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10 Best Weekend Getaways From Delhi

Explore 10 stunning weekend getaways, from Himalayan paragliding to palace grandeur.


Delhi, the vibrant capital, can be a whirlwind of activity. But sometimes, you just need to hit pause, escape the city's buzz, and recharge your batteries. That's where weekend getaways come in, offering a quick escape to refresh your mind, body, and soul.

Why Choose a Weekend Getaway?

  • Rejuvenate: Recharge your batteries amidst stunning landscapes, away from the city's noise and pollution.

  • Explore: Discover new cultures, historical gems, and hidden natural wonders within easy reach of Delhi.

  • Reconnect: Spend quality time with loved ones, create unforgettable memories, and strengthen your bonds.

  • Adventure: Indulge in thrilling activities like paragliding, trekking, or white-water rafting, or simply relax with yoga and meditation.

  • Refresh: Savor delicious local cuisine, experience unique customs, and return to Delhi feeling revitalized.

10 Best Weekend Getaways From Delhi

Ready to pack your bags and embark on your perfect weekend adventure? Here are 10 incredible destinations waiting to be explored, just a short journey from Delhi:

A temple in mountains

Famous as the paragliding capital of India, Bir Billing offers the ultimate adrenaline rush amidst the striking vistas of the Dhauladhar Ranges. This quaint Himachali village transports you to a world of lush meadows, pine forests, and colorful Buddhist monasteries.

How to reach: Take a taxi from Delhi (510km) or a bus to Chandigarh (270km) followed by a taxi to Bir.

Top activities: Paragliding, trekking, camping, mountain biking, cultural experiences.

A white marbled monument

The city's immortal Taj Mahal needs no introduction. Beyond the spectacular white marble monument to love lies other architectural wonders like the majestic Agra Fort and the intricate 'Baby Taj'.

How to reach: Take a train (180km) or a bus (233km) from Delhi.

Top activities: Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, enjoy local cuisine.

A palace on water

The flamboyant 'Pink City' mesmerizes with its regal Rajput heritage, impeccably maintained hilltop forts, lavish palaces, and colorful bazaars overflowing with textiles, jewelry, and culinary gems.

How to reach: Take a train (260km) or a bus (280km) from Delhi.

Top activities: Explore Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, shopping, and elephant rides.

golden temple in India

The holy seat of Sikhism emanates spirituality from the breathtaking Golden Temple - the community kitchen at Guru ka Langar serving thousands daily bears witness to its inclusivity. Amritsar retains its old-world rustic charm ideal for enjoying lassi culture and mouth-watering Punjabi cuisine.

How to reach: Take a train (465km) or a bus (500km) from Delhi.

Top activities: Visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh Partition Museum, Wagah Border Ceremony, and taste local food.

A waterfall for weekend getaway

The picturesque cantonment town of Lansdowne offers a serene sylvan escape surrounded by dense oak and pine forests in the lower Himalayan ranges of Uttarakhand. Dotted with British-era heritage churches and quiet walking trails, Lansdowne is ideal to unwind by reconnecting with nature.

How to reach: Take a train to Dehradun (300km) or a taxi from Delhi (340km).

Top activities: Boating on Bhulla Tal, trekking, nature walks, birdwatching, visit Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

A mountain scenery
McLeodganj & Dharamshala

Nestled amid snow-capped Dauladhar peaks, McLeodganj carries the distinct vibe of being 'Little Lhasa' bustling with vibrant Tibetan culture. Neighboring Dharamshala offers lush environs and treks besides being the residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

How to reach: Take a train to Pathankot (520km) or a taxi from Delhi (540km).

Top activities: Visit the Dalai Lama Temple, Bhagsu Waterfall, Norbulingka Institute, Tibetan markets, and meditation centers.

A bridge over a river

The 'Yoga Capital of the World' beckons spiritual seekers and adrenaline junkies alike to its ashrams and spectacular Ganges river valley. Rishikesh is synonymous with trekking, riverside camping, white water rafting, and nightly Ganga aarti rituals.

How to reach: Take a train (230km) or a bus (240km) from Delhi.

Top activities: Yoga classes, meditation retreats, white-water rafting, trekking, visit temples and ashrams.

A building with tree stems

Barely two hours from Delhi lies Neemrana - home to the iconic 'Zip Trip' Asia's third highest zip line along with majestic medieval era forts, lakes, and scenic hills perfect for a quick sojourn from city life.

How to Reach: 122 km from Delhi via the NH48 highway.

Top Things to Do: Zipline, Neemrana Fort Palace, Baori Stepwells

A wide view of mountain area with houses

Along the scenic Shivalik foothills lies Mussoorie - the 'Queen of Hill Stations' bestowed with dense pine forests, verdant hiking trails, and nostalgic remnants of its British colonial heritage like Mall Road.

How to reach: Take a train to Dehradun (290km) or a taxi from Delhi (350km).

Top activities: Enjoy panoramic views from Gun Hill, ride the ropeway, visit Camel's Back Road, Kempty Falls, Company Garden, and shop for souvenirs.

A river in mountains

Deep in Himachal's remote Tirthan Valley, Jibhi village remains an offbeat treasure offering an authentic experience amidst alpine meadows, dense deodar forests, and gushing streams.

How to reach: Take a train to Jogindernagar (480km) or a taxi from Delhi (510km).

Top activities: Hiking, camping, visiting Chanderkhani Pass, sipping tea at cafes, exploring waterfalls, and experiencing local culture.

Travel Your Weekend with Journey Fiesta

Let Journey Fiesta be your trusted partner for your perfect weekend getaway from Delhi. We offer personalized itineraries, comfortable transport, and curated experiences to ensure a memorable and hassle-free trip.

Why Choose Journey Fiesta?

  • Local Expertise: We have in-depth knowledge of each destination and its hidden gems.

  • Stress-Free Planning: We handle all arrangements, from transport to accommodation and activities.

  • Tailor-Made Experiences: We create personalized itineraries based on your interests and budget.

  • 24/7 Support: We are available throughout your trip to answer questions and address any concerns.

Ready to escape the ordinary and experience a rejuvenating weekend break? Contact Journey Fiesta today and let's craft your dream getaway!


Q1: What is the ideal duration for a weekend getaway trip from Delhi?

Most Delhi weekend trips are designed for 2 nights and 3 days to maximize your mini-vacation while keeping travel time minimal. However, longer 3-4 night getaways are also possible to cover further destinations.

2. What is the budget for a weekend getaway from Delhi?

Weekend getaways can range from budget-friendly to luxurious, depending on your chosen destination, accommodation, and activities. We offer options to suit all budgets.

3. What are some things to pack for a weekend getaway?

Pack essentials like comfortable clothes, toiletries, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Depending on the destination, you might need hiking gear, swimwear, or warm clothes.

4. What are some safety tips for traveling from Delhi?

Research your destination, be aware of local customs, carry essential documents, and inform someone about your travel plans.

5. Can I travel solo for a weekend getaway?

Absolutely! Many destinations are safe and welcoming for solo travelers. We can help you plan a safe and enjoyable solo trip.



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