Weekend Getaways are
those places where one can go and spend their weekend. Some of
these getaways or places are located at a very short distance from
100 to 500 kms. Some of these weekend places from Delhi are
Bharatpur, Sariska, Agra, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Jaipur,
Shekhawati, Kasauli, Ranikhet, Sattal, Shekhawati, Shimla, Ajmer,
Ranthambore, Bikaner, Orchha and Lucknow.
Delhi (100 -
Neemrana Fort Palace
Neemrana Fort Palace is located in Neemrana,
about 122 kms. south of Delhi, just off the
Delhi-Jaipur Highway. Neemrana Fort Palace was
built in 1464 AD and rises to nine levels and
spreads over 25 acres.
The Hill Fort, Kesroli
The Hill Fort is located in Kesroli, only 170
kms. south of Delhi. The Hill Fort belongs to
the 14th century and is the oldest heritage
site in India. The accommodation facility is
also available here. This fort palace stands
on the top of the rare, dark Hornstone Breccia
rocks and offers a splendid view of the area.
Bharatpur is located about 185 kms. south-west of Delhi.
Bharatpur, also known as the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, is
famous for the various species of birds. Every year rare
Siberian cranes and various other migratory birds came here to
spend the winter. This park is open throughout the year and is
accessible on foot and by cycle rickshaws.
Sariska is located about 200 kms. south-west of Delhi. Sariska
Tiger Reserve and National Park covers an area of 800 square
kms and has various wildlife and over 300 species of birds.
This park can be visited by having a jeep or canter safari.
This park is closed from 1st July to 30th September.
Delhi (200 -
Agra is located about 203 kms. south-east of Delhi in Uttar
Pradesh. Agra, also known as "the city of Taj" is situated on
the banks of the Yamuna river. This city is full of various
Mughal monuments like Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and
Haridwar is located about 230 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Haridwar, also known as the city of Holy Ganges,
is situated at the base of Shivalik hills, where Ganga, comes
down from the Himalyas. According to Hindus, Haridwar is one
of the seven holiest places in India. It is known for its
temples, ashrams and the aarti performed every morning and
evening at the banks of Ganges. Bharat Mata Mandir, Canal
Centenary Bridge, Chandi Devi, Chila National Park, Daksh
Mahadev Temple, Sati Kund, Har-ki-Pauri, Manav Kalyan Ashram,
Mansa Devi Temple, Neel Kanth Mahadev and Pawan Dham are
various places which can be visited in Haridwar.
Rishikesh is located about 242 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Rishikesh is the beginning point of the Chardham
Yatra. It is from this point, that various tourists start
their trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks. Lakshman
Jhoola, temples and Gurudwaras can be visited in Rishikesh.
Dehradun is located about 242 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Dehradun is visited by various tourists every
year. Dehradun was established by the British as a residential
resort. This town has several institutions and public schools.
The climate is conducive to the growth of fruit trees and is
famous for its fruit orchards. Robbers cave, Tibetan Temple,
Lachhiwala can be visited in Dehradun.
Jaipur is located about 258 kms. south-west of Delhi. This
city is best explored on foot. City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar
Mantar, Birla Mandir, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort are the
various places which can be visited in Jaipur.
Corbett National Park (Uttaranchal)
National Park is located about 264 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. The Corbett National Park is situated near the
valley of the Ramganga River and has a spectacular bird
diversity. Tigers, leopards, jungle cats and elephants can
also be seen in this park. This park can be visited by having
a jeep or elephant safari and is closed from 1st July to 30th
Mussoorie is located about 275 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Mussoorie is Situated at a height of 2500 metres
above sea level on the Garhwal hills. Mussoorie is also known
as the Queen of the Hills. It is an excellent respite for
tourists and people who want relief from the hot sultry
conditions of the plains. Kempty Falls and Park Estate can be
Shekhawati is located about 275 kms. south-west of Delhi.
Shekhawati, the semi-desert region in north Rajasthan, has
amazing painted havelis. Most of the buildings and havelis
belongs from the 18th century to early 20th century. Nawalgarh,
Ramgarh, Churu, Fatehpur and Mahansar are the nearby places.
Delhi (300 -
Nalagarh Fort (Himachal
Nalagarh Fort is located about 300 kms. north of Delhi in
himachal Pradesh. Nalagarh Fort is situated on the foothills
of the Himalyas. This fort rises above a 20 acre estate of
orchard and forests. This quality heritage resort is built in
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh)
Kasauli is located about 303 kms. north of Delhi in Himachal
Pradesh. Kasauli is situated at a height of 6400 feet above
the sea level, in the Shivalik Hills. It was developed as a
cantonment, after the British had based themselves at Shimla.
The cobbled paths, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming
facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards,
reinforce the ambience. Royal Orchards, Ganbar River, Sutlej
Barrage can be visited here.
Naukuchiatal is located about 305 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Naukuchiatal, the lake with nine corners is
surrrounded by green mountains, orchards and dense jungles.
Apart from boating and fishing on the lake, one can walk
around the lake.
Nainital is located about 320 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Nainital is blessed with scenic natural splendor.
