Don’t let the October heat get you down. Here are Layla’s suggestions of cool places near Delhi that you should definitely check out.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary


Every October, guess where you’ll find these rare and stunning Siberian cranes?


220 kms from Delhi, in Rajasthan, lies the pristine Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It is home to fantastic bird species such as the Brahminy Duck, Pintail, Common Teal, and Gadwall, among many more.



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Located in the Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand, 280 kms from Delhi, this hill station which is full of Oak woods and Pine forests makes for a delightful and rejuvenating retreat.



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Royalty and grace lies only 129 kms away from Delhi in the Alwar District of Rajasthan. For a true experience of Rajasthani grandeur, stay at the Neemrana Fort Heritage Hotel. Seven palace wings are built over 14 layers tiered into a hill across 6 acres of garden-palace Lush gardens, two luxurious pools and an Ayurvedic spa make this hotel a must visit.



Experience the rustic splendour of Rajasthan at this exotic resort. 232 kms from Delhi, the Desert Resort of Mandawa is a great mix of opulence and nature. True to its name, the Desert Resort Mandawa  is built with sand and is a typical replica of a Rajasthani village. Set amidst acres of natural landscape in the colourful land of the Rajputs, this property is an unbelievable mix of opulence and nature that promises elite captivating experience and utmost luxury amidst breathtaking views. The guests are not the only visitors here. Camels, peacocks and numerous birds will also give you company.