Delhi’s location is a blessing to its locals and visitors alike. That’s purely because it’s extremely well connected to the mountains in Himachal, the forts and palaces in Rajasthan, and how can we forget, The Taj Mahal in Agra. With all these beautiful destinations around the capital city, the options to go on a bike trip even if just for a day are aplenty.
Here are five of our favorite One day bike trips from Delhi that you should consider for your next adventure.
Murthal may not classify as a day trip for local Delhiites, as it is just about an hour drive away from the capital. A food haven, Murthal is extremely popular for its Dhabas, and specifically for their mouthwatering parathas.
The main reason to choose Murthal as a one day bike trip option from Delhi is the easy connectivity and the unpretentious mouth watering food. It is extremely simple. Pick the most economical Bike rental company on Bikerentalia, rent a bike for the day, and ride off in pursuit of Murthal’s delectable food.
Murthal is located in the Sonipat district of Haryana, and is about 45 kilometres away. It’s an extremely simple ride and a good destination to start off with. Especially if it’s your first biking day trip from Delhi.
The Damdama Lake is a little more than an hour away from Delhi, and is an absolutely beautiful destination to spend a day. Surrounded by the formidable Aravali mountains, Damdama lake is an extremely popular outdoor destination among families. If you want a picnic that’s not too far away from Delhi, Damdama lake is a solid shout. With bird watching, boating and nature walks to participate in, Damdama is one of Delhi’s favorite outdoor spots.
The lake is just about 60 kilometres away. And again, it’s a good yet easy destination to start off with, if you haven’t had too many bike trips under your belt.
Venturing into Rajasthan is always fun. Rajasthan’s Rajputana heritage is best signified by Alwar. One of the oldest cities in Rajasthan, visiting Alwar is a treat for the history buffs. You should definitely visit the Alwar City Palace, which is also a museum and houses some of the rarest manuscripts of Rajput history that you could find. The Bala Qila fort, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri (cenotaph) are some of the other places you should visit on your day trip to Alwar.
The Sariska tiger reserve is just about an hour away. However, visiting Alwar and the tiger reserve in a day is not feasible at all. They are best planned over two separate bike rides. Delhi to Alwar is about 170 kilometres away and is a great day trip option from Delhi.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Visiting the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the most exciting day trips on this list. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is bird haven in the winter, and it’s home to migratory birds that flock from as far as Central Asia. The bird sanctuary is not just one of the most popular bird sanctuaries in the world, it is also a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. This allows it to remain a safe haven for some of these threatened migratory birds.
Bharatpur is about 225 kilometres away from Delhi and takes about four and a half to five hours to reach. The roads are however comfortable, and if you have done a few relatively long bike rides in the past, the distance and the ride should be very comfortable. And not to mention, a lot of fun.
The best time to spot these birds is early morning and in the evenings, so plan your trip to the bird sanctuary accordingly. We recommend starting early!
Agra – The Taj Mahal
What’s a list of bike trips from Delhi that does not have a trip to Agra, right? About 230 kilometres away from Delhi, lies one of the seven wonders of the world. This is the ultimate day trip option from Delhi, and the journey has been made faster and more comfortable by the introduction of the Yamuna Expressway.
Visit the Taj Mahal, the Agra fort and the Baby Taj on your day trip to this former capital of the Mughal empire. For a day trip, we recommend you start your day early to avoid the traffic, and leave just before sunset to beat the traffic again.
Delhi to Agra should take about four and a half to five hours. Ensure your bike is in good condition, or that you have done your due diligence in case you are renting a bike. Make sure there’s enough fuel in the tank, since the Yamuna expressway does not have a petrol pump. Dress appropriately for the journey, carry enough water and ensure your riding gear is in place for this legendary day trip to the Taj Mahal.
See also: Bike Trip from Delhi to Agra
There are a plethora of biking options from Delhi, and these are just five of the options you could consider for a day bike trip from Delhi. We will be back with some more day trip options for you to consider for your next adventure.