Oscillating between the humdrum existence of limited bucks to spare and many fancies to satiate, we college students struggle to strike the right balance. If you are undergoing this phase, you are undoubtedly crafting the most memorable moments of your life. DU Assassins hereby bring to you the best 10 budget trips specially picked for Delhi University’s mid-sem break.
1. Kanatal, Uttarakhand
If the semester has left you breathless, and your mid-sem to-do-list is still blank, this is the perfect destination for you. Hills, orchards and the right level of calm with nothing to do and everything to love is indeed a treat. Hanging out, nature walks, and trips to Mussorie can be good options.
From extremely beautiful monasteries, treks and lovely scenic views to the favourite Tibetan cuisine, the place doesn’t miss out on anything. Namgyal Monastery, Triund and Dhauladhar peaks are certainly the go-to places. Shopping for Buddhist and Tibetan sovereigns and hoard momos is a popular activity there.
3. Kasol + Tosh, HP
No youngster has a bucket list without rafting, trekking and backpacking in it. Rivers, hills, cafes, a hushed hippie culture, english breakfast and an Israeli touch to the place define Kasol and Tosh to its fullest. The Parvati River with the Himalayan landscape gives you the refreshing experience like never before.
4. Dalhousie + Khajjiar, HP
A place for photography enthusiasts with alluring waterfalls, treks that are unforgettable, a wildlife sanctuary, and nature trails in addition to Khajjiar which is known for a lake, trekking, zorbing, a golf course and what not apart from its natural beauty which is often compared to Switzerland.
5. Corbett National Park, Ramnagar
Taking the adventure one step further with a wildlife jeep safari, the Corbett National Park offers a whole lot of activities. In their natural habitats, sight the beasts wandering freely which is absolutely a treat to watch. Trekking and nature photography can also be experienced.
6. Mussoorie, HP
Some of the most worth remembering moments of life are made during the college days. Mussoorie, the undoubtedly best wildersome place near Delhi and yet providing a leisure stay, enables witnessing Himalayan beauty on a Cable Car Ride or a Ropeway Ride. Other activities include sightseeing, nature photography.
7. Neemrana, Rajasthan
Witness the top views of the forts and royal palaces in Rajasthan while hanging over a cable. Visit Neemrana Fort Palace in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, which is an absolutely beautiful experience. Trips to nearby cities, sightseeing, cultural photography are also a thing to cover.
8. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
For nature lovers who get driven by adventure and more adventure, Rishikesh is your place. A fairly good connectivity to Delhi leads to Rishikesh being known as the ‘Adventure Capital‘ of the country. A variety of splendid activities to offer, namely, rafting, Bungee Jumping, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Nature Walks, Photography, Giant Swing and what not are the attractions of this place.
9. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
Lansdowne (named after the British Viceroy Lord Lansdowne), also known as ‘Kaludanda’ makes one of the historical places of the country. It is a suitable place to enjoy peace, boating, scenic views and other activities. The town holds an extraordinary list of tourist points like War Memorial, Shivalik Hills, Bhulla Lake etc.
10. Ajmer, Rajasthan
Ajmer, apart from being just a sacred place, is a real evidence of love, peace and universal brotherhood. Ajmer provides a lot of cultural sightseeing to the budding youth. Moinuddin Chishti Dargah allows the tourist to observe utterly delicate Mughal architecture and is a true depiction of the town life. Mayo college, visit to other forts etc. can also be considered in the trip.
Make the fullest use of these days and make memories to tell and to relive them in the future!