6 Best Gateway around Delhi: Living in and around Delhi NCR has its own advantages unlike any other city we have lots of options when it comes to weekend getaways but many of us spend hard or long travel hours and crowded tourist destination that mostly turns disappointing specially for those who desperately crave to tour the usual weekends into mini vacations.
But good news is that there are lot of interesting tourist destinations around Delhi and there is something for everyone. One neither has to travel too far or spend a lot in these locations.
Best part of these locations is that they are not more than 250 kms away in terms of travel distance from any heritage sites to nature and wildlife, there is a lot on your plate and it is the good time you started exploring.
History of Surajkund is vibrant with an ideal weekend getaway destination with just 20 Kms from city center. It is well connected to major airports. The destination is good option for those who don’t want to travel too far in search of peace and tranquility. One can revive the experience of village life in an entirely rural setting. This place offers you a mesmerizing natural view along with an authentic and traditional mix of arts, crafts and cultural affairs.
Price – INR 1000-1500
Located just 120 Kms away from Delhi, Alwar has many historical sites of interest which can attract tourists from all over worlds. Major attractions are silserh lake and Hill Fort Kesroli along with Sariska Tiger Reserve and don’t forget the most haunted Bhangarh.
Neemrana is one of the small towns of Alwar District. The Fort around which the town is established was built in 1467 by Raj Dup Raj which is now converted into a heritage hotel.
Price – INR 1200-2000
MATHURA AND VRINDAVAN
With a distance of 160 Kms, Mathura and Vrindavan will you back into time like no other place. It is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is also known for its culture and heritage. The Mathura museum is famous for the ancient sculptures which is an archeological museum. Places to visit in Mathura include Krishna JanmaBhoomi which is the birth place of Lord Krishna and Dwarkadheesh temple. Virndavan is an extremely famous twin city of Mathura which beautifully hosts a variety of breathtaking Temples and don’t forget to mysterious Nidhi Van.
Price – INR 1000-2500
Bharatpur famous for Ghana National Park one of the manmade wetlands in India. Formerly called as “Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary”. This park hosts a large number avifauna during summers and is considered as one of the best national parks in India. To observe exotic migratory birds and other birds of India.
Not only the National park Bharatpur is also fortified city before Independence. It includeFatehpurSikri and Sikandra.
Distance: 195 Kms from Delhi
Price – INR 1200-2500
Nestled in the Himalayas with the holy Ganges flowing by its side; Rishikesh is more than just an important Hindu pilgrimage destination. 230 Kms distance away from Delhi, Rishikesh is one of the most visited for Yoga tourism, spirituality and adventure sports like rafting, trekking and climbing tours. If you want to keep your trip minimalistic then check into a riverside camp and let nature work its magic on your stress-wrecked senses. Being a religious destination the place is entirely vegetarian but eateries like ‘The Third Eye Café, German Bakery and The Pyramid Café would certainly satiate your senses both with their food and their simplicity.
Price – INR 1500-3000
A beautiful little town setting in itself, Lansdowne has gained popularity for serenity. Where one can enjoy their solitude, just be peaceful and a group can enjoy the company of each other. An advantage about Lansdowne it is only 250 kms from Delhi. Which makes it an amazing spot for lazing around on a weekend.
You could take a stroll in the surrounding oak & pine forests, go for trekking, do bird watching, boating or simply do nothing. Originally derived from the name of Lord Lansdowne. Whenever you visit this awesome weekend getaway near Delhi/NCR, make sure to drop by at the Bhulla Lake, St. Mary’s Church, Tip In Top. The Himalayan peaks Chaukhamba&Trishul are visible from here. Visit any time after the summers to avoid rugged weather.
Price – INR 2000-5000
All the destination are weekend gateway but to double the fun plan a long weekend. This will give you more time to relax and discover the place better.
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