Delhi is the most crowded city in India. People work here full day in their office or shop. They have very much hectic schedule full day. So, they wants some refreshment and relax from routine life of Delhi. Local people mostly visited city tourist attractions. So, I have compiled list of best weekend getaways from Delhi. I have tried to give untouched and virgin tourist places. It means We have provided here mostly unexplored, unusual and unique weekend locations. If you are still looking for tourist attractions in Delhi then refer this article.
10 Best Weekend Getaways from Delhi for Family Trip, Friends Group Trip and More
1. Barog, Himachal Pradesh
Barog is a small hill station located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh state. It is perfect weekend holiday destination for Delhi people. It is just 293 km (approx.) far away from the center of Delhi. It takes roughly 4-5 hours of road journey. Shimal is also just 65 km away from Barog.
Barog is the best location if you are looking for weekend getaway from Delhi heat in summer. Weather of Barog is very cool due to hill station. It is also perfect place for couples and love birds. Temperate ranges between 10 to 23 degree in summer. So, it is one of the coolest place near Delhi. The best time to visit Barog is April to July to enjoy weekend.
2. Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Bharatpur is the perfect destination if you are looking for weekend getaway from Delhi within 250 km. Bharatpur is located in Brij region of Rajasthan state. Bharatpur is also included in National Capital Region (NCR) recently. Bharatpur is also known as Lohagarh and Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan.
Keoladeo National Park is the major tourist attraction in city. Keoladeo Ghana National Park has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra can also be included in your weekend getaways from Delhi. All these places are very near with each other.
The best time to visit Bharatpur is August to November and October to February to see bird sanctuary. Delhi to Bharatpur distance is 223 km. You can reach Bharatpur within 3.5-4 hours by driving a car/bus (approx.) from Delhi.
3. Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. It is located in Nainital of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state. Opening timings of park 7:30 to 10:30 AM and 2:30 to 6:30 PM. Formerly it was known as “Hailey National Park”, established in 1936. Park’s aim was to protect endangered Bengal tiger. The park is opens throughout the year.
Park is one of the most visited tourist attraction in the state. Almost more than 70,000 visitors come to the park every season. It is the perfect weekend getaway for your kids. Children loves to see tigers, birds and other animals which they can’t able to see in Delhi. Greenery is the best if you arrives in the park during monsoon season.
There are lots of tour operators in Delhi provides special packages and deals for this tour. Jim Corbett National Park is falls within 300 km destination. It is 295 km far away from New Delhi. Visit Wikipedia page of Jim Corbett National Park here for further details.
4. Alwar, Rajasthan
Alwar is one of the nearest and closest tourist destination from Delhi. Alwar was royal state before Indian Independence. So, obesiovly you will find lots of historical sites in the city. Major tourist attractions in Alwar is Alwar Fort, Bharathari temple, Sariska Place, City Palace, Moosi Rani Ki chhatri, TalVraksh, Palace Museum and others. Bhangarh fort is also located in the Alwar, which is described as the most haunted place in India. The best time to visit Alwar is starting from September and ends on March. During these months, Alwar has pleasant weather and environment for tourists. Try to avoid Alwar during summer due to hot weather/temperature.
Alwar is just only 168 km far away from Delhi. So, people who is looking for places within 2-3 hours, Alwar is the ideal place for them. We can consider Alwar as the family picnic destination for weekends. If you own a car, then visiting Alwar by car from Delhi is the best way to save your time.
5. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Are you finding a place for religious tour in weekend? Rishikesh is the best place for Hindu followers to get blessings. It is the perfect place for Yoga and peaceful weekend. Rishikesh has best tourist places such as Gita Bhavan, Triveni ghat, Swarg Ashram, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram and so on. If you love adventure then Rishikesh is the place where you can do rafting, bungee jumping, camping and trekking. Best time to visit Rishikesh is between March and April for pleasant weather.
Delhi to Rishikesh distance is just 237 km which can be completed within 5 hours (approx). It is also one of the cheapest destination for budget travelers. There are so many places in Rishikesh where you can stay with normal rates. If you didn’t own a car or don’t want to travel in a car then train is the best way to reach there. There are so many Indian Railways trains are running from Delhi to Rishikesh. You just need to book your ticket in advance to get confirmed reservation.
6. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaipur is well known royal state in India. If you have already visited Jaipur’s forts, royal palaces and heritage hotels; still there are many places left for you. Jaipur’s weekend destinations such as Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, Govind Dev ji Temple, Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur Zoo, Birla Mandir, Laxmi Narayan Temple and so on. Best time to visit Jaipur is winter season, starting from October and ends on March.
Delhi to Jaipur distance is just 273 km (approx). We can include Jaipur if you are ready to spend 4 hours in one way journey by car or bus. Delhi to Jaipur trains are also available. Just visit Indian Railways or IRCTC website for list of trains.
