Best Weekend getaways from Delhi

With the hectic schedule of today’s metro cities like Delhi, it is obvious that one requires a quick break from the pollution, loud noises, overtimes and long waits in Delhi’s Traffic. While most people would like to rest over the weekend at their home or spend time by watching movies or shopping at malls over the weekend, but it can become monotonous over time .Hence we suggest spending some time outside Delhi which will help you to escape the Delhi’s metro lifestyle and recharge yourself. We have prepared a comprehensive list of some weekend getaways from Delhi keeping in mind the different tastes like some would like a peaceful locations in the hills while l couples would like romantic weekend getaways while some would like sporting activities or camping over the weekend.. We have researched all the locations and sorted them according to these tastes and provided additional information that would make your Weekend getaway from Delhi an ultimate fun and relaxing trip.

[adrotate group=”1″]Below is a little infographic of all the locations suitable for a short and quick for a weekend getaway near Delhi. I have been to a few locations from the below list while other destinations were suggested by my friends.


Camping / Sporting / Exotic / Off beat Hill stations weekend getaways from Delhi.

We have avoided mainstream locations such as Shimla, Agra, and Manali etc. for the weekend as they are quite far away and already overcrowded. I also suggest people to stay away from such places during the peak season. However they are good locations during the off season.

  •  Kausani : – About 430 Kms from Delhi , it takes around 7-9 hours to reach there. Good for adventure lovers as it has ample opportunities for trekking, Also suggested for Nature lovers.
  • Shoghi :- Tough just 10 kms from Shimla , It is a complete contrast to Shimla . There is utter peace around it , this is the best location for peoples looking for a complete peace of mind. This weekend destination is suggested for Romantic getaways for couples , religous devotes can visit several temples like Hanuman temple , Tara Devi Temple and Kali Temple. Apart from that it also has camping and trekking facilites . A complete Weekend Destination near Delhi for a quick escape.
  • Pithoragarh/Munsyari : – If you are a photgrapher you will love this place , it is quite a picturesque location. Munsyari is location near Pithoragarh which acts as base camp for further trekking into Himalyas.  This is also a good location for Religious tourist.

Religious Locations for the weekend getaway from Delhi

There are a few good religious destinations near Delhi which can be visited and enjoyed over Weekend.

  • Lansdowne :-  A former cantonment town , it is just 4-5 hours drive from Delhi. Kotdwara is the nearest train station. Their are several Temples in this city. To name a few :- Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Kanvashram and Santoshi Mata temple  . I suggest to visit Lansdowne during MahaShivratri , as celebrations are quite grand.
  • Pithoragarh/Munsyari :- described above.

Romantic weekend Getaways from Delhi/Gurgaon for couples

Tough destinations mention above could also double up as romantic getaways if visited during Off season .But here we mention a few more.

  • Shekawati Region of Rajasthan :- Tough  this area is spread over a huge area , The secluded Haveli’s , Mini Fort’s are good for couples looking for spending some time together without interference from outside world. Few places worth mentioning are :- Bagar, Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh, Mandwa and Fatehpur. There is horse riding available in Dundlod Cavalry and Shekhawati Horse Brigade at Nawalgarh.
  • Damdama Lake , near Gurgaon.
  • Tilyar Lake , near Rohtak.


Weekend getaways near Delhi suitable for Kids.

Holidaying with kids is a task in itself , So here we present a list of destinations which can keep your little ones busy and they don’t get bored .

  • Damdama Lake :-  A good picnic spot for kids , good for a ideal One day weekend getaway near Delhi and good for Couples . I think it is itself a good description for Damdama lake . Apart from that it is spread over 2500 Acres , lush greenery around lake . Has facilities for Para-sailing and boating .
  • Tilyar lake: – Just an Hour from Delhi , this place is suggested for Weekend getaways from Delhi for Corporate teams to kids . It is complete destination in itself it has a Zoo , Lake , Mini Slides and a fully functioning Conference Guest House.

Long Drives.

With weekend comes little traffic on highways and roads connecting Delhi. So here are a few roads which can be used for long drives with your loved ones and zigzag zoom your fancy cars and bikes.

  • Gurgaon – Faridabad Expressway :- This stretch starts from MG road in Gurgaon to Faridabad . During weekends it is completely lonely , you could travel on bike or car . The fresh air of Aravali’s is worth inhaling !!!! Try a drive on this road during morning , trust me this will be a divine experience .
  • Delhi – Rohtak Road:- While visiting Tilyar lake , enjoy Farms for over 100 kms . This stretch has minimum traffic during early Saturday and Sundays.
  • Yamuna Expressway .


  1. Devika Khanna says:

    thanks for the Information !!!!! Do you know any good travel agent / agency that can we can use to boom a tour to lansdowne this october. How can we contact
    Thanks again


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