6 Must Visit Pristine Diwali Escapes

This Diwali escapes the harmful smoke and cracker’s cacophony. Instead, revitalize and breathe fresh. Celebrate the festival of lights into the lap of the picturesque hill stations and pristine desert cities. Shop, eat and pamper yourself with an array of an adventurous activity devouring unforgettable moments. Plan a quick sojourn to enjoy a happy and healthy Diwali.

Dhanaulti – Uttarakhand


A quiet and serene hill station located just 24 km away from Mussoorie. Encircled by outrageous beauty, lofty mountains, tall dense pine trees make Dhanaulti to the lists of an impeccable pollution free getaways. Pleasant weather and blissful landscape allures tavellers, making it a perfect Diwali outing.

Activities to Pamper: Trekking, Sightseeing, Camping, Nature watch, Bird watch, Rock Climbing, and more.

How to Reach

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the closest.

By Train: Nearest Railway Station is in Dehradun. From there tourists could board private taxis or buses to reach Dhanaulti.

By Road: The place is easily accessible by road. Backpackers could board the buses from ISBT Dehradun and Rishikesh.

Sahastradhara – Dehradun


Sahastradhara means “numerous water springs”. The place located in Dehradun is a gorgeous pollution free escape ideal for all peace seekers. Water dripping from the limestone stalactites are a sight to behold. Blissful beauty teaming with waterfalls, caves, and terrace farming practiced by locals is a joy to watch.

Activities to Pamper In: Shop, Eat, Explore Tibetan market, Interact with locals, Boating and more.

How to reach

By Air: Dehradun well-connected by the Jolly grant air port with direct flights from Delhi.

By Rail: The city is well-connected by Indian Railway.

By Road: The destination is easily accessible by road. Travellers could board the bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.

Lansdowne – Uttarakhand


A  exquisite military cantonment, Lansdowne is just a half day drive for Delhi. Charming, soothing, and pollution free. It is yet another magical destination people could escape to celebrate cracker and pollution free Diwali. Drooling panoramic views, tranquility and invigorating ambience decked with a range of adventure activities.

Activities to Pamper: Camping, Trekking, Hiking, Bird watching, Sightseeing and more.

How to Reach

By Air: No air service available.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kotdwar, 39 km away.

By Road: The destination is well-connected by the road, buses are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.

Sattal – Uttarakhand

sattal lake

Sattal means “Seven Lakes”, is a quiet tourist place near Bhimtal. The seven pristine lakes are surrounded by lush greenery and boost tranquil ambiance. Less tourist footfalls makes it a perfect escape for smog free Diwali. Besides, tranquility, travellers could indulge on a range of activities at the hill station.

Activities to Pamper: Boating, Leisure enjoyment, Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing, and more.

How to Reach

By Air: No air service available.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam,39 km away.

By Road: The destination is well-connected by road. Buses are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.

Barmer – Rajasthan


Located 153 km from Jaisalmer, Barmer is the calm desert town. Beautifully decorated mud houses, outrageous colourful dressed locals and untouched desert beauty is astonishing. Escape the smoke and breathe fresh air this Diwali by embarking on an incredible and unforgettable journey to the royal land of Rajasthan.

Activities to Pamper: Camel Safari, Temple Visiting, Mahabar Sand Dunes and Shopping.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is Jodhpur. From airport another three and half hours drive to Barmer.

By Rail: The pristine desert city has its own Barmer railway station.

By Road: Easily accessible by motorable road with direct buses services available from Delhi, Amritsar, and Jaipur.

Mount Abu – Rajasthan


A picturesque hill station tucked in Aravallis, magically pops out amid the Great Indian Desert. Not many visitors throng this destination. Cherished for its beauty, majestic Jain and Hindu temples, greenery and soothing weather. Visitors must plan their Diwali vacation in advance to this destination.

Activities to Pamper: Shopping, Exploring magnificent temples, Boating, Sightseeing and Relishing traditional cuisines.

How To Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is Udaipur and Ahmadabad.

By Rail: Abu road railway station, just 28 km from main city is the nearest.

By Road: Mt. Abu is well connected by road by national highway No. 14.


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