Weekend Gateways Around Delhi


The city of Delhi was plundered several times, but never did it surrendered to malevolence on the contrary it evolved each time from its own ashes like the bird, Phoenix. Delhi, under its share of history pages tells the saga of the opulent of the empires who ruled the city and thus even today it is flanked with numerous political and historical monuments. Delhi has retained its character and is thus the current national capital city of India which is frequented by travellers for recreation, business and educational purposes. With the construction of new infrastructures, Delhi is now well-connected to various neighbouring regions ideal for weekend gateways. These destinations are mostly 0-500 km away from Delhi and thus make for ideal weekend gateways around Delhi. These destinations are well appointed with good roads and variety of decent hotels and other entities of tourist needs.

Jim Corbett National Park– Nestled amidst the verdant hills of Uttarkhand, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger. Encompassing 290 kilometres of distance from the capital city travellers reach this serene forest which is well known for having geographical and ecological features of sub- Himalayan belt. Housing 488 species of flora and fauna, Jim Corbett National Park is a favourite spot for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Vrindavan – Situated in Mathura, Vrindavan is the holy site where Lord Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood days. The holy town dotted with numerous temples is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. Vrindavan is known worldwide for housing a large population of widows abandoned by their own families. Out of all Banke Bihari Temple, Radha Vallabh Temple, Sri Radha Raman Mandir and Govind Deo Temple are some of the must visit sites.

Jaipur – The renowned ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is situated at a distance of 266 kilometres from Delhi. Most of the edifices in the city built with red stucco are now left with pink shades giving Jaipur its sobriquet- Pink City. The ancient city of Maharajas, Jaipur is decked with various palaces and stunning edifices such as Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar and Jal Mahal. Thus a popular tourist destination in North India, Jaipur is decked with numerous decent hotel property offering great value services thereby making Jaipur one of the best bets for weekend breaks around Delhi.

Bharatpur – Located at a distance of 205 km from the national capital- Delhi, Bharatpur was once a well fortified city. The city is considered as an ideal weekend gateway for it houses a UNESCO World Heritage Site- Bharatpur National Park. A natural home to more than 364 species of birds the park is visited by beauteous migratory birds each year. Siberian Cranes are one of the highlights of the park.

Agra – Easily commutable in about five hours from Delhi, Agra is the famous city of Taj Mahal. Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is where one of the World Wonders- Taj resides. The city housing three of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely- Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort has kept the regal splendour of Mughal era alive. Thus an ideal weekend gateway around Delhi, Agra is added in all the tour itineraries around Delhi.