10 Long Weekend Holiday Ideas Every Dilliwala Will Love!


1. Morni – Offbeat Getaway


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HolidayIQ Traveller Abhishek Saini from Chandigarh shares, “Morni Hills is an amazing place with romantic views, tight roads, but not tight enough to annoy the traveller. The main attraction is the journey and the place Tikkar Taal which has two lakes divided by a small mountain; the lakes are said to be connected from below the mountain as they maintain same water level throughout the year. A must at-least one-time visit for a couple to have their peaceful and alone time.”

2. Murthal – The Dhaba Capital Of India


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Did you know Murthal is known as the ‘dhaba capital of India’? It’s the first place that hits our mind when it comes to road trips around Delhi. A long drive across the busy yet wide roads of Delhi, while the cool wind caresses you and the stomach is tempted for a gastronomic ride, you know your destination has to be Murthal. Try Gulshan da Dhaba! HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpa shares, “Smooth drive with toll tax stop on the way. There are plenty of food options at Murthal. Road conditions are good which lets you drive comfortably to go to and fro.”

3. Neemrana Fort Palace


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This palace has 7 wings built over 12 layers tiered into a hill, and thus it is one of the most unique day trips from Delhi. Here you’ll find hanging gardens, two swimming pools, ayurvedic spa and also India’s first zip line. HolidayIQ Traveller Priyanka Rajwar sharess, “The drive to Neemrana is a mixed ride, the highway drive is good until you reach the turn to Neemrana. But everything fades once you reach the fortress, it rejuvenates you and then you are in to explore the narrow passages and discovering new routes inside the fortress.”

4. Parwanoo











HolidayIQ Traveller Viral Shah from Mumbai shares, “Parwanoo is excellent destination for a short weekend or 2 – 3 days vacation. It is 30 – 45 mins drive from Chandigarh on the way to Shimla on the foothills of Shivalik range.The climate is pleasant & best time to visit would be August till April. The roads are excellent & connectivity is good.”

5. Bharatpur


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“Perfect place for nature loving people on a day trip from Delhi/NCR” shares Shakeel Ahmed from New Delhi. He adds, “Thousands of Siberian birds visit the lake at onset of winters and lay eggs. You can see hundreds of big-sized bird babies crying for food sitting on all trees and around. Deer, Nilgai, and lot of other non-dangerous animals also are there. You can visit by hiring bicycle or cycle rickshaw (auto vehicles not allowed inside) @ Rs 100/hr, and finish your visit in 2 (crash), 3 (adequate) or 4 (leisure) hours. Well connected with Agra via Fatehpur Sikri , Mathura, and Delhi via Expressway from Mathura. It is on main road, so if you don’t want to take your own car, no issue; just get down from public transport at the sanctuary gate. City is small and caters to all necessities. Dhabas and big hotels are also on the highway. there is a Fort, which we skipped as we went after seeing Sikri etc.”

6. Mathura


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HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpi Jain from New Delhi shares, “Mathura is a easy to travel weekend getaway from Delhi. I visited this holy town on one of the weekend of (Supposedly Hot) April 2015. It was a short journey of 2 hours from Delhi (via train). However, you can also travel by road but, I prefer railways as they are more convenient and hassle free. Moreover, it also gives you the chance to experience local transport of the city and open gateways to interact with local people and get to know about infamous but enchanting must visit place in and around the city (Specially food joints). So, this time while you go for a vacation give this strategy a try.”

7. Agra


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay Arora from New Delhi shares, “Agra is one of the good cities of India. I along with my friends and companions went on a week leave to visit Agra. It’s a nice city. People are helpful. While being in Agra how can someone miss to see the beauty of Taj mahal which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Astonished by its beauty. The expenditure is very less. You hardly would find any spend over something. The tickets are cheap So I guess you shouldn’t worry about the expenditure. Awesome place.”

8. Sariska National Park


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HolidayIQ Traveller Anuj Mathur from Mumbai shares, “Food, sightseeing and shopping: Since tourists were few in morning had to hire the full jeep for 4 of us (it takes otherwise) for Rs. 2640/- net. Saw tiger pug marks but no tiger. In the jeep as it got scary on a couple of occasions in the thick forest. Most interesting highlight was when we stopped for 10 mins at a rest house in the park and lots of these birds (size of a crow) called tiger brush birds came and ate namak pare/ biscuits from our hand, stood on my head but felt totally unscared. Food is below average at Tiger den but the location is best next to the park. Staff is ok. Went by own car from delhi 213 km. Reached at 10 AM at sariska. The drive from alwar to sariska is 30 km on hilly track. Overall, a very good experience.”

9. Mud Fort Kuchesar


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sabyasachi Mitra shares, “Kuchesar Mud Fort is a good getaway for people in Delhi desperate for a break but not having enough leave.” Kuchesar is a heritage village located in the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, as is perfect for a day tour from Delhi. Kuchesar is famous for the mud fort built by the Jat rulers here. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Nishi Java, “Most of the drive was good. My suggestion is to have Google maps handy as it proved very useful for us.”

10. Jaipur


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HolidayIQ Traveller Shrwan Godara shares, “The Jaipur is my first and last destination palace. Because I love Jaipur. Jaipur is the one of great city for old kingdom. As Jaipur is in Rajasthan state and Rajasthan is made for kings kingdom. I went to Jaipur last month and I visited most places of Jaipur like – Albert hall, nahargarh, rambagh etc.”


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