Where to get outdoors in North India?
December 21, 2010 12:37 AM Subscribe
We are traveling to India this January and are seeking some advice on where to go to get away from the big cities for a day or two. We have tickets for an arrival and Delhi and a departure from Mumbai and will have a total of 11 days in country. So far we have plans to explore Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Since it sounds like these places will be quite crowded with both tourists and locals, our thought was that it would be nice to get away from the teeming masses of humanity for a day or two and maybe see some nature. Where can we do this without traveling too far?
posted by epugachev to travel & transportation around India (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
It sounds like the canonical "outdoorsy" answer for North India would be to take a trip to the hill stations. It also sounds like they would be rather cold in January. Are there any, say, famous parks near Delhi, near Mumbai, or between the two? Are there hill stations that would be reasonably pleasant this time of year? Anything offering some natural beauty would be good, really: interesting animals, great views, nifty plants, etc.