Gurgaon is a largely underrated place in the state of Haryana. For Delhites, Gurgaon is like a local place that they visit in the evenings or on the weekends for some fun time with friends and family. In recent years, Gurgaon has transformed significantly. From being a near forest with not much commercialization, it has turned into buildings and superstores and shopping malls for your pleasure. People living in Gurgaon or nearby places have seen a massive change right before their eyes in a matter of years.
Now called Gurugram, there is a lot you can do in Gurgaon or Gurugram if you ever find yourself there. This list covers the top 20 best places to visit in the city. So, let us dive right in and check them out!
If you love beer and like to spend a few quiet hours with a nice chilled glass, there are many amazing breweries in Gurgaon that you can visit such as SS Brewery, The Manhattan Club and Striker’s Pub. These are some definite must-try breweries if you ever find yourself in Gurgaon. In addition to freshly brewed beer in different varieties, you can also enjoy excellent music and an overall fantastic time. These breweries definitely get the crowd going day after day and night after night. You are guaranteed an excellent time.
2.Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
If you are a nature lover and love animals as well as birds in their natural habitats, the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is an absolute must-visit for you. This bird sanctuary houses more than 250 native bird species and over 190 species of migratory birds. This sanctuary is situated in one of the lower-lying marshy regions of the city off the Farukhnagar Gurgaon road. Kids especially enjoy this place as they can indulge in bird-watching. Adults can enjoy the scenic beauty amidst peaceful surroundings.
3. Damdama Lake
Another ideal location to visit in Gurgaon is the Damdama Lake. This place is particularly liked by picnickers as it offers a stunning view of the lake and you can enjoy a quiet lunch alone or with your family and friends, wrapped up in the sweet bosom of nature. This place is visited quite a lot by Delhites as well as people from other nearby cities. You can enjoy a plethora of activities here besides picnicking such as parasailing, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, angling, and kayaking.
4. Ambience Mall
Ambience mall can easily be regarded as one of the most popular shopping centers in Delhi or Gurgaon for that matter. It is a very famous name and is situated at the border of Delhi and Gurgaon on the NH8 highway. Spanned across a total of six floors, this shopping center is huge. There are also three additional floors dedicated to car parking. In addition to that, you can shop for your favorite things from a number of popular retail stores. These stores house everything from designer Indian to international brands.
5. Kingdom Of Dreams
If you are a Delhite, you have definitely heard about the Kingdom of Dreams. This is a super live entertainment zone that will make your day. It offers the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India to the forefront and promises a grand time to the people who visit this place. There are many events that you can attend with your friends and family at the Kingdom of Dreams. In addition to that, you can eat some of the most delicious food in a number of in-house restaurants and food stalls.
6. Cyber Hub
Cyber Hub is another well-known place in Gurgaon which is popularly referred to as an uptown party hub. This place is renowned for its super lively nightlife. If you are a die-hard party lover and a foodie, you must definitely visit this place. Cyber Hub has grown in popularity in recent times, thanks to its amazing food options and nightlife. Therefore, you are guaranteed an amazing time if you ever visit this place with your friends or spouse.
7. Appu Ghar
Another surprising addition to this list is Appu Ghar which is known for its endless list of fun things to do. This place was the very first amusement park to be built in the entire country, let alone the state. It first opened its doors in the year 1984 in the honor of the commemoration of the 1982 Asian Games. Appu was the loveable mascot at the time of the games. It ran till 2008 and was then shut down temporarily until it reopened in 2014. You can spend a perfect day in Appu Ghar on a summer day, relaxing and rejuvenating yourself at this water park.
8. Sector 29
If you are looking for one of the most happening and hip places in Gurugram, Sector 29 is a must-visit place. It is replete with countless pubs, cafes, and restaurants that offer some of the most delicious food you will ever eat. This place is, therefore, a foodie’s delight. Particularly at night, this place comes alive and you can see a lot of people in the area, enjoying a balmy evening out with friends and family. There are also a number of bakeries offering fantastic sweet treats if you have a sweet tooth.
9. Aravalli Biodiversity Park
Another place that can be on your to-visit list if you ever find yourself in Gurugram is the Aravalli Biodiversity Park. This park is spanned across an area of more than 1.54 square kilometers. It was established in order to preserve and restore the vegetation on the arid land and desert areas of the region ecologically. This biodiversity park houses around 160 species of plants and 170 birds and animals species. It was opened in June 2010 on the World Environment Day. if you love to be in the lap of nature, this is one place you should definitely visit.
10. Vintage Car Museum
Are you an automotive fan? Do you like vintage cars? Well, then, this Vintage Car Museum is perfect for you! It was established in India as a way of exploring the rich history of transportation in the country. The museum features a super gorgeous collection of mechanized and pre-mechanized transportation such as railways, aircraft, automobiles, etc. If you are a technology buff or someone who is fascinated by the history of India’s transportation system, this museum is definitely for you.
