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One Day Trip from Delhi

Bored with your mundane life in Delhi? Want a quick break. What are you waiting for? You can only  squeeze in one day for your trip? Pack your bag, stuff in your essentials and off you go for a one-day trip from Delhi? Wildlife tours, religious tours, or a visit to historical place - anything is possible near Delhi in a day! Short breaks during holidays or weekends are always a rejuvenating experience. 

These trips might not always be pre-planned yet gives you a fresh feeling from your otherwise monotonous life. To keep yourself away from the daily hassle of like, a short trip is an well deserved thing and you would always love to have such a trip at some beautiful tourist attractions near your place of stay. Take a train or a bus or else drive a few kilometers to some of the tourist hot spots near and around New Delhi.

VrindavanVrindavan 

Distance from Delhi: 142 kms
Driving time: 2h, 10m
Best time to visit: October to March

Holy Place Vrindavan is 142 kms from the capital city of India, and is well connected by both roadways and railways. The place is closely linked with Lord Krishna's childhood exploits and features high amongst the list of pilgrimage sites in India. The city is home to more than 4, 000 temples and hence is able to attract many travelers from every nook and corner of the globe throughout the year long.

Some of the major temples in Vrindavan include Govind Dev Temple, Radha Ballabh temple, Bankey Bihari temple, Rangaji temple, Nidhi Van temple, Pagal Baba temple and Madan Mohan temple. On your visit to Vrindavan, the famous Vrindavan forest is a place that is never to miss. 

The forest is spread across 57 kms and is believed to be one of the largest forests in the country, which extends from the present Vrindavan city to Varsana and Nandagram on one side and Govardhana on the other side.

The Vrindavan Forest is taken to be the most auspicious one and there one can also see the Radha Kunda, within the forest. According to legends, Lord Krishna performed rasa n this forest along with the beautiful damsels of Vraja, and is believed to be the favorite forest of Lord Krishna.

Other beautiful attractions, during your stay in Vrindavan are the beautiful Gardens and Monuments which is worth visiting. They should be definitely an integral part of your tour itinerary. Some of these beautiful and historic monuments in Vrindavan have interesting legends attached to them and are a big attraction not only for the pilgrims but for the general travelers as well.

How to reach Vrindavan

By Rail: Vrindavan do not have its own train stations, however the nearest station is Mathura Jn (MTJ). Trains to Mathura depart from 3 stations, viz. New Delhi (NDLS), Delhi S Rohilla (DEE) and H Nizamuddin (NZM).

By Air: Vrindavan do not have an airport, so one needs to land at Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, Delhi, which is 128 kms from Vrindavan city.

By Road: Most of the buses from Delhi go to Mathura after every half-hour of interval, and there are only few direct buses available from Delhi to Vrindavan. One can take an auto rickshaw or tempo to reach Vrindavan from Mathura.

Approximate bus charges from Mathura: Rs 70 to Rs 100
Approximate cab charges: Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 including the return journey

Mathura

Distance from Delhi: 147 kms

Driving Time: 2h, 20m
Best time to visit: October to March

There is always a different and distinct delight and charm and spending vacations in this holy city, Mathura. Mathura claims its fame in the fact of being the birth place of Lord Krishna and an important pilgrimage center for all the Hindus.

The city is also of long and chequered historic importance and was once upon a time a big hub of art and culture. There are a lot of tourist attractions in this Holy city, which has witnessed many wars and political tumults over the past ages.

These tourist attractions not only enrich the experience of the tours to Mathura but they also add to our knowledge a lot of interesting historical and mythological knowledge. . The tourist attractions here has a variety and ranges from museums, galleries, holy places to the historical monuments in Mathura. 

Most of the monuments in Mathura are associated with the historic stories of Lord Krishna and there are other attractions too. Some of the must visit places, when you are in Mathura are Dwarkadheesh temple, Jama Masjid, Kans Qila and Sati Buri. One should also not miss out on visiting the Rangbhumi, where Krishna killed his tyrant uncle Kansa.

The city is also famous for various fairs and festivals that are held on the auspicious occasions in and around these tourist attractions. The art and culture of this Holy land manifests, how developed Mathura was, once upon a time.

How to Reach Mathura

By Rail: There are daily super fast trains like Shatabdi as well as many express trains ply from Delhi to Mathura on all days and at regular intervals.

By Air: Since Mathura do not have its own airport, the nearest airport to Mathura is Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, Delhi, which is 136 km away.

By Road: There are well connected buses services from Delhi to Mathura. Besides, taxis are another mode to travel to Mathura.

Approximate bus charges: R.s 250 to Rs 450
Approximate cab charges: Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 for round trip

Agra

Distance from Delhi: 211 kms

Driving Time: 3h, 20m
Best Time to Visit: October to March

Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is definitely another option for a short trip from New Delhi. The city is known for the Mughal heritage and its culture and is well connected from Delhi by both roadways and Railways.

Agra was the Mughal capital from the year 1526-1658 and majestic forts and monuments were built by the emperors during their reign here. The first name which comes into our mind when we hear about Agra is the beautiful Taj Mahal, the undying symbol of love by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and hence is undoubtedly the most beautiful monument in the country.

