Head out to these locations around Delhi this Independence Day

Head out to these locations around Delhi this Independence Day
Head out to these locations around Delhi this Independence Day

With Independence Day approaching, travellers can plan their activities and places to visit on that one holiday. As the country would be busy celebrating Independence Day, it is a great idea to merge the patriotism, and feeling of pride and unity with an unwinding getaway that helps you celebrate the real freedom for one day away from the hustle of daily life.

Malls, markets, and public places remain shut till almost half of the day, so instead of wasting half a day, why not plan an exciting getaway and depart in the wee hours of the morning before the barricades are placed on the roads.

If all this while, you have been thinking that to head out of the city you will require minimum four hours, this list of the best locations around Delhi will change your perception completely.

Kuchesar Mud Fort

Located in Uttar Pradesh, in Bulandshehar, Kuchesar is a heritage village resort and is one of the most spectacular options for a one-day trip around Delhi. The fort is known for its spellbinding architecture and is spread across a massive area of approximately 200 acres. So, if you are seeking some lush greenery, Kuchesar is just a two-hour drive from Delhi via Ghaziabad. It is situated along the River Ganga.

Distance from Delhi: 130 Kilometres

Time from Delhi by road: 2 hours

Where: Village Kuchesar Fort, Distt Bulandshahar, Kuchesar, Uttar Pradesh

Call: +91 8010299895

Route: Via Ghaziabad

Surjivan Resort

Amidst the gigantic mountains of the Aravallis, this resort is meant for a luxurious stay. Taking about one hour from Delhi, a one-day trip here is an ideal option with friends or family. The resort offers a number of amenities such as swimming pool, indoor and outdoor games, and sumptuous delicacies at the restaurants.

Distance from Delhi: 62 kilometres

Time taken by road: 1.30 hours

Where: Naurangpura-Tauru Road, Opp ITC Grand Bharat Hotel, Gurugram, Haryana

Call: +91 8800150555

Route: Via Gurugram


Nuh is a small historical city around Delhi located in the Mewat district of Haryana. It boasts of historical monuments, ruins, and sights. For history lovers, Nuh is an ideal one-day destination also known for the shaking minarets, Chui Mai Pond, town of Sheikh Musa, and Kotla. So, celebrate Independence Day with being amidst real history.

Distance from Delhi: 87 kilometres

Time taken by road: 2 hours

Route: Via NH48


For a religious getaway close to Delhi, Vridavan is the perfect option and it can be combined with Mathura, if you want some more of it. Drive down or take a train to this religious city. Submerge in the fables and tales of Lord Krishna, visit the Radha Raman temple, Mirabai temple, Vrindavan Dham, etc. Though the best time to visit this destination is winter, monsoon can also bring you some luck in terms of the weather.

Distance from Delhi: 183 kilometres

Time taken by road: 3 hours

Route: Via Taj Express Highway

V Resorts Balbir

If you are exhausted with the chaos of daily and need a relaxed day to break the monotony of daily life, head to this getaway located approximately 9 kilometres from Chattarpur. The lush landscaped lawns, breathtaking walkways, serene fruit orchards, and surrounding water bodies take you a different world altogether. Tree-gazing, sun-gazing, leisure meals, or an exciting time with friends are all you can expect here.

Distance from Delhi: 48 kilometres

Time taken by road: 1.20 hours

Where: 2 Sheesham Lane, Dera Mandi Retreat, Dera Mandi Link Road, Village Dera Mandi, New Delhi

Call: 0120 6666900

Route: Via Chattarpur

Tikli Bottom

Tikli Bottom is a modern-style style Indian mansion that has four bedrooms and functions like a private guest house. The palatial lawns and natural beauty leaves guests awe-struck marking it ideal for a one-day getaway. Nestled among the Aravalli Hills, it also has a crystal clear swimming pool amidst the property. You can indulge in organic food, massage and spa, and a reflexology session.

Distance from Delhi: 57 kilometres

Time taken by road: 1.40 minutes

Where: Gairatpur Bas Village, Tikli, Gurugram, Haryana

Call: 0124 2766556

Route: Via NH48

Unchagaon Fort

Fort Unchagaon is a heritage hotel located on the Garhmukhteshwar-Moradabad route and is approximately one and a half hours away from Delhi. Beside being at the hotel, you can also head out to the nearby village for the real rural life experience or indulge in activities like pottery, jaggery making, and boating in summer.

Distance from Delhi: 168 kilometres

Time taken by road: 3 hours

Where: Garh Mukteshwar, Unchagaon, Uttar Pradesh

Call: +91 9810944365

Route: Via Eastern Peripheral Expressway

NeverEnuf Garden Railway

This is a mini world of a garden with a stunning landscape open on weekends and Wednesdays only. Built over an area of 30,000 sq.ft., you can find miniature train sets, remote-controlled cars and boats, and a picturesque garden. You can also enjoy hot and cold beverages and a DIY kit to carry home with you. You are also allowed to use all in-house facilities here.

Distance from Delhi: 69 kilometres

Time taken by road: 1.40 minutes

Where: 45/20, Village Para, Tehsil Tawad, Gurugram, Haryana

Call: +91 9811088943

Route: Via Gurugram

Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Another destination located in the Aravalli Hill Range is the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. It is home to a wide array of birds and those who want to experience wildlife and need a break from the city life, must visit this sanctuary. You can also hunt for the five hidden lakes once you get here.

Distance from Delhi: 37 kilometres

Time taken by road: 1.20 minutes

Where: Shooting Range Rd, Asola Wild Life Sanctuary, Tughlakabad, New Delhi

Call: +91 8800748967

Route: Via NH44


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