Basically an industrial town, Manesar is home to a number of factories. However, its lush greenery and laid back surroundings make Manesar a very popular weekend getaway from Delhi. Lying on Delhi-Jaipur Highway, it offers its visitors a smooth ride. Formerly the sleepy village of Manesar, is now a popular industrial area along with being a favourite vacation destination, dotted with a number of tourist attractions. You can visit the local market wherein you can get your hands on some amazing wooden handicraft items such as utensils, furniture, boxes, gift boxes, toys and more. A vacation in Manesar proves to be a relaxing one, away from the regular hustle-bustle of the city.
How to Reach Manesar from Delhi
Manesar is easily accessible from Delhi. This town is placed on Delhi-Jaipur highway on National Highway-8. Rent a private cab to go to Manesar. You can opt for state-run buses from Delhi to reach Manesar.
Attractions in Manesar
Damdama Lake : One of the most popular tourist attractions, Damdama lake is around 20 km from Gurgaon. Best visited during winters, this lake is nestled amidst soothing greenery and rugged hills. An adventure and picnic spot, tourists can indulge in boating, zorbing, and rock climbing here. You can spend some relaxed moments with your loved ones at the Damdama Lake.
Sohna: Placed at the foothills of Aravalis, the Sohan town is quite popular for its rustic feel and serene surrounding. When you visit, do not miss visiting the ancient, around 100-year old Shiva temple and popular hot water springs with medicinal properties. Every year, Shona becomes the venue of two famous fairs, Gangasnan in November and Teej Mela between of July and August.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary: Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit as it is a haven for bird watchers. Home to over 250 avifauna species, this bird sanctuary is best visited during winters, when a number of migratory birds come here. You can spot birds like Paddyfield Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Common Hoopoe, Little Cormorant, along with 11 migratory bird species including Blue-tailed Bee-Eater, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Blue cheeked Bee Eater, Black crowned Night Heron, Asian Koel etc.
Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Temple: Dedicated to the presiding deity of Sheetala Devi, Shri Mata Sheetala Devi is also known as Shakti Peeth. It is placed near a pond in one of the villages of Gurgaon, which is also the birthplace of Guru Dronacharya. This temple is flocked by devotees, mainly during Mondays of the month of Chaitra (March-April).
Amusement Parks: Tourists can also visit amusement parks like Aapno Ghar Amusement Park and Wet n Wild Water Park. Feel high adrenaline rush while enjoy a ride on different kinds of water rides; rain dance, great food etc. have a fun-filled time with your loved ones.