Short Trips from Delhi - Places To Visit Near Delhi in 2-3 Days

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Looking for short trips near Delhi for a 2 day or 3 days vacation? Here are our hand-picked short trips near Delhites that can be done economically! Have the monsoons been urging you to go out and enjoy the blessed weather but couldn’t get days off work? Well, here’s your chance. This year, the Independence Day falls on a Friday, which means you get a three day weekend to get your fill of the monsoons. In our previous post, we covered quick monsoon getaways around Delhi, this time we bring you these combinations of places to explore in this extended weekend! While Uttarakhand remains largely inaccessible due to heavy rains and the ongoing reconstruction and restoration, we have covered some high ground to spoil you with these compelling choices to plan your extended weekend from!

Here is the list of 24 Short Trips from Delhi - Places To Visit Near Delhi in 2-3 Days

1. Agra, Uttar Pradesh - The city of Taj Mahal, the Monument of Eternal Love

Agra, Uttar Pradesh - The city of Taj Mahal, the Monument of Eternal Love 4.2 /5 View 145+ photos

Known For : Taj Mahal Fatehpur Sikri Agra Fort

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. History, architecture, romance all together create the magic of Agra and hence makes for a must-visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

Distance from Delhi: 214 km

Best Time: October to March

2. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy Little Hill-Station

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Known For : Monkey Point Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli Sunset Point Kasauli

An old favourite, this short trip from Delhi takes you across the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh through Chandigarh, Shimla and Kasauli; these places receive decent to moderate rainfall which makes them quite pleasant in this weather. A road trip through the valleys and mountains is the perfect way to enjoy the monsoon! Possible Itinerary: 3 days/2 nights: Delhi - Kasauli- Shimla- Delhi: Friday morning: Delhi to Chandigarh ( Friday afternoon) by a cab or by bus, have lunch in Chandigarh, leave for Kasauli and reach by early evening. Saturday: Enjoy the day in Kasauli, leave for Shimla in the evening, reach by night Sunday: Enjoy the day in Shimla and leave in the evening and reach New Delhi by morning by a bus or a cab

Distance from Delhi: 295 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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3. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly town

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Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top St. John's Church

Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town located at a distance of 258 km from Delhi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers and weekenders from NCR.

Distance from Delhi: 241 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

4. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The Queen of hill-stations

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Known For : Lal Tibba Kempty Falls Gun Hill

Nestled in the Aravali Hills over an area of about 800 sq. Km covering the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape, lays the Sariska National Park, now known as The Sariska Tiger Reserve. This area was once hunting preservation of The Maharaja of Alwar. The Reserve is known for its majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. In 1978, it was given the status of Tiger Reserve under the Project Tiger. It is the first tiger reserve to relocate the Tigers (from Ranthambore) successfully. As it lies in the lap of Aravali Hills, it holds an abundant amount of mineral resources like copper.

Distance from Delhi: 272 km

Best Time: September to June

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5. Neemrana, Rajasthan

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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

6. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

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Known For : Naini Lake Eco Cave Gardens Mall Road Nainital

The gem of Uttarakhand - Nainital is a charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. Located at an elevation of around 1938 metres, the epicentre of the town’s popularity and beauty lies within the gorgeous Naini Lake, after which the town is named. Founded by the British due to its resemblance to the Cumbrian Lake district, Nainital brims with elegant colonial structures that amplify the beauty of this place. It is a perfect weekend getaway from the Indian capital of Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 291 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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7. Sariska National Park, Alwar

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Nestled in the Aravali Hills over an area of about 800 sq. Km covering the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape, lays the Sariska National Park, now known as The Sariska Tiger Reserve. This area was once hunting preservation of The Maharaja of Alwar. The Reserve is known for its majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. In 1978, it was given the status of Tiger Reserve under the Project Tiger. It is the first tiger reserve to relocate the Tigers (from Ranthambore) successfully. As it lies in the lap of Aravali Hills, it holds an abundant amount of mineral resources like copper.

