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20 Best Short Weekend Getaways from Gurgaon to Plan with Your Friends and Family

Gurgaon being one of the popular cities in India has its own charms and when it comes to weekend getaways from Gurgaon then the city provides a host of options.

So, if you are looking forward to turn your boring weekend into a mini vacation, then there are a lot of interesting tourist destinations near Gurgaon.  The city enables you to plan your trip on a relaxing weekend without travelling too far or without burning a hole in your pocket.

Right from heritage sites to nature and wildlife, you can pick one from the list of amazing weekend destinations mentioned below. So, let’s get started.

List of Top Places to Visit Near Gurgaon on Weekends
  • Damdama Lake
  • Neemrana Fort Palace
  • Jaipur
  • Chandigarh
  • Mathura and Vrindavan
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Jim Corbett National Park
  • Mandawa
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Agra – Taj Mahal
  • Nainital
  • Kasauli
  • Ranikhet
  • Mukteshwar
  • Almora
  • Rishikesh
  • Pushkar
  • Lansdowne
  • Mussoorie
  • Alwar

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Damdama Lake

Damdama Lake

Looking for the best family-friendly options? Being one of the closest weekend getaways from Gurgaon, the Damdama Lake is a wonderful picnic spot if you are looking to chill and spend some quality time with your friends and family.

It is the majestic view of the Aravalli hills that makes Damdama Lake a stunning backdrop to its placid waters. Visiting the place, you can get the opportunity that the site offers including adventure sports and paddle boating on the lake.

The place is also a perfect getaway for adventure enthusiasts as they can make the most out of the place by doing rock climbing. Commissioned by the British in 1947 for rainwater harvesting, today the lake attracts couples, friends, families, and even office colleagues on corporate outings.

Distance from Gurgaon: 24 km | 1 hour (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Consider visiting Damdama Lake between August and February as during this time you can get to witness some of the endangered bird species like cranes, waterfowl, terns, cormorants and kingfishers. It is recommended not to visit during the summer season as you might have to bear extreme heat.

Places to Stay: The Gateway Resort Damdama, Saras Tourist Complex and Botanix Nature Resort.

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Neemrana Fort Palace

Neemrana Fort Palace

Located on Delhi – Jaipur highway, Neemrana Fort was a magnificent palace of Rajput Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan III. Today the fort has become one of the most visited tourist places in Rajasthan and a peaceful and magical weekend getaway from Gurgaon.

Visiting Neemrana one could witness the heritage, celebrations and colours that are surrounded by the beauty of nature, where a very silent big wall depicts a heroic story.

Not just this, travellers coming to the fort palace enjoy luxurious holidays and receive a royal welcome to the fort with the opportunity to stay in the royal rooms. For those seeking adventure, Neemrana offers camel safaris, vintage car rides, and zipline tours.

So, get ready to traverse to one of the oldest heritage luxury hotels to make memories with your friends and family.

Distance from Gurgaon: 89.2 km | 2 hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Since Neemrana is quite green, the weather is pleasant throughout the year but the most preferable time to visit Neemrana is between August and March when the weather remains soothing in Rajasthan.

Where to Stay? Neemrana Fort Palace

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Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Known for the magnificent forts and palaces, Jaipur is one of the best weekend destinations near Gurgaon, especially when planning to go during the winter season.

Visiting Jaipur, you would see the pink sandstone buildings all around because of which the capital city of Rajasthan has earned the title of the Pink City. Your trip to Jaipur will provide you the opportunity to explore the famous tourist attractions which are visited by travellers coming from across the globe which includes City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple and more. Not to forget, the adventurous tiger safaris and hot air balloon rides the state offers. Last but not the least, Jaipur is a paradise for the shopaholics as one can find a variety of things in its colorful bazaars.

Distance from Gurgaon: 242 km | 4 hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Consider visiting during the winter season i.e., between November and February as the weather remains favourable to explore the Pink City.

Places to Stay: Hotel The Theme, Oberoi RajVilas, The Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Sunrise Health Resort, Woodsvilla Resort, and Hotel Anuraag Villa.

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Renowned as the happiest city in India, Chandigarh is popular for its spectacular architecture with cool vibes. It is a popular city and yet another weekend getaway from Gurgaon.

If you are a nature lover, you are going to witness tourist attractions that would not only treat your eyes but also give you an opportunity to capture the good memories. Some of them are the Rock Garden, the Leisure Valley and the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden.

