Stunning Places to Visit near Delhi Within 500 kms

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Bored of what Delhi has to offer? Looking to get out? Fret not, as there is no scarcity of places to visit near Delhi within 500 kms which provide you with a great environment to escape from the harsh weather and monotony of the city life. With places amidst the great Himalayas nestled among the clouds, or holy sites such as the Golden temple or a place showcasing national pride and integrity such as the Wagah Border, one is spoilt for choice. Long weekends can be turned into memorable trips, so we have chosen some of the best places nearby Delhi to visit with your friends and family.

Here is the list of 45 Stunning Places to Visit near Delhi Within 500 kms

1. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park Corbett Waterfall River Rafting in Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

2. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

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Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort Ram Raja Temple Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

Known for its grand palaces, intricately carved temples and striking forts, situated on banks of river Betwa Orchha is a city with a lot of historical significance and a photographers' paradise.

Distance from Delhi: 477 km

Best Time: July to March

View packages starting from ₹ 11,999

3. Bikaner, Rajasthan

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Known For : Junagarh Fort Karni Mata Temple Lallgarh Palace

Situated in the middle of Thar Desert, Bikaner is a city of forts and palaces. It is also known for its sweets and snacks!

Distance from Delhi: 445 km

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 12,149

4. Ajmer, Rajasthan

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Known For : Ajmer Sharif Dargah Ana Sagar Lake Adhai Din ka Jhopra

Ajmer is brimming with natural beauty and is a renowned religious spot for Hindus and Muslims alike.

Distance from Delhi: 397 km

Best Time: October to March

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5. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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Known For : Taj Mahal Fatehpur Sikri Agra Fort

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

Distance from Delhi: 214 km

Best Time: October to March

6. Amritsar, Punjab

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Known For : Golden Temple Wagah Border Jallianwala Bagh

Home to the famous Golden Temple, the historical city of Amritsar is a famous pilgrim centre.

Distance from Delhi: 455 km

Best Time: October to March

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7. Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Janki Chatti Yamunotri Temple Hanuman Chatti

Revered as the origin of Yamuna river, the pilgrim centre (among one of the 'Chhota Char Dham') nestled in the laps of Garhwal Himalayas at 3293 mts high uses its natural elements to fascinate you with its visuals and create a spiritual charm.

Best Time: May to June, September to November

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8. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Parvati River Kheerganga Trek Manikaran Gurudwara

A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Commonly known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little village is resplendent in natural scenic beauty, and is one of the few places in the country that is yet to be ruined by urbanization and commercialization. Situated between the towns of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol might seem like a plain, nondescript village from the outside, but it is one of the best places in the country to just sit back and chill in the lap of nature.

Distance from Delhi: 518 km

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

9. Auli, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Skiing in Auli Auli Ropeway Trishul Peak

Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars; Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

Distance from Delhi: 489 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

10. Kheerganga Trek, Kasol

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Kheer Ganga (3050 meters) lies at the extreme end of Parvati valley and the last inhibited village while trekking to pin valley via Pin-Parvati pass. Kheerganga's panoramic skies and vast greenery are a much-needed delight to the trekker's eyes and especially the tired legs. It is a holy place with a hot water spring, a small temple of Lord Shiva and a bathing tank. It makes a rare combination for any trekker to bath in hot spring water when everything is covered by snow.

Distance from Delhi: 541 km

11. Kareri Lake, Kangra

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A beautiful and picturesque lake, the Kareri Lake seems like a place which has been picked straight out of a Hollywood movie. Also known as Kumarwah Lake, this is a shallow, freshwater lake that is situated to the south of the Dhauladhar range, about 9 kilometres to the northwest of Dharamshala, in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of 2,934 metres above the sea level, the Kareri Lake is also a popular trekking destination in the Dhauladhar range other than being a major sightseeing attraction. Frequented mostly by the Gujjars and Gaddis who reside in the nearby villages because of the extensive pasturelands that the Kareri Lake houses, the lake also boasts of beautiful clusters of dense conifers and different kinds of colourful perennial flowers.

Distance from Delhi: 500 km

12. Tso Moriri Lake

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The lesser known of the many lakes within the Changtang Wildlife sanctuary, Moriri Tso lake is a twin to the Pangong Tso Lake. Located inside the Changtang wildlife sanctuary, this lake offers a scenic place of peace and tranquillity. The water body measures about 28 km in length from north to south, and about 100 feet average in depth. The lake is surrounded by barren hills, with the backdrop of beautiful snow-covered mountains. Since Moriri Tso lake is the lesser known of the two lakes, the crowd frequency is less too. Pangong lake always has many more people and is now crowded with little stalls that sell Maggi and tea. Tucked away in the remotest parts of the country makes this lake a perfect star gazing sight rendering a complete mind-stirring site.

