5 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

5 Weekend Getaways from Delhi

Life keeps us too busy these days, so much so that the thought of an approaching Saturday excites us too much. It gets dull and tedious, sitting in that same cubicle from 9 to 5 every day.  Does a long weekend tickle you pink? Does the thought of wanting to do something fun and adventurous entice you? Do you want to break the monotony of your saturating desk-job? Have a fun weekend getaway from Delhi this weekend!

I give you 5 weekend getaways from Delhi which you should rather escape to, instead of sleeping in-

 

  • Neemrana
A panorama of the Neemrana Palace and its compound
                                                              A panorama of the Neemrana Palace and its compound

 

Distance: 122 Kms from Delhi

For: Historical trips, Adventure trips

Price range: 2500 INR – 4000 INR

Neemrana is a small city in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. Only 120 kms away from Delhi, this place promises to offer you super alluring views as well as a luxurious stay. The Neemrana Fort was built in the 1400s and is now one of the oldest heritage resorts of India. It is truly an eye-pleasing place and the peacefulness will completely detoxify your senses.

 

  • Kasol
A view of the Parvati river with a backdrop of the Himalayas
                                                             A view of the Parvati river with a backdrop of the Himalayas

 

Distance: 536 Kms from Delhi

For: Hill Station trips, Trekking

Price Range: 3000 INR – 4000 INR

Kasol is a quiet, unadulterated jewel which rests in the heart of the Himalayas. It stretches along the Parvati River and gives a stunning view of the Himalayan Peaks. It is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi and its all year long moderate temperatures attract backpackers. Kasol will definitely give you the much needed peace you require!

 

  • Bharatpur
A bird flies almost along the ground to catch its prey
                                                                    A bird flies almost along the ground to catch its prey

 

Distance: 195 Kms from Delhi

For: Wildlife Tours

Price Range: 1200 INR – 3000 INR

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, presently known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the man-made wetlands of India. A wide variety of flora and fauna can be found in this national park which proves to be a treat for nature lovers as well as photographers. A short trip to Agra and/or Fatehpur Sikri can also be taken if you have more time in your hands.

 

  • Bir
Paraglider is seen amidst mountains
                                                                                Paraglider is seen amidst mountains

 

Distance: 516 Kms

For: Spiritual Trips, Adventure Trips

Price Range: 3000 INR – 5000 INR

Bir is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a small village sheltered by the mountains and surrounded by tea gardens, a Tibetan Colony and Monasteries. It is renowned for meditation and spiritual studies. You will also find many enticing Tibetan architecture. Bir also offers many adventure activities like trekking, paragliding, hand-gliding, etc.

 

  • Solan
A cityscape with lots of greenery with hills in the background
                                                                                   Hills at Solan with lots of greenery

 

Distance: 296.5 Kms

For: Hill Station, Adventure Trips

Price Range: 5000 INR – 7000 INR

Solan is situated 49 kms south of Shimla, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a quiet, peaceful valley, lying in the arms of the lower Himalayas. It provides breath-taking and serene views and guaranteed, it will give you the much needed calm in life that you need. Unlike the overcrowded and commercialised Shimla, Solan offers a tranquil and an unpretentious environment which makes it a perfect weekend getaway.

 

There are so many more names to add, but these are our top five picks for a comprehensive and bountiful weekend getaway. Unlike predictable tourist spots, these places will be much better to soothe your senses and rejuvenate you. What else are weekends for, if not that? You can visit these places with family, friends or even go solo. So what are you waiting for? Pack up and hop over to a perfect weekend spot!

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