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    So, the travel keeda in you wakes up and starts jumping right at the sight of an enticing long road? Planning to go on a long drive from Delhi to get away from all the chaos and land in the lap of nature or great views? Well, then these exciting and rejuvenating one day road trips from Delhi are just for you.

    For those tied with monotonous work all around the week with no possibility of a break, we present a handpicked list of 12 routes that are perfect for a road trip from Delhi! Now, wouldn’t you want to take those bike trips from Delhi that you all dreamed of?

    Must-Have Elements For Road Trips From Delhi

    Make sure you have all these essentials with you before you embark on any one day trip near Delhi.

    • A Bike or a Car
    • Rs. 2000 for fuel (depends on you!)
    • Rs. 2000 for Food (depends on you again – but any road trip is incomplete without food!!)
    • A few friends (to tag along)
    • Some alcohol (Don’t drink and drive!)
    • A Camera
    • Some Extra Cash if you plan to stay over/ indulge in activities around
    • Some real good music – a road trip is incomplete without music!

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    1. Road Trip To Morni

    Scenic view of Morni hill station in Haryana

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    The nearest hill station, Morni located in Haryana, just a few hours from Delhi, is an absolute delight! Verdant environment, dense forest cover, scenic views and a lake make it a perfect relaxing hideout away from the city bustle.

    Well, it’s not only the scenic views that charm the travelers, adventure enthusiasts can come here for trekking, boating & cycling.
    Distance: 260 km
    Time: 5 hours
    Best time to visit: September to March
    Dhabas en route: Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba (Murthal), Haveli & Neelkanth Star Dhaba (Karnal), Puran Singh ka Mashoor Vishal Dhaba (Ambala), and Sethi da Dhaba (Zirakpur)


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    2. Road Trip To Damdama Lake

    Road trip from Delhi to Damdama Lake

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    Hailing from the south and missing the vast expanses of water? With no beaches or waterfalls within your reach, Delhi may seem too odd and boring an entity until you find the peaceful lakes (sans the overloaded Hauz Khas lake). Damdama Lake is such an alternative and one of the best places to visit near Delhi for a day!

    It has ample of adventure and eco-resorts in its vicinity and makes a perfect destination for a one day getaway for anyone.

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    Distance: 60 km
    Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Best time to visit: February to March and July to September
    Dhabas en route: Satya Dhaba and Royal Blue Dhaba in Mahipalpur

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    3. Road Trip To Murthal

    Have parathas at Murthal near Delhi

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    The first place that hits our mind when it comes to road trips around Delhi has to be Murthal! A long drive across the busy yet wide roads of Delhi, while the cool wind caresses you and the stomach is tempted for a gastronomic ride, you know your destination has to be Murthal.

    Indulge in the luscious butter loaded stuffed kulchas & parathas on the road side dhabas which are over 50 years old. If you’re a foodie, this will be the best one day tour from Delhi that you can ever take!

    Distance: 60 km
    Time: 1 hour 30 Minutes
    Best time to visit: Year-round
    Best dhabas in Murthal: Amrik Sukhdev da Dhaba and Gulshan da Dhaba

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    4. Road Trip To Neemrana Fort Palace

    Neemrana Fort Palace - best romantic road trip from Delhi

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    Well, Valentine’s is around the corner and Neemrana is one of the best romantic one day getaways from Delhi. Even if Valentine’s is not around and you two need some quality time together – Neemrana is the place for you! The drive on NH-8 is a pleasant one, however, in monsoons, it gets utterly romantic with lush vegetation on the rocky hills dotting the sides of the highway. Give her a call, take a break from the city life and chill for a while.

    Distance: 120 km
    Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
    Best time to visit: July to March
    Dhabas en route: Surya Dhaba in Alwar district and Old Rao Dhaba in Dharuhera

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    5. Road Trip To Parwanoo

    A fascinating journey from Delhi to Parwanoo

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    Though not so close to Delhi, but a road trip to the foothills of Himalayas is tempting enough for a visit to Parwanoo. A fascinating journey along the wide roads which lead to the lush green hills with a pleasant weather and scenic views is worth experiencing in the hot summers or the pre/post monsoon seasons.

