When a weekend is a perfect time to unwind yourself or devote it to your loved ones why not make it exhilarating by planning a short trip to nearby places. When you are jaded of your routine life or are weary of inhaling toxic pollution you can always find time to wind down. Here is the list of a few less explored places around Delhi within a range of 300 kilometres you must travel to escape from the hustle-bustle of a city for a little while.
USP: HILLS, LAKES
Distance from Delhi: 294 km Travelling time: 5 h, 10 m
Located at an altitude of 4, 500 feet in the district of Nainital, this town is also renowned as Old Silk Route. The main attraction of this region is the Bhimtal Lake which is much cleaner and less crowded compared to the lake in Nainital, therefore making it an ideal option for a short tour.
USP: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Distance from Delhi: 283 km Travelling time: 4 h, 40 m
The ancient town of Dausa is an ideal weekend destination from Delhi because of its many archaeological attractions which are worth watching. An important tourist destination, a visit to Dausa is a cultural delight. This is just the right kind of a place to enjoy a relaxing vacation.
USP: HILL STATIONS, WATERFALLS AND GARDENS
Distance from Delhi: 290 km Travelling time: 5 h,13 m
Chakrata in Uttarakhand is located at a height of 7,000 feet above the sea level in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. Earlier it was a famous retreat for the high-rank officers of the East India Company. While the northern substandard regions of Chakrata are ideal for trekking and skiing it is also a perfect getaway for travellers.
PARWANOO, HIMACHAL PRADESH
USP: HILLS, TREKS
Distance from Delhi: 272 km Travelling time: 4 h, 50 m
Located in Solan district, Parwanoo is a scenic station with beautiful orchards, greenery and hillocks surrounding it. The landscape of Parwanoo makes it the ultimate destination for trekking and nature walks. The fir and pine trees around beautify the place and keep the weather pleasant for a relaxed walk around the town.
USP: HISTORIC SITES/HERITAGE
Distance from Delhi: 129 km Travelling time: 2 h, 6 m
In the Aravali ranges lies the beautiful town of Neemrana. Popular for its forts and other attractions Neemrana is in close vicinity of Delhi. It is a soughtafter weekend getaway destination, perfect for a memorable vacation with the loved ones. Neemrana Fort is the most popular tourist attraction which has been turned into a heritage hotel.
USP: HERITAGE SITES, FORTS AND WILDLIFE
Distance from Delhi: 281 km Travelling time: 4h, 10 m
Situated in the desert of Rajasthan, Shekhawati has tremendous historical significance. Shekhawati is known as the “open art gallery of Rajasthan” for its multiple forts, havelis and other historical structures. It also has some unique mosques and a deer sanctuary that are worth a visit. It is quite common among tourists to travel locally on a camel in order to enjoy the desert.5