Weekend Getaways from Delhi | Unexplored Places near Delhi

We have compiled a great list of weekend getaways from Delhi for you with complete details on sample itinerary, the best time to visit and sightseeing. Why would you want to getaway from Delhi? Definitely, you are looking to break away from crowd and city traffic. You wish to spend some quality time with your loved ones and recharge yourself. There is no point in visiting crowded destinations like Jim Corbett National Park or Neemrana and spend your weekend in a rush. Therefore, it is better to head to these lesser known, yet amazing places and super-charge yourself on a weekend. Read travel information about Delhi here.

Amazing Weekend Getaways From Delhi


We have shortlisted only those places which are within a comfortable driving distance of 300 Kms from Delhi. Since the sightseeing around this destination is doable within one or two days, these destinations are perfect for weekend getaways. We believe that there is no point in heading to a place like Udaipur for a weekend getaway from Delhi and spend the weekend in a car driving.

Mandawa


Need a less crowded place which gives you an ancient touch of “Maharajas and Havelis.” Then visit Mandawa a town which depicts historic and heritage charm! Mandawa also was known as ‘Mandu ka bas’ or ‘Mandu ki Dhani’, is a popular town of Rajasthan, India. The town was founded in the 18th century and was basically inhabited by rich merchant families. The historical importance of the town attracts hundreds of tourists every year.

Mandawa in Weekend getaways from Delhi

Places To Visit

Jhunjhunwala Haveli

Jhunjhunwala Haveli was built back in the year 1859 and is one of the most beautiful attractions of the town. The Rajasthani architecture of the Haveli is amazingly designed. The creativity of the artists is seen throughout the beautiful haveli.

Binsidhar Newatia Haveli

Binsidhar Newatia Haveli was built back in 1921. The haveli depicts the old world charm with its architectural designs. The paintings found in the haveli are worth seeing. This haveli in Mandawa takes you to the past glory of Rajasthan.

Mandawa fort is one of the most ancient forts of India. The fort has a medieval ambiance and charm. The rooms of the forts have a variety of decorations and theme besides there are many different paintings depicting Lord Krishna.

Mandawa Fort

Mandawa fort has now been transferred to a heritage hotel but still hasn't lost its historic importance.

Haveli Le Prince Nadine

Haveli Le Prince Nadine is famously known as Angrez ki Haveli. The haveli is an amazing place for art lovers and was bought back in 19th century by Dinesh Dhabhai of Mandawa Haveli. Later, he spent the next year locating the right artisans, paints, and methods of restoring it. You may discover the beauty of Rajasthan through the paintings and sculptures. It is a very famous tourist spot. The timings of the haveli are 8 am to 7 pm each day.

Besides the above, there are many other places to explore in Mandwa and nearby like Murmuria haveli, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli etc.

Distance from Delhi

Mandawa is about 258 km away from Delhi, it takes around 4 hours to reach Mandawa through roadways.

Best Time To Visit Mandawa

Mandawa is an amazing tourist destination and can be visited any time of the year but the best time to visit is from October to March i.e during the winter season.

Itinerary to Mandawa

Day 1 

Morning- Departure from Delhi. Breakfast- At a midway restaurant. Afternoon- Check in at the hotel in Mandawa and lunch in the hotel. Evening- visit ṭo Bansidhar haveli and Jhunjhunwala haveli. Dinner- At the hotel or any local restaurant.

Day 2 

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel and then check out. Afternoon- Visit Haveli Le Prince Nadine ( optional ) Late Evenings- Back to Delhi.

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Abhaneri And Dausa


Looking for heritage weekend getaways from Delhi? Look no further than Abhaneri and Dausa!

Dausa also was known as ‘Devanagari’ is a famous tourist destination, located in Rajasthan, India. The name of the place suggests ‘Dhau' means Swarg sa (Like Heaven) and 'Sa' means Sundar (beautiful). Thus, the place is usually called as beautiful like heaven. Dausa is popular for a number of archeological architectures and so is a cultural delight for tourists.

Abhaneri is a small village in Dausa district in Rajasthan and was established in the 9th century. The village is famous for its early medieval monuments and local dances namely Ghoomar, Kalbelia, and Bhawai.

Abhaneri and Dausa in Weekend getaways from delhi

Places To Visit At Abhaneri And Dausa

Mehandipur Balaji Temple

Mehandipur Balaji Temple is one of the very famous Lord Hanuman temples and is known for treatment of mentally disturbed people. Despite growth in medical science, people from all over India come to this place to overcome such diseases. The temple is visited by thousands of tourists every year and also receives lakhs of money as donations.

Neelkanth and Panch Mahadev Temple

The five images of  Lord Shiva Mahadev  Sahaj Nath, Somnath, Gupteshwar and Neelkanth are situated in the temple of Dausa and therefore, the town is known as “Devanagari”. The temple shows the glory and spiritual presence. A number of tourists visit to enjoy faith of this religious place.

Harshat Mata Temple

The temple was built in the 9th century and is of ‘Harshat Mata’, who is regarded as the goddess of happiness who spreads joy to the entire village. The monument showcases the various ornaments and sculptures of seated deities and ardent couples. This place was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Every year in the month of Chaitra a Mela  (fair) is held near the temple. A visit to this temple is worth a while.