Distance from Delhi: 991 km

13. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Tsuglagkhang Complex

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Distance from Delhi: 483 km

Best Time: October to June

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14. Parvati Valley Trek

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Regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the northern Himalayan region, Parvati Valley Base Camp Trek is perfect for those seeking adventure. The mesmerising views all around will not only leave you spellbound by its beauty but also filled with adrenaline by the challenges it throws at you at every nook and corner.

Distance from Delhi: 498 km

15. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Library of Tibetan Works and Archives St. John in the Wilderness Church

Dharamsala is a hill station which is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan Government in exile.

Distance from Delhi: 474 km

Best Time: October to June

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16. Wagah Border

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Wagah Border is the border line running along the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar in Punjab, India, and Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. People from all across the country visit this place to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony that is held every day before sunset. This ceremony includes the closing of the international gates and lowering the flags of both the countries. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers since 1959.

17. Pushkar, Rajasthan

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Known For : Pushkar Lake Varaha Temple Pushkar Mela 2020

Pushkar, the city often referred to as the 'Rose garden of Rajasthan' is a city of culture and intellect. Nothing can describe this iconic city better than a sought-after destination that provides the essence of Pushkar roses, the charm of culturally vibrant atmosphere and the dynamic festivities make it one hot cultural spot. The west wind of Pushkar gives an easygoing vibe of Westwood lifestyle in the hot sandstone town. The home of the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world, it is one of the ultimate pilgrimages for Hindus to attain divine spiritual bliss. A place of holy spirit for Hindus, ample ghats are flooded with devotees, closing eyes in the serenity of chants coming from temples around. A soothing and calm place with the glitter of spirituality makes Pushkar a must visit.

Distance from Delhi: 410 km

Best Time: October to March

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18. Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Basheshwar Temple Bijali Mahadev Temple Jagannath Temple

Bhuntar is a part of Kullu district and it is typically used as a getaway to the towns of Kullu, Manali, Kasol and Manikaran and Kullu airport also is located within Bhuntar.

Distance from Delhi: 489 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

19. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Bhimtal Lake Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island Hanuman Garhi

Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake.

Distance from Delhi: 297 km

Best Time: March to June, September to December

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20. Almora, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Chitai Temple

Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station located in Uttarakhand that boasts of a pre-British heritage.

Distance from Delhi: 352 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 27,500

21. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Surkhanda Devi Temple Eco Park, Dhanaulti Apple Orchard Resort

With Chamba and Mussoorie in proximity, this little town in Uttarakhand is an offbeat destination located at a height of about 2200 meters above sea level.

Distance from Delhi: 300 km

Best Time: September to June

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22. Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Mindrolling Monastery

This hill town in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the Garhwal region with two perennial rivers flowing through it, popular for its historic civilization and offers a delightful terrain to trekkers.

Distance from Delhi: 240 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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23. Abbott Mount, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Pancheshwar Lohaghat Mayawati Ashram

Mount Abbot is a place that has not changed much since it was established in 20th century by a British businessman John Harold Abbott.

Distance from Delhi: 421 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 15,865

24. Bundi, Rajasthan

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Known For : Taragarh Fort Moti Mahal, Bundi Badal Mahal, Bundi

A princely state for a princely stay, in the northwest of India, lies the district of Bundi, in the Hadoti region of the royal state of Rajasthan.

Distance from Delhi: 477 km

Best Time: October to March

25. Bilaspur (HP), Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Bhakra Nangal Dam Gobind Sagar Lake Water Sports and Fishing

Bilaspur is a hill town near Shimla, famous for its forts and Gobind Sagar lake, a man-made reservoir considered the lifeline of the district.

Distance from Delhi: 367 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

26. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary Palace Hotel Cricket Ground

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and its heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Distance from Delhi: 346 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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27. Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Baijnath Bagnath Temple Kanda

Bageshwar, tucked inconspicously in the Himalayan rang, becomes one of the most underrated, and hence by default, one of the most untouched destination by humans.

Distance from Delhi: 420 km

Best Time: October to June

28. Fatehpur, Rajasthan

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Known For : Nadine cultural centre Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir Temples in Fatehpur

Situated in the Sikar district of Rajasthan, Fatehpur is an ancient town, a prominent part of the Shekhawati region.

