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Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi – Getaway destinations for short trips
Monday, October 19th, 2015

Weekend breaks from Delhi for adventure or spirituality

Rishikesh

 

Distance from Delhi: Around 240kms

How to get there: Car or Bus

Travel time: By car- 5-6 hours;  By Bus- 5-6 hrs

Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi - Getaway destinations for short trips

On a suspension bridge, riding a Delhi bike.

What to see:

  • Ram Jhula the iron suspension bridge situated at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh is a landmark of the place. It was built to help cross the Ganga River and offers a breathtaking view. Lakshman Jhula, somewhat upstream, can be called its counterpart.
  • Jumpin Heights is a prime location for adventure sports in Rishikesh. Most visitors on weekend breaks from Delhi, come for both the scenic beauty and adrenaline rush offered. Jumpin Heights is an adventure zone that offers Bungee jumping (India’s highest bungy), Flying fox, and a Giant Swing.
  •  Triveni Ghat situated on the banks of the mighty Ganga, believed to be one of the most sacred bathing ghats in Rishikesh, the evening “Maha Aarti” here is a sight to behold, at the end of which numerous lamps are floated on the river water, their flickering lights reflecting on the gentle ripples and lighting each other’s path.
Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi - Getaway destinations for short trips
Ramjhula bridge over the Ganga

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What to Buy Around Rishikesh:

On both sides of the Lakshman Jhula Bridge numerous shops and stalls dot the walking path, selling local handicrafts, brassware, relaxed clothing, trinkets, ornaments and shoes. There are some spice stores around Swarg Ashram as well.

 

 

 Weekend breaks from Delhi for nature and wildlife

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Distance from Delhi: 260kms (approx.)

How to get there: Car /Train/ Bus

Travel time: By car – 5hrs; By train- 7hrs 30 min; By Bus: Roughly 6hrs.

Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi - Getaway destinations for short trips

A young adult Bengal Tiger at Jim Corbett National Park

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What to see:

  • The whole extent of the park is divided into four different zones called Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna and Durgadevi zones, nonetheless, tourism is only allowed in select areas.
  • It is the oldest national park in the country and one of the best places to view the majestic and presently endangered Bengal tigers.
  • The endemic flora and fauna including the endangered Asiatic elephant, Ghariyal, Asiatic Black Bear, Hog Deer, Walking Deer, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Yellow-throated marten etc. are the other attractions.

Note: Park is closed during monsoons.

Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi - Getaway destinations for short trips

Early morning elephant safari at Jim Corbett

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What to buy Around Jim Corbett National park

Shopping options are limited to little memoirs like caps, T-shirts, jungle whistles etc. sold at thatched shops outside the forest gates. It’s better to stock up on essentials like toiletries and first aid kit before reaching, although one can find accommodations to stay within the lap of nature through the forest rest houses.

Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi - Getaway destinations for short trips

Pen stands that you can buy as souvenirs

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Heritage Weekend breaks from Delhi

Agra & Fatehpur Sikri

 

Distance from Delhi: 232kms (approx.)

How to get there: Car /Train/ Bus

Travel time: By car: 3hrs 21 min. By train: 3 hrs max. By Bus: Roughly 5hrs.

Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi - Getaway destinations for short trips

Agra fort. On a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of Taj Mahal from here.

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What to see:

  • Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, a testament to love and one of the best weekend breaks from Delhi.
  • Agra fort the majestic sister fort of Taj Mahal and a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Fatehpur Sikri, the majestic city board creation of King Akbar, and an erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire.

 

What to buy Around Agra

Mughal carpets, prayer rugs, recreated Mughal paintings and antique pieces are quite easily available in the bazaars of Agra. Marble inlay artifacts are major attractions in the Agra markets.

Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi - Getaway destinations for short trips

Marble Table Top

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