#TravelBytes: 5 best weekend getaways for Delhiites
Nothing feels better than a weekend after a hard week of work. While you could spend weekends binge-watching TV shows and stuffing yourself with food, a getaway to a beautiful city or hill-station (that is just a 4-5 hours drive away) is pretty enticing. If you're based out of Delhi, here are 5 great weekend getaways that you could explore.
The 'Pink city' will surely quench your travel thirst
Fall in love with the architectural beauty of the pink city, Jaipur, by taking a weekend trip to see the city's mahals and palaces. Visit the amazing Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, and Nahargarh Fort, and don't miss out on a sneak-peek into Rajasthani culture and cuisine at Chokhi Dhani. A 5-hour-drive is all that's distancing you and the much-needed Jaipur break you deserve.
Let 'The Taj' sort your weekend plans
Seeing Shah Jahan's gift to his beloved in 'City of Love' is a weekend break that every Delhiite can plan, simply because of its proximity to Delhi - it's just 233km away. Attractions in Agra include the Taj Mahal, and the mighty Agra Fort, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. From Agra, you can also visit the nearby town of Fatehpur Sikri.
Can you hear the mountains calling?
For lovers of hills, Kasauli is the one-stop-meets-all getaway. It is a welcome break from the scorching Delhi heat. When in Kasauli, plan a short trek, walk along the Gilbert-trail, enjoy the scenery from the toy train, shop at the local Tibetan market, and enjoy lip-smacking Tibetan cuisine. It takes a 5-6 hours to reach the heavenly Himachal town, if you are driving.
Treat yourself with a weekend in the holy town
A delight for sports-junkies and spiritual travelers alike, Rishikesh disappoints none. An adventure sports hub, Rishikesh offers an adrenaline rush with its all-time popular river rafting, bungee jumping, rock climbing and trekking. However, they have not been banned. One thing you can't afford to miss is the 'Beatles Ashram' named after the world-famous English rock-and-roll band. You can drive, or take a bus to reach there.
What better than a weekend escape into the wild?
The 'Paradise of Tigers' i.e. The Jim Corbett National Park is the best getaway possible for the ones whose hearts lie in the wild. Explore your adventurous side with a Jungle safari in the wild, and a visit to the Corbett waterfalls. Other great options are the Garjia temple and Corbett Museum. A 250-km-drive or a train to Ramnagar are ways to reach there.