The bustling city life in Delhi can be overbearing sometimes and you need a detox once in a while. What better way to escape from the flooded lights of the city than to hit the road with your friends. Here are the 37 best road trips you can take from Delhi over the weekend and experience a truly serene experience.

1. Damdama Lake

The closest place on the list, the Damdama lake road trip can be completed in just one day. The eco resorts provide a scenic view over the lake.

2. Parwanoo

Located 270 km away from Delhi, the town at the foothills of the Himalayas is filled with mesmerizing views making the drive all the more peaceful.

3. Mathura

Want to please your parents with a pilgrimage, head down to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The drive takes you 3 hours and the temples in the town make you forget the buildings in the city.

4. Agra

The most popular road trip from Delhi, you can witness the Taj Mahal in Agra in just 4 hours. The ivory fort is one of the wonders of the world and certainly a must visit.

5. Mussoorie

A ride filled with stunning views on all directions, the trip to the hill station is one of the favourite escapes for Delhites.

6. Kasauli

Collect your friends and head down to Kasauli on your bullets. The scenic views topped off with the fresh air makes it an ideal bike trip.

 7. Nainital

Your desire to spend a calm weekend full of tranquility can be fulfilled next to the massive and beautiful lakes in Nainital.

8. Rishikesh

Often renowned as a religious place, Rishikesh is also the adventure capital of India. The perfect place to spend the weekend for adrenaline junkies.

9. Dhauj Camp

Dhauj in Haryana is the perfect place to camp under the stars and share scary stories with your friends.

10. McLeodganj

This beautiful hill station is a 10-hour ride from the national capital. The journey is as beautiful as the place itself

11.  Jaisalmer

One of the longest road trips from Delhi, Jaisalmer is perfect for a long weekend. The sand dunes and the architecture make the long journey worth it.

12. Shimla

The beautiful hill station is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The place is ideal for sightseeing and to witness Victorian architecture.

13. Dharamshala

A scenic hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is home to the leader of the Tibetan Monks, Dalai Lama.

14. Corbett National Park

A popular national park among tourists and locals, The Corbett national park is home to the ferocious Bengal Tiger.

15. Jaipur

The pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur has a wide collection of ancient forts and palaces. The markets in Jaipur are a delight.

16. Chopta

A difficult yet serene drive from Delhi, Chopta is an upcoming tourist destination in India. Its serene views and mesmerizing treks have made it a popular getaway.

17. Amritsar

This city in Punjab is the perfect combinations of cultural, religious and natural beauty. A 9-hour drive from Delhi, the ride is a fairly comfortable one.

18. Kasol

One of the longest drives from Delhi at 1100 km, the latter part of the journey is to be completed on foot. The long ride is filled with a variety of scenic views

19. Ladakh

Perhaps the longest trip from Delhi is Ladakh. The snowy region in the Himalayas will take you 35 hours to reach but once there you have a wide array of activities to do.

20. Neemrana

An old and marvelous fort in the state of Rajasthan, the Neemrana fort palace is over 700 years old. The 122 km long ride is fairly pleasants.

21. Murthal

A small town on NH 44, Murthal is filled with restaurants offering exotic Punjabi cusine for you paratha lovers out there.

22. Surajkund

The Surajkund is a massive semicircular amphitheater and now one of the oldest man made reservoirs in the country.

23.  Gwalior

A grand city in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is home to a mesmerizing collection of old palaces, forts and temples. The place has high historical significance. 

24.  Ajmer

A city filled with natural beauty and monuments alike, Ajmer is a stunning city in Rajasthan. It is a popular place of worship for both Hindus and Muslims.

25. Chandigarh

The most well-planned city in India can be reached from Delhi in only 8 hours. Chandigarh is a great place to visit with friends because of its upcoming restaurants and clubs.

26. Karnal

A place with great historic significance, Karnal can be reached in 3 hours. Usually devoid of tourist activity Karnal can be a serene experience for you.

27. Barsana

Considered by many as the birthplace of lord Krishna’s lover Radha, Barsana is an ideal place for people who enjoy History. The place has a wonderful collection of temples and monuments.

28. Kurukshetra

Literally translating to the battlefield, Kurukshetra is a great place to discover new and unknown stories about India’s historic past.

29. Nuh

The unique name may mislead some, but unlike the name the place has plenty to offer. A one day trip from Delhi, Nuh contains the tomb of the Mughal king Bahadur Khan Nadir.

30. Manesar

One of the closest places near Delhi for a perfect weekend getaway, Manesar is a small village with a scenic view. The village is rich in heritage and you can get a look at a few birds from the Sultanpur birds Sanctuary.

31. Unchagaon

Like the name, you can have high expectations of this place. The city next to the river Ganga is perfect for people wanting to experience living like the royalty.

32. Bharatpur

Known for its Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur is a small town in Rajasthan. The city is home to a unique collection of birds who can be spotted throughout the year.

33. Spiti

The perfect place for skiing and hiking, the trip to Spiti can be a long one. The Tibetan monasteries above the white hills are truly a sight to witness.

34. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Located very close to New Delhi, in the District of Gurgaon, The Sultanpur Birds Sanctuary is the perfect weekend getaway from the bustling life in the capital city.

35. Botanix Nature resort

One of the few man made place where you can enjoy natural tranquillity. Situated only 62 km away from Delhi, the resort is a perfect retreat for nature lovers.

36. Kuchesar

The beautiful mud fort on top of the village is what drives the few people that visit Kuchesar. The dining experiences in Kuchesar are extremely lavish. 

37. Alwar

A culturally rich city in the state of Rajasthan, Alwar is known for its massive forts. The Bala Qila and the Kalakand market are popular tourist attractions in the city.

While Delhi is a remarkable city, restricting yourself to the attractions within the national capital is not the smartest choice. Experience the essence of India as a whole, get your tanks full and hit the road.

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