The calendar of 2017 sounds clement! As this year many holidays are followed by the weekends. So be ready to have fun with your besties on the upcoming long weekends.
Here we write-down the Best Weekend Getaways within 250KMs from Delhi and NCR that hardly require a drive of 5 to 6 hours. Every one of the following destinations can be considered for a short trip of day one or two.
Now, it’s time to grab your belongings and drive out from the every day’s madness.
#1. Neemrana Fort
Location – Alwar District, Rajasthan
At a distance of 122 kilometers from Delhi, Neemrana fort is an ideal place to visit at any given time of the year. Located on the stunning Aravali ranges, it is an ancient fort which is now transformed into a heritage hotel with all luxurious amenities.
With the Neemrana Fort package, you can have a world-class experience of the royal livings. If you are a massage seeker, the spa at the hotel provides some pampering Ayurveda massage.
Go for a royal drive in one of the vintage cars. Far from the noisy city, take a dip in a swimming pool which is no less than a dream in winter when you can avail hot water.
Other things to go for in Neemrana are zipping experience, Rajasthani folk dance and saxophone performance that further magnify your weekend trip from Delhi under 250KMs.
The historic charm of the fort and the lush green surroundings gives out-of-the-world feelings and makes the Neemrana Fort a must go place to have a relaxing weekend with the beloved ones.
#2. Mathura & Vrindavan
Location – Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh
All the mischief stories that you heard about lord Krishna from stealing butter to doing Ras Leela with gopis are all happened on this holy land.
According to Hindu Mythology, Mathura is the birthland of Lord Krishna and considered to be one of the oldest cities in India featuring the 3000 years old culture and civilization. It is situated on the banks of sacred Yamuna river at a distance of 150 kilometers from South Delhi.
Mathura and Vrindavan which is just 12 kilometers farther, are the famous pilgrimage centers where the land resounds with the call of ‘Radhe Radhe’ wherever you turn your ear to. Both the places have countless temples, the most popular among them are Madan-Mohan, Radha Vallabh and Banke-Bihari temple.
Location – Uttrakhand
Love adventures, head to Rishikesh! The city is surrounded by the Himalayan ranges and halves by the holy Ganges river. While on the one hand it is loved for many adventures activities, on the other hand, it is a famous place for spiritual studies like yoga and meditation.
Located at a distance of 228 kilometers from Delhi, Rishikesh is no less than heaven for the adventure-maniac persons.
The sports package includes river rafting, waterfall trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, body surfing, cliff jump, Beach camping, beach games and many others.
Besides the adventures madness, Rishikesh is one of the most tranquil places in the country and also called as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’.
Rishikesh is your perfect weekend hideout from Delhi under 250KMs range.
Also Read: TLocal+Touristic things to do in Rishikesh
Location – Uttrakhand
One of the seven most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, Haridwar is located at where the holy Ganges river exists the Himalayan ranges. The holy town is 220 kilometers far from the Delhi and referred with many names like Mayapuri, Mokhsadwar, and Gangadwar in ancient holy books.
Once you enter the Haridwar, you will be welcomed by the captivating beauty of the town with the chimes of bells and religious chanting.
There are many attractions in the town, some of which the most famous are the ‘Panch Tirth’, Har ki Pauri (Gangadwara), Kushwart (Ghat), Mansa Devi Temple (Bilwa Tirtha), Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi Temple) and Kankhal.
While being in Haridwar you can’t miss the prayerful aura of ‘the Ganga Arti’ which is held at Har ki Pauri.
Location – Pauri Garhwal District, Uttrakhand
One of the most picturesque and relaxing weekend getaway from Delhi NCR, Lansdowne is a less crowded tranquil hill station, located at a distance of 248 kilometers from the national capital.
The town was named after its founder’s name, Lord Lansdowne in 1887. Now, this place is regulated by the famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army, thereby, it is a much cleaner and well maintained.
The striking beauty of this small hill-station further intensified with the blue Pine and Oak forests. Moreover, the pleasant ambiance of the place makes it the perfect destination for having a relaxed weekend.
You can also see the various examples of the British colonial architecture and military history.
Also Read: Delhi to Lansdowne Bike Trip via Rishikesh
Location – Uttar Pradesh
At a distance of 232 kilometers from Delhi, Agra is the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj and the famous tourist site in the country for both domestic and foreigners.
Right from the ancient epic Mahabharata to the middle-age Mughal Empire, the city added an important chapter to the Indian history.
Situated on the banks of the Yamuna river, numerous travelers visit the city every year to admire the great architects.
While the Taj Mahal grabs the most of the attention, there is a list of other exemplary structures as well in the city which is worthy to pay a visit of. Once you are done with the mesmerizing beauty of Taj, go for –
Agra fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Fatehpur Sikri (a small walled city nearby Agra)
Akbar’s Tomb (the last resting place of Akbar)
Mehtab Bagh (the ideal spot for viewing the Taj Mahal)
Mankameshwar Mandir (the ancient Shiva temple)
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (the baby Taj)
Guru ka Tal (a holy pilgrimage destination)
Ram Bagh (the first of the eleven Mughal gardens)
If you know some great places for weekend trips near Delhi under 250 KMs range, then you can share them in the comment section.