Short breaks / weekend getaways can break monotony, revive your spirits and help you unwind. Being centrally located, Delhi offers you a wide choice in destinations within a 3-8 hours drive. Escape to:

Mathura & Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh)

Route :Delhi – Greater Noida-Mathura - Vrindavan
Mathura is a sacred city in Uttar Pradesh.The deity Lord Krishna is said to have been born here & therefore this place is also known by Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi, a Hindu temple. Dotting the Yamuna River are 25 ghats (flights of steps down to the water), of which Vishram Ghat is considered the holiest. Sati Burj is a 16th-century memorial tower. Dwarkadhish Temple has a carved entrance and a black-marble idol of Lord Krishna. & Vrindavan is also a holy town in Uttar Pradesh. The Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood here. It’s home to temples, many dedicated to Krishna and his lover, the deity Radha. At Banke Bihari Temple, the curtain in front of Krishna’s statue is opened and closed every few minutes.
Quick Facts
Location :185 kms / 3-4 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit :Sep.- Mar
Places of Interest :Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, Jama Masjid, Dwarkadhish Temple, Kusum Sarovar,Radha Kund,Govind Deo Temple, Prem Mandir, Kesi Ghat, Banke Bihari Temple, Nidhivan, ISKCON, Vrindavan, Sri Radha Damodar Temple & Rangaji Temple

Sariska (Rajasthan)

Route : Delhi - Gurgaon- Khohra- Sariska.
Sariska Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Alwar district, Rajasthan, India. It stretches over an area of 881 km² comprising scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, grasslands, and rocky hills. This area was a hunting preserve of the Alwar state and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958
Quick Facts
Location :210 kms/ 3-4 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit: Oct. - Feb.
Activities: Sariska National Tiger Reserve, Siliserh Lake, Sariska Palace, Kankawadi Fort,Bhangarh Fort, Hanuman Temple of Pandupol,Naldeshwar Shrine & Neelkantha Temple

Neemrana (Rajasthan)

Route : Delhi - Dharuhera - Behror–Neemrana.
Neemrana is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is the site of 16th century hill-fort occupied by Chauhans till 1947. Neemrana Fort-Palace was built in 1464 and later transformed intoa heritage hotel, maintaining the old charm of the palace. .
Quick Facts
Location :122kms/ 2.5 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit: August - March
Activities: On weekends, one can enjoy cultural performances. You can indulge in camel cart rides, multimedia tours and vintage car rides here

Damdama Lake (Haryana)

Route : Delhi - Gurgaon-- Garhi Bazidpur–Damdama Lake.
Damda reservoir in the state of Haryana. Damdama Lake is a small lake in Haryana and was formed when a stone and earthen dam constructed by the British was commissioned for rain water harvesting in 1947
Quick Facts
Location :50 kms/ 1.5 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit: August - February
Activities: Go Rock-Climbing, The Blue Camp & Botanix Nature Resort, Abhepur

Garhmukteshwar / Unchagaon (Uttar Pradesh)

Route : Delhi - Ghaziabad- Hapur- Garhmukteshwar–Unchagaon.
Garhmukteshwar is a town in Uttar Pradesh. According to Census 2011 information the sub-district code of Garhmukteshwar block is 00741 & Unchagaon is a village situated near River Ganges at a distance of 36 km from Garhmukteswar in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an ideal place to visit from Delhi & Noida for a quick day trip.
Quick Facts
Location :135 kms/ 2 -3 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit: Mar.- May & Oct.- Nov.
Places of Interest: Ganga Temple, Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Meerabai ki Reti, Nahush Koop (Nakka Kuan), Kalpavriksha, Mud Fort Kuchesar, Shahpeer’s Mausoleum, Jama Masjid Dargah of Baley Miyan.
Activities: Pottery, Jaggery Visit, Table Tennis, Croquet, Volley ball, Traditional Activities, Swimming, Board Games, Pottery, Jaggery Visit, Table Tennis, Croquet, Volley ball, Traditional Activities, Swimming, Board Games

Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

Route : New Delhi - Meerut - Roorkee – Haridwar
Haridwar is an ancient and sacred city, marking the point where river Ganges enters the plains of north India, after flowing 250 kms from its origin in Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwarliterally means the gateway to the gods. Situated in the foothills of the Shivalik range, in the GarhwalHimalyas, it attracts thousands of pilgrims,wanting a holy dip in the river Ganges. Haridwar has numerous temples with interesting legacies and is also known for its Ayurvedic medicines & herbal remedies.
Quick Facts
Location : 209 kms / 5 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit :February-March & August - October
Places of Interest :Ganga Aarti , Hari Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt-Sarover

Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

Route : Delhi – Modinagar-Meerut-Roorke-Haridwar – Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town
Quick Facts
Location :235 kms /6- 7 hours approx drive from Delhi
Altitude : 1115 ft.
Best Time to visit :February-March & August - October
Places of Interest :Laxman Jhula,Neelkanth Mahadev Temple,The Beatles Ashram,Swarg Ashram, Parmarth Niketan & Rajaji National Park.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary (Haryana)

Route : Delhi – Gurgaon- Sultanpur National park
Sultanpur National Park is located at Sultanpur village on Gurugram-Jhajjar highway, 15 km from Gurugram, Haryana and 50 km from Delhi. This covers approximately 142.52 hectares
Quick Facts
Location : 45 kms / 1-2 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit : Jan.- Mar
Activities : An excellent birds sanctuary where one can walk around the wetland to see the migratory birds & also spot a large number of the park's resident birds.

Agra (Uttar Pradesh)

Route : Delhi – Noida – Taj Exp.way– Agra
The legendary TajMahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, makes Agra is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. An imposing dome,its white marble - intricately carved and inlaid with precious stones.Taj Mahal is a sense of timeless beauty. It attracts foreign tourists round the year.
Quick Facts
Location :185 kms / 3 hours approx drive from Delhi(via Taj Expressway)
Best Time to visit :Round the Year, however Oct - Mar is Best.
Places of Interest :Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Ram Bagh & MehtabBagh

Jim Corbett Park (Uttarakhand)

Route : Delhi – HapurByepass - Gajraula - Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar – Corbett
A six-decade-old wildlife reserve, Jim Corbett was established in the year 1936 to protect many endangered species. The park was later named after the legendary hunter turned conservationist and author, Jim Corbett. It holds close to 600 species of avifauna.

Quick Facts
Location :245 kms / 7 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit : November to May
Places of Interest :Kalagarh Dam, Corbett Falls, Garjia Devi Temple, Corbett Museum, Crocodile Pool Getheryo Museum etc.
IMP. -The main park (Dhikala) is closed from mid June to mid Nov.

Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Route : Delhi - Dharuhera - Behror - Kotputli - Shahpura - Jaipur
Jaipur is also known as Pink city as part of it is painted pink. The first planned city of India, it is located in the desert of Rajasthan. The most sought after tourist destination in India, Jaipur’s historic monuments are great examples of ancient Indian architecture. A major business center in western India, it offers all facilities seen in a metropolitan city.
Quick Facts
Location :258 kms/ 5 hours approx drive from Delhi
Best Time to visit: October - March In the monsoons during Teej
Places of Interest :Amer Fort, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jalmahal, Birla Planetarium, City Palace and S.M.S. II Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal.