Gurgaon might be the place where everything's happening but it's also great to get out of the city once in a while. And nothing says 'escape' like weekend getaways from Gurgaon that remind us of how beautiful our country really is. Whether you’re after royal heritage walks and fish & chips in Neemrana, quaint tea rooms in Pangot, or beautiful streets in Lansdowne, below we’ve rounded up some of the most picturesque spots which you can easily get to in less than one tank.
So, if you don't wanna spoil your weekend scrolling through your Instagram feed, get that backpack ready for one of these top weekend getaways from Gurgaon.
1. Neemrana - Rajasthan
Taking huge pride in its architectural magnificence this ancient historical town in the Alwar district of Rajasthan is a perfect monsoon gateway from Delhi. Built-in 1464 AD Neemrana is a true marvel and Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxury hotel. So if you are looking for an amalgamation of history and luxury for your monsoon getaway, this royal beauty has no comparison.
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Distance From Gurgaon: 90 Km
Things To Do In Neemrana: Enjoy a fancy massage this heritage hotel offers a world-class experience in its Spa, Take a dip in the swimming pool, Rent one of the vintage cars and go out for a royal drive, Try Zip Lining by flying fox, Visit the Sariska National Park, Baori stepwell, Alwar Fort, City Palace, Siliserh Lake.
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2. Shekhawati - Rajasthan
Midway between Jaipur and Bikaner, Shekhawat a semi-arid historical and heritage site makes for a beautiful monsoon getaway from Gurgaon. This town is laced with innumerable beautiful Havelis that have murals and wall paintings which is also known as the world's largest open-air gallery! A true heaven for all the art lovers filled with buildings that date back to the 18th Century and before. Shekhawati is a great option for all those who have been to Jaipur or the other popular destinations many times, and are searching for something new and unexplored!
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Distance From Gurgaon: 248.5 Km
Things To Do In Shekhawati: Go on a Jeep safari to visit the town, See the world-famous fresco paintings, Visit forts and castles, Horse Safaris, Visit the Cultural Centre- Haveli Nadine Leprince and the Temples of Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir and Shri Do Janti Balaji Dham Fatehpur.
3. Morni Hills - Haryana
Looking to have a lazy weekend getaway from Gurgaon? Then Morni Hills in Haryana is a place where you can have some laidback personal time amidst the natural beauty of the hills from that rush and chaotic life. A place where you can plan a lazy weekend picnics, brunches or just sprawl on the vast green lands while you enjoy your perfect cup of hot coffee and a favorite book or enjoy a game of cricket with your friends and family in this beautiful setting!
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Distance From Gurgaon: 304.7 Km
Things To Do In Morni Hills: Tikkar lake, Morni Fort, Go for Trek or trail in the scenic landscape of Morni Hills, Morni adventure park
4. Lansdowne - Uttarakhand
A quaint little hill town nestled in the majestic Himalayan mountains is Lansdowne in Uttarakhand. This unusual hill station is unique because of its history as an Army Cantonment center and the serene environment that it promises. Walking around in Lansdowne while it's drizzling makes for a beautiful experience.
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Distance From Gurgaon: 279.2 Km
Things To Do In Lansdowne: Travel to Bhullatal Lake, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, St. James Church, Go to Tip-in-Top and Snow View Point for spectacular views of the Himalayas, The War Memorial
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5. Kangojodi - Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by pine trees, majestic hills, ravines, and dense jungle Kangojodi in Himachal Pradesh is more than just a natural retreat. A very offbeat destination in the Himalayan mountains this is a perfect camping site and adventure-lovers paradise. Not just for Camp Roxx Kanjogodi is equally popular for its plethora of adventure offerings such as Flying Fox, Burma Bridge, Single Rope Walk, Monkey Bridge, Mowgli Walk, and Skyfall.
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Distance From Gurgaon: 324.9 Km
Things To Do In Kangojodi: Natural Spring Water streams make for the perfect picnic spot, Bonfires under the starry night skies, Stargazing, Trekking, Bird Watching, Visit Renuka Lake, Parshuram Tal and Renuka Temple, and Renukaji Zoo.
6. Bhimtal - Uttarakhand
In contrast to Nainital that is always bustling with activity and crowd, Bhimtal is more of an idyllic place that is less crowded and easy on the pocket. This scenic lakeside destination is a treat for the love birds as they can enjoy boating, paddling, birding, nature walks and adventurous trekking here.
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Distance From Delhi: 334.6 Km
Things To Do In Gurgaon: Birdwatching, Boating in the Bhimtal lake, Nature walks, Adventure Trekking, Paddling, 17th Century Bhimeshwar Temple, Water sports, Butterfly Research Centre
7. Bharatpur - Rajasthan
Carefully and magnificently displays the regal and vivacious side of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is the perfect blend of royalty and nature that makes it the ideal monsoon getaway from Delhi. Surrounded by fort walls built-in 1733 by Maharaja Suraj Mal this fortified city is also equally famous for its bird sanctuary which has more than 364 species of migratory birds.
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Distance From Gurgaon: 196.6 Km
Things To Do In Bharatpur: Bird sanctuary, Lohagarh Fort, Fateh, Laxman Mandir, Bharatpur Palace, Deeg, Ganga Mandir
8. Keoladeo Ghana National Park - Rajasthan
A vast bird sanctuary which was a royal game hunting reserve formerly is an ancient wetland spread across a vast area of over 28 Km2. In these beautiful park woods, over 350 species of migratory and resident birds, including herons, cormorants, and eagles are a common sight! A serene, tranquil, and rejuvenating jungle experience awaits you at this dense forest making it the perfect weekend getaway from Gurgaon!
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Distance From Gurgaon: 198 Km
Things To Do In Keoladeo Ghana National Park: Bird watching, Boat Ride, Watch out for the Painted Storks, the Grey Heron, Sarus Cranes, Garganey Teals, and more, To the southeast is the very famous Fatehpur Sikri
9. Pinjore - Haryana
A small town in the Panchkula district of Haryana is a historic place most famous for its Yadavindra Gardens, also known as Pinjore Garden which is a 17th-century garden designed by Nawab Fadai Khan, a great architect and foster brother of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb! With gracefully arched balconies and tinkling fountains, vast flowerbeds and fruit orchards, these luxurious green lawns spread over 100 acres make for the perfect weekend spot.
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Distance From Gurgaon: 303.4 Km
Things To Do In Pinjore: Pinjore Gardens, Bhima Devi Temple Site Museum, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Jal Mahal
10. Pangot - Uttarakhand
A mountaintop spot with dramatic views and beautiful lakes is Pangoot near Nainital in Uttarakhand. If you are coming from Gurgaon, you definitely don't want to go to another place that is crowded, so Pangoot makes for a great escape. With several boutique hotels and resorts that make your stay comfortable and luxurious, Pangoot ensures a relaxing weekend. It is a bird lover's paradise as it houses over 250 species of birds all over the town.
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Distance From Gurgaon: 346.3 Km
Things To Do In Pinjore: Naini Peak, Kilbury Road, Birdwatching, Trekking, Khurpaa Taal, Sariyatal
So, what are you waiting for? Go on, make a long weekend of it.