Posted by : SHASHIKANT M November 14, 2013


Delhi, the capital city of India, one of the happening and a major metro city. When we talk about Delhi, images running through our minds are Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, Delhi gate which is seen in many Bollywood movies, Parliament of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lotus temple and many more ….
Being world’s second most populous city Delhi serves a home for many people situated there for earning their bread and butter.
Many of the people tend to have weekend getaways from Delhi to nearby places which are very famous from tourist point of view too. These places are sure to add on your list when you are planning a trip to Delhi.

Mathura

 
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It is one of the important pilgrimage places in India. It is a birthplace of Lord Krishna. The holy city where you can plan a trip with you family and have a peaceful time. It is 145km away from Delhi. We get to see many temples here Dwarkashish temple, Iskon temple and also the museum like Mathura museum. We can reach there by bus or book cab from Delhi.


Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra
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 When we think of Agra we all know what we are talking about, the most beautiful monument which is a symbol of love, listed among the UNESCO world’s heritage sites, one among the seven wonders in the World. Usually when anyone who plans a trip to Delhi first time Agra is in their top of the list as add on sites other the main city. Designed near the bank of River Yamuna this breathtaking site embarks the different colors at different times. This can be a family trip spot as well as a romantic getaway for couples too. We can see foreigners roaming around here capturing the beauty of this symbol of love in their cameras. Agra is just 124km away from Delhi. We can go there according to our convenience as in by Bus or a hired cab. Agra fort is also must see spot near Delhi when you go to Agra.

Lansdowne

Lansdowne
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When you work really hard all the week generally nobody is in the mood to go to the heritage place; what you seek at that time of weekends is a relaxing outstation where you can go and a have a peaceful time with your loved ones. And hence Lansdowne tops the list here. It is a town in Puri Garwal in Uttaranchal. The cantonment town with zealous scenic beauty is 17000 ft. from the sea level. Adventure activities like trekking, boating, paddling and also bird watching attract the tourists over here. Lansdowne is 250 km from Delhi and once can reach there by bus but for convenience it is really advisable that one should either go by own private car or the best suited option is hire car.

Jim Corbett National park

Jim Corbett National park
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Glimpse of Tiger in national park
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When you are already in Delhi or nearby Delhi this is a place one should at least visit once. Jim Corbett being India’s first National park established in 1936 it is the world’s largest tiger reserve. This striped wild beauty blows your mind with its elegance and ferocity in looks at the same time. Jim Corbett is 295 km away from Delhi. A weekend trip or a small tour of 3-4 days is really good to go here from Delhi. These days tourism has realized the importance of this site and has been developed accordingly vastly with beautiful, luxurious resorts like Corbett getaway spa and resort.




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