Republic Day is celebrated in a big way all over India but especially in the country’s capital city, Delhi, the day is marked by a massive military parade that has no parallel all over the world. Thousands of travellers fly to the city to enjoy the celebrations but only a few restrict themselves to just the wonders of Delhi. There are many terrific travel destinations around the capital city that can be explored while you are here.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Home to one of the world’s most famous monuments – the Taj Mahal, Agra sees millions of tourist arrivals every year. You can plan a quick visit to the city, which is around 250kms from Delhi, and explore the planet’s most celebrated love monument. Once there, you can check out
the Agra Fort, Buland Darwaza, one of the largest gateways in the world and Itimad-ud-Daulah, a draft of the Taj Mahal on the eastern bank of the Yamuna River.
Lovingly known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur represents the kind of India you would have always envisaged sitting at home. Large forts and palaces, colourfully turbaned men and sari-clad women, bustling street markets, and camels and elephants on the streets – Jaipur is all this and more!
You’ll get an opportunity to explore the times of Indian royalty as you discover forts and palaces like Amber Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and Rambagh Palace. Jaipur is around 280kms from Delhi.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
The oldest national park in India, Jim Corbett National Park is a must-visit holiday destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Consisting of grasslands, hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions and a
large lake, the place offers the thrill of spotting tigers in the wild! Along with the big cat, you can spot a colourful birdlife, various species of deer, and elephants. Jim Corbett National Park is around 250kms from Delhi.
A small hill station at an altitude of 1700 metres, Lansdowne is a true nature’s haven offering a peaceful holiday. The unique old world charm of the town is lapped up by travellers. If you wish to experience peace and thrill altogether, head to Lansdowne and explore some of its popular attractions such as Bhulla Lake, Bhim Pakora, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple and Tip N Top. Besides sightseeing and jungle safaris, the town ensures wonderful trekking and mountaineering opportunities.
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan
The best place to spot tigers in Rajasthan, Sariska Tiger Reserve is a popular national park nestled in the Aravalli Hills. If you wish an adventure-filled holiday, make your way to the
reserve and discover the thrill of wildlife. You can also spot animals like sambar deer, chital, jungle cats, rhesus macaque, wild boar and others. Besides, bird lovers can spot beautiful birds in the park such as harbour quails, crested serpent eagles, sand grouse and more.