5 best weekend getaways from Delhi 

by Rishi Agarwal

Weekend getaways can be your next best page in your travel collage. Sometimes a 2 day trip can probably do you better than a week long vacation. A short trip can allow you to quickly visit places , have fun , take some nice pictures and create some lifelong memories that you’ll never be able to forget. Staying in the capital city of India is an added advantage as it is hub to many such weekend getaways. A road drive or by bus or hiring a cab / taxi is the most feasible way of transportation. In this article , I’ll be listing out 5 such amazing destinations on what to do , significance of the place and many more to plan your next one.

Jaipur , Rajasthan –

A 3 hour drive from Delhi non stop gives way to this stunning Pink City.  A city of stunning jewels and rich heritage is a major point in this city. Amber Palace which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site has a rich , legendary past. The interiors are carved intricately and is an cultural amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim cultures. Other places include Jawa Mahal , City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort. Hawa Mahal is a speciality and acts as the perfect Instagrammable backdrop. There are also famous temples such as Birla Mandir carved out of stoned dedicated to Laxmi-Narayan. Govind Devji and Moti Doongri are well known temples in that location. The Naharangh Fort will bedazzle you with the famous one and only Jaipur Wax Museum. The major festivals include Kite Festival , Gangaur Festival , Teej and Rajasthani Festival. Shopping here is bustled and gives you all the shopping at places like Nehru Bazar and Bapu Bazar. The elephant ride at Amer Fort is a must try and will give you a great experience.

Mcleodganj

Also called as Little Lhasa , this place will give you hands on experience about the Tibetan cultur. This underrated gem has many places to explore including Masroor Temple which is built in a unique architectural style. Triund aka crown jewel of Dharamshala is known for its camping and trekking. For someone who wants a break from their bustling life ,, the Vipasana Meditation Center offers this. The former lakes are Dal Lake , Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake and Bhagsu Falls.  Shopaholics love the Tibetan market including the handicrafted products , momos , various food items and many more gifts for your friends.

Rishikesh –

Do you want a trip that offers both religious and adventurous aspects in one trip? Well this might be your next stop. Right from Ganga Aarthi at the Ghats , meditation centers that offer you inner peace and enjoy the solace silence gives. There are many temples that imbibe a spiritual significance within you. The Ganga Aarthi there is a spectacle with so many thousands of people waiting for it and praying. Adventure lovers will love this place and is a dream destination for college students include river rafting , camping , bungee jumping , zip line , kayaking, cliff jumping and paragliding.

Mussoorie , Uttarakhand –

Called as Queen of Hill Stations. The breezy climate , splendid mountains and a small hill station is the perfect getaway for any kind of person. You can trek towards Gun Hill Point , boating in Mussoorie Lake. Not visiting Kempty Falls isn’t gonna complete your trip. Have a dip in the water , take some nice pictures and enjoy the moment there.  Other locations include Company Garden, Jharipani Falls , Cloud’s End and Sir George Everest’s house. Shopaholics must take a look at the Mall Road which has everything you can ever dream of.

Neemrana, Rajasthan –

This rich heritage is only few kms away from Delhi. It is very near to Delhi and takes hardly 2 hours. The most famous attraction is Neemrana Fort Palace. You can even stay at this place and experience royalty like never before. Services include taking a stroll in a vintage car , zip line tour, a spa treatment and many more. A trip to Sariska National Park is a treat to wildlife lovers. Other historical places include Vrindavan Palace , City Palace , Alwar Fort and Baori.

These are a few most visited and recommended weekend destinations nearby to Delhi. Travel vacations are a must for every person as they give you a break from the boring monotonous life that we all have on a daily basis. On the next long weekend y’all get , plan a trip to any one of the five places I’ve written about here.

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