Delhi is filled with several sightseeing places. But there are also places around Delhi that are close by and still great places to tour. Are you looking for a break in your monotonous life? Take a short vacation to explore the Top weekend Getaways from Delhi. Here is a list of places to choose from including wildlife safari, heritage sites, and adventure. 

  1. Agra – The Mughal Dynasty

The structures in Agra provides a look into the architecture and grand culture of the Mughal dynasty. It is a distance of 250 – 300 km from Delhi depending on the monuments. The city lies on the banks of the River Yamuna and houses Agra Fort and Seven Wonders of the World – Taj Mahal. 

Off-Beat Things to Do

  • Participate in the Taj Mahotsav – 10 days festival at Agra
  • Watch the culture performance – Mohabbat – the Taj Show
  • Witness the Taj in different hues – Sunrise, Sunset and Full Moon night
  • Shop for anything you require at famous shopping places of Agra – Kinari Bazaar
  1. Jaipur – Erstwhile Royal Palaces 

Situated close to the national capital and also one of the three destinations of the golden triangle circuit, a popular travel circuit in India, it is a great weekend getaway from Delhi. See the erstwhile lifestyle of kings and relish the traditional cuisine mostly snacks and sweets. Also, shop for a wide range of things from scarfs to marble showpieces, etc. 

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Off-Beat Things to Do

  • Rajasthan’s oldest Museum – Albert Hall Museum 
  • City Palace Excursion
  • Visit Forts & Palaces – Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort & Nahargarh Fort 
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar
  • Ride on elephants or travel on camels at village resorts.
  1. Lansdowne – A Picturesque Hill Town with Pristine Beauty

This summer resort hill station of British is situated close to the national capital in the state of Uttarakhand. It is the ideal weekend getaway from Delhi for a time away from a busy city life or 9-5 job. At a height of 1700 meters, this salubrious hill station has abundant oak trees and thick pine trees. 

Off-Beat Things to Do

  • Boat Ride at Bhulla Lake 
  • Kalagarh Wildlife Sanctuary (esp. for Bird Watching)
  • Tip N Top hill point (for views and St. Mary’s Church)
  • Durban Singh Regimental Museum
  • Trek to Snow Viewpoint as well as Hawaghar
  1. Nainital – Hill Station Bestowed With Natural Bounties

Another great old hill station in the state of Uttarakhand at a shocking altitude of 1938 meters above sea level makes a tranquil weekend getaway from Delhi. It is the best relaxed holiday e experience to have. Indulge in various adventure activities including rock climbing and trekking and shopping from the Tibetan Market. Lake Paradise takes its name from the famous Naini Lake in the hill town. 

Off-Beat Things to Do

  • Witness the sunset at Hanuman Garhi
  • Raj Bhawan Governor House 
  • Highest Naina Peak for great views of Hill Station
  • Wildlife at Govind Ballabh Pand Zoo
  • Tiffin Top View Point for great views of Nainital
  1. McLeod Ganj – A Scenic Colonial Hill Station

This is one of the greatest holiday destinations from Delhi for those on short vacation. It is also famously known as little Lhasa because of many Tibetans living there. This tranquil hilly place is great for yoga, meditation, Buddhism, monasteries and also activities like trekking. It is situated at a distance of 500 km from Delhi. You can shop for many Tibetan souvenirs, handicrafts, woollens, etc. 

Off-Beat Things to Do

  • Taste the traditional Tibetan food
  • Visit Namgyal Monastry, Bhagsunag temple, and Tibetan Museum
  • Enjoy the view of Bhagsu falls while picnicking
  • Hiking to the Triund Hill.
  • Witness picturesque surroundings at Kora Circuit

 

  1. Kasauli – An Awe-Inspiring Hill Station

This early eighteenth-century colonial hill station has all-natural resources and is the best peaceful getaway from the busy life of Delhi City. This tranquil hill station is just 77 kilometres from the natural beauty of Shimla region. Monkey Point offers great views of nature, flora, fauna and greenery. 

Off-Beat Things to Do

  • Dharampur to Barog Toy Train Ride
  • Shopping at Kasauli Tibetan Market
  • Leisure Walk at Gilbert Trail 
  • Trekking point of Lower Mall Road
  • Visit Kasauli Brewery, Christ Church, and Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji
  1. Bir – Tranquil Village stay near Delhi

This tiny Tibetan inhabitation is situated just 10+ kilometres from Delhi with ample transportation options available to travel. It is one of the best Weekend Getaways from Delhi situated closely. Truly a small paradise for those who want to escape the busy and polluted city of Delhi. There are several Buddhist monasteries, meditation centres, and places to learn spirituality. This amazing tourist spot also is a main point for eco-tourism and winter adventure sports.

Off-Beat Things to Do

  • Sightseeing Buddhist monasteries
  • Guided Paragliding at snow hills
  • Trekking up famous mountains
  • Visit the Bir Stupa Entrance
  • Walk at the Deer Park institute

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