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Weekend Getaways

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 - 200 kms.)

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 - 300 kms.)

Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
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 Jama Masjid.

Haridwar (Uttaranchal)
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 (Uttaranchal)
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 (Uttaranchal)

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 (Rajasthan)

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)
Corbett 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 September.

Mussoorie (Uttaranchal)

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 visited here.

Shekhawati (Rajasthan)

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 - 400 kms.)

Nalagarh Fort (Himachal Pradesh)
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 Mughal style.

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 (Uttaranchal)

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 (Uttaranchal)

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 (Uttaranchal)
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 (Uttaranchal)

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 (Uttaranchal)

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 (Himachal Pradesh)

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.

Phool 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 (Uttaranchal)

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 Almora.

Ajmer (Rajasthan)

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 - 500 kms.)

Kausani (Uttaranchal)
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 the Himalayas.

Ranthambhore (Rajasthan)

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.

The 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 (Rajasthan)

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 gates.

Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)
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 Dharamshala.


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