We all love Delhi and all the craziness that comes with it, but there comes a point in every city dweller’s life where you just want to get away from it all – take a break, take a breather, inhale some fresh and relatively unpolluted air, and wake up to something more than buildings and traffic. And what better way to do it than to load up a gaddi with your favourite people and their favourite drinks {you know we don’t condone drinking and driving}, and set off into the wild! Here are some of our favourite road trips, so pick one and start planning.


The ancient town of Neemrana is one of the most popular picks among Delhi peeps. We love the Neemrana Fort Palace and Neemrana Hill Fort – Kesroli. We highly recommend staying at either property.

The Fort Palace is a heritage property located in a quaint little village, and they’ve done a brilliant job of restoring the fort. The rooms are simple, yet beautiful, and it has a massive swimming pool as well as a spa to unwind at. The Hill Fort is located on a hillock and while this resort isn’t as big as its Fort Palace counterpart, it’s more classic and earthy.

Where: Alwar, Rajasthan

Driving Time: About 3-5 hours, including breaks

Chambal Valley

Chambal-Safari-Lodge On the Road Again: 5 Road Trip Destinations We Love

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Located about 80 km away from Agra {yes, you can use the expressway for things other than visiting the Taj}, the Chambal National Sanctuary is on about 400 km of the Chambal river and has some great nature-watching options. In close proximity are the Bah & Bateshwar temples, which hold immense religious importance for Hindus. We recommend staying at the Chambal Safari Lodge, with its beautiful whitewashed cottages {some dating back to the 1890’s}.

Where: Mela Kothi Road, Village And P.O. Jarar, District Agra, Bah, Uttar Pradesh

Driving Time: 5-6 hours, including breaks

Jim Corbett National Park

aahana On the Road Again: 5 Road Trip Destinations We Love

The famous Corbett National Park is peppered with resorts of all shapes and sizes. Visit Corbett to try and catch a glimpse of an elusive tiger, to go on exciting night safaris, take enriching nature walks and treks, and to immerse yourself in the local culture by interacting with the indigenous communities. We recommend staying at eco-friendly, luxury Aahana Resort.

Where: Vill- Sawaldeh PO Semalkhaliya, Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Driving Time: 6-7 hours, including breaks


28kothi On the Road Again: 5 Road Trip Destinations We Love

If you’re from Delhi you’ve probably made this journey a hundred times. The thing about Jaipur is – from her ancient forts and beautiful palaces, to her bustling street markets and comfortable hotels – she is always interesting. If you’re there to just relax {and aren’t burdened by an international friend you must guide}, we suggest you stay at 28 Kothi. This gorgeous boutique guesthouse is a little oasis in the desert and is the perfect home base to explore Jaipur from.

Where: Shivaji Nagar, Civil Lines Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Driving Time: 4-5 hours


MirBahay1 On the Road Again: 5 Road Trip Destinations We Love

Bored of the same old at Nainital? Then take a trip to Almora. The cantonment town is known for its gorgeous landscapes and views and has many notable temples to visit.

When at Almora stay at the charming Mir Bahay home stay. There is a main bungalow, and two independent cottages, providing privacy, peace and comfort. The perfect place to put your feet up, take in the majesty of mountains and just relax.

Where: Mir Bahay Sundarpur, Village Gadauli, Almora – Bageshwar Road, Almora, Uttarakhand

Driving Time: 8-9 hours

Not looking to go too far? Here are destinations to drive to under 5 hours. Or if you’re feeling historical, check out these forts you can visit.

{With inputs from Srishti Kochhar}

Featured image courtesy: Indo Vacation


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