15 Magnificent Places To Visit Near Delhi In Winters 2019

Vishal Chauhan, 02/01/2019

Timeless cities, ancient forts & temples, and the wilderness – Delhi sits in the comfortable heart of the winter tourist attractions of North India. A long list of amazing hill stations make up for great summer holiday destinations, but the amazing places to visit near Delhi in winters takes you on a ride through the history, wilderness, and spiritualism of North India.

Delhi has is a great spot from where you can plan some of the most ravishing weekend trips. The proximity of the national capital to the nearby tourist destinations is a blessing for all the travelers who want to plan a weekend escape to the hills. So, we hereby unfold these 15 places to visit in winters near Delhi.

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15 Magnificent Places To Visit Near Delhi In Winters 2019
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Agra: One of the best nearest spots

For a December short trip, Agra is one of the best tourist places near Delhi within 300 kms in Winters, or any winter months.The undying symbol of love, Taj Mahal continues to be the pick of both Indian and foreigner tourists visiting North India. Built by the Mughal emperors on the banks of the river Yamuna, Agra continues to be on the top among the places to visit near Delhi in winters.

Distance: 231 km via Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expressway

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Attractions: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb

Other places to see nearby: The temples at Vrindavan including Madan-Mohan, Radha Vallabh, Banke-Bihari, and Shahji, Mathura, Gokul, and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

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Shekhawati Region: Open Art Gallery Of Rajasthan

Shekhawati Region is, undoubtedly, one of the best places to visit near Delhi in winters. Its painted Havelis, fresco paintings, and numerous forts are worth seeing. The region includes districts such as Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, Mandawa, Mukundgarh, and Nawalgarh.

Distance: 226 km via NH 334 B

Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Attractions: Murals and Marble fountain at the Mandawa Fort, Horse Safaris at Rawal Sahab Ki Kothi in Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh Fort, fresco paintings in Havelis, Bissau Fort – the war fort that was never breached, and Heritage on Wheels – the luxury train

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Alwar: Erstwhile Princely State Of Matsya Nagar

Weekend getaways from Delhi in winters include the Alwar district, which comprises many tourist attractions. These include the Alwar city, Sariska, and Siliserh. The third most populous district of Rajasthan offers a myriad of options to its tourists to explore.

Distance: 168 km via Alwar – Bhiwadi Road

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Attractions: Siliserh Lake, Bala Quila – Alwar Fort, and Hill Fort at Kesroli

Other places to see nearby: Haunted fort at Bhangarh, Neelkanth Temple, and the Sariska Palace and Tiger Reserve

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Neemrana: The heart Of Golden Triangle

Neemrana is best places to visit near Delhi within 150 kms in December. Located at the heart of the Golden Triangle, the hill-top fort is indeed one of the top places to visit near Delhi in winters. Perched on top of the hill, the fort is also a prime wedding and romantic destination.

Distance: 142 km via NH 71 and NH 8

Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Other places to see nearby:Other places to see nearby: Kesroli hill-fort, reclining statue of Lord Hanuman at Pandupol, and old remains of Buddhist Vihara at Viratnagar

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Jaipur: The Pink City

The Pink City of Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit near Delhi in winters. With a plethora of forts and museums to explore, the tourists keep pouring in even winter season to the city. Jaipur is also one of the best places to visit during the New Year, near Delhi.

Distance: 295 km via NH 8

Time: 5 hours

Attractions: City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, and Lakshmi Narayan Birla Mandir

Other places to see nearby: Ramgarh Lake, Bagru, and Sanganer

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Surajkund: The Lake Of The Sun

Surajkund is a village near an artificial lake of the same name, built with a semi-circular amphitheater-shaped embankment in the backdrops of the Aravalli hills. Its proximity to the national capital makes it one of the best weekend getaways from Delhi in winters.

Distance: 40 km via Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Attractions: Amphitheater shaped embankment, Anagpur Dam, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, and Surajkund Annual International Crafts Mela held from 1 – 15 February

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Chandigarh: One of India’s cleanest cities

The City Beautiful – Chandigarh – has been coveted as the happiest city in India. Its charming beauty and brilliant architecture make it one of the best holiday destinations near Delhi in winters.

