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Planning a weekend trip? Go for these under 500 km destinations from New Delhi

Planning a weekend trip? Go for these under 500 km destinations from New Delhi

While the weather been tempting you to go out but couldn’t get an off from your work,Not to worry. New Delhi is a well-connected state to many beautiful destinations to head out for mental peace on weekends. Hence we bring you top 10 mini vacation destinations under 500 km from New Delhi. From trekking sites, heritage places to nature and wildlife we have covered it all for you!!

 

  1. Kasauli

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A small town in Himachal Pradesh which is known for its charismatic churches, hill views and temples. Its stunning weather and exotic surroundings is a reason why this place is favorite weekend gateways. Because of its serene beauty and peaceful environment, this place is ideal for spending romantic time with your partner. It is around 300 km from New Delhi. So you can reach here by train, flight or road. Shimla is nearest airport and railway station to Kasauli.

 

  1. Mukteshwar

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It is a small town located in the Nainital district of Uttaranchal known for famous Lord Shiva temple “Mukteshwar temple”. A pandiya king built this temple back in 15th century. Besides being a religious center for Hindus, this place is also famous for mind blowing trekking routes and falls. It is 310 km from New Delhi. You can reach here by train, flight or road. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam and airport is Patnanagar airport.

 

  1. Neemrana

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Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, this place offers picturesque fort views, lakes and temples. For this reason it is a perfect weekend gateway for a memorable vacation. The Neemrana fort which has been turned into a heritage hotel comes with calm ambience and royal feels. It is just 129 km away from Delhi making it first choice to get away from all the city hustle bustle. You can easily reach this place by road through Delhi – Jaipur highway.

 

  1. Lansdowne

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This town was founded in 1887 by Lord Lansdowne. It is one of the most famous hill station since the British days. Since its is surrounded by oak and blue pine forests, Lansdowne offers pleasant climate and outstanding nature view. You can visit Bhulla Lake and enjoy the valley and Himalayan views. It is just 236 km away from New Delhi. Most of all you can easily reach here by train, flight or road. The nearest railway station to reach Lansdowne is Kotdwar and Jolly Grant (Dehradun) is the nearest airport to reach Lansdowne.

 

  1. Sawai Madhopur

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Another perfect weekend destination is the royal district, Sawai Madhopur is located in Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Madhopur I of Jaipur in the 18th century. This is place is mainly famous for Ranthambore Fort and Ranthambore national park. Moreover if you love wildlife safaris, heritage, ancient forts and villages then this is the perfect place for a weekend gateway. Above all it is just 349 km away from New Delhi. Since the railway station at Sawai Madhopur is located on the Delhi-Mumbai line and there are many trains that pass through the station you can reach here easily. Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is the closest airport to Sawai Madhopur.

 

  1. Jaipur

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No doubt the ‘Pink city’ built by Sawai Jai Singh is world famous for forts, architectural sights and Rajputana lifestyle. Presently it is among the top position in ‘Must have cities to visit in India’ for the foreigners. When in Jaipur you can visit City palace, Amer fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh fort, Jal mahal and Rambagh palace. Don’t forget to indulge in the famous Rajasthani Thali offered in all food outlets across Jaipur. It is 269 km from New Delhi. Since Jaipur has its own railway station and airport you can easily reach here by train, flight or road.

 

  1. Vrindavan

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The holy town is located in Uttar Pradesh and thousands of Lord Krishna followers visit this place daily. Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, still this town is known for the mesmerizing temples, forts, gardens and food delicacies. However must have places to visit in Vrindavan are Prem mandir, Nidhivan, Radha ramana temple, Shahjji temple and Seva kunj.  You can easily reach here by train, flight or road. The closest railway station to Vrindavan is at Mathura. Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest airport to Vrindavan.

 

  1. Sariska

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Sariska is located in the Alwar district and it famous for Sariska tiger reserve. This place is a perfect weekend gateway for Wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and nature lovers. The pleasant climate and flora and fauna attracts people from all around the world. Furthermore it is also famous for temples, resorts and lakes. Catching a glimpse of tigers and staying so close to the rich flora and fauna makes this place extra ordinary. However you can easily reach here by train, flight or road. Alwar is the nearest railway station, located at a distance of 35 km from Sariska. Jaipur is the nearest airport, located at a distance of 180 km, to reach Sariska.

 

  1. Rishikesh

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Located in Uttrakhand, this place if famous for people who love adventure sports life whitewater rafting, ziplining, hiking and camping. Due to its proximity to the holy city ‘Haridwar’ this place is a hub of many ancient temples and religious places like Gita bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Triveni ghat and Swarga ashram. Rishikesh Railway Station is well-connected to different cities in India therefore you can reach here easily. Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh.

 

  1. Ajmer

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The pilgrim city is known for its Sufi culture and saint teachings of ‘Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’. Ajmer is having one of the world famous Dargah Sharif which is Tomb of Garib Nawaz, also known as Moinuddin Chisti. It is a very sacred city for both Hindus and Muslims as it houses many ancient temples and masjids like Nareli Jain Temple, Ajmer Jain Temple and Sai baba temple. On the other hand you can easily reach here by train, flight or road. Ajmer Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station and Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ajmer.

So, where are you heading to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and we will surely add it to this list.

Arpita Agnihotri

Dreamer, explorer and writer by choice. She started writing just to kill time but now that is one of the hobbies she cherishes the most. She runs on junk food and dreams of going on a world tour one day.

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