Delhiites! If you’re up for a quick road trip during the weekends, then let’s bombard you with some fun options. Wear your masks, carry hand sanitiser, homemade snacks and practice social distancing in public when you go on a quick trip. Here are 5 exciting destinations just 250km from Delhi to satisfy your travel cravings. This list includes a majestic fort palace, expansive farm and even an art centre, so let’s get started.
1. Neemrana Fort Palace
Drive down 130 km from Delhi along NH48 to visit the Neemrana Fort Palace. This majestic fort was India’s medieval pride. Set amid the backdrop of lush greenery, this fort houses years of colonial history. But apart from its splendour, you must be present for the cultural events held here. During the night, it’s beautifully lit, leaving you spellbound. When you’re here visit the city museum and tour the town! This is one of the most exciting places to visit near Delhi. for a fort experience right away, watch this video to go on a virtual tour to the Jaisalmer fort.
Art lovers unite to travel to Rajasthan’s one of a kind, open art gallery at Shekhawati. Situated 223km away from Delhi, lies the world’s largest open-air art gallery. When you’re here, you can find havelis painted in beautiful fresco styles. You can step into a haveli and get mesmerised by the ultramarine murals and mirror work in this regal structure. Explore the murals, marble fountains at the Mandawa Fort apart from the fresco paintings.
3. Sariska National Park
Nature lovers can visit the Sariska National Park located just 36km away from Delhi. When you’re here, spot the Royal Bengal tiger, nilgai, leopards and wild boar. This was once, a hunting reserve for Alwar royals. Sariska National Park is a popular weekend destination for those who aspire for a Man vs Wild experience. Infact bird watchers can take their cameras and binoculars along.
Go on a fun road trip to Surajkund from Delhi, which is an ancient 10th-century reservoir. Nestled on Southern Delhi Ridge of Aravalli range, Surajkund is an amphitheatre shaped embankment. During the month of February, Surajkund hosts the Annual International Crafts Mela. You can explore different kinds of art. This mela celebrates the unique diversity of Indian culture and traditions especially that of rural India. So it’s integral that you be part of this crafts mela.
5. Pratapgarh Farms
If you want a taste of farm life, then all you got to do is drive 60km down from Delhi via Jhajjar Road and NH9. Now if you’re wondering where this road leads you, it will take you all the way to the Pratapgarh Farms. This is a convenient place to enjoy with your loves ones for a great day spend. Go on camel rides, play traditional Indian games and of course gorge on delicious authentic Punjabi, Rajasthani and Haryanvi delicacies. Punjabiyat is another great farm in Amritsar to have a rustic adventurous time.