A lavish socialising centre that revolves around food. Whether it’s for a party, dinner, or just to unwind with friends in a game parlour, Cyber Hub is the place! It is where most action happens in Gurgaon. With a plethora of cosy cafes, restaurants and pubs featured here, right by one of the city’s corporate centres, it is also a favourite amongst officer-goers. During Christmas and New Year’s eve, Cyber Hub where most of the people can be seen partying.
Food options range from the desi Indian cuisine to exotic and continental, while the three-storeyed social centre is buzzing with food aficionados. Explore food joints like The Beer Cafe, Soi 7 Pub & Brewery, The Wine Company, Nando’s, Kebab Express, The Red Mango and more, with tantalising delicacies.
Timing: Open 24 hours
Location: Basement Street Number 1 BMS Office, DLF Phase 2, Gurugram, Haryana 122002.
Kingdom of Dreams
Stretching across several acres of land, the Kingdom of Dreams is one of the most iconic places to visit in Gurgaon. The many nuances in the culture, heritage, cuisines and art forms of India fuse into a beautiful form of entertainment and leisure. The Nautanki Mahal hosts several theatrical events and musicals, which are as interesting as they are informative.
The Culture Gallery is a museum of the varied culture, arts and crafts, and eateries that thrive in India. The Showshaa Theatre is a drama hall highlighting the best of Indian mythology productions, a talent circus and a model wedding show! The iifa Buzz is a Bollywood themed cafe, a treat for movie buffs.
Entry Fees: INR 599 per head on weekdays; INR 699 per head on weekends.
Timing: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Auditorium Complex Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram, Haryana 122001.
Damdama lake, sprawled across an area of 3,000 acres, is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana. Tucked away within the bounds of Sohna district, the lake sits around 45 km away from Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan. Resting under the watchful gaze of the Aravalli Hills, the lake is ideal for day tours, hikes and boating activities.
While boating is one of the top attractions here, if you’re a rock climbing enthusiast, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The challenging terrain of the hills promises to give you a rush. Other adventure activities to dive into are hot air ballooning, parasailing, cycling and camping. It is one of the best tourist places in Gurgaon, in addition to being a popular picnic spot/weekend getaway.
Timing: 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Location: Damdama Lake, Delhi Alwar Highway, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001.
Ambience Mall is one of the most happening places to visit in Gurgaon, appealing to people of all age groups. Whether it’s weekend shopping, treating yourself to mouth-watering delicacies, hitting the big screen, hosting a social event, or even gaming, Ambience Mall caters to all your whims and interests.
During weekends, you can find the mall brimming with people, and the parking lots full. Bringing some of the most elite and luxurious brands under one roof, the mall is essentially a one-stop destination for shopping. Spanning several acres of land, the splendour and services offered here have set the mall a class apart.
Timing: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: NH 8, Ambience Island, Gurugram, Haryana 122002.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
One of the most popular weekend getaways near Gurgaon, New Delhi, Noida, and Faridabad, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located about 40 km away from the landmark Dhaula Kuan in Delhi. A favourite amongst hikers, nature lovers and bird watching enthusiasts, the bird sanctuary has been declared a National Park by the state government. While the landscape and natural beauty of the park are incredible, there are measures being taken in order to ensure better sustainability and vegetation.
Dotted with lofty trees, the park is home to birds like Acacia Tortilis, Beris, Acacia Nilotica, Neem and more. One can choose from any of the four towers stationed inside the park, meant to make bird watching easier. The park is also equipped with clean and functioning bathrooms, while clean drinking water facility is also available.
Entry Fees: INR 5 per head.
Timing: 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Location: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Road, Sultanpur, Gurugram, Haryana 122006.
Fun N Food Village
The Fun N Food Village in Gurgaon is one of the most thrilling places to visit. Affiliated with the World Water Park Association of the USA, the Village encompasses the largest range of water rides and activities in India. The 800 ft. long Lazy River is perfect for those looking for a place to chill and unwind. The river also features a lovely refreshment counter.
For the more adventurous souls, there are more than enough rides to hop on! The classic Wave Pool is arguably a favourite amongst visitors. If the world of aqua adventures fascinates you, there’s no better place than the Fun N Food Village to indulge in it!
Entry Fees: INR 1000 per adult; INR 300 per child (charges excl. of GST)
Timing: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Location: Old Delhi Gurgaon Rd, Kapashera, New Delhi, Delhi 110097.
Celebrated for some of the most delicious Parathas in Gurgaon, Murthal sits on the National Highway 1, bridging Amritsar and Delhi. Located in the Sonepat district of Haryana, Murthal is well on its way to becoming the Paratha hub of India. Born as a dhaba/food junction catering to truck drivers, Murthal saw a drastic hike in popularity, owing to the exquisite parathas.
