11 Best Attractions Outside Delhi to Reach Within a Night’s Time

Gone are the days, when we only used to travel once in a few years or only at the time of summer holidays. However, that is not the case today because of availability of numerous transportation options and awareness of travel destinations, taking a vacation has become a lot more convenient. And to make your holiday planning even more easier, we bring to you 11 Indian cities that can be travelled in a nights time from the national capital, Delhi.

Mandawa

If you are a history buff and love exploring old architecture then Mandawa is the place that you must visit at least once in your life. Mandawa is a quaint little town that can easily be explored on foot. The city is famous for its various havelis and the Mandawa Fort, which was built by Thakur Nawal Singh in 1755 AD. Mandawa is home to numerous grand havelis such as the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, the Murmuria Haveli, the Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and the Goenka Double Haveli. All these havelis are decked out with wonderfully painted frescoes on the walls and ceilings. 

Photo: Fresco Wall, Shekawati, Mandawa
Photo: Fresco Wall, Shekawati, Mandawa

Chandigarh

Said to be the cleanest city of the nation and the city beautiful, Chandigarh is heaven for vacationers of all sorts. This metropolitan offers something to everyone from children to old age, from a budget traveler to affluent tourist. From amazing nightlife to nature this union territory has something for everyone. All you need is a weekend to explore this wonderful metropolitan.

Photo: Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh
Photo: Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh

Ranthambore

There are very few national parks in India that can offer you a larger than life view from the top like the movie “Mowgli”. Situated just a few hours away from Delhi, Ramthambore is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers. This 275 km² national wildlife sanctuary is one of the most excellent places in India to see tigers in their natural habitat. Ramthambore is one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the globe because it is home to animals like sloth bear, leopard, jackal, mongoose, sambar, chital, boars, mongoose, Indian Hare, nilgai, gazelle, monitor lizards, and loads of birds. Ranthambore was acknowledged as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1955 and became a part of Project Tiger in the year 1973.

Photo: Ranthambore National Wildlife Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
Photo: Ranthambore National Wildlife Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Amritsar

The holy city of Amritsar is visited by people from all across the world mainly because of the Golden Temple, which is a famous tourist attraction amid national as well as international tourists. It is a spiritual and enlightening centre of the Sikh belief, and they are rightfully fairly proud of the city and their sumptuous and unique Gurdwara (place of devotion). The Golden Temple was started by Guru Ramdaas Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru, and the work was finished in the year 1601 by his successor Guru Arjan Dev Ji. The city can be visited all year long and is very well connected by road, train and air with most of the major cities in the country. Moreover, the city has a lot on offer when it comes to food and local attractions.

Photo: The Golden Temple (Darbar Sahib), Amritsar
Photo: The Golden Temple (Darbar Sahib), Amritsar

Rishikesh

Considered to be the adventure capital of the country, Rishikesh is a place where in one can indulge into an array of adventure activities at reasonable prices. Also, known as the world capital of yoga this small little town has some of the most amazing yoga schools and ashrams that help you learn yoga in the best possible manner. The town is also accessible by all modes of transportation train, bus and air. Moreover, there are a variety of accommodations available as well from backpacking hostels to home stays to luxury resorts, you name it and this city has it.

Photo: Trayambakeshwar Temple, Rishikesh
Photo: Trayambakeshwar Temple, Rishikesh

Shimla

One of the most visited hill stations is Shimla, ever since the old age this place has been the favourite of people from all across the nation. It is the capital city of the state of Himachal Pradesh known mainly for its Victorian architecture that reflects in almost every single corner of this popular holiday spot. This place stays cool throughout the year and can be reached by all sorts of transportations from train to flight. The city is full of attractions from ancient architecture to nature there is something for everyone. It is also one of those rare tourist attractions where you will get to eat amazing food and there are loads of options with regards to accommodation as well.

