Your Complete Guide To Weekend Getaways From Delhi!

weekend getaways from Delhi

Hey there, Delhiites! We know you love your awe-inspiring, historically magnificent, poetic and culturally rich city. But sometimes, the city can become a run of the mill. If there’s one thing that can help here, it’s a getaway. Deciding on one place among the numerous weekend getaways from Delhi is not an easy task and figuring out what that place is famous for or what you can do there is even harder.

So, if you have a long weekend coming up or if you wish to explore places around Delhi on a normal weekend don’t hold back. After all, there’s nothing more uplifting than traveling and exploring new places. This is where we come in to help.

From pursuing adventure sports to relaxing and unwinding in the scenic beauty of the hills, travel and experiences will never let you down.

We have curated a list of weekend getaways from Delhi that you can visit, over the long/short weekend, for an assured gala time. We’re giving you our favorite pick of things to do and places to visit and enjoy your weekend to the fullest. Here’s a handpicked, curated list of weekend getaways from Delhi you can visit on a long or short weekend.

Weekend Getaways From Delhi

Within 100 km

GurgaonAravali HillsSurajkundManesarNuh

Within 100-200 km

Murgaon | Neemrana/Alwar | Kurukshetra | Bharatpur

Within 200-300 km

Agra | Rishikesh | Chandigarh | Nahan | Sattal | Mussoorie | Kasauli

Within 300-500 km

Amritsar | Nainital | Bhimtal | Shimla | Tehri Garhwal | Ranikhet | Almora | Kullu

Gurgaon

Distance: 30 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
When we talk about weekend getaways from Delhi, this one’s on everyone’s mind. This emerging hub for business and finance is also extremely popular for its flourishing night life.  With watering holes boasting of a great ambiance and ever trendy standards, this is one getaway that the party animals do not want to miss. There are other experiences like horse riding that one can pursue here.

Gurgaon Skyline

Food and cuisine: The local food in Gurgaon is typically North-Indian which can be relished in the numerous dhabas and restaurants across the city. Don’t forget to taste the delicious chhole-kulche available in all the dhabas and restaurants dotted across the city.
Best time to visit: September- December, February, and March
What’s in store: Camping, Botanix garden adventure outing, horse-riding, visit the Heritage Transport Museum and Museum of Folk and Tribal Art, enjoy a gala time at the pubs and witness the vibrant night life.
Our pick: Botanix Garden Adventure Outing  which can be booked on www.xoxoday.com

Surajkund

Distance: 30 km
Ten Second Takeaway
:
Surajkund, a village situated near Delhi is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway if you want a break from the hurly-burly of the city. A village that is world-renowned for the Surajkund Mela which is put up every February, this is a definite hub for art, crafts, culture, and heritage. Surajkund will give you the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the pastoral life offering you the much-required break.

weekend getaways from Delhi Surajkund

Best time to visit: any time of the year
What’s in store: Visit the Surajkund Lake, Surajkund fair which is put up in the first week of February
Our pick: Surajkund Fair offering a variety of handicrafts, artifacts and unique clothing

Aravalli Hills

Distance: 36 km
Ten Second Takeaway
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If you are up for an adventurous trek or a family picnic on the hills, Aravalli hills are just the right option for you. A perfect weekend getaway, a trip to Aravalli Hills will definitely satisfy the adventure buff or the nature lover in you. One of the best and a particularly easier trek is the Bharadwaj Lake Trek which an 8 km long trek to the Lake Bharadwaj. One could also go for camping at the Camp Wild Dhauj near Mangar village at the border of Gurgaon and Faridabad.

weekend getaways from Delhi Aravali Hills

Best time to visit: All year round
What’s in store: trekking, family picnic
Our pick: Trekking on the Aravali hills which can be booked on www.xoxoday.com

Manesar

Distance: 56.6 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Manesar is a developing industrial town near Delhi. Located on the Delhi- Jaipur Highway, Manesar is a perfect tourist attraction with its rich greenery and natural surroundings. This weekend getaway from Delhi is perfect for those who are looking to experiencing rural life at its best.

weekend getaways from Delhi Manesar

Best time to visit: January- April, October, and November
Places to visit:  Damdama Lake, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Shree Mata Sheetala Devi Temple, Amusement Parks
Our pick:  Visit the Damdama Lake, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Nuh

Distance: 70 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
The historical city of Nuh is one of the best places to visit if you want to witness the architectural marvels of the Mughals and Tughlaq dynasty. Nuh, located in Haryana, is home to historical structures and ruins from the Aryan Civilization.

weekend getaways from Delhi Manesar

Food and Cuisine: Delicious traditional Haryanvi food served in most restaurants. The solution to all your cravings of authentic North Indian food is here.  While you are here, do not miss out on the Rajma Chawal, Singri ki sabzi, Sabudaana ki khichdi, and lassi
Best time to visit: October- March
Places to visit: Tomb of Sheikh Musa also known as the ‘Shaking Minarets of Sheikh Musa’, Egyptian Temple of Hathor, Ghasera Fort, Chui Mai Water Tank and Nalhar Pandava Shiv Reservoir
Our pick: Visit the Tomb of Sheikh Musa and the Egyptian temple of Hathor.

