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Tourists Places near Delhi to Explore on Weekends




 Many of us who cannot take a long period off work, always seek some great places for shorter breaks near them that can turn their regular weekend into mini-vacation. There are always several weekend getaways from your city but you did't know about it. Here we have given some famous and popular places near Delhi where you can go for a short weekend break with family or friends.  
Either you can book your tour through any of the trusted tour operators or else just book a chauffeur driven cab from your destination and go you own.

1] Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary :

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Established in 1986 and spread over 4707 acres 'Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary' is an ideal place for wildlife lovers and all travelers. It is located 48 km away from the Delhi. Sanctuary is home to the wide range of birds and reptile along with amphibians and mammals.

Visiting time of the sanctuary is 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

2] Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

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A famous national park of the country is located at Sultanpur village on Gurugram-Jhajhar highway away 41 km from Delhi. 
If you love birdwatching then going to Sultanpur bird sanctuary will be your ideal choice. Park is famous for migratory and resident birds species whrer you can found approximately 250 bird species.


3] Vrindavan 

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One of the oldest city and most significant pilgrimage site in India and amoung Hindu religion because of its glorious ancient history associated with Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna spent his childhood here.

You can visit here Banke Bihari mandir, Prem mandir, ISKON temple, Radha Raman temple, Shahji temple and many more..

Delhi to Vrindavan distance is 183 km and will take around 3 and half hour time to travel by road.

4] The Keoladeo National Park 

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Another perfect place for bird watcher. If you are in Delhi then it is 223 km away from you. The Keoladeo National Park is a world heritage site which is formerly known as 'Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary' in Rajasthan. It is famous avifauna [the birds of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.] sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds and one of the best birding spots in India.

Visiting time : 6.00 AM to 6 PM in summers and 6.30 AM to 5 PM in winter season.


5] Agra



The home of one of the 7  wonder of the world - 'Taj Mahal'. Apart from the Taj Mahal there are also more to see and visit such as Agra fort, Mehtab Bagh Gardens,  shopping market of Sadar Bazar.

Agra is 233.2 km away from Delhi and can be reached by train, air and road trip by a cab

6] Jim Corbett

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 India’s oldest and most reputable national park is a treat for photographers, wildlife lovers and for those who want to enjoy an exciting safari and catch a good look of the king of jungle. Delhi to Corbett road distance is approximately 245 km and 6 hours of drive.

Write in the comment and let us and our traveler friends know about the other places where you had visited instead of these!


Maravanthe Beach - a picturesque beach destination in India

Maravanthe Beach
Relax and Unleash the Pristine Beauty


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One of the most beautiful beach, considered by Outlook, “Maravanthe” is located close to Kundapura in coastal Karnataka.

While travelling from Karwar to Udupi through road, the spectacular and serene natural beauty is a rare combination, where  rip-roaring Arabian sea accompanies you on one side of the road and calm Sauparnik river on the other.

  Yet un-explored, with miles and miles of white sand, Maravanthe Beach is perfect for the travellers looking down to relax for some time and then continue journey. Perfect break from routine and enjoy swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Crystal clear blue water, white clean sand, cool day time breeze ... It is an exhilarating experience far from the madding crowd.
 
  Apart from water sports there are few historical  places like Mookambika Temple , Kundapura, Kanchugodu, Belaka Theertha Falls and Baindur (famous for its beautiful sunset). St. Mary's Island, which is well known for its black volcanic rock formations, is worth visiting.
Kodachadri hills offers trekking trails but are suggested for professional, but a refreshing dip in Souparnika river is a perfect bargain, as local tale suggests it medicinal qualities.


  Maravanthe Beach, with its humid climate in summer and blissful winters offers delicious local Manglorian cousines and mouth watering sea food. Tulu and Kannada are the commonly spoken languages here. 


Distances to Maravanthe from major cities

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  • Bangalore to Maravanthe distance is around 458 kms (approx 8 hrs by road). 100% travellers prefer taxi journey 
  • Mumbai to Maravanthe distance is around 795 kms (approx 14 hrs by road). 
  • Delhi to Maravanthe distance is around 2065 kms (approx 33 hrs by road). 
  • Mangalore to Maravanthe distance is around 108 kms (approx 3 hrs by road). 
  • Mysore to Maravanthe distance is around 361 kms (approx 7 hrs by road). 
  • Ahmedabad to Maravanthe distance is around 1297 kms (approx 21 hrs by road). 
  • Pune to Maravanthe distance is around 646 kms (approx 12 hrs by road). 
  • Goa to Maravanthe distance is around 247 kms (approx 6 hrs by road). 
  • Panjim to Maravanthe distance is around 270 kms (approx 6 hrs by road). 
  • Kolhapur to Maravanthe distance is around 416 kms (approx 8 hrs by road). 
  • Coimbatore to Maravanthe distance is around 514 kms (approx 10 hrs by road). 
  • Erode to Maravanthe distance is around 560 kms (approx 11 hrs by road). 
  • Salem to Maravanthe distance is around 590 kms (approx 11 hrs by road). 
  • Kochi (Cochin) to Maravanthe distance is around 512 kms (approx 10 hrs by road). 
  • Namakkal to Maravanthe distance is around 611 kms (approx 12 hrs by road

So, Plan (Cab/Taxi hire Maravanthe) your Visit to “Maravanthe” but Don't forget your camera, as the views are reverential, particularly during monsoons!


Cool – Cool Summer: Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Matheran


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 This small hill station is situated at about 94 km from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. This hill station is a most adored weekend getaway for Mumbai people. Secluded from the vehicle pollution, this hill station gets crowded during weekends.
Matheran is declared Eco-Sensitive hill station. Motored vehicles are not allowed within 10/20 km circuit. Even if you go by your own vehicle you will have to park your car at Neral and from Neral a Toy Train takes you to the hill top. Make prior reservation for the train. You can decide to walk along the railway track by enjoying the scenic beauty around.
Situated at about 800 meters above the sea level, the hill station provides many viewpoints. You can even watch Bombay city from one point. MTDC self contained rooms are available here. There are private hotels also. Restaurants provide thali (plate) meals.
This place is for complete relaxation. Enjoy vehicle free zone, go for early morning walks to refresh yourself and you would be ready for a new week.

Malshej Ghat
Malshej Ghat is famous for Flamingos, and it is near the Shivaneri Fort. Shivaneri Fort is the birth place of Shivaji, the great warrior. This hill station also houses Buddhist caves dating back to 3rd century.
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You can approach this place via Mumbai or Pune. The hill station is located near Thane and Ahmednagar borders. But you can reach the destination by road only.
MTDC Flamingo Hill resort is the best option for staying overnight. Best time to visit is Monsoon season when the Flamingos start migrating to Malshej Ghat. Not only Flamingos migratory birds of other kinds also come here during monsoon.

You can visit Harischandraghad and Shivaneri fort along with Malshej Ghat.  

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