mahal is not open to visitors on Fridays.
By Air: New Delhi is the nearest airport
By Rail: Agra is well connected by rail with important cities.
By Road: Agra – Delhi is 203 kms
It is well known as the Pink city due to the colour of the stones used to build its palaces and forts. Built in the desert of Rajasthan, it is the first planned city in India. There are many attractions, like the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, JantarMantar etc. Jaipur’ s bazaars sell interesting wares such as the tie and die scarves and dress material, hand embroidered, material, embroidered leather shoes, and more.
By Air: Jaipur has its own airport
By Rail: Jaipur is well connected with the rest of the cities through rail lines.
By Road:: Jaipur - New Delhi is 259 Kms.
Mathura the birth place of the Hindu God Krishna is shrouded in Hindu folklore. Mathura is a place full of divine reminiscences of Lord Krishna. Devotees keep thronging to this place to pay obeisance to the Lord. Mathura is located on the western bank of the river Yamuna.
On the same bank of the river Yamuna, at about 15 Km. north of Mathura,is the celebrated town of Vrindavan which is also associated with Lord Krishna and his cosmic pursuits. There are plenty of shrines and venerated places.
By Air: The nearest Airport from Mathura and Vrindavan is Agra.
By Rail: Vrindavan is well connected by rail to all the major cities in India.
By Road: Mathura is 145 kms from Delhi and 56 Kms from Agra.
Haridwar is referred to as the gateway to God. It is a centre steeped in Hindu religion and mysticism. It is the place where the River Ganges descends to the plains from the lofty Himalayas. Haridwar is the venue of the KumbhMela that takes places once in twelve years.
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, at Dehradun,
By Rail: Haridwar is well connected by rail to all major cities of India.
By Road: Haridwar is at a distance of 214 kms from Delhi
The Hindu Guru Adi Shankara built four Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. They are known as the Char Dham that includes Badrinath –Kedarnath –Yamunotri - Gangotri
Badrinath is the seat of Lord Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan. Apart from the religious significance, the splendid view of the mountains lures visitors to this sacred place.
By Air:Nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun (317 kms.)
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh
By Road: Rishikesh 300 kms, Haridwar 297 kms, Delhi 600kms.
Badrinath is well connected with other hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.
Kedarnath The furthest among the Char Dhams, it is set amidst the stunning mountains of the Himalayas. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are pathways for pilgrims to approach the shrine by foot.
By Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, at 239 km.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Rishikesh, 221 km.
By Road: From Rishikesh the distance is 221 kms.
Gangotri and YamunotriGangotri and Yamunotri are the origins of the river Ganga and Yamuna respectively. Situated at an elevation of about 3300 kms above the sea level, they are located at opposite ends. Besides being important pilgrimage spots, these places are frequented by trekkers as there are a number of trekking routes. They are close to the India – China border.
By Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant (26 km from Rishikesh)
By Rail: Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, 249 km.
By Road: Important road distances are Uttarkashi - 97 km, Tehri - 167 km, Dharasu -125 km, Mussoorie - 250 km.
Rishikesh offers a mix of spirituality and scenic beauty that is sure to leave the visitor awe inspired. A visit to Rishikesh is considered incomplete without a purifying dip in the river Ganges, as per Hindu customs.
Rishikesh is blessed with turbulent rivers. These rivers and their nearby areas make excellent spots for adventure sports like White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Trekking, Rock-Climbing / Mountaineering, Camping and Skiing in winter.
Rishikesh is 25 kms away from Haridwar.
Elephant rides, bird watching, and jeep safaris, are the highlights of the Park. The oldest National Park in India, the park has been named after the conservationist Jim Corbett. It is considered one, among the tiger reserves in India, under the wildlife protection initiative. Corbett Park has the highest density of Tiger in the country.
Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand,in the foothills of the Himalayas, the park is spread over the districts of Nainital and Garhwal.
Best Time The park is open from November 15th to June 15th only.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Phoolbagh in Pantnagar.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Ramnagar.
By Road: Delhi - 295 kmsNanital - 105 kmsRanikhet - 112 kmsPantnagar is 50kms from the park.
This forest reserve offers its visitors the experience of jungle life with all its myriad charms, as the animals and the variety of birds move about in their natural environs. Its forests were once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas. Best Time Ranthambore National park is open from 1st October to 30th June Rest of the year; the Park is closed for visitors.
By Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur
By Rail: Ranthambore is 11 kms from SawaiMadhopur which connects to all the major cities in Rajasthan.
By Road:Ranthambore is 11-kms from SawaiMadhopur 145 kms from Jaipur Delhi to Ranthambore is 403 kms.
A birdwatcher's paradise, Sultanpur is a popular site for resident and migratory birds. Sultanpur Lake is a popular picnic spot especially in winter, when the Sanctuary provides a picturesque panorama of migratory birds. The lake also has a few reptiles. The Sanctuary is home to some animals as well, like the sambar, nilgai, hog deer, blackbuck.
By Air: Nearest airport is New Delhi Airport
By Rail: Railway Station is Gurgaon Railway Station (15 km)
By Road: The Park is 45 kms from Delhi, and 15 kms from Gurgaon.
Sariska is a Tiger reserve located in the Aravalli hills in Rajasthan. Besides its tiger population, the reserve is known for its population of leopards, porcupines, panthers, and other wild animals. The sanctuary also has a remarkable number of avian populations.
By Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Alwar
By Road: Sariska is 200 kilometers from Delhi and 107 kilometers from Jaipur. Alwar, is 37 kilometers from the reserve
The forest reserve and Bird sanctuary of Binsar is home to a number of wild, animals and exotic birds. Nature walks and trekking tRails are the attractions here.
By Air: The nearest Airport is at Pantnagar (150 km)/ Kathgodam (120 km).
By Rail: The nearest Railhead is Pantnagar.
By Road: Binsar is 30 km from Almora, 90 km from Nainital and 418 km from Delhi. Kathgodam is 120 kms. Pantnagar is 150 kms.
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