15 Getaways  Trips To Take With Yours Friends From Delhi

In need of an unforgettable friends getaway from Delhi but don’t know where to start? These 15 ideas are sure to get you packing – and, enjoying the time of your life with your friends.

Manesar

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It is conveniently located on NH 8 Delhi-Jaipur Highway approximately 40 minutes drive from Delhi International Airport. The grand entrance ornamented with fescues reveals the supreme skills of the artisans of Rajasthan.
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80 spacious suites are built in four double storeyed clusters of Mohallas, each interconnected through open archways which lend a wonderful and exhilarating feeling of spaciousness and freshness.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Manesar [56 km – 01 hr 30 minutes] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Manesar. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 02: Manesar Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing nearby Manesar. Visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary – bird watching spot. You can also enjoy boating and other rides like on the hot air balloon [on your own] at the Damdama Lake. By evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [56 km – 01 hr 30 minutes] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Bharatpur

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One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well. Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
More than 300 species of birds are found in this small wildlife park of 29 sq km of which 11 sq km are marshes and the rest scrubland and grassland. Keoladeo, the name derives from an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva which stands at the centre of the park. ‘Ghana’ means dense, referring to the thick forest which used to cover the area.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Bharatpur [220 km – 04 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Bharatpur. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Bharatpur Sightseeing – After breakfast, visit Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Explore indigenous water-birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds. Then you can visit Bharatpur Palace – marvelous structural blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. By evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [220 km – 04 hrs] – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Behror

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Oasis is a resort spread over 12 acres with green lawns, landscaping, waterfalls, and lots of flowers.The place is ideal for a quick getaway with deluxe air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool, lawn tennis courts, billiards and golf putting to enjoy. It’s proximity and greenery also makes it suitable for day picnics and off-site meetings.
There is a large pillarless conference hall which can take up to 300 persons theater style.Oasis is a resort spread over 12 acres with green lawns, landscaping, waterfalls, and lots of flowers.The place is ideal for a quick getaway with deluxe air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool, lawn tennis courts, billiards and golf putting to enjoy.
It’s proximity and greenery also makes it suitable for day picnics and off-site meetings. There is a large pillarless conference hall which can take upto 300 persons theater style.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Behror [143 km – 03 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Behror. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 02: Behror Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Explore indigenous water birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds. Then you can visit Bharatpur Palace – a marvelous structural blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [143 km – 03 hrs] – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

Dehradun

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Founded by Guru Dronacharya, according to the epic of Mahabharata, Dehradun is today one of the most developed cities of India.
Situated on the threshold of the world full of adventure, spiritualism, and tranquility, amidst the Shivalik ranges, the foothills of Himalayas, Dehradun is an entry point for all the trekkers and mountaineers onto their journey into the Garhwal Himalayas.
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A gateway to the popular hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage centers of Haridwar and Rishikesh, Dehradun boasts of the famous Forest Research Institute and the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy.
Doon Valley finds its place between the two most important rivers of India Ganga and Yamuna and is a picturesque town with a moderate climate and a number of places of tourist interest.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Dehradun [238 km – 06 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Dehradun. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 02: Dehradun Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed to visit Tapkeshwar Temple & Sahastradhara. Later, enjoy the picnic at Malsi Deer Park & explore Robber’s Cave. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [238 km – 06 hrs] – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Haridwar

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Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal. It’s also your starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to sage Kapil’s curse.
The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for the salvation of their ancestors.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Haridwar [206 km – 05 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Haridwar. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 02: Haridwar Sightseeing – After breakfast, visit some of the holy temples like Bharat Mata Temple & Mansa Devi Temple – each one rooted in cosmic legends and shrouded in divinity, that dots the pilgrim town. In the evening, visit Hari Ki Pauri and witness a fiery Ganga River Aarti (puja of swirling lamps) and float a diya down the holy river. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [206 km – 05 hrs] – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Rishikesh

