To the point: Let’s make weekends about road trips!
The weather is perfect for a road trip, isn’t it? You can roll down the windows; play your favorite song and just cruise. Helping you make the most of it, we’re suggesting names of 7 destinations that you can drive to in less than 6 hours.
If you like history then a quick getaway to Alwar would be an ideal weekend vacation for you. Visit the Alwar City Palace, built in 1793, which blends architectural styles and has marble pavilions on lotus-shaped bases in its courtyard. It also houses a museum that has rare manuscripts. The fort is next to the marble and sandstone Moosi Maharani Chhatri shrine. If you are interested in a wildlife safari, you can visit the Sariska Tiger Reserve that lies southwest of Alwar.
Distance from Delhi: 167.2 km
Time taken: 4 hours
Considered to be one of the holiest places in the country, Mathura is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. No matter what happens, you must visit the Sri Krishna Janma Bhoomi and the ghats that have been made along the River Yamuna. Out of the 25 ghats, the Vishram Ghat is considered to be the holiest. You can also head to Vrindavan which is about 30 minutes away from Mathura.
Distance from Delhi: 164.2 km
Time taken: 3 hours
Have you had too many working weekends? Then, it is the perfect time to get away from the city. Visit the Corbett National Park and sign up for a safari! If you want to make it slightly more adventurous, you can opt for the Elephant Safari as well. Go river rafting, visit the Corbett museum, or visit the Garjia Devi temple that is perched atop a huge rock in the midst of Kosi River.
Distance from Delhi: 227.6 km
Time taken: 5 hours 56 minutes
Rishikesh is located in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. It is known for being a center for studying yoga and meditation. Apart from that, it is an ideal getaway for many people as it is traffic-free, alcohol-free and you get to try some delicious vegetarian dishes. For those who like adventure sports, you can go mountain biking, bungee jumping, trekking, cliff jumping and body surfing as well.
Distance from Delhi: 227.2 km
Time taken: 5 hours 45 minutes
5. Morni Hills
Located at a height of 1,267 metres in the Panchkula district; Morni Hills is known for its Himalayan views, flora, and lakes. A hill divides two lakes located in the area, the larger one is called Tikkar Taal which is 550 meter wide and 460 meter long and the smaller one is called Chota Tikkar Taal. To explore the area further, you can go trekking through the pine tree trails and locations; and also visit the old fort which is nothing but ruins now.
Distance from Delhi: 259.6 km
Time taken: 5 hours 7 minutes
Unchagaon is a small village located between Garhmukteshwar and Bulandshahr, and is a heritage getaway. Fort Unchagaon is now a heritage hotel that attracts a lot of tourists as the old architecture has been maintained, which adds to the experience of living in an old fort. It is also a mid-way between Agra and Corbett/Nainital. Unchagaon is situated near River Ganges and is known for sightings of Gangetic Dolphins and the ancient temple of Amantika Devi.
Distance from Delhi: 125.8 km
Time taken: 3 hours 6 minutes
Shrines, waterfalls, old museums and ruins is what Kesroli is all about. You’ll have to explore on your own as there aren’t many guided tours in the area. You can also visit the Bala Quilla which is situated on a hill of the Aravalli Range.
Distance from Delhi: 175.3 km
Time taken: 4 hours 10 minutes
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