1. Agra: One of the most popular tourist spots of India known for history and heritage is Agra. Only 232 km from Delhi, Agra is the seat of Mughal historical heritage sites, the Taj Mahal being the most famous of them. Other important attractions are the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
2. Mathura: Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, is just 182 km from Delhi and is a hotspot for weekend trips. In addition to being famous for the Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, Mathura offers other tourist attractions like the Jama Masjid and Kusum Sarovar. The sarovar is a huge pond, 60 feet deep and 450 feet in length.
3. Vrindavan: A religious trip to Vrindavan would make your mind fresh and peaceful again. Only 160 km from Delhi, Vrindavan has many temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. Mathura and Vrindavan are just a few kilometers away, so visit to this twin city is a must.
4. Alwar: Whether you are here for a romantic getaway, historical exploration, or visiting wildlife, Alwar, less than 200 km from Delhi, offers all the flavours for you. In Alwar is the city of Neemrana, which is the entrance to the Sariska Tiger Reserve, Kesroli Hill Fort, Bhangarh and Silserh lake.
5. Jaipur: The pink city is 268 km from Delhi, and opens a plethora of heritage tours in the state of Rajasthan. As you explore the City Palace and Hawa Mahal around Jaipur, you can also taste Rajasthani North Indian cuisine. Jaipur is accessible from Delhi by train, bus or direct flight.
6. Nainital: If you are an adventure sports lover and love hills, then Nainital is a perfect weekend getaway. To reach Nainital from Delhi, you need to travel just 300 kms. Here, you can enjoy row boating, paddle boating in the lake, and can also rent yacht boats. This place is perfect for paragliding amidst the serene green mountain fields.
7. Amritsar: This heritage site and holy city of the Golden temple, is just 7 hrs 40 mins from Delhi by road, near the India- Pakistan Attari border. The charm of Amritsar is in the Golden temple, Indo-Pak border, the Jallianwala Bagh, Company bagh, and Fort Gobindgarh. Who can forget the famous Amritsari food.
8. Shimla: Delhi to Shimla is a very interesting and breathtaking journey over scenic, hilly roads with hairpin bends. It’s a 342 km journey, so it’s best to plan this hill outing over a weekend. The queen of the hills, Shimla is eternally beautiful, with several historic buildings from the British era.
9. Neemrana: Only 120 km from Delhi, Neemrana offers a beautiful lake for boating, a historic fort palace for the heritage tour lovers, and the mysterious village of Bhangarh. The Fort dates back to 1467 by Raj Dup Raj. Today, this fort palace is a heritage hotel. From here you can also travel 35 km further into the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
10. Bharatpur: A popular weekend getaway near Delhi, Bharatpur is just 195km from the city. A colourful bird sanctuary makes Bharatpur a bird watcher’s paradise. The sanctuary is visited by many migratory birds each year and is named a UNESCO world heritage site. Be sure to also visit the nearby heritage sites, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra.
11. Rajaji-national-park: Located 243km from Delhi, where the Himalayan and Shivalik ranges meet, this scenic national park is home to lots of birds and animals of great diversity. It’s near Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand, and is well connected to Delhi by rail and road and air.
12. Mussoorie: At 279 km from Delhi, the small hill station of Mussoorie is a nice starting point for adventurous treks and hill sighting. The cold mountain air, the trekking trail along the Camel back road, the exciting waterfalls like the Kempty falls, and the scenic Tal Tibba makes for the special ambience here.
13. Rishikesh: At the bank of the river Ganges, offering exotic scenic beauty amidst the Himalayan foothills, lies Rishikesh. Also called the Yoga Capital of the world, it is one of the most pious cities in India. It takes roughly 6.5 hrs to reach here from Delhi, traveling 242 km by road. You can also reach by train.
