Weekend Getaway from Delhi? Where to go, Himachal or Uttarakhand?

Weekend Getaway from Delhi

Whenever the summer heat gets unbearable all I dream of is escaping to the beautiful hills. We, North Indians are in so much love with nearby hill stations that many of us refer these as our summer home. We are soon going to enter the hottest months of this season. And all I can hear is the buzz around for planning a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi.

In fact, we are also in the vacation planning mode for the next month. It’s been 3 months since our last holiday. And, now we badly need a quick escape from all the city chaos and stress to recharge our mind & body. The other day I was discussing the options for a weekend trip with my husband. And, we were shortlisting the places we could consider for our little getaway.

But this time we ended up in an argument on where to go. And, this has happened for the first time that we were having clashing ideas for shortlisting a destination. I want to explore some new place in Himachal Pradesh this time whereas hubby dearest has his heart in Uttarakhand.

I reminded him of our last couple of hill vacations in Uttarakhand. To which he refreshed my memory of visiting Manali on last New Year’s Eve. Ok, but I don’t think that counts. It was too cold and we could not explore Manali at that time.

Where to go on a Weekend Family Trip? Himachal or Uttarakhand?

It’s not that I don’t like Uttarakhand, it is as dearest to me as Himachal. But Himachal is more lively and is full of adventures. I mean if I think of it now, I feel the choice of place depends on what kind of vacation you are looking for. As you know, I am a die-hard adventure lover and that’s my biggest calling while deciding a place to visit.

Which is better Himachal or Uttarakhand?

Pic from our Trip to Kausani

Sumit is also an adventure enthusiast but this time he’s looking for a leisure trip. And, he successfully convinced me for another weekend getaway from Delhi to Uttarakhand. I agreed only on one condition that we will stay at an Airbnb like our last family trip to Mukteshwar. I will be revealing the place in my Instagram stories next week so catch me there for all the fun.

Our weekend getaway is almost sorted. But if you are still confused about whether to go to Himachal or visit the unexplored Uttarakhand, check out the below points.

Which is better Himachal or Uttarakhand?

Pic from our Manali Trip in Himachal

  • Why choose Himachal Pradesh as a perfect weekend getaway?

1- Himachal is undoubtedly a more developed state as compared to Uttarakhand with better infrastructure.

2- It is also the preferred choice of tourists due to the many facilities it offers to them.

3- The roads are much better from Delhi to Himachal as compared to roads leading to Uttarakhand.

4- Huge adventure opportunities for tourists of all ages.

5- There’s a wide variety of stay options in Himachal as compared to Uttarakhand.

Weekend Getaway from Delhi? Which is better Himachal or Uttarakhand?

Pic from our Mukteshwar Trip in Uttarakhand

  • Why choose Uttarakhand as a perfect weekend getaway?

1- Uttarakhand is more serene and peaceful. It is an explorers delight as not many tourists are seen in this part.

2- People of Uttarakhand are extremely helpful & friendly.

3- Their hospitability is beyond comparison. They can go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

4- Many hill stations are not yet commercialized & offers an unspoiled beauty to its visitors.

5- Garhwal and Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand are known to be the safest places in India. Hence, a perfect getaway option for solo travelers and families.

You may also read – Weekend Getaway to Kausani in Uttarakhand!

I hope I cleared up some confusion about where to go this summer holidays. So, what are your plans for a weekend getaway with the family? Do share with me in the comments below.

That’s all for now, see you guys tomorrow with another travel related post.

Today is Day 23 of #BlogchatterA2Z and the letter of the day is ‘W’. My theme for the challenge is ‘Traveling with kids’ & I have chosen W for Weekend Getaway. 

You may read all my posts under BlogchatterA2Z here!

Reference – https://www.quora.com/Which-is-a-better-state-Himachal-Pradesh-or-Uttarakhand



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    Sharvari May 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    My sasural is Dehradun in Uttarakhand so i am a bit biased i guess and also see more places in and around Uttarakhand in the last fewyears when ever i visit India.

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      Neha Sharma May 24, 2019 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Sharvari 🙂

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    Dipika Singh May 24, 2019 at 9:50 am - Reply

    God has been kind to give us such scenic beauty in shape of Himachal & Uttrakhand. I can’t seriously pick one as both have been my favorite. Have been to many places in Uttrakhand and Himachal, both are mesmerizing experiences.
    But your bifurcation is a great idea to plan holiday adventure trips around these beautiful states.

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      Neha Sharma May 24, 2019 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you Dipika, I am glad you liked it 🙂

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    Pragnya Mishra May 24, 2019 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I always love your research and detailing for your post. This would be helpful if I ever get a chance to visit the place.

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      Neha Sharma May 24, 2019 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Thank you Pragnya 🙂

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    Anahita Irani May 24, 2019 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Yet to visit this beautiful land of Uttarakhand. Your pictures and post are very descriptive

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      Neha Sharma May 24, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

      Thanks Anahita

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    Deepika May 24, 2019 at 11:03 am - Reply

    You are right hill stations are the best options to beat the heat of the plains. Lovely post with beautiful pictures. Hills always keep alive the thrill of the life which we often lost in our daily lives.

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      Neha Sharma May 24, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

      Thank you Deepika 🙂

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    Roma May 24, 2019 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I belong to Dehradoon dear but for a vacation I am on your side in preferring a vacation in Himachal dear. As usual a worthy post from you.

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      Neha Sharma May 28, 2019 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Thanks for the appreciation, Roma 🙂

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    Snehal May 25, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    I am yet to see this beautiful and natural place- himachal pradesh. All the photos are lovely dear! 🙂

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      Neha Sharma May 28, 2019 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Thank you Snehal 🙂

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    Noor Anand Chawla May 25, 2019 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Neha I missed this post during the AtoZ Challenge but it is a real gem! Since I live in Delhi, the question of quick weekend getaways comes up often. You have succinctly explained points in favour of each. Thank you!

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      Neha Sharma May 28, 2019 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Thank you, Noor. I am glad you liked it 🙂

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    Shubhreet Kaur May 25, 2019 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Even I love both but I agree with you – Himachal has more ‘life’ to it so as to say! and Its a fairly easy trip to do from Delhi and there is so much activity there itself with things to do and see. 🙂

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      Neha Sharma May 28, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Himachal is an adventure lovers paradise whereas Uttarakhand attracts more nature lovers 🙂

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    Ruchi Verma May 26, 2019 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Undoubtedly…Uttrakhand is so beautiful place and really great that people staying nearby can enjoy the beauty on weekends

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      Neha Sharma May 28, 2019 at 9:45 am - Reply

      That’s true, feel lucky to be staying really close that we can plan weekend trips to Uttarakhand and Himachal anytime. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Kinshoo May 26, 2019 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Himachal and Uttarakhand both are beautiful natural locations and I haven’t visited either yet 🙁 . Enjoy your vacations.

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      Neha Sharma May 28, 2019 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Oh, then you should plan soon. Thank you, just came back from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand 🙂

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    Amrit Kaur May 26, 2019 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Uttarakhand is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy the natures real beauty. I am planning to visit the place in December.

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