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Places around Delhi for Weekend Holiday – My Top Picks

By  Ayantika     3:47 AM    Labels:,, 
I never been to Delhi. Yes, I am an Indian, but I never been to the capital (I'm not counting airports for sure :-P ). Can you believe that? But somehow, the city has never failed to awestruck me with it's diversity. Be it the enriching history, vibrant culture or multitudinous offerings of entertainment to keep you happily engaged, the most endearing quality of the city is its strategic location which makes it one of the best places to enjoy end number of weekend trips.Read below to find my picks of charming and unique weekend getaways from Delhi.

Mathura-Agra (220 km) – As cliché as it may sound, but there is no denying the fact that your holiday in India is incomplete if you do not visit the famous Taj Mahal. However, the charm of Agra goes beyond the Taj as there are many eminent historical edifices which have contributed largely in the prominence of this historical city. Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's Mausoleum and opportunities of shopping are the main draws. En route to Agra from Delhi, tourists can not miss shopping at Mathura and Vrindavan, the places associated with the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna. The main attraction here is the Krishna Janambhoomi temple. Small knick-knacks can be purchased from the temple complex. 

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Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur (270 km) – The historical belt of Delhi, Alwar and Jaipur is a must visit tourist
circuit for all the tourists. Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is famous for its history as it is for its culture and shopping expeditions. Alwar, on the way from Delhi to Jaipur, is a perfect place to relax and unwind, especially for the history buffs. 

Must visit

Delhi-Dehradun-Mussoorie (271 km) – Dehradun and Mussoorie in Uttaranchal are among the most popular weekend trips from Delhi. In Dehradun and Mussoorie, tourists are greeted with green hills, invigorating ambiance and varieties of flora and fauna. The scenery of the region is nothing less than what we see in fairy tales, which explains the reason why this is a favoured honeymoon destination among couples. 

Must see

Delhi-Rishikesh-Haridwar (250 km) – The major facets that draw tourists to holiday in Rishikesh are its holy temples, thrilling adventure of rafting and not to miss the soulful ‘yoga’ experience. Haridwar on the other hand is a very famous pilgrim centre and it is believed that a bath at the Ganges at Haridwar flushes away all of one's sins. This is a perfect weekend trip for those looking for a spiritual cum relaxing tour from Delhi. 

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Delhi-Nainital-Corbett (286 km) – The weekend trip from Delhi to Nainital and then to Corbett and back is one of the most enchanting. It will not be an overstatement to tag this tourism belt as an ‘all-compassing’ one as tourists can enjoy all the aspect of a great holiday in a single trip. There is nature, adventure and culture in Nainital and the experience of wildlife in India’s first tiger reserve, Jim Corbett National Park.

Some of the lesser known but equally enigmatic places that are perfect weekend breaks from Delhi are Sariska(201 km), Lansdowne (236 km), Parwanoo (266 km) and Morni Hills (276 km). I suggest you to refer the awesome guide of weekend destination from cities across India at Mustseeindia.com. There are end numbers of places around Delhi beyond 300 km which too can be visited when planning a long holiday from Delhi. Irrespective of whether you are looking for a day picnic,weekend holiday or a long relaxing break, the options from Delhi are endless.
So, what are you waiting for? Book the tour packages, put your back pack on and let's explore the city together!

About Ayantika

New mommy, hopeless romantic, insane, day dreamer, cup cake lover, travel buff, reader, gemini and a bong. O I do blog!


  1. nice post !


  2. Beautiful pictures...thank you for your lovely comment on my blog..of course i want to follow each other...it would be great if you could follow me back:)


  3. lovely, lovely pictures :) and i've been following on gfc already!


  4. Cool post..i have travelled to the north, whn i was a kid. dont remember much. its definitely on my to do list.


  5. thanks for your comment hun, i'm following you via gfc & bloglovin :)

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com


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