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Weekend Getaways from Delhi within 200 km

1. Manesar (56 km)

Once a quiet village that was unheard of, Manesar today is a business hub that has grown tremendously in the past three decades. This place is known for its rustic charm, comparative calm, and also its luxurious and fun resorts. Irrespective of Manesar being a business hub, the areas in and around it are tranquil and scenic, which is why it is a popular escape for the people of Delhi.

  • How to Reach: Manesar can be reached from Delhi by road in about 1.5 hours via NH 48.

  • Best Time to Visit: November to February, as excursions here, would be uncomfortable in the scorching summer months.

  • Expenditure: 3K to 5K per person

2. Sohna (63 km)

This quaint city in Haryana is a popular detour taken by Delhiites for a touristic retreat nearby. The place is known for its serene lakes, hot springs, and fort ruins that are located around. Those who want to ideally sit while chilling and unwinding amid natural beauty can turn to Damdama Lake or Sohna Lake.

  • How to Reach: The road distance from Delhi to Sohna can be traversed in around 2 hours via the Gurgaon-Alwar Highway.

  • Best Time to Visit: September to February

  • Expenditure: 2K to 4K per person

3. Neemrana (129 km)

A peaceful historical town located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Neemrana is widely popular among heritage lovers for its 15th-century splendid Neemrana Fort Palace which has been now turned into a luxury hotel.

  • How to Reach: Being on Delhi-Jaipur Highway (NH 8), it is easily accessible in just 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Delhi.

  • Best Time to Visit: Winters is the ideal time to visit Neemrana; however since it is quite green, people who are looking for some quick moments of repose can rush here any time of the year.

  • Expenditure: 3K to 5K per person

4. Alwar (164 km)

This is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan and it is home to many awe-inspiring palaces, forts, and remains thereof, that take you back to the age of the mighty kings. The city of Alwar is one of the quieter destinations close to Delhi, which you can choose to explore. Visit the infamous Bhangarh Fort on the outskirts of Alwar that is known to be among the most haunted places in India.

  • How to Reach: Travel via the NH 48 to reach Alwar from Delhi. The journey takes around 3-4 hours.

  • Best Time to Visit: November to February

  • Expenditure: 3K to 5K per person

5. Mathura (180 km)

Not very far from Delhi, this destination is the perfect choice for those who seek a quick spiritual and scenic getaway. Mathura is dubbed as the land of Lord Krishna himself and it is known for its vibrant locales, spectacular temples, and positive aura.

  • How to Reach: Reaching Mathura from Delhi takes around 3-4 hours. Travel via the AH1 or the Yamuna Expressway.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March is ideal, as the weather is pleasant; try to catch a glimpse of Mathura during the Holi festival for a unique experience!

  • Expenditure: 4K to 5K per person

6. Sariska Tiger Reserve (195 km)

This home of the predator in the Aravalli Hills, Sariska Tiger Reserve delights visitors with its rocky landscapes, dry deciduous forests, and of course, rich fauna. Apart from Royal Bengal tigers, this approx. 866 square km area is also home to leopards, Indian jackals, chinkara, langurs, and sambar deer.

  • How to Reach: Sariska is only 37 km from Alwar Railway Station, which has regular trains plying from Delhi. However, as it is well-connected via NH 8, we suggest hiring a cab/taxi for a hassle-free 5 hours journey.

  • Best Time to Visit: Though Sariska Tiger Reserve remains open from 1st October to 30th June, it is advisable to come here between October and March to avoid the scorching heat.

  • Expenditure: 4K to 5K per person (including safari charges)

Weekend Getaways from Delhi within 300 km

7. Bharatpur (220 km)

The historical city of Bharatpur was once a heavily fortified city founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the 1700s. The place is known as the “Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan” and is a prominent tourist destination. The place is popular due to the presence of the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • How to Reach: Bharatpur is located close to the Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh border. Ride on the Yamuna Expressway to reach Bharatpur in about 4 hours.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to February are the best months to catch a glimpse of the migratory birds that flock to this area.

  • Expenditure: 2K to 5K per person

8. Mandawa (232 km)

Another unique getaway near Delhi, Mandawa is a charming touristy in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. This peaceful 18th-century settlement is dotted with many exquisite havelis and a namesake fort, earning it the sobriquet of ‘Open Art Gallery’. The winding roads and naive people of Mandawa will urge every culture enthusiast to explore the region more.

