We know what it feels like to be a resident of the thriving upbeat city of Delhi. As much as you love to be a part of it, you also long to take a break from the maddening crowd, the traffic jams, the fast paced routine lives. Let us make things easier for you by ringing to you few nearby places that you can visit to quickly unwind yourselves during the weekend.
There isn’t a Delhite who would miss the opportunity to visit the Majestic Neemrana Fort Palace. Located in the small town of Neemrana, Alwar district of Rajasthan , this fort palace is among the most favourite short road trip destination from Delhi. For those looking at an ‘experiential’ holiday Neemrana fort palace is the place to recreate the magic of history. A recycled original heritage fort that belongs to the 15th century, transformed into a luxury palace transports you in the royal era of the Kings and their lifestyle. The glory and grandeur of this place lays in its expansive well manicured lawns, the cultural shows organised within the premises, the sumptuous food delicacies offered by the best of chefs, the charming service of the staff and above all the gorgeously lit palace at night. The authentic feel of the bygone era comes alive as you relax and soak in the bright yet serene environment. Fun activities like zip-lining, swimming will keep you occupied during the day time. You will enjoy an excellent weekend here.
Located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sariska Tiger Reserve is an immediate Go to for wildlife lovers of Delhi who need a trip packed with excitement and fun during the weekend. Known for being full of the royal Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyena, wild boars, deer and crocodiles, this place is worth exploring. Surrounded by lush forests, it gives a spectacular view of the beautiful mountain range of Aravalis. Sariska has varied topography that includes grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape making it a favourite habitat for wildlife. Out of the total species present, 120 are resident and 73 are migrants. Online and Offline Safari Bookings are available. You can take a jeep or canter tour through the jungles during different time slots to suit your convenience.
For all those who love bird watching can drive for the weekend to this Bird Sanctuary which is ideal for catching a glimpse of varied species of birds. The Sanctuary is declared as a World Heritage Site, and houses close to 370 species of pretty birds including the migratory Siberian Cranes. Spread across 29 kms of radius the Reserve has different habitats ranging from dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, to wetlands which facilitate the bird species to thrive. Every year huge flocks of migratory birds take refuge in the sanctuary. As you get to witness the golden sunsets, the huge bird settlements, hear the musical chirpings and feel the woody scents and the crisp air, it becomes more than just bird watching there. This beautiful Bird Sanctuary is open all year round but the period between August to November is good to watch the resident birds and the time between October to February is the get to see the outside visitors.
Agra is a place which is famous not just in the whole of India but all across the world for India. So if you haven’t already been there, just pack your bags and leave for the city for it will welcome you with the 7th wonder of the world - the historically famous and exotic symbol of love – The Taj Mahal. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal has attracted tourists from all over the world because it epitomises the architectural marvel of the Mughal artisans during the 16th century. As you absorb the beauty of the Mahal during this weekend trip, you can also visit the Agra Fort and only Fatehpur Sikhri. Located on the banks of River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is ideal holiday place for history junkies. They will love Agra for the city is not only rich in the legacies of the past where the Mughal art and culture reflects beautifully but also offers exciting food options. You can gorge on some yummy petha and carry it back home.
Located in Pauri region of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is perfectly rejuvenating for a weekend getaway trip from Delhi. This small, charming hill station is cuddled in the lap of Himalayas and abundantly green landscapes. Being one of the lesser explored areas; there are several things to do and places to check out here. If you enjoy camping, then Tip N Top is ideal for you. Based at 1700 meters above ground level you can enjoy a breath taking view of pine and oak forests. Sitting on a ridge overlooking the green hills, the view of the world below that it offers is simply amazing. Those of you who are keen to go hiking must go to the Snow view point from where you can get an arresting view of the Shivalik, Garwal Mountains. Bhulla Lake that is just 1 km walk from Lansdowne city centre is another attraction that one must see. It’s an artificial lake made and maintained by Indian Army where you can enjoy the serene waters while boating.
Visit to Lansdowne remains incomplete without visiting the ancient Hindu Kaleshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This place is great to visit all the year round except the monsoon season when the rain makes travelling within the place risky and inconvenient. . In summers the weather is cool and refreshing and in winters you will get to see the beautiful frozen peaks. There are multiple restaurants and cafes to satiate your taste and appetite.