Looking at taking a break for one day from Delhi, here we have a list of options to which you can escape to from the capital. Sometimes all you need is that perfect excuse to go to on an exploration to new or nearby places. These places are just right for that very reason, whether you’re looking for a cultural experience, a holiday filled with traditions or just a simple escape from the city life, these are the perfect one-day destinations for all types of travel.
Distance: 148 km
Travel Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Located on the Garhmukteshwar – Moradabad stretch, Fort Unchagaon is a heritage resort, which a popular getaway from Delhi.
The drive to this awesome fort is just a mere 2 hours away from the city. Whilst here apart from the hotel and it’s amenities, you can explore the nearby villages. The rural experience will be an enriching one, you can look at activities of jaggery making, pottery, and if you lucky see the Gangetic Dolphins if you go boating in the River Ganga.
Distance: 122 km
Travel time: 2 hours 44 minutes
The palace has 12 layers to it with 7 wings as well, the huge property is well equipped with all the modern-day amenities like two swimming pools, an ayurvedic spa, gardens and more!
Distance: 60 km
Travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Delhi has no beaches, waterfalls, and has extreme weather! If you miss having water around you and love the idea of spending a day or two at a water body then Damdama Lake is for you!
Located off the Gurgaon-Alwar road, it is the biggest natural lakes in Haryana. The place has a lot of adventure sports on offer like Hot Air Ballooning, Para Sailing, rock climbing, horse riding, cycling, angling, trekking and last but not least camping.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Distance: 182 km
Travel time: 4 hours 5 minutes
A bird lover’s paradise, with thousands and thousands of different varieties birds. The birds in the area are both indigenous as well as migratory, one of the special birds to visit the sanctuary is the Siberian Crane.
The sanctuary has a large swampy area, and is quite a wet terrain as well, making it rich in vegetation making the birds a perfect home! Located on the Agra-Jaipur highway, it’s easy to miss so make sure you have your eyes peeled out for this. Before the sanctuary is a temple near by, which is a must visit. Where hundreds of healthy turtles live in the pond adjacent to it.
Distance: 157 km
Travel time: 3 hours 17 minutes
Are you looking for that simply adventurous holiday? Alwar is the place to Zoom to. The place is filled with architectural marvels as well as a list of heritage hotels. Apart from these, Alwar District has Sariska a Tiger reserve, that is home to many endangered species. If you are a nature lover, this is the place for you.
You will get to see many wild animals like alligators, different species of deer, Peacocks, wild boar, and if you’re lucky tigers as well.
Distance: 86 km
Travel Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
In the Mewat district of Haryana is the beautiful city called Nuh. This a small city is home to many important historical monuments and ruins. If you’re a history freak, then this place is all and all for you. Make sure you visit Chui Mai Pond, the tomb of Sheikh Musa, the Hathor temple.
Around 14 km away from the city of Nuh, you can also visit Ghasera village, this houses a beautiful but sadly ruined fort of Ghasera.
Kuchesar & Brijghat
Distance: 110 km
Travel Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Located in the Bulandshahr district of UP, Kuchesar is a heritage village and is home to a mud fort, which is dated back to the 18th century built by the then Jat rulers. The fort is surrounded by 200 acres of greenery and was built in order to keep the attacks from the British at bay. Brijghat, on the other hand, is a beautiful spot on the River Ganga and is amidst a large orchard of Mango trees.
Distance: 251 km
Travel Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Nahan, located in the Sirmaur district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque hill station is surrounded with a view of the Himalayas. Nahan is rich in culture and natural tourist attractions.
So where are you going to Zoom off to for the one-day escapade here?