    Take a cable car ride at the Timber trail resort to the top of the hill and dine at their restaurant offering an ecstatic view of the valley. This is a perfect getaway with friends or your love!

    Distance: 270 km
    Time: 6 hours
    Best time to visit: Year-round
    Dhabas en route: Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba (Murthal), Haveli & Neelkanth Star Dhaba (Karnal), Puran Singh ka Mashoor Vishal Dhaba (Ambala), and Sethi da Dhaba (Zirakpur)

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    6. Road Trip To Bharatpur

    Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur

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    A fancy ride on NH2, the Agra-Jaipur highway takes you to a small town and misleading roads until the locals guide you to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or the Keoladeo National Park. The entrance might not appeal to you initially because of the abandoned look & feel, but the interiors of the jungle will leave you mesmerized.

    Park your car inside and explore the sanctuary on a rickshaw ride worth Rs.70. The rickshaw puller doubles up as a guide, spotting birds and giving all the details about them.

    Visit the temple nearby and carry some atta (wheat flour) along. Wondering why? Let the Pujari throw balls of atta into the pond adjacent to the temple and see hundreds of healthy turtles come out for food.

    Distance: 182 km
    Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
    Best time to visit: August to November (Breeding Birds) | October to February (Migratory Birds)

    Tip: Early morning visit is highly recommended. Also, stay at the Bharatpur forest Lodge for an incredible experience (Room rent – Rs.2500 approx.)

    7. Road Trip To Unchagaon

    Fort Unchagaon - a royal heritage getaway

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    For a royal heritage getaway in Uttar Pradesh, head to the 19th century Fort Unchagaon – a perfect destination for a rural experience. The fort is located close to the river Ganga and is surrounded by lush gardens all around. Doesn’t yet attract you?

    Sight Gangetic dolphins playing in the waters of river Ganges while you relax away from the city. The fort offers interesting activities like billiards, squash, pony rides, village safari, bullock cart ride & pottery making by local artisans.

    Distance: 117 km
    Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
    Best time to visit: April to May to spot dolphins


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    8. Road Trip To Mathura And Vrindavan

    Plan a trip from Delhi to Mathura-Vrindavan

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    For those seeking solace in the temples & spirituality in the air must visit Mathura-Vrindavan. These epic areas hold an important historical reference being the birth place of Lord Krishna & invite each traveller with a warm environment. Sing along the holy chants with the devotees and leave back with wonderful memories of the city.

    For all Lord Krishna lovers, visit during the month of August for Janamashtami to experience the magnificent celebrations. Stay over until the pooja ends and taste the delicious ‘Chappan Bhog’ Prasad.

    Distance: 144 km
    Time: 3 hours
    Best time to visit: October to March; especially during Holi

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    9. Road Trip To The Taj, Agra

    Taj Mahal Agra- an incredible road trip near Delhi

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    As the name says: this incredible road trip near Delhi on the newly built Yamuna Expressway leads to the city of Love – Agra. Grand roads, a glimpse to the F1 race tracks and some good music is all you need for this great drive. There have been many accidents on the expressway thus, be very careful with your speed limit.

    But Taj is not the only reason you should be visiting this city. There are various outlets on the way serving refreshments and do not forget to try the famous – Agra ka petha on your trip. Travelers can also try Bidaai and Jalebi available almost everywhere.

    Distance: 202 km
    Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
    Best time to visit: November to March; especially at the time of Taj Balloon Festival in November and Taj Mahotsav in February

    10. Road Trip To Sariska National Park, Alwar

    Alwar City Palace - experience of architectural grandeur

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    For those looking for a simple yet adventurous getaway, drive to Alwar. The princely city offers an experience of architectural grandeur and heritage hotels.

    Further ahead lies one of the most famous Tiger reserves – Sariska, housing many endangered species.

    Tip: Leave early morning at about 4 am and you may reach Sariska by 7 am. The earlier you start your ride in Sariska, the more will be the chances to visit the most haunted place in India – Bhangarh!

