Even with all its glory and charm, New Delhi, like any big city, can get overwhelming. So, it is almost a must to get away once in a while. Delhiites and non residents – here’s our guide to the quickest getaways!
- By Arinita Sandilya
#For Family: Bharatpur
In the state of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts. It is renowned for the Keoladeo Nation Park also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, which hosts over 370 species of rare and migratory birds like Siberian Crane, Painted Storks, Pelicans, Egrets and Warblers etc.
SC Loves: Lohagarh Fort, a 18th century architectural marvel and the beautiful Laxmi Vilas Palace which displays an impressive blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.
Distance: 220 Kms from New Delhi or approximately five hours by road.
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#For a romantic getaway: Neemrana
Probably one of the most popular getaways from New Delhi, Neemrana is a historical town in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is situated on the Delhi-Jaipur highway.
SC Loves: Indulge in a weekend of TLC at the Neemrana Fort-Palace, which is among India’s oldest heritage resort hotels. Located on a high hillock, it offers a magnificent view of the town and the adjoining hills.
Distance: 122 kms from New Delhi or approximately two and a half hours by road.
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#Work offsite: Mandawa
Famous for its historic charm and majestic forts and havelis, Mandawa is a quaint little town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. A trip to Madawa is incomplete without a tour of the spectacular Mandawa Fort which is highly renowned for exquisite frescoes. You can also visit some beautiful old havelis such as Murmuria Haveli and Sewaram Saraf Haveli.
SC Loves: Hit the local market for souvenirs, paintings and amazing antiques etc.
Distance: 240 kms from New Delhi or approximately six to seven hours by road.
Photo Credit: Castle Mandawa
#To rejuvenate: Nahan
A nature lover’s paradise, Nahan is the perfect destination for those seeking to unwind amidst the beautiful serene hills, situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
SC Loves: Whether you decide to relax with a nice book and enjoy the scenery or go trekking and try your hand at fishing, Nahan is definitely worth visiting.
Distance: 235 kms from the New Delhi or approximately six hours by road.
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Situated in the state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh it is blessed with a stunning landscape and has a deep cultural and religious fervour that attracts a flock of backpackers throughout the year. If an adrenaline-packed weekend is what you crave, then Rishikesh is just the place for you as it has a lot offer in terms of adventure sports.
SC Loves: Trekking, white water rafting, cliff hanging, bungee jumping and much more.
Distance: 230 kms from New Delhi approximately five hours by road.