Busy Bee? Check Out These One-Day Trips Around Delhi

We get it, taking a leave every time you need a break from the city is not the most viable option, and you’d rather save your time off for a rainy day. And, if you’re bored of the usual malls-and-movies scene, we’ve found ten getaways and resorts less than two hours away from Delhi for day picnics, with tons of fun activities, open fields and of course, lots of chilling time.

If you thought that everything idyllic has to be at least four to five hours away from Delhi, you’ll be surprised by how close these fun getaways are to us city dwellers.

Camp Wild, Dhauj

Camp Wild Dhauj At Aravali Valley

Less than 30 kms from Delhi, Camp Wild is the perfect spot to unwind at with a bunch of cool activities like zorbing, rappelling, and rock-climbing. If you’ve always wanted to ride mountain bikes, look no further. We also hear that there’s a hidden lake nearby, so if you’re an active camper, a trek to the lake just might be the highlight of your trip.

Price: Packages starting at INR 5,000/person (includes two meals, snacks and activities).

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Frenzy Adventure Zone, Gurgaon

Frenzy Adventure

If you and your friends are big-time adventure junkies, the Frenzy Adventure Zone with its sky cycles, rocket-ejectors and zip lining won’t disappoint. This adventure park’s great for families too—they’ve got a children's section with trampolines, kids’ obstacle rope course and Columbus and helicopter rides. Now, when was the last time you went to an adventure park with fam? Buy packages at Frenzy now!

Price: Adventure packages starting at INR 600/adult.

Golden Creepers Farm Retreat, Gurgaon

Golden Creepers Farm Retreat

Just near the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is the Golden Creepers Farm Retreat—a place offering fun, farm activities like bullock cart and tractor rides, mud-wall painting, charkha weaving and other pastoral activities that’ll make you appreciate the simple days of yore. Since it’s so close to Sultanpur Sanctuary, this place is perfect for bird-watching too. Plus, nothing can cure your city blues like a refreshing mud bath followed by a hearty meal of stuffed parathas, jalebi garma garam and of course, chhaach.

Price: Varies depending on the kind of activities you opt for, but packages are available for a minimum group size of 15 people.

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NeverEnuf Garden Railway, Gurgaon

NeverEnuf Garden Railway

This garden is especially great for all the families, and for those who love trains. NeverEnuf Garden Railway, as the name suggests, is a park dedicated to remote-controlled miniature trains going around hills, over winding bridges and navigating through tiny houses. While your kids will definitely have a great time painting and filling activity sheets in this Lilliputian world, you too will be impressed by the trains that have been created with meticulous detailing. Don’t forget to carry your picnic basket too, because it’s just the perfect spot for one.

Price: Entry fee starting at INR 550/person (includes the cost of DIY kits for kids, hot/cold beverages, workshop/activity sheets for kids, and interactive sessions.

Pratapgarh Farms, Jhajjar

Pratapgarh Farms

On your trip to Pratapgarh Farms, expect rolling green fields, cattle barns, pottery workshops and a chance to experience the raw (yet stunning) rural life. You can go all out and play a round of gilli danda, pithoo or kabbadi (family edition, of course) or try your hand at archery, at milking goats and painting matkas. A farm fresh meal with makke ki roti, sarson ka saag, rabri, and sugarcane juice straight from the field is probably what we’d look forward to the most.

Price: Starting at INR 998/adult.

Lohagarh Farms, Sohna Road

Lohagarh Farms

Sohna Road, Gurgaon

If pampering yourself with head massages and tube well baths, swinging through sections of a park like Tarzan and loosening up at the massive trampolines seem like your idea of fun, head to Lohagarh Farms now. To ensure that there’s never a dull moment at this farm, there are local artisans at work and folk musicians you can always interact with. The fact that it’s just over 1.5 hours away from Delhi is probably another reason why we’re in love with Lohagarh Farms. 

Price: Starting at INR 1,190/adult. 

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The Prodigal Cook Farm, Noida

The Prodigal Cook Farms

How about going out of town for a farm-fresh open-air brunch? The Prodigal Cook Farm has interesting things on their four-course menu, including organic beverages, salads, banana and sweet-potato muffins, makki ki roti and saag, veggie burgers and even coffee. What better way to chill than by hogging on great organic meals, right?

Price: The brunches start at INR 1,450/person. They also host other experiences like yoga & brekkie, articulture workshops, and more. To stay update with the same, check out the events section on their Facebook page. 

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Beejom's Farm, Noida

Beejom Farm

If you’re an animal lover, Beejom’s Farm in Noida with cows, goats, friendly donkeys and cute buffalo babies will be your paradise. While the farm’s known for its efforts to promote sustainable living, there’s lots you can do too. There’s pottery-making with cow dung, horse-riding, tending rabbits and you can also enjoy a farm-fresh organic lunch (upon request). The folks at Beejom’s also let you customise your time here with a bonfire and dinner scene. Be sure to call up and check though. 

Price: Starting at INR 600/person for groups of more than 10 to 15 people (AI). However, this price can vary depending on the number of people. Do contact the Beejom folks directly once before you drop by.

Between 2–6pm on Saturdays, all of Beejom’s fresh organic produce is up for sale. Drop by then maybe (entry is free).

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The Rurban Village

The Rurban Village

The Rurban Village near Ghaziabad tries to combine the best of both rural activities (think pottery, mud bath and more) and urban comforts (glamping in Swiss tents). They’ve even got popular activities like zorbing, zip-lining, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tracks and paddle boating. Just FYI, the day packages include the cost of a vegetarian buffet lunch and breakfast, access to over 50 village-style activities, and high tea. But if you'd like to pamper yourself and the fam, do opt for the night stay in mud cottages or luxury swiss tents. 

Price: Starting at INR 1000/person for day outings. 

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Warriors Village

Warriors Village

Spread across 15 acres, Warrior’s Village is a camping and picnic spot near Manesar with plenty of adventure, as well as rural activities, a pool, Swiss tents and homely meals. They’ve got plenty of fun activities, including zip-line, a climbing wall, camel ride, horse ride, pottery and more. Come evening time, you’re free to set up a bonfire and chill with your squad. Plan a picnic here anytime soon then? 

Price: Starts at INR 1000/adult.

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Chillout Zone

Chillout Zone

Chillout Zone in Rohtak is where nature and adventure comes together on a four acre farm. With a whole bunch of activities, including a trampoline, tyre walk, zip line and a rope course, it can host big and small groups for a day out with yummy meals at their open-air cafe. If you're a big group, you can even sign up for paintball wars and ATV competitions. 

Price: Advance adventure packages start at INR 899/adult (includes all the activities, ATV, and 25 balls of paintball).

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