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Excursions from Delhi

Excursions are common among all age groups. Be it school children or office goers, all love to go on an excursion after a hectic week. There are several places that one can go for excursions from Delhi. One day excursion around Delhi is quite common. So, if you are looking for that welcome break, you can visit any of the following places as part of your excursion from Delhi:

Mathura

146 kms from Delhi

The holy city of Mathura is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and  includes famous temples like the Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat and Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi among others.
Excursion to Mathura

Attractions of Mathura:

  • Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Temple
  • Keshav Dev Temple
  • Vishram Ghat

Things to Do: 

One can visit the tourist spots and temples located in and around Mathura. Tourists can experience the beauty of the holy city of Mathura and the holiness of the town of Mathura where Lord Krishna was born. One can see the Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Temple, the place where Lord Krishna was born which is now a temple. Tourists can visit the holy city and also enjoy the Janmasthami festival celebrated here with much fervor.

Where to Eat:

Tourists can eat in the restaurants and eateries in Mathura. Mathura is famous for the sweets made of milk products and also is famous for the 'Peda'. The Brijwasi Mithai Wala is a famous sweet shop located in around few spots across Mathura. One can also eat the famous breakfast of Mathura 'Kachori and Jalebi' found in eateries and also check out the restaurants in Mathura. 

How to Reach:

Mathura is connected to Delhi by airways, railways and roadways. The Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport of Lucknow is the nearest airport to holy city Mathura. The Mathura Railway Junction is the railway station and Bhuteshwar serves for local trains to Delhi. There are direct buses available from Delhi to Mathura.

Haridwar

210 kms from Delhi

Haridwar is a sacred pilgrimage place situated in the state of Uttrakhand. Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus.  The holy town Haridwar is famous for the annual Kumbh Mela where thousands of pilgrims visit this place every year. Excursion trips from Delhi are conducted every year during this time where people are shown the sacred Kumbh Mela.
Excursion to Haridwar from Delhi

Attractions of Haridwar:

  • Kumbh Mela
  • Brahma Kund
  • Har ki Pauri
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  •  Mansa Devi Temple,
  • Pawan Dham, 
  • Kankhal,
  • Bhimgoda Tank,
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Sureshvari Devi Temple.

Things to do:

One can visit the holy places in Haridwar and also witness the renowned Kumbh Mela which is held every year. The Kumbh Mela witnesses thousands of devotes from far and across India and also from abroad come to take the holy dip in the Ganges and experience the hustle of Kumbh Mela. One can experience this revered Kumbh Mela and also see the priests and sadhus who come to Haridwar every year.  

Where to eat:

One can eat in the eateries and restaurants like Haveli Hari Ganga, Hosiyar Puri, Mohan Puri, Big Ben Restaurant and Hotel Ganga Lahiri among others. There are mostly vegetarian dishes and cuisines available in Haridwar as it is a holy city.

How to Reach:

The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Haridwar. There is also the Haridwar railway station for railway services. There are a number of bus services which are available from Delhi to Haridwar.

Agra

210 kms from Delhi

The historically significant city of Agra is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is historically significant as it houses the New Seventh Wonder of the World, Taj Mahal. Agra was also the former capital of Hindustan and also the ancient capital of rule of Emperor Shah Jahan before he shifted his capital to Delhi. Agra is located on the banks of the Yamuna River.
Agra to  Delhi

Attractions of Agra:

  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri 

Things to do:

One can also look forward to visiting the historic Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and other tourist places in Agra.  The Taj Mahal is the most famous tourist place in Agra with a turnaround of large number of tourists to view the epitome of love. Taj Mahal is considered as the epitome of love for it was built by a loving husband in memory of his wife.  Every year tourists from far and across visit the Taj Mahal to get a glimpse of its beauty and significance. The Taj Mahal was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri were commissioned and built by Mughal Emperor Akbar during his rule.

Where to eat:

One can eat Mughlai, Indian and Chinese food available in the eateries across Agra. The Peda and Dal Moth are special dishes of Agra and are available in restaurants. There are also a number of chaat stalls having different chaats and Paani puri. One can check out the Double Phatak and Kinari Bazaar places in Agra where there are many local dishes.

How to Reach:

Excursion though is much enjoyable by bus; there are also airline and railway services to Agra from Delhi. There are a number of flights to and from Agra and Delhi. There are a number of good trains carrying passengers between Agra and Delhi. Trains like the Shatabdi Express and Taj Express runs daily from Delhi to Agra. The UP Transport buses run from the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT and one can also get private AC and Volvo buses.

