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    View of Rishikesh with Ganges and mountains

    Often the monotonous routine gets to us! To rejuvenate your weary body and mind, there is no better therapy than travel. If you can’t manage a long vacation, make use of the weekends. As you kickstart 2017, pledge to explore and breathe in the natural beauty of small towns of India. With these 10 awesome weekend getaways under 5k you no more need to think about budget constraints while planning an escape.

    Weekend getaways under 5k from Delhi

    1. Jaipur – Flaunting the heritage of Rajasthan

    Picture of a palace in Amer Fort of Jaipur

    The Pink City – Jaipur – is also the capital of Rajasthan. It exhibits the essence of Rajasthani heritage, right from its history to the flavorsome local food. And it is one of the best weekend getaways from Delhi for culture vultures, art aficionados, and history lovers.

    Distance from Delhi: 288 km (5 hours and 30 minutes)

    Key attractions: Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, and Nahargarh Fort

    Average trip cost: INR 3,000 per person per day (With meals, transport, and accommodation)

    Best budget place to stay: Roadhouse Hostel @ INR 499 per person per night onwards

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    Must Read: Top 15 Things To Do In Jaipur: Exploring The Pink City All Over Again


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    2. Rishikesh – Mountains, Ganges, and a whole lot of adventure

    Rafters on one of the rapids during river rafting in Rishikesh

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    Rishikesh attracts a large variety of tourists, but the primary attraction here is adventure. Right from camping and rafting to bungee, there is a lot you can do here. At the same time, it is also a soulful city where the holy Ganges flows and the tinkle of temple bells sanctify the aura.

    One of the best weekend getaways from Delhi under 5k, it offers a lot to explore for adventure-junkies, spiritual seekers, and nature lovers.

    Distance from Delhi: 242 km (6 hours)

    Key attractions: River rafting, bungee jumping, and cliff jumping. Cafes near Lakshman Jhula offer delicious food at reasonable rates.

    Average trip cost: INR 3,500 per person for 2 days (With meals, transport, accommodation and rafting charges)

    Best budget place to stay: Bunk Stay @ INR 399 per person per night onwards

    Must Read: 17 Super Fun Things To Do In Rishikesh

    3. Bir Billing – Most popular paragliding destination near Delhi

    radhika paragliding in Bir Billing

    Paragliding in Bir Billing features in almost every adventurer’s bucket list. Realize your dream by planning a weekend getaway to this beautiful town of Himachal. This Himalayan getaway is also known for housing a number of Tibetan monasteries and Stupas.

    Distance from Delhi: 517 km (10 hours)

    Key attractions: Paragliding, Chokling Monastery, Sherab Ling Monastery, and Bir Tea Factory

    Average trip cost: INR 4,000 per person for 2 days (with meals, transport, accommodation and sightseeing)

    Best place to stay: Shivalik Guest House @ INR 1,539 for two people per night onwards

    Front view of Shivalik Guest House in Bir Billing

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    4. Manali – Gateway to other heavenly locations like Spiti

    A picture taken in Manali

    Manali is one of the most famous hill stations in India. The town acts as a gateways to other picturesque locations like Lahaul, Spiti, and Leh. With crystal clear River Beas flowing through the mountainscape, it is the ideal destination for a quick escape. Doable with just 5k in your pocket, it is also a great pick for a trip with friends.

    Distance from Delhi: 537 km (11 hours)

    Key attractions: Adventure activities like paragliding, rafting, & skiing and tourist attractions such as Hadimba Temple and Rohtang Pass. No wonder Manali is among the best places to try adventure sports in India.

    Average trip cost: INR 4,000 per person for 2 days (With meals, transport, accommodation and sightseeing)

    Best budget place to stay in Manali: The Lost Tribe Hostel @ INR 299 per person per night onwards

    Bunk beds in the Lost Tribe Hostel

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    5. Jim Corbett – Habitat of Bengal tigers

     A tiger spotted in Jim Corbett National Park

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    Jim Corbett National Park is among famed national parks in India, and one of the ideal weekend getaways from Delhi for the wildlife-enthusiasts. On a trip to Jim Corbett, you get to spot over 580 species of birds, and 50 species of mammals.

    Distance from Delhi: 246 km (5 hours and 30 minutes)

    Key attractions: Jim Corbett National Park is known for being home to the Royal Bengal Tigers. Indian elephants, spotted deer, golden jackal, Himalayan black bear, and leopard cats are among other animals you may spot while on a jungle safari. Corbett Museum, and Corbett Falls are added attractions.

