5 Weekend Getaways From Delhi For A Perfectly Chilled Out Holiday

Looking for the perfect weekend getaways from Delhi? Or maybe a daytrip to lumber down from the hectic week?

There are so many places to explore near Delhi but we seldom look beyond Kasol and Manali. With the summer setting in, we have compiled a list of some of the lesser known weekend getways from Delhi. These quaint destinations are more than a stopover, and have enough to explore. Plus, you’ll avoid the humongous crowd, traffic and surge prices of the better known places.

So, bookmark these weekend getaways from Delhi for the next trip you plan with your friends or family.

Mandawa

Weekend getaways from Delhi - Mandawa

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Mandawa is a small town in Rajasthan that falls under the Jhunjhunu district of Shekhawati region. Just around 250 kms from Delhi, it is a perfect stop for a day trip. If you love to explore the old havelis and experience the royal luxury in Rajasthani style, this place is much recommended.

Plus, a great location for art aficionados and photographers as the fresco walls here make for such a delightful sight.

Duration from Delhi by road: 5-6 hours
Distance: 257 km
Best time to visit: October to March

Morni

Morni Hill Station in Haryana

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A merely 5 hour ride from Delhi, Morni – a village in Panchkula district of Haryana is a top tourist attraction. The hills are a treat for those who love adventure. You can enjoy trekking, cycling, and boating too. Plus, a great place for some landscape photography.

Plus, a relatively scant crowd helps it nudge others as the top weekend getaways from Delhi.

Duration from Delhi by road: 5 hours
Distance: 260 km
Best time to visit: September to March

Kuchesar Fort

Kuchesar Mud Fort in Uttar Pradesh

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Kuchesar is a small village in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the breakout places to visit near Delhi ever since it featured in the movie Kill Dill.

The 18th century fort famous as the Mud Fort has been re-established by the Neemrana group. You can enjoy swimming, bullock cart rides, indoor games, nature walks, and horse riding. Or you can visit a nearby village and enjoy a picnic at Brij Ghat which is just 25 kms from this place.

Duration from Delhi by road: 2.5 hours
Distance: 103 km
Best time to visit: October to April

Pangot

Pangot in Nainital

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Pangot is a tourist destination situated at a height of 6,500 ft. above sea level in Kosiyakutoli tehsil, a district of the city of lakes- Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Lose yourself in the cool breezes of Pangot, while bird watching in its beautiful woods. In fact, the place is actually a hub for bird watchers and has more than 150 different species of birds in its area. Needless to say, wildlife photographers would enjoy it as well.

Duration from Delhi by road: 7 hours
Distance: 310 km
Best time to visit: March, April, May, October and November

Parwanoo

Moksha Resort in Parwanoo

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Parwanoo is a municipal council & industrial town of the famous Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.

Another beautiful hill station near Delhi, you can enjoy the cable car ride which will make you feel in the seventh heaven. Lose yourself in the statuesque view of this place!

Duration from Delhi by road: 5 hours
Distance: 290 km
Best time to visit: Mid May to Mid October




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