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Once little more than a dull and comparatively unknown suburb of the national capital region, today, Gurgaon is not only one of the most urbanised cities of India, but it also boasts of a skyline that can easily rival those of Hong Kong and Singapore. Easily accessible from Delhi and Noida, Gurgaon is fast becoming a popular travel destination among holidaymakers. Starting from natural treasures to a flourishing lifestyle and a vibrant nightlife, Gurgaon has everything you could need.

Contrary to what you might expect from a landlocked city, Gurgaon actually has quite a few attractions for nature lovers. Home to a vast variety of unique flora and fauna as well as bird species, the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary is a place where you can go to sit back and relax amidst nature. Another popular tourist attraction is the Sohna Lake, which is named after a stream whole sand is believed to contain gold particles (thus the name 'Sohna'). Offering a scenic view of the Aravalli mountains, the Sohna Lake is a popular picnic spot among both locals and tourists. The largest natural lake of the city, however, is Damdama Lake, which apart from being a place where you can lie back and unwind, also offers adventure activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, boating and valley crossing. You can even sit and fish at the lake as you watch the sunset behind the Aravallis, painting the sky magnificent hues of red and orange.

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The Land of Dronacharya

Recently renamed Gurugram, the city of Gurgaon is believed to have existed from the age of the Mahabharata. The ancient village, where Dronacharya resided, is known to be a 'gurudakshina' from his students- the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Rich with stories of various eras- from the Mahabharata to the Mughal reign, Gurgaon is a witness to the evolution of India. An important cyber hub in the present day, Gurgaon still holds evidence of the bygone era through monuments. The region also has a number of biodiversity parks including a unique National Park-the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

Nightlife of Gurugram

Gurugram is replete with discos, pubs, and bars. It is the go-to place for all the party maniacs out there. Among the many micro-breweries, sports bars and jazz clubs, the most popular happening night-life places are Sector 29, Sohna Road, Golf Course Road, and Cyber City. Dotted with a plethora of party places, these areas are always buzzing with the party goers. Cherry on the cake is the Ladies’ Nights, when the pubs serve free alcohol to the ladies (this obviously done to attract the crowd and potential customers). To add to the joy, some or the other bar hosts Ladies’ Night almost every day in Gurugram.

History of Gurgaon

It is believed to have been named after the mythological character mentioned in the Mahabharat- Guru Dronacharya, who was given the village as an offering to the teacher by the Pandavas, known as gurudakshina (fees). In the ancient times, it was a part of the extensive kingdom ruled by the Rajputs and Jadaun. Later, it was annexed by Babur. By 1803, with the fall of the Mughal Empire, the region came under the jurisdiction of the British. After India attained independence, the area was made a part of the Punjab state. Later, in 1966, with the creation of the new state of Haryana, it came to be a part of the latter. However, the real growth of Gurugram started the 1970s, when the leading Indian automobile industry Maruti Suzuki India Limited established a manufacturing plant in the region. Since then, there was no looking back. Now Gurugram is the industrial and financial centre of Haryana. It has the 3rd highest per capita income in India after Chandigarh and Mumbai.

What Makes Gurgaon Special?

Adventure enthusiasts can have a whale of a time in Gurgaon, as the city offers exciting adventure activities such as paramotoring and go-karting, all of which are, of course, done under strict supervision of trained professionals.

Gurgaon is very famous for its microbreweries, and with the government allowing leeway on its strict laws, the number of such breweries across the city has rapidly shot up. You can sit back and sample a glass of freshly brewed beer to wrap the night up. Gurgaon’s nightlife is a much-talked-about topic, and the city has a plethora of bars and pubs where you can party the night away with friends.

Gurgaon has something on offer for history buffs as well. The Heritage Transport Museum, built across a sprawling 3-acre area of land, is a private museum that showcases the evolution of various kinds of transportation. Boasting of a collection of over 75 classic and vintage cars, the museum includes an aviation section as well, and you can learn all about the history of transportation, starting right from the early ages.

Much like any other cosmopolitan city, Gurgaon’s cuisine is a blend of other nearby cuisines – North Indian, Continental, Mughlai, Italian and Oriental. Gurgaon is a gastronome’s paradise, and starting from the street-side stalls to high-class restaurants, the city has something to suit every budget.

There are plenty of shopping venues in Gurgaon, with the most popular ones being Galleria Market and HUDA Market, where you can shop for anything and everything you could possibly think of, including books, TV merchandise, toys, jewellery, and of course, clothing.

Restaurants and Local Food in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, being the hub of industry, commerce and all the city glitter that it is, has countless options that vary in styles, genres, themes, sizes and more. While the most widespread would be the flavors and richness of North Indian cuisine, one can find delicacies from around India and the world in its fine dining places or the elaborate street food joints and Dhabas.
The few essentials of the North Indian food, that you must try, while in the area include Paneer countless mouth watering versions of chicken and the delicious Dals You can also try various kinds of Parathe, Keema and Egg delicacies , while the Chhole Kulche of the area, be it at a restaurant or on the streets, just cannot be missed. Other than these, indulge in the finest bakeries and cafes as well as the popular pubs and breweries which give Gurgaon a distinct tint and a young identity of its own.
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Suggested Itinerary for Gurgaon

Day 1: Arrive in the city and visit the famous Kingdom of Dreams. Enjoy the cultural and Bollywood events and dances, presented by the world-class artists. Indulge in ice-skating in I skate. Spend a relaxed evening in the Leisure Valley Park.

Day 2: Dedicate one full day to Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary. It is considered a bird watching haven and houses more than 250 birds varieties, some resident and some migratory. Visit the nearby Damdama Lake.

