10 Weekend Gateways from Delhi For That Break You Want Badly

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Assignments? Office stress? Bored and frustrated with all those files piling on the desk? We all had been there, ain’t we?

Those moments where we barely hold it enough for ourselves, until we are about to burst out, those are the very moments where we need to escape from reality to a faraway place with no relation whatsoever with the very thing you’re going away from.

Here’s listing 10 weekend getaways from Delhi to soothe your mind and rejuvenate your body and soul.

1. Neemrana, Rajasthan

Situated at a distance of just 139 kms, Neemrana town is located in Alwar in Rajasthan on Delhi-Jaipur highway. Famous for its magnificent Neemrana Fort Palace which was built in 1464 AD, being reigned by Rajput Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III, Neemrana fort offers a beautiful amalgamation of history and modernity. It provides heritage, celebrations and colours, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and is a perfect weekend getaway, to enjoy the heritage resort and also indulge in activities like zip-lining, swimming, etc.

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(Picture courtesy : tripadvisor)

Ideal Duration: 1 day

Best time: Jul-Mar

2. Deeg, Rajasthan

Situated in Bharatpur district, Deeg is said to be a part of Lord Krishna’s Parikrama path and is at a distance of 166 kms. It is known for its beautiful gardens, forts, fountains and palaces. Away from the chaos of city, this small and peaceful village with unbeatable landscape provides opportunities to see the wonderful play of nature. One can also take a detour to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, which is few kms away, where you can find rare species of birds.

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Duration: 1 day

Best time: Sep-Mar

 3. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

The spiritual capital of India, as it is famously called and also the most visited place on weekends by the Delhi crowd, Rishiskesh is located at a distance of 230 kms away along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga. It is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports, such as, white water rafting, bungee jumping, flying fox, mountain biking, etc. It also serves as the gateway to many Himalayan treks and is used as a popular camping site. Rishikesh is a must visit for everyone visiting India to truly experience something new.

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(Picture courtesy : haridwarrishikeshtourism)

Duration: 1-2 days

Best time: Throughout the year.

4. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

The oldest National Park in India, it was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park and is home to the critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Set amidst the foothills of Himalayas and along the banks of Ramaganga River, at a distance of 240 kms, it is home to a variety of flora and fauna spanning over an area of more than 500 sq km covering riverine belts, hills, marshy depressions, lakes, streams and grasslands and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. A visit to Corbett National Park is incomplete without a jungle safari, so make sure you go for a safari.

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Duration: 1-2 days

Best time: Oct-Jun

5. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Lansdowne at an altitude of 1,706 m on a hillock, and at a distance of 243 kms away, is famous for its pristine Himalayan beauty, oak and pine forests, snow-covered peaks and lovely fresh air with mystical and breataking views. Unspoilt by human activities, this quaint little hilly town is popular as one of the British Hill stations and is home to the cantonment of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. Lansdowne is famous for its eco-friendly tourism revolving around mountaineering, trekking, and jungle safaris.

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(Picture courtesy : travelrasoi)

Duration: 1-2 days

Best time: All year round(Careful during monsoons)

6. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, Mussoorie is situated 263 kms away, at an altitude of 6000 ft., and is a popular hill station famous for its colonial heritage. An escape for the British from the unforgiving heat in the plains, this hill station has only grown into a very popular one in recent times, providing an escape into the scenic views and lush green flora. Here, you will find the combination of both nature as well as architectural marvel of colonial structures. Have an ice-cream and float among the clouds, that would be a memory worth remembering.

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(Picture courtesy : tripadvisor)

Duration: 2-3 days

Best time: Sep-Jun

7. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital, the town with misty lakes and mountains, temples, natural hot springs and exotic scenery, is the perfect honeymoon paradise nestled in the laps of Kumaon with an air which is refreshing and carries a subtle charm. Located at a distance of 290 kms, The Naini lake is the heart of this place and is named after Goddess Naina Devi. Some popular activities around Nainital are boating, trekking, yatching, and horse-riding.

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(Picture courtesy : transindiatravels)

Duration: 1-2 days

Best time: All year round

8. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture. Jaipur is a beautiful city with different shades to it. Most famous forts include Amber Palace, Nahargarh, and Jaigarh Forts. Others include Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and the famous Jantar Mantar. From colorful bangles to printed Saris to the ornaments and jewelry of Johri Bazaar, Jaipur has everything to offer for a shopaholic.

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(Picture courtesy : vgu)

Duration: 2-3 days

Best time: Oct-Mar

9. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Located on the way to Shimla at a distance of 310 kms, Kasauli is a small town in the south-west part of Himachal and is nestled amidst beautiful woody forests of pine and cedar trees. Kasauli owes its mystical and serene ambience to the lavish Victorian buildings built by the Britishers during colonial period. Kasauli is not for any attractions or activities, but is for the serene surroundings and enchanting calmness that it offers. If you want to just find a good getaway from the hectic life of your city, Kasauli provides the ideal environment to soothe your nerves.

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(Picture courtesy : makemytrip)

Duration: 1-2 days

Best time: Throughout the year

10. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

The summer capital of Britishers, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at a height of 2200 m and about 344 kms away, Shimla is one of the most popular tourist destination in the country. Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, this town’s captivating natural beauty, and the atmosphere are bound to leave any tourist overwhelmed. The town’s colonial-style building alongside the historic temples is an amalgamation of the world that leaves everyone visiting this region spellbound. The must visit places include the Mall Road, The Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies and Jakhu Temple. The toy train to Shimla from Kalka passes through beautiful hills and valleys and is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.

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(Picture courtesy : flywidus)

Duration: 2-3 days

Best time: Oct-Jun

 

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