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7 Places Around Delhi You Can Travel To & Be Back In Less Than 6 Hours On New Year's Eve

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HolidayIQ Travellers list down 8 places to celebrate New Year Eve’s near Delhi.

7 Places Around Delhi You Can Travel To & Be Back In Less Than 6 Hours On New Year's Eve:

  1. Damdama Lake, Gurgaon (Haryana)
  2. Hansi (Haryana)
  3. Surajkund Lake, Mount Carmel-IL
  4. Alwar (Rajasthan)
  5. Kurukshetra (Haryana)
  6. Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh)

1. Damdama Lake

Damdama Lakesource: wikimedia.org

On of the biggest lakes in Haryana the Damdama Lake lies in Sohna. The lake is a natural home to more than 190 species of birds, migratory as well as local. The lake is surrounded by Aravali hills which makes it one of the most popular places to spend some time off away from the city in a quiet and scenic atmosphere.

HolidayIQ Traveller Jitendra Singh from New Delhi shares, “It's a wonderful place surrounded by the Aravalli hills. The place has a big lake where visitors can enjoy boating. The destination is near Sohna village and it’s a clean place away from city pollution. Best place to hangout with friends for some fun. The place can be visited any time during day. View of lake during sunrise, sunset and cloudy day is always wonderful.”

2. Hansi

Hansisource: myhansi.blogspot.com

One of the oldest forts in Haryana lies in Hansi. The fort is said to be that of Great King Prithvi Raj Chauhan. Right in front of the Fort, ancient statues of "Jain God" Mahavira and "Founder of Buddhism" Gautama Buddha are placed.

HolidayIQ Traveller A S from Hyderabad shares, “Hansi is a city of haunted palaces. There are a lot of small Quilas around this area and each one of them have a very fascinating story related to it. Most of them are folklore but they truly imaginative none the less. Here is one that I found most fascinating. There is another city called Hisar which is around 40 KM from Hansi. They say that there is an underground tunnel between a fort in Hisar which connects with a fort in Hansi. Once a Barat tried exploring this way thinking it to be a shorter route. A 100 people entered the tunnel from Hisar but no one ever came out from other side. Since then that area is sealed so that nobody can dare to explore the truth for themselves. So if you visit Hansi do visit the tunnel. I am sure it is a story created by some idle minds but it stayed with me for some reason.”

3. Surajkund Lake

Surajkund Lakesource: indianholiday.com/

Built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills with an amphitheatre shaped embankment constructed in semicircular form, Surajkund is an artificial lake located 8 kms from Faridabad. Known for its annual fair "Surajkund International Craft Mela”. Surajkund, also called the Peacock lake, because of its delightful beauty and water sports like kayaking.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sahabuddin Khan from Hodal shares, “This is very good destination if you want to enjoy hillstation in any non mountain place and various kind of garden and many a activities are performed over here. We had a lot of fun here and enjoy the trip. The various activities which were performed here were just chilling.”

4. Alwar

Alwarsource: wikimedia.org

Located about 160 km from Delhi, Alwar contains many interesting and historical monuments like Deewan ji ki lal haweli, a beautiful lake and a picturesque valley. The Sariska Tiger Reserve is just a few kms away from Alwar. Alwar is also home to the haunted Bhangarh fort.

HolidayIQ Traveller Hemant Singh Yadav from Jaipur shares, “Alwar is located in lap of Aravali mountains. So these mountains gives Alwar much greenery. You can visit Sariska tiger reserve, Siliserh lake and Garba ji Waterfall to see peace and serenity of nature. If you interested in historical and haunted places then Ajabgarh-Bhangarh is made for you. Some more places like Bala fort, Tal-vriksh, Dadhikar fort and the city palace museum are nice places to visit.”


5. Kurukshetra

Kurukshetrasource: wikipedia.org

Kurukshetra also known as Dharmakshetra. The importance of the place is attributed to the fact that the Kurukshetra War of the Mahabharata was fought on this land. Some of the chief attractions of Kurukshetra are Crocodile Breeding Centre, Kurukshetra, Chil Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, Brahma Sarovar and Sri Krishna Museum, which contains artifacts and paintings depicting Mahabharata war. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Anuj Garg shares, “I visited Kurukshetra in June. The best time to visit is September -October because you need to walk much. Bhramavar which is the Asia's biggest, you will get peace and by bathing all your sins will be vanished. Panorama, the science centre. Only two are there in this world. You will be amazed to see the science projects and creativity. Shri krishna museum, if you are interested in Mahabharata it is a must to see. There is a small zoo which is not good at all. Don't visit there. Kalpana chawla Taramandal is also very beautiful, must watch the show. Also the place where the actual Mahabharata occurred, you can go for religious purpose but it's very dirty, no one take cares of it. It was a great journey. One must go once.”

6. Agra

Agrasource: wikimedia.org

Located on the banks of Yamuna Agra is the land of the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Apart from Taj, Agra house the Agra fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Akbar’s tomb to name a few.

HolidayIQ Traveller Geet Arora from Delhi shares, “Agra is a must visit for those who like to visit heritage sites. Also, the place can be visited on a modest budget. So, people looking to visit world class monuments must give it a shot. Just visit places include Taj Mahal, Agra fort, Itmad-ud-daula, Ram bagh and Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal. For shopping there is a high end market called sadar bazaar. I would definitely recommend street food of Agra and don't forget to try the very famous Agra ka petha. Activities as such was just sight seeing and believe me it will takes a while to absorb the mesmerizing view of Taj Mahal. Agra is well connected by Indian railways network through the air connectivity is almost non existent. Agra normally has a hot and humid temperature, so be ready for it but believe me it's all worth it.”

7. Vrindavan

Vrindavansource: wikipedia.org

Vrindavan famous as a pilgrimage site where Lord Sri Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood. Vrindavan is also renowned as the shopping centre of silver ornaments, textiles, antiques, wooden works, dresses of the idols and incense sticks. Lassi, milk products and jal jeera are the specialities of this region.

HolidayIQ Traveller Aabdika Sharma from New Delhi shares, “Vrindavan is a place which grows on you. An astounding number of temples (5000 plus) with Krishna in every conceivable form, replete with his pleasure potency Radharani, take your breathe away. Ecstatic devotees brimming with tears, chanting or dancing in gay abandon are a feast to the eyes. And then there are delicacies which one can't afford to miss.. The typical Brijwasi food. You can never have enough of Vrindavan no matter how many times you go there.”

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