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Bharatpur (Rajasthan)

If you and your family want to get away from the smog and noise of Delhi, Bharatpur may be your answer. Bharatpur's highlight (and really the only reason to visit) is the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, famous for its various species of avian residents. Every year rare Siberian Cranes come to spend the winter here along with numerous other species of migratory birds. It's also home to huge pythons, who come out to bask in the sun in the winters. The park is open throughout the year and although cars are not allowed, the options for exploring it are many. You can hire a bicycle, a cyclerisckshaw, take a boat ride through the park's marshes, or simply walk. It takes a little under three hours to reach Bharatpur by train or road from Delhi, 185km away.

Dharmsala (Himachal Pradesh)

A visit to Dharmsala and its popular outlying villages of McLeod Ganj, Bhagsu, and Dharamkot, feels like a trip out of India. This northern hill station is the home of the Tibetan Government in Exile and the…