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Best Picnic Spots Near Delhi You Can Explore This Winter

Delhi has quite a number of picnic spots to hang out at and here are a few totally worth exploring.
Published -11 Dec 2018, 19:30 ISTUpdated -11 Dec 2018, 17:35 IST
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Winter season is the best time to go for picnics with your family. It’s the time to reconnect with nature, go hiking, play outside games and spend good times with friends and family. No wonder then that every year, people start looking for places to hang out near the city for a day out of the hustle and bustle of daily life. Delhi has quite a number of picnic spots to hang out at and here are a few totally worth exploring.

Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

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Move to the edge of the city of Delhi, near Tughlaqabad, and you will find the perfect place to view the majestic Aravalli Hill range. On an exploration here, my family got a view of a variety of fauna like blackbuck, blue bull, black-naped hare, jackals, porcupine, civets and jungle cats can be seen here. The Bhardwaj Lake located at the sanctuary is a surprisingly well-kept body of water and is a sight for the sore eyes.

Sultanpur Bird Park

Located 50 kms away from Delhi, Sultanpur Bird Park is a delight for lovers of nature. Winter season attracts many resident and migratory birds here such as the paddyfield pipit, siberian crane, greater flamingo, little cormorant, common greenshank, common hoopoe, rosy pelican, purple sunbird and more. Black bucks and blue bulls can also be spotted here. My family and I had a great time watching the flora and fauna while soaking in the winter sun. The park stays open from 7am to 4:30 pm and stays closed on Tuesdays.

Morni Hills

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This quaint hill station in Haryana is a popular place that Delhiites and people of Chandigarh and Haryana frequent to get a feel of greenery. The place boasts of various forts such as Garhi Kotaha Fort, Masoompur Fort and even a fort museum plus twin lakes of Bhim Taal and Draupadi Taal. If you are done with your excursion and picnic then do visit their adventure park that offers exciting activities like zip lining.

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Mangar Bani

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The ancient sacred forest grove of Mangar Bani is the green patch that falls between the concrete jungles of Delhi and Gurugram. Visit this place early morning for spectacular views of greenery and sounds of nature. The locals have preserved the area and it attracts a lot of birds while the Dhau tree, which became extinct in Rajasthan, grows freely in Mangar Bani. My visit was purely for hiking purposes to get fit but it turns out that it can be the perfect spot to sit down and have a family picnic too if you tired of the daily grind.

Keoladeo National Park

Situated in Bharatpur which is 180 kms from Delhi, the Keoladeo National Park is a World Heritage Site. Acknowledged as one of the best bird-watching areas, you can spot a wide variety of waterfowls and landbirds plus mammals like jackals, mongoose and civets. Animals of other species can also be seen if you ready to explore more.

To know about about cheap travel destinations, best places for food, scenic routes in India and more on travel, keep watching this space as we keep exploring for you.

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