Weekend Getaways from Delhi

 



Delhi, the capital city, is the heart of India and from here, you can design number of escapes that can make your weekend memorable. We have enlisted top weekend gateways from Delhi city where you can invest your energy and time.

 

Agra:

Agra lies 100 km south of Delhi and is situated on the bank of the river Yamuna. Raja Badal Singh established the city of Agra in the year 1745. The unceasing landmark of adoration Taj Mahal is the most visited travel attraction in Agra.  Agra Fort is yet another exceptional work of art in Agra, built by the emperor Ashoka in 1565. As a traveller, you can also visit other famous tracel attractions of the Agra which includes the Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Ram Bagh, Jahangir Tomb, Chisti's Tomb and Palace of Jodha Bai. A visit will never be finished without looking for the smaller than usual copies of Taj Mahal and the paethas, a notable delicacy of Agra.

 

Places to Stay in Agra

·         ITC Hotel

·         Hotel Taj Vilas

 

Buy Petha’s from

·         Panchi Store

 

How to travel to Agra from Delhi?

Ø  By Train: It will take around approx. 1: 50 minutes to reach Agra via train. There are around 15 trains available from New Delhi to Agra. Approximate Distance travelled by train is 188 Km. Fastest Train to board from New Delhi to Agra is MAS NDLS EXP(02433).

Ø  By Bus: Another way of travelling is by bus. You can book your bus tickets from here.

Ø  By Cab:   You can reach Agra through Cab too. Here is the list of agencies with approximate cost. Though I will request you to research more and try local cabs.

Ø  Personal Car: This is the best way of travelling at your own expense and time.

 

 

Jaipur

Established by Raja Sawai Singh II in 1727, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It is also known as the imperial city of Rajas and Maharajas. There are innumerable heritage pieces to explore in Jaipur, namely, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort, Birla Temple, Central Museum and Chowki Dhani.  Those who love to shop, will be amazed by the intriguing markets of Jaipur. Bapu bazaar, Zohri Bazaar, Shilp Gram are the acclaimed marker spot to look for silver jewellery, jutis, and different traditional art works. The city is at a distance of 269 kms from Delhi.

Places to Eat on Delhi- Jaipur Road

  • Rao Dhaba .
  • Haldiram’s at Rewari, Haryana
  • Just Desi, Kotputili Rajasthan

 

 

Places to Stay in Jaipur

·         ITC Hotel, Jaipur

·         Welcome Heritage

 

Best Restaurants in Jaipur

·         Kalyan Rooftop And Indoor Restaurant

·         Peacock Roof Top Restaurant

 

 

How to travel to Jaipur from Delhi?

Ø  By Train:

You can book your train tickets to Jaipur as there are around 25 trains available, of which 6 trains run on daily basis. The fastest train is SWARNA J RAJ EX (12957). The total train time is approximately 5 to 7 hrs.

Ø  By Bus:

Another way of travelling from New Delhi to Jaipur is via a Bus. You can select non-AC, sleeper, seater and semi-seater buses. The total duration of the trip is around 5-7 hours depending on the bus operator. The distance from Delhi to Jaipur is around 270 km.

Ø  By Flight: You can book direct flights available at regular intervals throughout the day.

Ø  By Car/Cab: Take the best road trip with either your personal car or cab.

 

 

 

 

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

 

Just 46 km away from Delhi, in Gurugram Haryana, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is yet another charming weekend gateway from Delhi. Founded by the famous Ornithologist Peter Jackson, the bird sanctuary was opened in 1972 and spreads over an area of 44.5-hectare area.  

 

You will be able to watch 250 species of birds especially during September- March.

 

The bird sanctuary is home of darters, egrets , gadwell and geese dominate. Teals, kingfishers, lapwings, sandpipers demoiselle cranes and many water birds. The sanctuary remains open 7:00 AM-4:30PM. It remains closed on Tuesday. There is a minimal entry fee and video camera has extra charges.

 

Best Places to Stay in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

 

·         Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary Tourist Complex Guest House

·         Aapno Ghar Resort

 

 

Best Restaurants Near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

 

·         Kitchen District – 11 Km Away

·         Khan Paan – 11 Km Away

 

How to travel to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary from Delhi?

Ø  By Road

As it is so close to Delhi, you can either travel via State-Own Bus Service or hire a cab as buses are generally crowded.

 

 

 

Mathura

 

The sacred city of Mathura is the sparkling weekend getaway from Delhi which stuns the eye of the sightseers with its magnificent temples. The city of Mathura is located in Uttar Pradesh and is the birthplace of Shree Lord Krishna and is holy among the Hindus. The most renowned temples in the city of Mathura are Radharamana Temple, Bake Bihari Temple, Jugal Kishor Temple, Pagal Baba Temple, Kesi Ghata, Rangji Temple, Gita Mandir and Dwarkadish Temple. Mathura is among the seven sacred cities in India.

 

 

Best Places to Eat from Delhi to Mathura

 

Haldiram ( Mathura Road )

Country Inn- Big Munch – Mathura

 

Best Places to Stay in Mathura

 

·         Brijwasi Land Inn

·         Divinity By Audora Hotels

 

 

 

How to Travel From Delhi To Mathura

 

Ø  By Train

You can easily reach Mathura By Train. Here is the list of trains that you can catch.

