Are you fed up of the following: The non-stop honking of the horns and the blaring loudspeakers, the humming of the criss-cross metro throughout the day, the continuous ringing of the mobiles, all the malls, all the cabs, all the glass tower jungle and just the lot of people cramming the world. And probably you can’t take it anymore.
We will suggest for you a destination where you can easily escape from all the cacophony of Gurugram and visit these must-visit places not far away from Gurugram. It depends upon you that you want to visit these places just for a short visit and just chill and do some sightseeing or plan to escape for a few days to these places and spend some quality time with your family and have fun far from the maddening crowd.
1. Shikhar Adventure Park
This park is for the adventure bone in you. It constitutes of the obstacle courses, wall climbing, an all real authentic village experience, team building activities and the best part is the overnight camping in the park. Whatever be the occasion of your life – be it a friends reunion or a team or a family, the adventure park is the ultimate for each and everyone in the town.
2. Flyboy Air Safari
Do you fancy a ride in the skies? Then the best place for you is to head straight for the Fly Boy Air Safari for some powered air gliding. It is just about 17 km from Gurugram. You get a clear bird’s view of the Delhi’s suburbs. All you got to do is to pack your comfy shoes and clothing and straight head up for the skies. All you got to do is to be a bit adventurous and over 4 years of age.
3. Tikli Bottom
Just about 18 km from the hustle of Gurugram there is an oasis of tranquility in the Aravalis at the Gairatpur Bas. Tikli Bottom is a Lutyens-style Havelis where you can spend some quality time with your family and friends. You can enjoy the beautiful gardens. A cool swimming pool and a mini-golf course are some of the attractions that you can enjoy at this spot. You may dive into the delicious meals or take a picnic to the lovely gardens or just relax and enjoy the silence and meditate. You won’t get any of these right here at Gurugram.
4. The Gateway Resort, Damdama
Get a snap holiday, that too by just driving for about 22 km from your place at Gurugram. Straight head for the Gateway Resort at Damdama, spread over 20 acres of gently undulating Aravalis. This lovely property has many high powered activities for you to choose from like – wall climbing, zip-lining and ATV rides among many other sports activities
5. Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Just about 24 km from Gurugram you can go rock climbing at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation at Dhaula Kuan. Reunite with your friends and family, and get the feel of that high by getting to the super top of the world. You can take home some of the best stories to narrate during the bedtime to your kids and families. What better way to spend your day.
6. Pratapgarh Farms
You can get a real-time experience of a typical Rajasthani village in this lovely place. You can also participate in traditional games like the Gilli-danda and the pithoo. You can enjoy the authentic cuisine of the Rajasthani home-cooked food and plenty of games here. Pratapgarh Farms offers a day full of relaxation and fun at the same time for the whole family and friends. Far from the chaos of the city the farms also offer many animal rides and a visit to the animal barns gives you a lot to remember and you return with the most unforgettable memories of your own.
Agra is situated at a distance of about 240 km from the city of Gurugram. The star attraction of Agra, of course, is the magnificent Taj-Mahal. It is also known as the teardrop from, the cheek of time. It has also been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is one of the icons of love, anywhere else in the world. But there is a lot more to do in and around the city of Agra beyond the obvious lure of the Taj. Perfect for a family getaway from Gurugram, the city of Adra is a perfect blend of historic and cultural elements that it has got to offer for a weekender.
Among the bustling bazaars of Agra, it has also the grand Fatehpur Sikri, the Agra Fort, and the magnificent Sikandra – the tomb of the emperor Akbar, the marbled Swami Bagh, Mehtab Bagh, and Balkeshwar temple among the others. Sample the famed Agra Kachori and the world-famous petha and the dal moth among another variety of sweets and savories. And as you come back do not forget to buy a replica of the Taj in marble from the hundreds of sellers in the city.
Let us take you to one of the best weekend destinations from the hustle and bustle of the city of Gurugram. Jaipur is a city that is full of the historic and cultural heritage of Rajasthan, one of the bigger states of our country. The historic Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and the Birla Mandir are some of the historic places of Jaipur. Not to mention of the Jaipur’s street food, traditional Rajasthani fare – a weekender’s delight and all the shopping at the Babu’s market. Do not forget to bring back the typical blue pottery pieces from the fares and the delicious kachoris from the street vendors of the city. Also do not forget to savor and bring back the sweets from the Rawat Mishthan Bhandar from the city. Jaipur is just a 242 km drive from the city of Gurugram.