Known For : Neemrana Fort Palace Zip Lining Baori
Neemrana town is located in Alwar in Rajasthan on Delhi-Jaipur highway. It is famous for its magnificent Neemrana Fort Palace. It was built in 1464 AD, a palace from where Rajput Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III reigned. Neemrana fort is now converted into one of the Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxury hotels.
Distance from Delhi: 121 km
Best Time: July to March
A place that is known for its Parathas, lives for the Parathas and offers nothing but Parathas, Murthal, situated on National Highway 1 connecting Delhi to Amritsar, is a step away from being the Paratha capital of India. A large village in the Sonepat district of Haryana, Murthal has become synonymous to the go to destination to have some of the most mouthwatering Parathas in the world. Established by a few people in order to serve as an eating junction for the truck drivers, its dhabas soon gained popularity and found themselves on a list of favorites of the capital's youth.
Distance from Delhi: 49 km
Being one of the many weekend getaways from Delhi, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary witness a lot of footfall especially from the people of neighbouring areas of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Delhi. It is home to a myriad of migratory birds and is a great spot for bird watching, especially during winters. It is situated at a distance of 40 kilometres from Dhaula-Kuan in Delhi on the Gurgaon-Farukh Nagar Road. There are approximately 250 species of birds here during the peak season, like in September. During winters, one can experience an excellent picturesque panorama of various species of birds. This sanctuary is undoubtedly a paradise for the bird watchers.
Distance from Delhi: 52 km
Damdama Lake is an amoeba-shaped natural lake few kilometers south of Gurugram, off the Gurugram-Alwar road. An hour drive away from New Delhi, it has a calm, rural and peaceful vibe about it. Home to over a hundred and ninety species of native and migratory birds, water levels reach as high as fifty feet during monsoons and winters and most of the migratory birds are spotted during these seasons. Damdama lake is the biggest lake in Haryana in advance of three thousand acres and is a perfect place for picnics and on-site training for team-building exercises in addition to being a favorite hangout spot for family outings.
Distance from Delhi: 53 km
At just about 110 km from Delhi, Garhmukteshwar is a heritage town that dates back to having been part of ancient Hastinapur. It currently falls in the Hapur District of Uttar Pradesh. One of the famous road trip routes from Delhi, this is the closest point where one can take a bath in the Holy Ganges. This town is devoted to the worship of Goddess Ganga with four temples dedicated to her, including the main temple of Mukteshwar Mahadev. This region is also famous for dolphin sightings.
One of the fastest growing urban centers in the country, Manesar is a unique combination of modernity and traditional lifestyle with a backdrop of the Aravalis, making it an increasingly upcoming destination that needs to be marked on your next road trip from Delhi to Jaipur. It is highly advised to you spent at least a day in this industrial town to experience its farm life, its spas and relax, before you head out again.
Distance from Delhi: 59 km
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Cyber Hub, Gurgaon is primarily a food-cum-entertainment destination located in Gurugram, close to the national capital state of Delhi. This swanky venue is dominated by leading restaurants, pubs, and lounges as well as a few shopping places on its premises. Cyber Hub, Gurgaon is a great place to simply chill out with friends or to spend a relaxing Sunday with family. In fact, it is located just next to the Cyber City, which is a corporate park housing top IT and Fortune 500 Companies. In fact, Cyber Hub caters mostly to the working crowd of this area.
Sector 29 is one of the most hip and happening places in Gurugram. Replete with a number of restaurants, cafes and pubs, the place stays especially alive at night. In addition to that, it has a number of bakeries where you can savour the sweet treats. Popular among ardent foodies, the plaza also has good shopping and fine dining options.
With eco-lodges and safari tents, Camp Dhauj is one of its kind recreational facility at a small distance from Gurgaon. Camp Dhauj is located near Dhauj Lake which is a naturally formed water body situated amidst the scenic Aravalli Hills. It is famous for being one of the best sites for adventure sports in the region thereby drawing adventure seekers in large numbers.
