7 Offbeat Two Day Trips Near Delhi, Best Attractions And Hotels Included
Delhi, owing to its proximity to the Himalayas and the fact that it’s one of the oldest inhabited cities of India, has a plethora of options for weekend getaways.
But, with the increased commercialisation of the popular destinations and traffic on nearby highways, the ideal weekend getaway options for a Delhiite are limited.
So, we compiled a list of 7 weekend getaways within 300 km of Delhi that are relatively less crowded:
1. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand – 253.7 km via NH 58 and NH 119
Lansdowne is a peaceful and less crowded hill station located at an altitude of 1700 m in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
Enveloped by the beautiful pine and oak forests withal the beautiful views of the peaks, it is the ideal spot to unwind over the weekend.
Best Attractions: Tip-In-Top (Himalaya view point- sunset/rise), St. Mary’s Church, Bhulla Tal (Lake), Darbhan Singh Regimental Museum (Garhwal Rifles)
Best time to visit: March – June, October – November
2. Nahan, HP – 267.2 km via NH 1
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Nestled in the Shiwalik hills, this small hill station is surrounded by mountains and lush green forests. Visitors can enjoy boat rides and numerous forest walks here.
Best Attractions: Renuka Lake, Renuka Wildlife Park, Suketi Fossil Park, Rani Tal
Best time to visit: November – March
3. Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand – 304.2 km via NH 24
Before you decide to visit Nainital again, try Naukuchiatal, a less explored and rejuvenating hill station that offers activities such as Kayaking and boating at the Naukuchiatal Lake.
The lake is said to have nine corners as suggested by its name, Naukuchiatal or ‘Lake of Nine Corners’.
Best Attractions: Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, Hanuman Temple
Best time to visit: February – June, September – November
4. Kanjogodi, Sirmaur, HP – 275 km via NH22
Kanjogodi is a small village in the Sirmour district on the Nahan-Shimla highway.
Although it is too small to be called a hill station, it does provide a lush green pine forest area with cozy campsites and several trekking trails.
Best Attractions: Trekking, Adventure activities
Best time to visit: March – October
5. Mandawa, Rajasthan – 267.0 km via NH8
Located in the Jhunjhunu district, Mandawa is a historic city famous for its Hawelis, the Mandawa Fort and the beautiful wall paintings.
A stay at one of the heritage hotels will take you close to the rich history of the frescoes and the merchants.
Best Attractions: Fort of Mandawa, Murmuria Haveli, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
Best time to visit: October – March
6. Bharatpur, Rajasthan – 198 km via Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expy
One of the most famous bird sanctuaries in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is located in this historic city.
The sanctuary is a bird watcher’s paradise as it’s a habitat for close to 360 rare bird species including the Migratory ‘Siberian crane’.
Another attraction is the Lohagarh Fort built by the Jat rulers of Bharatpur.
Best Attractions: Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary), Lohagarh Fort
Best Time to Visit: October to March
7. Neemrana, Rajasthan – 119 km via NH8
A small town that was once the capital of the Rajput rulers, Neemrana is just a two-hour drive from the capital.
The Neemrana Fort, built by the Rajputs is the highlight of this town and is now operated as a heritage hotel that provides beautiful panoramic views.
Best Attractions: Neemrana Fort, Baba Khetanath Ashram Garden
Best time to visit: September to March
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