 

Ø  By Cab /Personal Cab:

The total distance between Delhi to Mathura is 183 Kms and can be easily covered in approximate 3 hrs. Here is the list of cab agencies. Will recommend to negotiate on cost.

 

Getmecab.com

Bharattaxi.com

 

 

Chandigarh

 

Chandigarh is the most well-known trip site from Delh and is located at the foothills of Shivalik Hills.  Not only it is the Capital city of both Punjab and Haryana, it is also among the seven union territories of India. Designed by the French Architect Le Corbusir, it is the first planned modern city of India. The name of the city is drawn from Goddess Chandika.

 

Chandigarh is famous for its Rock Garden spanning over an area of 64 acres of land near the capital complex. Other attractions are the famous Suhana Lake and Rose garden, supposedly the largest in Asia.

 

Some of the nearby travel attractions of Chandigarh are-  Yadavindra Gardens, Bhima Devi Temple, Bhakra Nangal Dam, Kasauli, and Morni Hills.

 

 

Best Places to Eat from Delhi to Chandigarh Highway

 

Ø  Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba, Murthal

Ø  Haveli, Karnal

Ø  Neelkanth Star Dhaba, Karnal

Ø  Puran Singh ka Mashoor Vishal Dhaba, Ambala

Ø  Sethi da Dhaba, Zirakpur.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Chandigarh

 

Ø  The Lalit Chandigarh

Ø  Red Fox, Chandigarh

 

 

 

How to reach Chandigarh from Delhi

 

By Train: The easiest way to reach Chandigarh is via a train and is cheap too. As per my knowledge there are 2 direct train(s) from New Delhi to Chandigarh, namely, 02925, 02057, It will take minimum of 4h 12m to reach Chandigarh.

 

By Flight: Another and the fastest way to Chandigarh is via flight that takes 1h 0m.

 

 

Rishikesh

 

Rishikesh is a pilgrimage city in Uttrakhand in India. The city is known for its Yoga, Meditation and River Ganges. As the Ganges flows silently on its banks, the city treasures the relics of Hinduisms. Rishikesh is surrounded by hills on three sides, and is approximately 20 kms away from Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh stimulates those looking for knowledge and harmony with its various temples, ashrams, and tranquil environment. It is one of the popular weekend gateways from Delhi. Best time to plan your trip to Rishikesh is from September to June.

 

Some of the famous travel attractions of Rishikesh are Laxman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, The Beatles Ashram, Triveni Ghat etc.

 

Best Places to Eat from Delhi to Rishikesh Highway

 

·         Namaste Midway

·         Cheetal Grand

·         Jain Shikaji

·         Jhilmil Dhaba

·         Shiv Dhaba

·         Panditji ka Dhaba

·         Kitchen Square

 

 

 

 

 

Places to Stay in Rishikesh

·         Veda5 Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat  ( Luxury Resort)

·         Aloha on The Ganges   ( Luxury Resort)

·         Divine Resort  ( Luxury Resort)

·         Check out Economical Resorts here

 

Best Restaurant to Eat in Rishikesh

·         JAL & JALEBI

·         Cafe Amrit Ganga

·         Ira's kitchen & Tea Room

 

 

How to Reach Rishikesh

 

By Train : Follow this

By Taxi: You can get a pre-paid taxi right at the Delhi, but it would be quite an expensive affair. By road, it will take you about 7-8 hours to get to Rishikesh.

By Flight: The nearest airport Jolly Grant is in Dehradun, 34 Kms away from Rishikesh. From here you can either take a bus and a cab.

 

 

Haridwar

Situated in the northern state of Uttrakhand, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places in India. Located on the banks of river Ganga, the city is home to innumerable temples and ashrams. On your visit, you can witness the famous Ganges Aarti of Haridwar held every evening. Away from the hustle & bustle of the city, Haridwar offers tranquil environment to rejoice.

 

Some of the famous tourist attractions in Haridwar are Har Ki Pauri, Chanda Devi Temple, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mansa Devi Temple etc.

 

 

Best Places to Eat from Delhi to Haridwar Highway

 

·         Jhilmil Dhaba

·         Cheetal Grand

·         Fortune Grand

·         Namaste Midway

 

 

 

 

 

Places to Stay in Haridwar

·         The Haveli Hari Ganga

·         Hotel The Grand Basant

·         Radisson Blu Hotel Haridwar

·         Ganga Sadan

·         Ganges Rivera

 

 

 

Best Restaurant to Eat in Haridwar

 

·         Chotiwala Restaurant In Haridwar

·         Hotel Raghuwanshi Gujarati Bhojnalay

·         Dada Boudir Hotel

·         Sardarji Restaurant

·         Pandit Ji Poori Wale

·         Hoshiyarpuri

·         Mohan Ji Poori Wale

·         Ganga Lahari Restaurant

·         Next 2

·         Ksheer Sagar

·         Big Ben Restaurant

·         Invitation Restaurant

·         Captain’s Cavalry Restrobar

 

 

How to Reach Haridwar from Delhi

 

By Road :  You can reach Haridwar via  National Highway no. 45. The road connecting Haridwar to Delhi ensures an extremely comfortable travel.

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