    Average trip cost: INR 4,000 per person for 2 days (with meals, transport, accommodation and entry charges)

    Best budget place to stay in Jim Corbett: Jungle Lore @ INR 3000 for two people per night onwards

    Accommodation in Jungle Lore Camp

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    Sitting area in Bunk Stay Hostel Rishikesh

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    Must Read: River Rafting In Rishikesh: The Ultimate Guide For Riding The Rapids

    6. Shimla – Colonial charm amalgamated with nature’s pristinity

    Peaking snow in Shimla is the most romantic hideaway

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    The Queen of Hills and the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla boasts of British charm and natural beauty at its best. It continues to be among popular tourist places and getaways near Delhi. Forests, shops, temples, or even a developed township, Shimla has it all!

    Distance from Delhi: 323 km (7 hours)

    Key attractions: Mall Road is one of the best places to visit in Shimla. Other attractions are Indian Institute of Advanced Studies,

    Average trip cost: INR 4,000 per person for 2 days (with meals, transport, accommodation and sightseeing)

    Best budget place to stay in Shimla: Aapo Aap Home Stay @ INR 1,200 for two people per night onwards

    Dining area of Aapo Aap Home Stay

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    7. Agra – The city of the Taj

    A girl with red scarf in front of Taj Mahal in Agra

    The City of Taj, Agra is the place that attracts tourist around the globe. After all, who wouldn’t want to steal a glimpse of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal! Agra proudly forms the Golden Triangle Circuit of India, which consists of three cities – Agra, Delhi, and Jaipur.

    Distance from Delhi: 233 km (4 hours and 30 minutes)

    Key attractions: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort

    Average trip cost: INR 4,000 per person per day (with meals, transport, accommodation and entry charges)

    Best place to stay: Zostel Hostel @ INR 499 per person per night onwards

    Dining area of Zostel Agra

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    8. Mcleodganj – Tibetan culture, nature, and hippie vibes

    Aditi and her friends enjoy in McLeodganj

    Mcleodganj or the Little Lhasa is tucked in Kangra District of Himachal. Embraced with nature and sprinkled with Tibetan ethnicity, it is one of the best weekend getaways from Delhi that can be easily planned in 5k. Monasteries, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, and even the local cafes give an insight to the Tibetan culture.

    Distance from Delhi: 488 km (9 hours)

    Key attractions: Monastery visits, shopping, cafe-hopping, Yoga and trek to Triund are some of the best things to do in Mcleodganj.

    Average trip cost: INR 5,000 per person for 2 days (With meals, transport, accommodation and sightseeing)

    Best place to stay: Backpackers Inn @ INR 800 per person per night onwards

     Sitting area in Backpackers Inn

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    Suggested Read: 9 Mcleodganj Experiences For Which You Need To Leave, NOW!

    9. Kasol – Laid back yet energetic

    A group of travelers in Kheerganga near Kasol

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    Kasol is a tiny village in Kullu, perched right beside the glistening Parvati River. Besides natural beauty, it offers a number of easy to moderate treks, lovely cafes for foodies, and a lot of serenity..

    Distance from Delhi: 519 km (11 hours)

    Key attractions: Camping in Kasol, a visit to Tosh, Kheerganga trek and cafe-hopping

    Average trip cost: INR 5,000 per person for 2 days (with meals, transport, accommodation and sightseeing)

    Best budget place to stay in Kasol: Hosteller @ INR 299 per person per night onwards

    Front view of The Hosteller

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    Must Read: A First-Timer’s Guide to Kasol: Things to Explore, Eat and Experience

    10. Udaipur – Forts & lakes narrating tales of history

     Courtyard of City Palace Museum in Udaipur

    Udaipur – the City of Lakes, hypnotizes with its history and remnants that flaunt immaculate sculpting and intricate carving. Beautiful lakes elevate the charm of city to a whole new level. shopping in Udaipur is an affair filled with vibrant, colorful knick knacks and more. There’s never an end to what you can indulge in here; watch the sunset on a boat, uncover the mysteries as you take a heritage walk across the various attractions of Udaipur.

    Distance from Delhi: 663 km (11 hours)

    Key attractions: The lakes of Udaipur are, undoubtedly, a key attraction and taking a sunset boat cruise is among the best things to do in Udaipur.

    Average trip cost: INR 5,000 per person for 2 days (With meals, transport, accommodation and sightseeing)

    Best place to stay: Bunkyard @ INR 449 per person per night onwards

    Bunkyard in Udaipur

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    Suggested Read: 12 Best Hotels In Udaipur: Cozy Stays For Every Budget

    So, now you can save for the bigger travel destinations, and not compromise on traveling altogether!

    Further Read: Long Weekend Holidays In 2017, Start Planning!


    Long Weekend Trips Starting @ Rs 3499/-

    Take a trip to spend the upcoming long weekend with your buddies.
    Stay at 4 star rating hotels with local sightseeing, meals and transfers.
    Travel in AC coach round trip (from Delhi).
    All Inclusive Deal– Camping, Jeep Safari & Trekking as per itinerary
    ✓ Sign up NOW to celebrate the long weekend out of town!


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