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The weekends are for fun! Are looking for a chill place to unwind after a long hectic work week? If you stay in Delhi, there are a number of amazing off beat, new places that you can explore around the city on the weekends. They’re within a 5-hour drive from Delhi, and are sure to leave you relaxed after the vacation with amazing hotels and properties to stay at. When you do your travel bookings, don’t forget to use Expedia coupons to get great discounts!

Here are 7 of the most smashing weekend getaways from Delhi, that you must give a visit:

  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Home of the Taj Mahal one of world’s 7 wonders, Agra, is just 210 km away from Delhi. With a history of a number of forts and palaces built by the Mughals all across the city, a getaway to Agra will give you a trip down the history lane. The best time to visit this architectural marvel is between October to March, and can be easily reached through the Yamuna Expressway. It is perfect for a long road trip and a weekend getaway for a couple of days, with friends, or family!

  • Nainital, Uttarakhand

For a quick road trip from Delhi, Nainital is located at just a 6-hour drive from NCR. It is one of the best, and the least crowded hill stations, and the hidden gem to visit around Delhi. Ideal for a quick getaway, Nainital boasts of beautiful lakes, lush greenery, and most importantly, a clear sky, something that can rarely be found in Delhi! To have fun in Nainital, one can go for cycling in the hills, boat rides in the lakes, or even do trekking, and horse riding to explore the city.

  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

From a rally of adventure sporting, to mouth-watering delicacies for foodies, Rishikesh is the perfect place to take a quick weekend trip. It can be easily reached by taking a bus, or a road trip in your car. When it comes to adventure sports, you can do river rafting, bungee jumping, and other water sports in Rishikesh. If you’re looking for a spiritual trip to Rishikesh, Triveni Ghat and Bharat Mandir are the places you need to be. While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the Beatles Ashram, and camp by the Ganges in Shivpuri.

  • Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

A Visit to the majestic Himalayas should be number one place to visit, on your bucket list! Its beauty is absolutely unmatchable. The picturesque, snow clad mountains and lush green valleys make Himalayas unique. Take a road trip to Kasol, to get the first hand, world class experience of its beauty! With a number of cafes and places to chill, Kasol is one of the best places around Delhi to take a trip with your friends, or even head out for a solo adventure. Spend some days in the mountains and declutter your head and rejuvenate yourself!

  • Neemrana, Rajasthan

There is nothing better than a luxurious staycation, after a long, hectic work week! Located around 120 km from Delhi, Neemrana fort palace located in Baori, Rajasthan is ideal to stay in, relax and unwind. Take a dip in the pool, eat lip smacking food, and enjoy sports and spa at the Neemrana Resorts, and get rejuvenated! You can even head out into the woods around the fort, for some adventure and raw interaction with the nature. Ideal for a romantic getaway, or a family trip, the Neemrana Fort Palace has something in store for everyone.

  • Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Having a perfect blend of natural beauty, as well as architectural, Dalhousie is perfect for a quick getaway trip, with family and friends. Located on the foothills of Dhauladar mountain ranges, the beauty of the city is breathtaking. Having a bunch of colonial era buildings like churches, and boarding lodges, from the 1800s, you can go for trekking, or just relax and stay at the lush properties available to stay at, in Dalhousie.

  • Jaipur, Rajasthan

Called the ‘Pink City’, the city of Jaipur is located about 230 km from Delhi. House of a number of forts, palaces, and lip smacking Rajasthani cuisine, Jaipur is a heritage hub. For enthusiasts of handloom, Jaipur is a shopping heaven for all! The perfect time to visit the city is around the time of spring and winters, to avoid the scorching heat. It is also a delight for photography enthusiasts! The Pink City has something or the other in its kitty for everyone!

So stop thinking, and start booking! Wrap up your work before the weekend comes, and pack up your bags. Brace yourself for the trip of your lifetime, with these 7 smashing weekend getaway places around Delhi! Gather your friends, family or prepare yourself for a solo trip of self-discovery, and head out. Happy vacationing to you!