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Top 10 Adventure Weekend Getaways from Delhi

The capital city of India is so strategically located that you are not too far from the Shivalik Hills and Himalayan mountains.  Most hill stations are at a distance of 300 to 600 kilometers from Delhi. You can either drive up to a hill station or take an overnight train to be in the lap of hills. There are plenty of weekend getaways from Delhi but when it comes to adventure getaways, only a few offer hair-raising activities.


You have Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand with beautiful hill stations and some really offbeat destinations where getting there in itself is no less than an adventure.  If you can stretch a bit, you have Gulmarg and Leh Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir.

River Rafting

If leisurely walks and short treks are what give you a high, you can virtually go to any hill station in North India. But for specialized adventure activities like rafting, rock climbing, bungee jumping, skiing and paragliding, check the adventure weekend getaways given below.

Top 10 Popular Adventure Weekend Getaways for you

Sr. No. Destination Adventure Activities Distance from Delhi
1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Rappelling, Trekking 230 km
2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh Rafting, Mountaineering , Rock Climbing, Trekking 550 km
3. Bir & Billing, Himachal Pradesh Paragliding, Trekking 480 km
4. Gulmarg, J&K Skiing, Trekking 600 + km
5. Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand Mountaineering, Trekking 380 km
6. Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh Rafting, Zorbing, Trekking, Paragliding 600 km
7. Auli, Uttarakhand Skiing, Trekking 500 km
8. Leh, Uttarakhand Trekking 1000 km
9. Palampur, Himachal Pradesh Paragliding, Trekking 530 km
10. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh Skiing, Trekking 365 km

Besides above adventure destinations, one can also visit Naukuchiatal, Ranikhet and Mukteshwar in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand for paragliding. Dayara and Bedini Bugyal on Uttarkashi-Gangotri road, Pratap Nagar and Dhanaulti Ridge are also coming up as ideal paragliding destinations in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

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