Ajmer

392 kms from Delhi

Ajmer is a beautiful city in Rajasthan. Every year many excursion trips are conducted to Ajmer to witness its beauty and heritage. Ajmer is well known for the Pushkar Lake, which is situated here. There is also the 14th century Brahma Temple in Pushkar and is a major pilgrimage site.

Excursion to Ajmer

Attractions of Ajmer:

  • Dargah Sharif
  • Taragarh Fort
  • City museum Magazine
  • Maqbara Shaikh Hussain
  • Anasagar Lake
  • Jain temple Sonji ki Nasiyan
  • Foy Sagar Lake

Things to do:

One can visit and understand the significance of the Mughal Empire artifacts and the structures they built during their rule. Tourists can also visit the Dargah Sharif located on the foothills of Taragarh Hill. The Dargah Sharif has heritage structures like the huge gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The city of Ajmer depicts various heritage structures and artifacts of Mughal rule.

Where to eat:

There are a number of restaurants in Ajmer like the Sheesh Mahal, Mango masala, Honeydew, Madina Hotel, Mad about Food Restaurant and Elite among others providing a variety of cuisines for the people.

How to Reach:

Ajmer is well connected to Delhi by air, rail and roadways. The nearest airport to Ajmer is the Jaipur International Airport located about 132 kms away from Ajmer. Flights from all major places arrive in Jaipur Airport. Ajmer falls on the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway no. 8 (NH8) in between Delhi and Mumbai. There are many regular bus facilities from Delhi to Ajmer. There are also buses, taxis and auto rickshaws available within the city for intra city transport.

Jaipur

261 kms from Delhi

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is the largest city of Rajasthan and was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II on 18th November 1727. Jaipur is is also called the ‘Pink City’ as most of the buildings here are painted in pink color.
Jaipur to Delhi

Attractions of Jaipur:

  • Forts & Palaces in Jaipur
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Amber Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jal Mahal
  • Jantar Mantar 
  • Govind Dev Ji Temple
  • Garh Ganesh Temple
  • Ram Niwas garden
  • Sisodia Rani Garden
  • Jawahar Circle Garden
  • Central Park Jaipur

Things to do:

One can visit the historic an beautiful Hawa Mahal and other tourist places which bear the royal times of rule. The Hawa Mahal is a beautiful five storey structure built in the form of honeycomb of a beehive. Literally translates to ‘Palace of the Winds’ or ‘Palace of the Breeze’, Hawa Mahal was originally built to provide a viewing window to the royal ladies of the streets running below without them being seen. The numerous window lattices allows passing of cool breeze making the structure cool even during summers.

Where to eat:

Jaipur provides tourists a plethora of delicacy options to gorge on. There are special spicy delicacies of Jaipur like dal kachori, phenis and ghewar specially from Sambhar Phen Wala, allo tikki, allo pyaz ki sabji and other dishes from Gopal Ji ka Rasta. There are also the Rawat Misthan Bhandar providing mouth watering kachoris and choorma. One can also check out the Moti Mahal Dhaba and other eateries of Jaipur to enjoy tasty delicacies.

How to Reach:

Jaipur is well connected by road, air and air transportation to Delhi. The national highway no.8 (NH8) connects Jaipur to Delhi. The NH11 also passes through Jaipur. There are many RSRTC operated JCTSL buses and other private buses available to and from Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport wherefrom flights of all major airlines fly to and from Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur Railway Station is the main station in the city.

Dehradun

236 kms from Delhi

The beautiful city of Dehradun is located in the state of Uttrakhand. It is the capital city of Uttrakhand and is located in the Doon valley in the foothills of the Himalayas in between the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. There are regular excursion trips conducted to Dehradun from Delhi where people experience the rich natural beauty of the city.
Excursion to Dehradun

Attractions of Dehradun:

  • Tapkeswar Temple
  • Malsi Deer Park
  • Kalanga Monument
  • Laxman Siddh

Things to do:

One can experience the beauty of the valleys in Dehradun and also visit the tourist places in Dehradun which includes sanctuaries, natural scenic spots, museums and reputed education institutions. There is also the reputed Doon School where several famous personalities passed out from.

Where to eat:

There are a number of eating joints and restaurants like China Bistro, Black Pepper, Nanking Restaurant, Prez, Pavilion, Town Table and Moti Mahal providing a variety of cuisines. One can also gorge on the local delicacies on the local eateries located on food jonts in Dehradun.