Sohna is also known as Southern Gurugram or Greater Gurugram. It is basically a municipal district situated in the district of Gurgaon at the Delhi – Alwar highway. The name of the town comes from the Hindi word “Sona” which means gold. This is because golden dust blows freely in the area, particularly after the town has experienced heavy rainfall. The town of Sohna is situated at the foot of the mighty Aravalli hills and is surrounded completely by hilly terrain. Moreover, it is a very popular weekend getaway place for couples and families because of the Damdama Lake, Shiva temple and medicinal water spring.
12. Sheetla Mata Mandir
This is a popular temple in Gurugram. Mata Sheetla is a goddess who is worshipped widely in the Hindu religion in North Indian states such as West Bengal, and Pakistan, Bangladesh as well as Nepal. She is known as the pox-goddess. In addition to that, she is also the goddess of ghouls, sores, diseases, and pustules in Hindu mythology. Therefore, you can also visit this temple for a spiritual time.
13. Fun N Food Village
This is another amazing water park that you can visit in Gurugram. The Fun N Food Village is very popular and a gorgeous water theme park that boasts of the biggest collection of the country’s water-themed rides. There is a plethora of exciting pools and slides where you can have the time of your life with your friends and family. You can enjoy the wave pool, lazy river, family slide, twister, speed coaster, the tornado aqua shoot or the multiline slide according to your preference. Therefore, Fun N Food Village can be the perfect day trip for you to spend some fun time with your friends and family.
Manesar can easily be attributed as one of the quickest growing urban centers/places in the entire country. This place is a unique combination of a traditional lifestyle and modernity with a backdrop of the mighty Aravalli Hills. This has made the place an increasingly popular getaway destination in recent times. Therefore, if you ever find yourself traveling from Delhi to Jaipur, you might want to spend some time in Manesar for an unforgettable time.
15. Oysters Beach Water Park
As is evident, Gurugram has water-themed parks aplenty and the Oysters Beach Water Park is another attractive destination that you can consider visiting when in the district. It offers a number of slides, pools, and rides such as the pirate station, thunderstorm, rapid racer, torpedo, lazy river, rain dancing, cruiser and much more to suit everyone’s preferences and all age groups. This place is essentially an ideal recreation center for family outings to visit and have fun on a hot summer day. It can definitely make for a memorable experience with your loved ones.
16. Pataudi Palace
And how can we forget about Pataudi Palace! Also called the Ibrahim Kothi, the Pataudi Palace belongs to the royal family of Pataudi. Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan built the Pataudi Palace in the year 1935. He hired a very famous architect named Robert Tor Russel who designed the entire palace the unique style of the various colonial mansions that are usually found in Delhi. Moreover, the complete property is absolutely beautiful and has a plethora of stunning lawns, fountains and gardens spread across 25 acres of area. All these things add even more beauty to the entire Pataudi Palace.
17. Lohagarh Farms
The Lohagarh Farms are another exciting place you can consider visiting in Gurgaon. These farms were established as a way of creating wholly self-sustaining rural communities as well as employment opportunities for people who live in the area. This place also serves as an amazing platform for talented village artists as they can exhibit their handicrafts and art as well as sell them. When you visit the Lohagarh Farms, you can enjoy a number of activities such as pottery, trekking, farming, etc. Therefore, this is one place that will definitely bring you closer to nature and mother Earth.
18. Leisure Valley Park
You can also visit the Leisure Valley Park for a swell time with your friends and family. This park is a pleasant green patch of goodness that is maintained between a concrete jungle. In addition to that, the entire park is spread across several square kilometers of space and also has a garden, a jogging park, a restaurant, and musical fountains to make for an amazing recreational park.in fact, evenings are particularly a treat when spent at the Leisure Valley Park as all the fountains are perfectly lit using bright lights and you can enjoy soft mesmerizing music coming from them.
19. Striker Pub & Brewery
If you are fond of pubs and breweries, you must definitely visit the Striker. It is a very happening place in Gurugram and they make a pretty decent glass of beer. You will particularly enjoy their wheat and light beer.
20. MGF Mall
Last but definitely not least is the MGF Mall. This mall is situated right adjacent to the metro station of MG Road, which is quite handy for those who prefer and use public transport often. It boasts of a lot of good food joints in addition to many great fashion brand outlets. Therefore, you can shop and eat some of the best food when in MGF Mall.
These were the top 20 places you can consider visiting in Gurgaon. Most of these places can be visited with your family and kids but they are good to be visited alone or with your spouse as well. So, which of these places struck your fancy? Let us know if you have other places in mind that you would like to share with us! We’d love your recommendations.