    Distance: 157 km
    Time: 4 hours
    Best time to visit: February to March

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    11. Road Trip To Kuchesar Fort

    Kuchesar Fort, an ideal picnic spot by the holy river Ganges

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    The 18th-Century Kuchesar Fort or the Mud Fort has been restored by the Neemrana group of hotels. For an authentic ‘UP experience’ drive down on NH4, slightly ahead of Hapur and reach the fort surrounded by 100-acre mangrove orchards. It is close to Brijghat – an ideal picnic spot by the holy river Ganges.

    Distance: 84 km
    Time: 2 hours
    Best time to visit: November to February

    12. Road Trip To Jaipur

    Jaigarh Fort - a road trip from Delhi to the Royal City of Jaipur

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    When it comes to places around Delhi, Jaipur falls in the list of must visits! Though the highway is mostly under construction, but leaving in the early hours will help you reach the destination faster. But what’s amusing is the drive along the Aravallis, peacock glances on the highway and the fascinating bright turbans visible from a distance.

    While on the go stop at Bajwa Ka Dhaba or Highway King or eat at Sharma Dhaba on the Sikar Road.

    The city has many marvelous hangouts but for a true Rajasthani experience go straight to Chowki Dhani about 22 km before the Jaipur city.

    These destinations will sure not burn a hole in your pocket and will keep you yearning for more. Get high on happiness to visit the local hideouts, call your friends, fill up the fuel and get set go!

    Distance: 269 km
    Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
    Best time to visit: November to February
    Dhabas en route: Surya Dhaba in Alwar district and Old Rao Dhaba in Dharuhera

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    13. Road Trip To Chandigarh

    Chandigarh near Delhi

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    Chandigarh is not merely a Gateway To The Hills. It is a complete destination in itself owing to the gleeful weather, endless greenery, and charming attractions it possesses. It’s a great place to visit over the weekend and makes for one of the best family road trips from Delhi. From the Rose Garden to the Rock Garden, from boating in Sukhna Lake to shopping in the malls, there’s a lot that Chandigarh offers to its visitors.

    Distance: 243.7 km
    Time: 4 hours 32 minutes via NH 44
    Best time to visit: Year-round
    Dhabas en route: Haveli and Sukhdev Dhaba in Murthal

    14. Road Trip To Manesar

    Manesar near Delhi

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    Manesar has grown as a great place for tourism in the blink of an eye! It owes most of its fast-paced development as a tourist hotspot to the various leisure resorts and peaceful village life around. The blend of Rajasthani, as well as Haryanvi culture and hospitality of this delightful town, will surely leave you in a trance! Add to it the peace and calm it offers away from the urban centers, and you’ll never want your holiday to end! You can also check out the Heritage Transport Museum and Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary while you’re here.

    Distance: 56.2 km
    Time: 1 hour 23 minutes via NH 48
    Best time to visit: September to March

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    15. Road Trip To Noor Mahal, Karnal

    Noor Mahal near Delhi

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    Karnal’s Noor Mahal is an exquisite destination for those looking for a short getaway, specially history geeks and architecture lovers. It’s a brilliant example of royalty as well as skilled craftsmanship. The Mahal has now been converted into a 5-star hotel that amazingly showcases the influences of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles of architecture. The exteriors as well as intoriors of this palace are sure to leave you mesmerized! With so much to offer, this wonder definitely makes for one of the best short road trips from Delhi.

    Distance: 122 km
    Time: 2 hours 40 minutes via NH 44
    Best time to visit: Year-round
    Dhabas en route: Haveli and Sukhdev Dhaba in Murthal

    16. Road Trip To Mussoorie

    visit Mussoorie hill station in India

    Mussoorie is the nearest most beautiful hill station for Delhiites. Driving over winding roads with lush greenery at all sides and a cool breeze blowing over your face is going to make your trip to Mussoorie all the more memorable. Other than splendid landscapes, this hill town has charming waterfalls, cable cars, bustling local markets, and delicious hilly street food, a few of the things that will make visiting this place one of the best long road trips from Delhi.

