When you are in love, there are a few things you feel like doing – one of which is just holding hands and sitting still. What better time to do this than during a romantic weekend break. If you live in and around Delhi, there are some amazing romantic weekend breaks we can suggest, where you can take your husband or wife or girlfriend or boyfriend.
Needless to say we all love weekend getaways because it helps us get away from the mundane lives most of us live in stress-filled cities. A weekend getaway also helps the couples get to know each other better and bring them closer.
The below given romantic weekend destinations around Delhi are suitable for young and elderly both. Who says romance is a prerogative of the young! These weekend vacations or breaks can be as cheap as you want and also stretch to a bigger budget if you wish so. Even if you want to do a quick, last minute weekend break, these destinations will work just fine.
Presenting our comprehensive list of cheap (and within budget) yet the best romantic weekend getaways from Delhi.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #1: Agra
When it comes to the best romantic weekend getaways from Delhi, how can Agra not be in the list. Shah Jahan’s monument for love is the first place you need to try. The best time to visit is between October to March. If you are ready to brave the sun, other seasons are also good for a quick weekend visit. Agra is 210 kilometers from Delhi and is reachable in less than three hours. Since you have gone for the whole weekend, you will have time to take your partner to the Rose garden and enthral her once again.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #2: Jaipur
Like Agra, Jaipur also can be as romantic as you can make it on a two day, weekend-getaway. Just a little above 250 Kms from Delhi, Jaipur is colorful, vibrant and tickles all your senses. The best time to go there as a couple is in the winter – between October and March. The cost of a Jaipur holiday can be cheap and well within your budget if you plan it well. It takes about four and half hours to reach Jaipur from Delhi.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #3: Kasauli
This is one of the best romantic weekend getaway from Delhi, which is good for couples to visit throughout the year. Yes that’s right, when it comes to Kasauli you can take weekend breaks from January to December. Kasauli is 325 kms from Delhi and is reachable in a little more than six hours. This hill station of sorts is very cheap and you may not even end up spending Rs 10,000 for your two-day weekend getaway.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #4: Corbett
Named after Jim Corbett, this place is a must visit for couples. The jungles, the wildlife, the flora, the rivers etc do increase the romance multi-fold. It is about 250 Kms from Delhi and which means the road trip to Corbett will last four to five hours. There is an option to stay inside the Jim Corbett National park which will be quite an experience. Do note that in the night, it does get really scary. If you spot a tiger, you will be speaking about this vacation for years to come.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #5: Shimla
The best time to visit Shimla is between September and May, just before it becomes a bit warm. It is around 350 kms from Delhi and takes a little more than seven hours on road – but the drive is scenic and you just won’t feel the distance. Once in Shimla, as a couple you can go on romantic nature trails, ice skating, skiing, snow sports or just hang around. Some do feel that Shimla has been commercialised as a hill station, so if you want peace during your weekend holiday, pick up a hotel or resort just outside of Shimla.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #6: Dharamshala
The best time to visit Dharamshala is between September and June, just before the heavy summers set in. This is also a very cheap and within budget romantic weekend getaway from Delhi. If you indulge in trekking and love nature trails you will love this getaway. Dalai Lama is based out of Dharamshala, so you can pay him a visit as well. If you get time, you should also try out McLeodGanj, which is very close to Dharamshala.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #7: Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Khajjiar is known as the “mini Switzerland of India” and rightly so. There are forests in abundance complementing the green pastures and amazing lake to add beauty around. It is a very romantic destination close to Delhi, and a must visit for all couples. If you love adventure sports, you will love this place even more – for there is paragliding, trekking, horse riding and zorbing. Khajjiar is 12 hours drive from Delhi so a road trip isn’t advisable. We recommend taking a train (or train, which is cheaper and won’t affect your budget much) to Dharamshala and from there take a 90-minute road trip to Khajjiar.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #8: Nainital, Uttarakhand
Before it became popular as a weekend getaway from Delhi, Nainital was known as the best honeymoon destination in North India. Couples used to visit Nanital in abundance and then it became famous even amongst non-honeymooners. If you are going there with your girlfriend or wife we highly recommend a walk on the Mall Road, which we are sure they will love. Nanital affords excellent, romantic views of the Kumaon hills, which means the best weekend break here will be where you just don’t get out of your resort.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #9: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Mussoorie is a great weekend getaway for couples from Delhi because it is only six and half hours drive – just the right distance young couples are willing to travel by road. At 2000 meters above sea level, the weather is always welcoming. No wonder it is called the Queen of the Hills. This hill station offers majestic views of the Shivalik Ranges, which makes it a perfect couples getaway. Lush green hills, variety of flora and fauna, interesting tourist places, old-world charm…all of these make it a great destination to relax for a few days.
Romantic Weekend Getaway #10: Lansdowne
Lansdowne is just 230 kms form Delhi and can be reached in a little more than four hours. The good part is, there is nothing to do in Lansdowne, which means you can just relax with your partner. This place offers great views of the Himalayan range. Don’t miss the Bhulla lake and the amazing boat rides you can experience at Landsdowne.