Gurgaon (or Gurugram), situated in the North Indian state of Haryana, is one of the four major satellite cities of NCR (National Capital Region) besides Delhi, Noida, and Faridabad. Home to offices of numerous MNCs, the city has emerged as the hub of IT and several other modern businesses. Gurugram tourism is ideal all year round as it's always bustling with fun and exploration, but summers can be avoided because of the intense heat. Come on a tour to Gurugram to have an unforgettable experience exploring this high-tech city.
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A tour to Gurugram is perfect for tourists who love urban travel experiences involving clubs, shopping centers, malls, cafes, and the like. Nature lovers can also have the best time at places like Leisure Valley Park, Tau Devi Lal Bio Diversity Park, etc. People who look for cultural experiences can visit popular places like the Vintage Car Museum, the Museum of Folk and Tribal Art, etc. Overall, the city is packed with a range of possible experiences for an amazing trip, to say the least.
Why Visit Gurugram?
Located on the outskirts of Delhi but can easily match its vibe in glamor and fun, Gurugram is in itself an extraordinary place to visit for tourists. The cyber city is, in fact, the center of everything cool. From the best malls like Ambience Mall and Dlf City Centre for a satisfying shopping experience to some of the best clubs like 4U Club and Club 18, Gurugram is the urban city at best.
Languages Spoken in Gurugram
Common languages spoken in Gurugram are Hindi, Haryanvi, Punjabi, Bengali, and Bhojpuri.
Where is it located?
Located in the state of Haryana, the city of Gurugram lies near the Delhi-Haryana border, about 30 km southwest of the national capital of New Delhi.
Places to Visit in Gurugram
Besides the popularly known malls and clubs (details below), the city of Gurugram also has other amazing places to visit. Following are some of the famous tourist attractions in Gurugram, which you can visit while on tour to Gurugram:
- Mata Sheetala Devi Temple - culturally and spiritual richness
- Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - home to hundreds of migratory birds species
- Damdama Lake: for boating, hovercraft, and a camping site
- Fun N Food Village - the largest range of water rides
- Murthal - for the most delicious parathas in Gurugram
- Farrukh Nagar Fort - quintessential Mughal structure
Also, witness the various events and festivals in Gurugram, including the annual Sohna Car Rally and the Surajkund Crafts Mela in February and the annual Kartik Cultural Festival in November.
Things to do Gurugram
There is a range of things you can do if you are visiting Gurugram. Besides being a hub of shopping malls, cafes, and clubs, Gurugram also provides tourists with many fun activities. Some are listed below:
- Visit the railway-themed garden, Neverenuf
- Watch a live show at Kingdom Of Dreams (KOD)
- Visit the unique Vintage Car Museum
- Try thrilling water rides at the Oysters Beach Water Park
- Experience the tribal culture at the Museum of Folk and Tribal Art
- Go for walking and jogging trails at Tau Devi Lal Bio Diversity Park
Tourist Attractions in Gurgaon:
Following are some of the famous tourist attractions in Gurgaon, which you can visit while on a tour to Gurgaon -
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary:- Founded by Dr. Salim Ali, this sanctuary is positioned 20 km away from Gurgaon. It is home to hundreds of species of migratory birds like darters, egrets, shovellers, gadwell and geese and resident birds such as teals, kingfishers, lapwings, sandpipers and demoiselle cranes. The sanctuary is decked with a museum, hideouts, watchtowers, guest rooms, family cottages, restaurant and bar.
Damdama Lake Gurgaon:- This tranquil lake provides tourist facilities including boating, adventure activities, hovercraft, lawns, camping site, conference hall, restaurant, bar, and motel wing.
Karna Lake :- Situated on National Highway 1 near Karnal, the artificial Karna Lake is named after Karna - a protagonist of the epic Mahabharatha. Well-appointed guest rooms and a state-of-the-art conference hall add attraction to the place.
Kurukshetra :- The land where the Bhagwad Gita originated, Kurukshetra has several tourist places like Brahma Sarovar, Narkatari Temple, Banganga, Nab hi Kamal, Gurudwara Rajghat, Kurukshetra Library, and the Crocodile Sanctuary.
Best time to visit Gurugram
You can come on a tour to Gurugram in India using the following means of transport -
By Air: The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, located 10 km away.
By Rail: The Gurugram Railway Station, one of the oldest railheads situated on the Delhi-Rewari-Jaipur railway line route, is situated 3 km away from the main city region.
By Road: Buses available at the General Bus Stand Gurugram connect you to different parts of North India like Chandigarh, Shimla, Agra, etc.
Where to eat in Gurugram
Gurugram is no less than a foodie paradise with amazing restaurants and eateries in the city. If you are headed to Gurugram, you got to check out these to satisfy your hunger pangs:
- Cafe NH8
- Thai Pavilion
- Viva All Day Dining
- Aravali Pavilion
- Oishii Wok
Nightlife in Gurugram
The entire NCR, including Gurugram, is known for its amazing nightlife. Thus, you cannot come to Gurugram and not check out these top places (cafes, bars, clubs) for an amazing nightlife experience:
- Vapour Bar Exchange
- 4U Club
- Club 18
- Manhattan Brewery & Bar Exchange
- Warehouse Cafe
- Molecule Air Bar
- Ministry Of Beer
- Soi 7 Pub and Brewery
- Agent Jack's Bidding Bar
- 7 Degree Brauhaus
Shopping in Gurugram
Gurugram is a prime location for shopaholics. Markets and malls are always bustling with shoppers, especially during the weekends. Popular shopping sites in Gurugram are as follows:
- Ambience Mall
- MGF Metropolitan, Gurugram
- DLF City Center
- Gurugram Central
- Arjun Marg Market
- Galleria Market
- Sadar Bazaar
- Qutub Plaza
- Sector 14 Market
Travel Tips in Gurugram
- Using the metro and shuttle are economical ways of transport in Gurugram. Use them when you can.
- Given there are many restaurants and cafes, do a little google search to find the right one close to or at your desired location.
- Do not drive in the wrong lanes or jump red lights, as you may have to pay a hefty fine otherwise. Always follow traffic rules.
- If you are here for an extended stay, try to explore other nearby popular satellite cities of NCR - Delhi, Faridabad, and Noida - all close to Gurugram and can easily be commuted to.
If you are about to travel to Gurgaon in the near future, Indian Holiday can help you plan your trip. For a tour to Gurgaon, just get in touch with us for the tour booking, tour packages and more travel information. Moreover, we offer prices that are among the best you can come across during your travel to India.