6 Absolutely Stunning Winter Getaways near Delhi that won't cost much



Manali is number one when it comes to a suitable getaway destination for backpacking and honeymoon. Situated on the banks of river Beas in the Western Himalayas, it is a gateway to adventure activities with the squad in Solang Valley, Gulaba, and Kothi. With ideal panoramas of snow covered mountains, majestic deodar trees and apple groves, Manali’s other tourist attractions include The Mall Road, Club House, Tibetan Monasteries, Hadimba Temple, Rahala Falls, Naggar Village and many more. This beautiful city of Himachal Pradesh is the perfect setting for ultimate solace and thrill-craving souls.


Ranikhet is a sylvan little hill station, set in the Kumaon Hills of Uttaranchal. Travellers can a walk around the peaceful cantonment town, which is famous for its ancient temples and an illustrious view of the mighty Himalayan peak Nanda Devi. With snowfall in the winters, this alluring small town offers the Chaubatia orchards with myriad fruits and flowers, the famed and fabled Jhula Devi Temple, and the artificial lake Bhalu Dam which is filled with enormous beauty, for a chance to appreciate Mother Nature.


Nainital, ‘the City of Lakes’, is the idyllic serene escape for photographers, adventurers and nature-lovers. The most prominent of the attractions here is the Naini Lake, which is ringed by hills. From the tranquil stretches of Mukteshwar and Kausani, to the skiing regions of Auli, the city has a varied topography facilitating a large number of local attractions and activities for both peace-seeking as well as inquisitive travellers. The Nainital Zoo is an eminent tourist spot, while the aerial ropeways through the Snow View Point, China Peak and Tiffin Top provide breathtaking views of the scenic beauty of this city.


Landsdowne, the quiet and unspoilt hill station in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, is a remote cantonment area, far from the crowded, noisy and over developed cities of the North. Marked with architecture of the British colonial era, this well-hidden town is an attraction for its untouched beauty and peace. The artificial lake of Bhulla Taal, St. Mary’s Church and a trek to the mountain’s edge at Tip in Top, contribute to the place’s appeal.



Shimla was the colonial summer capital and is still the favorite holiday destination of India. Situation at a great height in the state of Himachal Pradesh, this tourist paradise enchants with picturesque environs, dense woodlands, waterfalls and beautiful valleys. Camping, rock climbing, trekking, rappelling, skiing, ice skating, paragliding and mountain biking are some of the sports that attract zealous tourists, while the wildlife lovers find their interests catered to in the Daranghati Sanctuary, Chail Sanctuary and Shimla Reserve Forest Area. The architectural souvenirs from the British Raj, along with its colorful markets, add up to the appeal of this stunning region.


Mussoorie, affectionately known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, offers views of the Doon Valley, the forests of Pine and the surrounding hills, from anywhere one stands in it. The Kempty Falls, the Gun Hills that provide an aesthetic spectacle of the Himalayan range, the Camel Back Road, Lal Tibba which is the highest peak of the region, the Company Garden which is a major picnic spot, the Jwala Devi Temple located at the top of Benog Hills, and the Lake Mist are some of the numerous tourist attractions of Mussoorie, with undeniable appeal that attracts both Indian and foreign backpackers.