Life in a big city may be happening, exciting and jam packed with something or the other but that does not take away from the fact that, at times, the concrete jungle can get on your nerves. Looking to get away from the hullabaloo of everyday city life? Well, we’ve got the perfect list for you.
We’ve compiled a list of the best places near Delhi where you can visit to explore the enthralling beauty of nature.
Jim Corbett National Park
The National park is one of India’s best known abode for a variety of flora and fauna. Nestled in the dense forests of Nainital, Uttarakhand, this place is one of the best ways to have a peaceful time and get in touch with nature in all its glory.
Feeling rather adventurous? Take a ride across the National Park perched atop an elephant or a jeep safari for a quick adventure. On these safaris, keep your eyes peeled and you might just come across the mighty Bengal tiger, several species of leopards and even home to Himalayan Black Bears and a variety of deer.
Jim Corbett National Park is situated 261 km from Delhi and it should take you 6 hours to get there.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
To relax and indulge in some cathartic bird watching, pay a visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to over 350 diverse species of avifauna and each of them is more beautiful than the last. Apart from that, it is also home to several species of snakes, fish, lizards and amphibian species.
There are also 7 species of turtles, which are not to be missed. The bird sanctuary is a great place for enthusiast photographers as well. Since spring is almost here, the climate right now makes it the perfect time to visit.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is located 224 kilometers from Delhi and it should take you about 5 hours to get there.
Gangotri National Park
One of the most pristine national parks of the country is located near Uttarkashi. Gangotri National park is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, making for a great trek as you take in the fauna of the place. It is home to some really rare species such as snow leopards, massive mountain bears and the musk deer that are only found in places that are at high altitudes.
The best part about the national park is that it has loosely defined fixed boundaries, meaning that you can come across a wild animal at any time. The treks are also beginner friendly, giving everyone a chance to witness something enthralling.
Gangotri National Park is located 318 kilometers from Delhi.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
To witness some different types of tigers other than the Bengal tiger, head down to Sariska Tiger Reserve. The place will certainly make you forget your troubles as you become one with the wilderness. The deciduous forest not only has many species of tigers, but is also home to a slew of colourful flora.
The jungle emanates otherworldly vibes and you won’t be left wanting for anything more. You can take one of the many safaris that are offered here or just take a leisurely stroll with your family and friends.
Sariska Tiger Reserve is located 222 kilometers from Delhi and it should take you 5 hours to get there.
Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
Chambal wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 5,400 square kilometers and it’ll take you more than just one safari to take in all that it has to offer. The wildlife sanctuary is lush with lakes, a variety of endangered species and many species of rare, migratory birds. If you do visit, you could get a chance to see Gharials- an endangered species, a red-crowned roof turtle or even a Ganges river dolphin. At Chambal Wildlife sanctuary, be sure to take your camera because once a wild animal is out of your sight, you may not see it again.
Chambar Wildlife Sanctuary is located 373 kilometers from Delhi and it should take you 6 hours to get there.
World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 03 and this is the perfect time to celebrate the day with nature. We hope that this list gives you an idea of the best biomes that you can pay a visit to from Delhi over a weekend.