Weekend Getaways from Delhi

Delhi has umpteen number of places in and around which are excellent spots to spend weekends. Some of them are :

1. Kuchesar: 80 Kms from Delhi on the Delhi-Lucknow highway. Kuchesar,a small village is famous for the Mud Fort, constructed by the Jat rulers in the mid 18th century The setting is historical and very peaceful. You'll enjoy the place.
2. Agra: 253 Kms from Delhi. OIt houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Historical monuments, architectural grandeur ventures and the beauty of marbles, Agra thrives as the best picnic spot in India. Located at the banks of River Yamuna, Agra offers the tourists the richest of the man made beauties including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Agra forts, Fatehpur Sikri and Taj Mahal. It is the haven of Mughal art, culture and architecture. 

3. Rajaji Natinal Park: 230, Established in 1983, Rajaji National Park is formed by amalgamating three famous sanctuaries namely Rajaji Sanctuary, Chilla sanctuary and Motichur sanctuary.is well known for its verdant scenic beauty and is enriched with worthy bio diversity. along the lusting greeneries of the hills and foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges in Uttarancha
4. River Rafting at Shivpuri, Rishikesh: 250 Kms from Delhi. Shivpuri is 16 Kms away from Rishikesh. one has to take route via Meerut - Roorkee - Haridwar - Shivpuri.It is located on Rishikesh Badrinath Highway. Shivpuri is adventure getaway. There are many Ganga beach camps at Shivpuri ,all these camps have tented accommodation and offer other facilities too.

5. Tilyar Lake : 42 kms from Delhi Border & 55 Kms from Peeragarhi Chowk Delhi , Tilyar Lake is located on Delhi Rohtan Highway and spread in 132 acres of area, Tilyar lake has boating facilities and and air condition hotel for night stay , A.C restaurant and conference hall for corporate outings and conferences. Tilyar lake also has a small zoo with wildlife animlas like Tiger , Leopard, Beer, Deer, Birds, Monekeys etc., One small toy train and small Columbus adds fun for children.
6. Kesroli : 155 Kms from Delhi, The villlage of Kesroli is an ideal quick getaway for residents of Delhi, especially during the cooler months. The village is centered around a 14th century fort, one of the oldest heritage sites in India. The Kesroli Fort, a seven turreted structure, stands huge on a very unusual Hornstone Breccia rock with the fort ramparts soaring up to 150-200 feet high. 

7. Patudi Palace: 60 Kms from Delhi  The Pataudi Palace is a Non-Hotel located just sixty kilometers (one and half hour) from near Gurgaon Haryana, India) is the home of the cricket legend Nawab of Pataudi.>It is an oasis in the verdant countryside of Haryana. The noble, white palace built by Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan, was designed by Heinz in 1935, stretching the proportions and scale of the grand residences of Imperial Delhi.
8. Garhmukteshwar: 93 Kms from Delhi, A religious weekend destination for Delhites,Garhmukteshwar is Located on the banks of the Ganga, 70 km from Ghaziabad and 130 km from Delhi,Take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganga in this holy city of Garhmukteshwar., Highly revered by Hindu pilgrims,the other attraction here is an ancient Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Ganga Temple which originally had 101 steps, now has only 85 steps leading to the idol of Ma Ganga.to take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganga. The ghats at Garmukteshwar are cleaner and far less crowded in comparison to other places.

9. Sohna Lake :Sohna lies atop Arravallies hills in Haryana, just 65 Km from Delhi. Sohna is famous for its Sulphur spring. The water of the spring has Remedial qualities. The hot Sulphur water is a strong disinfectant for skin disease. The springs are located at the feet of a vertical rock, and are capped by a dome.
10. Amroha :103 Kms from Delhi,Almora. A picturesque destination in the Kumaun region, East of Uttaranchal in India,Almora offers an overwhelming panoramic view of Himalayas. It is Known for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, lavish cuisine and magnificent wildlife. Almora has many fruit orchards like apples, peaches, apricots, plums, etc.

11. Corbett National Par : 258 Kms from Delhi India's most popular wildlife tiger sanctuary, cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas, spreads over an area of 520 sq km. and is 290 km from New Delhi. The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park. Corbetthas the highest density of tiger in India. Other animals include the leopard, elephant, bear, sambhar. Basking along the banks of the Ramganga one finds the slender snouted gharial and the marsh crocodile.
12. Chandigarh: 260 Kms from Delhi,The capital city of two states, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is famed as a well planned city with elegant structures and lovely gardens.Getting around this city is really easy and comfortable. For all those who want to spend a fun filled holiday, head to this vibrant city with shopping malls and busy markets.From partying to leisurely walks, from sheer amusements to serious art performances, this city facilitates enormous opportunities. With its surfeit of clubs, remarkable art galleries and popular theaters, Chandigarh offers a wide spectrum of entertainment. 