14. Kasol: A 14 hrs journey from Delhi, but a mere 4 km from Manikaran, in the state of Himachal Pradesh in a serene backdrop at the bank of the hilly river Parvati, lies the amazing hill station of Kasol. The destination offers amazing trekking trails, mountain forests and brooks along with breathtaking views of the snow clad Himalayas.
15. Gurgaon: Gurgaon is a sister city of Delhi, and is just 32 km from New Delhi. Gurgaon offers vibrant city life, animal sighting nearby at the Sultanpur National Bird Park Sanctuary and Aravalli Biodiversity park, and Leisure valley Park for lazy strolling. For fun times, there are splendors like Oyster Beach waterpark.
16. Ranthambore: If you are looking for tigers, 384 km from Delhi in the state of Rajasthan is Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Here you can see many wild animals and birds. Previously a hunting ground for the Rajas of Jaipur this place is now one of the largest tiger reserves in India.
17. Noida: Noida is all about dealing in urban delights. Multitudes of shopping malls, water parks, entertainment parks and smaller shops beckon urban life lovers to this planned city, which is just 26 km from Delhi by road. Enjoy a thrilling weekend by hopping from the exciting DLF Mall of India to The Great India Place, to the Worlds of Wonders.
18. Auli: Delhi to Auli is a hefty 506 km distance yet it’s worth trying the 15 hrs journey for the breathtaking view of the snow clad mountains from 2800 meters altitude. The hill station is full of orchards, deodars and oaks, and is the perfect setting for viewing and photographing awe-inspiring Himalayan ranges like Nanda Devi, Kamat Kamet, and Mana Parvat.
19. Ghaziabad: Only 44 km from Delhi, Ghaziabad is a pleasant, close weekend retreat for the city dwellers. Admirers of nature love to explore the City Forest, while heritage lovers would enjoy the Hindi Bhawan and Thakurdwara Mandir and thrill seekers would like the Drizzling Land Water Amusement park. There are many more attractions in the city to round out your schedule through the weekend.
20. Corbett-national-park: If you are attracted to nature and wildlife, the Jim Corbett National Park, at 247 km from Delhi, offers the perfect setting for exploring the wild in the most structured but thrilling way. Take elephant or jeep safaris in the park. Safaris for bird watching, animal watching and grassland exploring are all available.
21. Deeg : Deeg travelers would be happy to know that this small city has everything to offer. There are parks, forts & palaces, water fountains, gardens and all in the city. The fort is the most interesting and frequently visited tourist point. It’s 218 km from Delhi by road. Go check it out, you will not be disappointed.
22. Pushkar: The Pushkar lake is one of the most sacred water lakes in India, and the Brahma temple here is one of the three temples of this deity in the world. The Pushkar fair of cattle, lakes, temples and palaces, everything here is unique and great to experience. This mall city is 415 km from Delhi.
23. Orchha: Only 499 km from Delhi, Orchaa is a beautiful historical city, which once was the capital city of the Bundela dynasty. Now it stands proud with its beautiful architectures. The must visit places in Orchha are the Jahangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Ram Raja Temple. Adventure lovers can also try boating and rafting at the Betwa River.
24. Lucknow: Lucknow is a grand city which offers excellent historical spots for tourists. The Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Ambedkar Park museum, the Residency, and many more sites around the city would keep you captivated throughout the tour. Lucknow is 554 km and a 7 hrs journey from Delhi by road.
25. Gwalior: Gwalior is another city for the history and heritage lovers. It allows its visitors to experience the beauty of Indian temples, forts and palaces. The Gwalior Fort is the oldest which dates back to the 8th century. Other attractions in Gwalior are the Gujari Mahal, the Teli ka Mandir, Man Singh palace, Jai Vilas Mahal and more. The distance from Delhi to Gwalior is 363 km.
26. Hastinapur: Hastinapur, at the bank of the Ganges, is the town where the incidents of Mahabharata took place, and also it’s the birth place of three important Tirthankaras. That is why the place is of special religious importance and bears monuments that are connected to the ancient royal past. You can reach here from Delhi, traveling 131km by road.
