The Perfect Long Weekend Getaways From Delhi

Taj Mahal, Agra © Gerard McGovern | Flickr
Taj Mahal, Agra © Gerard McGovern | Flickr
Photo of Vani Munjal
8 November 2017

The vibrant culture pot of religions, interests and people – Delhi is a must-visit destination in India. A break in Delhi comes full of long weekends! This is when you pack your bags and hit the road to unparalleled getaways that unravel your travel tastes and bring them to life.

Kangojodi, Himachal Pradesh

If you enjoy adventure and have a soft spot for the rusty-raw side of nature, Kangajodi will top your weekend getaway list. From trekking and rope balancing to flying fox and trench crawling, this place offers a variety of options to satisfy the adventurer in you. You will also get your much needed pill of peace with a view of Shivalik Range and a multitude of birds awaiting. Not with too much struggle on the road, this destination will leave you in awe with its foggy mountains and natural spring water streams. So get, set and travel!

Himachal Pradesh © punit-sharma |

Darang, Himachal Pradesh

A few steps ahead of Mcleodganj, is your blissful getaway that will lead you from all your run-of-the-mill whines about Delhi clatter. With a timeless view of Dhauladhar Range and the serenity of unfiltered nature, Darang will take you from the hubbub to hush in a jiffy. Your surprise here will be the tea gardens and the aroma of fresh tea leaves, that add to the oomph factor of the place. Darang is definitely one of the best long weekend destinations from Delhi.

Neemrana Fort, Rajasthan

This aesthetic fort and its rejuvenating greenery is a royal escape from Delhi. Though this place never goes out of fashion in any season, it has its own perks during the monsoons. While swimming as it pours down from the sky is no less than magic, the Ayurvedic Spa and zip-line experiences have their unrivalled charms. So prepare for a glorious stay at this palace and check off the whims and fancies of the Indian grandeur life of the kings from your bucket list.

Neemrana Fort © Archit Ratan |

Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Known for the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Keoladeo Wildlife Park, the city of Bharatpur is all about exotic hues of colours and bird chirps. Aglow with resplendent shades and exuberant silence, this view is no less than a treat for the eyes. While migratory birds like ducks, geese, egrets and pelicans present a rainbow before you, a bicycle ride in the lush green background will leave you overwhelmed, especially during the rains. So if peace and serenity is your kind of holiday, hurry up and head to Bharatpur for your long weekend getaway.

Sunset at Bharatpur © cprogrammer |

Kausani, Uttarakhand

Are mountains your go-to place to unwind and de-stress? If yes, then you have to chill (quite literally) in the unexplored wintry scenic beauty of Kausani. With the splendid sight of magnificent peaks of Nandakot, Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Pachachuli, you can gaze at these snowy landscapes for hours or even take a walk amidst the company of pine trees. The place is the perfect poetic string for a getaway.

Kausani © V.Vasant |


If you’re a sucker for road trips, trippy snacks and snazzy-raw beauty, Agra is exactly what you need. Get a rental car, put on your favourite playlist, stop at Murthal (famous food stop on the highway) for your mandatory parantha break and reach Agra to catch the sight of the iconic Taj Mahal. Get some food for thought by spiriting your historical bone and explore Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb and the Agra Fort.

Taj Mahal Mosque © Ray in Manila |

Abbott Mount, Uttarakhand

Find solace in this secluded, tranquil place in Uttarakhand to find yourself. A pristine destination for some ‘me-time’, this place has all the scenic beauty you could need to read that book you still haven’t finished, indulge in fishing or anything your heart desires. Birdwatching and trekking have a different essence in this tiny hamlet that is painted shades by the vibrant fauna adorning the place.

Uttarakhand © Ashish Gupta |