Distance from Delhi: 290 km

Best Time: October to March

29. Bhangarh fort

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Famous for the historical ruins and the ghost stories, Bhangarh has been regarded as the most haunted place in the country. It is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 275 km

30. Chopta, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Tungnath Temple Deori Tal Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Chopta, very simply put, is a trekker cum explorer's heaven. Visit the valley of Chopta for a life altering experience and expand the boundaries of your physical horizon.

Distance from Delhi: 386 km

Best Time: March to June

31. Fatehpur Sikri

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A city, predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Back then it was the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Akbar's architectural finesse. Fatehpur Sikri is a home to Jodha Bai's palace , Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza , and a Tomb of Salim Chisti.

Distance from Delhi: 224 km

32. Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Vishwanath Temple, Guptakashi Manikarnik Kund Ardhanarishwar Temple

A holy town adorned with the many ancient temples and believed to be a part of epic Mahabharata, is a place called Guptkashi.

Distance from Delhi: 408 km

Best Time: March to June, September to November

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33. Binsar, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Bineshwar Temple Zero Point

A small town set in the midst of lush green forests covered with oak, pine, deodar trees, Binsar has plenty of tourist attractions including green meadows, temples and the Binsar wildlife sanctuary.

Distance from Delhi: 382 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

34. Chakrata, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Tiger Falls Deoban Budher Caves

Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun located on top of the Yamuna valley, amidst lush green forests, caves and ancient temples.

Distance from Delhi: 320 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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35. Devprayag, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Raghunathji Temple Chandrabadani Temple

Marked by the confluence point of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, Devprayag is a religious hub and is quite popular among tourists coming for pilgrimage or seeking some solitude close to nature.

Distance from Delhi: 298 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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36. Gaumukh, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Gaumukh Trek

One of the holiest lands in Uttarakhand, Gaumukh is thronged by devotees mainly for its serenity and pious mythological history. Gaumukh is not exactly a tourist town or city, but a glacial trekking destination located within Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Best Time: February to September

37. Bhowali, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Kainchi Dham Shyamkhet Tea Gardens Ramgarh

Bhowali is a little hill-station that lies in the vicinity of several popular hill stations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Sattal and Mukteshwar.

Distance from Delhi: 305 km

Best Time: February to Apr, September to October

38. Arki, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Arki Fort Diwan-i-Khaas Arki Palace

Small town in Solan district locally known for its 18th century fort, Arki is rather unknown among general population as a tourist location.

Distance from Delhi: 333 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

39. Churu, Rajasthan

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Known For : Sethani ka Johara Salasar Balaji Tal Chappar Sanctuary

An ancient town, lakes, palaces and forts, an important hindu pilgrimage, the people and rich culture of Rajasthan, Churu is a district with multiple colorful faces of Rajasthan.

Distance from Delhi: 267 km

Best Time: November to March

40. Dudhwa National Park, Uttarakhand

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Dudhwa National Park is all about wildlife, nature and diversity and is a perfect getaway for nature buffs and wildlife lovers.

Distance from Delhi: 419 km

Best Time: December to Apr

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41. Champawat, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Banasur ka Kila Baleshwar Temple Lohaghat

A gripping journey of self exploration and challenging terrain, Champawat is not your usual retreat.

Distance from Delhi: 404 km

Best Time: October to June

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42. Chaukori, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Patal Bhubaneshwari Nakuleshwar Temple Arjuneshwar Shiva Temple

Chaukori can be easily called the temple-architecture-scenery hub of Uttaranchal. Not a place you'd expect your usual tourists to go to. Once a year detox here, is a must.

Distance from Delhi: 458 km

Best Time: October to March

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43. Deeg, Rajasthan

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Known For : Havelis Deeg Fort Bharatpur

Falling in the Bharatpur district, Deeg is said to be a part of lord Krishna's Parikrama path. Deeg is known for its beautiful gardens, forts, fountains and palaces.

Distance from Delhi: 174 km

Best Time: September to March

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44. Chamba, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Tehri Dam Surkanda Devi Temple

Far from the mad rush of city life, Chamba is a small town popular for its picturesque views lined with deodar and pine trees, its apple orchards and various temples.

Distance from Delhi: 285 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

45. Galtaji Temple

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Located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, it consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This majestic temple is situated in the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year. Galtaji Temple was built using pink colour sandstone and is a vast temple complex housing varied shrines. Located inside the City Palace, the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting.

Distance from Delhi: 266 km

Immerse yourself in a blend of majestic history, rich cultural diversity and a wide variety of flora and fauna that India has to offer through these places. We guarantee you those long weekends will never seem long enough.

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