27. Lansdowne: Lansdowne, 260 km from Delhi, is a beautiful picturesque hill station much less populated and unpolluted. Hence it gives an aura of freshness to its visitors. The various important points of interest in Lansdowne are Jungle Safari, Bhulla Lake, Bhim Pakora. The hill town is nice for paddle boating, trekking & jungle safari, mountaineering, and bird watching.
28. Haridwar: Haridwar is one of the most visited pilgrim places of the Hindus. Every month, thousands of devotees draw to Haridwar to take a holy bath in the River Ganga, and attend the famous Ganga Aarti. The Kanva Rishi Ashram, Jairam Ashram, the Mansa Devi Temple are some of the popular spots here. The Kumbh Mela is conducted once every 12 years . Haridwar is 222 km from Delhi.
29. Shekhawati: Art enthusiasts would love to visit this Rajasthani heritage town know as Shekhawati. It is a small and a little less visited than other Rajasthani cities. Extremely intricate and marvelous artwork is exhibited in various forms here. Scenes of paintings on the building and traditional homes with beautiful courtyards makes this town special. If you are in Delhi, do plan a quick trip to Sekhawati as it is only 230 km away.
30. Faridabad: An excellent place to plan a weekend retreat is Faridabad. Only 56 km from Delhi, the large city encapsulates some interesting hotspots like the tranquil Surajkund Lake, the Badkhal Lake, Nahar Singh Mahal, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Raja Nahar Singh Palace, and its beautiful public rose garden is maintained very well and is soothing to the eyes.
31. Kanatal: Almost 300 km from Delhi, Kanatal is a small mountain village in Uttarakhand and a nice weekend retreat. It offers exotic scenic beauty and cool climate all round the year. The best spots to view here are the Tehri Dam and lake, and the Dhanaulti Eco Park. Kanatal is a hidden paradise and a must visit for the nature lovers.
32. Bikaner: It takes 8.5 hrs to reach Bikaner from Delhi as it is 463 km from there. You will feel absolute pleasure and enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, which is the foundation pillar of this city. The Junagarh fort and Lalgarh palace are the main attractions here. Also, do not forget to try the special bhujia and halwa here.
33. Kurukshetra: It takes roughly 3 hrs to reach Kurukshetra from Delhi as it is 154.5 km by road. The historic city known as the battlefield of Mahabharata offers a heritage tour with its various attractions, such as Shrikrishna Museum, Science museum, Black Buck Breeding centre, and Bramha Sarovar. Jyotisar is a pilgrimage town near Kurukshetra, which can be visited during the trip.
34. Tehri-garhwal: Along the mountainous track it takes almost 10 hours to reach Tehri Garhwal from Delhi, travelling 340 km by road. Lots of attractions together with the natural scenic beauty of the place make it a brilliant cold retreat from the mundane stresses of daily life. The best places to visit here are Tehri Dam, Pantwari Village, Ghansali, Kirtinagar and Chandrabadni temple.
35. Tirthan-valley: From Delhi to Tirthan Valley, the distance is approximately 326km, and you will experience a mix of mystic nature during your journey towards the Trithan valley, which is located in the lap of the Himalayas. The charm of the place is extraordinary and hence you can enjoy great adventures, nature walk, and treks. Only 3 km from this place, there is an entrance to the Great Himalayan National Park.
36. Almora: Almora is a romantic getaway, which is situated 350 km from Delhi. If you are a nature lover, you must visit this place. The best you can get here is the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. When all you want to do is relax and beat stress while enjoying cool mountain air and exotic beauty of nature, hills and greenery, you should consider visiting Almora as it is the best spot to visit on weekends.
37. Sohna: Sohna is a quick weekend retreat and also a great corporate getaway, which is located half way between Gurgaon and Alwar. It is 54 km from Delhi and famous for the hot water springs near the old Shiva temple. Damdama Lake is another nice boating spot here, and the Sohna hill fort is another attraction to see.
