Escape the hustle of Delhi with these top 5 weekend getaways that promise relaxation and adventure. From the snow-capped beauty of Shimla to the historical charm of Agra and the spiritual aura of Rishikesh, these destinations within a few hours’ drive offer the perfect respite. Discover the diverse experiences awaiting you near Delhi for a rejuvenating weekend retreat. Let us move from north to east.
Shimla comes first in mind whenever it is time to plan a weekend getaway far away from the city lights. The cold mountain covered under the thick snowy blanket attracts several tourists every year which makes people never get enough of it. There is a lot to experience in the Himalayas, engage in parachuting, paragliding, and skating for an extra dose of adventure on snow-laden roads. Kufri is a delightful place near Shimla to add one more stop to the road trip list. Shopping at Mall Road is a must and exploring nearby villages and food will be the cherry on the cake.
Embark on an enchanting New Year’s escape to mesmerizing ‘Valley of the Gods’. Experience the town’s magical winter transformation, where festivities amidst the snow create a fairytale atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the warmth of bonfires amid the chilly ambiance. Explore Manali’s iconic attractions such as the Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, Vashisht Temple, and the lively markets. Book a car with Myles for an amazing weekend and don’t miss a road trip to the picturesque Solang Valley for an unforgettable celebration.
Moving down from the Himalayas, the next best stop will be the city of World Heritage Site in Agra. It is situated on the banks of River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, The Mughal City of Agra offers sneak-peak into the rich and glorious Mughal period. Agra holds one of the gems of the world also known as One of the Seven Wonders of the World, i.e., The Taj Mahal, a true picture of pure craftsmanship and love. There are other places of attractions as well like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Imtad-ud-daulah’s tomb, and Mehtab Bagh that are a treat to explore.
To get rid of all the stress, anxiety, and tiredness from the city hustle you have to set out for Mathura-Vrindavan. You will find yourself in peace while immersing yourself in the enchanting aartis along the Yamuna River and don’t miss the spiritual allure of Govardhan Hill, visit the most sacred temples of Nidhivan and Prem Mandir which are full of mythological beliefs and ancient culture. The streets of Mathura-Vrindavan hold another vibrance in their atmosphere which keeps reminding them of Lord Krishna.
On continuing the spiritual journey from Vrindavan with the car subscription from Myles, look forward towards Triveni Ghat, where the Ganges River exudes a tranquil aura, culminating in a mesmerizing Ganga Aarti at dusk. For adventure enthusiasts, Rishikesh offers an adrenaline rush with activities like white-water rafting, bungee jumping, and trekking amidst the Himalayan foothills. Indulge yourself in the divine by visiting revered temples like Parmarth Niketan Ashram, The Beatles Ashram, and Trimbakeshwar Temple. Take a scenic stroll across Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula, suspended bridges offering breathtaking views that hold significant importance. Embrace Rishikesh’s title as the Yoga Capital by indulging in rejuvenating practices at various yoga and meditation centers.
Don’t waste your precious weekends being a couch potato instead get a suitable self drive car for yourself from Myles and cover every mile and destination at your own pace without any hassle just like owning a car of your own.