There are many weekend getaways around Delhi, the list can be limitless but here we bring to you some of the best winter weekend getaways around Delhi. These are the places that are at their best in the winter months with many activities and the places that won’t be as nice to visit during the summers or monsoons. So if you are a winter person who loves to explore the outdoors read on to find out about the best winter weekend getaways from Delhi
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Distance From Delhi : 200 kms
Popularly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary this is one of the finest bird sanctuaries of the world. A place with indigenous water- birds as well as numerous migratory birds, this man made sanctuary also has wildlife animals like Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
Come winters and more than 300 species of migratory birds, who come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia, can be seen here. No vehicles are allowed inside the park and the best way to see this park on the approved cycle-rickshaws that ply inside the park. Note that the rickshaw pullers here know everything about the birds and the park and can be amazing guides.
Distance From Delhi : 268 kms
An enthralling heritage city that one can never get bored of. A city with extravagant architecture, colourful fabrics, awesome handicrafts and festivities. But there is another side of today’s modern Jaipur too.
Jaipur is one of the best places in India for an ideal vacation getaway as it offers the right mix of modern city luxuries along with some great heritage places, amazing shopping and eating destinations. Jaipur is a favoured escape for the Indian and foreign tourists alike.
Distance From Delhi : 201 kms
Located among the Aravalli hill ranges in the Alwar district of Rajasthan this wildlife sanctuary is a favoured weekend destination of many from Delhi and Jaipur as well.
It covers an area of 800 sq km in total and has many religious monuments within its limits. Its a tiger reserve and if lucky you can get a glimpse of the Royal beast here while on a jeep safari. There are many ancient temples and monuments too that can be visited while here.
Distance From Delhi : 275 kms
Nawalgarh is an open art gallery, with art all around. A Golden city in between the arid desert with with exquisitely painted havelis and frescoes all over. While in Nawalgarh you must visit the Poddar Haveli, the Aath Haveli and the Moraraka Haveli.
A peaceful and serene place with sand dunes all around , Nawalghar can get very hot in summers so winters are the best time to explore this beautiful Shekhawati town.
Distance From Delhi : 450 kms
An overnight journey by train takes you to the city of ”Golden Temple” – Amritsar. Its the religious, food and cultural capital of Punjab.
And a visit here in the winter months is as much about Golden Temple as the delicious traditional Punjabi cuisine. Don’t forget to visit the Wagah Border when here.
Distance From Delhi : 630 kms
The temple town of Khajuraho can be easily visited over a long weekend from Delhi, On the way to Khajuraho you can also stop over at the famed Orchha and see the Jehangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple and the Betwa River. In Khajuraho you can spend a whole weekend admiring the brillianty craved anicient temples of Chandel Dynasty and also can plan a visit to Raneh falls.
Madhya Pradesh is very warm in summers and therefore the best and the ideal time to explore Khajuraho is between November to March .
Bandavghar National Park
Distance From Delhi : 260 kms
An overnight train journey and a short car ride thereafter will take you to the famed Bandavgarh national park In Madhya Pradesh.
This is a wildlife park with the world’s highest density of tigers. A popular destination for wildlife lovers, photographers and nature lovers, this place is best visited October to March when the temperatures are not too high.
Distance From Delhi : 670 kms
Udaipur is the charming city of lakes and romance. This is one such city where you can spend a week and yet not get bored.
There are many palaces, forts, lakes and quaint bazaars here you keep you busy. Also while here you must visit the famed towns of Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh.
Distance From Delhi : 720 kms
An overnight train journey or a short flight to Jodhpur (275 kms from Jaisalmer) will take you to the Golden City of Jaisalmer.
An exotic desert destination that can be visited only in the winter months as the summers are real hot here. The best place in India for exploring amazing forts, desert safaris and dune bashing this is one such place that must be visited by all.
You can also visit places like Shimla, Manali and Dhanaulti if you want to enjoy snow. So throw your blankets away and plan an awesome weekend getaway now and have a great winters outdoors.