Are you exhausted with everyday life in Delhi and need to go somewhere nearby, in the upcoming weekend? Going on weekend getaways is a growing trend in urban cities. These short weekend trips are the ideal way to explore destinations in and around your city and come back rejuvenated. Luckily Delhi, the capital city of India has many beautiful destinations nearby. Plan a weekend trip to the below-mentioned places and enjoy getaways near Delhi to energize yourself.
The wonder Taj Mahal is situated here and its close proximity to Delhi (distance 200 km) makes it a preferable weekend destination for Delhiites. Agra Fort, the fort made of red stone on the bank of the Yamuna is another amazing spot. Other touristic spots include Jama Masjid, Samadhi Swamiji Maharaj Bagh, Mehtab Bagh, Chini-Ka-Rauza, Itimad-Ud-Daulah, Taj Nature Park, and the Museum. Famous spots to shop in Agra are - Khadi Gramodyog and Subhash emporium. Agra has numerous eating spots to tempt your taste buds and there are various stay choices accessible to suit any budget.
Jaipur is one of the best tourist destinations for sightseeing, shopping and relishing Rajasthani food and culture. The renowned touring places in Jaipur are mostly its huge forts - Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amber. Other tourist spots to see are the Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Galta Monkey Temple. One must also enjoy shopping and food here. If your budget permits, do stay in one of the heritage hotels, it will make your trip way more unforgettable.
An adventure hub not very far from Delhi, Rishikesh is famous for its camping and water rafting activities. It is a most loved place for adventure lovers. This culturally rich place is additionally incredible for trekking. Rishikesh is just perfect to drench yourself in yoga and spirituality with various yoga centers offering short and long-term courses. Other touristic spots in Rishikesh are Neelkantha Mahadev Temple, Swarg Ashram, Neer Garh Waterfall and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.
4. Corbett National Park
The celebrated reserve is an incredible destination to immerse yourself in nature through forest safaris and in case you’re fortunate you may see a tiger as well! The park has observation towers overlooking water holes which you can climb to watch the wildlife unobtrusively. You can take a safari in a gypsy or even go for an elephant safari.
The most ideal way to beat the sweltering Delhi heat is to run to the hills for the weekend and Mussoorie is the best weekend escape. Delhi people mostly go to Mussoorie during April to June to beat the heat and during Dec to Jan enjoy snowfall. Mussoorie is situated at a height of 2000 meters above ocean level. This quaint place allows you to rejuvenate yourself in the lap of natural beauty.
Explore these destinations close to Delhi during the short span of a weekend and experience a world of charm and natural beauty.