5 Weekend Getaways around Delhi. Places to visit around Delhi on a weekend.
Here’s our list of 5 best weekend getaways around Delhi. Staying in the Capital can be a hectic life devoid of peaceful time or a brief escape from the everyday lifestyle. You often think that the city is sucking you dry with its pollution, ever-increasing traffic, work & the extreme & unpredictable weather. What is most needed is a long weekend & a plan to keep you from going insane. If you think a weekend is not enough to completely rejuvenate, here is a list of places near Delhi that will surely give you a tranquil escape from the city.
Camp Dhauj, Haryana 35 Km
Just about 35 Kms from the heart of Delhi, Camp Dhauj is located near the Delhi – Haryana border, close to Faridabad. Driving down to the location takes about 1 hour 45 minutes from Connaught place. Situated in the Aravali Hills, the place offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. Whether you seek adventure or peace, the place has both to offer.
The place is a perfect get-away for bird photography. One can spot over 70 kinds of bird species in the area. There are activities like rappelling, zorbing, hiking, river crossing & rock climbing to name a few.
Damdama Lake, Haryana 50 Km
Damdama Lake is about 50 Kms from the heart of Delhi. It is located a few kilometers off the Delhi – Sohna highway. The lake itself has nice picnic spots around it. In recent times, the place has become a hub for adventure camps & resorts. Aloof from the city, it’s a great place to spend some quality time with friends or family. Adventure camps offer a variety of activities such as still water rafting, boating & camping. There are options of nice hotels too around the area for those who prefer luxury over adventure.
Hill Fort, Kesroli & the Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan 150 Km
Located in Alwar, Rajasthan, these majestic forts offer more than just a nice view. Both the forts are heritage hotels with all modern day amenities. The Palace fort has swimming pools, a gym & a spa to help you detox & relax. You can explore the local handicrafts in the town which is built around the fort.
Mathura & Vrindawan, Uttar Pradesh 150 Km
The abode of Lord Krishna, Mathura & Vrindawan spew vibrance & color all year round. During Holi, being in Mathura is no less than magical. If you visit these cities during Holi you will surely witness a spectacle full of color.
You can visit a number of temples of Lord Krishna in the two cities. Dwarkadheesh is one of the main attractions in Mathura where hordes of devotees visit every day.
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan 250 Km
Infamous as a haunted fort, the Bhangarh fort is located at the border of the Sariska wildlife reserve. This place is the right getaway for those who like to get their adrenaline doze out of fear. Backed by several stories & instances of paranormal activities, entry into the premises after dusk & before dawn is strictly prohibited.
The fort becomes a resting place for forest animals after dusk. It is said that if you stay in the vicinity of the fort, you can hear the sounds of animals getting worked up at night, as though there is some kind of a presence there that is bothering them.
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