13. Neemrana : 122Kms from Delhi 122 kms South of Delhi. Neemrana Fort, located just off the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, is Rajasthan's closest palace to India's capital. Built in 1464 AD, this palace rises to nine levels and spreads over 25 acres.
14. Panipat: 90 Kms from Delhi. Panipat is a well known destination in the Indian state of Haryana. This town is an important tourist destination mainly because of its strong historical connection and countless monuments. The town of Panipat is a tourist stronghold, and there are many forts and temples that you can visit during your trip to this town. 

15. Khujra : 91 Kms from Delh.Khurja is located at a distance of approximately 17 km away from the main city of Bulandshahr. This is a famous pottery town which is situated on the main GT Road connecting the destination with Aligarh.This ceramic town is also known for it’s sweet, particularlyespecially Khurchan. There are more than 500 factories in Khurja which produce ceramic works and pottery.i
16. Basti : 103 Kms from Delhi.The region of Basti is ancient and many dynasties have ruled the place over the years.The entire landscape of the town is covered with many mangoes groves and bamboo forests. The region surrounding the town is covered by thick vegetation. A lake called the Chando Tal is located nearby and this is a popular picnic site. Another place located near the town of Basti is the Barah Village. The small village is mentioned in many mythological books and there is an old temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva located here. 

17. Vrindavan : 142 Kms from Delhi. Vrindavan is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the country. One can feel the divine presence in the city. It is the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood.You can see wide array of temples scattered all over the place
18. Govardhan : 165 Kms from Delhi,Govardhan is one of the major Hindu pilgrimage centres situated in the Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of around 25 km west of Mathura in Vrindavan. Govardhan Parvat is a narrow sandstone hill, which is 8 km in length.Radha kund is the sacred lake in Govardhan where Krishna and Radha along with the gopis used to assemble and spent their time.

19. Sariska :201 Kms from Delhi,The Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian National Park located in the state of Rajasthan. The reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project Tiger" as a tiger reserve in 1979. It covers a large area of 800 sq km in total, with a core area of approximately 500 sq km.The tiger reserve is also the location of several archeological sites such as the Neelkanth and Garh Rajor temples from the 9th and 10th centuries and the Kankwadi fort.
20. Haridwar :210 Kms from Delhi,One of the holiest Hindu pilgrim sites on the banks of the sacred river Ganga,The centre of all this activity in Haridwar is Har-ki-Pauri .Haridwar is one of the four sites where the great Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years.Do not miss the spectacular Ganga Aarti in the evening. 

21. Rishikesh :235 Kms from Delhi,Located at an altitude of 1360 feet above sea level, Rishikesh is the holy site where Lord Vishnu slayed the evil rakshasa (demon) Madhu. It is also the gateway of the 'char dham' or the four holiest Hindu pilgrimage destinations - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
22. Lansdowne :248 Kms from Delhi, Unexplored and Unspoiled Nature, cool breeze and amazing sceneries, Lansdowne is a beautiful town and a popular hill station situated on the Kotware-Pauri road at a height of 1,706 meters on a hillock in the state of Uttaranchal,pleasant summers and cold winters, is very comfortable for holidaying tourist. This place is especially considered as a gateway of romance,

23. Karnal : 125 Kms from Delhi.  In the town of Karnal, you can visit many sites like Kalandar Shah’s tomb, Kos Minar, the Karan Tal, and Babar’s Masjid. The Karna Tal is one of the must see locations in the region of Karnal. This is a huge tank that’s named after Raja Karna, who is a prominent figure in the Mahabharata
24. Alwar:170 Kms from Delhi. Alwar was an ancient Rajput state, known for its rich natural heritage, beautiful lakes and valleys. This city was formerly known as 'Mewar’.Situated between small hills of the Aravali range, Alwar is also known for its finest wild life sanctuary in Sariska.

25. Hansi: Hansi is an ancient fort town situated in the Hisar district of the State of Haryana near New Delhi. Hansi, once a prosperous city, is now a famous tourist destination owing to its ancient forts and historical monuments. Hansi was once the centre of sword manufacturing and trading company which was established by King Prithvi Raj Chauhan. These swords were famous for their excellent quality in the Middle East countries. 
26. Mathura: 150 Kms from Delhi. The most holy city of the Vaishnava cult, Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna. Each and every spot in this miraculous city has some connection with the most humane incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The serene banks of the river Yamuna and its holy Ghats attribute the religious fervor of the city to a great extent. 

27. Bharatpur: 205 Kms from Delhi. Bharatpur is known as eastern getaway of Rajasthan is famous for its bird sanctuary. It is home to some very rare species of birds.Bharatpur bird sanctuary attracts migratory birds from Siberia, europe, China & Tibet. The migratory birds includes species likepelicans, cranes, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warbers, wheatears,flycatcher,larks etc.Best time to visit park for migratory birds is October to February & August to November for resident birds.

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  1. Very good post, which have a full information about Weekend Trips from Delhi. Thanks for sharing this post. Keep further posting.


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