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When the hectic city life wears you out, the best part of the week a.k.a the weekend comes to your rescue! Now if you’re wondering which direction you should head on to escape the crowd and immerse yourself in nature, we’ve got you covered!

We have created a series of blogs called ‘Weekend Escapes’ where we tell you about 5 of our most loved destinations near you that would be perfect for a weekend getaway!

So read on to find out more about places that are not too far away from Delhi for that much needed weekend escape!

1.     Kasauli

The quaint town of Kasauli which is about 280 km from Delhi could be the perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway with your partner! Walk along the scenic Gilbert trail or enjoy romantic sunsets or sunrises with your loved one at Sunrise and Sunset point or head over for a drink at Kasauli Brewery! Kasauli is simply a beautiful hill station with the perfect weather, making it the perfect weekend escape that you busy Delhiites need!

2.     Kangojodi

About 275 km from Delhi, lays this little offbeat but nevertheless beautiful place called Kangojodi. Imagine pitching your tent in the manicured green valley that is surrounded by pine trees, mesmerizing no? Plan your weekend getaway to Kangojodi to camp under the stars, trek in the pine forests and if you’re up for it rappelling and ziplining as well!

3.     Jaipur

Does Jaipur even need an introduction!? Majestic, royal and architecturally stunning forts, palaces and havelis surrounded by numerous pink houses and gardens makes up this timeless and historic Pink City! A 280 km drive from Delhi where you could choose to stay at budget friendly hotels or opt for a royal treat by booking a stay at one of the many luxurious hotels in the city! Spend the day taking an elephant ride to explore Amer Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site or hike up to Jaigarh Fort or Nahargarh Fort. In the evening, visit Jal Mahal resting on the waters of Mansarovar or visit the lush green lawns and gardens of Kanak Ghaati and Vrindavan Gardens. On the next day, visit the City Palaceand treat yourself to the delectable traditional Rajasthani thali at Chokhi Dhani.

4.     Rishikesh

A 240 Km drive from Delhi is Rishikesh - the adventure capital of the country.  Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas is this beautiful town where tradition has beautifully amalgamated with modernity and adventure. Here you can indulge in sports like river rafting, trekking and bungee jumping or if it is spirituality that you seek then visit the numerous temples and yoga ashrams in the town. Oh and before we forget, the famous band Beatles visited an ashram here which is now called the Beatles Ashram – this is definitely a place that you HAVE TO visit for its beauty and tranquility!

5. Mussorie

Driving 287 km to reach the serene, pleasant, beautiful and tranquil hill station of Mussorie is absolutely worth it! Mussorie was even used by the British as a summer getaway destination back in the 1800s, and we must say that Mussorie has not lost its charm! You can stay in one of the quaint cottages or resorts that are perched up on the slopes of the magnificent Shivalik Ranges offering breathtaking views of the verdant Doon Valley below. Whether it is a romantic getaway that you are seeking or one filled with adventure, Mussorie has something for everybody! You could visit the beautiful Mussorie Lake where you can also paraglide or take a dip in Jharipani Falls or shop till you drop at Mall road.

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There are 2 things that every person leading a busy city life needs- weekend getaways and good photos! You’re all caught up with the destination ideas; now simply hire a travel and vacation photographer from Travographer to make sure you get those good pictures as well!