Surrounded by the beautiful states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, Delhiites have a lot of beautiful places to see and not enough time! After a long tiring week, a fresh start to the next week is a necessity. Who wants to spend their weekend sitting inside the home looking out their window and wondering about all the things they could be doing, instead of actually doing those? So without further ado, let's jump right into it! Here are our top picks for the best road trips from Delhi.
What can be a better romantic getaway than the Taj Mahal, the eternal symbol of love itself? A road trip from Delhi can be the perfect date that has no equal!
Even though Agra is famous for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world, this is not all that there is to it. Agra is a beautiful city inside out. From history to royalty, everything in Agra is rich and full of interesting stories.
Like any other expressway, the Yamuna Expressway will definitely help you reach Agra from Delhi faster. The road is excellent for driving and you won't face many hurdles along the way. It will still be advised that you travel early in the morning to avoid traffic while leaving Delhi. The only downside of taking the Yamuna Expressway is that you won't find many exits on the road or food joints, mechanics, etc as this is an expressway. So if you want to have a cup of tea and a plate of pakoras along the way, this route might not be your cup of tea.
Length: 231 km
Duration: 3 hr 37 min
Route Map: Greater Noida – Dankaur – Vrindavan – Baldeo – Agra
This is a longer but more interesting route to take as you'll get an opportunity to exit the highway from time to time, to make small pitstops along the way. If you're all for enjoying and taking your time with your journey, this is the way to go! You can explore Faridabad and pay a visit to Raja Nahar Singh Palace or visit beautiful temples in Kosi Kalan and Mathura or explore the hill stations along the way. There's so much to do while traveling via NH 2. The road will be difficult to drive in some places but overall, it's a pretty smooth ride.
Length: 260 km
Duration: 4 hr 15 min
Route Map: Noida – Faridabad – Palwal – Aurangabad – Kosi Kalan – Mathura – Agra
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Places To Visit In Agra: Taj Mahal, Mehtab Baug, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's Tomb.
A quiet hill town where you can still explore and feel the essence of the mid 19th century wherever you go. Studded with gabled colonial-era houses, orchards, and spell bounding lush green hills, Kasauli is just the magical place your heart has always longed for. You can indulge in the peace while taking in the beautiful view of the chestnut horses and Himalayan oak forests from the top of the hill or get your binoculars out and lose yourself in birdwatching. The choice is yours to make.
This route will take you through ups and downs, but pretty much safe to drive. The drive up to Chandigarh is pretty simple and once you cross Chandigarh, you will find many picturesque spots en route. After crossing Dharampur, you will have to drive through the mountain area for the next 25 km.
Once the mountain patch is over, you will reach Kasauli. The road through the mountains is somewhat difficult to drive but as long as you don't try to pull any stunts on the sharp turns, you will be fine. So maintain your speed and keep your eyes on the road once you cross Dharampur. We advise that you start your journey early in the morning so that you reach Dharampur before the sun sets as mountains are harder to drive through at night. You can make pitstops in Kurukshetra and Chandigarh to explore the beautiful scenery nearby.
Length: 290 km
Duration: 5 hr 50 min
Route Map: Delhi – Kurukshetra – Chandigarh – Panchkula – Pinjore – Dharampur – Kasauli
Places To Visit in Kasauli: Sunset point, Gilbert Trail, Christ Church, Monkey Point, Mall Road
Also Read: Things To Do In Kasauli
The majestic red sandstone buildings, the mighty forts, and the intricate palaces gave this city its name ‘The Pink City’. The tradition, royalty, heritage all blend together and make Jaipur a fascinating city to visit. So who would want to give up a chance of a road trip from Delhi to Jaipur? Not us, definitely.
The road from Delhi to Jaipur is in great condition to drive. Although on your way back from Jaipur to Delhi you might find it difficult to drive as the road to come back has many potholes in between. On your way to Jaipur, you can find many picturesque views once you leave Delhi. We suggest that you make a small pitstop in Neemrana to explore its 15th-century heritage fort-palace, and the peaceful scenery surrounding the city. But be sure to leave early in the morning to ditch the overwhelming Delhi traffic.
Length: 273 km
Duration: 5 hr 20 min
Route Map: Delhi – New Delhi – Neemrana – Shahpura – Jaipur
Places To Visit In Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Ram Niwas Garden, Albert Hall Museum.
Also read: Top 9 Things To Do In Rajasthan
The city of colleges, Dehradun is famous for being home to many elite educational institutes like Doon School and Indian Military Academy. Apart from that, Dehradun is a famous pitstop for tourists traveling from Delhi to Nainital and Mussoorie but more importantly, it's a famous tourist attraction all on its own!
