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5 Best Destinations for Weekend Getaway Near Delhi!!

There is no doubt in saying that weekends are meant for fun as you get tired and bored with your hectic 9-5 job. People wait for weekends to relax and take a break. And, who does not want to turn their regular boring weekend into a mini-vacation? We all are aware of how our cities can raise our stress levels, but blessed are we that we have enough of nearby destinations. If you want to add fun to your weekends then planning long drives away from the city is the best option as there are numerous places nearby to make your weekend getaways the best. Forget about long travelling hours and crowded destinations as we have shortlisted the best destinations near Delhi for you to escape this weekend and relax. 

1. Agra


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Home to one of the seven wonders of the world the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history. Agra is also known as the land of Taj and is a fascinating city with a rich cultural heritage. Agra is well known as ‘City of Love’ and home to the architectural masterpiece. Being one of the oldest cities it is situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is one of the best options and the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Visitors from all around the world come to visit this beautiful city and to see the magnificent Taj Mahal. So, if you are planning your weekend getaway to Agra, then do not forget to get your hands on the two specialities that are Dal Moth and Petha while shopping.

Places to Visit – A symbol of love, and as described by the Tagore “teardrop on the cheek of eternity” Taj Mahal is the most striking place of the city. Famously known as Lal Qila, Agra Fort is constructed with red sandstone and marble architecture that exudes power and grandiosity is another attractive place of the city.
On your visit to the city do not forget to experience the beauty of Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud- Daula, Dayal Bagh, Sikandra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Kinari Bazar, Wildlife SOS, and Akbar’s Mausoleum.

Distance From Delhi to Agra – 230 km Away

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2. Jim Corbett


Whether you are a nature lover or a wildlife enthusiast planning a trip to Jim Corbett National park will be a rejuvenating affair, as it is known to be among the best places in India to spot tigers and indeed exotic wildlife. Jim Corbett is also a house of variety of flora and fauna, it is also a paradise for bird-lovers. Jim Corbett is an ideal spot if you want to plan your staycation for a weekend as your wildest adventure lies very close to the Capital.


Places to Visit – A land where tigers rule, abundant in rich flora and fauna Jim Corbett National Park is a stunning place to enjoy a thrilling rendezvous with nature and wildlife.
Also visit the nearby Dhangarhi Museum, Corbett Waterfall and Garija Temple to make the most of your trip.

Distance From Delhi to Jim Corbett – 240 km Away

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3. Shimla 


Planning a short trip to the trendy hill station Shimla is not a bad idea as it is one of the most sought after tourist destinations owing to its unique colonial history, trekking opportunities, forested hills, pleasant weather, and Himalayan ranges. Shimla has everything that makes it a popular and must-visit summer retreat in Northern India. Shimla is also known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’.

Places to Visit – Situated at the centre of the town is The Shimla Ridge, this place offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks of the land. No doubt it is a beautiful place to visit when you come to Shimla.
While planning your visit to the city do not forget to add Mall Road, Christ Church, and Jakhoo Temple.

Distance From Delhi to Shimla – 342 km Away

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4. Kasauli


Founded as a colonial hill station, Kasauli is blessed with abundant lush greenery, lovely weather, and calmness. Kasauli being rich in flora and fauna is an ideal weekend destination from Delhi. Leaving behind all the hustle-bustle of city life one can enjoy the peacefulness of the superb hill station. One can even enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset from the sunset point and these are enough to rejuvenate.

Places to Visit – The most beautiful and the best place to visit in Kasauli, is none other than Gilbert Trail as it is a paradise where clouds of mist float over the path. Do not forget to visit and experience the breathtaking view from its Sunset Point as well.
Do plan a visit to Monkey Point, Mall Road, Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanakji and Baptist Church.

Distance From Delhi To Kasauli – 287 km Away

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5. Rishikesh 


Lying in the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh is the hub of temples and is a perfect place for your short peaceful and adventurous vacation. Over the years, a peaceful town has become extremely popular as the top spiritual destination in the world. You can even experience river rafting, trekking and giant wheeling here and even if you prefer seeking spirituality, then make your way to the yoga ashrams in the town. 

Distance From Delhi To Rishikesh – 239 km Away

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