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Road Trips To Take From Delhi This Weekend

No long weekend is complete without an impromptu road trip! The capital of the nation, lies at a reasonable distance from most of the touristy locations. Be it a small trip up to the mountains or a visit to the relaxing plains, Delhi is in the midst of it all!

Undoubtedly, Delhi is home to one of the best historical and culturally rich monuments. It also provides one with the most soothing road trip which one can take during a weekend. We bring to you the lists of the most exciting road trips that you can take from Delhi on a weekend. Perfect for the short duration that a weekend leaves you with!

1)Neemrana Fort Palace, the best road trip destination:

Lying on the Delhi-Jaipur highway at a distance of just 122 km from Delhi is Neemrana Fort Palace. It is believed to be the India’s oldest heritage hotel! A fort which was restored to be re-used as a hotel now attracts a huge number of crowd throughout the year. This place is famous for its exotic setting, providing the guests with the facilities of a high-end resort clubbed with its rich ancient history. One of the best road trip in winters for sure! 

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Road trip from Delhi



Once at the Neemrana Fort, one can explore a several number of things, right from a vintage car ride to being a part of ‘Zip tour’. You can also enjoy the aerial view of the fort and the Aravalis. With rooms designed on the basis of the names assigned to them, this hotel offers one with the chance of experiencing the historic richness of the country.  Take a trip to the Neemrana fort. Get ready to enjoy its rich food, serene ayurvedic spas and most importantly the charismatic look which the magnificent fort cum hotel offers.

Distance from Delhi:

122 Km approximately


Popularly known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’, Rishikesh is considered to be one of the most holy places to visit. And as per the Hindus and also known as the Yoga capital of the world. This place is perfect for all the lovers of adventure sports. Rishikesh is a must to go place if one is looking for the best rafting experiences in the country. It’s also one of the most exciting road trip from Delhi!

Read: Things To Do In Rishikesh


Road trip from Delhi

Apart from white water rafting, this place is a hub for adventure sports such as bungee jumping, kayaking, mountain biking and rappelling. Since the best season for rafting is during summers, the most appropriate time to visit Rishikesh for rafting is from March to September. Shivpuri being the most appropriate locations for the rafting camps.

It is home to the spiritual Triveni Ghat, which lets one cleanse their soul through the spiritual bathing. Rishikesh is also known for the various Ashrams, offering one with the opportunity to experience the world of meditation and spirituality. The Lakshman Jhula which connects one with the 13-story Trayambakeshwar temple is a must place to visit in Rishikesh. One can also avail the various courses in Yoga which the Ashrams offer! Other places to explore in Rishikesh include Rajaji National Park, which is known for its tiger reserve. You can also visit the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Neer Garh Fall. For all the lovers of the classic pop band Beatles, Rishikesh has the Beatles Ashram, where the band stayed during the 1960s, now attracting its fans through the art and graffiti of the band on the walls of the ashram.

Distance from Delhi:

233 Km approximately

3) Alwar:

Lying at a distance of 150 km from Delhi, it is home to the most haunted fort of India- The Bhangarh Fort. Alwar should be visited by all those who are looking for some adventure and thrill in their life.  Alwar is also known for its tourist locations such as Sariska Tiger Reserve, prominent for its Royal Bengal Tigers.

Read more about Bhangarh Fort Haunted Story here


Road trip from Delhi

You can also visit the Bala-Quila, which is also called by the name ‘The Alwar Fort. It is an alluring fort which has Indo-Islamic style of architecture. The fort has six gates in total and 15 temples along with a myriad number of beautiful buildings. Siliserh Lake Palace,a royal heritage hotel, which is currently owned by  Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. This palace lets one get enraptured through its pleasant view of the enthralling Siliserh Lake, spread over a distance of 10.5km.

Distance from Delhi:

150 Km approximately

4) Chandigarh:

Designed by the Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusie, Chandigarh, is known as one of the best planned cities of India. Famous for the quality of air, a good break from the polluted environment of Delhi. It is also called ‘City Beautiful’ because of its well preserved environment, blending urbanization. Such a great road trip destination!

Road trip from Delhi

For all the nature enthusiasts, Chandigarh offers the splendid Rose Garden. This garden is believed to have more than 800 varieties of roses. Chandigarh is known best for its Rock Garden. There are various showcases of several artistic and creative pieces made out of the urban waste here. Take a road trip here and explore away!

It also has the Butterfly Park which lets one enjoy the vivid varieties of butterflies! It is amidst a beautifully maintained garden full of flowers. Other places to go in Chandigarh include the ChattBir Zoo, home to rich wildlife and popular for its lion safari. You can als visit the Mohali Cricket Stadium, which is one of the best. It is also most frequented cricket stadiums in India. Another great place is the Cactus Garden, which provides one with the unique experience of exploring the various varieties of Cactus. You must also visit the Sukhna Lake, a lake made by man, letting one enjoy the relaxing site of the sun-set in the city.

Distance from Delhi:

260 Km approximately

All the places can be visited over a weekend, giving you the feel of a short captivating trip. With a low budget and an extremely short duration these places are perfect!

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  • Nidhi KM
    December 22, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Ya, thanks for putting this up! I loved the ideas of weekend getaways

    • VagabondStories
      December 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Hey Nidhi! Thanks for giving this a read. We LOVE road trips and getaways, it’s the easiest way to travel in an unplanned and impromptu manner. Isn’t it? 🙂