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Weekend Trips From Delhi

A short break from the mundane works of life helps in lifting up the spirit. A weekend trip is just the right one for you to break free! A short trip to would help in boosting up the spirit and then to again start work. 

Delhi offers its people excellent opportunity for weekend getaways. Weekend trips from Delhi provide just the right opportunity for the people of Delhi to take a short break! Delhi's location works in its favor and there are several weekend getaways near Delhi that can be explored. We have gathered all the information in our site regarding the some wonderful weekend destinations near Delhi.
Agra Tour

Agra

Distance: 203 km from Delhi
Time by road is 3 hrs.
Best Season: Oct - Mar

Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, figures on the itinerary of every tourist to India. A visit to India can never be complete if one has not seen the Taj Majal. This magnificent marble building constructed by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan for his wife Mumtaz is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and serves as an important nearby weekend trip from Delhi.. Other important places to visit in Agra include the Agra Fort, Akbar's Mausoleum, Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb and the nearby city of Fatehpur Sikri. You must try the sweets Petha and Gazak and salty snack Dalmoth. Winters in Agra can be chilly, but it is the best time to enjoy the place as well.

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.

Also Read: Taj Mahal | Tourism in Agra | Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah | Mankameshwar Temple | Jama Masjid in Agra | Moti Masjid in Agra | Agra ka Petha | Food in Agra | Shopping in Agra | Buses from Agra | Transport in Agra

Jaipur

Distance: 265 km from Delhi
Time by road is 3 hrs, 40 mins.

Best Season: Oct - Mar

Jaipur, the capital and largest city of Rajasthan, is around 255 kms from Delhi. This beautiful Pink City has a lot to offer to the tourists. The structure of the city resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the royal families. Major tourist attractions in Jaipur include the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Central Museum and the forts of Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. When in Jaipur, don't miss the camel ride and the beautiful Rajasthani arts and crafts.

How to Reach Jaipur

By Air: All major domestic airlines operate from the Sanganer airport, around 13 kms away from the city. Regular flights are available for Delhi.

By Rail: Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains connect Delhi to Jaipur. Other important trains are also available with the journey time varying from 5 to 7 hours.

By Road: Jaipur is connected to Delhi through NH-8. Rajasthan transportation and Haryana transportation buses are available from Kashmere Gate ISBT. Delux buses also run from Bikaner House near India Gate.

Also Read: Amer Fort | Birla Temple | Nahargarh Fort | Samode Palace | Sheesh Mahal | Choki Dhani | Gaitore | Jain Temples | Jal Mahal | Monuments in Jaipur | Museums in Jaipur

ChandigarhChandigarh

Distance: 257 km from Delhi
Time by road is 4 hrs, 50 mins
Best Season: Sep - March

Chandigarh is India’s first planned city built in the early 1950s by the internationally renowned architect Le Corbusier. This pulsating city provides an ample of tourist destinations and is just 238 kms from Delhi providing a person the finest opportunity to spend his weekend. This city presents beautiful gardens and magnificent architectures. Major tourist attractions include the Leisure valley, Rock garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna lake, Open hand monument and the Capitol complex.

How to Reach Chandigarh

By Air: Chandigarh Airport has regular domestic flights to and from Delhi.

By Rail: Shatabdi express and other super fast trains are frequently available from Delhi railway stations to Chandigarh station.

By Road: Haryana Transport and Punjab Transport buses are available for Chandigarh from Kashmere Gate ISBT.

Also Read: Doll Museum | Mansa Devi Temple | National Gallery of Patriots | Rock Garden | Museums in Chandigarh | Chandigarh Museum | Capitol Complex

Shimla

Distance: 370km from Delhi
Time by road is 9 hrs.

Best Season: Sep - June

Shimla, the famous holiday resort and the capital of Himachal Pradesh is around 350 kms from Delhi. Once the summer capital of British Raj, the city at a height of 2,130 meter is draped in oak, pine and rhododendron. It is famous for its buildings styled in Tudor and Neo-Gothic architecture reminiscent of the colonial era. 

The must see places in Shimla include the Christ Church, Scandal Point, Gaiety Theatre, Viceregal lodge and the State Museum. Trekking is quite a fun in Shimla and there are plenty of trek trails. The flowing stream of river Sutlej is ideal for rafting. Kufri and Chail offer good ice-skating options. Snowfalls are always fun here.

