6 Amazing Weekend Getaways From Delhi

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If attending lectures, writing assignments and preparing for tests is all that you’ve been doing till now, it‚Äôs time to relax my friend. You do deserve a small break. In that break you can either chill at your place or plan an amazing weekend getaway. The choice is yours.

Here is a list of places you can visit for a perfect weekend getaway:-

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1. Rishikesh

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Rishikesh can be considered to be the adventure capital of India. Located in the foothills of Himalayas, it is also known as the ‘Gateway to the¬†Garhwal Himalayas’ and ‘Yoga Capital of the World.’ There couldn‚Äôt be a more exciting city in such close vicinity to Delhi.

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Distance from Delhi: 242 km

Things to Explore: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Temples, Vashista Cave, River Rafting (March to September), Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Backpacking, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Zip Lining.

2. Amritsar

Officially, the highest visited weekend getaway from Delhi, Amritsar is known for the Golden Temple. The ‘Golden City’ is considered to be the most sacred destination for Sikhs. Wagah Border is another important attraction.

Distance from Delhi: 449 km

Things to Explore: Temple Visits, Garden Tours, Border Visit, Local Cuisine, Hathi Gate and Gobindgarh Fort.

3. Nainital

Nainital¬†is a popular¬†hill station¬†in the¬†Kumaon¬†foothills of the outer¬†Himalayas. It is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, popularising it as the ‘Lake District’ of India. The scenic city is situated in Uttarakhand and is surrounded by mountains.

Distance from Delhi: 297 km

Things to Explore: Lakes, Eco Garden Cave, Mountain Peaks and View Points, Temples, Rock Climbing, Wildlife Tours, Cable Car Rides and Trekking.

4. Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar

The ideal escape for the nature lovers lies in the amazing Jim Corbett National Park. It can be considered as the ideal ecotourism destination. It has all the flora and fauna which one needs to recharge their mundane life.

Distance from Delhi: 268 km

Things to Explore: Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Sambar Deer, Tawny Fish Owl, Little green bee-eaters, Crocodiles and Gharials, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and Jungle Resort.

5. Lansdowne

Visitig the picturesque Lansdowne is the ideal hill station to visit before the winter sets in. It is an amazing experience through the Blue Pine forests into the serene town. It is a cantonment town with a War Memorial open to visit with prior permission.

Distance from Delhi: 261 km

Things to Explore: Forests, Trekking, Bird Watching, Boating, Bhulla Lake, St. Mary’s Church, View Points, Mountaineering, Paddling and Jungle Safari.

6. Dausa

Located on the Jaipur-Agra National Highway, the city also known as ‘Dev Nagari’ as it has all the essence of Rajasthan. This is the place to be for travellers interested in culture and unique archaeology. It is known for folk art exclusive to this region- Hela-Khayal, Stone Carvings etc.

Distance from Delhi: 285 km

Things to Explore: Forts, Temples, Local Festivals, Stone Carvings, Folk music, Amol Ghati, Abhaneri and Khawa Palace.



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Ayushi Sinha
A 2nd year student of English from Kamala Nehru College, she likes reading novels and manga in her spare time. Other escapes from reality involve bingeing on anime or Korean and American television. Exams are the only reality checks in her otherwise happy life.

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