7 unique destinations near Delhi for a refreshing weekend getaway


To escape the fast paced lifestyle of Delhi or to get rid of the cooped up feeling of COVID-19, there are many solutions to choose from. With the fast emerging trend of revenge travelling, people have chosen to opt for weekend getaways to take a break from their daily routine. Here are 7 cities/towns near Delhi that make the perfect weekend roadtrip with family or friends:


A lively town in Rajasthan, Pushkar is renowned for being home to the only existing Brahma temple. The gorgeous landscapes can be explored from a one-of-a-kind hot air balloon journey. The lip smacking street food like Malpua and Kachori are one of the city’s main attractions.


The easiest way to reach Pushkar from Delhi is a train to Ajmer and a quick car rise to Pushkar. Delhi to Pushkar also makes a memorable roadtrip in itself.


Sariska is a widely known tiger reserve ad the Sariska is a widely known tiger reserve can be explored from a breathtaking jeep safari. Additionally, the Sariska Palace, former home of the Alwar’s royals, is also the most popular tourist destination.

sariska palace

The easiest way to reach Sariska is a train to Alwar and then an hour long drive to the tiger reserve. With a distance of just 200 km , a car ride from Delhi to Sariska also makes a great road trip.


Lansdowne’s serenity and scenic beauty is the perfect retreat away from the chaotic city life. A picnic along the Bhulla Lake, lunch at the Tip N Top hilltop and an evening at the St. John’s Church makes the perfect day. A jungle safari through the town’s stunning landscapes is a must on the itinerary. Garhwali dishes like Kafuli, Thechwani, Phaanu, Baadi, Aloo ke gutke and Kulath ki dal will make your moth water too.

lansdowne bulla lake

The easiest way to reach Lansdowne is either a train or bus from Delhi to Kotdwar and a 40 km stretch car ride to Lansdowne.

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Almora is the perfect spot for a peaceful holiday amidst the wilderness of the majestic Himalayan range. Exploring the monuments like Jageshwar Temple, Martola or shopping at the local bazaars makes an enjoyable weekend at Almora. Hiking fans can trek to Zero Point to enjoy a beautiful view of the city.


The easiest way to reach Almore are hopping buses to Kathgodam and then Almora or a direct car ride.


The Jim Corbett national park is one of the most famous ones in the country. Located in Nainital, Uttarakhand the spectacular Park is home to a number of stunning animals to admire on a safari ride. River rafting and exploring the fascinating Corbett Museum is a must on the to-do list in Corbett.

jim corbett national park

The easiest way to reach Jim Corbett national park is a direct car ride or a hopping buses from Ramnagar to Corbett.


Situated in Uttarakhand along the shores of river Ganga, the lively town has many remarkable attractions for the spiritual vagabond. Furthermore, kayaking, Camping, River Rafting, Bunjee Jumping and parasailing among others are the exciting sports one can participate in here.


The easiest way to reach Rishikesh from Delhi is a roadtrip or a direct bus or train.


The idyllic and quaint town of Dhanaulti is ideal weekend getaway for a relaxed and refreshing time. It is home to several beautiful spots and fascinating tourist attractions including Surkanda Devi Temple, Deogarh Fort, etc. Camping, rappelling and mountaining biking are few activities one must do for the adrenaline rush.


The easiest way to reach Dhanaulti is a direct car ride or bus from Delhi.

These destinations never disappoint. Choose a place, pick up your car keys and take a delightful and refreshing trip away from your daily mid-day blues!

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