Weekend Getaways from Delhi | Unexplored Places near Delhi

We have compiled a list of great weekend getaways from Delhi for you with complete details of 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 the city traffic or 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 sightseeing around these destinations is doable within one or two days, these locations are perfect for weekend getaways from Delhi. 

Mandawa


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

Mandawa in Weekend getaways from Delhi

Places To Visit

Jhunjhunwala Haveli

The Jhunjhunwala Haveli was built 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 breathtaking haveli.

Binsidhar Newatia Haveli

The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli was built in 1921. The haveli depicts the old world majesty with its architectural designs. The paintings found in the palace are worth seeing and the place reminds each traveller of the state's glorious past. 

Mandawa Fort

The Mandawa fort is one of the most ancient forts of India with a medieval ambiance and allure. The rooms of the fort have a variety of decorations and themes Besides these, there are several different paintings depicting Lord Krishna. The fort has now been transferred to a heritage hotel but still hasn't lost its historic prominence.

Haveli Le Prince Nadine

The Haveli Le Prince Nadine is famously known as 'Angrez ki Haveli'. The haveli is an outstanding 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, painters, and methods of restoring it. You may discover the culture of Rajasthan through the paintings and sculptures and this makes it a popular choice among tourists. 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 the Murmuria haveli, the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, the Goenka Double Haveli and the Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli to name a few.

Distance from Delhi

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

Best Time To Visit Mandawa

The best time to visit Mandawa is from October to March i.e during the winter season.

Itinerary to Mandawa

Day 1 

Morning- Departure from Delhi and have breakfast at a restaurant on the way.

Afternoon- Check in at the hotel in Mandawa and have lunch there.

Evening- Visit the Bansidhar haveli and the Jhunjhunwala haveli. Later, dinner will be served at the hotel or any local restaurant.

Day 2 

Morning- Have breakfast at the hotel and then check out.

Afternoon- Visit the Haveli Le Prince Nadine ( optional )

Late Evening- 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 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 'beautiful like heaven'. Dausa is popular for a number of archeological architectures and serves as a cultural delight for tourists.

Abhaneri is a small village in the Dausa district in Rajasthan and was established in the 9th century. The village is eminent 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 quick treatment of those who are mentally disturbed. The temple is visited by thousands of tourists every year and also receives lakhs 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 represents glory and spiritual presence.

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 in the entire village. The monument showcases various ornaments and sculptures of seated deities and ardent couples. Originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu, every year a fair is held near the temple and it is surely worth a visit. 

Chand Baori

Established 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 on the sides that lead down to the water. The place depicts the traditional and religious culture of India and thus qualifies as a must visit. At present, this well is managed and looked after by the Archeological Survey of India. 

Distance from Delhi

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

Best Time To Visit Abhaneri and Dausa

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

Itinerary to Abhaneri and Dausa

Day 1 

Morning- Departure from Delhi and breakfast at a restaurant on the way.

Afternoon- Check in at the hotel and lunch.

Evening- Visit the Neelkanth and Panch Mahadev Temple, the Chand Baori and the Harshat Mata temple. Dinner is then served at the hotel or a local restaurant.

Day 2 

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel.

Afternoon- Checkout from the hotel.

Lake Siliserh, Alwar


Looking for a weekend getaway from Delhi 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 had built this lake in the year 1845 for all residents of Alwar.

Thousands of tourists that visit this lake every year can absorb the grand view of the gleaming lake water and its bounding atmosphere, sail and fish. A classic 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, 7 A.C. rooms, and 2 Non A.C. rooms. The hotel also has a well-equipped bar and restaurant.

Lake Siliserh in weekend getaways from delhi

Distance From Delhi

About 175 km away, 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 an adventurous weekend getaway 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 spectacular 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 the 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 locals, it was built by the Pandavas during the Mahabharata period. The 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 adventure sports options available as well.

Chakrata caves in Weekend getaways from delhi

Distance From Delhi

About 300 km away, 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 and breakfast at a restaurant on the way. 

Afternoon- Check in at the hotel and then lunch.

Evening- Visit the caves and then 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 getaway from Delhi? Then, visit the Sariska national park for a change and feel the difference!

The Sariska National Park is situated 37 km away from Alwar District, Rajasthan. The park is paradise 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.

The Sariska National Park is 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 lthe angur. 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. The Sariska Palace (built by the ruler of Alwar), Kankwari Fort and ancient temple of Lord Shiva are worth visiting too.

Sariksa National Park in weekend getaways from delhi

Distance From Delhi 

About 215 km away from Delhi, it takes about three and half hour to reach the Sariska National Park from Delhi.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Sariska National Park is from 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 and breakfast at a restaurant on the way. 

Afternoon- Lunch at the hotel and thereafter, visit the Sariska National Park.

Evening- 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 return to Delhi by 7 or 8 Pm on Sunday. Also, it would be better to take packed dinner on route in order to save the hassle of cooking upon reaching home. 

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