Carrying a line of over 50 dhabas, each one is applauded for its speciality. Piping hot parathas slathered with homemade white butter and a cup of steaming chai - Murthal is a must-visit destination for foodies.
Timing: Open 24 hours
Location: Sohna Road Opposite Omaxe Mall CD Chowk, Sector 48, Gurugram, Haryana 122001.
Farrukh Nagar Fort
Built in the year 1732 by the Mughal emperor Faujdar Khan, the Farrukhnagar fort is the quintessential Mughal structure, adorned by various designs dating back to the said era. Featuring an octagonal shape, the fort is also home to one of the most distinguished bastions in the country. The fort was in ruins up until 2009, when some reconstruction was done to it by INTACH.
Dubbed as the Dilli Darwaza, the fort is believed to have been home to over 4,000 people! One of the most popular tourist places in Gurgaon, a visit to the Farrukhnagar Fort is almost obligatory for patrons of architecture and designs.
Timing: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Location: Farukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana 122506.
Mata Sheetala Devi Temple
Installed as a tribute to Kripi, the wife of Dronacharya, the Sheetla Mata temple is one of the most culturally rich places to visit in Gurgaon. She was believed to be a dedicated healer who devoted herself to the service of ill children, those suffering from smallpox, in specific.
This earned her the title of Mata i.e. mother, as she was affectionately called by the villagers. Dating back to the 18th century, the temple was built by Jawahar Singh of Bharatpur. It was built as a sign of his victory over the Mughals, a blessing that he sought from Mata Sheetla.
Entry Fees: No entry fee.
Timing: 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Location: Sheetla Mata Rd, Masani Village, Sector 6, Gurugram, Haryana 122001.
When it comes to the party and social gatherings in Gurgaon, you’re spoilt for choice. Over the past few years, Gurgaon has experienced a massive boom of breweries and microbreweries. Carrying an extensive range of beers from all over, it is safe to say that Delhi takes the cake when it comes to breweries. Amidst the thousands of cafes and restaurants lining the streets of Gurgaon, there are a few breweries that really stand out.
Manhattan Bar Exchange & Brewery, Soi 7 Pub & Brewery, Open Tap, Prankster, Bronx Bar Exchange, Ministry of Beer and Warehouse Cafe are just a few names to look out for. Each brewery has something to boast about, even besides the uniqueness of beer flavours!
Presenting a platter of various refreshing activities and opportunities for relaxing and mingling, Aapno Ghar is an ethno-modern resort that has been making the trail for 35 years, since its inception. Featuring a verdant amusement park, exciting water rides, tantalising delicacies, bar and party lawns, the resort is one of the most luxurious stay options in Gurgaon.
Carrying 65 well-furnished and exquisitely designed rooms, Aapno Ghar is an ideal pick for a family holiday. In addition to the rich infrastructure and well-maintained rooms, the resort prides itself on impeccable services. Enjoy musical events, puppet shows and more while the in-house restaurant and bar cater to your needs.
Entry fee: 400/person for the amusement park, 800/person for Water Park and 1,000/person Combo Entry
Location: Sector 77, Gurugram, Haryana 122004.
Timings:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
A quaint little village thriving in Gurgaon, Manesar is paving its way towards becoming one of the fastest growing industrial hubs of India. Being very close to Delhi, the Manesar is also seeing a growth of educations centres along with institutes of national importance. Located at a distance of around 32 km from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, Manesar is buzzing with entertainment hubs and other interesting places to visit.
Camp Mustang and Flyboy Air Safari are ideal for the more adventurous ones, while the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary has captivated the fascination of nature lover for years now. The sleepy little town of Manesar will leave a mark on you with the rustic feel clubbed with modern facilities and natural beauty.
Location: 19kms from Gurgaon.
Known as South Gurugram, Sohna is a quiet city housed in the Gurgaon district of Haryana. Besides being one of the most happening places to visit in Gurgaon, Sohna is also a common name amongst weekend travellers.
Marked for its medicinal hot springs and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the name Sohna is a derived from ‘Sona’ or ‘gold’, a reference to the gold dust found in the sands after heavy monsoons.
Location: 24.5km from Gurgaon.
Leisure Valley Park
One of the most underrated tourist places in Gurgaon, the Leisure Valley Park is tucked away in Gurgaon, sector 29. Housing a classic jogging track, garden, sandpit and swings/play area for kids, the park sees a lot of footfall during weekends. The garden carries a quiet little cafe to chill in.