  • How to Reach: The town is well connected to Delhi via NH 9; you can opt for state-run buses that ply here or hire a private taxi. Alternatively, if planning to come by train, then Jhunjhunu Railway Station (27.3 km) is the nearest to Mandawa.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March

  • Expenditure: 2K to 4K per person

9. Agra (233 km)

Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Agra is indubitably among the most popular getaway destinations for the people of Delhi. This elegant city offers a peek into the legacy and heritage of the Mughal Dynasty from medieval India; their architecture, culture, and ways of life.

  • How to Reach: Catch a ride on the Taj Express Highway from Delhi to reach Agra in about 4 hours. There are also ample options for buses and trains that ply on this route.

  • Best Time to Visit: August to March

  • Expenditure: 4k to 5K per person

10. Rishikesh (241 km)

Spiritual and serene, Rishikesh is an exquisite town set beside the fast-flowing Ganges River in the lap of the Himalayas. This place is also known as the “Yoga capital of the world” and is abundant with beautiful temples and mesmerizing sights. Do not forget to watch the iconic Ganga Arti at the Triveni Ghat that takes place every evening.

  • How to Reach: Road journey from Delhi to Rishikesh takes around 5-6 hours via the NH 334. There are also multiple trains to Rishikesh starting from the Delhi Jn. Station (Old Delhi Railway Station) and New Delhi Railway Station.

  • Best Time to Visit: You can visit Rishikesh throughout the year. Avoid the rainy season as adventure activities like bungee jumping, etc., might be put on hold during bad weather.

  • Expenditure: 5K to 7K per person

11. Dehradun (255 km)

Dehradun is a breathtaking hill station that is perched amid the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand. A few hours’ drive from Delhi, this destination takes you closer to the Garhwal Ranges of the Himalayas and offers unparalleled scenic beauty.

  • How to Reach: The road distance from Delhi to Dehradun can be covered in about 5 hours. There are also many flights by different airlines that travel from Delhi’s IGI Airport to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport every day (flight time around 1 hour).

  • Best Time to Visit: March to June

  • Expenditure: 5K to 7K per person

12. Lansdowne (260 km)

In case salubrious climate, lofty hills, bird watching, and trekking are on your mind, Lansdowne in Uttarakhand is the place to be. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas from 1780 m above sea level are worth capturing.

  • How to Reach: Lansdowne is around 6.5 hours’ drive from Delhi. Kotdwara Railway Station (40 km) is the nearest railhead to the hill station.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to November; avoiding the rainy season since the slopes become slippery.

  • Expenditure: 3K to 4K per person

13. Parwanoo (265 km)

The lesser-known town of Parwanoo in Himachal is an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi. From its pine-forested hills and fruit orchards to the Timber Trail cable car ride, everything in this quaint hill station is mesmerizing.

  • How to Reach: Parwanoo is 35 km from Chandigarh and can be reached in around 4 hours 30 minutes drive from Delhi. The nearest railway station to this hill town is Kalka.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to October

  • Expenditure: 5K to 6K per person

14. Jaipur (278 km)

The pink city of Jaipur is another vibrant destination that you can head to for an eventful weekend getaway from Delhi. Famous for its markets, food, forts, and cultural heritage, this city attracts tourists from all over the world. For getting a feel of the authentic Rajasthani culture in Jaipur one can visit the Chokhi Dhani Village.

  • How to Reach: The journey from Delhi to Jaipur takes about 5 hours via NH 48. There are many trains available on this route with a running time of about 5-7 hours.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March

  • Expenditure: 3K to 6K per person

15. Mussoorie (289 km)

One of the most popular hill stations in the country, Mussoorie is a perfect destination for leisure and adventure travel. This destination features waterfalls, colonial bungalows, ornate gardens, and vibrant local marketplaces that are cradled against the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas.

  • How to Reach: To travel from Delhi to Mussoorie by road, take the route via Upper Ganga Canal Road. The distance can be covered in about 6 hours. The nearest airport to Mussoorie is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to June

  • Expenditure: 5K to 7K per person


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