Catch a Breather from Gurgaon – Top weekend recommendations

Swanky Gurgaon is a good base for some weekend exploration. The burgeoning city is well connected to all the highways of the region. Nothing can rejuvenate the mind better than a trip on the road with friends and a good playlist. With a rented self-drive car, one can discover many exclusive destinations. Here are some recommendations for a road trip out of Gurgaon.

The Colours of Jaipur

It is difficult to leave Jaipur out of the list even though it is arguably the most popular destination in North India. Amer Palace, Jaigarh Fort, and the City Palace in the old town remain the highlights of the city but there is more too. One can head over for a winding drive to Nahargarh Fort and catch splendid views of the city. How about a trip to the Jal Mahal? – where one can watch the sunset over the drowned lake palace while munching on snacks at the promenade.

A Jaipur trip is not complete without some bargain hunting. The city is a confluence for artisans and craftsmen from all over the state – expect some really low prices for very attractive artworks and handicrafts. Then there is the delicious cuisine of Rajasthan to explore. Whether it is a vegetarian thali or the mouth-watering lal maas, there are many celebrated restaurants in the city that cater to all budgets.

The Roar of Ranthambore

Ranthambore is just a seven-hour drive away from the skyscrapers of Gurgaon but it feels like a journey back into time. A ruined fort, the cries of monkeys and birds, and the hunting ground of the world’s largest cat – these provide the blueprint for an immersive natural experience.

The tigers of Ranthambore are like celebrities – they have been featured in some of the most watched nature documentaries and sighting them is fairly easy especially during the winters. The bastions of the 10th century Ranthambore Fort loom over the landscape, providing a scene right out of a medieval fantasy graphic novel. There are more elusive creatures to watch out for in Ranthambore – the forests are home to leopards, marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and nilgais. Early morning safaris are recommended as the post-dawn is when most of the animals are active.

More destinations

The havelis of Alwar, the wintry vibes of Nainital, and the bird haven that is Sultanpur – these are just some of the many more destination options for Gurgaon residents.

Travel in complete freedom

Why are more and more people opting to travel on their own terms? A self-drive rental offers complete privacy and also an extra space. One can enjoy total freedom in choosing routes, making stops, and taking detours – the little things that make a road trip memorable. For those looking for a dependable and affordable car rental, Gurgaon has good options. App-based Zoomcar features a large fleet of the latest hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs to choose from and 24/7 on-road support is another reassuring and unique feature that long-distance travelers love.

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