It is spread around a blue lake. Nainital is a hill station
which offers various facilities to the tourists like boating,
horse riding, long walks along shaded mountain roads, and a
ride on Cable Car. The climate is conducive to the growth of
fruit trees and is famous for its fruit orchards. Snow View,
Naina Peak and the Naini lake are the various places which can
be visited here.
Sattal is located about 328 kms. north-east of Delhi in Uttaranchal. Sattal, is a group of seven lakes nested together
and is situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level.
Sattal is still untouched by modernisation and here one will
be able to see the natures beauty at its best. Boating and
Fishing can be enjoyed in the Sattal lake.
Mukteshwar is located about 344 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Mukteshwar is surrounded by fruit orchards and
thick coniferous forest, and provides a majestic view of the
Himalayas and the Almora town. Indian Veterinary Research
Institute, developed by the Britishers, and Mukteshwar temple
are also located here.
Ranikhet is located about 366 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Ranikhet, an old cantonment from British time,
stretches along a Himalayan ridge about 1829 metres high. It
offers a breathtaking view of the majestic Himalayas and the
Nanda Devi peaks. The lush green pine and oak forest makes it
a nature-lover's resort.
Shimla is located about 365 kms. north of Delhi in Himachal
Pradesh. Shilmla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, was the
summer capital of the Britishers. Shimla is rich in tradition
and natural beauty and is surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and
rhododendron forests. Its well developed facilities, easy
accessibility and many attractions make it one of India's most
popuIar hill station. Kamna Devi Temple, Observatory Hill and
Himachal State Museum can be visited in Shimla.
Mahal Palace, Kishangarh
Phool Mahal Palace is located about 362 km. south-west of
Delhi in Kishangarh in Rajasthan. Phool Mahal Palace was built
in 1870 AD, and was the Palace of the flowers for the
Maharaja's of Kishangarh. It was a private residence of the
Royal Family of Kishangarh on the Gundalao Lake.
Almora is located about 374 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Almora, the horseshoe shaped town, was founded by
Raja Kalyan of the Chand dynasty in 1560 AD. Traces of the old
Chand fort, paved roads, wooden houses with beautifully carved
facades and homes decorated with traditional murals still
reflect Almora's pride in its heritage. Gobind Vallabh Public
Museum, Chitai temple, Katarmal Sun Temple can be visited in
Ajmer is located about 400 kms south-west of Delhi in
Rajasthan. Ajmer is famous for the Dargah (Tomb) of the Sufi
saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Thousands of pilgrims visit
this shrine every year. Ajmer has a blend of Sufi culture and
Hindu religion. Abdullah Khan's Tomb and Taragarh Fort can
also be visited here.
Delhi (400 -
Kausani is located about 425 kms. north-east of Delhi in
Uttaranchal. Kasauni is situated at a height of 1890 meters
above sea level and offers excellent views of the Trishul,
Nanda Devi and Pancha Chulli ranges. This picturesque hill
station is known for its scenic splendor and panoramic view of
Ranthambore is situated about 430 kms. south-west of Delhi in
Rajasthan. Ranthambore offers a unique blend of history and
forest. The Ranthambore Fort is one of the oldest fort in
India. The Ranthambore National park, which surrounds the fort
is famous tiger reserve and sanctuary. This park can be
visited by having a jeep or canter safari and is closed from
1st July to 30th September.
Kuchaman Fort (Rajasthan)
The Kuchaman Fort is located about 400 kms. south-west of
Delhi in Rajasthan. The Kuchaman Fort is a heritage hotel in
Rajasthan and rises for 1000 feet from the entrance with
several levels. The view at night of the lit-up city and the
Aravalli hills and Sambar lake is enchanting. The fort also
houses a museum of weapons and armour.
Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli
The Bhanwar Vilas Palace is located about 440 kms. south of
Delhi in Karauli in Rajasthan. The Bhanwar Vilas Palace was
built in 1968 by Maharaja Ganesh Pal Deo Bhadur, the then
ruler of Karauli. It is a sprawling building with typical art
deco furniture. Its spacious gardens are home to a variety of
plants and animals.
Bikaner is situated about 440 kms. south-west of Delhi in
Rajasthan. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is
circumscribed by a seven km long embattled wall with five
Orchha is located about 440 kms. south-east of Delhi in Madhya
Pradesh. Orchha is a reflection of rich Indian heritage with
monumental marvels and its fascinating architecture. Nature
has endowed the town with serene environment with the river
and resplendent forest and vegetation providing a fascinating
backdrop. Raja Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, Jehangir Mahal,
Dauji-ki-Haveli, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and
Royal Chatri can be visited here.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Lucknow is situated about 497 kms. south-east of Delhi in
Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow, an enchanting city is known for its
silks, perfumes, jewellery, mouth-watering cuisines, and
Nawabi etiquettes. There are several places of tourist
attractions in Lucknow like Hussainabad, Clock Tower, Chota
Imambara and Shahnajaf Imambara.
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)
Dharamshala is located about 498 kms. north-west of Delhi in
Himachal Pradesh. The Dalai Lama lives with his followers in