There are many things you can do in Dehradun, explore the mystical caves, springs, streams, and beautiful parks in Dehradun or visit the famous British Era institutions and explore their vast campuses. We assure you that whatever you choose to do in Dehradun is going to be a memorable experience and just as much so would be the road trip from Delhi to Dehradun. So pack your bags and hit the road!
This is the most preferred route to travel from Delhi to Dehradun. The majority of commuters use this route to travel, so we recommend you start your journey early in the morning to ditch the traffic. The road itself is in great condition to drive and being a famous route, you will find many food joints, mechanics, petrol pumps along the way. One thing to remember would be looking out for any damaged patches in between. Although the road is pretty smooth to drive, if you're traveling during the monsoon, make sure you try to avoid driving through heavy rain or exercise extreme caution to avoid any mishaps.
Length: 270 km
Duration: 5 hr 3 min
Route Map: Delhi – Ghaziabad – Murad Nagar – Modi Nagar – Meerut – Muzaffar Nagar – Roorkee – Chutmalpur – Dehradun
Although a road trip from Delhi to Dehradun via Panipat is about 60 km longer than the previous one, it is perfect for those of you who find the journey just as beautiful and intriguing as the destination itself! One thing you should remember is to be careful while driving as there will be comparatively more rough patches on this route than the previous one. The traffic won't be as dense as the first route, but you will find a noticeably fewer number of food joints and petrol pumps if you take this route. So make sure you pack enough food and fill up your fuel tank before you embark on your journey!
If you're a new driver, we recommend you choose the first route.
Length: 330 km
Duration: 6 hr 30 min
Route Map: Delhi – Panipat – Karnal – Yamunanagar – Paonta Sahib – Herbertpur – Selaqui – Dehradun
Places To Visit In Dehradun: Malsi Deer Park, Buddha Temple, Robber's Cave, Rajaji National Park, Dehradun Zoo, Forest Research Institute, Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara.
If you're one of us and always find yourself wondering about how life would be in a palace or in a city where everything you see seems as though it's a scene straight out of a movie? Then Gwalior is the place you should go. You will feel rich, not just looking at the grandeur of the architecture and the delicate, unique designs of the historical buildings; the overall aura of this city instills a feeling of richness. The art behind every building, the intricacy of the architecture, this city is not just a work of art, it's an experience that will move you and leave you spellbound.
The Yamuna Expressway has impressively shortened the duration of traveling from Delhi to Gwalior. There are two birds to hit here, you can travel from Delhi to Gwalior and make a pitstop at Agra to explore the wonderful city. You will have enough time on your hands to do both if you leave Delhi as early in the morning as possible. The road condition for driving is excellent and you won't have any difficulties while you travel. So fill up your fuel tanks and let's get going!
Length: 363 km
Duration: 6 hr 15 min
Route Map: Delhi – Greater Noida – Dankaur – Agra – Morena – Gwalior
Places To Visit In Gwalior: Gwalior Fort, Sad Bahu Temple, Man Singh Palace, Gwalior Zoo, Tomb of Tansen, Jai Vilas Palace.
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Nahan, Lansdowne, Parwanoo, Ramnagar, Dehradun, Sattal, Nainital, Chandigarh are some great places near Delhi to visit for 2 days.
Where Can I Go For A Long Drive In Delhi?
Manesar, Fort Unchagaon, Damdama Lake, Kuchesar Mud Fort, Noor Mahal, Neemrana Fort Palace, Vrindavan are some great places to go for a long drive in Delhi.
Best Places To Visit Within 100 Km From Delhi?
Neemrana, Murthal, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Garhmukteshwar, Manesar, Camp Dhauj Lake, Lohagarh Farms, Pataudi Palace, Surajkund, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Faridabad, Nuh are some great places to visit within 100 km from Delhi.
Refreshing Weekend Activities To Do In Delhi?
Rock climbing at Moti Baug, ride to the top of the Delhi Eye in Kalindi Kunj, visiting book cafés, visiting Nehru Planetarium, visiting Hauz Khas, experiencing the Light and Shadow Show at the Red Fort, visiting the Modern Art Gallery, enjoying the Qawwali in Nizamuddin Lane are some refreshing weekend activities you can do in Delhi.
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What Languages Are Spoken In Delhi?
Hindi and English are the main languages spoken in Delhi.
What Type Of Architecture Does Delhi Have?
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