Living in and around Delhi NCR has its own benefits, which spoils you for choosing a plethora of options when it comes to planning for a weekend getaway. However, many of us waste our weekends with long-hour travels that turns out to be very disappointing. For those who desperately want to spend their weekends at interesting destinations and which are not too far for them to travel, Delhi offers something for everyone. There are hill stations, treks, rivers and much more for you to discover. So here is the list of places that you can travel while your weekends.
The pink city is one of the most popular destination of North India. Among the many places in Jaipur includes ancient forts, palaces and markets.Jaipur offers a chance to wonder at the cultural heritage of Indian History.The major tourist places in Jaipur include Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden and Nahargarh Sanctuary. The things to do in Jaipur includes adventure activities, temple hopping, visiting the many forts and palaces and so on.
Distance from Delhi – 269km
Agra is counted as one of the best tourist destination in Uttar Pradesh. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most beautiful and the masterpiece of mughal era is the best tourist places in Agra. To be in Agra is like taking a walk through India’s Mughal period history. Other than Taj Mahal there are various other tourist destinations including forts, museums, and many more. Last but not the least and a short distance away, Fatehpur Sikri, with its very impressive architecture, is a place one must visit.
Distance from Delhi – 219km
- CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Corbett National Park is one of the best wildlife sanctuary in India and a weekend getaway worth to travel upon. The national park provides shelter to exotic flora and fauna. the wildlife directory features 586 species of birds, 33 species of reptiles, 36 species of dragonflies, 7 species of amphibians and 50 species of mammals.
Distance from Delhi – 254km
- VRINDAVAN , MATHURA
Vrindavan is a holy city in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Lord Krishna is said to have born in Mathura (also known as Brijbhoomi) and spent his childhood in Vrindavan. The spiritual and significant tourist places in Vrindavan and Mathura are Banke Bihari Temple, Prem Mandir, Sneh Bihari Mandir in Vrindavan and Krishan Janam Bhoomi, Dwarakadheesh Temple, Qans Kila, etc in Mathura.
Distance from Delhi – 142km
The literary meaning of Rishikesh is ‘Lord of Senses’ which stands for Lord Vishnu. Rishikesh is a hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat and other places of religious importance. It is also a getaway to many religious places such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. It is also famous for river rafting, hiking, and camping.
Distance from Delhi – 232km
Chandigarh has been named after Goddess Chandi. It is considered to be the best planned city of India. It is placed at the base of Shivalik Range and is the administrative centre for both Punjab and Haryana. Every year Chandigarh receives a plethora of tourists. The city is known for its picturesque location, beautiful surroundings and gardens. It is also referred to as ‘The City Beautiful’ due to the central grid of gardens.The tourist destinations are Sukhna Lake, International Doll Museum, Rock Garden, Sector 17 Plaza, Government Museum and Art gallery etc.
Distance from Delhi – 256km
Haridwar is located on the bank of river Ganges and is famous for temples and ghats where pilgrims come to take a dip in the holy river to relieve themselves of every sin and achieve salvation. It is also a gateway to four pilgrimages viz. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. This religious place depicts Hindu and Indian culture as well as its ancient and modern civilization. The tourist attractions are Ganga Aarti, Mansa Devi Temple, Vaishnav Temple,etc.
Distance from Delhi – 212km
Amritsar is practically the synonym of the Sikh religion. A reservoir of national pride and religion, it is well-known for its most beautiful shrine, the Golden Temple. An incarnation of Sikh belief, the center of Punjab’s political affairs, an aperture to the Gulf Countries, an attentive sentry at the Indo-Pak border, Amritsar embellishes an incredible and significant place in the Indian subcontinent. It is also quite popular for its food such as Amritsari Kulche and chole, Kulfi and lassi and colorful markets selling some amazing stuff including traditional Juttis, parandis, phulkari dupattas and more.
Distance from Delhi – 450km
Mussoorie serves as a perfect getaway from the dust and heat of Delhi and act as a cool retreat. Its very aptly named as “Queen of Hill Stations” as it a famous hill station situated at the foothills of Himalayas. Mussoorie attracts the domestic as well as the international tourists because of its rich fauna species and hills covered with lush trees. The most prominent historical spots in Mussoorie are Kempty Fall, Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.
Distance from Delhi – 271km
Dehradun is the capital of Uttrakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. However, Dehradun is famous for its streams, valleys, and rivers but their also a spiritual side to it. There are varied number of temples and it is also a site for paragliding, skiing, river rafting, etc. Dehradun is also a picnic spot with many gardens and parks. The popular tourist destinations in Dehradun are Clock Tower, Cheetwoode Hill, Shastradhara, Har ki dun, and many more. It is also a getaway to various other hill stations including Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rishikesh.
Distance from Delhi – 212km
The Sariska National Tiger Reserve is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is mostly preferred by travellers. It is the best tourist spot one can visit with family, kids and friends. Sariska is a home to various fauna including numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. The major tourist destinations are Garh-rajor Temple, Bhangarh Fort, Kalighati, Siliserh Lake, Pandupol and many more.
Distance from Delhi – 201km
Landsdowne is one of the quitest hill station of India and famous as a tourist destination since the time of British.Lansdowne is famous for its eco-friendly tourism revolving around mountaineering, trekking, and jungle safaris. The Shardotsav festival celebrated annually during autumn draws tourists from across the country.
Distance from Delhi – 250km