Weekend Trips from Delhi Within 200 kms

We often find ourselves waiting for the next weekend, as soon as ‘Smonday’ symptoms start showing! In case you are wondering, let me enlighten you on Smonday it is a universal phenomenon for that moment when Sunday stops feeling like a Sunday and the anxiety of Monday kicks in! It happens to all of us and within no time we find ourselves already planning the next weekend. Now living in Delhi, it is natural to crib about the dearth of good places inside Delhi, thus looking for options outside. Besides, it is always a good idea to get out of the city frenzy for that much needed breather! Fret not, listed below are weekend trips from Delhi within 200 kilometers of the Delhi radius, which means no excess-traveling!

1. Neemrana Fort

 

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What could be a better way to spend a weekend, with a quick getaway to this 15th century fort-palace?! The Neemrana is a favorite of many Delhiites.  Located on the 6-lane Delhi-Jaipur National Highway 8 this place offers a magical weekend getaway, complete with good food and royal accommodations. The Neemrana is positioned on a hill, with seven palace wings built over 14 layers of the hill! Hanging gardens, two infinity pools, an Ayurvedic spa, and India’s first zip-line is what you can look forward to! Now there possibly couldn’t be a better way to spoil yourselves royally!
 
Distance from Delhi: 117 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: June to February
 
What to see and do: 
  • Indulge at the Ayurvedic spa
  • Chill in the infinity pool
  • Take a camel ride
  • Go zipping
  • Vintage car rides are available too

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2. Bharatpur, 198 kilometers

  

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The UNESCO listed Keoladeo Ghana National Park, that is home to hundreds of species of birds, was previously known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Naturally making it a favorite for nature lovers. This quaint town was created by a Maharaja, and was once a duck-hunting ground for the Royals of the State. Having a long and glorious history, the town also houses some of the finest temples and majestic forts, that you can explore on your weekend trip. An alternate renowned fascination of Bharatpur is the Deeg Palace known for its acclaimed water castles, enclosures and wellsprings.
 
Distance from Delhi: 198 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: October to June
 
What to see and do: 
  • Take a cycle ride to enjoy verdant trails 
  • Check in at a resort near the national park for a better wildlife experience.
  • Visit the temple nearby to spot rare turtles
  • Explore the majestic forts and temples

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3. Vrindavan and Mathura

  

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If you seek spirituality, or even otherwise, a weekend trip to Vrindavan and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh will certainly soothe you. Along with its beautiful temples and holy culture, the beauty of Mathura actually lies in its inter-twined history with the mythology of Lord Krishna that still influences these places even today. A relaxing evening by the ghat is perhaps all that you need to start afresh! The name Vrindavan, itself evokes the playfulness and lovable characteristics of Lord Krishna and it is in these woods that he frolicked with the gopis and tenderly wooed Radha! Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, lies at 15 kilometers from Vrindavan.  
If you happen to visit around Holi, it couldn’t get better that to celebrate holi where it originated! The tradition evolved with Lord Krishna’s myriad trails, which today is celebrated all over the world.
 
Distance from Delhi: 147 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: October to June
 
What to see and do:
  • Definitely visit the beautiful temples
  • Play holi, if you happen to visit around holi
  • Indulge in scrumptious food
  • Enlighten yourselves with mythology 

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4. Alwar 

  

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The Gateway to Rajasthan, Alwar is a small charming town and home to splendid monuments and buildings, that stand testimony to a rich and splendid past. Located in a picturesque valley, gorgeous lakes add to the ambiance of this alluring town. Surprise yourselves, as you spot a fort or a palace at almost every turning in the town, justifying its being as an architectural wonder! In addition, the presence of several wildlife sanctuaries, hunting lodges and important historical sites make it an ideal weekend tour, abuzz with many activities one can undertake here.
 
Distance from Delhi: 165 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: January to December
 
What to see and do:
  • Walk around the town
  • Explore the forts and places
  • Discover the wildlife sanctuaries

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5. Mud Fort Resort, Kuchesar 

  

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Once a small princely state during the British rule, the Kuchesar village in the Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh state is absolute serenity with its calm surroundings making it the perfect weekend break from Delhi. With a rich history under its Jat rulers, Kuchesar can be a delightful escapade. The Mud Fort Resort is a heritage hotel and a prime attraction. A luxurious stay here can be historically charming for you and your loved ones. 
 
Distance from Delhi: 103 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: October to February
 
What to see and do:
  • Nature walks 
  • Bullock cart rides
  • Horse-riding
  • A visit to the Village 

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6. Kesroli 

  

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Positioned atop the rare and dark hornstone breccia rocks, Kesroli is a famous village, located around 12 kilometers from Alwar district of Rajasthan. The Kesroli Fort, situated in the middle of the village is a main attraction for visitors here. Believed to be built by the Yaduvanshi Rajputs, this 14th century fort stands tall at 200 feet! One of the oldest heritage sites in Rajasthan, this is an ideal place even for zoologists and amateur ornithologists who want to discover the wildlife of India!
 
Distance from Delhi: 158 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: October to February
 
What to see and do:
  • Visit the Sariska Tiger Reserve
  • Explore the Siliserh Lake Palace  
  • Reconnoiter the museums

Also Read: Top 7 Hill Stations Near Delhi

7. Unchagaon

  

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Delhi and areas around it, do have a rich royal history, thus it’s no surprise that many getaways around Delhi are ancestral properties of these Royals.  The Unchagaon Fort is yet another heritage property, situated at an hour’s drive from Garhmukteshwar. This splendid property is presently managed by Raja Surendra Pal Singh on its inheritance in the year 1927, when he was only 10 years old! Offering an amazing blend of impeccable hospitality services coupled with contemporary facilities, the Unchagaon Fort lies 40 km off the Delhi-Moradabad Highway. Garhmukteshwar too can be visited for beautiful temples.
 
Distance from Delhi: 101 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: October to May
 
What to see and do:
  • The Unchagaon Fort has facilities for bullock-cart, horse riding, farm and orchards visiting
  • Temples at Garhmukteshwar
  • Dolphin viewing at a Ganges point, ten kilometers away from Brij Ghat

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8. Dhauj

  

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A camp amidst wilderness can be a unique experience over the weekend. Located in the Aravalli Hills, near Faridabad, Dhauj has remarkable camping facilities and a number of activities to undertake. Offering an exclusive combination of the rural farm life along with a wild ambiance adventure, camping at Dhauj can be a memorable weekend trip from Delhi. Eco-lodges and tents amplify this camping experience on area of 12 acres.  
 
Distance from Delhi: 59 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: September to February
 
What to see and do:
  • Rock Climbing 
  • Rappelling 
  • Flying fox 
  • River crossing 
  • Cliff jump
  • Trails in the private forest

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9. Sohna

 

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Set at the foothills of the Aravalli Mountains, Sohna is a rejunevating lush green town in Haryana. Popular for its medicinal water springs and lakes, people also come here to visit an ancient Lord Shiva temple. Thus there are tourists here that flock Sohna, throughout the year. Sohna is a delight to watch as the night falls. Located on the Gurgaon-Alwar highway, this town derives its name from ‘Sona’, meaning gold, given the gold dust that covers this area.

Distance from Delhi: 64 kilometers
 
Best time to visit: January to December
 
What to see and do:
  • Vintage car rally in February
  • A dip in the hot water springs
  • Explore the various temples around
  • Occasional fairs and festivals 

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Now with this list, you know where to head this coming next weekend. Get planning!
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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