Mathura

Distance: 145 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
A place that needs no introduction, Mathura, the land of Lord Krishna is well known for its religious and sacred sites. Situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, this city reflects the Hindu heritage and traditions beautifully. Located close to the Yamuna River, this destination witnesses flocks of tourists from across the globe who throng the place every year to experience the piousness that this city is famous for.

weekend getaways from Delhi Mathura

Food and cuisine: If you want to truly enjoy the Mathura food, street food is your calling. Kachori Jalebi, Ghewar, Mathura Peda, Dubki Wale Aloo, Thandai are some of the few delicacies that are a must –have on your visit
Best time to visit: March to June. Janmashtami and Holi are very popular festivals here
What’s in store: Visit the religious sites and the Government Museum of Mathura which has a collection of archaeological artifacts of the Greco- Buddhist School of Art
Our pick: Tour around the Government Museum, Mathura- Vrindavan Temple tour that can be booked on www.xoxoday.com

Neemrana/Alwar

Distance: 145 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Neemrana is one of those cities that leave you bewitched. A historical town, located in Rajasthan, Neemrana is known famously for its extremely beautiful Neemrana Fort Palace. Now, turned into a luxury hospitality business, Neemrana, uniquely amalgamates modernity and history. The fort here is popular mainly because of its peaceful surroundings and the culturally rich heritage. In addition to that, you can take up zip-lining or go on a hot air balloon safari. Also don’t miss a trip to the Sariska National Park, one of the major tourist destinations in Neemrana.

weekend getaways from Delhi Neemrana

Food and Cuisine: The Dal Baati Choorma, Mirchi Wada and Pyaz Kachori which boast of the colorful and spicy Rajasthani cuisine will definitely leave you wanting for more
Best time to visit: July to March
What’s in store: Visit the Neemrana Fort Palace, taking up adventurous activities like Zip lining, and visit the Sariska National Park and Bala Quila
Our pick: Sariska National Park, Neemrana Fort Palace,  Balloon Safari at Neemrana which can be booked on www.xoxoday.com

Kurukshetra

Distance: 160 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Kurukshetra, famous for its close association with the epic Mahabharata, is a great visit if you wish to see the sites associated with the Hindu mythology, culture, and tradition. Kurukshetra also has historical documentation of the Pre-Harappan and Harappan civilization.

weekend getaways from Delhi Kurukshetra

Food and cuisine:  Only vegetarian food available in the city owing to its religious importance
Best time to visit: October to June
Places to visit: Brahma Sarovar, Sannihit Sarovar, Jyotisar, Shrikrishna Museum, Dharohar Museum, Bhadrakali Temple, Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre, Crocodile Breeding Centre,  Kalpana Chawla Planetarium
Our pick:  Visit the Brahma Sarovar and Sannihit Sarovar, Kalpana Chawla Planetarium, made in the memory of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman to go to space in the year 1997.

Bharatpur

Distance: 180 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Bharatpur is renowned across the world for its World Heritage Site, Keoladeo National Park which is a must visit for weekend getaways from Delhi. The Bird Sanctuary situated is home to some of rarest species of birds. You can find about 200 different species of amphibians and 300 kinds of flora at the National Park. Bharatpur also has a lot of beautiful temples and forts with marvelous architecture.

weekend getaways from Delhi Bharatpur

Food and cuisine: Taste the delicious Rajasthani thali and tandoori cuisine in the numerous eateries and restaurants dotted across the cities
Best time to visit: November to February
What’s in store: Visit the  Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Ganga Mandir, Lakshman Mandir, Lohagarh Fort, Band Baretha
Our pick: Tour to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park which can be booked on www.xoxoday.com

Agra

Distance: 206 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Home to the wondrous Taj Mahal, Agra is one of the classic weekend getaways from Delhi. Situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is as majestic as can get. Agra also has other attractions like Forts and Tombs of great rulers that you can visit. A trip to Agra will leave you gaping at the magnificent art and architecture of the Mughal era.

weekend getaways from Delhi Agra

Food and cuisine: Rich Indian cuisine carrying the true flavor of the Mughal era
Best time to visit: October to March
What’s in store: visiting the famous forts and tombs dotted across the city, for example, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri so on and so forth
Our pick: We would strongly recommend a tour around the alluring Taj Mahal and also the other tombs and forts across the different parts of the city. You can book a tour around Agra on https://www.xoxoday.com/

