Even though Delhi has some amazing things to do and see, sometimes it’s nice to get away from it all and explore neighbouring areas. One of the best way of doing this is to save a few days, maybe a weekend, and head out to these fabulous places near the city.
Whether you are looking for a break or just a change of scene, these 22 places are ideal for you to enjoy a quick weekend getaway from Delhi.
Weekend Getaways from Delhi: One Day Trips
Apart from peace and tranquillity, Surajkund is also a historic town. If you are looking for a relaxed holiday destination that is not far off from Delhi, we suggest you stay in Surajkund. The place is serene, calm and has a great cultural history. Famous here is the Surajkund Craft Mela that is held in June. At this mela you can see a variety of craft products from across the world and cultural dances.
Distance from Delhi: 41 kilometres
There is an outdoor camp in Mangar that doubles up as an adventure park. Go here if you love exploring unique adventure sports like flying fox. If speed is something that thrills you, enjoy ATV and mountain bike rides. There are a few tents that can be rented out for stay and there is provision for DJ nights and bonfires. What more could you ask for?
Distance from Delhi: 53 kilometres
At Badshahpur there are adventure camps held where you can enjoy a few outdoor, thrilling games. Whether you are going with your better half, friends or family, the camp has something for everyone to enjoy. Games such as zorbing, jummaring and paramounting are some adventure sports you can enjoy. The highlight of the camp, however, is the village tour where you can enjoy nature walks, camel cart rides and learn pottery.
Distance from Delhi: 54 kilometres
4. Lohagarh Farms
Lohagarh Farms is a homestay with an adventure park that is great for families looking to escape Delhi’s crowded streets and noise. A short drive away from the city, this place offers tourists plenty of adventure sports and outdoor activities. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, you will love sports such as rope climbing, cricket and badminton.
There are even old school games such as Kabbadi and Gulli Danda to enjoy here.
Distance from Delhi: 54 kilometres
5. Pratapgarh Farms
Staying for the weekend at Pratapgarh Farms is a welcome break from urban city life. At this farm, you can expect a typical rural experience with local cuisine and creative and practical skills lessons. Learn how to weave, make pots and draw water from the well the old fashioned way, as well as play traditional games such as Pithoo and Lattoo. You can even enjoy bullock cart and camel rides around the town.
Distance from Delhi: 57 kilometres
6. Damdama Lake
Situated in Haryana, about a two-hour drive away from Delhi, the Damdama Lake is a great place to escape the regular Delhi city life. On the banks of the lake, you can enjoy camel and boat rides as well as open-air picnics. If you are looking for adventure or to spend the weekend here, there are a few resorts that offer comfortable rooms and unique experiences. One of them has farming tours where you can learn how our vegetables are harvested.
Distance from Delhi: 61 kilometres
Near Delhi, there are a few camping sites that are great for a weekend getaway. These camps not only have open tents but they also offer great outdoor experiences. At these camps, enjoy trekking, rock climbing and shooting.
If you are planning on staying a few days in Sohna, you can book rooms at a few resorts and home strays that are of international standards.
Distance from Delhi: 62 kilometres
This place might be popular with couples, but it is also a good option for an adventurous weekend getaway near Delhi. Neemrana offers great adventure sports opportunities such as hiking and zip lining near the Neemrana Fort. Those looking for something more challenging can try challenging adventure sports like flying fox.
Distance from Delhi: 142 kilometres
Situated in Rajasthan, Alwar is a great destination for a weekend getaway, especially for couples. With beautiful views of the hills and tonnes of romantic things to do, this place is a great escape for couples looking for some romance. While here, do check out the Neemrana Fort.
Distance from Delhi: 164 kilometres
Weekend Getaways from Delhi: Two Day Trips
Begin your trip to this town by visiting the renowned Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Spend the whole day exploring the wildlife and nature at this park and then head on to explore the markets and restaurants around the town.
The Kishori Mahal Bharatpur and the Lohagarh Fort are two must-visit attractions for anyone who loves history and sightseeing.
Distance from Delhi: 219 kilometres
Nahan is one of the lesser known weekend getaway destinations near Delhi. The breath-taking peaks, gorgeous lakes and charming plains in Nahan are just amazing to see and explore.
Apart from exploring, you can enjoy adventure sports or take a boat ride along the river. There’s hiking, trekking, as well as a few water sports to try out.
Distance from Delhi: 249 kilometres
Lansdowne is a great place for a weekend getaway for those who want to holiday in the great outdoors. Historic sites, adventure sports, boat rides and scenic nature trails flanked by pine trees, you can do it all at this hill station.
Distance from Delhi: 259 kilometres
Parwanoo is well known for its apple and peach orchards. Apart from this, the town is a haven for outdoor activities. In this town, tourists can enjoy adventure sports, treks, riding cable cars, touring apple orchards and visiting religious sites. If you are still craving adventure, drive down for about 16 kilometres to visit the Gorkha Fort.
Distance from Delhi: 266 kilometres
Visiting Kasauli will take you back in time. This hill station is a throwback to the days of yore when the surroundings were calm and serene and life was not as fast paced. There are some gorgeous stone churches and temples to see in Kasauli as well as some magnificent hills to explore. Don’t forget to walk down through the winding stone-cobbled roads in the main market at Kasauli.
Distance from Delhi: 288 kilometres
Weekend Getaways from Delhi: Three Day Trips
Roopkund is a great getaway for anyone looking to explore nature. The trek here is one of the most gorgeous sites and it has a bit of legend to it. It is believed that the skeleton lake was actually a settlement that is now extinct.
Distance from Delhi: 308 kilometres
Located along the Chamba-Mussoorie Highway, Kanatal is ideal for a weekend getaway. Go here if you love peace and quiet. There are plenty of sights and markets for you to explore in this hill station as well as plenty of hiking trails for adventure junkies. Even if you are not, you can enjoy going on long walks, soaking in all the lovely sights of the Himalayan mountains.
Distance from Delhi: 320 kilometres
Surrounded by cedar forests and pine trees, Chail is an excellent weekend destination for families and couples. In this town, there is plenty of sightseeing opportunities for you to enjoy. You can trek up to the gorgeous Kali Ka Tibba and soak in the panoramic views of the hills or gaze at the stunning Maharaja of Patiala’s palace that is now a hotel.
The best time to visit Chail is during the months of January and February when the whole town is blanketed in snow.
Distance from Delhi: 336 kilometres