Photo: The Ridge, Shimla
Photo: The Ridge, Shimla

Jaipur

Said to be the largest city in Rajasthan as well as the first planned city of the country, Jaipur was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh. It is one of the major tourist attractions amid Indians as well as foreigners. It hosts a number of tourist attractions such as the City Palace, Amer Fort, Govind Dev ji Temple, Nahargarh Fort, Vidhan Sabha, Galta Ji Temple, Birla Temple, and many more. It even serves as a stepping stone for vacationers heading to the deserted cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Known as the pink city of India, Jaipur belongs to the famous tourist Golden Triangle of the capital city, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

Photo: Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Photo: Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Agra

A destination that you will get to see on the travel to list of holidaymakers from all over the globe primarily because of the Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world and the most popular one amid all the seven. Agra is one of the rare cities with three UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri in the outskirts of the capital of the Mughal Empire. There are an array of other attractions to see as well like the Baby Taj, Soami Bagh, Mehtab Bagh, Gurudwara Guru ka Taal, Ram bagh and Chini Ka Rauza, to name a few. Last but not the least, finding the right accommodation is not that difficult because the city is home to backpacking hostels, home stays, resorts, luxury hotels etc.

Photo: Taj Mahal, Agra
Photo: Taj Mahal, Agra

Lansdowne

Are you fed of travelling to the same old touristy town of Dehradun and Mussorie? If yes, then there are a number of offbeat travel destinations in India  for mountain lovers like Chakrata, Dhanaulti, Munsiyari, Auli and many more. Lansdowne is a small hill-station in Pauri-Garhwal area of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is the nearest hill station from Delhi in terms of distance, which is about 240 Kms from the national capital in any direction. Kotdwara is the closest railway station and is nearly 40 kms of drive uphill. Buses and shared taxis are available from the Kotdwara railway station straight upto the Lansdowne market. Go visit this beautiful little town in the Himalayas if you want to spend some days away from the hustle and bustle of metro cities.

Photo: View from the top of the city, Lansdowne
Photo: View from the top of the city, Lansdowne

Bharatpur

It is a small little town, which is not that popular amongst holidaymakers but is pretty popular amid bird lovers and offbeat travel destination seekers. Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary and Lohagarh Fort are the major attractions of this quaint little town. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a significant way station for a variety of migratory birds counting the rare Siberian Crane. Apart from both these attractions there are a number of other places to see and a diversity of cuisine to try.

Photo: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
Photo: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Vrindavan

Vrindavan is a holy town in the northern part of India that attracts people from all across the globe especially if you are a devotee of lord Krishna. Located a merely 150 km away south of Delhi, Vrindavan can be reached by just about any mode of transportation that too at amazingly low prices. The city is about 50 km away from Agra, which hosts one the seven wonders in the world “Taj Mahal”. It even lies on the touristy Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Vrindavan is a major pilgrimage holiday destination for Hindus, and has as many as 5000 temples. However, there a few temples that should not be missed such as Prem Mandir, Bihariji, Mandir Sri Dham Goda Vihar, Govinda Dev Mandir, Jaigurudeo Temple, Krishna Balaram Mandir (ISKCON Temple), Kesi Ghat, Seva Kunj, Rangji Mandir and Nidhi Van, to name a few. 

Photo: Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
Photo: Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

There are a number of other attractions like Nainital, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bhopal, Mussoorie, Dalhousie, Orchha, Ajmer, Pushkar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bikaner etc. that can be reached in a nights time. It is just that one needs to decide on a budget as well as the kind of place they would like to travel to. For more such helpful blogs take a look at our other blogs and plan your travels accordingly. There are a number of other blogs as well on our website that will help you plan your travels with ease.

Also, go through our blog on travelling the right way and enjoy every single moment of your excursion to the fullest.

One Comment on “11 Best Attractions Outside Delhi to Reach Within a Night’s Time”

  1. Thanks for recommending these family and offbeat travel destinations from Delhi, I was seriously looking for cities with all the basic amenities. Good Insights

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