38. Dehradun: Dehradun, 246 km from Delhi, is perfect weekend getaway near Delhi. Also, it is well connected to all the popular hill stations. It is full of natural beauty and has a very nice climate all around the year. The River Yamuna and Ganges both are on the either sides of this town.
39. Naukuchiatal: Tal means lake, and this place has derived its name from the lake with 9 corners; hence Naukuchiatal. It’s a big lake almost 1 km and has a depth of 40 ft. The breathtaking views around the lake, boating facility, and beautiful picturesque sites like Junglia Gaon, all makes the place a nature lover’s paradise. It’s 299 km from Delhi.
40. Garhmukteshwar : This is a holy bathing spot for devotees who believe that a dip in the river Ganga is auspicious. The place gets almost 6 lakh devotees every year in the holy month of Kartik. The 80 sati pillars, the importance of rich legend with it’s beautiful views makes it a a popular getaway from Delhi.
41. Mandawa: Mandawa, 232km from Delhi, in the state of Rajasthan, is a beautiful place for holidaying when you have a special love for ancient palaces. The havelis and exotic mansions in this town offer great lifestyle and structural beauty. The enchanting art and architecture of the havelis here is worth watching and photographing.
42. Manali: Manali, an enchanting hill station situated in the lap of the Himalayas on the river Beas is really a blissful place for holidaying. Manali is 538 km from Delhi, and the most interesting activity that you can do here is white water rafting. Solang valley, the Rohtang pass, Hadimba temple, each one calls for extraordinary experience for the travellers.
43. Bir: 517 km from Delhi, Bir is one of the most visited paragliding hotspots in India. Companies send their employees for weekend retreats and team adventures while paragliding enthusiasts come here to experience the thrill of adventure sports. It’s also a seat of Buddhist monastery and learning. This monastery draws thousands of visitors all around the year. You can also enjoy hand gliding, visit another famous tourist spot, tea factory, and enjoy many fun activities.
44. Mcleodganj: Mcleodganj is a town in the upper reaches of Dharamshala and 477 km from Delhi. It is a home to the Tibetan Dalai Lama. Amazing scenery, lots of greenery, the overlapping mountain ranges, everything creates a great ambience in the lap of the mountains and nature. The Triund trek, the Bhagsu falls, and the Bhagsunath temple are the main attractions here.
45. Malana: Malana is a secluded spot in the Kulu valley, and yet is worth exploring for a day trip. It takes about 12 hrs to reach here from Delhi, travelling 527 km by road. You would enjoy the hilly village, the greenery and cold air, and the treks around it. This is also a nice stepping stone to reach other Himalayan delights.
46. Kufri: Kufri, 20km from Shimla, and 357 from Delhi, is one of the best places to see snow clad hills in winter. Here you may start trekking to various points, or may watch the special Kufri zoo, displaying rare species of birds and animals. You can also enjoy your go-karting race at the world’s highest track here or visit the Mahasu peak on a horse.
47. Naldehra: Golfers must take a membership at the 9 hole golf course at Naldehra to enjoy some cool mountain golfing at the breezy terrain, which is only 366km from Delhi. This place is a member-only entry point, but you may look at the surroundings and watch some local attraction like the Chabba village, Kogi Mata temple and hot spring at Tattapani from here.
48. Chail: The highest cricket and polo grounds are not the only reason, but the unpolluted serenity and cool mountain air with beautiful landscape and scenery makes Chail a popular getaway among tourists. It’s just 336km from Delhi and has many luxurious hotels and resorts to relax. The Chail palace and hotel and Chail wildlife sanctuary are important attractions of this place.
49. Valley of flowers: The Valley of Flowers is truly a paradise on earth and offers breathtaking views of the area, which is a meeting point of the eastern and western Himalayan ranges and the Zanskar River. It’s in full bloom with a plethora of wild hilly untamed flowers between July and September. It can be reached by trekking and is 513km from Delhi.
