Planning your Weekend Outside Delhi NCR, List of Near by 15 beautiful places From Delhi NCR

Working and living in and around Delhi NCR has its own merits and unlike any other city we have a host of options when it comes to weekend getaways. Looking for short trips around Delhi for the long weekend that’s coming up. Here we have picked 15 short perfect trip from Delhi NCR that can be done economically!

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1. Jim Corbett National Park - Ramnagar

Jim Corbett

Distance from Delhi: 236 Kms

Jim Corbett National Park is a Project Tiger Reserve situated in the Nainital, Uttarakhand. It was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. It is the oldest National Park of India. Nestled amidst the dense and rugged settings of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, this wildlife abode is one of the pioneer projects to protect the majestic Bengal Tigers. im Corbett National Park is an exquisite attraction of India where tourists in large number from all across the world come to witness the hidden treasure of nature. This is a remarkable place where you can spot endangered animals, attractive fauna and flora, pleasant weather, great peace and much more.

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Key attractions:

Elephant Safari, Canter Safari, Jeep Safari, Camping, Jungle Safari, Wildlife Spotting,Nature Photography, Bird Watching

2. Neemrana - Neemrana Fort Palace


Distance from Delhi: 122 Kms

Neemrana is a historical town, in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. Neemrana Fort is the main magnetism of the town. it is still a great holiday destination for a quick weekend escape.Tourist can visit Neemrana all throughout the year but due to its extreme climate it is favorable during monsoon and winter. Winters are cool but pleasant for a visit and prevails from October to march.A stay at Neemrana Fort Palace not only makes sure you have the best vacay of your life, but also ensures you live each moment like royalty.

Key attractions:

Neemrana Fort Palace, Sariska National Park, Baori, Bala Quila or Alwar Fort, Siliserh Lake

3. Kasol - Mini Israel


Distance from Delhi: 513 Kms (over night journey)

Best time to visit: October to June are the best months to visit Kasol

Kasol is a hamlet in the district Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, northern India and is situated among the lush green pines of the Parvati Valley This place happens to be ideal for those who wish to laze around and pass the weekend sipping on some steaming cups of tea while watching the beauty of nature unfold before one's eyes. Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Kasol attracts tourists from all around the country and is becoming popular as a trekking destination with trails such as the Kheerganaga trek, Tosh Valley Trek, and Malana Village trek among several others

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Best Time To Visit:

September to June

Key attractions:

Kheerganga Trek, Parvati River, Pin Parvati Pass, Tosh, Malana, Trekking and Rock Climbing

4. Mcleodganj - Beautiful and Peaceful


Distance from Delhi: 496 Kms (over night journey)

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many monks and nuns. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most favorite tourist destinations of recent times. Because of being occupied by a lot many of Tibetans who moved here after China’s invasion of their homeland. The place is located at a height of approximately 1770 meters and is the residence of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.McLeod attracts thousands of international visitors each year to volunteer with the Tibetan community, take courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga.

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Tourist can trek in the Dhauladhar mountains, shop for Tibetan crafts, or just hang out and enjoy the low-budget spiritual/ alternative vibe and the many good cafes and restaurants dishing up Indo-Italo-Israeli-Tibetan food. This scenic hilltop is a part of Upper Dharamshala and holds some of the major tourist attractions in the area.

Best Time To Visit:

September to June

Key attractions:

Tourists can take a walk around the beautiful Dal Lake, take an airplane ride, take boat rides, participate in the adventure game of paragliding, can explore the ancient temples and monasteries.

Explore Places:

Triund, Bhagsu Fall, Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsunath Temple, Tsuglagkhand, Dal Lake, Tibetian Museum, Dhauladhar ranges

5. Bhangarh fort - Haunted Place in India

Bhangarh fort

Distance from Delhi: 284 Kms

This abandoned fort is said to be the most haunted place in India, so much so that entry is prohibited after sunset. Located at the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. The Bhangarh Fort is not for the faint-hearted. But if there is not, as the phrase goes, a cowardly bone in your body and you greet danger with open arms, we invite you to explore the best among the most haunted places in India.Technically, Bhangarh Fort is actually a small city with temples, palaces, and multiple gates. The sprawling grounds cover a swath of land at the foot of a picturesque mountain. The Archaeological Survey of India or the ASI has forbidden the locals and tourists from entering the fort at night. This completely ruined, haunted fort of Bhangarh does have a very eerie, negative aura to it. Several legends have attested to the paranormal happenings inside the fort.

6. Jaipur - Pink City of India


Distance from Delhi: 261 Kms

Jaipur holds the distinction of being the first planned city of India. Renowned globally for its coloured gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. The bustling modern city is one of the three corners of the golden triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Jaipur is not only a popular destination among local tourists, but tourists from different parts of the world visit and explore this photogenic city in huge numbers.

Jaipur is Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture

Best Time To Visit:

September to April

Key attractions:

Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh fort, Choki Dhani, Hawa Mahal, City Palace Albert Hall (Central Museum), Rambagh Palace

7. Tungnath - One Word Paradise


Distance from Delhi: 441 Kms (over night journey)

Tunganath is located on the Chandranath parbat in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Tungnath is one of the most beautiful tourist spot that enthralls everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes.

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Tungnath is known for being the world’s highest Shiva temple (more than 1000 years old), located at an elevation of 12,074 ft. The trek to this temple is a bit difficult and requires a lot of strength. Once you reach the temple, you'll witness an amazing view of the Akash Ganga Waterfall. Tungnath is one of the sacred Panch Kedar. It is the highest temple of Lord Shiva perched at an astounding elevation of 3,680mts above sea level.