Distance: 244 km via NH 1

Time: 4 hours

Attractions: Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Tower of Shadows, Open Hand Monument, and Chhatbir Zoo

Other places to see nearby: Kasauli Hills, Tikkar Taal, Morni Hills, and Pinjore

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Shimla: The Queen Of Hills

The Queen of Hills offers the dual advantage of a hill station and a city. Though the city is full of tourists all around the globe, skiing and ice-skating options ensure its presence in the list of top places to visit near Delhi in winter season. The snow is at its best in January and that is why the city is the pick of the lot among the places to visit near Delhi in January.

Distance: 344 km via NH 1 and NH 22

Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

Attractions: Open Air Ice Skating Rink, State Museum, Mall Road, Kali Bari Temple, and Shimla-Kalka Toy Train

Other places to see nearby: Narkanda and Kufri for skiing, Chail for its Scottish Red Deer walks, Tattapani for its hot springs, and Rampur for its International Lavi Fair held in November

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Ajmer: The City Of Unity


Distance: 416 km via NH 8

Time: 7 hours; however, in case of no traffic, it might take only 6 hours

Attractions: Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ana Sagar Lake, and Lake Foy Sagar

Suggested Read: 12 Gorgeous Places To Visit In India In December

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Gwalior: The City Of Kings

Gwalior, one of the distant winter getaways from Delhi, has been ruled under numerous major kingdoms of North India. These include the Tomars, the Mughals, the Marathas, and the Scindias. With a history dating back to the Vedic age, Gwalior has a rich heritage of art and culture. Its contribution to the Indian classical music is worth mentioning. This is without doubt among the places to visit near Delhi in December.

Distance: 350 km via Taj Express Highway/ Yamuna Expressway

Time: 6 hours

Attractions: Gwalior Fort, Tomb of Tansen, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad, Chhatris of Scindias, Jai Vilas Mahal, Vivaswan Sun Temple, Teli ka Mandir, and Gwalior Zoo

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Rishikesh: For an adventurous weekend getaways

The Adventure Capital of India, Rishikesh is best visited in the winter months. The moderate climatic conditions, make it easy for the visitors to indulge in various adventure activities such as bungee jumping, cliff jumping, flying fox, and river rafting in Rishikesh. Nights and evenings are however cold, so don’t forget to carry woolens. This chilly weather calls for a bonfire while stargazing, making Rishikesh one of the best places to visit in India in December.

Distance: 242 km

Time: 6 hours

Attractions: Bungee jumping, flying fox, cliff jumping, and river rafting

Other places to see nearby: Haridwar and Dehradun

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Lansdowne: The colonial cantonment area

A little offbeat weekend getaway from Delhi, Lansdowne showcases the Colonial charm meshed with scenic splendour and legends of the Garhwal Rifles. This is among the best weekend getaways from Delhi in December, as one gets to witness the magic of snowfall. Since this is not a popular tourist destination, you can enjoy a peaceful time amidst this winter wonderland.

Distance: 260 km

Time: 7 hours

Attractions: Army Museum, St. Mary’s Church, and Tip and Top

Other places to see nearby: Dehradun, Mussoorie, and Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

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Jim Corbett National Park: Live the best life in the wild

One of the most famous and best national parks in India, Jim Corbett Park is a lovely place for a refreshing escape near Delhi. Even if you are not someone who wishes to go for jungle safari, a relaxing stay in the comfiest resorts in Jim Corbett Park will rejuvenate you from within.

Distance: 250 km

Time: 6.5 hours

Attractions: Tigers, Corbett Waterfall, and Garjiya Devi Temple

Other places to see nearby: Nainital and Lansdowne
 

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Sawai Madhopur: For the regal yet wild getaway

Mesmerizing with its massive forts like the Ranthambore Fort and the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur is a lovely place for a winter escapade if you live in Delhi.

Distance: 375 km

Time: 8 hours

Attractions: Ranthambore Fort, Ranthambore National Park, and Jogi Mahal

Other places to see nearby: Ajmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Gwalior

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Sariska Tiger Reserve: For wildlife-lovers

Located in the Alwar District of Rajasthan, Sariska National Park or Tiger Reserve was the first national park in the world that successfully relocated the tigers. If you are a wildlife lover, then other than tigers, you can expect to spot leopard, jackal, sambar and Hanuman langur among others. Besides the wilderness, there are many points of interest such as the Sariska Palace which was once the hunting lodge of the kings of Alwar.

Distance: 203 km

Time: 5 hours

Attractions: Sariska Palace, Pandupol Hanumanji Temple, Temple of Neelkanth, and Kankwadi Fort

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