If you are looking for an one day trip from Delhi after a tiring weekend, here are the best places to visit, close to the capital. All you need is a day off from work, friends or family to enjoy with and a camera to capture memories.
Kuchesar Mud Fort
Kuchesar is a heritage village, which is located in the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, can be reached by a two and a half hour ride from Delhi via NH 24. The Kuchesar Fort, also known as the Rao Raj Vilas was built by the Jat rulers in Kuchesar. Surrounded by 200 acres of lush green scenery, which also includes a 100 acre mango grove, the Kuchesar fort was built to protect the Jat rulers against the British attack. This mud fort gives you an 18th century feel with a modern touch. Being located midst the picturesque surrounding and having the holy river of Ganges just 24 Kms away, Mud Fort Kuchesar gives you the taste of exotic India. Very close to the Kuchesar Fort, is the Brijghat which is a beautiful picnic spot near the river Ganges.
Vrindavan is more or less a mythological place as it is filled with temples solely meant for Lord Krishna. Just 142 kilometers from Delhi, Vrindavan can be reached in 2 hours via road or trains. The famous temples in Vrindavan are Iskon, Mirabai Temple, Gokulnanda Temple, Radha Raman temple, Vrindavan Dham etc. Very close by is Mathura, the birth place of Krishna which is also worth a day long trip.
Neemrana Fort Palace
Neemrana Fort on the Delhi-Jaipur highway is approximately a two hour drive from Delhi. It is 122 kilometers away from Delhi via NH 8. This Fort is based on the 15th century architecture. The Neemrana Fort is built over 12 layers over a hill and has seven wings in total. The Fort has in-built hanging garden, a spa and two swimming pools and the first zip line activity in India. Neemrana offers a vibrant site for magical weekend getaways, feasts, celebrations, and conferences. The rooms in the resort are of five types- Uma Vilas, Hara Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Francisi Mahal and Sheela Mahal, of which all are luxurious.
One among the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal is the most fascinating place to visit from Delhi. It is roughly a 3 hour and 15 minutes drive from Delhi to Agra on road. There are many other Mughal structures to visit in Agra which includes the Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Panch Mahala in Fatehpur Sikri. The best season to visit is Agra is during winter or spring. To reach Agra from Delhi, you can also catch up an early morning bus or train.
Dandama lake at Gurgaon is just 6o kilometers from Delhi and hence takes an hour drive to reach. Damdama Lake, is a perfect place for having fun trip or an adventure tour with family and friends. Damdama lake is a weekend getaway destination from Delhi, Noida and Faridabad. Located near the Aravalli Hills, Damdama Lake is the perfect place to go for boating or day tour. Damdama Lake fills a depression in the Aravalli hills which forms a striking backdrop to its placid waters.