After a long tiring week, one resorts to a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Delhiites and travellers from other regions who wish to explore exciting weekend getaways from Delhi, they need not worry about the number of options.
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At a distance of around 250 kms from Delhi, Lansdowne is a quaint hill station in Uttrakhand. Whether you are a romantic couple, a hill station lover or an adventure seeker, Lansdowne is the perfect place to unwind. Here you can indulge in trekking, bird watching and boating, which makes it one of the best getaways near Delhi. Bhulla Lake, St. Mary’s Church and Tip In Top are the tops attractions, and thus, not be missed.
Kurukshetra, the land of Mahabharata, is among the famous weekend getaways from Delhi. It is renowned for its devout centres, holy shrines and kunds, which trace back to the early civilization. You can pay a visit to the temples, lakes and museums exhibiting the history of pre-Harappan and Harappan civilization. The best time to visit Kurukshetra is between July and March.
Shimla is the most popular hill station in the north, which makes it one of the prominent weekend getaways near Delhi. The capital city of Himalayas is famous among honeymooners and families alike. Some of the top attractions in Shimla are Mall Road, Ridge, Jakhu Temple and Institute of Advanced Studies. It is also famous for its colonial style buildings and historic temples. The best time to visit Shimla is between October and June. Shimla sees a lot of crowd during the weekend, so make sure you have done your hotel booking in advance.
When searching for Delhi weekend getaways, you can’t miss out on Kasauli. It is a cosy little hill station that comes on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla. One day is enough to explore this small town. Nestled amidst woody forests of pine and cedar trees, you will find lavish Victorian Buildings, standing testament to its glorious past. Kasauli can be visited anytime of the year.
If you are more of a culture vulture, Jaipur is one of the popular weekend getaways near Delhi. The pink city is home to a plethora of architecture and historic marvels. Make the most of your visit to this iconic city by paying a visit to the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh fort and Birla Mandir. A sightseeing tour is the best way to explore the city. Since Jaipur has a warm climate, the best time to visit the city is between October and March. There are direct flights from Delhi to Jaipur. So if you have a time crunch, just hop on a flight and enjoy a pleasant escape in Jaipur.
You can also visit Danaulti to get a break from the maddening crowd. This peaceful hill station has beautiful camping sites, and offers interesting activities like trekking and horse riding, making it one of the top weekend getaways near Delhi. Mussoorie and Dhanaulti can be visited on a single trip, as Dhanaulti is 24 km from Mussoorie. A day is enough to explore the small town of Dhanaulti and it can be visited anytime between September and June.
Also known as “Lake District of India”, Nainital is one of the prominent tourist destinations in India. The city derives its name from Naini Lake, which is a must-visit tourist spot in Nainital. Nainital is bestowed with beautiful lakes and scenic beauty, and makes for an ultimate weekend getaway from Delhi.View Packages
Nestled in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River, Rishikesh is one of the most popular cities in India. Rishikesh is considered holy, and also a renowned center for practicing yoga and meditation. You can completely rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in this spiritual city. Rishikesh is also known as the best river rafting spot in India.View Packages
Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is another historic and popular city in India. Located at a distance of around 300 kms from Delhi, Gwalior is renowned for its royal palaces, ancient temples and the medieval hilltop fort, Gwalior Fort. The city holds a great cultural and historical importance, and makes for a must-visit destination in India.View Packages
If Delhi’s hot weather, especially between May and July, takes a huge toll on you, it calls for a holiday in the “Queen of Hill Stations”, Mussoorie. The impressive architecture of the summer palaces, churches, hotels and libraries will leave you in awe. Mussoorie is full of fun-filled destinations such as Kempty falls, Mussoorie Lake, Bhatta Falls and Gun Hill. Since Mussoorie is thronged with tourists during weekends, make sure you have done your hotel booking ahead of time.View Packages
Home to one of the most beautiful wonders in the World, Taj Mahal, Agra is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The city had been ruled by the great Mughals for ages, and stands testimony to their magnificent architectural skills. Do you know Delhi to Agra to Jaipur make the famous Golden Triangle Tour of India? If not, it’s time to visit Agra on one of your long weekend holidays.View Packages
Popularly known as “the city beautiful”, Chandigarh belongs on the list of 9 most well-planned cities in the world. The wide roads, the impressive architecture and the neat and clean parks in every sector make Chandigarh a must-visit city in India. Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden and Chattbir Zoo are the popular tourist spots in Chandigarh. This peaceful city serene and beautiful city makes for an awesome weekend getaway from Delhi.View Packages