This beautiful monument and one of the 7th wonders of the world makes Agra an unrivaled tourist destination. And this is one reason why the domestic and international travelers throng this city throughout the year.

The monument is made of complete white marble and includes its fine blend of Central Asian, Islamic and Persian architecture. The construction of the beautiful Taj Mahal took 22 years and was built by 2,000 men!! 

The majestic dome of the monument measures 213 feet in height and were designed with semi precious stones. The Islamic style of architecture has been used to build the its four minarets, and it resembles to those of a mosque.

Agra Fort is another UNESCO World Heritage must visit tourist destination in Agra. This red sand stone complex stands within minutes of the Taj Mahal, which was initiated by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Later, Shah Jahan and Jehangir added mosques and other structures in this fort complex. 

Tourist attractions inside the Agra fort include and the Nagina Masjid (gem mosque), Shish Mahal (palace of glass),  Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque, Musamman Burj and Diwan-i-Aam. Petha is one of the most famous delicacies for the people of Agra, so never miss to get kilos of Pethas for your families and friends during your next visit to Agra.

How to Reach Agra

By Air: There are daily round trip of flights from Agra airport to Delhi. Domestic flights from Agra also connect the place to major Indian cities.

By Rail: Super fast trains Shatabdi Express and Taj Express run daily from Delhi to Agra. There are many other trains available. Travel time vary from 2-4 hours.

By Road: UP Transport buses run from the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT for Agra. Many private AC and Volvo buses are also available.

Package Rates:
Rs 2000 Per Couple for 1 day overnight stay

Package Includes:
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Pickup/Drop - Agra Bus Stand (Indica/Alto Non AC)
  • Full Day Sightseeing (Indigo AC)

Neemrana FortA majestic view of Neemrana Fort

Distance from Delhi: 118 kms
Driving Time: 2 hr 13 min
Best Time to Visit: October to April

Neemrana Fort is another good pick to have a short visit from Delhi. The place is positioned midway between Jaipur and Delhi and is about 135 kms from the capital city. The fort is spread on 25 acres of terrain and overlooks the stunning semi-desert plains. At present, the fort has been renovated into a beautiful heritage resort, with all the modern amenities and luxuries.

The place Neemrana is a small village in Alwar and is quite famous for its historical importance, the fort was originally built in the year 1464 by Prithviraj Chauhan III, the Great king and it reminds a lot the splendor of a bygone era.

The Neemrana fort is positioned on a plateau, which is concealed in a horseshoe design in the beautiful Aravalli hills. The best time to plan a visit to Neemrana fort is within the months of September to February as the weather is at its best during this time.

How to Reach Neemrana Fort from Delhi

By Road: Neemrana Fort is located on Jaipur Highway, which is about 100 km from Gurgaon. All Delhi-Jaipur buses goes via Neemrana.

Approximate bus charges: R.s 250 to Rs 300
Approximate cab charges: Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 for round trip

Damdama Lake

Distance from Delhi: 60 kms
Driving Time: 2 hrs
Best Time to Visit: October to March

Damdama Lake in Gurgaon is a renowned tourist attraction spot near Delhi. It is located a few kilometers South of Gurgaon, and is easy accessible from Delhi in a day. It is a popular picnic spot near Delhi encapsulated with facilities of Para Sailing, Boating, Hot Air Ballooning, Kayaking, Cycling, Rock climbing, Angling, Camping and Trekking.

There is also an adventure resort by the name of Water Banks, near Damdama Lake and to make your trip to Damdama Lake all the more interesting and thrilling, this resort has arrangements of deluxe tents along the lake side. However, swimming for the guests in the lake is prohibited.

The ambience near the lake is overwhelming. With the exquisiteness that lies in its convenient location and its serene atmosphere, it may not be as exotic as the Hawaii islands, but again it has its own charm. The lake has swans and other aquatic birds to entertain you.

Damdama Lake always stands out as a conventional spot in Northwest India, which is easy to reach and have an enjoyable time with your family and friends in Gurgaon. The Lake has a motel wing, restaurant, conference hall, bar, lawns, , hovercraft  and camping site.

How to Reach Damdama Lake from Delhi

By Road: Damdama lake is well connected from Delhi by road. One can board a bus for Delhi-Alwar Highway.

Approximate bus charges: R.s 250 to Rs 300
Approximate cab charges: Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 for round trip

A view of Pataudi PalacePataudi Palace

Distance from Delhi: 69 Kms
Driving Time: 2 hrs 06 mins
Best Time to Visit: October to March

At the foothills of the beautiful and picturesque Aravalli hills, there is the Pataudi Palace Resort in Gurgaon, built on a 3000 acre expanse. 

The resort offers beautifully decorated and sophisticate centrally air conditioned rooms, well equipped with all the modern amenities. The rooms are well decorated with style and are surely a treat to the eyes for the guests with all the comfort required.

