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TOP 5 Weekend getaways from Delhi

TOP 5 Weekend getaways from Delhi
The Qutub Minar in Delhi. Pic courtesy: Thinktsock Photo.

Delhiites who love to live their life to the fullest wouldn’t have missed any of the tourist destinations near their city. Delhi is strategically located and is easy to reach, hence the convenience of travelling to a number of places around Delhi is much high. If you have newly moved to the capital and are wondering where all to go during the weekends, then here’s a list of places you can visit:

Chandigarh

Fountain at Nek Chand Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Around 250 kilometers from Delhi, the Union Territory of Chandigarh is one of the best weekend getaways. You can make the most of your weekend by driving to Chandigarh, a place where you will find greenery in abundance. The atmosphere is calm and serene. You can visit the Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Pinjore Gardens, Leisure Valley and the Rock Garden to unwind, relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Amritsar

The Golden Temple.

This city in Punjab is home to the Golden Temple also known as Durbar Sahib or the Harmandir Sahib. Around 450 kilometers from Delhi, Amritsar is a place, foodies cannot afford to miss. You can gorge on some Aloo Kulcha, Gobhi Parantha and Lassi and at the same time quench your travel thirst by visiting the Wagah Border, The Rambagh Gardens, The Jallianwalah Bagh and the Golden Temple.

Jaipur

Jal Mahal

Jaipur is a shopping paradise for women. Around 270 kilometers from Delhi, the Rajasthan capital is one of the best weekend getaways from Delhi. It’s a place that has abundance of heritage sites, is a great shopping destination and a place where food lovers can satiate their taste buds. Amer/Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace are some of the sites you can visit.

Agra/Mathura

Taj Mahal

A trip to Lord Krishna’s birthplace- Mathura and the land of the incredible Taj Mahal – Agra – can be made in the weekend. You can first head to Agra to see the Taj, Agra Fort and then while returning, halt at Mathura to visit Lord Krishna’s temple. There are a number of temples in Mathura. Vrindavan which is about 11 kilometers from Mathura is home to a number of majestic temples as well.

Dehradun

Gucchu Pani

Around 245 kiometers from Delhi, Dehradun is a gorgeous hill station. You mustn’t miss the Robber’s cave or Gucchu Pani, which is around 8 kilometers from the main city. Besides, you can also visit Tapkeshwar Temple, Tapovan and The Museum.

Jaipur, Chandigarh, Agra, Amritsar Pics by Thinkstock.

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