Distance from Delhi: 212 km

8. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - Tourism Capital of Madhya Pradesh

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Known For : Gwalior Fort Jai Vilas Palace Gujari Mahal (State Archaeological Museum)

A historic city founded by king Surajesan, Gwalior is galore with beautiful monuments, palaces and temples, giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past. Possible Itinerary: 2 days/1 nights Delhi - Gwalior – Delhi: Friday night: Delhi to Gwalior ( Friday Morning) by train or by bus. Saturday: Spend the day in Gwalior visiting famous temples Sunday: Sightseeing in Gwalior of monuments and palaces Sunday night: Gwalior to New Delhi (Monday morning) by train (numerous train options) or by bus or a direct taxi to Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 344 km

Best Time: July to March

9. Chandigarh, Punjab - India's First Planned City

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Known For : Rose Garden Rock Garden Sukhna Lake

Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana is a subtle and ideal definition of the word 'city'. In a culture that includes instances of both traditional Punjab as well as modernity, Chandigarh is a pretty town resembling a morning dream which is sure to flatter you with its innocence and pleasantness. Possible Itinerary: 2 days/1 nights Delhi - Chandigarh – Delhi: Friday night: Delhi to Chandigarh ( Friday Morning) by train or by bus. Saturday: Spend the day in Chandigarh, enjoy the nightlife of the city Sunday: Sightseeing in Chandigarh Sunday night: Chandigarh to New Delhi (Monday morning) by train (numerous train options) or by bus or a direct taxi to Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 250 km

Best Time: August to March

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10. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station With Rich Colonial History

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station With Rich Colonial History 4.2 /5 View 24+ photos

Known For : The Ridge Kufri Chail

Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train and colonial architecture, Shimla is popular among honeymooners and families alike. Shimla, Chandigarh, and Kasauli are known to be one of the favourite holiday spots for many. With the various attraction spots Shimla, Chandigarh, and Kasauli are the best places to visit. Possible Itinerary: 2 days/1 nights Delhi - Shimla – Delhi: Friday night: Delhi to Shimla ( Friday Morning) by train or by bus. Saturday: Spend the day in Shimla and witness the mesmerizing Himalayan peaks Sunday: Sightseeing in Shimla Sunday night: Shimla to New Delhi (Monday morning) by train (numerous train options) or by bus or a direct taxi to Delhi

Distance from Delhi: 349 km

Best Time: October to June

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11. Bharatpur, Rajasthan - The Bird Haven

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Known For : Bharatpur National Park Lohagarh Fort Banke Bihari Temple

Often referred as the 'Eastern Gate of Rajasthan', Bharatpur is located in the Braj region of state Rajasthan. The city is drenched by its culture, chivalry and romance woven into ballads and folklore can be heard from miles. An exotic offbeat destination that serves tourists with authentic Rajasthani traditions, religious occasions mark devotion of the state people. Also known as Lohagarh, it is a part of the golden tourism triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, this place attracts a considerable number of national and international tourist every year. It is also the home of Keoladeo National Park, which habitats over 370 species of animals and birds. It is recognised as one of the most popular birds feeding and breeding grounds. In 1982 the park was marked as a National Park, and later in 1985, it came on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Distance from Delhi: 201 km

Best Time: November to February

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12. Ranthambore, Rajasthan - One of the best national parks of the country

Ranthambore, Rajasthan - One of the best national parks of the country 4.2 /5 View 22+ photos

Known For : Jeep Safari Ranthambore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Ranthambhore Fort

This is one of the best tiger reserves of the country, known to have "friendly" tigers and chances of sighting one here is reasonably better than many other tiger reserves of India. Along with this Ranthambore has one of the richest flora and fauna making it an absolutely must visit area

Distance from Delhi: 402 km

Best Time: October to Apr

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13. Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

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Known For : Amer Fort City Palace, Jaipur Hawa Mahal

Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Also called the Pink City, The capital of the royal state of Rajasthan, Jaipur has been ruled by Rajput kingdoms for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle, one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country.

Distance from Delhi: 273 km

Best Time: October to March

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14. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand - First National Park of India

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Known For : Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park Corbett Waterfall River Rafting in Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

The first national park in India, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park and is home to the critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. It was the first place where Project Tiger was launched in 1973. Located in Uttarakhand and along the banks of Ramaganga River, it is home to around more than 480 species of flora and fauna. Spread over an area of more than 500 sq km covering riverine belts, hills, marshy depressions, lakes, streams and grasslands. The Park is divided into 5 zones: Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda and Sonanandi and all of them have different gates. A visit to Corbett National Park is incomplete without a jungle safari, so make sure you go for a safari. There are many resorts inside the national park for a perfect getaway.