Make sure you don’t miss out visiting the Rock Garden as it has been designed completely out of discarded industrial and urban waste which deserves attention. Other than this, one can even visit the Sukhna Lake, Tower of Shadows, Open Hand Monuments and Chhatbir Zoo.

Distance from Gurgaon: 282 km | 5 hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

A trip to Chandigarh can be planned at any time of the year but consider visiting between October and March when the weather is enjoyable and is favorable for a city tour.

Places to Stay: Aura Vaseela (Mohali), The Golden Tulip Resort (Morni), Timber Trail Resort (Parwanoo), and Hotel Central Park 17 & JW Marriott (Chandigarh).

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Mathura and Vrindavan

Mathura and Vrindavan

Located in the western part of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura and Vrindavan (religious getaways) are popular for Braj Holi all over the world. So, if you are looking for a place for a spiritual getaway from Gurgaon that has sanctity in its environment, then a visit to Mathura-Vrindavan will draw you back into time like no other place.

Lying well within the golden triangle of Delhi-Jaipur-Agra, Mathura will take you through its rich cultural heritage. Make sure you visit the Mathura Museum which is an archaeological museum and is famous for the ancient sculptures from the Mathura School of Art.

Other than this, you can even visit the Krishna Janma Bhoomi which is the birth place of Lord Krishna and Dwarkadheesh Temple. Also, Vrindavan which is considered to be the twin city of Mathura will take you to a number of breathtaking Lord Krishna Temples.

Distance from Gurgaon: 160 kms | 3 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Even though Mathura and Vrindavan are visited by the pilgrims all throughout the year, but consider visiting during the winter season i.e., November and February as the pleasant weather makes it easier for the tourists to explore the city at leisure.

Places to Stay: Nidhivan Sarovar Portico, Kridha Residency Vrindavan, MVT Bhaktivedanta Ashram, Hotel Brijwasi Royal Mathura, Hotel Krishnam Mathura.

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Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park

For bird lovers looking for a weekend getaway near Gurgaon, Keoladeo National Park which was formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is one of the man-made wetlands in India which hosts a large number of avifauna during the summers.

Considered to be one of India’s best national parks, one can witness the exotic migratory and local birds of India. You can even witness the birds like the Siberian Crane, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, and Boar. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Keoladeo National Park is a great place to make travel plans on weekends from Delhi NCR.

Tourists can get indulged in activities like Elephant Back Safari, Jeep Rides or Rickshaw Safari. In a nutshell, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is easily a bird lover’s paradise, and a delight for the photographers.

Distance from Gurgaon: 181 kms | 4 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

The National Park is open all throughout the year, still consider visiting in the months between August and November to witness the resident breeding birds and between October and February for migrant birds.

Places to Stay: Hotel Udai Vilas Palace, Hotel Surya Vilas Palace, Kadamb Kunj Resort, Hotel Sonar Haveli.

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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Set amidst the foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett National Park houses a variety of flora and fauna and is a place for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Being one of the oldest National Parks in India, Corbett National Park gives the tourists an amazing opportunity to explore around 50 species of trees, 580 bird species and 50 species of animals along with 25 reptile species.

Other than this the national park is well known for the rich and varied wildlife including the Royal Bengal Tiger, elephant, four to five species of deer and more. Make sure to make the most out of your trip to the Corbett National Park by doing the jungle safari.

Distance from Gurgaon: 253 kms | 6-7 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

As there is a moderate climate in Corbett National Park, tourists can make a visit at any time of the year. Considering the winter season, between November and February would be an ideal choice as the weather remains pleasant letting the tourist enjoy every moment there.

Places to Stay: The Wild Crest Resort, Aahana Resort, Camp Riverwild Resort, Corbett Gateway Spa & Resort.

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Being a small yet aesthetically appealing town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Mandawa is famous for its sprawling mansions, splendid havelis and forts. Visiting Mandawa, you’ll come across the popular fort which was built in the year 1812 by Thakur Nawal Singh.

The fort stands imposing, reflecting its beauty with a painted arched gateway representing Lord Krishna and his cows. Also, you would find the exquisite frescoes and the rooms of the fort decorated with amazing artwork, mirror work, engravings and more.

So, if an offbeat place is what you are looking for to spend your weekend, then heading to Mandawa will be an ideal choice.

Distance from Gurgaon: 242 kms | 5 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Consider visiting Mandawa during the winter season i.e., between November and February as the weather remains favourable and best to explore.

