If you are someone who loves pleasant weather, tranquillity, and a whole lot of fun and adventure, then a vacation to the green land of North India is a must! There is no better way to explore the majestic hills, evergreen pastures, rustic sceneries and quiet lakes at its best, than taking a trip to “the abode of God” – Haryana. Haryana is undoubtedly a nature lover’s haven!
We bring you Haryana’s ten best winter destinations. Have a look!
Located about 4 hours drive from Delhi, Faridabad is the fastest growing city in Haryana. And since Faridabad boasts Aravalli hills on one side, it is turning out to be urban dwellers preferred escapade during holidays. Surajkund Lake and Badkhal Lake are some of the most visited tourists’ attractions in Faridabad. Also, you can trek the beautiful Aravalli Mountain with your loved ones to observe the best daybreak or twilight.
2. Morni Hill
Haryana is a land of an infinite number of natural bounties; however, it is home to just one hill-station, Morni Hill. Morni Hill is a hillside with picturesque beauty, dense forests and verdant meadows all around. If your idea of a vacation is trekking and hiking, then Morni hill is the place to visit! This hill-station offers boating, cycling, and luxury accommodation for tourists. There are also othertourists attractions like the lake of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Tikkar Taal, and Mansa Devi temple.
Located in the Northern-part of Haryana, Mahendragarh is renowned for its tourist attractions like Jal Mahal, Dhosi Hill, Modawala Mandir, and Tripolia Gateway, to name a few. The ideal time to visit Mahendragarh is in March, and it is one of the top winter destination in Haryana.
Capital of both Haryana as well as Punjab, Chandigarh is a union territory, situated at a distance of 260 km from Delhi. As it is close to Delhi, Chandigarh is one of the preferred weekend getaways for Delhiites. A tour to Chandigarh should start with boating at the beautiful Sukhna Lake, and then you can visit the other draws in Chandigarh like the Rock Garden, and the Rose Garden & Leisure Valley. Rock Garden is the most visited attractions in Chandigarh as it is popular for having been entirely and uniquely designed out of abandoned industrial and urban trash. And the other attraction – the Leisure Valley, is a 7-kilometre-long park which houses Asia’s most extensive rose garden.
5. Pinjore Garden
Nestled at an altitude of 600 m above sea level, Pinjore Garden is one of the best gardens in India. Pinjore Garden is abode to many beautiful flowers and fountains. There are also several nearby attractions to enjoy like Bhima Devi temple and Mughal garden, to name a few.
Panchkula is home to the only hill-station in Haryana, Morni Hills. Panchkula, a wholesome place, boasts a carpet of lush verdant grass along the hillside. And it acts as feeding to the rare animals like the Neelgai and blackbuck. Also, tigers, foxes, panthers, mongooses, and jackals are a few other animals that can be found in its vicinity. Panchkula is a must-visit place for nature-lovers and wildlife photographers.
The rustic beauty of Haryana, Sohna; is a fascinating blend of the urban towers and suburban meadows. Packed with resorts, hotels and a variety of convenience; Sohna makes an ideal retreat for vacationists. It is one of the popular tourist destinations in Haryana. Moreover, the Sohna Hill Resorts located amid the Aravalli ridges; overlooking the remarkable backdrop of the rural Damdama Lake, provides comfortable and luxurious accommodations for tourists and travellers. And a look from the hill-top resort offers an extraordinary view of the lake, which sparkles like a jewel in a setting under the rays of the golden overhead afternoon sun.
8. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Bird Sanctuary is a world-renowned bird shelter located on Delhi-Gurgaon road. Spread across a massive 400 acres, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is home to 100 different varieties of birds and many nests of Siberian birds. Apart from being a haven to birds, it also hosts Jheel Lake, which spreads over an area of 140 acres. Most of the tourists visit this place to watch bar-headed geese, Serbian birds and Duk ruddy shelduck, to name a few. Sit back, relax and relish the present with awe-inspiring birds in its natural haven.
Infamously known for being the land of most ferocious battles; Panipat is well-known for hosting three great battles in 1526, 1556 and 1761, respectively. Besides its historical significance, there are many tourists’ places like Panipat Museum, Ibrahim Lodhi grave, old fort, site of Kala Amb, Kalandar of Bu Ali Shah, and many others. Tourists and travellers can spend a day or two to cover all of the leading attractions that are mentioned above!
Kurukshetra is the place were the Mahabharata took place. Therefore, it is one of the most venerated sacred sites. There are many tourists’ spots like Museum of Shri Krishna, Jyotisar, Gurudwara, Dharohar Haryana Museum, and Panorama, to name a few. Tourists can spend a day or two to explore this ancient site. Besides natural bounties, Kurukshetra is home to several renowned temples, including Birla Mandir, Bhadrakali temple and many others.