The resort has its provision for an in-house eatery, and one can get the taste of world cuisine all at one platter. The resort also has the provision for personal parties in the beautiful banquet halls of the resort. It also offers a superb conference hall, set with the advanced requirements needed for the businessmen and entrepreneurs.

The Pataudi Palace Resort in Gurgaon has a great and grand arrangement for recreation. The beautiful and well maintained Golf Course of the resort attracts numerous travelers as well as business tourists round the year.

Other than the banquet halls, conference rooms, golf course there are many other facilities as well provided by Pataudi Palace Resort in Gurgaon like:
  • Doctor on call
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Laundry service
  • Internet connectivity
  • Money exchange
  • Travel desk
  • Telephone

How to Reach Pataudi Palace from Delhi

By Rail: There are daily trains from Delhi to Pataudi on all days and at regular intervals. The nearest railway station Pataudi station.

By Air: Pataudi do not have its own airport, the nearest airports are New Delhi (65kms away), Jaipur (215kms away), Chandigarh (300kms away)

By Road: Pataudi is well connected by roadways, one can board a bus or hire a taxi New Delhi, which is 65 kms away.

Approximate bus charges: R.s 250 to Rs 300
Approximate cab charges: Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 for round trip

BharatpurBirds at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Distance from Delhi: 185.1 km
Driving Time: 4 hrs
Best Time to Visit: August to November

Travelling to Bharatpur, in Rajasthan is another very interesting tourist attraction from Delhi to have a great experience. The tourist attractions of this place are for both the adventurous people as well as nature lovers, and also the history lovers will have their share in a Bharatpur tour.

Bharatpur is regarded as the eastern gateway of Rajasthan, has a number of tourist attractions. Koeladeo Ghana National Park, the famous bird sanctuary is one of the famous national park to witness the mesmerizing beauty of nature. 

The varied range of migratory and local birds found in this park provides a perfect date with nature. Other sightseeing attractions in include Lohagarh or Iron Fort and Golbagh Palace.

How to Reach Bharatpur from Delhi

By Rail: There are direct trains from Delhi to Bharatpur jn. all days and at regular intervals.

By Road: One can take NH2 out of Delhi till Mathura and the turn right for Bharatpur which is situated on NH 11.

Approximate train charges: Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000
Approximate bus charges: Rs 250 to Rs 300
Approximate cab charges: Rs 3,500 to Rs 4, 000 for round trip

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Distance from Delhi: 194.1 km
Driving Time: 2 hrs, 50 mins
Best Time to Visit: October to June

The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Rajasthan's Alwar District, which covers a large area of 800 square kilometers. The place is visited by a large number of tourists each year and is very conveniently located being close to the capital city of India.

The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1958; however, later in the year 1979, it became a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger. Though the park remains open throughout the year but the best time to visit this Tiger reserve is in the summer, which is the best time for watching animals.

How to Sariska Tiger Reserve from Delhi

By Rail: The nearest airport to Sariska is Sawai Madhopur, which is at a distance of nearly 11 km. It has daily trains from Delhi at regular intervals.

By Air: The nearest airport to Sariska is Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur and is nearly 101 km from Sariska city. Jaipur airport is connected to Delhi with daily flights.

By Road: Sariska is connected by regular bus services and cab serviced from Delhi, which is 194.1 km away.

Approximate train charges: Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1500
Approximate bus charges: Rs 400 to Rs 500
Approximate cab charges: Rs 4,000 to Rs 5, 000 for round trip
Approximate airfare: Rs 2000 to Rs 3000

Dehradun

Distance from Delhi: 255.9 kms

Driving Distance: 4 hrs, 10 mins
Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Dehradun is a picturesque hill station, Nestled amidst the Shivaliks and the Himalayas and also Rivers Yamuna and Ganges. If you are crazy for adventure, then Dehradun is the place where you should. The place provides the excellent facilities for trekking and skiing, one can also witness the different fairs and festivals the city hosts.

Some of the famous tourist attractions in Dehradun include the Forest Research Institute, which has six museums exhibiting the finest species of flora and fauna, office of Survey of India is another interesting place in Dehradun to check out old maps of all kinds at this 18th century organization, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology which has a museum that displays the geological diversity of India, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a cave temple dedicated to Shiva.

Mussoorie is also situated near Delhradun, and one can also go for a trip to this nearby hill station, renowned for its captivating landscape comprising of imposing mountains and lush greenery.

How to Reach Dehradun from Delhi

By Air: One can easily catch flights to and fro Delhi to Dehradun city, the nearest airport to the city is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is 25 kms away.

By Rail: The most convenient way to get to Dehradun is by train. There are various high speed express trains from Delhi to get you to Dehradun. The Dehradun Railway Station is situated just a km or 2 from the city centre.

By Road: There are state buses or primate car / taxi running at regular intervals from Delhi.

Approximate train charges: Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 2,500
Approximate bus charges:
Rs 600 to Rs 700
Approximate cab charges: Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 for round trip

(Please Note: The package rates mentioned in the article are standard rates and not specific to any tour operator. Please consult your respective tour operator for specific rates and discounts.)

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