Where to Stay: Hotel Shahi Palace, Vivaana, Hotel Mandawa Haveli, Hotel Chobdar Haveli, Castle Mandawa Hotel.

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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park Tiger

Being one of the largest and most renowned parks in Northern India, a visit to Ranthambore National Park (wildlife destination) would be an ideal choice from Gurgaon. Located in the Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan, the park is yet another place for the wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Visiting the Ranthambore National Park, one could get the opportunity to relax in the atmosphere and avail the internal transport facilities. Also, being one of the popular tiger reserves in India, tourists can get the chance of sighting tigers here.

Other than this, it is the rich variety of flora and fauna that makes it a must visit National Park of India. So, if you are looking for a fun-filled adventure weekend trip, then Ranthambore National Park is the answer. Also, don’t miss out on the amazing Jungle Safari to get an amazing experience.

Distance from Gurgaon: 360 kms | 6 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Consider visiting Ranthambore National Park in the months between October and April when the chances to spot the tigers are high.

Where to Stay: Sher Vilas, Raj Palace, Ranthambore Heritage Haveli, Mount Valley Resort.

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Agra – Taj Mahal

Agra - Taj Mahal

Often considered as one of the best choices, Agra is a perfect weekend getaway from Gurgaon which is visited by tourists all year round. Visiting the city, you would witness the splendid Mughal Era buildings with most importantly the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

If you are up for taking a sneak peek into the architectural history, then a visit to Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri would give an opportunity to dive into the ancient glory of India.

Being a city renowned by the history fanatics as well as architecture buffs, it surely helps bring sheer happiness to witness the expanse of the Mughal art and culture which is the lifeline of Indian tourism. Other than this, the city is good to go for the food lovers with some savouring snacks and delicious sweets such as ‘Agra ka Petha’, Amazing Chaat and Lassi.

Distance from Gurgaon: 213 kms | 4 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Although Agra can be visited all throughout the year, the months between November and March would be perfect to plan a trip to Agra as the weather remains pleasant.

Where to Stay: Hotel Amar Vilas, Hotel ITC Mughal, Hotel Trident, Hotel Jaypee Palace, Hotel Oberoi Amarvilas.

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Nainital derives its name from the pristine lake around which it is built. The resort hill town was founded by a British trader in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The town is bestowed with majestic hills, dense deodar woods, gurgling streams and hidden waterfalls.

The Britishers used the town as a summer retreat and that’s what tourists do these days. The hill station serves as an escape from the smoldering heat of the sun in summers and as a snowland in winters.

While visiting Nainital make sure you visit the Sariyatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, and Khurpatal Lake, where you can enjoy a boat ride or simply take a walk to explore the ethereal beauty of the lakes. Not located far from Gurgaon, Nainital is a perfect weekend getaway with family and friends to relish some quality time together surrounded by nature’s glory.

Distance from Gurgaon: 318 kms | 6-7 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Nainital with its mystic charm has pleasant weather and can be visited at any time of the year. But to make the most out of your trip to Nainital, you can consider visiting between March and June or between late November and February which is the perfect time to see the beauty of Nainital at its best.

Where to Stay: The Naini Retreat, Shervani Hilltop, Balrampur House, Seasons Hotel and Resorts, View Point Resort, The Hermitage, Bhawanipur Greens, Krishna Orchard Resort.

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Kasauli Himachal

Yet another mountain escape to plan your tranquil long weekend holidays, Kasauli is nestled amongst the dense pine and deodar forest in the southwest part of Himachal Pradesh and has started to gain popularity over the years.

Visiting the hill station, you would witness many colonial era buildings built by the Britishers. So, if you are looking to relax in a calm and pristine environment, then Kasauli will give you all that you want.

Strolling on a cold evening surrounded by clean air and towering mountains teleports you to a completely different era. Choose Kasauli as your weekend getaway from Gurgaon to escape the regularities of city life and relax your mind and soul among the mountains.

Distance from Gurgaon: 356 kms | 6 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Kasauli experiences a moderate climate all throughout the year. To make the most out of your trip to Kasauli, plan your visit between April and June and then between September and November as the weather will remain best to give you an opportunity to explore the beautiful place in India.

Where to Stay: Blossom Resort, Birds View Resort, Chandermukhi Resort, Shivalik Hotel and Resort, Wood Creek Resort and Spa, Winnies Holiday Inn.

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Ranikhet-Beautiful Forest Veiw

Situated in Almora district in Uttarakhand, a trip to Ranikhet from Gurgaon on your weekend will take you to the tranquil hill station and cantonment that is surrounded by majestic Himalayan ranges and lush green forests.

