Best getaways from Delhi this weekend

Best getaways from Delhi this weekend
Rising trend of weekend-long travel and staycation

A new kind of holiday has emerged and this one doesn’t require months of packing or planning. All it needs is a long weekend. The short escapes are now the hottest travel trend as it allows you to break away from the city and its hustle and bustle.

If you are still wondering where to go from Delhi this weekend, we have brought more choices to spoil you with!

From the lofty Himalayas to the dramatic deserts, Delhi turns out to be the best base to explore these large chunks of North India as they all are within a 300km radius from the capital.Â

Neemrana – 116 kms from Delhi

Located in the heart of the ‘golden triangle’— Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the 15th century Neemrana Fort-Palace is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi as it lies on the 6-lane Delhi-Jaipur National Highway No.8.

This 25 acre property with six acres of fortified palaces tiered over 12 levels, is a marvel to see and experience.

Being a heritage monument-hotel where the walls tell the story of five and a half centuries, it makes for one of the quick weekend destinations near Delhi. Neemrana is best experienced overnight.

Bharatpur – 198kms from Delhi

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the man-made wetlands in India that was formerly called as ‘Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary’.

This park hosts a large number of avifauna during the summers and is considered as one of the India’s best national parks to observe exotic migratory birds and other birds of India. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bharatpur was an important well fortified city before independence.

It’s a great place to travel to on weekends and you could also include Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra or even Taj Mahal if you have more time on your hands.

Rishikesh – 239kms from Delhi

Think adventure sports, think Rishikesh! From river-rafting madness to spiritual calm, the bi-polar beauty of this hilly town in Uttarakhand is astounding.

White water rafting, sleeping under the stars and camping beside the mighty Ganga is what makes Rishikesh, a go-to destination for adrenalin-seeking junkies, and is a popular hot spot among single thrill-seeking travelers.

Added bonus: It does not matter if you are a pro or an amateur.

Lansdowne— 250kms from Delhi

Located in Uttarakhand, this peaceful hill station with its breathtaking beauty is an astounding and exotic location.

The wonderful weather, serene environment and secluded weather of the place make it an ideal getaway for the tourists

The place has become a favorite corporate destination for team outings etc. but it is also a great place for you to spend with your kith & kin.Â

Dausa— 260kms from Delhi

The ancient town of Dausa is the perfect weekend getaway destination from Delhi, because of a number of archaeological attractions. Dotted with a number of mansions and temples Dausa is a cultural delight.

Placed on National Highway No. 11, 54 km eastward of Jaipur, it was one of the erstwhile kingdoms of Kachhawah rulers of Dhundhar.

It is also quite close to a number of tourist destinations like Abhaneri, Bhandarej, Jhajhirampura and Khawaraoji. This is just the right kind of a destination to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city and enjoy a relaxing vacation.

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