50. Kullu: Often visitors to Manali visit Kullu as a sister town, but you can plan a trip to Kullu only from Delhi too. It is 497km from Delhi and offers adventure opportunities like mountaineering, rafting, and trekking. You can also watch nearby attractions like the Pandoh dam and Great Himalayan National Park.
51. Pangot: Pangot is 310km from Delhi, a beautiful hill station and a very favourable weekend getaway. It is visited for the largest number of bird species, almost 508 recorded. It is also famous for trekking. The main attractions here are the Himalaya View Point, the Botanical garden, and the Eco cave garden.
52. Mukteshwar: Only 350km from Delhi, Mukteshwar is famous for the old Shiva temple. However, this place has a lot more to offer its visitors. It offers a splendid view of the Nanda Devi peak, and has many lush green conifer forests, fruit orchards, and great meadows. The Mukteshwar temple, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, and Chauthi Jaali are interesting points here.
53. Bhimtal: Located at the distance of 314km from Delhi, Bhimtal is a beautiful destination amidst hills and forests making it a tranquil place to enjoy a weekend. The best places to visit in Bhimtal are Hidimba parvat, which is a green hilly terrain, Nal Damyati Tal, which is a shallow water lake, and the Garg parvat, which is the origin of the Gargi River.
54. Dalhousie: Dalhousie reflects the history of the British era through the old Victorian style buildings. It is also a beautiful hilly landscape making Dalhousie a nature lovers’ delight. The air here is still pollution free and full of freshness. There are lots of local points of interest including waterfalls, sanctuaries, and river rafting facility. It’s just 560km from Delhi.
55. Jodhpur: Jodhpur is a beautiful amalgamation of local culture, street foods, crowded alleys, old blue houses, forts and historical monuments, old markets and all. This place truly depicts the Rajasthani culture and is also the entry to the Thar desert. It’s 607km away from Delhi. The top attractions of this city are the Mehrangarh Fort, Khejarla fort, and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
56. Spiti valley: If you enjoy outdoors, going on treks and are adventurous kind, the Spiti valley, which is 733 km from Delhi can be the perfect weekend retreat for you. This valley with its small settlement is situated in the lap of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the view of snow clad slopes in winter and know more about Buddhist culture.
57. Ajmer: The city in Rajasthan, 405 km from Delhi, is famous for its mixed Hindu and Islamic culture. Ajmer has rich historical value due to the diverse dynasties who have ruled the city in different eras. The highest hill fort in Asia the Taragarh Fort, the temple turned mosque Adhai-din-ka-Jhompr, and the Darga Sharif are top attractions here.
58. Mandi: Mandi, 415km from Delhi, is a small hill town, and is the second most populated towns in Himachal Pradesh. This place is situated on the banks of the River Beas and has 81 temples. Therefore, the town is an ideal choice for the trekkers wanting to start their trek for Devi, Karsog, Shikari, and Barot .
59. Kausani: If you love green meadows, lush green forests, and the lure of snow clad Himalayas, Kausani is the right destination for you, which is only 416 km from Delhi. The tranquil greenery filled place offers great views of the Rudradhari falls and caves, Pinnath, and Gwaldam.
60. Kangra: Kangra, 454km from Delhi, is a popular hill station for the nature lovers looking for retreat in the lap of the Himalayan foothills. The river Beas makes the place all the more pleasant with fun filled activities for travellers. The Kareri lake, Indrahar pass, and Brajeshwari temple are some popular attractions of the town.
61. Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer is one of the best places in Rajasthan to view the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, know more about the rich history and heritage of the state, see the cultural harmony between people, taste authentic Rajasthani cuisine, and enjoy a majestic holiday close to Delhi. It is 832 km from Delhi, and close to the Pakistan border.
