Gandhi Jayanti long weekend travel ideas from Delhi

This year, Gandhi Jayanti brings with it the most awaited long weekend too, and all the travellers out there must be super excited! If you have been waiting for a long weekend and also happen to be living in Delhi, there are numerous options waiting for you. From Delhi, one can take a short trip to pretty destinations in Uttar Pradesh, gorgeous villages in Uttarakhand, and also some spectacular cities in Rajasthan. So, if you don’t want to sit idle at home over this long weekend, check out our list here and plan a fantastic memorable short trip. Read on.


Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

With its perfect-picture settings and silent surroundings, Ranikhet probably would be one of the best weekend getaways for those in search of peace. Enveloped by serenity, Ranikhet offers some breathtaking vistas of Mount Trishul. Not many must be aware that Mahatma Gandhi once stayed in Tarikhet village close to Ranikhet, which is called Gandhi Kuti.

How to reach: Ranikhet is nearly 350 km drive from Delhi and from Kathgodam railway station. One can take sharing cabs to reach the destination, which will take around 2 hours.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Gandhi Jayanti long weekend travel ideas from Delhi

Nainital in Uttarakhand is one perfect and quick weekend getaway from Delhi. Away from the city’s pollution, Nainital with its several pretty lakes will rejuvenate you completely. This place is of immense religious significance for Hindus as one of the Shakti Peetha temples, the Naina Devi Temple, is located here on the banks of Naina Lake.

How to reach: This pretty hill station is around 300 km from Delhi and a number of trains and buses ply frequently from Delhi ISBT and Kathgodam railway station.

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand


Lansdowne, a tiny cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, is an idyllic escape from the monotonous city life you lead. Owing to its natural splendour, this gorgeous hill destination draws a large number of weekenders from all over Delhi-NCR region. St. Mary’s Church, Tip-n-Top viewpoint and Kaleshwar Temple are some of the prime places to visit in Lansdowne.

How to reach: Lansdowne is nearly 240 km drive from Delhi and makes for a perfect place where one can enjoy nature at its best in solitude.


Jaipur, Rajasthan

Gandhi Jayanti long weekend travel ideas from Delhi

Want to revisit the glorious past of India over the weekend? Visit Jaipur. The ‘Pink City’ as it is fondly called, is a wonderland of palaces, forts and temples. The warm welcome you receive from Rajasthani folks is simply incomparable. The grand Amber Fort, Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal are some of the prime tourist spots in Jaipur.

How to reach: From Delhi, a number of buses and trains are available for Jaipur at regular interval. You can also go on a long drive as Jaipur is only 250 km drive from Delhi.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Gandhi Jayanti long weekend travel ideas from Delhi

What could be better than watching the sun go down behind one of the most monumental structures in the world, the Taj Mahal? Yes, when it comes to long weekend breaks, Agra probably is one of the most preferred destinations for Delhiites at large. This quick weekend getaway from Delhi is full of beautiful architectures that need to be explored!

How to reach: Buses and trains are readily available for Agra from Delhi at regular interval. Besides, the city is only 230 km away, so people generally prefer driving down to Agra from Delhi.

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