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Top 10 Realty Choices for Weekend Getaway from NCR


There is a growing holiday home market near Delhi/NCR, which is being tapped by developers for its tremendous growth potential. An increasing number of people living in NCR, keen to own a home with a  view of snow-capped mountains, lush green hillocks or historical monuments, are exploring vacation homes in close-by picturesque destinations These getaways also offer fantastic investment opportunities as people desire to break free from the fast-paced life in the NCR region.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

The top realty weekend destinations near NCR are:

  • Jaipur – There are several factors which draw tourists to explore Jaipur – historical fors like the Nahargarh Fort or the Tiger Fort (as it is popularly called), The Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar. Ethnicity is popular with respect to women’s clothing and accessories. Even cinemas, Raj Mandir Cinema, to be specific, is mesmerizing with distinct meringue interiors.
  • Mathura-Vrindavan – This religious pilgrimage is characterized by numerous temples. It is most popular for it is the land of stories of gopi Radha and Lord Krishna and this place is vibrant and induces lovability and playfulness, characteristic of Lord Krishna.
  • Agra – This is another place of historical importance with a number of monuments such as I’timad-Ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj which was built by Empress Nur Jahaan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, Sikandra or Akhbar’s Tomb whose iconic structure is a representative of its owner the Great Mughal Emporer known as Akhbar the Great, Swami Bagh Samadhi which is a tribute to Huzur Swamiji Maharaj, the Fort Fatehpur Sikri which came to existance after the Mughal Emperor Babar defeated Rana Sanga in a battle which took place in Sikri. However, it  is most famous for one of the seven wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal, a beautiful tribute to love made by Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal.

    Taj Mahal, Agra

  • Shimla – Once the Summer capital of the British Raj in India, it still continues to be a favourite among people in NCR to spend their weekends away from the scortching heat during the summers. Its Mall Road is quite famous for shopping, eateries and restaurents. Other tourist attraction includes The Summer Hill, the Jakhu Hill, Shimla State Museum and Christ Churh. The latter is the second oldest church in Northern India.
  • Dehradun – Here places of interest include Begon Hills where there is a temple of Durga called Jwalaji Temple. This offers a marvelous sight of the Yamuna Vally and the Doon Valley. Then there is Sahastradhara, which literally means a thousand springs. Santaura Devi Temple and Bhadraj Temple are also quite popular here.
  • Mussoorie – Also set in the mountains, not too far away from Dehradun, lies this beautiful picture perfect hill station. It offers a tranquil environment to just admire the natural world while reflecting on some deep thoughts beses the Lake Mist and the Mussoorie Lake. Famous water falls, which are also popular tourist spots include the Kempty falls, Bhatti Falls and Jharipani falls.
  • Rishikesh – A place of holy pilgrimage has great significance for the devotees of Lord Shiva. It is because near this place, as per mythological accounts, Lord Shiva had drank vemon and turned blue as some Gods searched for immortality, amrit. This is also a place which is very popular with wandering ascetics and spiritual gurus and forms the beginning point for other holy sites, on the way to the Himalayas. Lately Rishikesh is also known for enjoying a river rafting experience.
  • Haridwar – Haridwar offer a mix of both joy and sorrows. It is the place where many hindus dispurge the ashes in the holy waters of the Ganges. It is also known for a number of temples like The Chandi Devi Temple which is situated on the top of Neel Parvat, Maha Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple on the top of Bilwa Parwat, the Daksheswara Mahadev Temple and Bharat Mata Mandir.

    Lake in the woods, Nainital

  • Nainital – This hill station offers a mix of all – temples, lakes and monumental buildings. The Nainital Lake or the Naini Lake has a Lake Bridge, the only one in the world which has a post office on it. The Naini Peak or China Peak is the highest peak in the town. A spectacular tourist spot is called Snow View, a peak on top of the Sherkadanda Ridge which is accessible via a cable car. It is from here that one can enjoy a scenic view of the snowbound Himalayas. Just as Taj Mahal was a tribute of a lamenting husband to his beloved wife, Tiffin Top or Dorothy’s Seat on the Ayarpatta Hill is attributed to an English Artist, Dorothy Kellet by her husband. It too depicts the plight of those who have loved and lost.

    A young couple at the Neemrana Fort Heritage Hotel on a weekend trip, Neemrana

  • Neemrana – Neemrana Fort Heritage Hotel is among the chief attraction of this weekend getaway. Surrounded by a horse-shoe formation of the Aravalli Hills, this fort is perched on a plateau. Other  tourist attractions include the Vinay Vilas Mahal, Bala Quila, Sariska National Park and the Siliserh Lake.
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