10 amazing places to visit near Delhi on a weekend trip (within 500 kms)
Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Famous for its Mall Road, Ridge, Toy Train and Colonial Architecture, Shimla is popular among honeymoon and families.
Located at an altitude of 2200 meters, Shimla is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country. Between the beautiful hills and mysterious woods, Shimla is one of the most beautifully planned cities in India.
British Summer’s preceding summer capital, the city’s charming natural beauty, and the atmosphere is bound to leave any tourist. Well-built roads, impeccable cleaning and an efficient administration are an ideal combination for any tourist destination in the world.
This city has historic temples as well as colonial-style buildings, and the amalgamation of the world has spelled this area to everyone. Within this city, the Mall Road, Ridge, the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Jakhu Temple should be visited.
The Toy Train for Kalka Shimla passes through beautiful hills and valleys and it is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.
Places to visit in Shimla: Mall road, toy train to kalka, ridge, jakhoo temple
Distance from Delhi: 345 km 7 hours 56 min (Approx)
Best time to visit: January to June
Expenses: 3000 to 4000 per individual (2 days)
Must try cuisine: Madra (Veg) & Chha Gosht (Non-Veg)
The moment you keep your feet in Jaipur, you will realize that everything has come out straight from the pages of an epic novel. Majestic buildings, tales of gallantry battles, magnificent fortresses and palaces, and multi-dimensional character – Rajasthan is one of the most colorful and fascinating states in India, and its capital Jaipur is also on this reputation.
Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of old and new – highly urbanized pockets, and shopping area has grown very rapidly alongside the glazing forts and palaces.
Jaipur has been one of the brightest cultural ornaments in the history of Indian subcontinent for a long time, and there is a lot of excitement and activities for an exciting leisure experience in the famous royal corridors, known as ‘Pink City’.
Jaipur is known for its forts and palaces, and the nearest fort is Amber Fort. Generally known as Amer Fort, this majestic building with the passage of the maze and the Serpentine stairs is a very popular tourist attraction.
With the view of Lake Maota, the fort is so big that it will take at least two to three hours to see it in detail, and you also choose the benefit of audio guides to lead you through this fascinating building.
While explaining the history, the place can be. Riding an elephant to the stairs of the Amber fort is also a popular tourist activity.
Places to visit in Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, Chokhi Dhani, Birla Temple, Amber Fort jaipur, Johri Baazar, National museum, Raj mandir cinema hall, Mi Road
Distance from Delhi: 281 km 5 Hours 25 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: October To March
Expenses: 6000 Per Individual (2 days)
Must try cuisine: Daal Baati Choorma (Veg), Laal Maas (Non-Veg)
With the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh is the center of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Rishikesh is the most beautiful mix of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. Due to the increase in the Whitewater rafting industry and the increasing number of camping and cafes spots, Rishikesh has developed into a favorite, catering form for people with different needs.
Rishikesh has become extremely popular in the world as the top spiritual destination in the years, especially after the Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the end of the 60s.
As it is situated on the sacred coast of river Ganges, this place has been the center of the sadhus (saints) and there are many ashrams that teach spirituality, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.
Since the arrival of tourists, the number of cafes and restaurants in the city has increased and many cafes serve English and American food and beverages.
However, in the last few years, Rishikesh has also been developed as the center of adventure sports in India, because there is a multitude of options like White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Mountain Biking etc.
It also serves as the gateway to many Himalayan Trek and is used as a popular camp site. Rishikesh must definitely go for all those coming to India.
Places to visit in Rishikesh: Rafting in Rishikesh, Adventure Activities of Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat
Distance from Delhi: 252 Km 5 Hours 42 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: October to March
Expenses: 3500 to 4500 (2 Days)
Must try cuisine: Samosa (Veg), Chole Bhature (Veg)
Nainital, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Uttarakhand, is situated between the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station known as ‘Naini Lake’ (thus its name is Nainital’s contribution).
Famous as ‘the city of lakes’ in natural beauty, with snow-clad hills and calm lakes in Nainital, it is an attractive attraction in itself.
Located at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has a pleasant climate throughout the year, and it can be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.
Whether you are going for the weather, lakes, adventure, food, or even shopping, there is something for every tourist in Nainital.
Naini lake flows through the city and is a popular place for various activities such as pedal boating and rowing boating. The other lakes you can see are the Siriyatal Lake, the Bhimtal Lake and the Khurpatt Lake.
Even if you do not want to go on boat rides, you can just walk with the banks on a tour, and you will still be able to enjoy the beauty of the lakes.
