Weekend Getaway from HapurHapur is one of the old historical towns near Delhi and attracts many tourists. As it is closely located to Delhi and Ghaziabad, weekend getaways from Hapur are quite easy to plan and are comfortable as well. For those who are seeking a little adventure as well as need a break to rejuvenate and revitalize yourself, there are many options for you to chill out. Here are some of the places that are a perfect weekend getaways from Hapur.
Hapur comes under the NCR region of Delhi and is just 79 Km from Hapur. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Northern India. Rich in heritage and culture, Delhi attracts tourists all- round the year. The city has a lot to offer and keeps the tourists awestruck with its unique style. Some of the major tourist attractions are Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Akshardham, and Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Raj Ghat and many more. When in Delhi, you should not miss visiting India Gate, Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place.
Haridwar also hosts the Kumbh Mela every 12 years where devotees as well as tourists come and worship the holy Ganges. They perform the bathing ceremonies and it is believed that it cleanses their aura as well as releases their past sins and bad karmas by taking a dip in the holy water of the Ganges. The most sacred Ghat in Haridwar is the Brahma Kund. It is located in Har Ki Pauri and is one of the most sacred Ghat there.
Haridwar is a purely vegetarian and alcohol free city. It attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over India as well as abroad. It is one of the most scared pilgrimages for the Hindus to perform all the religious ceremonies.
Jaipur is known as the pink city of India. It is the capital of Rajasthan and located just 322 Km from Hapur. Jaipur is well known for its majestic and splendid rulers as well as their forts and palaces which leaves the tourists mesmerized.
The amazing monuments in Jaipur and the reflection of Rajasthani culture definitely make it one of the most visited places in North India. The major attractions are Hawa Mahal which was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh that reflects the rich Rajput architecture. Other sightseeing spots are the Jantar Mantar which was built in 18th century. It is the display of the instruments that were used in studying astronomy in the ancient times. Other places to visit are the city palace, S.M.S II museum, doll museum and various forts make Jaipur an ideal holiday destination.
Agra is a famous tourist spot that is strewn with the historical monuments, beauty of the marble structure the Taj Mahal and unique architectural grandeur. A trip to Agra is a perfect weekend getaway from Hapur. The main attraction of Agra is the Taj Mahal that is the most popular historical monument in India. It attracts around 2.5 million tourists every year. It is the home of the four World Heritage sites: Taj Mahal, Sikandra, Agra Fort and Fathepur Sikri. It also has the home to many Mughal Buildings such as Akbar’s Tomb and Itmad-Ud-Daulah.
The art and culture of Agra are breathtaking and mirrors the unique artistic talents of India. The city is the house of many ancient temples, mausoleums, forts, mosques, historical monuments and tombs. Agra is well known for its artistic performances and has a unique style of folk dance, folk music, traditional paintings as well as embroideries. Agra along with Delhi and Jaipur make the Golden Triangle of the Indian tourism.
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The birthplace of Lord Krishna, known as Brij Bhoomi, both Mathura and Vrindavan are famous for beautiful and ancient temples devoted to Lord Krishna. It is just 162 Km from Hapur and attracts people because of its religious importance. The place becomes beautiful and mesmerizing during Holi as well as Janmashtami.
Vrindavan is a beautiful town situated at the banks of river Yamuna. It is the home of the ancient as well as modern temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The places of interest in the region are Vrindavan, Gokul, Baldeo, Mahavan, Govardhan, Barsana, Kusum Sarovar and Nandgaon. The national highway 2 bifurcates these places however they are easily accessible from Mathura.
Dehradun is a famous getaway to one of the most beautiful hill stations in India; Mussoorie. It is merely 206 Km from Hapur and is also the start point of Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Dehradun is a famous tourist destination and is very famous for its schools. It boasts some of the finest schools in the country such of as Doon School, Welhem Girls School, Bright lands and the Indian Military Academy to name a few. Dehradun is known for its religious sightseeing places like the Tibetan Temple on Rajpur Road, Buddhist temple in Clement Town, Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple and many more. The city is located at the foothills of Himalayas and is rich in natural beauty.
The picturesque landscape of Dehradun makes it one of the most visited weekend holiday destinations in Northern India. It has pleasant climate throughout the year and can be visited anytime of the year.
Situated at the banks of River Ganges, Rishikesh is just 190 Km from Hapur. The town will captivate you with its scenic beauty and the sight of River Ganges.
Rishikesh is well known as the ‘Place of Sages’ and has many ashrams and meditation and spiritual centers. It is only 24 Km from Haridwar. The place is considered very sacred and people come here all parts of the world to attain salvation. The river side of the town is filled by various ashrams of saints. It has mythological importance as it is where Lord Vishnu defeated Madhu (the demon) in all its glory.
Rishikesh attracts tourists as it is a popular adventure sport destination in north India. River rafting and trekking expeditions are the common adventure sports hosted by the resorts here. Another major attraction of this place is the International Yoga Week in February every year.
Nainital is a beautiful hill station that is merely 207 Km from Hapur. It is one of the prominent tourist spots. It derives its name from Naini Lake. According to the Hindu mythology, it is the place where Lord Shiva performed Tandav with his wife Parvati. This is the highest peak at the altitude of 2611 mts. Other major tourist attraction in Nainital is Nainital Zoo which is the house for numerous rare species such as Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard and Steppe Eagle.
Nainital is situated in the Himalayas with picturesque and eye captivating beauty. It has many renowned schools which were established in the British era.
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Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is the first national park of India. It was originally called as Hailey National Park was renamed in 1957 as Jim Corbett after the legendary British Hunter turned conversationalist, naturalist and a famous author. Corbett national park has always been a haunt for tourists as well as wildlife lovers from a long time. Tourism is allowed in selected areas so that the tourists can enjoy the splendid beauty as well as the diverse wildlife here.
It is just 165 Km away from Hapur and attracts almost 70,000 visitors come to this place every season from India as well as abroad. The park is opened from November to June. The reason the closure of the Park rest of the year is the monsoons that washes away the roads. The repair work starts soon after the rains cease and the roads are back in shape by November. Corbett National Park is well connected by rail and roads.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
This magnificent bird sanctuary is located at just 204 Km from Hapur. It was actually a duck shooting preserve of Maharaja Suraj Mal of Bharatpur, the British continued it till 1964, and thereafter hunting was banned. The ecosystem of the park is a perfect habitat for a variety of birds. The park is today recognized as the most important breeding as well as feed ground of various birds all over the world. Some endangered species are also seen here.
The park is a wintering area for many aquatic birds and includes visitors from China, Siberia, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. The park is open from sunrise till sunset. Vehicles are permitted in the park up to shanti Kutir which is around 1.7 Km inside. It makes a perfect choice of spending your weekend and rejuvenating your senses.