We usually spend the days leading up to a long weekend fantasizing about the different things we can do when we are granted those few days of freedom from work. When that day finally does arrive, most of us stick to our tried and tested habits of going to the mall for some shopping or watching the latest movie or simply sleeping for periods that would put Garfield to shame. The weekend then goes by in the blink of an eye and before you know it the dreaded Monday morning blues are back, and we find ourselves waiting restlessly for the next holiday so that we can do something that’s actually worth remembering; and so the cycle continues.
Travelling during the holidays can be a daunting task since most of the train and bus tickets are booked weeks in advance. This problem has a rather simple solution: renting bikes on demand from Wheelstreet . So go to Wheelstreet which offers hassle-free renting of bikes in Delhi, ranging from Harley Davidsons and Royal Enfield Bullets to the Ninja 650 and the penultimate Suzuki Hayabusa to satiate both the tourers and racers alike.
So for this Dussehra weekend we have come up with 5 few road trips that you can take from Delhi to break the monotony of your weekly routine.
Distance from Delhi: 310 kms
Nainital, one of the most beautiful hill stations in the Himalayas, offers stunning views all year round and is a favorite for couples as well as families. However, it becomes a bit inaccessible during the monsoon between July-September. October is in fact the best time to visit Nainital, as the monsoons have passed and the chill of winter hasn’t set in yet. The most common way to get there is the Delhi- Hapur- Moradabad- Rampur route which has a good collection of dhabas. Also the Bikanerwala in Gajraula is a very popular restaurant where you can indulge in some choice multi-cuisine food.
Distance from Delhi: 240 kms
This holy city which lies on the banks of the river Ganges, is one of the most popular tourist destinations for both Indians and Foreigners (The Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in the ‘60s). Rishikesh has become a haven for spiritual seekers and thrill seekers alike. There are numerous ashrams with yoga and meditation camps which led it to being dubbed the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. It also offers adventure sports like white water rafting and bungee jumping as well as treks into the Himalayas for those who are less spiritually inclined.
3. Dehradun + Mussoorie:
Distance from Delhi: 260 kms + 33 kms
The road from Delhi to Dehradun isn’t one of the best, but it offers some views that are simply breathtaking. It takes just 1.5 hours to go from Dehradun to Mussoorie which has everything from waterfalls and ropeways to vibrant markets and sumptuous momos. The picturesque hill station of Dhanaulti is a mere 24 km from it. The beauty of Mussoorie and the fantastic views offered on the connecting routes to other hill stations around it make it an ideal road trip destination for any biker worth his salt.
4. Chandigarh + Kasauli/Shimla:
Distance from Delhi: 245 kms
Chandigarh is the most well planned city in India and serves as the capital for both Punjab and Haryana. Shimla, which is one of the most popular hill stations in North India, is a little over 100 kilometers away from Chandigarh and is an absolute visual treat during winter. It is however thronged with tourists all year round. Those who prefer a more peaceful location and don’t care much for crowds can instead stop at Kasauli, which lies on the route from Chandigarh to Shimla, and is a beautiful location in its own right.
Distance from Delhi: 300 kms
The capital of Rajasthan which is commonly known as the ‘Pink City’ for its trademark building colour is the perfect destination for those who don’t want to experience the harsh winters of hill stations. Jaipur offers a number of palaces, temples and forts for sightseers and is steeped in history and culture which is evident everywhere you go. It also has the best of authentic Rajasthani cuisine in restaurants and the street food is to-die-for.
So what are you waiting for? Find the bike of your choice on Wheelstreet and rent it instantly for the lowest rates with a minimum security deposit and go visit these beautiful destinations this holiday.
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