On your visit to Ranikhet, you would come across the rich pine, oak, and deodar forests that make the tourists admire its beauty. Other than this, if you are looking for a short trekking experience then Ranikhet is an exciting trekking destination where one could trek up to Gagash bridge and Dwarahat.

Spending quality time amid the cool climate and natural beauty is sure to freshen up your senses on the weekend to help you feel enthusiastic leaving all the Monday blues behind.

Also, make sure you visit the Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum which displays a wide range of weapons and memories introducing the tourists to the grandeur of the military and its historical significance.

Distance from Gurgaon: 382 kms | 9 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Ranikhet with its pleasant weather throughout the year and can be visited anytime. Considering to plan your trip during the winter season between November and February can treat you with snowfall. Monsoon season is also best to visit Ranikhet between July and September as the hill station would provide fresher and stunning views.

Where to Stay: West View Hotel, Woodsvilla Resort, Hotel Chevron Rosemount, Holm Farm Heritage, Tag Resorts Queens Meadows, Hotel Royal Mountain.

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Mukteshwar View

Yet another one of Uttarakhand’s beautiful hill stations, Mukteshwar promises to sway away the heart at once with its tranquility and natural beauty. The place is full of fruit orchards, conifer forests and rolling meadows which are appealing to mind and soul.

The beautiful hill town is not just perfect for the nature lovers but is also an amazing place for the adventure enthusiasts as one can get the opportunity to try out the activities like rock climbing and rappelling. On your visit to Mukteshwar, you will get to witness the little cottages and villas that are built in the colonial style.

Make sure to visit the Mukteshwar Temple, Chauli ki Jali and Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls which are the popular tourist attractions of the hill station.

Distance from Gurgaon: 372 kms | 9 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Experiencing pleasant weather all throughout the year, Mukteshwar can be visited at any time.

Where to Stay: Ojaswi Himalayan Resort, Frozen Woods Resorts, The Colonel’s Cottage, Cottage Nirvana, Oak Chalet, The Golden Peak Hotel.

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Looking to spend some time in a fun-filled destination as well as a heritage town? Then head towards Almora which is a cozy heritage town cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges.

Visiting Almora you would come across the rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, delicious cuisine, magnificent wildlife and more. The town promises fun-filled and unforgettable moments with your friends and family.

Make sure to visit the Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Nanda Devi Temple which are popular tourist attractions of Almora.

Distance from Gurgaon: 389 kms | 9 Hours (Approx)

Best Time to Visit

Planning to visit Almora, consider the months of summer between April and June and the onset of winters between November and February as the climate remains pleasant offering the best holiday experience.

Where to Stay: Mohan’s Binsar Retreat, The Himalayan Woods, Hotel Shikhar, Deodar Homestay, Kasaar Jungle Resort.

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Rishikesh-Weekend Destination

A tranquil destination nestled in the Himalayan range, Rishikesh is a perfect weekend getaway from Gurgaon. The hill town is known for its immense yoga practices with a hippie vibe attached to it.

Rishikesh offers picturesque views of the hills along with the Ganges flowing by. Not only a nature paradise, the hill town offers exciting adventure activities such as river rafting, bungee jumping, cliff diving and many more.

Famed as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, tourists from all over the world visit this destination to meditate among the serene forces of nature to rejuvenate their body and mind away from the bustling life of the city.

Distance from Gurgaon: 268 kms I 5.5 Hours

Best Time to Visit

Experiencing pleasant weather all throughout the year, Rishikesh can be visited at any time. Monsoon experiences heavy rainfall, thus it is advised to avoid travelling to Rishikesh during this time.

Where to Stay: Aloha on the Ganges, Divine Resort, Divina Ganga Cottage, Vedas Tapovan, Amaris Hotel, Hotel Ganga Forest View.

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Nestled around Lake Pushkar is the quaint town of Pushkar. Popular for housing the only Brahma Temple in the world, Pushkar is a perfect escape on a weekend especially from Gurgaon. It is an ancient city that finds mention in great Indian mythologies, a city where Gods existed.

Located amid the Thar desert of Rajasthan, the city offers adventure activities such as desert camping, desert safari, camel safari and many more. Pushkar is a town famous for its annual Cattle Fair called ‘Pushkar Mela’. It is organised in the month of ‘Karthik’ for five days during which people enjoy the vibrant culture of Rajasthan with traditional folk performances and the trading of cattle, horses and camels.

