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Tourist Places in Gurgaon

Gurgaon has everything to offer, right from multiplex theatres; offering complete movie experience; to mega malls to satiate one’s obsessive compulsive disorder. There are humble thelawala selling their fares alongside the world famous golden arches of Mc Donald’s. Then there are clubs and bars for people who want to enjoy the nightlife of Gurgaon. For fitness freaks parks are galore, where one can go for early morning jogging or a leisurely evening stroll.

Where to Stay (in & around Gurgaon):
There are many options starting from budget hotels up to expensive five-star hotels. Taj group is also planning to come up with their Taj Ginger, their equivalent to low-cost airlines. Following are some of the hotels in Gurgaon: 1.Shama Tourist Complex: Inside Gurgaon City(0.5 km from Bus Stand) 2.Vatika Garden Retreat: Village Karanki (Sohna-Balabhgarh Road, Gurgaon) 3.The Plaza Solitaire: Delhi-Gurgaon Road, Sector-14, Gurgaon 4.The Bristol Hotel( 5 *): Adajacent to DLF Qutab Enclave Phase-I, Gurgaon 5.Sohna Tourist Complex: About 25 km from Gurgaon 6.Saras Tourist Complex: (Damdama Lake), About 20 km from Gurgaon 7.The Radisson Hotel(5 *):Near Mahipalpur on Delhi-Gurgaon Road Beside these, some guest houses, lodges (near bus stand) and some Dharamshalas are also situated in the city.

Places of Interest in Gurgaon.

Dhankot :
It lies 11 km west of Gurgaon on Gurgaon - Farrukhnagar Road. Tradition has it that milk was supplied from this place to Guru Dronacharya and his pupils at Gurugram (Gurgaon). It is also identified as Thullkottiha ( of the Buddhist literature) and was visited by Lord Buddha.

Saiyad :
It lies 3 km west of Gurgaon on Gurgaon Dharampur Road. Traditionally, the site is believed to be the residential place of Guru Dronacharya and his pupils. The site has yielded Painted Grey Ware and late medieval remains.

Ata :
It is situated 5 kms east of Sohna on Sohna Hathin Road. It had been an important center of art and architecture in the time of Gurjara-Pratiharas. Two beautiful ../images/homepage, one representing Uma Maheshvara seated on Nandi of early medieval period, and another representing Adinath of medieval period.

Malab :
Situated 5 km south of Nuh on Gurgaon Alwar Road, the village boasts of one of the highest mounds in the region. A coin of Kanishka, some coins of Kushanas and a number of coins of Muslim rulers have been found at the site.

Sanghel :
It is situated 13 km east south of Nuh on Nuh Hodal Road. It has yielded Painted Grey Ware, early historic wares and late medieval remains.

Ujina :
It lies 10 km east of Nuh on Nuh Hodal Road. The village is known for its lake. The mound has yielded Painted Grey Ware and early historic wares. The stone sculptures located at the site represent Varaha and Narsimha of medieval period, and Lakshmi of late medieval period.

Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary:
Ten Km from Gurgaon and 42 km from Delhi, the place is a heaven for bird lovers. It is a find of Peter Jackson, the world famous authority ornithologist. It was opened for tourists on 6th Feb. 1972. To this lonely and lovely retreat, flock the migrant birds from Europe and Siberia. These birds come here with the onset of winter and return when their colder homes have warmed up. Camping equipment like beds, Chairs, central tables, lights, stoves etc are available at the site, on hire at reasonable rates. To facilitate bird watching, there are observation hides and watch tower.

Sohna Sulphur Springs and Tourist Complex :
The tiny town with pretty name, Sohna is credited with sulphur springs. This is situated in the heart of the town by the side of a perpendicular rock and is approachable only by foot through narrow lanes which are inaccessible to vehicles. The water is strongly sulphurous and its temperature varies from 46° C to 51.7C. ° The present site of main kund, called Shiv Kund, is believed to have been the abode of hermits during ancient times. The hot water is believed to have curative effect for skin infections and diseases like gout and rheumatism. Hindus consider the tank sacred and come for a dip in its water on solar/lunar eclipse and Somavati Amavasya. The complex is studded with an extravagance of colourful flowers, trees and shrubs. Its vast landscape, with peacocks strutting about, grips one with all its beauty and splendor. Sohna by night becomes a wonderland of lights, simply bewitching.

Shama Tourist Complex, Gurgaon:
Named after the Indian popular bird, the Shama Tourist Complex at Gurgaon is located in the heart of the town. It is about 0.5 km away from Gurgaon Bus stand and near to General Hospital of Gurgaon. It has become a favourite motoring stop over a journey to Jaipur side, as it is about 1 km away from Delhi - Jaipur National Highway.

Gurgaon Skyline:
Too much water has flown down the bridge after DLF started the big bang of construction boom in Gurgaon several years ago. Gurgaon can be clearly divided into two distinct worlds. The older areas of Gurgaon adjacent to Sadar Bazar still give a feeling of bustling market full of dusty alleys. During night they give resemblance to Van Gogh’s famous painting, “The Potato Eaters”. Newer areas of Gurgaon have altogether different feel. Especially during night, the skyline with glittering malls and speeding cars whizzing past the newly built expressway, can compete with best cities in the world.

Food in Gurgaon:
Gurgaon can offer platter suited to every taste and pocket. One can get the ubiquitous thelawala and the premium multi cuisine restaurant on the same side of the road. There are world famous fast food outlets like Mc Donald’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, KFC and Subway. Apart from them there are roadside dhabas and chat vendors along with mid-range to upmarket restaurants.

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