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Rishikesh is a small town in the Northern State of Uttarakhand in India. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (now closed) and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga.
Rishikesh is also the Gateway to the Himalayas. The Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) ideally begins from Rishikesh.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Rishikesh [225 km – 06 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Rishikesh. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Rishikesh Sightseeing -After breakfast, visit Laxman Jhula (a suspended bridge), Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat & many other pilgrim points.
You can either dive into some thrilling adventure activities like White water rafting, Rock climbing & Rappelling or you can spend the day in Yoga & Meditation Centres at Rishikesh. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [225 km – 06 hrs] – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Jaipur

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A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture, the Pink City of JAIPUR has long been established on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s “Golden Triangle”, just 300km Southwest of Delhi and 200 km West of Agra.
Though the “Pink City” label applies specifically to the old walled quarter of the State Capital, in the Northeast of town, exuberant eighteenth and nineteenth century palaces are scattered throughout the urban area.
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The orderly bazaars of the old town rank among the most vibrant in Asia, renowned above all for hand-dyed and embroidered textiles, jewellery and the best selection of precious stones and metals in India.
For its entire colour however Jaipur’s heavy traffic combined with the aggression of over-eager traders and touts, tends to reduce the appeal of a long stay.
Few travellers find it easy to relax here and most leave craving the fresher air and laid-back pace of Bharatpur or the Thar Desert towns. If you are anywhere near Jaipur in March, don’t miss the Elephant Festival, one of India’s most flamboyant parades celebrated with full Rajput pomp during Holi (March).
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Jaipur [274 km – 05 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Jaipur. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Jaipur Sightseeing – After breakfast, explore the pink city of Rajasthan and visit Hawa Mahal, The City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Central Museum, Amber Fort & other beautiful city attractions. If time permits, visit Nahargarh Fort – it provides an attraction in terms of stunning views of ancient monumental legacies of India. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [274 km – 05 hrs] – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Agra

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Agra is a city in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, some 201 km from the Indian capital city of New Delhi. Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings and tourist destinations in the world is also home to two other UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby. The sites are some of the wonders of the world and no trip to India is complete without at least one visit to the Taj Mahal.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Agra [231 km – 05 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Agra. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Agra Sightseeing – After breakfast, visit Taj Mahal – built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Then, visit Agra fort bearing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also, visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Nur Jahan in memory of her father. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [231 km – 05 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Ranikhet

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Ranikhet reflects the very best of the heavenly Himalayas; their lush green forests, majestic mountain peaks, exotic plant life and attractive wild life. To see nature and its elements in full harmony, the right place is Ranikhet.
According to a popular belief, this spot had won the heart of Rani Padmini, queen of Raja Sudhardev. She chose this scenic place to be her abode and since then it has come to be known as Ranikhet, literally “Queen’s Field”. At an altitude of 1829 mtrs above sea level, this hill resort is undoubtedly a tourist’s paradise.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Ranikhet [357 km – 10 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Ranikhet. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Ranikhet Sightseeing – After breakfast, visit the Famous Golf course, Ashiyana Park, St. Bridget Church etc. spots in town. Then, explore Chaubatia Gardens – famous for apples, apricots, peaches & various alpine fruits. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [357 km – 10 hrs] – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

 Mukteshwar

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Uttaranchal’s Kumaon Hills are dotted with many number of gorgeous hill stations, each with its own special charm and easy accessibility. One such splendid hill resort is Mukteshwar, 2300 mtrs, a secluded retreat blessed with pleasant weather and heart-stopping vistas of the Himalayas.
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The town of Mukteshwar is associated with a legend of Shiva who gifted immortality or Mukti to a demon that he slew. Mukteshwar was a quiet mountain hamlet till the turn of the last century.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Mukteshwar [346 km – 10 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Mukteshwar. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Mukteshwar Sightseeing – After breakfast, visit Mukteshwar temple – dedicated to Lord Shiva. This holy city gives a spectacular view of the Himalayas. You also have an option to proceed for an excursion to Ramgarh – famous for Fruit Orchards & the views of the Himalayas. By evening, back to the hotel / resort. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [346 km – 10 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Nainital  