    Distance: 300 km
    Time: 6 hours 40 minutes via NH 44
    Best time to visit: March to June
    Dhabas en route: Cheetal Grand

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    17. Road Trip To Nuh

    Nuh in Haryana near Delhi

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    Nuh is a historical town in Haryana that serves as the headquarters of Mewat and is popular for its erstwhile rule of Bahadur Singh. The town had become an important center for the trade of salt under his leadership, and this can still be seen in the ruins of this city right here that date as far back as the 14th century. This town is perfect for a one day road trip from Delhi owing to some of the major tourist spots like the mosque and tomb of the Mughal king Bahadur Khan Nadir, as well as other places like the Nalhad River and the Chui Mai Pond.

    Distance: 88 km
    Time: 2 hours 20 minutes via NH 48
    Best time to visit: September and October
    Dhabas en route: Shri Ram Dhaba

    18. Road Trip To Kasauli

    Road Trip To Kasauli

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    Gear up for Kasauli in Himachal if you wish to go on roads less travelled. Kasauli is serene hill stations like many other hill stations of Himachal, however, it is not crowded by the huge flocks of tourists. Therefore, it is a calm and quiet getaway. A road trip to Kasauli from Delhi is one of those trips where you will enjoy the journey as much as the destination, making it one of the best road trips from Delhi by bike.

    Distance: 288.3 km

    Time: 5 hours 23 minutes via NH44

    Best time to visit: April to June and September to November

    Dhabas en route: Sukhdev Dhaba

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    19. Road Trip To Nainital

    Road Trip To Nainital

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    Nainital is home to seven awe-gasping lakes that are just a day trip away from Delhi. Nainital is unlike any other hill station in Uttarakhand. Road Trip to Nainital is highly recommended for those who are looking forward for an escape from the concrete jungle of NCR region. Moreover, the route that takes you to Nainital is just as beautiful, therefore, apt for best long road trips from Delhi.

    Distance: 345.1 km

    Time: 7 hours 10 minutes via NH9

    Best time to visit: March to June

    Dhabas en route: Bikanerwala

    20. Road Trip To Rishikesh

    Road Trip To Rishikesh

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    For all those who love adrenaline rush should definitely drive towards the adventure capital of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh. Infused with a relaxed vibe surrounded with yoga retreats, spa centers, serene river banks and hippie cafes, Rishikesh is not just a destination rather an experience waiting to be explored. Owing to its short travel distance and alluring activities available, it is apt for family road trips from Delhi.

    Distance: 239.7 km

    Time: 5 hours 33 minutes via NH334

    Best time to visit: Early March to May

    Dhabas en route: Jhilmil Dhaba

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    21. Road Trip To Kurukshetra

    Road Trip To Kurukshetra

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    Drive back in time with a road trip to Kurukshetra. Everything about this town tells a tale that narrates back to history. Moreover, it is well-connected and easily accessible from Delhi. During your time in Kurukshetra, plan your visit to Sheikh Chilli tomb, Mahadev temple, and Krishna Museum. It is a perfect place to spend a calm evening drenched in historic feels.

    Distance: 154.6 km

    Time: 2 hours 54 minutes via NH44

    Best time to visit: September to March

    Dhabas en route: Dhaba Junction

    22. Road Trip To Badkhal Lake

    Road Trip To Badkhal Lake

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    If your are looking forward for a brief getaway from Delhi, then you can also plan a visit to Badkhal Lake located in Faridabad. This lake is available to visit all throughout the year from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM. It is a must visit place for any bird lover since the place is home to many birds. Moreover, you can also indulge in many adventure sports activities like boat ride, kayaking, and trekking as well.

    Distance: 50.4 km

    Time: 1 hour 48 minutes via Mahatma Gandhi Marg

    Best time to visit: All year

    Dhabas en route: Delhi Zaika Chicken Corner

    23. Road Trip To Surajkund

    Road Trip To Surajkund

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    Another short escape from the rush of Delhi and NCR region is a destination called Surajkund. Well-known as the “Lake of the Sun,” this spot is a perfect one-day getaway. Initially, there was a temple situated at this spot, the remains of which can still be found. It also hosts a fair known as the Surajkund International Crafts Mela that exhibit multiple cultural activities.

