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With great festivals sometimes come great, long exciting weekends! This year, Diwali Vacation falls on 19th October, which means you will be able to stretch the vacations till 22nd October, i.e. Sunday. And Diwali 2017 is just round the corner and this time, and also brings with its one hell of a travel opportunity. Most of the corporates and offices in India will close their doors from Thursday, which means you will have a 4-day Diwali Vacation which is enough to embark upon a lovely little trip with your family or friends.

Lucky you are, if you are based out of Delhi/NCR as the capital city of India is surrounded by some spectacular travel destinations that can be visited during Diwali 2017 vacations. We have sorted out some Best Places to visit near Delhi during the long Diwali Vacation.

Mussoorie (Uttarakhand)

Perched on a ridge 2Km high, the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ vies with Nainital as Uttarakhand’s favorite holiday destination.

When the mist clears, views of the green Doon Valley and the distant white-capped Himalayan peaks are superb, and in the hot months the cooler temperatures and fresh mountain air make a welcome break from the plains below. A perfect gateway to celebrate Diwali Vacation.

Nainital (Uttarakhand)

Crowded around a deep, green volcanic lake, Nainital is Kumaon’s largest town and favorite hill resort.

It occupies a steep forested valley around the namesake lake Naini and was founded by homesick Brits reminded of the Cumbrian Lake District. Families from Delhi and nearby every year visit Nainital to enjoy their Diwali Vacation.

Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand)

If you wish to be surrounded by nature and escape from the honking city buzz then Corbett National Park has the key to unlock your wishes. This famous wildlife holiday hotspot in Uttarakhand is a gem for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Surrounded by jaded greens and grasslands, this wildlife sanctuary is blessed with varieties of flora and fauna. This park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and it is the First Tiger Reserve in India. Something most people would not know is that, during the year 1936 Corbett National Park was formally known as Hailey National Park. if you aren’t supporting ban on fire crackers, and can’t do much then head to Corbett to make your Diwali Vacation worth.

Ramgarh (Uttarakhand)

At a distance of about 292 km from Delhi, Ramgarh is a hidden gem, nestled in Uttaranchal’s Kumaon region. At a height of 1789 metres above sea level, this scenic hill station is dotted with bungalows that were once used by the British, circuit houses for officers and boutique resorts that retain the charm of colonial times.

The best part? An uninterrupted and clear view of the majestic Himalayas. Ramgarh is also known as the ‘Fruit bowl of Kumaon’ as it is dotted with apple, apricot, peach and pear orchards. Quite a sight for city-weary eyes! Experience peaceful and calm Diwali Vacation right on the Kumaon’s hills in Ramgarh.

Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh)

Dharamshala is a scenic and panoramic hill station, tucked away in the Himalayas. With the Dhauladhar ranges and thick deodar forests in the background, Dharamshala has become an important highlight in most Himachal tour packages.

This picturesque destination is not only popular among tourists, but among spirituality seekers and religious travelers. Dharamshala boasts of jaw-dropping backdrop, stunning lake, vibrant monasteries, colorful temples, sparkling waterfalls, and vintage forts & museums.

Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh)

Got a favorite cousin who is a photography enthusiast in the family? Then head straight to Narkanda this Diwali, for a memorable experience. About 431 km from Delhi is the charming town of Narkanda, in Shimla district.

At a height of about 9000 feet, it offers a panoramic view and is home to beautiful orchards, lush forests and majestic hills. The apple orchards, for one, are an absolute must-visit to get click-happy!

Jibhi (Himachal Pradesh)

The Majestic mountain series of Himalayas had always been the prime attraction for the travelers around the globe. Jibhi is a scenic hamlet in Banjar Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Jibhi can be approached from Chandigarh-Manali Highway. There is a small detour in right just before the tunnel at AUT. You need to take that road following the river and head further till Bajnar. Banjar is some 27 km from AUT and well connected with private busses. Jibhi is another 8 km from Banjar town towards Jalori Pass.

The stunning and steeply inclined eight-kilometre drive from Jibhi to Jalori Pass, winding through treacherous twists, is an adventure in itself.

Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)

Literally meaning “the hidden place”, Orchha is one of the marvels located in the central part of India. It used to be the foothold of the Bundela rulers during the medieval time period. Though it is also known for its rich historical and cultural significance, it’s the spectacular medieval architecture of this place, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

The numerous palaces, forts, frescoes and murals are absolutely exquisite and bound to blow one’s mind. It’s one of the best options for Diwali 2017 vacations in India as the weather is perfect for sightseeing.

Let this Diwali Vacation Be the Time You Will Cherish Forever!