The city of DELHI– with its hustle-bustle, its colors & vibrancy; a brainchild of British planning juxtaposed on Mughal history; this place is surely on the top of the list when it comes to ‘List of places to visit in India’. Being a tourist magnet as it is, there’s a lot you can do in the city within a day! Right from tech-lovers to nature enthusiasts, the city has something to offer to all.
Start your mornings with nature exploration at bird sanctuaries & trekking. Proceed towards village farms for a fantastic lunch. Move towards the light shows in forts for the evening & end your day enjoying the amazing nightlife hubs.
Majority of the activities are located within 50-80km from the new city & are well connected to the city by road, rail & public transport. Travelmegood.com provides Coach Rental service in New Delhi, India.
Following is the list of 10 Places to visit near Delhi for Day Picnic (within 80 Kilometres)
- Camping in the Aravallis: Located at about 7 km from the heartland of Delhi lies Dhauj. With proximity to the city accompanied by the stunning view of the majestic Aravallis, this could be one of the most memorable camp-experiences one could have had. The camps also do offer activities like zorbing, cycling & rock climbing. Cyclist groups organize regular cycling expeditions to the place. Just remember to carry some good beverages with you.
- Hot air ballooning by the lake: Located in the valleys of the Aravallis, the Damadam lake is a go-to spot for most Delhi-ites. It is about 38 km from the city & offers a stunning lakeside ambiance complimented by adventure sports, rock climbing, trekking etc.
- Okhla Bird Sanctuary: A perfect getaway for birdwatchers & nature enthusiasts, Okhla bird sanctuary is rich in ecological diversity & home to an array of migratory birds. It is located at about 15 km from the city.
- Pratapgarh farms: Located at just 56 km from Delhi, it’s a 1 and a half hour drive. If you long a true village experience, head straight to Pratapgarh farms. With a rustic backdrop & 90’s feel, this place offers you a one-day live experience of village life. Food, fun, games, activities & place for modern day sports – this place has it all.
- Akshardham: Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is located along the banks of Yamuna. Equipped with an interactive museum and theme park, this temple is at about an hour’s distance from Connaught Palace, Delhi.
- Lotus temple: One of the most beautiful architectural structures in the area is the Lotus temple, located at about half an hour from the core city, is shaped to look like a lotus amidst green landscape. The nearest metro station is the Kalkaji metro station.
- Segway-ing Delhi: Roam around the city in Segways & experience the next-gen transport in the new city. These vehicles operate for fixed hours in the morning with fixed routes. Post a short training, the package offers a 1 to 2-hour ride by yourself in the locality.
- Paragliding: Gurgaon, offers motorized as well as power paragliding for those fond of flying. Opt for an early morning sunrise or sunset paragliding session for a fun-packed aerial time!
- Fair at Sarajkund: Surajkund is a small village, 38 km from Delhi with an artificial lake. The village hosts thousands of visitors each year for its vibrant & colorful ‘mela’ from all across the north
- Paintball battle: Shootout zone in Delhi offers an entire field for you to shoot people with colors. Have a paintball battle to test your coordination & battlefield skills.
- Rajpath: Rajpath or the ‘Kings way’, along with the Rashtrapati Bhawan & the India gate form the core of the New Delhi city. At the heart of the plan of Delhi, this locality is definitely a place for all to visit at least once.
- Red Fort: One of the most iconic tourist landmarks in Delhi is the Red Fort. Located at about 4 km from New Delhi railway station, this is a UNESCO World Heritage site
Entry fees: Rs.10 & Rs.250 for Indians & foreigners respectively. Camera & video camera have extra charges.
- Qutb Minar: Popularized by most movies, Qutb Minar, an iconic ‘minar’ which marked the Mughal stronghold in Delhi, was built in about 1199 C.E. Built in Indo-Islamic style, it is 15 km from the New Delhi railway station. Located inside the Qutb Complex, it is another UNESCO World Heritage site that the city boasts. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., the entry fees to the complex is Rs. 10 & Rs. 250 for Indians & foreigners respectively. Get ready with your Honda crf to me it more memorable.
- Tughlaqabad Fort: Constructed by Ghiyasudin Tuglaq in 1321, is about 20 km from the New Delhi railway station & 5 km from Tuglaqabad railway station. The entry fees are minimal [ Rs.5 for Indians & Rs.100 for foreigners]. The fort remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
So Get ready with your Family and friends to make your journey more exciting and memorable. if you are travelling in a group, you choose bus on hire option from various Bus Rental service provider in delhi.
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