Day 3: Visit the renowned Sheetla Mata Mandir and spend some spiritual time. In the evening you can visit the Cyber City and choose any of the many restaurants to have a sumptuous dinner.



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Gurgaon, Haryana
Gurgoan - One of the Major Satellite Cities in Delhi
Damdama Lake - One of the Biggest Lakes in Haryana
Sector 29 - Most Happening Place where one can find Plenty of Bars, Pubs and Cafes

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FAQs on Gurgaon

What is famous about Gurgaon?

Well connected, well developed, exciting nightlife.

What is not so good about Gurgaon?

Extreme temperatures, pollution, safety.

Who should visit Gurgaon?

Gurgaon receives a large number of tourists from all over India. Being a metropolitan, it is the perfect place for every kind of traveller.

What is the best time to visit Gurgaon?

Summers are extremely hot and it would be very difficult to get out in the sun. September onwards, the temperature goes down and stays pleasant till December. January is extreme cold and weather is foggy, so, January should be avoided. February and March are again pleasant and wonderful time to visit Gurgaon.
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What is the local food in Gurgaon?

Gurgaon, being the hub of industry, commerce and all the city glitter that it is, has countless options that vary in styles, genres, themes, sizes and more. While the most widespread would be the flavors and richness of North Indian cuisine, one can find delicacies from around India and the world in its fine dining places or the elaborate street food joints and Dhabas.
The few essentials of the North Indian food, that you must try, while in the area include Paneer countless mouth watering versions of chicken and the delicious Dals You can also try various kinds of Parathe, Keema and Egg delicacies , while the Chhole Kulche of the area, be it at a restaurant or on the streets, just cannot be missed. Other than these, indulge in the finest bakeries and cafes as well as the popular pubs and breweries which give Gurgaon a distinct tint and a young identity of its own.
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What is the best way to reach Gurgaon?

New Delhi has the closest airport. Buses to Manesar are easily available from both Delhi and Gurgaon. Gurgaon has its own railway station and is well connected to other parts of the country. Gurgaon also has a metro network which connects it to other parts of Delhi, Noida and Faridabad.
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What are the top hotels in Gurgaon?

There are 610 in Gurgaon which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Gurgaon are OYO 15716 The Red Orchid, FabHotel Bax, Medicity Service Apartments Gurgaon, Rustic Manor by Vista Rooms, Pooja Inn, Swami Niwas. You can see all the hotels in Gurgaon here

What are the things to do in Gurgaon?

The top things to do in Gurgaon are Kingdom Of Dreams, Cyber Hub, Ambience Mall, Damdama Lake, Breweries, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. You can see all the places to visit in Gurgaon here

What are the places near Gurgaon?

The top places near to Gurgaon are Delhi which is 40 km from Gurgaon, Neemrana which is located 69 km from Gurgaon, Agra which is located 175 km from Gurgaon, Faridabad which is located 39 km from Gurgaon, Jaipur which is located 200 km from Gurgaon

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badshah brothers

4 months ago
Best city and Gurgaon is a city just southwest of New Delhi in northern India. It?s known as a financial and technology hub.....................

Ranjan Ray

on Kingdom Of Dreams 3 years ago
PRACTICAL INFORMATION Things to see: There are three things to see. i) Zangoora, a live stage show. It is a musical act worth watching once. Usually they have one show per day. The show is of nearly (Read More)2 hours duration. ii) Jhumroo, a musical comedy similar to Zangoora and iii) Culture gully- it is inside a big hall. Something like a mall with a theme. The hall is completely covered and air-conditioned. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops. All are decorated in different themes from different states of India. There are puppet shows, dances, music etc. Worth watching once. Inside the campus of KOD, there are three theaters. One each for the above three (zangoora, Jhumroo and Culture Gully). Parking: They have a huge parking space within the campus and it is free. I found a lot of open parking spaces even on a Sunday. In the worst case, you have another huge open parking jus outside the entrance of KOD. Entry, tickets and other expenses: From May 2018, the revised ticket norms are as follows. There are two kinds of entry tickets. One for the show (Zangoora or Jhumroo) and the other for the culture gully. Minimum entry fee is Rs 600. It includes entry to the culture gully. In the culture gully you can redeem the entire Rs 600 for food. Cost of food is a bit exorbitant. A dosa costs Rs 165. Carry your own water bottle. Water is costly too. If you buy a ticket for a show (like zhangoora), you have complementary entry to the culture gully, but no complementary food. You have to buy everything you eat there. Even if you do not eat anything, culture gully is quite a nice place, where you can spend a few hours. Puppet shows etc are free and open to all. There are games for kids also-they are not free. Tickets for zangoora or jhumroo cost nearly Rs 1000 to 3000 per head. There are different types of tickets (bronze, silver, gold..), details of which are there in the KOD website. I found that silver and bronze seats are also fine. Ask for seats closer to the stage. The view from the seats even on the extreme sides are also great. However, view from the upper deck (balcony) is probably not that great. Tickets for shows are nearly Rs 500 costlier on weekends. There is also a musical fountain near KOD (not part of KOD). Include it in your itinerary. I strongly recommend Zangoora. Senior citizens and kids will also enjoy. Sound levels are a bit high inside the theatre and may not be good for kids below 2 years. For a weekend trip, you have to spend nearly Rs 2400 per head (show ticket Rs 2100 (silver), 1 dosa in culture gully- Rs 165 and a vada-pao during the show in the theater-Rs 80).

Tufan Bera

on Damdama Lake 2 years ago
Don't Visit. It is not like that, what is shown in the picture. Dirty Place and it is not a lake, better call it a small pond. Road condition is very very bad and it is absolutely waste of time and m (Read More)oney.Absolutely disappointing place.
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