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15 Best Weekend Places Just at 6 Hours from Delhi

Written by Manish Yadav

Life is busy and hectic for people living at Delhi, the heart of India. If you are a part of this daily hustle and bustle, then the good news for you is that there are several places just at 6 hours from Delhi, where you can spend your weekend and return back to work stress free.

1. Surajkund:

Distance: 30 km

Best For: Family Holiday, Historical Trip

Surajkund Lake

Rural India is still the best place to inhale some fresh air. Surajkund is a typical Indian village where joy of life is in simplicity. Visit the village during the Surajkund Mela, the largest crafts fair of the world; the fair is held every year from 1st to 15th February. From colourful handicrafts to rich, hand woven fabrics, shop your heart out at this fair. Historically, the place is famous for a 10th century lake, which was dedicated to Lord Sun by a king of the Gurjar cult; the village has derived its name from the kund.

2. Alwar/ Neemrana

Distance: 120 km

Best For: Couples, Historical Trip, Wildlife Photography

Wild Cat

Alwar is a city with a glorious past. While the Hill Fort of Kesroli exhibits its power, boating over the Silserh Lake with your loved ones makes your weekend special. Meet the wild cats at the Sariska Tiger Reserve or visit the haunted Bhangarh for some thrill. You can also enjoy a luxurious stay at Alwar; the Neemrana heritage hotel lets you spend your vacation in royal elegance.

Heritage Hotel

3. Mathura and Vrindavan

Distance: 160 km

Best For: Family Vacation, Pilgrimage

Mathura janam Bhumi

Mathura and Vrindavan is of immense religious significance, being the birth place of Lord Krishna. Drench in the colours of joy here during holi, relishing the world famous sweets, pera. The Mathura museum is an abode for art lovers, exhibiting the ancient sculptures of Mathura school of art. Vrindavan, lying in close proximity to Mathura is known for its exquisitely beautiful Lord Krishna temples.

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4. Bharatpur

Distance: 195 km

Best For: Wildlife Photography, Couples

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

How about starting your weekend amidst the joyous chirps of birds? The Bharatpur bird sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protecting 200 species of avian fauna, including migratory birds. Mallards, teal, ducks, kingfishers, hornbills, egrets and cuckoos are some of the common bird species found here.

5. Rishikesh

Distance: 230 km

Best For: Pilgrimage, Adventure Trip, Couples

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Rejuvenate your soul this vacation at the banks of River Ganges, at Rishikesh. Experience the divine aura when River Ganges is worshipped at the dusk or restore your health with traditional Ayurveda massages at spas. The wild waters of Ganges are ideal for river rafting while the steep slopes of the Himalayas attract the trekkers.

6. Corbett

Distance: 235 km

Best For: Wildlife Photography, Couples

Corbett National Park

The Corbett National Park is the best weekend escapade for wildlife lovers. Enjoy a safari ride through the dense forests of the park as the Royal Bengal Tigers stroll through the forest in own mood.

7. Lansdowne

Distance: 250 km

Best For: Couples, Family Vacation, Adventure Lovers


The quaint hill station of Lansdowne is best to lie lazily on your arm chair as the sky plays with colours at sunset and the sun peeps from behind the Himalayan mountain range. Gift yourself a soothing weekend, walking under the shadows of pine, oak and peach woods listening to the tweets of numerous birds or boating over the crystalline waters of lakes.

8. Mandawa

Distance: 260 km

Best For: Family Vacation, Historical Trip

Mandawa Fort

Spend an artistic weekend at the small town of Mandawa, Rajasthan. While the Mandawa Fort is beautifully adorned with paintings of Lord Krishna and his childhood acts, the Mandawa Castle exhibits royal grandeur of Rajasthan with glittering mirror work, intricate carvings and breathtaking sculptures.

9. Dausa

Distance: 260 km

Best For: Couples, Historical Trip


If you need some quiet moments, Dausa is your destination. Explore the large mansions of the city or let prayers come deep from your heart at the old shrine of Dausa.

10. Dundlod:

Distance: 265 km

Best For: Historical Trip

Dundlod Fort

Unravel the ancient glory of Rajasthan at Dundlod. The Dundlod Fort depicts the fusion of Mughal and Rajput architectural style, while the magnificent havelis portray the lavish lifestyle of the traders of Rajasthan.

11. Naukuchiatal

Distance: 300 km

Best For: Adventure Lovers, Family Vacation, Couples


Fly like a bird this weekend at the paragliding institute of Naukuchiatal. Also known as the ‘Lake of nine corners,’ Naukuchiatal is charming with its blue waters encircled with lush greenery. Yatching, paddling, angling and bird watching are the prime attractions of the hill station.

12. Kasauli

Distance: 300 km

Best For: Family Vacation, Couples


Breathe in some fresh and chilled air at the sublime atmosphere of Kasauli. Walk along the narrow lanes of the 19th century city, feeling the cool breeze of the oak, pine and horse chestnut woods.

13. Ranikhet

Distance: 340 km

Best For: Family Vacation, Couples


Let the dew drenched grass of Ranikhet soak away all your stress this weekend. Located at Uttarakhand, the serenity of this small hill station allures the tired minds and hearts. Get close to nature trekking through the forests of pine, deodar and oak or enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the hill top.

14. Shoghi

Distance: 343 km

Best For: Nature Lovers


Nestled at an altitude of 5700 feet, the silence of Shoghi is its attraction. While the village resort of Park Woods provides you with all the basic amenities, the spotless beauty of the surroundings takes you far away from the noise and smoke of city life. Jakhoo Hill, Viceregal Lodge, Kurfi and Kandaghat are some of the nearby tourist attractions from Shoghi.

15. Almora

Distance: 350 km

Best For: Family Vacation, Couples

The enthralling beauty of Almora is a natural stress buster for the tourists. The carpets of green grass, the shades of tall trees and the fragrance of colorful blossoms is a welcome break from the honking horns and polluted air of Delhi. While the Chitai temple and Nanda Devi temple portrays the religious life of Almora, the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view with the Himalayas at the backdrop keeps you speechless. The rich heritage, colorful handicrafts and lip smacking delicacies of the region makes it s popular tourist destination to all age groups.

Nanda Devi Temple

Hence, pack your bags this weekend and set off on a journey of incredible India, just near you.

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