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Weekend Getaways: Best Destinations from Delhi for an Enjoyable Weekend

  • Highlights

  • City of Lansdowne is a great weekend getaway for couples

  • Visit the ashrams of Rishikesh for spiritual tranquillity

  • Insure weekend getaways with Weekend Getaway Cover

  • Get coverage of up to Rs.3 lakh with this policy

The city of Delhi has a lot to offer, from rich cultural heritage and historical monuments to delicious street food. Another advantage of living here is that there are several places to visit this weekend that are just a stone’s throw away. So, when you find the scorching heat or freezing temperatures to be unbearable, why not plan an exciting weekend holiday in 2020?

Here are our recommended Top 10 weekend getaways from Delhi in 2020.

1. Neemrana, Alwar Rajasthan

Distance from Delhi: 128 km (3 hours)

Key Attractions: Neemrana Fort Palace, Sariska National Park, Baori, Bala Quila Or Alwar Fort and Siliserh Lake.

When a last-minute weekend getaway is on the charts, consider Neemrana, which is just a 3-hour drive away from Delhi. Here, you can visit the Neemrana Fort Palace, Sariska Tiger sanctuary, Bharatpur Bird sanctuary and more. You can also treat yourself to some authentic Japanese cuisine courtesy of the Japanese influence on the city.

2. Kurukshetra, Haryana

Distance from Delhi: 155 km (3 hours and 10 minutes)

Key Attractions: Brahma Sarover, Krishna Museum, Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple and Jyotisar.

Another place of historical significance and perfect for weekend getaways is situated about 155km from Delhi is Kurukshetra, also known as Dharmakshetra. You can visit this place with your family to witness historically renowned sites like the Birla Mandir, Bhishma Kund and Brahma Sarovar.

3. Alwar, Rajasthan

Distance from Delhi: 167 km (4 hours)

Key Attractions: Bala Quila Fort, Bhangarh Fort, Hill Fort Kesroli and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.

Alwar in Rajasthan, a mere 160km from Delhi, is famous for the Bhangarh Fort and the fact that it is ranked as the fourth most haunted place in the world. Apart from this, the city attracts a number or tourists due to its scenic beauty, temples, palaces and lakes. So, if you’re looking for adventure close to Delhi, Alwar should feature your list of weekend destinations to visit.

4. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Distance from Delhi: 235 km (4 hours and 20 minutes)

Key Attractions: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Baby Taj.

Famous for the Taj Mahal, the city of Agra echoes tales of India’s historical past and is a mere 233km away from Delhi. On this trip, you can taste the famous ‘Agra Petha’ and feast on delicious street food that’s unique to the area. While in Agra, you can also plan a quick visit to the city of Fatehpur Sikri or the banks of the Yamuna.

5. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Distance from Delhi: 282 km (5 hours and 30 minutes)

Key Attractions: City Palace, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Pink City Bazaars.

The Pink City of India has a lot to offer, from magnificent palaces and forts to museums. Here, you can ride on an elephant to Amer Fort, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other notable spots include Jantar Mantar, Vrindavan Gardens and Chokhi Dhani, known for its traditional Rajasthani thali.

6. Lansdowne, Uttrakhan

Distance from Delhi: 258 km (6 hours and 30 minutes)

Key Attractions: Bhulla Lake, Tip N Top, Jungle Safari, Bhim Pakora.

Lansdowne makes for one of the best weekend getaways for couples, as it is home to pleasant weather and picturesque surroundings. Here, you can spend quality time with your partner or even indulge in some adventure sports together. Located in Uttarakhand, 264km from Delhi, the town is perfect for weekend holidays.

7. Nainital, Uttrakhand

Distance from Delhi: 297 km (6 hours and 40 minutes)

Key Attractions: Naini Lake, Eco Cave Garden, Naina Devi Temple and Mall Road Nainital.

If you like spending time admiring nature, then Nainital is one of the places to visit this weekend. Also known as the ‘City of Lakes’, Nainital gets its name from a lake that is in the shape of an eye. You can also participate in a variety of activities here, including hiking and trekking.

8. Jim Corbett, Uttrakhand

Distance from Delhi: 236 km (5 hours and 30 minutes)

Key Attractions: Jungle Safaris Corbett National Park, Corbett Waterfall, River Rafting in Corbett National Park and Elephant Ride in Corbett National Park.

Experience the thrill of being amongst wildlife by visiting the Jim Corbett National Park for a weekend trip. You can enjoy an elephant ride, visit the Dhangarhi museum or even book a jeep safari to experience the flora and fauna.

9. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Distance from Delhi: 288 km (6 hours and 15 minutes)

Key Attractions: Timber Trail, Monkey Point, Sunset Point & Lover’s Lane and Mall Road Kasauli.

At a distance of 290km from Delhi, nestled between Shimla and Kalka, Kasauli offers spectacular views and is covered by pine, oak and chestnut trees and it can be your best choice as weekend getaway. Spend your days exploring Kasauli’s quaint roads or add more activity to your weekend holiday by trekking to the famous Monkey Point.

10. Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

Distance from Delhi: 239 km (5 hours and 35 minutes)

Key Attractions: Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula, The Beatles Ashram, Shivpuri, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Neer Garh Waterfall, Muni Ki Reti, Rishi Kund, Vashishta Gufa and Tera Manzil Temple.

Rishikesh is the ideal place to visit if you’re spiritual as it is among the holiest sites in India. Alternatively, consider going here for adventure sports such as bungee jumping and rafting or for its pretty cafes and calming yoga ashrams, the most notable of which is the Beatles Ashram.

So, if you’re looking for places to go this weekend, consider any of the above mentioned options for a truly rewarding experience. To ensure that nothing interferes with your relaxing weekend tour, make sure you insure your trip with the Weekend Getaway Road Trip Cover available through Bajaj Finserv.

This policy offers coverage of up to Rs.3 lakh for an annual premium of just Rs.599. With it, you also get emergency financial assistance of up to Rs.1 lakh in case you’re stranded while travelling as well as roadside assistance for vehicular breakdowns and complimentary insurance up to Rs.3 lakh for personal accidents, hospitalisation or medical evacuation.

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