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If you got some time in your hands, plan a retreat to countryside, bird sanctuaries or holiday retreats near New Delhi. Some of the best options available are:

Bharatpur:Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Get out of your car and rush straight to the the jungle. Hire a cycle or just walk. You get heavily paid in retur by getting a chance to see some of the most magnificient birds all around.

Distance from Delhi: 176 Kms.
Average time: 4 Hrs.
Travel Route: Delhi-Faridabad-Palwal-Hodal-Mathura-Bharatpur

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Simply smell the pines or get charmed by the oaks, the rhododendrons or the hanging moss, this tiny sanctuary near New Delhi could be your ideal destination if you want to sample the quitessential Himalayan flora and fauna. Perched on top of the Almora hills, you can treat yourself to the spectacular view of the snow-capped peaks and of the Almora valley. Or you can simply trek around the hill side and do some bird-watching.

Distance from Delhi: 390 Kms.
Average time: 8 Hrs.
Travel Route: Delhi-Gazipur Border-Moradabad-Rampur-Kathgodam-Almora-Binsar

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Chail:Chail in Himachal Pradesh

The erstwhile summer capital of the Maharajas of Patiala, Chail is also home to the world's highest cricket ground. But if that doesn't excite you, maybe the old palaces, the wildlife sanctuary, temples, trekking, fishing and gallons of fresh oxygen amidst the soaring deodars and pines might. This one is true-blue Himalayan exotica with a sureshot regal charm.

Distance from Delhi: 350 Kms.
Average time: 7 Hrs.
Travel Route: Delhi-Azadpur Bypass-Karnal-Ambala-Kalka-Solan-Kandaghat-Chail

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drive just 18 Kms ahead of Shimla and you reach Shoghi- an unspoilt wilderness in the Himalayas. It's an ideal base for trekking and camping. You can even visit Shoghi near Shimla the local resorts, Tara Devi Temple, the Viceregal Lodge and Jakhoo Hill for some idyllic sightseeing.

Distance from Delhi: 340 Kms.
Average time: 7 Hrs.
Travel Route: Delhi-Azadpur Bypass-Karnal-Ambala-Kalka-Solan-Kandaghat-Shoghi

Another option near Shimla is Narkanda

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Looking for a rural retreat? Then head to this 18th century Kuchesarmud fort built by the Jat rulers. Set amidst sugarcane fields and mango orchids in the lush backyard of the Ganges, Kuchesar offers a lot of privacy. Go for bullock cart rides or just drive down to the Brij ghat, 25 Kms away. The Ganga here is indeed very serene.

Distance from Delhi: 100 Kms.
Average time: 2 Hrs.
Travel Route: Delhi-Hapur-Moradabad Road-Kuchesar

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Bring your wild instinct to the fore. Hire a jeep for a safari and coax your driver to let you get behind the wheels. And if luck favours you, get ready to spot a tiger too!

You might think of visiting Corbett National Park as well, though it's in a completely different direction!

Distance from Delhi: 239 Kms.
Average time: 5 Hrs.
Travel Route: Delhi-Gurgaon-Dharuhera-Alwar-Sariska

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This place is more about chilling out and catching up with long-forgotten friends, and less about planned holiday trips. No schedules, no must-visits. Just do your thing!Pataudi

Distance from Delhi: 60 Kms.
Average time: 1 Hr.
Travel Route: Delhi-Gurgaon-Sadar Bazar-old Gurgaon-Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary-Pataudi

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The quaint cantonment town of Kasauli is reminiscent of the bygone British charm with its Victorian mansions. Apart from taking leisurely long walks in its neverending avenues flanked by oaks, willows, chestnuts and firs, you can get a panoramic view of the hils, valleys and plains below, along the winding Sutlej river.Kasauli

Distance from Delhi: 285 Kms.
Average time: 6 Hrs.
Travel Route: Delhi-Azadpur Bypass-Karnal-Ambala-Kalka-Dharampur-Kasauli

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