How to Reach Shimla

By Air: Jabbarhati airport, 23km away from the city has domestic flights to major Indian cities including Delhi.

By Rail: It is connected to Kalka by a narrow-gauge railway line with a total length of 96 km. Kalka is connected to Delhi by a few express trains.

By Road: Buses for Shimla are available from Kashmere Gate and Anand Viahr ISBT in Delhi.

Also Read: Shimla Tourism | The Mall | The Ridge | Town HallBhimakali Temple | Chadwick Falls | Chail Sanctuary | Christ Church | Ellerslie House | Heritage Sites in Shimla | Hatkoti temple | Jakoo Hill | Museums in Shimla | National Parks in Shimla | Daranghati Sanctuary | Ghost Tunnel 33 | Parks and Gardens in Shimla | Railway Museum Shimla | Rothney Castle | Scandal Point | Sankat Mochan | Himachal State Museum | Woodville Palace

Jim Corbett National Park

Distance: 235km from Delhi
Time by road is 4 hrs, 30 mins.

Best Season: Nov - June

Spread in an area of 1288 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest National Park in India in Ramnagar in Uttarakhand. This park is full of dense forests and grasses as long as 1.5 meters. The Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephants accounts for the USP of this park. 

Leopards, jackal, wild boar, langur, rhesus monkey, cheetal, sambhar, spotted deer, hog deer and jungle cats are all also found here in large numbers. Marsh crocodiles and ghariyals can be easily seen along the rivers. The most convenient way to explore Jim Corbett Park is by hiring a jeep safari. Rest houses and other stay facilities have been provided by Uttarakhand Tourism Department.

How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park

By Air: Nearest airport is Phoolbagh in Pantnagar, around 50 kms away. Domestic flights from Delhi are available twice a week.

By Rail: Ramnagar is the nearest Railway station. Ranikhet express runs daily from Delhi to Ramnagar.

By Road: Jim Corbett Park is around 300 kms away from Delhi and frequent buses are available from Delhi via the Hapur-Muradabad-Ramnagar route.

Kasauli

Distance: 295 km from Delhi
Time by road is 5 hrs, 30 mins
Best Season: Throughout the year

Kasauli is a famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh and also a good weekend destination from Delhi. The place was developed by the Britishers in India. Kasauli welcomes tourists with adventure and fun. 

Famous tourist places that are a no-no to miss in Kasauli are Manki Point, Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanakji, Christ Church, Sunset Point and Gilbert Trail. Hiking is also one famous outdoor activity enjoyed here.

How to Reach Kasauli

By Air: The nearest airport is Jabbarhati airport, 23 km away from Shimla. There are domestic flights available to major Indian cities including Delhi.

By Rail: The nearest place to Kasauli would be Shimla connected to Kalka by a narrow-gauge railway line with a total length of 96 km. Kalka is connected to Delhi by a few express trains.

By Road: It takes 5 hours 30 minutes by road to reach Kasauli from Delhi. Bus and taxi facilities are available from Delhi to Kasauli.

Also Read: Tourism in Kasauli | Kasauli Brewery | Places to see in Kasauli | Religious Places in Kasauli

Ranikhet

Distance: 336km from Delhi
Time by road is 5 hrs, 30 mins
Best Season: March - June, Sep - Nov

Another important nearby getaway from Delhi is Ranikhet situated at a distance of 337 km from Delhi. Ranikhet is a hill station situated in the state of Uttaranchal. It is a hill station better known for its scenic beauty. The sight of the Nanda Devi Parbat from the hills of Ranikhet is the primary attraction of Ranikhet. Once in Ranikhet the spots that one should never miss are Chaubatia Garden, Bhalu Dam, Sitalakhet, Dwarahat and Kalifa Golf Links. One can also try a hand at shopping at the Ranikhet mall and the handloom tweed factory in Chaubatiya known for their artifacts and gift items.

How to Reach Ranikhet

By Air: Pantnagar airport is the nearest domestic terminal. This airport is connected to Delhi.

By Rail:  Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railhead to Kasauli situated at a distance of 80 km from here. There are regular train services from Kathgodam to Delhi.

By Road: It takes 5 hours and 30 minutes to reach Ranikhet by road from Delhi. Bus services are available from Delhi to Ranikhet.

Almora

Distance: 344 km from Delhi
Time by road is 5 hrs, 30 mins

Best Season: Apr - June, Sep - Nov

Almora is yet another nearby weekend destination situated at a distance of 344 kms from Delhi. Almora is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand. The most popular tourist spots in Almora are Binsar Temple from where one can have the view from the top. Almora is also famous for the woolen garments market.