Lohagarh Farms were established to create self-sustaining rural communities and create opportunities for employment. The attraction also serves as a platform for village artists to exhibit and sell their art and handicraft. One can participate in activities like farming, pottery, trekking, etc. to get closer to nature. The farms offer activities and accommodations away from the urban life for one to connect with the basics of human nature.
Kuchesar is a tiny village situated in Bhawan Bahadur Nagar Mandal in Bulandshahr District of Uttar Pradesh, and is at a distance of 80 km from Delhi. Kuchesar is well known for the Mud Fort, built by the Jat rulers in the mid-18th century. Kuchesar with its village and mud fort outlined by vast green fields is one of the most famous weekend getaways. Rao Raj Vilas, also known as The Kuchesar Fort, is an 8th-century fort and a heritage resort formed by renovating a part of Ajit Singh's family's property belonging former princely state, Kuchesar.
Distance from Delhi: 80 km
Pataudi Palace, also known as Ibrahim Kothi, belongs to the Pataudi Royal Family. It was built by Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan in 1935 who appointed a famous architect, Robert Tor Russel to design the palace in the style of the colonial mansions found in Delhi. The entire property spreads over an area of 25 acres and has beautiful gardens, lawns and fountains that add to the beauty of the stunning palace.
Distance from Delhi: 75 km
With the blue hills of Aravalli in the background, Surajkund is an old reservoir located around 8 kilometers south of Delhi. The embankment is constructed in a semi-circular fashion and doubles up as a quaint picnic spot owing to its surroundings. This destination is surrounded by the ruins of an ancient sun temple, coupled with a beautiful garden and pool called the Siddha Kund. It was built by Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty around the 10th century.
Distance from Delhi: 29 km
Built to save the ecosystem for several bird species, the Okhla Bird Sanctuary expands over an area of 3.5 square kilometres near Okhla bridge that runs across the majestic River Yamuna. The sanctuary was established in 1990 and is home to over 400 species of native birds and about 1,00,000 migratory birds, making it a famous attraction for bird watching._
Known For : Baba Farid's tomb Camp Dhauj Lake Sri Shirdi Sai baba temple, Faridabad
Faridabad is Haryana's largest city and its major industrial hub as well. Faridabad town is the main part of district Faridabad which has two divisions which are Faridabad and Ballabgarh.
Distance from Delhi: 37 km
Best Time: September to December, February to March
Known For : Kotla and Shiva Temple Temple of Hathor Chui Mai Pond and Water Tank
70 kms off Delhi and at 190 m altitude, the historical city of Nuh traces its roots to the Aryan civilization, and later the Tughlaq Dynasty. Nuh, located in the Mewat district of Haryana is a modest home to several historical structures and ruins and is a day trip into a bit of history. With carvings on the red sandstone and grey quartzite, the architectural marvel of the place can be seen in its Shaking Monument, the Chui Mai Pond or Tank, the town of Sheikh Musa, Kotla and in the religious sites.
Distance from Delhi: 95 km
Best Time: October to March
The Kingdom of Dreams, also known as KOD sits majestically in Gurugram (Previously Gurgaon) and is India's first live entertainment, leisure and theatre destination. It is a magnificent structure and glitters merrily in sector 29. It offers visitors a taste of contemporary and modern India through the means of interactive tableaus, galleys, and arts.
Distance from Delhi: 30 km
Appu Ghar was the first amusement park of the country, first opening its doors in 1984, commemorating the 1982 Asian Games. The lovable mascot of the games 'Appu' was the mascot of the park. While it was running till 2008, it shut down temporarily and was reopened in Gurgaon in 2014 behind Huda City Centre where it houses the Oyster Beach and Great India Place, Gurgaon.
Be sure to explore each place as much as you can. We guarantee you will appreciate being in Delhi even more, to be able to take such wonderful trips each weekend.