Rishikesh

Distance: 242 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh, the adventure capital of India is a box full of thrilling, off-the-edge surprises waiting to be discovered. This is where spirituality meets adventure. Rishikesh is also home to the Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Ashram which is also known after the popular band, Beatles Ashram.

weekend getaways from Delhi Rishikesh

Best time to visit: Throughout the year
What’s in store: Visit the Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Rajaji National Park, Beatles Ashram. Also, don’t miss out on the zip lining and river rafting activities at the different Shivpuri River Rafting Point and Rishikesh Ganga River Rafting
Our pick: Adventure activities which include river rafting, zip-lining should top your to-do list when in Rishikesh. You could also choose to go on a rejuvenating Yoga retreat when in Rishikesh. Go to www.xoxoday.com and book the activity of your choice.

Chandigarh

Distance: 245 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Known to be India’s cleanest city, Chandigarh is also famous as India’s first planned city. A list of good weekend getaways from Delhi is incomplete without mentioning the gorgeous Chandigarh. Visited mostly for its architectural and scenic beauty, Chandigarh is a perfect getaway if you want to escape the metropolitan life. This city is also popular for the safety standards it has for its women.

weekend getaways from Delhi Chandigarh

Food and cuisine: The city is home to typical mouth-watering  Punjabi and Haryanavi cuisines. Lachha Parathas, Butter Chicken, Amritsari Kulcha, Roh Di Kheer, Jalebi, Baalushahi are some of the must-haves when in Chandigarh
Best time to visit: August to March
What’s in store: Visit the Sudhna Lake, Rose Garden, Rock Garden and Botanical Garden. Being the capital of two states, there are a plethora of options for the places to visit
Our pick: Visit the Rock Garden and the Botanical Garden.

Nahan

Distance: 249 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Nahan is a small town situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh at the top of a hill in the Shivalik hills. The town is perfect for a romantic getaway that lies in the scenic midst of the Himalayas and is secluded from the hustle of the city.

weekend getaways from Delhi Nahan

Best time to visit: April to September
What’s in store: Visit the  Renuka Lake, Churdhar Peak. Fishing, Trekking, and Rock Climbing
Our pick: Fishing by the Pakka Talab

Sattal

Distance: 272 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Sattal which translates to seven lakes in Hindi is a place that carries the charm and beauty of a hill station with migratory birds flocking up in the lakes every season and making it a view to die for. Located at an elevation of about 1370 m in the Kumaon region, the main attraction of this city is its interconnected lakes.

weekend getaways from Delhi Sattal

Best time to visit: April- June, September to December
What’s in store: Trekking, boating, fishing, kayaking, bird-watching and a visit to the Butterfly Museum
Our pick: Visit the Butterfly Museum

Mussoorie

Distance: 280 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
If you are looking for a relaxed yet fun getaway on a hill station, Mussoorie is the answer to all your questions. Spend the day trying your hand at adventure sports and visit the picturesque locations enjoying sightseeing among the hills. This popular British-era getaway is known for its picturesque beauty and colonial architecture.

weekend getaways from Delhi Mussoorie

Food and cuisine: Eateries and restaurants lined along the Mall road are the best places to satisfy the foodie in you with food served across different cuisines
Best time to visit: September to June
What’s in store: Try your hand at adventure sports like sky bridge adventure, treks and nature visits. Visit the Kempty Falls, the famous Mall Road, the Cloud’s End
Our pick: Adventurous and fun activities ranging from hot air ballooning to zip lining to the adventurous treks in Mussoorie can be booked on www.xoxoday.com

Kasauli

Distance: 289 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Kasauli, the birthplace of the renowned author Ruskin Bond is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Even in his writings, Ruskin Bond has beautifully described his hometown where he lived with his grandmother. A small town full of lush greenery and serene environment, Kasauli is a great getaway from the busy life of the city.

weekend getaways from Delhi Kasauli

Food and cuisine: Appreciate the delectable traditional dishes of Himachal like Sidus, Kadhi, Poppy seeds Halwa and Maadra
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
What’s in store: Trekking to the highest peak of Kasauli, the Monkey Point. Enjoying the surreal beauty of the Sunset Point and the Lover’s Lane,  enjoying the Timber Trail and shopping at Mall Road
Our pick: Trekking to the highest peak of Kasauli

Amritsar

Distance: 300 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Amritsar, the land of the Golden Temple, is one of the most beautiful cities in India. The pristine and calm environment in this place attracts thousands of tourists all round the year. Amritsar is a famous destination for people who are looking for a more spiritual experience.

weekend getaways from Delhi Amritsar

Best time to visit: October – March
What’s in store: Visit the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Guru ke Mahal and shopping at Hell Bazaar
Our pick: Visit the Golden Temple

