Gurugram, or Gurgaon, is famous for its theatrical shows and also known as the Kingdom of Dreams. It is also a hub for finance and technology and has many museums and temples as its main attractions. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in this city.
This museum is about 35 km (21.7 miles) away from Gurgaon and it is India’s first transport museum. It was inspired by similar places in London and Los Angeles and promises to attract everyone, not only those interested in automobiles, but the common man! The museum is spread over a vast area of 90,000 square feet (8361.3 square meters) and you can find a huge collection of cars, both pre-modern and modern, including palanquins, bullock carts, howdahs, and boats.
People love the rural Indian vehicles and vintage Indian scotters here, as well as the restored railway saloon, from the 1930s. A good collection of photos that showcase art on the theme of transportation, toys, maritime and aviation history, along with old stamps, photographs and advertisements.
Address: Bilaspur – Taoru Road (Major District Road 132), Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru, Gurgaon
Website: Heritage Transport Museum
The Kingdom of Dreams is one of the best places to visit in Gurgaon. It is India’s first live entertainment zone, offering a leisure destination and a theater, that creates an unforgettable experience like you have never seen. It brings you to a different level of the rich cultural heritage of India, with its many events and performances. The Kingdom of Dreams covers almost 6 acres (2.4 hectares) and it is associated with many Bollywood stars, making it known as the place where “Bollywood meets Broadway” and it aims to keep the culture of India alive, through drama and music.
Address: Auditorium Complex, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram
Website: Kingdom of Dreams
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a very famous weekend place and is named as a National Park by the Haryana Government. This bird sanctuary is ideal for bird watchers and the best time to visit is during the winter, when a large number of migratory birds, stop here. Approximately 250 species of birds are found at this sanctuary, including the paddyfield pipit, Eurasian Thick-knee, red-wattled lapwing, the weaver bird and much, much more. You can visit the sanctuary for a picnic and also find hotels and restaurants, nearby.
Address: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Road, Sultanpur, Gurugram
Website: Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Damdama Lake is an ideal place for relaxing and indulging yourself in a couple of activities. The atmosphere and the purity of the water will help you to refresh yourself. You can book the resort nearby the lake and get here early, to enjoy every activity, along with the resort’s amenities. Activities include a rope bridge and ladder and archery. After lunch, you can also try out the running bungee, a paintball battle, zorbing and much more.
Address: Delhi – Alwar Highway, Gurgaon
Website: Damdama Lake
The MGF Mall is located just next to the MG Road metro station and so it is easily accessible. It has a good variety of fashion brands, along with some fine, delicious food. If you just want to relax and don’t feel like walking around, you can check out a movie at this mall. You can also definitely find some good clothes, here.
Generally, most larger buildings in Gurgaon are offices or apartment buildings. But nestled among them, there is a heaven for those who love to stop. The Ambience Mall must be at the top of every shoper’s list. Have you heard about Galleria? This is the place if you are looking for some high end, expensive products. And if you aren’t such a brand freak, you can check out the other places, like Qutub Plaza, Sadar Bazaar and Arjun Marg.
Address: Ambience Island, NH- 8, DLF-3, Sector-24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
Website: Ambience Mall
Do you love parathas? Parathas are a type of unleavened Indian flatbread, often stuffed with delicious fillings. If you want to try this delicious food, don’t miss a visit to Murthal. Murthal is located on National Highway 1, connecting Delhi to Amritsar. Known as the “Paratha Capital of India”, this town offers the most mouthwatering parathas. It was originally established as a quick stop for truck drivers to grab a bite and over time, it gained popularity. The village has more than 50 dhabas, or restaurants, each one popular for their own special dishes. This is the best place to relax and enjoy some good food while visiting Gurgaon.
Address: Murthal Dhaba, Kotwan, Haryana
The place is known as an uptown party hub and is a must-visit place for party lovers and foodies. Cyber Hub is known for its nightlife, where one can be relaxed after a hectic schedule. The place is overcrowded on weekends and during its many celebrations. It’s decor and themes make the place a rich and opulent hangout.
Address: DLF Cyber City, Phase 2, NH 8, Gurugram
Website: Cyber Hub
In the last couple of years, the Striker Pub is very trendy. They make a superb chilled light beer and it can be a very crowded place, on both weekends and weekdays. You can enjoy the good music here or enjoy some of their famous dishes, including their pepper and salt prawns, sweet chili potato and chicken strips with ranch dressing, all which will taste nice with your drink.
Address: Unit 23, 1st Floor, Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, Near Mercedes Showroom, Sector 43, Gurugram
Facebook: Striker Pub & Brewery
iSKATE – the name itself is so interesting, isn’t it? This is India’s first natural ice-skating rink and cafe, located in the Ambience Mall. iSKATE opened in 2011 and it provides a unique experience. Spread over a 15,000 square foot (1393.5 square meter) area, it offers a range of activities, depending on your age. You will find a karaoke room, in-house photographer and special food and beverages.
Address: 6th Floor, Ambience Mall, National Highway 8, Gurugram
Gurgaon is also famous for its theatrical shows and is so called the Kingdom of Dreams. A hub for finance and technology, the city has plenty of options for entertainment, as well as some famous museums and temples. Your trip to Gurgaon will definitely be better, now that you know about some of the best things to do, here. So, enjoy your trip to Gurgaon!