A handful of musical fountains line the garden pathways, along with a fragrant rose garden, splattered with various floral colours. The Leisure Valley Park is popular amongst kids and youngsters alike and is always bustling with people.
Timing: 05:00 AM to 09:00 PM everyday
Location: 287, NH 8, Sector 29, Gurugram, Haryana 122021.
Another refreshing getaway near Delhi, Lohagarh Farms is a beautiful retreat within the laps of nature, surrounded by Indian culture and heritage. Aimed at making guests relive their childhood days - reckless, innocent and fun - the farm is a tireless effort to reconnect with oneself. Featuring numerous games that demand no special equipment but your loved ones. Famous amongst families, the farm is ideal for kids and adults alike.
It takes you a few steps deeper into your cultural roots. It is essentially a walk down the memory lane, laced with nuances of our rich culture. Enjoy the live folk music and dance forms in the evening, and retire to the warmth of a crackling warmth of a bonfire as stories are shared.
Timing: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Location: Sohna Road, Gairatpur Baas, Near Badshahpur, Gurugram, Haryana 122101.
Aravalli Biodiversity Park
One of the most refreshing places to visit in Gurgaon, the Aravalli Biodiversity Park spans 692 acres of verdant greenery. Transforming barren land into a beautiful and sustainable ecosystem, the biodiversity park was founded in the year 2005. Home to over 20 species of trees, 190 avian species and 1000 species of plants, the park is as close as you can get to a wildlife sanctuary without leaving the Delhi boundary.
It also contributes considerably to cutting down the state’s carbon dioxide content and pumping fresh oxygen into the atmosphere. The rustic bat cave, nursery and butterfly garden render it ideal for nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts.
Entry Fees: No entry fee.
Timing: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM everyday
Location: Vasant Kunj Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110037.
Heritage Transport Museum
India’s first extensive transport museum, the Heritage Transport Museum is a specialised zone that caters to transport and automobile enthusiasts, engaging them in an interactive learning session. Covering an area of over 90,000 square feet, spread across four storeys, the museum features a couple of exhibition galleries, library and knowledge centre, mini auditorium, gift shop, conference rooms, and a restaurant.
It was conceived merely for the purpose of recording, showcasing and distributing information related to transportation, and is one of its kind in India.
Entry Fees: INR 400 per person
Timing: 10:00 AM to 07:00 pm every day, except Mondays.
Location: Bilaspur - Taoru Road (Major District Road 132), Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru, Gurgaon, Haryana 122105.
Museum of Folk and Tribal Art
A cultural gem concealed within the bounds of Gurgaon, the Museum of Folk and Tribal Arts aims for the preservation and nurturing of India’s folk and tribal artworks. Founded by Mr K.C. Aryan, a celebrated art historian, writer, sculptor and painter, the museum is his legacy for future generations.
Albeit one of the lesser explored tourist places in Gurgaon, it is a must-visit for patrons of culture and heritage. The museum exhibits bronze sculptures, tribal paintings, metal crafts, terracottas, wood crafts and books.
Timing: 10:00 AM to 05:15 PM
Location: Urban Estate, House No. 2009, Sector 4, Gurugram, Haryana 122006.
Inaugurated in 2012, SMAAASH is one of the most popular entertainment/gaming hubs of India, suitable for all ages. Carrying a commendable fusion of music, gaming, virtual reality and dining, it is also a renowned entity in the world of virtual simulation technology. Fusing latest technology with gamification, SMAAASH literally brings your wildest adventure fantasies to life.
Ranging from bike racing and go-karting games to cricket, Walk the Plane, Cockpit 360, and a one-of-its-kind twilight bowling zone, SMAAASH brings you an opportunity to savour up the world if gaming like never before.
Entry Fees: Games start at INR 250 per person.
Timing: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Ground floor, Building No. 8, DLF Cyber Hub, Cyber City, Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurgaon 122002.
SkyJumper Trampoline Park
A name that has always been associated with trampolines, SkyJumper was the pioneer in the world of trampolines and trampoline parks in India. While ensuring you uninterrupted moments of fun, fitness and thrill, SkyJumper prioritises safety and over everything.
Ideal for age groups above 3, the place also caters to the requirements of people across all fitness levels. In addition to hosting regular trampoline fitness and gymnastics coaching lessons, SkyJumper is also a common pick for birthday parties, social gatherings and event corporate events.
Entry Fees: INR 350 for 30 minutes.
Timing: 11:30 AM to 09:00 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
11:30 AM to 11:00 PM (Friday)
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Saturday)
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Sunday)
Location: ILD Trade Centre, Sohna Road, Sector-47, Gurugram, Haryana 122018.