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Of the hill towns in the State of Uttaranchal, Nainital occupies a unique place. Known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty, the town is a popular health resort and attracts tourists around the year.
The town is rich in scenic setting, service infrastructure and landscape perspectives where people from other parts of the country and even outside go for stay and excursions around the year.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Nainital [294 km – 10 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Nainital. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Nainital Sightseeing – After breakfast, explore this hill resort town by visiting Mall Road for shopping & various scenic points nearby like the Dorothy Seat, Land’s end, Snow view etc. By evening, take a sunset boat cruise to Naini lake. Back to the hotel / resort. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [294 km – 10 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Kasauli

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Kasauli is a small town full of quaint relics of Britishraj and situated about 1950 mtrs above sea level and nestling in the lap of Shivalik. The first impression of Kasauli is cleanliness, a profusion of flowers and greenery wherever you turn.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Kasauli [298 km – 10 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Kasauli. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Kasauli Sightseeing – After breakfast, explore this hill station by visiting the Monkey point (the highest point in Kasauli), The Christ Church (the oldest Church in Kasauli) & many other spectacular points. Back to the hotel / resort. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [298 km – 10 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Shimla

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Pine forests and apple orchards, crisp, clean air and breathtaking views – that’s Shimla in a nutshell. Sprawled over 12 kms on a crescent shaped ridge, Shimla is the largest hill station and erstwhile summer capital of the British in India.
Descending in layers from the top of the ridge at 2,213 metres, Shimla straddles several hills including Jakhu, Prospect Hill, Observatory Hill, Elysium Hill and Summer Hill. Shimla is a tourist paradise throughout the year.
The town itself is worth a visit in the off-season when it is less crowded and can be explored to masimum extent. In the season, most of the hotels (around 1000) in Shimla are filled to capacity and getting a room in a hotel in Shimla can be ardous task.
They worship the goddess Shakti and one can see small temples on hillsides, in valleys, on peaks and ridges. These hillsides are known by the name of the goddess / god itself. The interior part of Shimla district gives one a fine view of how rural or rather real hillside folks live like.
The district offers something to all kinds of visitors. The young, the old, the writers, adventurers, nature lovers and peace lovers can all find their bit of heaven here.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Shimla [355 km – 10 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Shimla. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Shimla Sightseeing – After breakfast, visit Kufri – 2,500m above sea level – just an hour’s drive from Shimla. Later in the afternoon, set off for a walking tour of Shimla, halting at Jakoo Hills that provides a panoramic view of the town and the Viceregal Lodge. Then, walk down the Mall Road. Back to the hotel / resort. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [355 km – 10 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Mussoorie

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Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora & fauna is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the North-East and glittering views of the Doon Valley & Shivalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists.

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Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals.
Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kinds of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign tourists.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Mussoorie [268 km – 08 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Mussoorie. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Mussoorie Sightseeing – After breakfast, explore the hill station by walking down the famous Mall or visit the Kempty fall, lakes and gardens in the town. By evening, take the cable car up to Gun Hill from where you may catch a spectacular view of the Himalayan sunset. Back to the hotel / resort. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [268 km – 08 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.

 

Kausani

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At the hill resort of Kausani the mountains rise so dramatically as if to reach the heavens. In fact not just Kausani the entire Kumaon Hills have been known for their idyllic beauty with the huge mountains silhouetted against the sky.
Kausani was originally called Valna. Kausani offers the magic of the deep pine forests and the majestic mountains. Kausani is the birthplace of the famed poet Sumitra Nandan Pant and often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of India.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Delhi to Kausani [417 km – 11 hrs] – Pick up from Delhi and drive to Kausani. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Kausani Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for a local sightseeing in and around Kausani which includes Anashakti Ashram, Baijnath (famous temple town) and Chaukori (famous for scenic beauty and tea gardens). Evening is free for viewing the Himalayas. Back to the hotel / resort. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Delhi [417 km – 11 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. The tour concludes.
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