    Distance: 40.8 km

    Time: 1 hour 34 minutes via Mahatma Gandhi Marg

    Best time to visit: December to February

    Dhabas en route: Laxmi Dhaba

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    24. Road Trip To Garh Mukteshwar

    Road Trip To Garh Mukteshwar

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    Head onto a road trip to Garh Mukteshwar to catch a glimpse of rustic temples. One of the key attractions in this town are the 80 Sati pillars located here. Moreover, you can also plan your visit to Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Vedanta Temple, and Ganga Temple. This place is located within close proximity, therefore, you can spend an entire sightseeing.

    Distance: 138.9 km

    Time: 2 hours 48 minutes via Eastern Peripheral Expy and NH9

    Best time to visit: October to March

    Dhabas en route: Gohana Haryana Dhaba

    25. Road Trip To Barsana

    Road Trip To Barsana

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    Barsana is just 3 hours ride away from Delhi. It is considered as the birthplace of Radha. The place is ideal to celebrate the festival of colors, Holi. It is one of the lesser known places nearby Delhi that you can go to for a one day road trip. One can go for a temple tour to Radha Kushal Bihari temple, Shriji temple, Maan Mandir, and Sankari Khor.

    Distance: 170.9 km

    Time: 3 hours 28 minutes via Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expy

    Best time to visit: October to April

    Dhabas en route: Jadaun Dhaba

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    26. Road Trip To Dehradun

    Road Trip To Dehradun

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    There is no better place than Dehradun to take a break from the scorching heat of Delhi. An overnight trip will lead you to this beautiful valley that is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is a plethora of many bakeries, food courts, museums, scenic points, and other tourist attractions that are perfect for a weekend escape.

    Distance: 254.0 km

    Time: 5 hours 40 minutes via Saharanpur Road

    Best time to visit: March to June and October to February

    Dhabas en route: Namaste Midway

    27. Road Trip To Wild Dhauj Camp

    Road Trip To Wild Dhauj Camp

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    If you in search for adventure nearby the capital city, then plan a trip to Wild Dhauj Camp. The camp is located amidst Kikar tree where one can go for trekking, wall climbing, monkey crawling, and rappelling. Moreover, you can enjoy your time mountain biking and zorbing. A Burma Bridge is also available to further elevate your experience.

    Distance: 18.3 km

    Time: 50 minutes via Vikaspuri Flyover

    Best time to visit: October to March

    Further Read: 30 Reasons I Would Rather Be In Delhi Than Anywhere Else

    We bet you weren’t aware of all these splendid road trip options from Delhi! We tried covering as many places as we knew, but there can be so many more. So, if we missed out on anything and you’re aware of the one-day hideouts please let us know. Till then, take a trip to Delhi and enjoy as many of these short getaways as possible!


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    Frequently Asked Questions Related To Road Trips From Delhi

    Q. Where should I go for a 2 day trip near Delhi?

    A. For a 2 day trip near Delhi, you can visit the following places:

    1. Lansdowne
    2. Mathura
    3. Alwar
    4. Ramnagar

    Q. Where can I go from Delhi?

    A. Places one can visit from Delhi are:

    1. Rishikesh
    2. Jaipur
    3. Agra
    4. Lansdowne
    5. Auli

    Q. Which is the most beautiful place in Delhi?

    A. Some of the beautiful places in Delhi are:

    1. Hauz Khas Village
    2. India Gate
    3. Lotus Temple
    4. Lodhi Garden

    Q. How many days are required to visit Delhi?

    A. 2 days are required to explore tourist places in Delhi. You can book a 2 day sightseeing tour with HOHO bus and cover more than 20 tourist attractions at your own pace.

    Q. How far is Lansdowne from Delhi?

    A. Lansdowne is 258km from Delhi and it takes approximately 6 hours to reach there by road.

    Q. Which hill station is near to Delhi?

    A. Famous hill stations near to delhi are:

    1. Nainital
    2. Mcleod Ganj
    3. Mussoorie
    4. Kasauli

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