- Arnav Dutta
- History & Heritage,
- March 6, 2017
The most colorful festival of India is finally here and with that comes a great weekend to go and explore various places with your families or friend. Well, many of us would just want to rest the whole weekend but the travel freak inside us just won’t let us rest and sit ideal. There are many places you can go and enjoy in this festive weekend and some of the best Holi weekend getaways are as follows:
‘A place where your heart’s rhythm synchronises with the chants of the holy temple’
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is also one of the renowned religious tourist destinations in the country. It provides a lot of historic and religious information to its tourists as it represents nearly 3000 year old culture. Spending your Holi weekend in Mathura will only make you feel at home as Holi celebrations get underway on Vasant Panchami nearly 40 days before the main Holi day. Mathura will be your home away from home Apart from such things there are many places to see and visit in Mathura and these places are:
- KESAVA DAM TEMPLE
This temple provides a sense of the historic beauty in Mathura as well as provides a place for tourists to connect themselves with Lord Krishna. It has murals depicting scenes from Krishna’s life and also consists of several statues of the god.
- MATHURA MUSEUM
Museums are places where people can connect and relate what has happened in the past. Mathura Museum also helps devotees to see religious sculptures and artifacts which flourished from 3rd Century BC to the 12th Century AD.
- VISHRAM GHAT
Mathura has a lot of Ghats but the most famous one is the Vishram Ghat. It is a place where people come and bath in the holy waters of river Yamuna. Boats gather at the banks to take the tourists along the river Yamuna.
The ideal trip duration must be of 1 Night/2 Days as Mathura is a place of worship and can only provide its tourists with historic and religious places rather than some adventure activities.
2. MORNI HILLS
‘A place full of hills and natural beauty relishing your eyes and soul’
Morni Hills is one of the most awesome places to visit near Delhi and especially on a weekend getaway. It is a great place to be when the plains are hot as it stays pleasant during that time. It is located in Haryana and is 4000ft above sea level.
THINGS TO DO IN MORNI HILLS
The hills are covered with great flora and provides the visitor a great view of the Himalayan range. Trekking and walking on these hills are highly recommended to explore such beauty of the place.
Boating can be done on the lakes situated in the hills. It is quite an experience and is enjoyed by everyone a lot.
- TRIP DURATION
Most of the people come here to rest and spend their leisure time in peace and away from the crowd. A trip of 2 Nights/3 Days will be sufficient.
‘A diverse place having both the riches of flora and fauna’
Bharatpur is an amazing place to visit near Delhi for all nature lovers. It lies near the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary which is also known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur is also home to wildlifesuch as Jackal, Antelopes, Spotted deer, Monitor Lizard, Porcupine, and Langurs which can be spotted while on a walk.
THINGS TO DO IN BHARATPUR
- EXPLORE ARCHITECTURE
Bharatpur is a place where there is a good architecture worth visiting. It has monuments and heritage sites which must be seen by any tourist.
- BIRD WATCHING
Bharatpur harbours some of India’s richest birdlife, including painted stork, cormorants, egrets, pelicans, ibises, cranes, ducks and geese. It isalso renowned for the migratory birds in winter.
- TRIP DURATION
The duration of the trip to Bharatpur must be of 1 Night/ 2 Days.
‘A place to enjoy nature and attain peace of mind’
Nainital is the first place that comes to everyone’s mind when someone says Hill station as it is one of the most popular Hill station in the Indian. Nainital has its own lake, natural hot water springs and is surrounded by the Kumaon Hills. It provides tourists a sense of homeliness and also refreshing air that rejuvenates the body. Nainital has a lot to give to its visitors and has many places to visit.
- NAINI LAKE
Naini Lake is the most beautiful lake in Nainital. Tourists can spend good quality time near the lake where they can see breathtaking views of the surrounding hills especially during sunset and early morning. Visitors can also do boating on the lake and enjoy the breeze of cold and refreshing air.
- NAINA PEAK
It is a place where you will love to trek as all the natural beauty will attract your eyes. This peak will provide you a view of the Tibetan border and also of the Nanda Devi Peak. Photographers and trekkers are highly recommended to visit this place.
- MALL ROAD
Mall road is the main shopping destination for every visitor in Nainital. Here, you can buy local woolen clothes or any other artifacts of you preference. Handicrafts and textiles are sold a lot in the market.
- NAINA DEVI TEMPLE
The Naina Devi Temple is a holy place in Nainital. This place is a Hindu Temple and celebrates all major Hindu festivals with great enthusiasm, visiting this temple on the day of Holi will be a must watch. If not on Holi then the visitor must take some time out of their schedule to visit this beautiful temple.
Nainital provides a lot of things to its tourists and wants them to enjoy to their fullest. The ideal trip duration to Nainital must be of 2 Nights/3 Days so that people can explore each and every part of this beautiful place.