Every person has the legal right to be free of boredom.. The weekly client visits, goals, and statistical presentations will undoubtedly mentally and physically exhaust you. In such cases, taking a short trip away from the stresses of everyday life is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Now, it appears that this is a never-ending plan because we either can’t take days off from work or keep thinking about a less-crowded destination. I can’t help you with the first one, but I have compiled a list of 5 lesser-known weekend getaways near Delhi for the time being.
Sariska Tiger Reserve (195 km from Delhi)
The Aravalli Hills’ Sariska Tiger Reserve enchants visitors with its rocky landscapes, dry deciduous forests, and, of course, rich fauna. This 866 square km area is home to Royal Bengal tigers, leopards, Indian jackals, chinkara, langurs, and sambar deer, addition to Royal Bengal tigers.
Sariska is only 37 kilometres from Alwar Railway Station, where trains from Delhi run frequently. However, because it is easily accessible via NH 8, we recommend hiring a cab/taxi for the 5-hour journey.
Although the Sariska Tiger Reserve is open from October 1st to June 30th, it is best to visit between October and March to avoid the scorching heat.
Expenditure per person: ₹4,000 to ₹5,000 (including safari charges)
Bharatpur (220 km from Delhi )
The historical city of Bharatpur was once a heavily fortified city founded in the 1700s by Maharaja Suraj Mal. It is a popular tourist destination known as the “Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan.” The presence of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary draws visitors to the area.
Bharatpur is located near the Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh border. To get to Bharatpur, take the Yamuna Expressway for about 4 hours.
Best Time to Visit: October to February are ideal months to see the migratory birds that flock to this area.
Expenses range from ₹2,000 to ₹5,000 per person.
Parwanoo (265 km away from Delhi )
Parwanoo, a lesser-known Himachal town, is an excellent weekend escape from Delhi. Everything about this charming hill station is appealing, from its pine-forested hills and fruit orchards to the Timber Trail cable car ride.
How to Get There: Parwanoo is 35 kilometres from Chandigarh and takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Delhi. Kalka is the nearest railway station to this hill town.
From March through October is the greatest time to visit.
Expenditure per person: & 5,000 to ₹6,000
Pangot (310 km away from Delhi )
A picturesque hamlet known for up to 580 avian species is a birder’s an ornithologist’s dream. This little paradise tucked away in Uttarakhand’s picturesque Kumaon region, is one of the most underrated hill stations in North India, but it is well worth a visit. Those looking for a challenge can set out on a trek from Pangot to Naina Peak or China Peak.
Pangot is only 17 kilometres from Nainital and approximately an eight-hour drive from Delhi via NH 9. The nearest railway station to the hill station is Kathgodam (52 kilometres).
The best months to visit are March-June and September-November.
Expenditure per person: ₹5,000 to ₹6,000
Alwar (164 km from Delhi)
This is one of Rajasthan’s oldest cities, with many breathtaking palaces, forts, and ruins that transport you back to the time of the mighty kings. Alwar is one of the more tranquil locations near Delhi that you can visit. Visit the infamous Bhangarh Fort, which is said to be one of India’s most haunted places, on the outskirts of Alwar.
To get there, take the NH 48 from Delhi to Alwar. The journey takes approximately 3-4 hours.
From November through February is the greatest time to visit.
Expenses range from ₹3,000 to ₹5,000 per person.
Bonus – (Within 100 km from Delhi)
Manesar (Only 56 km)
Manesar, once an unknown quiet village, is now a thriving business centre that has grown dramatically over the last three decades. This area is well-known for its rustic charm, relative calm, and luxurious and entertaining resorts. Despite its status as a business centre, the areas in and around Manesar are peaceful and scenic, making it a popular weekend getaway for Delhi residents.
Manesar is approximately 1.5 hours by road from Delhi via NH 48.
Best Time to Visit: November to February, as excursions here, are too hot in the summer.
Expenses range from ₹3,000 to ₹5,000 per person.
Sohna (Only 63 km)
This charming Haryana city is a popular day trip for Delhi residents looking for a nearby tourist attraction. The region is well-known for its serene lakes, hot springs, and fort ruins. Damdama Lake and Sohna Lake are excellent places to unwind and relax while surrounded by natural beauty.
How to Get There: The Gurgaon-Alwar Highway takes about 2 hours to connect Delhi and Sohna.
From September through February is the greatest time to visit.
Expenses range from ₹2000 to ₹4000 per person.