Famous for its white water rafting, and home to the holy river Ganga, Rishikesh is a perfect destination for adventure seekers and laid-back tourists alike.Delhi to Rishikesh by car is a good option for a hassle free traveling. It's a 6 to 7 hours journey. Prices vary from US$ 85 for an air conditioned compact car to US$ 125 for an air conditioned SUV. Th tickets start from as low as Rs. 200 and go Rs. 1400 for one way.And with the mushrooming of a host of backpackers’ options and ashrams, you can get a room for less than Rs. 150 for a day!
The most cost effective way to reach Kasauli is to board a train from Delhi to Kalka and then take a shared taxi from there to Kasauli. This caps your round trip travel expenses at less than Rs 1500. Pocket-friendly hotels accommodate you for Rs. 1000 or less, which leaves you with about Rs. 2500 to splurge on the trip.
Lansdowne is located at a distance of 250 km from Delhi, the best way to reach here is to board a bus to Kotdwar, a town 50 km from Lansdowne, and then switch to a local bus, to help you keep the round trip travel expenses less than Rs. 1000.Find splendid accommodation within Rs 1500, sparing you with Rs 2500 for other expenses.
Binsar is nothing but 300 kms of pristine panoramas. The easiest and cheapest way to get here is to take a train from Delhi to Kothgodam, the nearest railway station to Binsar (about 119 Kms away). And then take a local bus from there. The total cost to reach (one way), including both the train and the bus journey is around Rs. 1500.
Famous for its trekking trails, Kasol has jaw-dropping natural beauty.Enjoy its hippie style bars & restaurants and Goa-like aura encapsulated in breezy mountains. Although relatively far from Delhi, you can still enjoy your trip on a shoestring budget with overnight bus tickets starting from as low as Rs. 800 for one side.
While the hotel tariffs can come down to as low as Rs. 200 for a day if you wish to stay at Naddi or Dharamkot, Rs. 300 will get you a decent, comfortable accommodation in McLeod Ganj. Staying at Dharamkot also brings in more things to do like learning jewelry designing or dabbling in Tai Chi!