How to reach Almora

By Air: Pantnagar airport is the nearest domestic terminal. This airport is connected to Delhi.

By Rail:  Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railhead to Almora situated at a distance of 91 km from here. There are regular train services from Kathgodam to Delhi.

By Road: It takes 5 hours and 30 minutes from Delhi to reach Almora by road. Luxury bus services are available from Delhi to Almora.

Nainital

Distance: 276 km from Delhi
Time by road is 4 hrs, 30 mins
Best Season: March - June

Who can forget the beautiful Nainital when it comes for nearby weekend trips from Delhi. Nainital is situated at a distance of 276 kms from Delhi. Known as the lake resort, set on the peaks of the Kumaon range, known for its beautiful picturesque location and absolute scenic beauty, Nainital is a must visit weekend getaways from Delhi. 

Nainital is divided into two parts by the Naini Lake. Southern part of the lake is called Tallital and the northern side is called Mallital. Among the many tourist locations in Nainital are Nanda Devi Temple, Snow View, Tiffin Top, Guano Hills, Naina Devi Temple, Gurney House and Naini Lake (boat ride facility could be enjoyed in the Naini Lake). 

The rowboats and paddle boats take one to the caves of Mallital. China Peak and Tiffin Top are known for trekking expeditions. One can shop good handicrafts and woolen garments in the local markets in Nainital.

How to reach Nainital

By Air: Pantnagar airport is the nearest domestic terminal at a distance of 71 km. This airport is connected to Delhi.

By Rail: Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railhead to Nainital situated at a distance of 35 km from here. There are regular train services from Kathgodam to Delhi.

By Road: It takes 4 hours and 30 minutes from Delhi to reach Nainital by road. Deluxe and semi deluxe luxury bus ply from Delhi to Nainital.

Also Read: Nainital Tourism | Naina Devi Temple | Naini Lake | Snowview Point | Ropeway in Nainital | Astronomical Observatory | Cheena Peak | Eco Cave Garden | Gorakhal | Gunao Hills | Gurney House | Hanuman Garhi Temple | Sri Sri Aurobindo Ashram | Khurpa Tal | Land's End | Mall Road | Mukteshwar Temple | Naukuchia Tal | Pangot Bird Sanctuary | GB Pant Zoo | Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary | Sattal | St John Wilderness Church | Flatts in Nainital | Tiffin Top

Mathura

Distance: 150km from Delhi
Time by road is 2 hrs, 10 mins.

Best Season: Oct - March

Mathura is situated in Uttar Pradesh. Situated at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi Mathura can also serve as a good weekend travel trip. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. In Mathura one can visit Keshav Dev temple, Banke bihari temple, Vishram ghat, Mathura museum, Birla mandir, Naam yog sadhna mandir, Iskcon temple and so on.

How to reach Mathura

By Air: Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport at Lucknow is the nearest airport to Mathura.

By Rail: Mathura is connected to Delhi by the railways. Mathura junction is the railway station for Mathura. Bhuteshwar serves for local train for Delhi.

By Road: Direct buses are available from Delhi to Mathura.

Also Read: Adi Varah Temple | Basantar Park | Dwarkadheesh Temple | Dirgha Vishnu Temple | Akhand Jyoti Sansthan | Gayatri Tapabhoomi | Gita Mandir | Gokraneshwar Mahadev Temple | Government Museum | Jai Gurudev Temple | Jain Chaurasi Temple | Kankali Devi Temple | Kans Qila | Jama Masjid | Kesava Deo Temple | Kusum Sarovar | Kokilavan Dham | Mahavidya Devi Temple | Moksha Ghat | Padmanabhaji Temple | Keshavji Gaudiya Math | Sri Krishna Janmashtami Temple | Rangeshwar Mahadev Temple | Raja Bharatpur Palace | Vishram Ghat

Rishikesh

Distance: 236km from Delhi
Time by road is 3 hrs, 50 mins.
Best Season: mid-Sept - April

Situated at a distance of 228 kms from Delhi Rishikesh is also a good weekend trip. Rishikesh is situated in Uttarakhand. Known as the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is a famous spot for white water rafting as the Ganges offers medium to rough rapids rated class 3 and class 4. Rishikesh is also a center for hiking and backpacking. While in Rishikesh one can visit the temples located here. Other activities in Rishikesh are climbing and cable car ride. For tourist there are springs and waterfalls in Rishikesh.