Jaipur’s heritage hotels are the perfect places to feel luxury and richness. Many royal palaces in Jaipur are converted into five star hotels. It is recommended to stay at one of the heritage hotel to feel like royal. You should ready to spend like royal for hotel stay! Spa is also provided in some hotels. I am recommending you to first read TripAdvisor reviews before booking any hotel. It will provide you best deals and experience.
7. Neemrana, Rajasthan
Neemrana is the perfect holiday destination for ancient sites lovers. Neemrana is situated on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway. You have to spend here full weekend to get refershment. Major tourist places of Neemrana are 1. Baba Khetanath Aashram Garden 2. Neemrana Fort Palace and others.
Delhi to Neemrana distance is just 122 km away which takes only two hour of journey by car. Neemrana destination falls under places within 150 km from Delhi. Do not visit Neemrana in summer, try to avoid it. The best time to visit Neemrana is between September to March. You can also enjoy new year party here with less crowd.
8. Amritsar, Punjab
Amritsar is one of the holy city in Punjab. Amritsar is more crowded city than any other locations given here. Amritsar is too much far away and you just need to spend your one night in travelling. Amritsar has best tourist places such as Harmandir Sahib (world famous temple known as Golden Temple), Jallianwala Bagh, Akal Takht, Durgiana Temple, Wagah border ceremony and Chand Baori.
Delhi to Amritsar distance is 450 km (approx.). As per my calculation, it will take almost 8 hours by driving a car. Most of people choose destinations which falls maximum within 400 km for weekend. The best time to visit Amritsar is between October and March. December and January months are also good if you don’t mind feeling a little chilly. You can download official tour guide of Amritsar from the Official website of Amritsar.
9. Gurgaon, Haryana
Gurgaon is the perfect place to enjoy within NCR limit. Major tourist places of Gurgaon such s Damdama Lake, Sheetala devi Temple, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Fun n food village, Leisure Valley Park, Kingdom of Dreams and so on.
Delhi to Gurgaon distance is just 42 km. This distance can be chased within 50 mins or less by car. Gurgaon is falls in category of weekend getaways within 50 km from Delhi. The best time to visit Gurgaon is through out the year. If you are planning to visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, visit it during winter time to see large numbers of birds.
10. Manesar, Haryana
Manesar is one of the fastest growing industrial hub in NCR region. Manesar is famous for heritage hotel and its handicrafts. Manesar’s greenary will give you inner peace for relax. It is located within 100 km from Delhi and perfect destination for weekend.
Try to avoid hot places to visit in May month. Temperature of May month during summer is too much. Only visit cool places during this month. June month is also considered as the starting month of rainy season in India. So, better careful and keep all things in mind while planning your weekend vacation from Delhi. Do not plan quickly for your weekend. Try to do some homework before final decision.
Questions Asked by Our Readers
Q. 1: Please suggests us places to visit near Delhi within 150 km
Answer: Manesar (52 km), Sohna (54 km), Gurgaon (34 km), Tughlaqabad Fort (20 km), Neemrana (120 km), Faridabad (31 km), and Pataudi (78 km) are popular weekend getaways from Delhi. These are the best weekend getaways from Delhi.
Q. 2: We are looking best weekend getaways from Delhi in April, you know hot temperature?
Answer: Yes, April is hot but not like May month. We strongly recommends you to visit resorts, and a few other tourist attractions. Some of them are, Tivoli Garden Resort Hotel (Mehrauli), Aapno Ghar Amusement and Water Park (Gurugram), Heritage Village Resort & Spa (Gurugram), and a lot more! These are the best weekend getaways from Delhi.
Q. 3: Which are the best hill stations near Delhi within 100 km
Answer: Sorry, we couldn’t have best hill stations near Delhi within 100 km.
Q.4: Which are best places to visit near Delhi within 250 km
Answer: Surajkund (30 km), Alwar / Neemrana (120 km), Mathura / Vrindavan (160 km), Bharatpur (195 km), Rishikesh (230 km), Corbett (235 km), Lansdowne (250 km). These are the best weekend getaways from Delhi.
Q.5: Which are the best places for short vacations from Delhi
Answer: Corbett is the best place for short vacation which is located just 235 km from Delhi.
Q.6: Which are best travel destinations for overnight trips from Delhi
Answer: Jim Corbett National Park (248) is one of the best destinations for overnight trip from Delhi. Haridwar is also an option which is located just 222 km from Delhi. There are several other places too, such as Nainital (300 km), Haldwani (288 km), and many others. These are the best weekend getaways from Delhi.
Before booking with local travel agents, check rates with MakeMyTrip, Nivalink, Yatra, LonelyPlanet and other online portals. It will helps you to get idea of actual pricing.
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Article Title: 10 Best Weekend Getaways from Delhi for Family Trip, Friends Group Trip and More
Article last re-published on April 14, 2017.