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Quick Weekend Getaways From Delhi

Riya Thomas
1 to 3 years

Created by Riya Thomas
Updated on May 04, 2022

Quick Weekend Getaways From Delhi

Every season is enhanced in Delhi. When it's winter, the weather is so cold that you feel as though you are going to freeze. During autumn, it is difficult to find a more cool, serene atmosphere anywhere else in India. And when it is summer, it's like you are burning from within.

With temperatures that can rise to 45 degrees or more, it is no surprise that you might want to retreat to a cooler, safer place. After all, heat isn't harmless. The scorching sun can make it difficult to go about your life, and can even present some risks to your and your loved ones' health.

But you might be wondering where exactly you should go. You may be worried about which place is more convenient to travel to. Well, look no further. Here are some of the best places to vacation if you are from Delhi.

 

1. Mussoorie

As one of India's most popular hill stations, Mussoorie is also referred to as Queen of the Hills. A visit to Mussoorie is best during summer when it provides a welcome break from the sweltering heat. At an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, it is surrounded by the Garhwal Himalayan ranges and offers a cool, pleasant climate all year long.

Discover the top kid-friendly places in Mussoorie, such as water parks, theme parks, and playgrounds. They will learn new things, have a good time, and discover some new tastes.

You shouldn't miss out on these things in Mussoorie on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. 

  • Kempty Falls: This is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in India.

  • Gun Hill: This is Mussoorie's second-highest peak. Some of the highest Himalayan ranges can be viewed from Gun Hill

  • Mussoorie lake: One of the best kid-friendly attractions in Missouri, this is a man-made lake with pedal boats with a lot of fun activities for the kids.

  • Adventure Park Mussoorie: Offering a relaxing break for children, it's a fun place.

Making travel plans: 

In terms of distance, Mussoorie is 271 kilometers away from Delhi. It takes approximately 7 hours to drive there. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is approximately 54 kilometers away from Mussoorie. Daily flights are available to New Delhi from there.

2. Udaipur

Delhi is a short distance away from Udaipur, a great summer weekend getaway for your kids. The sights, sounds, and culture of Rajasthan can be enjoyed here. You can take your kids to the puppet show at City Palace and the Sound and Light Show at the Palace in the evening.

You shouldn't miss out on these things in Udaipur on a family vacation with kids or toddlers. 

 

  • Sajjangarh Biological Park: Located close to the Sajjangarh Palace, this park offers a great opportunity to see wildlife. A trip here will be a memorable experience for kids. This wildlife habitat is a must-visit for any wildlife-loving child. It features tigers, deers, and many other animals.

  • Ahar Museum: This museum is located about three kilometers from Udaipur in the city of Ahar. The museum displays a lot of ancient artifacts that illustrate India's rich cultural heritage.

  • Gulab bagh: Gulab bagh means garden of roses in English.  There are many types of roses in this garden, as well as other plants. Kids and adults alike enjoy a stroll through this park. Kids, as well as adults, can enjoy the raid on the park's toy train. There is also a zoo that houses leopards and tigers and birds. Children would certainly enjoy visiting this zoo.

Making travel plans:

Taking the train from New Delhi to Udaipur takes 12h 20m and costs the least. Flights from New Delhi to Maharana Pratap Airport are the fastest way to reach Udaipur in 1h 20m.

3. Nainital

It is one of the most famous and beautiful hill stations in Uttarakhand, India. Nainital is surrounded by mountains on three sides. It is also known as the "lake district of India." The town of Nainital is located around a beautiful lake named Naini Tal. 

There are a couple of places and activities in Nainital that are quite engaging for kids. 

  • Snow view: Children can take a cable car to the mountain top known as snow view, where there are plenty of rides and activities for them to enjoy. 

  • Skating and ropeway: Nainital has a skating rink located close to the lake, which is a major attraction. Ropeways are also a major attraction for kids and adults.

  • Eco Cave Gardens: Another interesting attraction in Nainital for kids is the Cave Garden. Several natural caves have been made kid-friendly so children can have a blast exploring and crawling through them. This is an experience of a lifetime for them.

 Making travel plans:

Direct rail service is not available from Delhi to the Nainital railway station. The easiest way to reach Nainital is to use a train to get to the nearby station, then book a cab, taxi, or bus. Kathgodham Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Nainital. It is located 34 km away.

Nainital is a hill station and does not have direct air connectivity. A 65-kilometer drive from Nainital brings you to Pantnagar, the nearest airport. 

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