Distance from Gurgaon: 379 kms I 6.5 Hours

Best Time to Visit

Consider visiting during the winter season i.e. between November and February as the weather remains favourable to explore Pushkar.

Where to Stay: Moti Mahal, Hotel Raj Garden, Hotel Sunrise Palace, Dera Masuda, The Pushkar Bagh, Country Side Resort, Raj Mahal Resort, Gulaab Niwaas Palace

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Bhula Tal Lansdowne

A hill station in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is an untouched beauty bestowed with elements of nature such as rounding hills, sky-touching trees, sparkling streams and lush-green meadows.

The hill town is an escape from the bustling city life. Home to the Garhwal Regiment, the town is a popular tourist attraction because of nature and its colonial style buildings.

Popular tourist attractions in Lansdowne include Tip-in-Top, Bhulla Tal, St. Mary’s Church, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve and many more.

Distance from Gurgaon: 258.6 Kms I 6.5 Hours

Best Time to Visit

Lansdowne sees pleasant summers and freezing winters. But still, if you want to visit this place then, mostly March to November will be the best time to be here.

Where to Stay: Hotel Himalayan View, Corbett Riviera, AstreVue Resort, Ivy Green Resort, Kasang Regency Hill Resort

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Mussoorie Uttarakhand

Mussoorie is a colonial hill station bestowed with towering hills and spectacular valleys. An escape to serenity and tranquility in between the disturbing noises of the city is a must and that’s what a visit to this hill station is, an escape. Situated not far from Gurgaon, it serves as a quick getaway during weekends when people yearn for cleaner air and brighter skies.

The hill station is like a dainty little English village with colonial-style houses and churches. Mussoorie is your chance to live among the clouds, find hidden trails and dive right into the beauty of nature in its full glory.

Distance from Gurgaon:

318.5 Kms I 6.5 Hours

Best Time to Visit

Mussoorie enjoys pleasant weather all year round. It is favourable to visit this hill station in summers to escape the scorching heat and in winters to witness the town engulfed in snow.

Where to Stay: Mosaic Hotel, Dunsvirk Court Luxury Boutique Resort, Hotel Shilton, Hotel Wild Wood, Hotel Palm Retreat, Hotel Sun N Snow

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Alwar Rajasthan

The first city in Rajasthan that greets tourists visiting from Delhi, Alwar is a historic town with a great Rajput legacy. Known for the Bhangarh Fort, the most haunted site of India, Alwar welcomes a large number of tourists every year.

Another popular tourist attraction of Alwar, Sariska Tiger Reserve, one of the finest National Parks of the country, is a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Various lakes and ancient havelis adorn the city to tell stories of the ancient glory of the Rajput era.

Distance from Gurgaon: 126 Kms I 2.5 Hours

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this city is in winters between the months of December and March when the weather is cool and pleasant.

Where to Stay: Royal Krishna Garden, Sunrise Resort, Green Hillock Hotel, Hill Fort- Kesroli, Lemon Tree Hotel, Red Fox Hotel, Cygnett Lite.

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So, this was the short list of the best places to visit near Gurgaon. There are more names to add to the list but as I wanted to keep it crisp, I hope this helped you pick the long or short weekend destination to plan a family trip or with your friends to relax and feel free from the hustle of the city life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Which is the perfect weekend getaway nearest to Gurgaon?

You can enjoy a perfect getaway to Neemrana Fort Palace which offers relaxation and luxury in a grand royal manner.

Q.Where should I go for a 2-day trip from Gurgaon?

Jaipur, Lansdowne, Nainital, Pushkar are among some favourable destinations for a 2-day trip from Gurgaon.

Q. Where should I plan my wildlife weekend getaway from Gurgaon?

You can enjoy a refreshing wildlife weekend getaway from Gurgaon by visiting the following national parks & tiger reserves- /p>

  • Jim Corbett National Park
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Bharatpur National Park
  • Raja Ji National Park

Q.Which place near Gurgaon is ideal for a quick one-day getaway?

Agra is an ideal 1-day escape to enjoy the grandeur of Taj Mahal in its perfect glory during sunset or sunrise.

Published: 21 Apr, 2021

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Sheetal is a passionate traveler of paths less travelled. If curiosity to see places was a person, it would have been her for sure. Impromptu plans run her life. She only has one motive in life, i.e., happily roaming the world. Get on board with her journey to a life filled with places, people and magic!