The Best Places For Weekend Getaway From Delhi

The Best Places For Weekend Getaway From Delhi

Our hectic and often monotonous schedule pushes us to seek for a quick break from everyday life. There is hardly any better alternative to rejuvenate your body and mind than to travel to different places. However, if you cannot manage a long term vacation, then a weekend trip will do the job. So let us have a look at the top places you can choose a visit for a couple of days from the country's capital..


Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is situated 288kms which is more or less a 6 hours drive from Delhi. Jaipur is an iconic city famous for its exotic Rajasthani cuisine and food items that will seriously water your mouth. The town is full of forts and palaces that hold significant historical importance. Get ready to enjoy the local dance, music, paintings and other cultural elements oozing out of this cultural hub.

Attractions - Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, and Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum and Birla Mandir.


Agra is one of the top places to visit from Delhi for a weekend. It takes hardly 5 hours to reach Agra from Delhi. The most important attraction of Agra is the Taj Mahal. The world famous mausoleum that was built by Shah Jahan still stands as a ‘Symbol of Love’ for his dear wife. Experience the excellent architecture and lush gardens inside. In the city of Agra you can try out the local food and go for a shopping spree in the traditional markets.

Attractions - Tomb of Akbar the Great, Agra Fort and the Taj Museum.


The ‘Queen of Hill Stations,’ Shimla is one of the best and exciting places to spend the weekend. No matter how many times you have visited this top-rated hill station, it will always welcome you with a unique charm and aura. Situated 220 m above sea level, Shimla has lush greenery and soothing weather conditions throughout the year. Shimla is 342.9 km away from Delhi and roughly takes 6 hours to reach.

Attractions - Chadwick Falls, Annandale, Christ Church, Jakhoo temple and the Mall road.


Alwar is another exciting and refreshing getaway from Delhi for 2-3 days. Located in the state of Rajasthan, Alwar is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills which covers the area with natural wonders. There are several temples and contemporary museums for tourists to visit. The world-famous haunted site the Bhangarh Fort is situated in Alwar.

Attractions - Alwar Government Museum, Company Bagh, Siliserh Lake, Sariska Tiger Reserve, and National Park and the Bhangarh Fort.


Lansdowne is the perfect weekend getaway from Delhi that takes only a 4 hour long drive. Its noiseless landscapes and exuberant greenery will surely detox your body and mind perfectly. You can indulge in different trekking, bird watching and rock climbing activities or simply enjoy a relaxing boat ride at the beautiful Bhulla Lake.

Attractions - Bheem Pakora, St. Mary's Church and the Garhwali Museum.


A world famous town in the heart of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is one of the perfect getaways from Delhi. It takes about 5.5 hours to cover the 267 km distance. Known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, if you want to rejuvenate your body and mind, then Rishikesh is one of the best places in this list. You can indulge in several adventure activities like water rafting, bungee jumping, etc.

Attractions - Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat and Parmarth Niketan.

So here are some of the best weekend getaways from Delhi where you can visit. All the places that we have mentioned are perfect for a 2-3 days trip alone or with your family members and friends.