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

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15. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Timber Trail Cable car Ride Fruit orchards

A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is a quaint village located 60 kms away from Shimla. Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, it treasures several attractions lying amid nature in its best form. It is famous for its Hot sulphur spring that is believed to have curative properties for health ailments like stress, joint pain, fatigue and other skin diseases.

Distance from Delhi: 272 km

Best Time: March to May, October to November

16. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World 4.3 /5 View 37+ photos

Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Distance from Delhi: 225 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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17. Dehradun, Uttarakhand - Home of the Valley of Dehradun

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Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Mindrolling Monastery

Kufri in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.

Distance from Delhi: 240 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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18. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh - The Quiter Shimla

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Known For : Reserve Forest Sanctuary Craignano WildFlower Hall Hotel

Mashobra is a lush green expanse in Himachal Pradesh, tucked away at a height of about 7700 feet, ensuring minimal human obstruction in the course of nature to provide you with the most pure and liberating experience of your lifetime.

Distance from Delhi: 359 km

Best Time: April to June

19. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Kufri Fun World Skiing in Kufri Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak

Kufri in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.

Distance from Delhi: 363 km

Best Time: November to March

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20. Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Hot Water Spring River Rafting in Tattapani Shiva cave

A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is a quaint village located 60 kms away from Shimla. Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, it treasures several attractions lying amid nature in its best form. It is famous for its Hot sulphur spring that is believed to have curative properties for health ailments like stress, joint pain, fatigue and other skin diseases.

Distance from Delhi: 372 km

Best Time: October to June

21. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary Palace Hotel Cricket Ground

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views from such a great height, known as a hiker's paradise, Chail is bound to give a tourist a memorable travelling experience to a tourist. This place is famous for having the world's highest cricket and polo grounds and has a luxurious resort situated on three hilltops. Once the summer capital of theÊPatialaÊKings, the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a tourist destination. This is the quintessential destination for tourists looking for a calm and relaxed vacation away from the more bustling and crowded tourist destinations in this state. Being the summer capital of the majestic kings of Patiala, the most famous place to visit in Chail is their palace which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. One must also visit the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and the famous cricket ground.

Distance from Delhi: 346 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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22. Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand

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Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges, Rajaji National Park is abundantly rich in flora and fauna and proves a great holiday destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Famous for its wildlife, especially for tigers and elephants, Rajaji National Park has recently received the status of a Tiger Reserve by the Government of India. Named in the honour or C. Rajagopalchari, this national park spreads over 3 districts of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal. This area is also enriched with valuable fossils which date back to as old as 10 million years old. The forest area is popular for Sal, Teak and other shrubs. You should explore the wilderness and rich diversity of Himalayan lives here with a Jeep Safari or Elephant Safari organised by the Forest Department, the 34 km jungle track is a major attraction here. You can spot Asian Elephants, Tiger and King Cobra, Panther, Bear, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Kakar, Python, Monitor Lizard, Wild Cats.

Best Time: Mid November to Mid June

23. Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Kandaghat Trekking and Hiking Tara Devi Temple

While Shimla is being flooded by tourists every year, a serene, calm and epitome of beauty lies near it, waiting to be discovered. Shoghi, a small hill station just 13 Kms. from Shimla is abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna.

Distance from Delhi: 339 km

Best Time: October to June

24. Haridwar, Uttarakhand - Gateway to God's Abode

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Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Temple

Haridwar, considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India, is an ancient city located on the banks of River Ganga in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Dotted with temples, ashrams and narrow lanes across the city, Haridwar is a famous Hindu temple town where millions of devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganges. It's believed that taking a dip in the holy Har Ki Pauri relieves you of all your sins.

Distance from Delhi: 204 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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Which of these short trips near Delhi have you picked for your 2 day or 3 days vacation? Short trips are often the best way to refresh yourself. So Delhites do not forget to make your upcoming holidays a cherishable one by visiting these amazing places.

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