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Weekend getaways destinations from Delhi

The national capital, Delhi is among the busiest cities of India as it is the commercial, cultural, transport, and political center of India. Being the national capital, Delhi has a myriad of options for food, fashion, shopping, entertainment, tourism, and adventures. But Due to its fast-paced lifestyle and hustle-bustle, Delhiites need a quick weekend getaway near the city to get a break from its monotonous life. Delhi has diverse choices and stunning destinations for short trips. Be it pilgrimage tours, historical fort tours, wildlife parks, and hill stations, These short trips will never upset you. Mayan people was way ahead of its time in terms of construction and this can be seen when you visit the incredible site. So what are the seven 7 wonders of the world

Here we are with several amazing weekend getaways destinations from Delhi for your next trip. Check out below,

  • Shimla

The enchanting hill station of Shimla is probably the most popular in India. Situated at an elevation of 7,467 Ft, it is the state capital of the North Indian state Himachal Pradesh. Among the best weekend destinations for Delhiites, Shimla is located at a distance of 323 Km from the national capital. Check out and book the Shimla tour package from Delhi for your perfect weekend escape away from the Daily chaos.

The hill station of Shimla is not only famous for its natural beauty but also for its British charm and colonial heritage. Its Lush valleys, dense forests, sparkling rivers, breathtaking landscape, historical monuments, colonial structures, magnificent museums, and churches attract plenty of tourism throughout the year. However, the summer months are the best time to visit the hill station of Shimla.

Places to visit: the mall road, the ridge, Christ Church, Jakhoo hills, Kali Bari temple, Viceregal lodge, Gaiety heritage and culture complex, green Valley, Indian institute of advanced study, and Kalka- Shimla railway.

  • Neemrana

A historical town in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Neemrana is a perfect place for heritage lovers. Located on the Delhi – Jaipur national highway, the town is at a 125 Km distance from Delhi. Neemrana is known for its majestic 15th-century fort palace which is one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan. Neemrana fort palace is now converted into a heritage luxury hotel where you can experience royalty and luxury amidst the Aravali hills. Sprawling in an area of 25 acres, This palace has 14 levels offering 77 suites, conference halls, hanging gardens, a restaurant, a Health spa, An amphitheater, and a rooftop garden. You can also indulge in fun-filled activities like camel rides, vintage car rides, Zip lining, fort tours, and cultural events. Neemrana is one of the incredible destinations to explore the cultural heritage of the state.

Places to visit: Neemrana fort, flying fox, Baori, Paradise water park, Bala Quila, Kesroli fort, Sariska national park, Siliserh Lake, and Narnaul

  • Jim Corbett national park

Jim Corbett national park is among the best destinations for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The very first national park of India, The Corbett is located near Ramnagar in Nainital district, Uttrakhand. The Jim Corbett national park is easily accessible from Delhi in five hours covering the distance of 250 Km. It is one of the best places for Delhiites to enjoy the weekend in the heart of Jungles.

Spread in an area over 1318 Sq. km, the park is divided into 6 tourism zones named as Dhikala zone, Durga Devi zone, Sitabani buffer zone, Jhirna safari zone, Bijrani safari zone, and Dhela safari zone.

Home to an abundance of flora and fauna, Corbett park has over 488 flora species and 600 fauna species including royal Bengal tiger, endangered Asiatic elephants, Himalayan black bears, Indian grey mongoose, a variety of deers, otters, endemic fishes, and many. It also offers numerous adrenaline-rushing activities like Elephant safari, trekking, rafting, angling, fishing, mountain biking, night camping, and jeep safari.

Places to visit: Dhikala, Girija Devi temple, Corbett falls, Corbett museum, Kyari camp, Kosi river, Sitabani bird sanctuary, and Sonanadi.

  • Rishikesh

Surrounded by majestic Himalayan mountains, Rishikesh is a pilgrimage town nestled along the pristine Ganga river in Dehradun, Uttrakhand. One of the most sought after weekend getaways near Delhi, Rishikesh is located at a distance of 259 Km from Delhi. It is easily accessible in 4 and half hours via national highway 334. Known as the yoga capital of the World, thousands of tourists come to Rishikesh throughout the year to learn about Yoga and meditation.

You will feel the actual tranquillity and calmness after meditating in the spiritual and serene environment of Rishikesh. Do not miss out to watch the grandeur of the iconic Ganga Maha Arti at Triveni Ghat. Apart from spirituality, Rishikesh is known for its unmatched experiences of white River rafting and Bungee jumping. Adventure enthusiasts can also indulge in other adrenaline-rushing activities like trekking, zip-lining, giant swing, rock climbing, paragliding, kayaking, and camping.

Places to visit: Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Shivpuri, the Beatles Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Parmarth Niketan, Trimbakeshwar temple, and Jumpin heights.

  • Kasauli

Located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a quaint hilly town perched at an elevation of 5900 Ft amidst snow-clad mountains. This cantonment town is a less crowded town, known for its natural charm, panoramic vistas, stunning landscapes, viewpoints, woody forests, and natural trails that makes it a peaceful getaway. Kasauli is indeed an ideal place to spend weekends in solitude away from the hectic city life. Mainly trekkers, campers, and photographers flock to this town all around the year due to its mesmerizing charm and adventure. Besides it, Kasauli is famous for being the oldest functioning distillery Kasauli brewery. Kasauli is 285 Km from Delhi, a road trip of 6 hours is the best way to reach this cantonment town.

Places to visit: Gilbert trail, sunset point, Mankey point, Christ church, Baptist church, central research institute, mall road, and Kasauli brewery.

  • Jaipur

Known as Paris of India, Jaipur – the pink city  is the largest city and capital of Rajasthan state. A vibrant destination for a colorful weekend, Jaipur is one of the best getaways near Delhi.

You will get the feel of the authentic Royal culture of Rajasthan. Its architectural buildings, majestic forts, Havelis, palaces, and historical sites are reminiscent of the cultural heritage of ancient times. Jaipur is located at 280 KM and 5 hours drive via the national highway from Delhi. Do not miss out to taste authentic Rajasthani cuisine and shop for traditional artworks, Jaipuri handicrafts, meenakari, bandhani, and miniature paintings.

Places to visit:  Amer fort, Jaigarh fort, Nahargarh fort, city palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Birla mandir, Albert hall museum, Jantar-Mantar, Chokhi Dhani, and many.

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