7 One Day Road Trips That Every Delhiite Should Step Out For Once In His Lifetime!

1. Road trip to Morni

Distance: 260 km

Time: 5 hours

Best time to visit: September to March

Dhabas en route: Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba (Murthal), Haveli & Neelkanth Star Dhaba (Karnal), Puran Singh ka Mashoor Vishal Dhaba (Ambala), and Sethi da Dhaba (Zirakpur)

The nearest hill station, Morni located in Haryana, just a few hours from Delhi, is an absolute delight! Verdant environment, dense forest cover, scenic views and a lake make it a perfect relaxing hideout away from the city bustle.

2. Road trip to Damdama Lake

Distance: 60 km

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Best time to visit: February to March and July to September

Dhabas en route: Satya Dhaba and Royal Blue Dhaba in Mahipalpur

Hailing from south and missing the vast expanses of water? With no beaches or waterfalls within your reach Delhi may seem to odd boring entity until you find the peaceful lakes (sans the over loaded hauz khas lake). Damdama Lake is such an alternative.

3. Road trip to Murthal

Distance: 60 km

Time: 1 hour 30 Minutes

Best time to visit: Year-round

Best dhabas in Murthal: Amrik Sukhdev da Dhaba and Gulshan da Dhaba

The first place that hits our mind when it comes to road trips around Delhi has to be Murthal! A long drive across the busy yet wide roads of Delhi, while the cool wind caresses you and the stomach is tempted for a gastronomic ride, you know your destination has to be Murthal.

4. Road trip to Parwanoo

Distance: 270 km

Time: 6 hours

Best time to visit: Year-round

Dhabas en route: Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba (Murthal), Haveli & Neelkanth Star Dhaba (Karnal), Puran Singh ka Mashoor Vishal Dhaba (Ambala), and Sethi da Dhaba (Zirakpur)

Though not so close to Delhi, but a road trip to the foothills of Himalayas is tempting enough for a visit to Parwanoo. A fascinating journey along the wide roads which lead to the lush green hills with a pleasant weather and scenic views is worth experiencing in the hot summers or the pre/post monsoon seasons.

5. Road trip to the Taj

Distance: 202 km

Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Best time to visit: November to March; especially at the time of Taj Balloon Festival in November and Taj Mahotsav in February

As the name says: this incredible road trip near Delhi on the newly built Yamuna Expressway leads to the city of Love – Agra. Grand roads, a glimpse to the F1 race tracks and some good music is all you need for this great drive. There have been many accidents on the expressway thus, be very careful with your speed limit.

6. Road trip to Alwar – Sariska National Park

Distance: 157 km

Time: 4 hours

Best time to visit: February to March

For those looking for a simple yet adventurous getaway, drive to Alwar. The princely city offers an experience of architectural grandeur and heritage hotels.

7. Road trip to the Royal City of Jaipur

Distance: 269 km

Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Best time to visit: November to February

Dhabas en route: Surya Dhaba in Alwar district and Old Rao Dhaba in Dharuhera

When it comes to road trips around Delhi, Jaipur falls in the list of must visits! Though the highway is mostly under construction, but leaving in the early hours will help you reach the destination faster. But what’s amusing is the drive along the Aravalli’s, peacock glances on the highway and the fascinating bright turbans visible from a distance.

All set for the next road trip then? Tag everyone in the comments section you want to step out for these Long Drives with 😀


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