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6 Most Popular 2 Day trips from Delhi

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Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in India and also the capital of Republic India. Delhi is a sparkling city reflecting a perfect blend of modernization and a traditional architecture. Agra, Jaipur, Nainital, Mussoorie, Shimla& Manali are some of the major and top destinations to visit for a 2 day trip near Delhi and to explore Delhi Tourism. Combination of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle Tour of India. Here is a comprehensive list of some of the best 2 day trips from Delhi which is an exciting mix of hill stations, religious places, historical towns, heritage sites.

Agra & Fatehpur Sikri

Surrounded by River Yamuna, Agra, the land of Taj Mahal, is one of the popular travel destinations among Indians and International travelers. Agra is one of the top 2 day trip from Delhi and also one of the popular heritage sites in India. Agra is also included in the Golden Triangle circuit along with Delhi and Jaipur and is also one of the top places to visit near Delhi. Besides Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s Tomb, Marium-uz-Zamani Tomb, Jama Masjid and Ram Bagh are the other popular tourist attractions in Agra.

Fatehpur Sikri, renownedUNESCO World Heritage Site, is a deserted fort city in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, it is one of the best heritage sites in India and also one of the popular places to visit near Delhi. Bounded on three sides by a 6 km long wall, the complex consists of beautiful palaces, halls, and mosques.


Jaipur is the largest city and also the capital of Rajasthan state. Fondly called as Pink City, Jaipur attracts large number of visitors from all over the world due to its rich heritage and culture. Jaipur is one of the best 2 day trips from Delhi and is also serves as a gateway to other prominent tourist destinations of the state such as Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer.Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh Fort, Raibagh Palace, and Birla Mandir are some of the major places to visit in Jaipur.


Known as ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and also one of the enchanting hill stations in North India. The snow-capped mountains, ancient temples, and gushing rivers make Shimla one of the famous 2 day trips from Delhi and also one of the popular summer getaways in India.The Toy Train from Shimla to Kalka is the major attractionthat passes through beautiful hills and valleys. Kali Bari Temple, Annandale, Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Church, The Mall, The Ridge and Jakhu Temple are the popular places to visit in Shimla.


Renowned as ‘Valley of Gods’, Manali is one of the charming hill station located in the lap of Himalayas. Well-known for its snow-covered mountains, scenic beauty,history and culture, Manali is one of the famous and romantic Honeymoon destinations in India.Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Hidimba Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Vashist Temple, Manu Temple and Great Himalayan National Park are some popularManali tourist places. Situated at an altitude of 2050 m, Manali also offers adventure sports activities like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, Paragliding, rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking.


Nestled in the Kumaon Hills, Nainital is one of the pretty hill stations located in the state of Uttarakhand.Situated at an altitude of 1938 m, Nainital is one among the popular 2 day trips from Delhi and also one of the beautiful hill stations in India.Famous for its beautiful lakes, snowcapped peaks and exotic scenery, it attracts large number of tourists.Naina Peak, Nainital Lake, Naina Devi Temple, The Mall, and High Altitude Zoo are top places to visit in Nainital.Boating in Naini Lake is one of the must things to do in Nainital and is a life time memory.


Situated at an altitude of 1880 m, Mussoorie is one of the stunning hill stations located in Uttarakhand. Situated atop a horseshoe crest on the mountains of Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie is considered as the best 2 day trip from Delhi and also one of the popular tourist places near Delhi With lush green hills, majestic view of the Himalayas and varieties of flora and fauna, Mussoorie draws large number of tourists from all over the world.It is also called the gateway to the Yamunotri and Gangotri. Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Camel’s Back Road, Mall Road,Cloud’s End and Bhatta Falls are some of the famous places to visit in Mussoorie.

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