20 Best places to visit near Delhi for a day




While everyone loves a long vacation, our fast-paced lives don’t allow much time to even relax. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t escape the mayhem of your ordinary life once in a while and taste some freedom from your workaholic routines. Not only does a little outing help to release stress, it also helps to focus on your life better. So, if you can’t wait for a long holiday and want to break-free from your routine right now, then here are 20 best places to visit near Delhi for a day.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

It takes around 5 hours to reach Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary from Delhi. You can get to see a variety of birds here, as different birds fly here in different seasons.

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Lansdowne, another close hill station, is situation in Uttarakhand. You can reach here within 6 hours. The beauty of Lansdowne is unmatchable as the tall mountains, green trails and fresh lakes make up for an exquisite view.

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Abode to one of the world’s wonders, Agra is an attractive tourist spot. Yamuna expressway has reduced the distance between Delhi and Agra, and you can reach there within 4 hours. Besides Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar’s tomb and Fatehpur Sikri are resplendent monuments with rich history and culture.

Morni Hills

Haryana’s only hill station, Morni Hills can be reached within 5-6 hours from Delhi. The lush green Shivalik range stretches across Morni, and makes up for a beautiful foggy view during the monsoon season.

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Damdama Lake

Located in Gurugram, Damadama lake is the perfect picnic spot for family. Greenery expands across the damdama lake, and you can spend your time just relaxing over the cool grass. The lake also offers boating.

Kuchesar Mud Fort

Within 3 hours, you can reach Kuchesar Mud Fort. This heritage hotel offers luxurious dining experience to its visitors. If your ideal day includes basking in the warm sunrays while enjoying a royal cup of tea, then head towards Uttar Pradesh and enjoy an elite lifestyle at Kuchesar Mud Fort.


If mountains are your home, then head towards Nahan. It is one of the closest hill stations to Delhi. Situated in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh, Nahan offers a full-fledged hilly experience within a day. It can take you around 6-7 hours to reach Nahan. You can visit Renukaji lake which is surrounded by mountains and the infamous Poanta Sahib Gurudwara there.

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Vrindavan’s glory is known all across the world. Despite holding a religious ambiance, Vrindavan has been alluring to tourists since a long time. If you want to get lost into numerous mythological stories, Vrindavan is your place. It takes around 4 hours to reach Vrindavan, but the long drive is worth it.

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Neemrana Fort

This heritage hotel is present in Alwar, and it takes around 3-4 hours to reach Neemrana Fort Palace. For experiencing a royal Rajasthani lifestyle with folk shows and native food, you should give this place a visit. You’d surely not be disappointed.

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If you are a hardcore foodie, and eating delectable food is your way of enjoying, then you cannot miss Murthal. This short road trip take around 1.5 to 2 hours, and you will be welcomed with some lip-smacking paranthas and other desi food items.


Situated in Haryana, camp wild at Dhauj is for the fitness freaks and all those who crave for physical activities. With activites like Rappelling, flying fox and rock climbing, this camp is becoming one of the most sought-after places near Delhi. You can reach Dhauj within 2-3 hours.


It takes around 2 hours to reach Manesar. This place allows you to just relax and do nothing while surrounded by wide stretches of greenery.


Another close hill station to Delhi, Parwanoo can be reached within 6-7 hours. Leave early in the morning, and you’d definitely get more time to enjoy there. Situated in Himachal Pradesh, Parwanoo offers cable car ride, timber trail and some beautiful temples.

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Uchagaon Fort

Fort Uchagaon in Uttar Pradesh takes around 4 hours to reach from Delhi. This fort also offers a luxurious experience to its visitors. You can just take you loved ones here and spend time with them.


It takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Sohna in Gurugram. Sohna is known for its hot springs. If you enjoy outdoor activities, there are many reputed companies which offer adventure camps at Sohna.

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Noor Mahal

Located in Karnal, Noor Mahal takes you back to the yesteryears where royalty was a lifestyle and a luxury was need. It takes around 3 hours to reach Noor Mahal, and you are sure to get an unforgettable elite experience here.

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Garhmukteshwar in Uttar Pradesh takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach. It is known for temples like Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple and Ganga Temple. You can find some beautiful hotels here.

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Haridwar is well-known as Hindu religious centre. It takes around 4 to 4.5 hours to reach Haridwar. The arti at Har Ki Pauri is not to be missed.

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It takes around 3 hours to reach Kurukshetra. It is attached to numerous mythological stories of Mahabharatha. If you want to delve deeper into mythology and visit some religious places, Kurukshetra can provide you exactly that.

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The city beautiful, Chandigarh, is the go-to place of all Delhites who want to spend their day in a cleaner and greener city. Places like Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden can give you a different view to behold.

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About the author, Liya James

Hi, I am Liya!! I first traveled the globe when I was four months old when we immigrated to the United States from Indonesia, and I have been roaming the world every chance I get ever since. I've been to 15 countries and counting. I am passionate about experiencing new cultures and sharing my adventures with others. I believe that travel is the best education, and I am excited to continue learning and sharing these adventures with you.

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