How to Reach:

There are regular weekly flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun. There is the Dehradun Railway station providing railway services to major cities including Delhi. There are also luxury Volvo and deluxe buses available from Delhi to Dehradun. Deluxe bus services between Delhi and Dehradun are offered by UPSRTC to and from Delhi (Gandhi Road). One will also get bus services from ISBT to Dehradun.

Bikaner

460 kms from Delhi

Bikaner is a city in Rajasthan famous for its sweets and snacks. The city was earlier the capital of the princely state of Bikaner.  The city which is the fifth largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Bika in the year 1486.
Bikaner excursion

Attractions of Bikaner:

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace
  • Lalgarh Palace
  • Gangashahar
  • Laxmi Nath Temple
  • Bhandasar Jain Temple
  • Kolayat

Things to do:

Tourists can visit the tourist places of Bikaner and also experience the essence of the city and what it is most famous for. Bikaner is also well known for the International Camel Festival held in the Ladera Dunes and the camel research farm located here. There are also a number of other fairs and melas like the Karni Mata fair, Punarasar Fair, Kodamdesar Mela, Siyana Bhairoon Mela among others held in the city. The Bikaner Camel Festival held every year in January month is also a beautiful fair festival organized by the Department of Tourism of Bikaner. There are many events like the camel dance performances, performances of local folk dances and competitions between camels take place. 

Where to eat:

As Bikaner is famous for the sweets and namkeen, tourists can eat these two delicacies and varied types of sweets and namkeens found here. The Bikanerwala is a famous foos joint of Bikaner famous across India. In addition to that there are the Bikaner Foods and restaurants like Heeralal, Konark, Utsav, Desi Bites and Amber restaurent among others where local food and other cuisine foods are also available.

How to Reach:

The excursion trips tour travelers to these tourist spots telling them of the essence of these places.  Bikaner is connected to Delhi by road and rail transportation. The national highways 11, 15 and 89 meet in Bikaner and as such are directly linked to Delhi and other major cities. There are regular bus services from Delhi to Bikaner. The Bikaner Railway Station connects Bikaner to Delhi via a broad gauge railway. Rail connections to Delhi are easily available. Within the city one can get auto rickshaws and city buses available at all times.

Chandigarh

250 kms from Delhi

Chandigarh is a union territory and capital city of two states Haryana and Punjab. The name Chandigarh has been derived from the ancient temple named Chandi Mandir which is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Chandi. Chandigarh is popularly known for its architecture and urban designs.

Excursion to Chandigarh from DelhiAttractions of Chandigarh:

  • Rock Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Sukhna Lake

Things to do:

The tourists can witness the architectural structures and their beautiful designs which are a unique characteristic of the city. There are also many gardens in the city like the  for tourists to see.

The city also has many renowned projects which the tourists can witness which are developed and designed by architects like the Jane Drew, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and the Maxwell Fry. The city of Chandigarh has highest per capita income in India.

Where to eat:

There are a number of restaurants in Chandigarh like the Chandigarh Sweets House, Black Lotus, Cafe 17, Spice Cafe, Deal bar & Grills, Sweet Time, Barbeque Nation, New Lucky Dhaba and the Blue Blazer among others providing excellent food delicacies. One can also check out the local food joints of Chandigarh to have a taste of local food.

How to Reach:

The city of Chandigarh is well connected to Delhi by rail, air and roadways. The Chandigarh Railway Station has many rail services running to and from Delhi every day. The Chandigarh Airport has many commercial flights flying to and from Delhi and other major cities of India. There are also regular public transport buses to Delhi and neighboring cities operated by the CTU (Chandigarh Transport Undertaking). Two national highways NH22 and NH21 connect Chandigarh to rest of India.

Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park)

120 kms from Delhi

Bharatpur is a beautiful city located in Rajasthan about 120 kms from Delhi and is famous for the Keoladeo National Park. The Keoladeo National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the duck hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Rajasthan.  There are a large number of around 364 species of birds can be seen here flying in from various places.

Excursion to Bharatpur

Attractions of Bharatpur:

  • Keoladeo National Park

Things to do:

One can visit the Keoladeo National Park and have a glimpse of the beautiful flora and fauna species found there. The name Keoladeo is derived from an ancient Hindu Shiva temple located in the center of the park. Most popularly, the park is famous for the Siberian Crane which fly in the park due course of its migration. However, over the past years this bard can be rarely seen due to the lack of conservation and hunting.

Where to eat:

There are a number of restaurants like Atithi Restaurant, Hotel Udail Vilas Palace, Hotel Monarch, Sunbird and Ruchi providing good food delicacies to tourists.