Best Time To Visit:

May to November

8. Bir - Paragliding capital of India


Distance from Delhi: 518 Kms (overnight journey)

Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation. These activities are safe and all standards of safety are taken care of. Bir is rightfully considered the heaven for Paragliding. The para glider is launched from Billing, 18 km north of Bir, and one glides down from Billing to the Landing Site at Bir. The names of the two places are therefore used in conjugation as Bir Billing.Bir Billing is an equally famous and favorite destination for ecotourism, a study of spiritual arts and forms of meditation.

Best time to visit:

All round the year and October - November is best for paragliding.

Key Attractions:

Paragliding, Adventurous sports, Sightseeing Barot, Bir and Billingh Trekking and Camping, Bir Tea Factory, Tibetian Colony, Choking Monastery

9. Mathura - Vrindavan - Agra

Mathura - Vrindavan - Agr

Agra: Agra is a city located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and it is widely recognised as one of the most artistically inspiring cities globally. Agra is culturally rich destination. People think Agra is just for Taj Mahal. But, it is an enthusiast place that would put you in awe. Agra was the capital of the great Akbar. Agra is major tourist's attraction Taj Mahal, The Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri three of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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10. Mathura: Shri Krishna Janmabhumi is the most famous tourist attraction in Mathura, as this place is believed to the be the exact place where Lord Krishna was born and the prison where he was born is now on display for tourist to see. Mathura has many sites of both historical and religious significance.

Vrindavan: In Vrindavan Hindu deity Krishna spent his childhood, on the banks of the Yamuna river. The city of Vrindavan hosts hundreds of Lord Krishna and Radha temples scattered throughout, the most famous ones being Banke Bihari temple, ISKCON temple.

Best time to visit:

October to April

Key Attractions:

Tajmahal,Akbar Tomb, Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Banke Bihari Temple, ISKCON Temple, Barsana, Gokul, Nandgaon, Vishram Ghat, Krishan Janamsthan Temple, Kansa Qila, Dwarikadheesh Temple

11. Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur

Keoladeo National Park

Distance from Delhi: 202 Kms (overnight journey)

Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park is recognised as one of the world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. Bharatpur is a home to one of the world's best-known bird watching destinations, Keoladeo Ghana National Park (KNP). One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well. The major attractions of tourists visiting the park are the numerous migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia and spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds. The park is home to over 370 species of birds and animals such as the basking python, painted storks, deer, nilgai and more.

Best time to visit:

October to April

Key Attractions:

In Bharatpur there are lots of ancient places and museum. The structure fuses the Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture, creating a unique style of monument and Keoladeo National park is the best place to explore wildlife

12. Mukteshwar - Refreshing

Distance from Delhi: 381 Kms

Mukteshwar is a town and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Mukteshwar gets its name from a 350-year-old temple of Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town.The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Temple stands offers astonishing and marvellous views of the imposing Himalayan range. The unspoiled beauty of Mukteshwar has lot to offer.

Best time to visit:

Weather in Mukteshwar remains pleasant all through the year, so the best time to visit Mukteshwar is any time of the year.

Key Attractions:

Mukteshwar Temple, Chauli ki Jali, Bird watching and wildlife spotting, Forest walks

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13. Rishikesh - Adventurous river rafting


Distance from Delhi: 231 Kms

Rishikesh is a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand. It is in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India and it is known as the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and gateway to Char Dham (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) The town got its name after Hrishikesh, one of the names of Hindu God Lord Vishnu. Rishikesh has charismatic beautiful view of jungle-clad hills.

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Today Rishikesh itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes.where the exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion.

Best time to visit:

September to April

Key Attractions:

Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rajaji National Park, Jumpin Heights, Neer Garh Waterfall, The Beatles Ashram, River Rafting

14. Mussoorie - The Queen of Hills


Distance from Delhi: 280Kms

Mussoorie is one of the most impressive hill stations in the northern India and it is most visited by visitors. Mussoorie is a beautiful city and it is also known as Queen of mountains. It is situated at a height of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft) with lush green hills and a serene environment.

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A smooth drive to Mussoorie, aided by spicy hot Maggie and freshly brewed tea from roadside stalls, makes the journey a real refreshment. Watching the rays of the rising Sun fall and highlight the outline of the mountains feels like watching a painting come to life. Mussoorie is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Best Time to Visit:

Best season to go Mussoorie is March to June and September to November. Summers are the best times to have trekking, rock climbing and camping.

Key attractions:

Kempty Falls,Bhadraj Temple, Nag Tibba,Bhatta Fall, Landour Clock Tower, Lal Tibba,Sir George Everest House, Gun Hill, Library Point,Camel Back, boating in Lake Mist,and paragliding around Mussoorie Lake

15. Nainital - The Land of Lakes

Nainital - Land of LAke

Distance from Delhi: 298 Kms

Nainital is one of the best hill station in North India. The scenic beauty and natural charm of the place adds to its charm. It is Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above the sea level. Nainital is set in a valley containing a mango-shaped lake. It is commonly known as Lake district of India.

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Nainital attracts Natural Beauty Lovers, Honeymooners, Couples. It is place where one’s mind and soul become cool, soothing, refresh and calm. It should be visited by those who enjoys the nature’s calling and love capturing the devine beauty of nature in photographic shots.

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Best time to Visit:

The summers begin with the coming of March and they last till May. The temperature during this time ranges between 10° C and 27° C. It is an ideal time for sightseeing and other activities.Snow Falls in the month of December and January.

Key attractions:

With a variety of attractions, the place opens arms to tourists from all across the globe. Boating in Naini Lake, Snow View, China Peak, Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, Naina Devi Temple, Hanuman Garhi, and ropeway rides.

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