How to reach Rishikesh

By Air: The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jollygrant airport in Dehradun, 18 km from Rishikesh. 
By Rail: There is Rishikesh railway station in Rishikesh. There are regular trains from Delhi to Rishikesh.
By Road: Bus facilities are available from Delhi to Rishikesh.

Also Read: Ram Jhula | Laxman Jhula  | Kunjarani Devi Temple | Neelkanth Mahadev Temple | Rishikund | Braham Yoga | Gita Bhawan | Himalayan Yoga Gurukul | Jumpin Heights | Shivananda Ashram | Swarg Ashram | Ved Niketan Ashram | Tera Manzil Temple | Vashishtha Gufa | Omkarananda Ashram | Waterfalls in Rishikesh | Triveni Ghat

Haridwar

Distance: 220 km
Time by road is 3 hrs, 30 mins
Best Season: Oct - March

Haridwar is situated 210 kms from Delhi. It is a very important pilgrimage center of the Hindus. Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places for the Hindus. The first thing that one should do in Haridwar is visit the temples. 

In the Hindu traditions, the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar is Gangadwara (Har ki Pauri), Kushwart (Ghat in Kankhal), Bilwa Teerth (Mansa Devi Temple) and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi Temple). There are also several other temples and ashrams located in and around Haridwar. Adventurous activities that one can enjoy in Haridwar are cable car ride, camping, trekking and rafting. 

How to Reach Haridwar

By air: The nearest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
By Rail: There is the Haridwar railway station located in Haridwar.
By Road: Bus facilities are available from Delhi to Haridwar.

Also Read: Har Ki Pauri | Anandamayi Ma Ashram | Bharat Mata Mandir | Ardh Kumbh Mela | Doodhadhari Barfani Temple | Dakeshwar Mahadev Temple | Bhuma Niketan | Chandi Devi Temple | Kanhal | Mansa Devi Temple | Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar | Maya Devi Temple | Parad Shivling | Pawan Dham | Maya Devi Temple | Rajaji National Park | Saptarshi Ashram | Sati Kund | Shakti Kunj | Sukhreshwari Devi Temple | Vaishno Devi Temple

Dehradun

Distance 255km fro Delhi
Time by road is 4 hrs, 10 mins.
Best Season: Throughout the year

Dehradun is situated 245 kms from Delhi. While in Dehradun don’t miss Tapkeshwar temple, Malsi Deer Park, Kalanga monument, Laxman Siddh, Chandrabani, Guchhupani, Forest Research Institute, Tapovan, Santala Devi temple and Wadia Institute.

How to reach Dehradun

By air: Weekly flights from Delhi to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport are offered by Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.

By Rail: There is Dehradun railway station with services to major cities including Delhi.

By Road: Dehradun is linked to Delhi by road. Luxury Volvo and Deluxe buses are available from Delhi to Dehradun. Deluxe bus service is offered by UPSRTC to and from Delhi (Gandhi Road). From ISBT there are bus services to Dehradun.

Package Rates

3 nights, 4 days package
Rs 12,533 per couple

Package Includes:
  • Accommodation
  • Two AC Sleeper Bus Tickets: Delhi-Dehradun-Delhi
  • Pickup/Drop - Dehradun Bus Stand (Indica Non AC)
  • Three Day Sightseeing (Indica Non AC)
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Mussoorie

Distance: 283km from Delhi
Time by road is 4 hrs, 30 mins.
Best Season: Sep - June

Mussoorie is a hill station located in the state of Dehradun. This beautiful hill station is also known as the queen of Hills. Mussoorie is 271 km from Delhi. While in Mussoorie one can visit Nahata estate, Gun hill, Kempty falls, lake mist, Municipal garden, Mussoorie lake, Bhatta falls, Jharipani fall, Mossy fall, Sir George Everest’s House, Nag devta temple, Jwlaji temple, Cloud end and van chetna Kendra. 

How to reach Mussoorie

By Air: Mussoorie could be reached from Dehradun. Weekly flights from Delhi to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport are offered by Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.

By Rail: Mussoorie could be reached from the Dehradun railway station with services to Delhi.

By Road: From ISBT there are bus services to Dehradun and Mussorie every 15–70 minutes.
Also Read: Religious Places in Mussoorie | Tourist Places in Mussoorie

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