Nainital

Distance: 301 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
If your idea of a perfect getaway is escaping to the mountains, to enjoy the beauty of nature while sipping a hot cup of chai, then Nainital is a must visit. Nainital is a beautiful hill station and is popular with its beautiful temples and lakes. This quaint getaway is also a honeymooners paradise.

weekend getaways from Delhi Nainital

Food and cuisine: Traditional Kumaon food such as Chudkani, Bhattiyas, Guatras and Mattha
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
What’s in store: Visit the famous Naini Lake and Nainital Zoo. Indulge in adventure sports like paragliding.
Our pick: Don’t miss your chance at paragliding in the hills during your stay in Nainital. Book a paragliding experience for yourself on www.xoxoday.com

Bhimtal

Distance: 313 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Bhimtal is located in the hills of Uttarakhand and is the abode to the serene and pristine Bhimtal Lake. A great weekend getaway if you want to truly bask in the goodness and serenity of nature.

weekend getaways from Delhi Bhimtal

Best time to visit: March to June, September to December
What’s in store: Visit the divine Bhimtal Lake, Victoria Dam, Mahadeshwara Temple, Folk Culture Museum
Our pick: Visit the mesmerizing Bhimtal Lake which unfurls the beauty of nature vividly.

Shimla

Distance: 344 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Shimla is the capital city and one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. The gorgeous colonial British architecture makes this city one of the most gorgeous weekend getaways from Delhi.

weekend getaways from Delhi Shimla

Food and Cuisine: Huge variety of cuisines offered across the restaurants across Shimla. The authentic Himachal cuisine includes an array of the most delectable, mouth-watering dishes like Sepu badi Madra, Siddus, Channa Madra and Chicken Anardana
Best time to visit: October- June
What’s in store: Sightseeing and shopping at Mall Road, sightseeing at Ridge, Visiting the Himachal State Museum, camping at Chail, Trekking at Chur Dhar
Our pick: Trekking activities in Shimla are a lot of fun and can be booked on www.xoxoday.com

Tehri Garhwal

Distance: 360 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Tehri Garhwal is one of the most ideal weekend getaways from Delhi if you plan on taking on a spiritual journey to the Himalayas. This place is immensely beautiful and is just the right place if you are on the lookout for peace of mind.

weekend getaways from Delhi Tehri Garhwal

Best time to visit: Throughout the year
What’s in store: Sightseeing, Visiting the popular tourist attraction, the Tehri Dam
Our pick: Visit the Tehri Dam

Ranikhet

Distance: 356 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Ranikhet is a one-stop tourist destination for all the nature lovers. Situated at an elevation of 1892 meters, Ranikhet is a great place to visit if you want to witness and admire the beauty of the Himalayas. Don’t forget this one when you pick out a destination among the many weekend getaways from Delhi.

weekend getaways from Delhi Ranikhet

Food and cuisine: Relish the local cuisine of Ranikhet. Taste the Bhaang ki khatai, Mixed dal ka salad and Sisunak Saag
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
What’s in store: Predominantly sightseeing across different locations in the town and sports and adventure activities
Our pick: Visit the Rani Jheel, Golfing.

Almora

Distance: 363 Km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Almora is a city which is situated in the hills and boasts of the greatness of the Himalayas. Located in Uttarakhand, Almora is a collection of breath-taking mesmerizing sights. One can just not miss out on this one if a hill station visit is on the to-visit list.

weekend getaways from Delhi almora

Food and cuisine: Authentic Uttarakhand cuisine is served in most eateries which include Aaloo ki Gutke, Kappa, Aaloo Dal Pakora. The traditional sweets like Bal Mithai, Singauri, and Choklate
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
What’s in store:  Visit Jageshwar, Kasar Devi Temple, Kasar Devi, Zero Point, Bright End Corner, Deer Park
Our pick: Zero Point, situated at a height, where one can stand and overlook the hills and the valleys. Bright End Corner for a gorgeous sunrise and sunset.

Kullu

Distance: 498 km
Ten-Second Takeaway:
Kullu is one of the first places that comes to one’s mind when you think of heading to one of the many weekend getaways from Delhi. It is one of the most renowned and beautiful tourist attractions in India and is always brimming with tourists from all over the world. One can look forward to the various adventure activities like trekking, mountaineering, rafting at this alluring hill station.

weekend getaways from Delhi Kullu

Food and Cuisine: Do try out the Bhature, Patrodu, Vada, Sattu, Kodra Roti, Jatu (Red rice)
Best time to visit: October to June
What’s in store: Sightseeing and adventure sports
Our pick: Adventure sports which include rafting and trekking.

Don’t keep waiting, just pack your bags and set out on the journey to one of these weekend getaways from Delhi. Book some of the finest hotels and make memories for a lifetime.

If you do not wish to head out on a getaway during the weekend, then Delhi also has scores of things that you can do over a short or long weekend. Delhi is also a very romantic city and there are many things you can do to spend some romantic time with your partner here.

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