Top 13 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

Coming ahead a holiday on a Monday or a Friday making it a long weekend and still not having any place to go can be frustrating. That is why we have come up with a list of  Top 11 Weekend Getaways from Delhi for you to enjoy your weekend.

Here is a list of some honourable places ( list contains holy , monumental , partying and relaxing places) :

1. Iskcon Temple(Vrindavan)

Some things that are said about the Iskon Temple by the locals :

  1. The ones who visit here can really experience god presence.
  2. The ones who visit this temple can find it very soothing and peaceful.
  3. The ones who visit this place on a regular basis get their wishes fulfilled by lord Krishna.

If you are looking to meet new people with a similar mindset then this place is a must go to place. Chances are you might have conversations with a lot of foreigners.

#6 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

2. Agra

Taj Mahal considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the word is very mesmerising if you are visiting here for the first time. If you have never been to agra then you should visit agra atleast once. Agra is 5 hours drive away from Delhi. If you have already seen the Taj Mahal then I think you should check the next options ahead.

#5 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

3. Lansdowne ( 250 km away from Delhi)

Lansdowne is considered to be India’s most beautiful hill station.It is 41 kms away from Kotdwar bus station. Busses for Kotdwar are available from Kashmiri Gate ISBT .( it takes about 5 hours to reach this place)

Things to see in Lansdowne :

  1. St. John’s Church (built in 1934 , the one in the image above)
  2. St. Mary’s Church(built in 1896 , Garhwal Rifles Regimental centre with pre-independence photographs and audio visual display of the Regiment’s history)
  3. Kaleshwar Temple ( about 500 years old)

    #2 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

4.Rishikesh

 

Rishikesh is a very beautiful place situated near Haridwar. It can be reached within 4 hours from Delhi.

People go to Rishikesh to enjoy 1. Rafting ( from May to mid August)

2. Camping

3. Holy temples.

#6 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

5. Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park is very famous for its beauty constituted by its flora and fauna . People come here from distant lands to see bengal tigers, leopards and wild elephants. The beauty of the place is mesmerising. People book resorts here and forget about their life and just chill with their loved ones. It is in top 5 Weekend Getaways from Delhi in most of the magazines .

#3 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

6. Nainital

 

Nainital is a small town in Uttrakhand , known for boating , scenic views and its wide markets. Nainital is just 450 kms away from Delhi , which makes it easy to travel on the weekend . One can come here and take fresh breeze . One who comes here is delighted by its pastry shops and world’s best street momos.

#3 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

7. Dehradun

 

The image above is of F.R.I college of Dehradun . Movie Student of the Year was shot here. It is a must visit place . When you go to this place all of a sudden you start to get fresh vibes . Not only this Dehradun has a lot more to offer like

  • Robber’s Cave
  • Tapkeshwar Temple
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Sahasradhara (waterfall and waterpark , the water at this waterfall is said to be highly rich in potassium , so if you are having any pimples or scars on your body then do have a bath here as it is said that the water of this waterfall is capable of removing body impurities.

#5 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

8.Mussoorie (49 kms away from the main city of dehradun)

Mussoorie is a hill station situated in Uttarakhand and is just 49 kms away from Dehradun district and just 250 kms away from New Delhi. It is famous for its scenic views  of mountains and waterfalls (kempty falls) , art gallery (Soham).

#4 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

9. Udaipur

Udaipur is highly rated on travel magazines , it is no doubt one of India’s gem . Here you can come and find beauty and peace all together. Some of the things to do in Udaipur :

  • Lake Pichola
  • Jag Mandir
  • City Palace
  • Jagdish Temple
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Monsoon Palace

Udaipur is set around a series of artificial lakes built in in 16th century so you can call it the venice of India. Udaipur is not the cheapest of all the places in the list but is definitely worth every penny you spend.

10. Ajmer & Pushkar

It is no doubt India’s number #1 tourist destination as a Weekend Getaways from Delhi . Famous foods offered by the local restaurants are just amazing. Try Kadi-kachouri (my personal favourite) , then the sightseeing of  the place are just fabulous ( don’t forget your DSLR home ) .  If you go to Ajmer then do a visit of Ajmer Dargah Sharif , No matter you are hindu or muslim , you will definitely feel the holiness of the place. Dargah sharif of ajmer is visited by many celebrities including Shahrukh Khan , Amitabh Bachan , Katrina Kaif etc. Not only just the Dargah Ajmer has many other gifts to offer such as the Anna Sagar Lake,Ajmer Jain Temple (one of its kind ) .

Then hop on a taxi for a few kms of a ride to the next adjacent city of Pushkar.

Temples in Pushkar are unlike any other temples of India. Temples here are just on the beds of the lakes. So one can be at the temple and at the same time be at the ghats.

Some of the Best places of Pushkar are as follows:

  • Sri Raghunatha Mandir
  • Bhramha Temple (only one in the world)
  • Apteshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Camel Safari
  • Original Leather product’s market.(way too cheap and still high in quality)

11. Jaipur (Pink City of India)

The list of things to do here are never ending . Here are some of the following things to do in Jaipur:

  • Rent a bicycle and go to Nahargarh fort
  • Go visit the famous Chokhi Dhani and indulge in the culture of Rajasthan.
  • Rent a Tree House ( yes it is available and totally awesome.)
  • Try Hot Air Baloon Ride (A little expensive , Rs 12,000 Per Person)

12. Jaisalmer

#1 Weekend Getaways from Delhi (tie)

Things to do and see in Jaisalmer:

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Nathmal Ji ki Haveli
  • Salim Singh’s Haveli
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Jain Temples
  • Bada Bagh
  • Kuldhara (It is a Cursed place 18 kms away from the main city of Jaisalmer , It is reported that many paranormal activities take place here. )
  • Camel Safari

13. Haridwar

Haridwar being just 2 hours away from Delhi . It is an important Hindu Pilgrimage site .It is very famous for its temples such as :

  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Daksheswara Mahadeva Temple
  • Bharat Mata Temple
  • Ganga Temple
  • Shri Bikeshwar Temple

More things to do in Haridwar :

  •  Visit Har Ki Pauri ( ghats)
  • Ganges Canal
  • Crystal World (amusement park)
  • Meet famous astrologers
  • Buy Astrology Material

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