Due to its magnificent landscape, there are some mountainous areas in Nainital, which offer exceptional expansions to tourists in the city and its surroundings. These include Naina Peak, Tiffin Top and Snow View Point, all of which are very popular tourist destinations.
Places to visit in Nanital: Naini Lake, Snow View Point, Himalyan View Point, Eco Cave Garden, Naina Devi Temple, Mall Road.
Distance from Delhi: 345 Km 7 Hours 20 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: October to March
Expenses: 4000 To 5000 (Approx) (2 days)
Must try cuisine: Ras, Arsa, Bhatt Ki Churkani (Veg)
Mussoorie is a charming hill station and a splendid honeymoon spot with its green hills and diverse flora and fauna.
Given the North a wonderful view of the snowy mountain ranges wide Himalayas in the east, and Doon Valley in the south, Roorkee, panoramic views of Saharanpur and Haridwar, this town offers a fairy environment for tourists.
Its history is 1827, when a young army officer Captain Young discovered the current site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort, which is now a competitor.
Mussoorie is famous for its natural beauty and busy social life. It provides all kinds of entertainment and every facility for domestic and foreign tourists. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this hill station is also known as the Queen of Hills.
Places to visit in Mussoorie: Kempty Fall, Lake Mist, Cloud’s End, Mussoorie Lake.
Distance from Delhi: 300 Km 6 Hours 50 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: All year
Expenses: 7000 To 8000 (2 days)
Must try cuisine: Aloo Ke Gutke (Veg) Chicken (Non-Veg)
Situated between Uttarakhand’s Garhwal hills, Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town, which many tourists do not know about. Away from the beaten tourist route,
Lansdowne is an untouched, ancient city, which is far from the bustle of the city. Located at an altitude of 5670 feet above sea level, Lansdowne is more famous for being the home of the Indian Army’s Garhwal Rifle Regiment.
This hill station is neither a business nor a heavy urbanized, which makes anyone the perfect way to take a break between peace and quiet.
The local population of Lansdowne is surprisingly just around 20,000, and almost all the buildings in the city are reminded of the colonial period.
This city is named after Lord Lansdowne, the then Viceroy of India. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains and lush forests, Lansdowne has an ancient atmosphere, which attracts a steady number of tourists all year round.
Due to the race of urbanization and commercialization, Lansdowne has a very quiet breeze around the entire city.
You can always check in a hotel, but the real atmosphere of Lansdowne is experienced by staying in the military hostel’s guest house. All of these guesthouses are very reminiscent of the colonial period, and they offer great views of the mountains from their balconies.
Places to visit in Lansdowne: Bhulla Lake, Tip & Top, ST. John’s Church, Jungle Safari.
Distance from Delhi:270 km 6 Hours 40 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: October To March
Expenses: 4000 To 5000 (2 days )
Must try cuisine: Poha (Veg) Chicken Lababdar (Non-Veg)
- Jim Corbett National Park
Between the foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett National Park is home to various types of flora and fauna, including rare people like tigers and is a cure for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
The oldest National Park in India, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as the Halley National Park and is home to the critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Located on the foothills of the Himalayas and on the banks of the Ramganga River, it spreads over 50 species of trees, 580 bird species and 50 species of animals as well as 25 reptile species as well as more than 500 square meters.
Belt, Hills, Swampy Depression, Lakes, Currents and Grasslands The park is divided into five zones, such as Bijarani, Dhikala, Girirna, Domunda and Sonanandi and all these are separate doors. The journey to Corbett National Park is incomplete without the jungle safari, so make sure you go for Safari.
Places to visit in Jim Corbett: Jungle Safari, Corbett Water Fall, Elephant Ride In Corbett park, River Rafting.
Distance from Delhi: 245 Km 5 Hours 48 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: October to June
Expenses: 4000 To 5000 (2 days)
Must try cuisine: Sisunak Saag Bhaang Ki Khatai (Veg)
One of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindus, without any trip to Haridwar, can not be considered as complete any spiritual journey.
The literal meaning of ‘Lord Vishnu’s residence’ is the land of Haridwar, legends and myths located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is believed as one of the seven most sacred cities of India, Haridwar sees hundreds of millions of people every year to honor God, or to wash their sins.
However, with the passage of time, Haridwar has evolved from a religious religious city to a multi-cultural and spiritual center, and only after discovering Haridwar, you will feel that besides seeing and diving temples in the city There is a lot more. In the sacred Har Ki Pauri There is a perennial mysterious wind around Haridwar, and this is the perfect holiday option to get a chance to get closer to nature and nature.
