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15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi

People of Delhi are always eager to get away from the fast city life whenever they get a chance as the city is connected to a number of tourist spots for all kind of travelers. Everybody knows that weekends are loved by the Delhiites. So we have prepared a list of weekend getaways which require short travel durations where one can have great experiences. Go for a weekend getaway to these beautiful places if you want to give yourself a break from the hustle-bustle of the city life. 

1. Jim Corbett National Park

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-1 Distance: 258 km

Travel time: 6 hours

Best time to visit: November to June

Located in Uttarakhand, this park's legacy and history are the oldest in the country. The home of mighty Tigers along with different species of flora and fauna makes this place worth visiting. This is place perfect for wildlife photographers.

When in Jim Corbett, you can go for jungle safari, elephant rides, see the Corbett waterfall, visit the Garjia temple etc. Visit Jim Corbett with your family or friends to have a relaxed weekend.

2) Rishikesh

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-2 Distance: 238 km

Travel time: 5 hours

Best time to visit: Feb to the first week of May and September to mid-November for Rafting

This small hilly town of Uttarakhand attracts many adventure lovers especially during the summers while also serving as a destination for those seeking spirituality and spend some time in nature’s grace. Rishikesh is an ideal hill station and weekend spot  for its number of adventure activities, lakes and waterfalls. Those who want a quiet time can also pay Rishikesh a visit. You can do river rafting and camp at Rishikesh. This place is super cheap so you will be under budget no matter how much you spend here. Just take a bus from I.S.B.T Kashmiri Gate or drive down to this stunning place.

3) Shekhawati

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-3 Distance: 252 km

Travel time: 5 hours

Best time to visit: September to first week of April

This small but royal town located near Jaipur is enriched with cultural heritage. Known for its old historical havelis, Shekhawati serves as an ideal choice for culture and history seekers. You can visit places like Shikhar, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, Badalgarh Fort etc in Shekhawati. Go to this place to enhance your knowledge and the feel the royalty feeling.

4) Naukuchiatal

Paragliding-over-the-valley Distance: 310 km

Travel time: 6 hours

Best time to visit: Feb to mid-July and September to Jan

Naukuchiatal is one of the lakes located in Nainital region and is preferred by travelers who want to spend their holiday closer to nature. The scenic panorama of Naukuchiatal attracts its visitors who fall in love with the natural setting of this place. You will fall in love with this place at the first sight. Apart from being a beautiful place, Naukuchiatal offers a lot of things for people to do like fishing, boating and temple tours.

5) Kufri

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-5 Distance: 380 km

Travel time: 8 hours

Best time to visit: April to mid-July and October to February

Kufri is a picturesque hill station located near Shimla and is known for its breathtaking views. Skiing and hiking opportunities make Kufri special. This is one of the must go places for everyone in and around Shimla. A trip to Kufri from Delhi will always be a great decision.

6) Dharamshala

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-6 Distance: 480 km

Travel time: 12 hours

Best time to visit: April to mid-July and October to February

Dharamshala is situated in Western Himalayas of Dhauldhar range. This destination offers a unique kind of peace and tranquility that attracts many backpackers and tourists from all parts of the world. Witness some of the finest monasteries, lakes, churches and waterfalls in Dharamshala. This place also has some really good cafes where you can find the cuisine of your choice. Italian cuisine seems to be in demand here.

7) Orchha

DSCF0934 Distance: 430 km

Travel time: 8 hours

Best time to visit: September to Feb

The capital of Bundela kingdom still speaks of those events that have occurred here. The monuments and sculptures give an insight of the rich past of this place has. If you are a nature and history lover, this place should be on your travel bucket list. Situated in Madhya Pradesh Orchha is slowly becoming a popular tourist destination attracting many for its royal palaces, riverside resorts and Cenotaphs.

8)Binsar

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-8 Distance: 386 km

Travel Time: 9 hours 53 minutes

Best time to visit: October to March

Binsar is located in the Himalayas on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. It has some places like Nanda Devi, Panchachuli and Kedarnath which make this place a very popular destination. Get away from all the hustle-bustle of the city life and head to Binsar for a calm and peaceful time. It is the vacation point as Binsar also has a wildlife sanctuary with rare species of birds, flowers and animals. From religious to adventure aspects, this place has everything covered. Isn't this place a complete vacation point? So, when are you heading to this place?

