Best cities near Delhi
Now there are more than 100 cities cities with in 300 km or radius but lets start with the best ones, and as per me the best one is:
1. Jaipur, Rajasthan
1st City near Delhi
Distance: 265 KM
Best Route: Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
Famous for: Tourism & Pink City
Jaipur s 250 km from Delhi and you can reach here by train (4 hour), flight (1 hour) or by road (5 hour).
You can even stay at one of many resorts on Delhi Jaipur highway (Kukas) or spend a weekend here and visit Jaipur tourist sites in 2 days.
Plus checkout our Delhi to Jaipur taxi service, available for Rs 2500 taxi fare.
2. Chandigarh, Union Territory
2nd City near Delhi
I Love Chandigarh
Distance: 240 KM
Best Route: National Highway 44
Famous for: Cleanest city in India
2nd in the list of best cities near Delhi is Chandigarh. Its also the cleanest city in India, and as per me the best city to move in as it has everything.
A nice International Airport, Train Station, and you can visit hill stations like Shimla, Manali in 2-4 hours from here.
So plan a 2-3 days trip to Chandigarh and do checkout our list Top 10 places to visit in Chandigarh and Delhi to Chandigarh taxi service.
3. Agra, Uttar Pradesh
3rd City near Delhi
Distance: 225 KM
Best Route: Yamuna Expressway
Famous for: Tourism & Taj Mahal
Not the best city to move, else if you are a fan of Mughal architecture. Agra is 225 km from Delhi, 3 hour drive from Yamuna Expressway and the most visited tourist city in India, all thanks to Taj Mahal.
You can plan a same day Agra tour from Delhi, and enjoy an Agra sightseeing tour and then come back to Delhi on same day.
Or spend 1 night stay here, visit all nearby places like Mathura Vrindavan, Bharatpur, Fatehpur Sikri etc, and then come back to Delhi on day 2.
Get more details at our Delhi to Agra taxi & Agra taxi service page.
4. Gurgaon, Haryana
4th City near Delhi
Distance: 30 KM
Best Route: Dhaula Kuan
Famous for: High Riser Towers
Just next to Delhi airport, Gurgaon is heaven for people searching for high rise towers, shopping malls with amazing activities like trampoline park, or see some of the best clubs near Delhi.
FYI: Gurgaon is as crowded as Delhi but in a more planned away, and you can take an Uber to reach here or use Delhi Metro.
5. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
5th City near Delhi
Distance: 260 KM
Best Route: NH 344
Famous for: Ganga Ghats, Yoga
Rishikesh is 4-5 hour drive from Delhi and is the best city to spend a weekend away from the capital. You can book a nice hotel or resort near Ganga river or at some mountain with amazing view.
I always prefer Rishikesh for a family weekend for some quite & quality time with family. And do checkout our Delhi to Rishikesh taxi service.
6. Mathura & Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
6th City near Delhi
Distance: 185 KM
Best Route: Yamuna Expressway
Famous for: Shri Krishan Janamsthan
Mathura is a city & Vrindavan is just 14 km drive away, and they are some of the most visited cities near Delhi, as here you can visit the Shri Krishna Janmasthan temple (Mathura) and the famous Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan.
Apart from travellers, many in Delhi are buying flats, villas near Vrindavan as its very peaceful & even many of my neighbours has bought retirements hoes here.
7. Dehradun, Uttarakhand
7th City near Delhi
Distance: 250 KM
Best Route: NH 709B
Famous for: Uttarakhand Capital
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and is 240 km from Delhi. You can reach here by road, train & flight, as Dehradun has Jolly Grant Airport, and with the new expressway you can reach Dehradun in just 2-3 hours.
Dehradun is also a perfect city to visit from Delhi, as you can stay at many resorts around Dehradun or visit Mussoorie which is just 50 km drive, and its the best city to plan your Char Dham Yatra, know more at > Char Dham Yatra package from Dehradun.
Plus the weather here is much better then Delhi, and for me its also the best city for a 2nd home. Checkout our Delhi to Dehradun taxi service & Taxi service in Dehradun.
8. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Well no discussion of best cities in Delhi can’t be completed without mentioning Mussoorie.
Mussoorie is 270 km from Delhi, and via new expressway you an reach here in 3 hours.
Mussoorie is also the closest hill station form Delhi and a perfect weekend holiday destination. I have been to Mussoorie many times with my family, and even once on a school trip.
The only drawback here is that Mussoorie is over crowded in months like May-June, all because of its nearness from Delhi. View our Delhi to Mussoorie taxi service for more details.
9. Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Meerut has become one of the fastest growing city near Delhi, dur to better connectivity.
You can reach Meerut via the new expressway in an hour, and the new Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is a game changer for the city.
In short, Meerut can be a city where you can buy a home & still work in Delhi.
10. Alwar, Rajasthan
Alwat has to be added in top 10 cities near Delhi is Alwar, as its just 175 km drive from Delhi, and has many places of interest, and RRTS train is also propesed here.
Many from Delhi plan weekend trip here and visit city attractions, lake, and nearby places like Sariska tiger reserve, Neemrana Palace, Khatu Shyam ji temple etc.
You can reach Alwar via train like Shatabdi, Double Decker or Vande Bharat and plan a road trip, which I would suggest as then you can visit many highway dhaba. Checkout our Delhi to Alwar taxi service.
11. Sikar, Rajasthan
Khatu Shyam temple
Sikar is 280 km drive from Delhi, and you can even spend a week here and visit some places in and also nearby Sikar.
At Sikar there are only a few place of interest like Harshnath Temple (famous Shiv Temple), Laxmangarh Fort, but the real beauty from here is that you can visit:
Khatu Shyam ji Temple which is 45 km from Sikar, Salasar Balaji temple which is 50 km from Sikar, Rani Sati Dadi temple in Jhunjhunu which is 68 km from Sikar and visit all the haveli’s of Shekhawati region which is 50 km from Sikar.
And do checkout our Delhi to Sikar taxi service.
12. Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Bharatpur bird sanctuary
Bharatpur today has become a popular tourist spot near Delhi which is 198 km drive, and here you can plan a 2 days tour and visit sites like:
Keoladeo National Park, Deeg Palace, Lohagarh Fort, Laxman Temple, & nearby you can visit Fatehpur Sikri, Mahendipur Balaji temple, and even temples of Mathura Vrindavan.
View our Delhi to Bharatpur taxi service to plan a trip here.
13. Ramnagar & Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett Park in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand is 250 km drive from Delhi, and is also the closest forest reserve near Delhi where you can spot a tiger.
Now a days Jim Corbett has became a popular hill station near Delhi, where travellers offer loves to spend their weekend at a resort near lake and later enjoy a safari tour at the Park.
You can plan a trip here with our Delhi to Jim Corbett taxi.
14. Ramgarh Shekhawati
Ramgarh or Ramgarh Shekhawati is a old heritage city in Rajasthan which is 260 km from Delhi and one can say that this town is one of the biggest open art gallery in the world.
Here you will find many mansions/ Haveli which were built bt local businessmen, who once made Ramgarh the financial city of India. Big business houses like Tarachand Ghanshyamdas, associated with Birla & Godrej started their work from here.
Today you can visit Ramgarh, spend a night at a heritage haveli and see some of the finest paintings, mansions in whole India.
DELHI NEAREST CITY
So from the above list, then nearest city from Delhi to visit are Gurgaon, Mathura Vrindavan, and Meerut. Plus add Noida & Greater Noida here.