There is something very exciting about leaving the city noise behind and travelling to a far-off destination. If your wandering mind is looking to escape the hustle-bustle of the city life and you are at the end of the line, money-wise, here are five road trips you can make from the city in less than INR 5,000.

Delhi-Dausa

Photo source: Chetan via Wikipedia[CC BY-SA 3.0]

Photo source: Chetan via Wikipedia[CC BY-SA 3.0]

Rich in culture, architecture and history, Dausa, just 273kms from Delhi, is a perfect weekend getaway. Situated in Rajasthan, Dausa boasts a rich folk-music tradition of Heya-Khayal {a singing art form}, and is also known for its celebration of Basant Panchami. Head here to see the architecture marvel of Chawand, around one km away from Dausa.

Distance From Delhi: 273kms Via NH8

Route: Delhi – Bhiwadi – Neemrana – Dausa

Most Instagrammable Moment: Architecture in Chawand

#LBBTip: Head to Sikandara and check out the stone carvings with Ola Outstation.

Delhi – Sohna

Photo source: Ekabhishek via Wikipedia[CC BY-SA 3.0]

Photo source: Ekabhishek via Wikipedia[CC BY-SA 3.0]

Resting just 65kms from Delhi, this lush green town in Haryana is set in the foothills of the Aravalli mountains. Famous for its Damdama lake and hot water sulphur spring, Sohna offers a relaxing retreat for a weekend road trip. You can hop on the state buses or rent a taxi for a day long visit; ride with Ola Outstation and the return trip will cost you INR 2,000.

Distance From Delhi: 65kms

Route: Delhi – Gurgaon – Sohna

Most Instagrammable Moment:  Damdama Lake

#LBBTip: Take a dip in the hot water springs for their medicinal properties.

Delhi – Kesroli

Photos source: Parikshit Rao/LBB

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Looking to discover some wildlife along with some rich Indian heritage on a long weekend? Just 158kms from Delhi and sitting atop dark hornstone breccias rocks, the 14th century Kesroli fort offers a spectacular view, and is very close to Sariska tiger reserve and Siliserh lake palace. Head here with Ola Outstation and a return trip will cost you INR 2,500.

Distance From Delhi: 158kms

Route: Delhi – Sohna – Alwar

Most Instagrammable Moment: Siliserh Lake Palace

#LBBTip: Carry your DSLR to capture an unforgettable memory at Sariska.

Delhi – Kuchesar

Photo source: Mud Fort Kuchesar

Photo source: Mud Fort Kuchesar

If your ideal weekend road trip includes taking a walk in the country side, enjoying bullock cart rides, and spending time in a small village, head to Kuchesar for a truly remote experience. With attractions like Mud Fort heritage hotel and banks of river Ganga just 25km from Kuchesar, this small town in Uttar Pradesh is sure to take you to a bygone era.

You can head here on a one-day trip with Ola Outstation, which will set you back by INR 2,000.

Distance From Delhi: 103kms

Route: Delhi – Moradabad Via Hapur

Most Instagrammable Moment: River Ganga

#LBBTip: Enjoy the luxurious stay at the Mud Fort.

Delhi – Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Photo source: Anupom Sarmah via Wikipedia[CC BY-SA 4.0]

Photo source: Anupom Sarmah via Wikipedia[CC BY-SA 4.0]

Previously known as Bharatpur Bird sanctuary, Keoladeo is a UNESCO world heritage site, given the huge migration of birds from Siberia, Europe, China and Tibet through it. A great place to drive to, the bird sanctuary rests between Agra and Jaipur, and offers a unique chance to spot the unison call of the sarus cranes. If you would rather sit back and enjoy the trip, book an Ola outstation and pay INR 4,500 for the return ticket.

Distance From Delhi: 204kms Via Taj Express Highway

Route: Delhi – Vrindavan – Bharatpur

Most Instagrammable Moment: The sarus cranes

#LBBTip:  Entry requires completion of formalities.

With the long weekend around the corner {yay}, if you haven’t sorted out your travel plans yet, don’t’ worry, you can rent your own chauffeur driven car or book an Ola outstation here, and start your journey any time you want. For more information on prices, check out the Ola blog here.

So where are you heading this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

This story is in partnership with Ola Cabs.

Featured photo source: Anupom Sarmah via Wikipedia[CC BY-SA 4.0]