Delhi is a unique city with its dynamic environment and fast-paced lifestyle that can make your weekend gateways the most memorable. If you want to escape from the busy hassle days of your life and spend a refreshing 2 day trip from Delhi can prove to be the perfect destination. From quaint towns to beautiful hill stations, Delhi offers an incredible destination for memorable days.

  1.       Sarisar

Sariska is a well-known tiger reserve, located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is one of the most preferred destinations. The Sariska National park is definitely an amazing experience for travelers, the place is surrounded by Siliserh Lake and the Jai Samand Lake, which are home to various crocodiles and snakes. You can experience the rich flora and fauna on a jeep safari. Pandupol temple, Kankwadi fort, Kalighati, and Siliserh Lake are some important attractions of Sariskar. 

How to reach: you can take a train to Alwar from Delhi to reach Sariska.

Estimated time: 1 hour from the railway station. 

  1.       Almora

The beautiful town of Almora is a perfect place for a peaceful gateway amidst the wilderness of the Majestic Himalaya. It is situated in Uttarakhand, blessed with a tranquil atmosphere, rich wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and cultural heritage. Jageshwar temple, Martola, Katarmal Sun temple, Lakhudiyar, and Kalimath are some major attractions. It is a picturesque hills station in the lap of nature. If you are a shopping enthusiast, you should definitely visit the street sides market in Almora. If you are a foodie, there are some really great restaurants offering finger-licking foods. Almora has a lot of hotels and restaurants where you can stay and rest such as Bhagwati palace, Khims guest house, Binsar resort, Khali estate, etc. 

How to reach: you can either take a direct bus from Delhi or a train to Kothgodam. 

  1.       Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a unique place to go with your family for a weekend gateway.  It is commonly known as the “ yoga capital of the world” the place is set against the backdrop of the Himalayas and Ganga flowing through it. There are numerous ashrams here, people from different parts of the world came here to learn yoga and meditation.

One of the popular things in Rishikesh is Rafting, adventure seekers will definitely enjoy the thrill of rafting. , Rishikesh also offers many adventure activities like bungee jumping, flying fox, cliff jumping, body surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and rappelling which is the main attraction of this Place. So Rishikesh is always an excellent idea for gateways. 

  1.       Lansdowne

It is an idyllic hill station, known for its serenity and scenic beauty. It is the best place for a 2-day weekend trip. Lansdowne is beautiful nature blended destination located in the Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The place is camouflaged in the groves of pine and oak trees, fascinating view of the Himalayan Peak. Lansdowne offers activities like trekking, hiking, boating, bird watching, kayaking. You can also visit some beautiful places such as War Memorial, Bhulla Tal Lake, Darwan Singh Museum, etc

How to reach: you can take a train or a bus to Kotdwar from Delhi to reach Lansdowne. 

  1.       Pushkar

Pusher is a perfect and unique destination for a weekend gateway as it is a spiritually significant place. it is a beautiful town in Rajasthan. You can see some amazing places like Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Meerabai Temple, Pushkar BazaarbApteshwar temple, and Savitri Temple. Pushkar also offers adventurous activities like hot air balloons. Also don’t miss out to taste delicious Malpua and Kachori at the street food stalls. Due to its colorful and different history of temples, the town has gathered attention from tourists around the world. Holi and Diwali festivals are well celebrated here.  Pushkar welcomes one and all with open arms and offers an experience, unlike any other place. 

How to reach: you can reach the town by train to Ajmer, Which is a quick car ride from Pushkar. 

So take a break from the hussle city life and head into these destination. . It is true that Delhi is one of the perfect place to fulfill your desire to experience culture and places. The above listed 5 destinations are the unique places in Delhi to visit  in your weekend holidays with your friends and family. So pick and destination and travel.

By Mayank

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