How to Reach:

Excursion trips are held to the Keoladeo National Park to experience tourists the beauty of the park and also aware them of the conservation of nature and wildlife. The park is accessible by rail services from the Bharatpur Junction. There are also road transport services to the park.

Ranthambore National Park

160 kms from Delhi

Ranthambore National Park located in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan is one of the largest park in northern India. The Park was originally established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in the year 1955 and was declared as one of the Project Tiger reserves of India in the year 1973. It became a national park in the 1980 and is popularly known for the tigers. Tourists can easily spot tigers even during day time in the park.
Ranthambore excursion from DelhiThere are several tiger conservation projects taken up in Ranthambore due to the decline of tiger population as a result of poaching. There are regular safari rides at different timings in the park for tourists. Excursions from Delhi are regularly conducted to the Ranthambore National Park for experiencing the breathtaking view of the majestic tiger. The park also has the Ranthambore Fort which towers around the park area. The fort houses three temples constructed in earlier 12th and 13th centuries. There is also the Padam Talao Lake which is the largest lake in the Ranthambore National Park.ll

Where to eat:

There are a number of hotels and resorts near Ranthambore National Park like the Ranthambore Forest Resort, The Pug Mark, Tiger Moon Resort, Sherbagh and Tiger Den Resort which also provide a variety of food options to tourists. 

How to Reach:

The Ranthambore National Park is connected to Delhi by air, rail and road transport services. The Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport to the park. The nearest railway station is the Mshopur Railway Station located around 11 kms away from the park. There are many trains running to and from Delhi. Luxury trains like The Palace on Wheels, The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharajas Express and the Indian Maharaja also makes scheduled stops in the station. There also regular bus services to Delhi and other nearby places from the park.

Jim Corbett National Park

300 kms from Delhi

One of the oldest national parks in India, the Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 with the name as Hailey National Park. It was established with a motive to protect the endangered Bengal tiger species. The Jim Corbett National Park is located in Nainital in Uttrakhand state and was later renamed as Jim Corbett National Park for the active involvement of conservationist Jim Corbett in building this park. The park falls under the Project Tiger initiative.
Trip o JIm Corbett from Delhi
The Jim Corbett National Park has many varied species of flora and fauna. A recorded number of 488 different plant species are found in the park. In addition to that, over 586 resident and migratory birds can be seen and different species of reptiles, amphibians and fishes can also be found here. The park is however most famous for the Bengal tigers which are there in plenty. There are also elephants and other animal species like deer found in the park.

The Jim Corbett National Park also conducts treks and safaris for tourists. There is the Kalagrah Dam and the Corbett Falls located in the park. Excursion tours are frequently conducted from Delhi to the park to let tourists to have them have a glimpse of the royal Bengal tiger and also the beauty of the park.

Where to eat:

There are a number of roadside resorts on way to the Jim Corbett National Park where one can get many dishes to gorge on. There is the Corbett Riverside Resort for dining.

How to Reach:

The Jim Corbett National Park is accessible from rail and roadways from Delhi. The nearest railway station is in Ramnagar. One can get trains like the Ranikhet Express from Delhi to Ramnagar. After that, one can reach the Jim Corbett national Park by road. There are also buses and private vehicles to Corbett national Park from Delhi. The drive from Delhi takes around six hours. There are regular buses from ISBT Delhi to Ramnagar.

Mussoorie

290 kms from Delhi

Hill station Mussoorie is located in Dehradun district of Uttrakhand. It is known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’. There are a number of tourist spots in Mussoorie as tourism is an important part of Mussoorie’s economy. There is a nature walk popularly known as ‘Camel’s Black Road’ as the rocky slope is in the shape of camel’s hump. Mussoorie also has the oldest Christian church in the Himalayas known as St Mary’s Church.

Excursion to MussoorieAttractions of Mussoorie:

  • Nahata Estate
  • Gunhill
  • Lake Mist
  • Jharipani Falls
  • Kempty Falls
  • Bhatta Falls
  • Jharipani Falls
  • Nag Devta Temple
  • Jwalaji Temple

Things to do:

One can visit the tourist places of Mussorie and enjoy the beauty of the beautiful town.

Where to eat:

There are a number of eating joints in Mussoorie like the Tavern, City Point Restaurant, Kalsang Friends Corner, Casa Mia Bakery which provides good food and delicacies for the customers.

How to Reach:

Mussoorie is popularly known as the Gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines in Northern India. The town of Mussoorie is well connected to Delhi by roadways and there are regular bus services to and from Delhi. The nearest railway station to Mussoorie is the Dehradun Railway Station.

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