If you are living in Delhi/ncr and looking for a weekend getaway then you might have multiple options. People of Delhi always want to celebrate their weekend away from the busy city. Best part about Delhi is that it is well connected with many famous tourist attractions. Here I am briefing about some of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi, where you can enjoy visiting some of the most amazing monuments as well as have some fun time exploring the place and enjoy good food.
Jim Corbett National Park: It is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, lies in Ramnagar in the district of Nainital, Uttarakhand. It was established in 1936. It has been a very popular and interesting place for all adventure and wildlife lovers, especially for people from North India. Tourists are not allowed to have a walk inside the park. It is also pride of India. You can spot the tiger with some good luck.
How to reach: Ram Nagar is headquarter of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is well connected by train route. Some trains are available between Delhi and Ram Nagar. Apart from Delhi, it is also connected with other cities, like Varanasi via Lucknow and Allahabad via Kanpur to Ramnagar. After reaching Ramnagar you can hire a taxi to reach the Park. It is also well connected by the Road with Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi.
Mathura: Mathura is Lord Shri Krishna’s Janma-Bhoomi. It is one of the popular religious pilgrims in the country. It is located on the bank of River Yamuna in the state of UP. This city is also called as ‘Brajbhoomi’ representing almost 3000 years old rich culture and civilization of the country. This pilgrim is not only popular for the Hindus, also enjoys followers of other religions like the Buddhists, Jain and so on.
How to reach: It is around 182kms from Delhi. It is very well connected by Rail and Road. There are multiple trains passing through Mathura. Some local train also go till Mathura. You can also go via Bus and Private taxi. It is well connected with national Highway. Yamuna Expressway also connects to Mathura and in fact shortest way to reach Mathura by road.
Agra: Agra, well known for the Monument of Love, Taj Mahal, is also very popular for two more UNESCO World Heritage sites; namely Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. During Agra Tour, your tour is incomplete without visiting these two historical sites. Fatehpur Sikri, is located at approx. 37 kms from Agra which is built with Red Sandstones. The main purpose to built Fatehpur Sikri was serving as the Capital of Mughals, but it was later abandoned due to shortage of water. Being a great example of Mughal architecture, Fatehpur Sikri is worth a visit.
How to reach: It is around 230 kms from Delhi. It is very well connected by Rail and Road. Agra has three railway stations i.e. Agra, Agra Cantt, Raja Ki Mandi. There are multiple trains passing through from these stations. The best train to travel to Agra is Shatabdi Express, which leaves Delhi early morning and return late in the evening. You can also go by Bus and Private taxi. It is well connected with national Highway 2, 3 and 11. Driving to Agra is also easy and comfortable with Yamuna Expressway and takes about 2.5 to 3 hours each way.
Neemrana Fort Palace: It is an ancient and historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is one of the best resorts for weekend near Delhi and It is actually a 15th century heritage hotel where you can walk right into a beautiful history. This palace has 7 wings built over 12 layers tiered into a hill, and thus it is one of the most unique one day trip from Delhi. Here you’ll find hanging gardens, two swimming pools, ayurvedic spa and also India’s first zip line.
How to reach: It is around 122 kms from Delhi. It is on Delhi-Jaipur highway. Its Nearest railway station is Rewari ; which is about 38 km away. All buses to and from Delhi and Jaipur goes through by Neemrana but the fort palace is on some walking Distance. You can take hire a taxi to reach that palace.