9) Pangot

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-9 Distance: 309.5 KM

Travel Time: 7 hours 15 minutes

Best time to visit: Pleasant all year long

Pangot is a small hill situated in Nainital. This is the ideal place for all the bird lovers as there are about 150 species of birds here. Walk freely on the roads of Pangot with the perfect weather and the perfect view. If you're on the lookout for solitude, plan your next trip to Pangot. Pangot is the perfect weekend getaway from Delhi and isn't that far also. You won't waste much of your time in travelling.

10) Bir

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-10

Distance: 517.3 km

Travel time: 10 hours

Best time to visit: April to June

Unofficially known as the paragliding capital, Bir is the place which offers both serenity and adventure at the same time. The crazy weather would make you want to extend your stay there. You can do paragliding there and experience something which we don't get to do so often. Bir has some lovely cafes and monasteries which you can visit. Bir also has many wine and beer shops where one can have a lip smacking mountain wines. Everything in Bir is so nearby that you can easily walk up to the place, you want to go to. The place is pretty cheap and affordable.

11) Kasol

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-11

Distance: 519 km

Travel Time: 11 hours

Best time to visit: The weather is pleasant throughout the year. But during winters it is very cold. If you love the cold temperature, then not a problem.

Kasol is the place with scenic beauty and ideal for meditation, peace, and calm. The best way to experience the raw beauty of Kasol is trekking which can lead you to an adventurous journey. This place is very quiet, so you can have ample peace of mind. All the hippies around, this place is definitely for you. Moreover, one can go many beautiful destinations from Kasol by trekking. The weekend is not so far, So, what are you thinking about? Eat Sleep Travel Repeat. Perfect!!

12) Udaipur

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-12

Distance: 670 km

Travel Time: 11 hours 30 minutes

Best time to visit: September to March

Udaipur famously called the 'Venice of East' is a city surrounded by the magnificent royal palaces and beautiful lakes making it famous by the name of 'Lake City'. Pichola Lake is one of the finest examples of architectural and cultural marvel that prevails in the city.

The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city.

A trip to Udaipur will change the way many think of Rajasthan as a hot state with desert. It's more than that. The more you explore, the more you know!!

13) Mussorrie

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-13 Distance: 298 km

Travel Time: 7 hours

Best time to visit: March to June

This place is beautiful and has a fascinating waterfall named Kempty fall, which is surrounded by lushed green hills with all the visitors beating the heat in the natural pool formed by the waterfall. From here you can visit Lake Mist that is a good picnic spot and the Kempty rivers running by, makes this place an ideal place to hang around with your beloved enjoying the scenic beauty of the place.

Moreover, you can visit Gun Hill by a ropeway ride from where you can get to see a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.

14) Chakrata

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-14 Distance: 320 km

Travel Time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Best time to visit: March to June

Chakrata is a small but beautiful town in Uttarakhand, located at a distance about 92 km from Dehradun.

It is an ideal place for adventure lovers, nature lovers, couples and family vacation. As its not crowded with tourists one can get relaxed and can enjoy unspoiled, serene beauty of this place. The main attractions in Chakrata are Chilmiri Neck, Hanol Temple and of course, Tiger Fall, the highest waterfall of Uttarakhand. Aren't these reasons enough for a weekend getaway? Of course, they are.

15) Shoja

15 Weekend Escapes from Delhi-15

Distance: 502 km

Travel Time: 11 hours

Best time to visit: Mid March to June

Shoja, 5 km short of Jalori Pass is the best place to see the spectacular Himalayan beauty. One can have nature centric experience as it is the perfect offbeat destination for walks and treks.

Moreover, one can see numerous bush forest of Oak, bamboo, gentle alpine meadows and swiftly flowing rivers as the area is around Great National Park.

Now gear up yourself for any of the above destination as you have a huge list of weekend getaways from the capital of India.

Always keep this in mind: The more you explore, the more you know!!

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