6 Weekend Destinations from Delhi to Uttarakhand within 300 km

Uttarakhand is a perfect weekend go-to place from Delhi. While choosing for a weekend getaway for a couple of days, it is important to ascertain the distance you have to cover to reach your planned destination. For aĀ weekend plan, it is better to keep the travelling stretch short. You will definitely not want to spend a lot of time driving. Rather the preference should be for reaching the point of disembarkation at the earliest and relax, rejuvenate and enjoy for the rest of the time. Therefore, a handful of getaways have been shortlisted that are less than 300 km from Delhi. You will get to know about the various modes of transport to reach the below-mentioned places.

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Weekend Destinations for Delhites in Uttarakhand

  1. Jim Corbett National Park (219 km) – The thrilling CorbettĀ Safari Booking to encounter Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic elephants, sloth bears, walking deer, Sambar, Yellow-throated marten, and many more, is carried out on six safari zones in the National Park. The best way to reach Jim Corbett is by road. However, trains are also available from Delhi to Ramnagar from where the rest of the distance has to be covered by road.
  1. Haridwar (223 km) – One of the prominent spiritual places in Uttarakhand, Haridwar is the commencement point of the Chota Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand. You can board a train from Delhi to reach directly to Haridwar. The road option is always available. The evening Ganga aarti is the foremost attraction of Haridwar. Other places to visit include
  • Har ki Pauri
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Shantikunj
  • Sapt Rishi Ashram
  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Pawan Dham
  • Bara Bazar
  1. Rishikesh (239 km) – Being another place for spiritual awakening and a hotspot for indulgence in adrenaline-pumping activities, Rishikesh attracts a swarm of tourists almost every weekend. Rishikesh has its own railway station. The top attractions in Rishikesh are
  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Ram Jhula
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Trimbakeshwar temple
  • Beatles Ashram
  • Adventure activities – river rafting, kayaking, camping, zip-lining, bungee jumping, trekking, hiking, rock climbing, etc.
  1. Dehradun (256 km) – The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is believed to have been found by Guru Dronacharya. Weekend backpackers love to visit this hill station. You can reach Dehradun directly by train from Delhi. Dehradun boasts its own aerodrome, Jolly Grant Airport. The top touring spots include
  • Robberā€™s Cave
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Sahastradhara
  • Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Forest Research Institute
  1. Mussoorie (290 km) – Mussoorie has been the most amazing place for honeymoon goers since time immemorial. Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railhead. Natureā€™s beauty is a true visionary treat from this hill station. You can visit the following places
  • Mall Road
  • Kempty Falls
  • Lal Tibba
  • Gun Hill Point
  • Company Garden
  • Camelā€™s Back Road
  1. Nainital (292 km) – Nainital is one of the must-visit places in Uttarakhand, cradled on the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas. The nearest railhead to reach Nainital from Delhi is Kathgodam Junction. The tourist spots of Nainital offer amazing views of snow-capped mountains if visited during winter and lush green nature. There are several lakes in Nainital, the Naini Lake being the most significant one. You will love to visit the following places in Nainital are
  • Mall Road
  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Nainital Zoo
  • Eco Cave Gardens
  • Snow View Point
  • Governorā€™s House
  • Tiffin Top
  • Kainchi Dham Temple

There is a plethora of offbeat destinations in Uttarakhand which are appropriate for long weekend plans and staycation or workation.

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