7 Riding Destinations Close to Delhi
- on February 19, 2020
February is about to end and the season to ride in the hills is on its way. Now is the time to start preparing for the long-awaited ride which you wanted to do with your friends. Explore 7 places near Delhi for your weekend getaway with your moto friends.
Delhi – Lansdowne
Distance: Around 280 kms
Lansdowne is the perfect getaway ride from crowds of Delhi NCR. The roads are good to ride and travel time is not much. One can thoroughly enjoy the mystique hilly ride after Kotdwar. On the route near S B Mount Resort after crossing Kotdwar one can take the motorcycle down to the river stream and get some beautiful shots for the ‘gram.’
Delhi – Naukuchiatal
Distance: Around 360 Kms
Naukuchiatal also known as 'lake of nine corners' is a less explored place in the hill town of Uttarakhand, it has one of the deepest lakes of the state. One can take a halt at Pots & Stones, Haldwani, a cool place to hangout for coffee. Naukuchiatal is a paradise for angling and bird watching. Birds here are in a plenty, so early morning and evening treks are promising.
Delhi – Pangoot
Distance: Around 310 Kms
Settled in the District of Nainital, Pangoot is exactly 13 KMs ahead from Nainital’s hustle and bustle. This may be a little longer ride, but is a good choice when planning to explore a new destination. At a comfortable height of 6,300 Ft, Pangoot is almost mythical in its beauty. Best time to visit these beautiful hill stations is from March to July due to the full bloom of evergreen small shrubby trees. Indeed, it is a sight to see looking over with entire hillsides turning red, with surrounding lush green of the trees!
Delhi – Kasauli
Distance: Around 300 kms
Kasauli is a small hill town in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
This one will be a 5-6 hours ride. The route for road trip is easy; one will have to take NH 1 (or Grand Trunk road) towards Ambala and then take a right from Zirakpur for the hills. Kasauli is a cantonment town, located in Solan district of Himachal.
Delhi – Shimla
Distance: Around 350 Km
It’s 7 hours no rush ride to reach Shimla. The road itself has ample signboards that lead to Shimla via Barog. We do admit that the route itself is more scenic than the destination.
The famous Mall Road is the main street in Shimla it has a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants and cafes and thus is a shopper’s paradise, but since it’s a motorbike ride, one can think to skip these points.
A visit Jhakoo temple situated on the Jhakoo hill with a giant 108 feet high idol of Hanuman blessing the people of Shimla. Do not be surprised with the huge number of monkeys surrounding the temple, be careful with what you hold in your hands, luckily throttle will be spared.
Delhi – Mussoorie
Distance: Around 290 Kms
Mussoorie is one of the most famous hill stations in India, and majorly known as “The Queen of the Hills”. The ride to begin with can be a little stressful till one crosses Muradnagar, but later it turns to be smooth and panoramic one. Mussoorie has a lot of tourist attractions and a view to die for. Just a few kilometres above there is popular location called ‘Chaar Dukaan,’ It justifies its name, and one finds just a handful yet crowd-pleasing eating joints that will rule your senses with aromas of chocolate pancakes and spicy Maggie.
Delhi – Kufri
Distance: Around 400 Kms
The name Kufri is derived from ‘Kufr’ in local language which means lake. It’s a small hill station situated in Himachal Pradesh and is exactly 20km away from Shimla and is famous for Skiing and horse riding.
Best time to visit these beautiful hill stations is from April to July to get some relief from the “Delhi Ki Bhayankar Garmi”. Being an avid rider, one is on for riding throughout the year though.