Chand Baori

Chand Baori Well is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago. The place was built during the 8th and 9th centuries. Chand Baori is considered as one of the oldest and largest wells in the world. The well has 13 floors with steps built into the sides that lead down to the water. The place depicts the traditional and religious culture of India and thus is a must visit place. The Archeological Survey of India manages over this well.

Distance from Delhi

Abhaneri and Dausa are about 260  km away from Delhi, it takes around 4 and half hours to reach through roadways.

Best Time To Visit Abhaneri and Dausa

Though you may visit Abhaneri and Dausa anytime of the year, but the best time to visit is during the winter season.

Itinerary to Abhaneri and Dausa

Day 1 

Morning- Departure from Delhi. Breakfast- At a midway restaurant. Afternoon- Check in at the hotel and lunch in the hotel. Evening- Visit Neelkanth and Panch Mahadev Temple, Chand Baori and Harshat Mata temple. Dinner- At the hotel or any local restaurant.

Day 2 

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon- Checkout from the hotel.

Lake Siliserh, Alwar


Looking for weekend getaways to enjoy the beauty of nature? Head to Lake Siliserh!!!

Lake Siliserh is situated in the north-eastern part of Rajasthan.This beautiful lake is spread over 7 sq Km area. Maharaja Vinay Singh built this lake in the year 1845 for people of Alwar.

Tourists can absorb the amazing view of the gleaming water of the lake and its bounding atmosphere. Thousands of tourists visit this lake every year for sailing, fishing purposes, and boating.

A beautiful Lake palace hotel was built by Maharaja for his beloved wife Sheila and it was later used as a  Lake palace and a  hunting lodge. The hotel has 12 rooms including 3 suites room, 7 A.C. rooms, and 2 NonA.C. rooms, Hotel also has a well-equipped bar and a restaurant too.

Lake Siliserh in weekend getaways from delhi

Distance From Delhi

Siliserh lake is about 175 km away from Delhi, it takes about three and half hour to reach Siliserh lake from Delhi.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Siliserh Lake is during the months of October, November, December and February. The temperature during that time ranges from 5 degrees to 20 degrees.

Itinerary to Lake Siliserh

Day 1 

Morning- Departure from Delhi. Breakfast- At a midway restaurant. Afternoon- Check in at the hotel and thereafter, lunch in the hotel. Evening- Visit Siliserh Lake. Dinner- At the hotel or any local restaurant.

Day 2 

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon- Checkout from the hotel.

Chakrata Caves


If you are planning adventurous weekend getaways from Delhi, Chakrata Caves should be on top of your list.

Chakrata is a town in Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Located at an altitude of 6500 ft above sea level, it is one of the most amazing places to visit for travelers. Chakrata is also recognized as one of the best places for cave exploration and trekking.

Budher caves also called as Miola Caves are one of the very famous caves in Chakrata. The cave is named after a German national who is credited with discovering them. The cave system is almost  150m long and according to localities, it was built by the Pandavas during the Mahabharata period. Beautiful tiger falls can also be experienced near the caves! There are many other spots to visit like Deoban, a place from where the widest possible view of the Himalayas is visible!

Apart from the prime locations, there are plenty of adventurous sports options available.

Chakrata caves in Weekend getaways from delhi

Distance From Delhi

Chakrata is about 300 km away from Delhi, it takes about four and half hour to reach Chakrata from Delhi.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Chakrata is during summers. The temperature ranges from 10 degrees to 30 degrees and the weather is pleasant during that time.

Itinerary to Chakrata

Day 1 

Morning- Departure from Delhi. Breakfast- At a midway restaurant. Afternoon- Check in at the hotel and thereafter, lunch in the hotel. Evening- Visit caves . Dinner- At the hotel or any local restaurant.

Day 2 

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon- Checkout from the hotel.

Sariska National Park


Are you a wildlife lover? Are you bored of Jim Corbett National Park for weekend getaways from Delhi? Visit Sariska national park for a change and feel the difference!

Sariska National Park has situated 37 km away from Alwar District, Rajasthan. The park is an amazing place for wildlife lovers. The area of the park was earlier a hunting preserve of the Alwar state. Thereafter, it was declared as a  wildlife reserve in 1955.

Sariska national park is a home to many animals like Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar, and Langur. A notable feature of this park is Bengal Tigers. The park showcases rich birdlife which includes Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie and Golden-backed Woodpecker etc.

Besides wildlife, it also has some forts & palaces and temples which are also worth visiting. Sariska Palace (built by the ruler of Alwar), Kankwari Fort and ancient temple of Lord Shiva are worth visiting too. Sariska as wildlife attractions of Rajasthan Tourism plays an important role in the enhancement of tourism in Rajasthan.

Sariksa National Park in weekend getaways from delhi

Distance From Delhi 

Sariska National Park is about 215 km away from Delhi. It takes about three and half hour to reach Sariska national park from Delhi.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Sariska National Park is during the months of October to June. Normally, the temperature during that time ranges from 10 degrees to 30 degrees.

Itinerary to Sariska National

Day 1 

Morning- Departure from Delhi. Breakfast- At a midway restaurant. Afternoon-  Lunch at the hotel and thereafter, visit Sariska National Park. Dinner- At the hotel or any local restaurant.

Day 2 

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon- Checkout from the hotel.

What to do after coming back to Delhi?


Try to reach back Delhi at least by 7 or 8 Pm on Sunday. Also, it would be better to take packed dinner en route in order to save the hassle of cooking upon reaching home. 

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