Damdama Lake is an amoeba-shaped natural lake few kilometers south of Gurugram, off the Gurugram-Alwar road. An hour drive away from New Delhi, it has a calm, rural and peaceful vibe about it. Home to over a hundred and ninety species of native and migratory birds, water levels reach as high as fifty feet during monsoons and winters and most of the migratory birds are spotted during these seasons. Damdama lake is the biggest lake in Haryana in advance of three thousand acres and is a perfect place for picnics and on-site training for team-building exercises in addition to being a favorite hangout spot for family outings.
You can enjoy the lovely view when boating in paddle boats, row boats and motor boats. If you love adventures, you can spend a delightful time in the laps of the Aravalis trekking the beautiful hills. Other attractions here include kayaking, parasailing, angling, cycling, fishing, hot air ballooning, rowing and nature walks.
Resorts also offer activities like artificial rock climbing, cricket, volleyball, flying fox and darts in packaged deals. The Gateway Resort and Damdama Adventure Camp are the most famous resorts around the lake.
The best months to visit Damdama Lake is from August to February. Some of the endangered bird species like cranes, water fowl, terns, cormorants and kingfishers have been spotted. It isn't advisable to visit the lake during summers because of the heat and subdued water levels of the lake.
Located from 10 kilometres away from Bhundsi village in Gurgaon; the lake is fairly well connected by road. The nearest railway station to the lake is Faridabad Train Station which is 21 km away from Damdama Lake. You can reach the lake by hiring a cab or riding on the local bus.
There are a number of resorts in the vicinity of the lake. The Gateway Resort is a high-end resort offering excellent service and food. A range of fun and adventure activities are included in the hotel packages. The Blue Camp offers you a camping experience with tents on the edge of the lake and activities like Tennis in the premise.
Saras Resort and Dare adventures are other options one might like to consider if they are on a single day outing. The prices range from INR 900 for a single day package to INR 15000 for a night stay.
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