Har Ki Pauri, of course, is the most visited place in Haridwar. Har Pauri is basically a ghat built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother, and this place is filled by devotees throughout the year.
Every evening, as soon as the sun goes down, the Ganga arti is done on the ghat, the place is transformed into a spectacular, sensory spectacle.
Wherever you look, with flaming torches and bells, every evening is a mesmerizing event that should not be remembered in any way. The other Ghats of Haridwar that you can see are Gau Ghat and Vishnu Ghat.
Places to visit in Haridwar: Ganga Aarti, Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Kumbh Mela, Bara Bazar
Distance from Delhi: 230 Km 5 Hours (Approx)
Best time to visit: February to March & August To October
Expenses: 4000 to 5000 (2 days)
Must try cuisine: Aloo Puri, Kachori, Chhole Bhature, Lassi, kulhar Milk
India is a very diverse country from religious to cultural and historical, in all areas of life. Religion has been deeply absorbed in the Indian lifestyle, as far as nobody can remember, that is why India lives in cities and towns across the country to meet the spiritual desires of those people.
Devotees who come from these places far and wide. Mathura is a place which is considered to be one of the most sacred lands in India, and is filled with people to bring spiritual knowledge to it at any point of the year. Located approximately 150 kilometers from Delhi, Mathura is known as Lord Krishna’s birthplace and has many places of both historical and religious importance.
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi is the most famous tourist attraction in Mathura, because this place is considered to be the exact location of Lord Krishna’s birth, and the jail in which he was born is now for tourists to see.
In addition to the prison, there is a majestic temple along with statues of Krishna and Radha in Shri Krishna’s birthplace, which makes this place one of the top places to roam in Mathura.
There are several temples in Mathura, both large and small, showing the entire city, many of these temples are dedicated to Lord Krishna. The two most important temples of the city are Dwarkadheesh Temple and Geeta Mandir.
Temple of Dwarkadheesh is an ancient temple which stands from the 1800’s and claims some of the most amazing architecture in and around this area. If you visit Mathura during the festivals of Janmashtami or Holi, then Dwarkadhish is the place to enter the temple, because these festivals are celebrated in the temple premises. Geeta Mandir is a unique temple in India, and its name comes from the fact that the walls of the temple are full of inscriptions of the entire Bhagavad Gita.
Places to visit in Mathura: Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Shri RadhaVallabh Vrindavan Temple, Prem Mandir, Isckon Temple.
Distance from Delhi: 180 km 3 Hours 20 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: November to February
Expenses: 3000 To 4000 (Approx)
Must try cuisine: Mathura Peda, Kachori Jalebi, Thandai, Poha,Mathura Dubki Wale Aloo.
Alwar is the first big city which is coming from Delhi to Rajasthan, and it is 150 km south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur. Alwar is a center of tourism with a wide range of forts like nature reserves like Bhangarh Fort, Lake, Sariska Tiger Reserve and Nature Herolis.
Alwar, besides being a popular tourist center, is being portrayed in many Bollywood movies because of its prestige. It is also famous for the Mega Alwar Trade Fair and handmade Papier-Maache (literally ‘chewing paper’) to be held in Dussehra ground every year. A unique identification is due to the significance of the map of food due to Sariska Tiger Reserve of Alwar, Bala-Quila, Bhangarh Fort, Pandu Pol and other temples and heavenly festivals.
Surrounded by the Aravali Hills, Alwar is a beautiful city of rich culture and heritage. Not very famous among tourists, Alwar has kept its charm from the past. The majestic fort, the beautiful city palace and the colorful market Alwar make one of the most interesting cities of Rajasthan.
Alwar is one of the first Rajput states to align themselves with the oldest and the British Empire in the Rajasthani states. Alwar is the most famous for two things – its milkman (‘Maula of Alwar’) and its fortress.
This city belongs to the NCR region and forms a great weekend form from New Delhi – because Alwar is a small beautiful and peaceful place where there is no pollution. Other reasons for Alwar is to visit Sariska Tiger Reserve and mysterious Bhangarh Fort.
Places to visit in Alwar: Bal Quila, Fort, Sariska, Wildlife Sanctuary, Sariska Palace, Bhangarh Fort, Garbhaji Falls,
Distance from Delhi:166 km 3 Hours 40 Min (Approx)
Best time to visit: October To February
Expenses:5000 To 6000 (2 days)
Must try cuisine: Gatte ki sabzi, Kalakand, Kachori (Veg) Chicken (Non-Veg)
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