Population of Delhi is 20 million/ 2 crore and thats huge. I am living in Delhi since the last 37 years and I can say that some times I love to just get out of Delhi to go away from the hustle, or even move out completely. What ever may be your reason, below is a list of cities near Delhi which you can visit for a short stay or permanently.

Best cities near Delhi

Now there are more than 100 cities within 300 km radius but lets start with the best ones, and as per me the best one is:

1. Jaipur, Rajasthan

1st City near Delhi
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Hawa Mahal

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
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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
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Taj Mahal

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
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Gurgaon/ Gurugram

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
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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 to have quite & quality time with my family. And do checkout our Delhi to Rishikesh taxi service.

6. Mathura & Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

6th City near Delhi
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Prem Temple

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 travelers, many in Delhi are buying flats, villas near Vrindavan as it’s very peaceful & even many of my neighbors have bought retirement homes here.

7. Dehradun, Uttarakhand

7th City near Delhi
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Dehradun Uttarakhand

Distance: 250 KM
Best Route: Delhi Dehradun Expressway
Famous for: Hill Station with city life

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 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

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Distance: 290 KM
Best Route: Delhi Dehradun Expressway
Famous for: Mall road, Waterfalls

Well no discussion of best cities in Delhi can’t be completed without mentioning Mussoorie.

Mussoorie is 290 km from Delhi, and via new expressway you an reach here in 3-4 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

Distance: 100 KM
Best Route: Delhi Meerut Expressway
Famous for: 2nd home destination

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

Distance: 180 KM
Best Route: Delhi Mumbai Expressway
Famous for: River, Palace
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Alwar 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 proposed 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

Distance: 295 KM
Best Route: NH 48
Famous for: Temples & Haveli
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Khatu Shyam temple

Sikar is 295 km drive from Delhi, and you can even spend a week here and visit some amazing places nearby.

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

Distance: 220 KM
Best Route: Yamuna Exp
Famous for: Bird Sanctuary
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Bharatpur bird sanctuary

Bharatpur today has become a popular tourist spot near Delhi which is 220 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

Distance: 240 KM
Best Route: NH 49
Famous for: Tiger Reserve
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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett Park in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand is 246 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

Distance: 280 KM
Best Route: NH 48
Famous for: Haveli
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Poddar Haveli

Ramgarh or Ramgarh Shekhawati is a old heritage city in Rajasthan which is 280 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 but 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.


So from the above list, then nearest city from Delhi to visit are Gurgaon, Mathura Vrindavan, and Meerut. Plus add Noida & Greater Noida here.

So apart from the above top 12 cities near Delhi, below we have prepared a chat of cities near Delhi, with distance and what they are famous for:

Cities near Delhi Distance from Delhi central Famous for
Bahadurgarh, Haryana 20 km Resorts, Water park.
Faridabad, Haryana 28 km Malls, Suraj Kund Lake & festival
Sohna, Haryana 50 km Dumdama Lake, Weekend resorts
Murthal, Haryana 60 km Dhaba’s
Rohtak, Haryana 75 km Shori Clothes Market, Daires, & Tilyar Lake
Pataudi, Haryana 70 km Pataudi Palace
Kurukshetra, Haryana 170 km Brahma Sarovar, Sri Krishan Museum, & temples
Aligarh, UP 140 km Aligarh University
Modinagar, UP 60 km Sugar Mills
Moradabad, UP 165 km Brass Work
Bareilly, UP 260 km Zari Zardozi, Eyes Surma, Kites & Manjha and Dargah-e-Aala Hazrat
Mehandipur, Rajasthan 220 km Mehandipur Balaji Temple
Shri, Mahaveer ji, Rajasthan 245 km Shri 1008 Shantinath Digamber Jain Temple
Bhangarh, Rajasthan 245 km Bhangarh Haunted Fort
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan 220 km Mata Rani Sati Dadi Temple
Neemrana, Rajasthan 110 km Neemrana Fort Palace, Stepwell
Mandawa, Rajasthan 250 km Heritage Haveli
Garh Mukteshwar, UP 120 km Gar Ganga
Alsisar, Rajasthan 230 km Desert, Alsisar Mahal Hotel
Pilani, Rajasthan 190 km Birla Science Centre Pilani
Panchkula, Haryana 240 km Nada Sahib Gurudwara, Mata Mansa Devi Temple
Charkhi Dadri, Haryana 95 km Ranila Jain temple
Panipat, Haryana 85 km Indias biggest Textile city
Sonipat, Haryana 40 km Jurasik Park, Khwaja Khizr Tomb
Roorkee, Uttarakhand 177 km IIT & Asia’s first engineering college