If you are a resident of Noida, then planning a weekend getaway can be a hassle. With so many choices but no choice at all, you are stuck in the ‘decision’ phase forever. Going on a trip is fun only when it is properly planned and executed. Delhi NCR and nearby cities have a number of attractions that can make our weekend plans worth every minute and every penny that we spend. Sure, we say that unplanned trips are fun, but planned ones have their own benefits and are better on their own.
Here are some places you can consider while planning a weekend getaway near Noida –
- Delhi –
Technically, Noida falls under Delhi-NCR, so no doubt you must have thought of planning a weekend trip to your neighbour. But with so many good places to choose from, it gets even more confusing every time. So if you’ve already visited the Qutub Minar and The India Gate and want to explore the capital, here are some suggestions for the perfect weekend spots in Delhi –
- Bharat Darshan Park, Punjabi Bagh –
The Bharat Darshan Park is the latest tourist attraction in West Delhi. This place is full of creativity as here you can find different Indian monuments made completely out of waste! If you want to visit India’s 22 most famous monuments but are low on time or budget, then this is your go-to place in Delhi!
- Charti Lal Goel Heritage Park, Jama Masjid –
Want to know how the Mughals felt while having a walk in the park? Well, you can feel the same by visiting the newly opened Charti Lal Goel Heritage Park in Jama Masjid. Inaugurated by The President himself, this park is built for the people who want to get the vibe of the Mughal era. Do consider this place if you want to have a peaceful outing with family or friends.
- Akshardham Temple –
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is a Hindu Temple devoted to multiple Hindu gods and goddesses. It is an infrastructural beauty and hosts many spiritual shows all day long. It has many other attractions such as a boat ride, an evening water show with vibrant lights and soothing music, and an overall spiritual experience to calm your mind and senses and have fun at the same time!
- Amusement Parks –
Delhi-NCR hosts a number of fun and refreshing amusements parks to spend a weekend in. From fun rides to water DJs, these parks have everything one needs to enjoy and chill. Although due to COVID most of them are currently not operating, we believe that they will open up soon and we’ll have a fun time chilling in the Lazy Rivers or going to those tall water slides!
- Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Mathura city in Uttar Pradesh is always a jolly place to visit. This is where Lord Krishna was born, and it is also known as ‘Braj Bhumi’ or the land of eternal love. With famous temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, this place is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The best time to visit Mathura is during the festive season, mainly Holi or Janmashtami. If you want to have a weekend full of energy, then you should visit Mathura.
- Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Who does not know Agra, the city where we can find one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. In addition to this, it is home to 2 more UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. The lively markets of the city will surely attract you to bargain for some already cheap and useful yet never-seen-before items.
Weekends, if correctly planned, can release all the stress from the workload of the whole week. A carefully planned trip can be a blessing to you and your family members. To spend a weekend with your friends, family, or the love of your life, these getaway places are both light on your pocket and heavy on joy and fun. Do tell us in the comments if you visit any of these places and your experiences as well!