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12 Impromptu Road Trips To Take From Delhi To Make The Most Of The Long Weekend!

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It took us a long while to say this, but yeah, a long weekend is FINALLY here- the same one where you could go on a mini-vacay and let go of all your worries, at least for a while. We know a lot of you are already making plans to go out of town for a getaway this weekend, which is exactly why we’ve rounded up this list! Here, we talk about 9 places ideal for a road trip from Delhi. So, scroll down.

1. Sariska

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This quaint village tucked away near Alwar, is famous for the Sariska Tiger Reserve, which is spread across a sprawling area of 340 sq miles. It’s thriving with rich flora and fauna, with some of the mammal species that you can easily spot like the Indian Leopard, Caracal, Sambar Deer and Honey Badger. Also, if you’re willing to splurge, book a stay at the magnificent Sariska Palace for a memorable and luxurious experience.

Distance From Delhi | 202.5 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 5 Hours 07 Mins (Approx.

2. Agra

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You ask any Delhiite about their fave destination for a road trip, and you’d hear the word ‘Agra’ at least a hundred times. The drive to Agra from Delhi is comfy and easy, all thanks to the Yamuna Expressway that has cut down the travel time by half! We’d recommend leaving early in the morning from Delhi to witness the delightful sunrise from the highway.

Distance From Delhi | 242.9 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 4 Hours 05 Mins (Approx.)

3. Jim Corbett National Park

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The oldest national park in India, Corbett is located in Uttarakhand, close to Nainital and Pauri-Garhwal districts. Here, you’ll find a diverse range of plants, grasslands, dense forests and more than 586 species of birds and animals- making it an ideal place for a  holiday, especially for wildlife and photography lovers! Check this place out and you won’t be disappointed, this we guarantee!

Distance From Delhi | 244.6 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 5 Hours 10 Mins (Approx.)

4. Lansdowne 

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Lansdowne is a quaint hill station in Uttarakhand that offers breathtaking views and a peek into the colonial era! You will find plenty of resorts here where you can enjoy a cosy stay, and that too, without spending a bomb. So, plan a relaxing vacay with your sweetheart here and make the most of the long weekend.

Distance From Delhi | 280.5 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 6Hours 55 Mins (Approx.)

5. Jaipur

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Jaipur AKA the land of the royals is known for its glorious havelis, museums and courtyards which represent the bygone eras and the rich heritage of Rajasthan. When you drive down to Jaipur, you’ll be welcomed by massive farms and local dhabas- something we are sure you guys will absolutely love. 

Distance From Delhi | 281 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 5 Hours 45 Mins (Approx.)

6.Kasauli

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Kasauli, a picturesque town in Himachal Pradesh, is brimming with several houses built during the colonial period, lush orchards and breathtaking countryside, which is a treat for the sore eyes. The drive from Delhi to Kasauli will be as beautiful as the destination, so hit the road and rejuvenate yourselves!

Distance From Delhi | 288.7 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 6 Hours 19 Mins (Approx.)

7. Mukteshwar 

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A popular tourist destination resting amidst the mountains of Uttarakhand, this one sits high in the Kumaon Hills. The many fruit orchards and lush green cover, make it an excellent choice where you can sit back and relax, away from the madding crowds of the city. Plus, it’s much less crowded than Nainital, which is just perfect! The gorgeous homes built the European way take you back to Imperial India and thus, leave you thinking about an era bygone.

Distance From Delhi | 361.7 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 8 Hours 37 Mins (Approx.)

8. Gwalior

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A little city in Madhya Pradesh, it’s known for the splendid historical relics that have stood the test of time. Barely 7 hours away, this city will definitely be a treat for the History aficionado in your soul. So, while you’re here, make sure to explore the majestic Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple (quirky name, right?), Jai Vilas Palace and many more important landmarks worth capturing and exploring. And while you’re at it, do treat yourselves with some eclectic local street-food dishes! 

Distance From Delhi | 361.9 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 6 Hours 30 Mins (Approx.)

9. Kausani

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A little hill station sitting in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, in the state of Uttarakhand, this one is perfect if you love mountains! Kausani is a sorta long drive away so, we’d suggest you leave early in the morning. But don’t let the travelling time deter you, as it’s a long weekend and well, the view and promised serenity are worth the drive. Did you know Gandhi Ji once called this place the Switzerland of India? Yep, and what better weekend to explore the same than this one! 

Distance From Delhi | 413 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 9 Hours 30 Mins (Approx.)

10. Alwar

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Encircled in the lap of the green slopes of Aravalli Ranges, Alwar is a lovely city, rich in its culture and legacy. It's an agile mix of nature, antiquated history, Indian craftsmanship, and culture, which is what makes Alwar a famous tourist spot. You say hills, we say Alwar. You say lakes, we say Alwar! You say forts, well guess what we’ll say! The Weekend is coming, so don't miss out on adding Alwar to your to-visit list!

Distance From Delhi | 165.6 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 4 Hours 02 Mins (Approx.)

11. Rishikesh 

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Rishikesh is not only the Capital for yoga and meditation, but it is also known for its beautiful views. If you are an adventurous person, then Rishikesh is the perfect getaway spot for you. Rafting, kayaking, trekking and there is so much for all you adventurous souls! Pack your bags and enjoy the beautiful sunset in Rishikesh with a cup of chai! Also, don’t forget to click a picture of yourself in a yoga pose near the Ganga River! 

Distance From Delhi | 266.2 Kms
Travel Time By Car | 5 Hours (Approx.)

12. Karnal

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If you are planning a short road trip with your friends, then Karnal is the right destination for you. Karnal Lake and Karnal Fort are some of the famous spots to visit here. Well, when we say Karnal, one thing that strikes our mind is dhabas and havelis! So, it's time for you to plan for Karnal this weekend and to capture those fun road trip reels with music in the background for your Insta stories! 

Distance From Delhi | 118.9 Kms 
Travel Time By Car | 2 Hour 53 Mins (Approx.)

That’s our list of some nearby locations where you can drop by to relax during this long weekend and enjoy a long drive. So, pack your bags and get ready to chillax!          

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