Weekend getaways from Delhi are very easy to plan and in most of the cases prove to be very reasonable on the budget frontier.. A whole lot of options are available in and around Delhi which serve as a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi. From historic sites to very famous temples there are many things which can be enjoyed during weekends or a short break during weekdays. The places are well developed from tourist point of view and offer a lovely respite from the daily stress and tension of work life. Some of these places are just perfect for family get togethers and picnics. One such place which lies quite close to Delhi is Rishikesh. This small holy town draws huge crowd from Delhi and is one of the most frequent visited weekend getaways from Delhi.
Rishikesh is quite popular as a religious destination as well as a great holiday spot. Known for its ancient Yoga and meditation centers this place is located close to Delhi .It is suppose to be the gateway to the Himalayas and the very famous Char Dham Yatra starts from here. Located on the banks of River Ganga, this small town is very popularly called the Yoga Capital of the World. One can spot many foreigners also here who travel from far off countries in search of bliss. The nearest airport is Dehradun, which is also the capital of the newly formed state of Uttarakhand. The distance between Delhi and Rishikesh is around 230 kms and is very well connected by the buses , one has the option for driving down also. All in all Rishikesh has a lot to offer to the tourists from the various temples to the most famous water rafting which is carried on the very rapidly flowing Ganga river.