62. Chamba: The small hill town of Chamba can cast a nature spell on you with its green forests, river Ravi, and the rocky terrain with no pollution and crowd. It’s still an untouched paradise and people love to visit this place to get rid of busy urban life and enjoy peace in the lap of nature. Chamba is 578km from Delhi, and has some nice lakes and temples.
63. Ranakpur: Ranakpur was primarily famous for the Jain temple, but it also has to offer a lot of other attractions to tourists like lush greenery everywhere and small streams at places which make it fresh and fertile amidst the desert state of Rajasthan. This small city has a nice cultural heritage, is nestled in the valley of the Aravalli hills, and is 626 km from Delhi.
64. Khajuraho: The small town in Madhya Pradesh is full of Medieval architectural splendors in the form of Hindu and Jain temples that depict the finest art and sculptures with intricate detailing. It is also a UNESCO heritage site. The art and carvings on the temples are worth watching. The town is 669 km from Delhi.
65. Manesar: Manesar, an hour drive from Delhi, is a great place to spend a day or two having fun. The top tourist attractions in Manesar are Flyboy Air Safari which lets you fly like a bird in the air and enjoy the greenery around, camp Mustang for great corporate team workshops, and the Sultanpur bird sanctuary.
66. Udaipur: Udaipur, the popular city of Rajasthan, also known as Lake City is 663km and a 10.5 hrs journey from Delhi. The City Palace and Lake Pichola are the top attractions here. There are many more important points of interest that are historical. It’s a very romantic city and a great romantic getaway for couples.
67. Dharamshala: Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station on the Himalayas in the Kangra Valley. It is lower part of the Tibetan cultured city divided into two. The upper part is called Mcleodganj. The Dhauladhar range is best seen from here. The enchanting and picturesque hill station is just 475km from Delhi.
68. Achrol: Achrol is 240km from Delhi and is a splendid weekend retreat to experience peace and relaxation amidst woods and jungle. There is a tree house resort at Achrol, which lets you get a beautiful experience of tree house boarding. Treks & trails and small adventure activities are an added reason to visit this place.
69. Surajkund: Surajkund is just an hour drive from Delhi, and is mainly vibrant during the famous arts and handicrafts fair held by the Haryana Government. The fair is organised every year to give the local artists and craftsmen a platform for showcasing and selling their art and craft items. You can also enjoy traditional Indian and Haryanvi food, dance, and music during the fair.
70. Dausa: Dausa, 242 km from Delhi by train is a beautiful place to visit for its historical importance. It has some extraordinary architectural marvels of the ancient times, such as the Chand Baori, the Harshat Mata Temple, the Jhajhirampura, and Bhandarej. It’s actually a history and mystic lovers’ delight.
71. Dundlod: Dunload is famous for its fort that is now converted into a hotel for luxury accommodation. This is open to tourists and offers exquisite view of the Mughal and Rajputana schools of art and architecture in the whole structure. Dundlod is 237km from Delhi and can be reached in 5 hrs only.
72. Kasauli: Kasauli is one such hill station in Himachal Pradesh which is easily accessible from Delhi as it is 290km away. It offers great nature view, lovely treks and trails, etc. The green meadows and surrounding Mountain View makes it a relaxing place to spend a weekend while exploring the Monkey point, Gurdwara, and Timber trails.
73. Ranikhet: Ranikhet has it all, an absolute pleasing surroundings, beauty and one can reach hereby traveling 357km from Delhi. The headquarters of the Kumaon regiment of the Indian Army is not just a great place to relax and dive in exploring the untamed nature, but also it is a very favorable family and honeymoon destination.
74. Shoghi: Shoghi is 329km from Delhi and a beautiful hill destination in Himachal. If you visit Shoghi in winter, you may witness snowfall, if you are lucky. It is a great place to start your trek, do some serious camping, and indulge in adventure and activities. It’s good for corporate outings, family trips and group outings.