Life in Gurgaon

Planning an escape from the monotonous life? We have a list of ten pocket-friendly Weekend Getaways from Gurugram, Haryana.

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Gurugram is popularly known as the financial and technological hub. It is usually referred to as a self-sufficient centre for various resorts and some perfect getaways like Damdama Lake, Aravali Resorts, and a lot more. Gurugram has a bunch of exciting places to explore. But when it comes to spending a long weekend, Gurugram fails to provide that entertainment.

Here is a list of ten finest places which can give you a satisfactory and hassle-free weekend.

  • JAIPUR – THE PINK CITY

Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, is one of the famous destinations for Domestic as well as International tourists. If you are planning an escape this weekend, Jaipur can be a flawless city to explore. It is famous for its heritage, art, and culture and is also known as the Old City. Around the City, there is a lot more to explore like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, etc.

Distance from Gurugram:242 KM
Time: 3 Hours 56 Minutes
Travel Mode: Train, Bus, Flight
Places to explore: Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, and a lot more.

  • CHANDIGARH – THE GREEN CITY

Chandigarh is one of the cleanest and greenest Cities in India. It is famous for its flora and fauna. The City is located in the state of Punjab at the foothills of Himalayas. It is the most well-organized city with a favorable climate all over the year. It is considered to be the most popular tourist destination for domestic as well as tourist visitors. Around the city, there is a lot more to explore like Mohali, Zirakpur, Patiala, Panchkula, Ambala, etc.

Distance from Gurugram: 277.9 KM
Time: 5 Hours 3 Minutes
Travel Mode: Train, Bus, Flight
Places to explore: Sukhna Lake, The Rock Garden, Pinjore Gardens, Chattbir Zoo, etc.

  • LANSDOWNE

It is a hill station located in Uttarakhand. It is the most quaint and well-maintained hill station in India. The place is not much developed but is less crowded and cleaner. There are a lot of activities like boating, Nature walks because of its beauty, and adventurous activities like paragliding, bird watching, trekking, rock climbing, etc. The refreshing environment attracts a large number of domestic as well as International tourists.

Distance from Gurugram: 278.2 KM
Time: 6 Hours 25 Minutes
Travel Mode: Train, Bus
Places to explore: Bhulla Lake, Tiffin Top, Jungle Safari, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, etc.

  • JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

Jim Corbett is one of the oldest National parks in India. The most famous thing about the place is the tiger reserves which are rarely seen anywhere now. The natural beauty and rare display of natural habitat of wildlife is something that attracts most of the tourists. It is an ideal place to treat your soul and relax your mind from the stressful routines.

Distance from Gurugram: 252.6 KM
Time: 6 Hours
Travel Mode: Bus, Flight, Bus
Places to explore: Dhikala, Garjiya Temple, Corbett Falls, various places to discover wildlife.

  • RISHIKESH, UTTARAKHAND

Rishikesh is famous for its spiritual destinations. It connects the people to their religious beliefs. There are various ashrams and temples which are a must to visit at least once. Also, the place is famous for wildlife Safari and has various reserves. There are several activities that can be performed here, out of which river rafting is the most famous and attracts a large number of Domestic as well as International tourists.

Distance from Gurugram: 260 KM
Time: 5 Hours 50 Minutes
Travel Mode: Bus, Car
Places to explore: Gita Bhavan, Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, various temples.

  • NEEMRANA – RAJASTHAN

Neemrana is a historical town in Alwar District of Rajasthan. Enfolded with ample greenery, it attracts a lot of domestic as well as International tourists. Therefreshing environment of Neemrana can be a treat to your soul. If you wish to plan a hassle-free trip, Neemrana can be a perfect spot. With fewer hours of traveling, it can give you a memorable, budgeted weekend getaway.

Distance from Gurgaon: 89.5 KM
Time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Travel Mode: Bus, Cabs
Places to explore: Neemrana Fort Palace, Sariska National Park, Alwar Fort, Siliserh Lake, etc.

  • AGRA, UTTAR PRADESH

Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh. It is world famous for its heritage sites. There are various things that can be done in Agra like a heritage walk, historical tours, bicycle tours, jeep safari, local market visits, etc. The most famous monument – Taj Mahal attracts a large number of tourists as it is one of the seven wonders of the world. The place is perfect for an enjoyable weekend.

Distance from Gurugram: 237.5 KM
Time: 3 Hours 40 Minutes
Travel Mode: Cabs, Bus, Flight, Train
Places to explore: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Taj Museum, etc.

  • MATHURA – VRINDAVAN

Mathura – Vrindavan is a very famous religious town in Uttar Pradesh. This birthplace of Lord Krishna attracts many tourists to the place. Temples like Govind Deo Temple, Shahji Temple, Banke Bihari Temple, etc. are the main reason for the popularity of this place. Nidhivan is a very famous place here, which is a must to visit as it has a lot of stories famous on it. The fresh air and environment are going to refresh your minds.

Distance from Gurugram: 190 KM
Time: 3 Hours
Travel Mode: Train, Cab, Bus
Places to explore: Banke Bihari Temple, Govardhan Hill, Kusum Sarovar, Dwarkadhish Temple, etc.

  • MUSSOORIE

Mussoorie is a famous hill station in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand. It is known for trekking, paragliding, nature walks, boating, bird watching, temple visits, and much more. It is the most adventurous spot with many options for trekkers. There are some of the beautiful resorts to spend your weekend. There is a lot to explore in Mussoorie. It is a perfect blend of adventurous as well as religious sites.

Distance from Gurugram: 310 KM
Time: 7 Hours
Travel Mode: Cab, Bus
Places to explore: The Mall Road, Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Mussoorie Lake, etc.

  • NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND

Nainital is a sparkling jewel in the Himalayan range. Located in Uttarakhand, Nainital has a lot to travel that includes various temples, hilltops, lakes and much more. Bird watching, camping, sightseeing, paragliding, etc attract more of the international visitors to the hill station. If you are planning a long weekend, Nainital can prove to an ideal spot.

Distance from Gurugram: 326.5 KM
Time: 6 Hours 40 Minutes
Travel Mode: Flight, Bus, Cab
Places to explore: Naini Lake, Naina Peak, Naina Devi Temple, Tiffin Top, Cave Gardens, etc.