Cultural Heritage

Sightseeing

Gurugram is also close to many other top-notch destinations like Delhi (35 kilometres), Agra (197 kilometres), Jaipur (233 kilometres) and Chandigarh (288 kilometres), thus adding several options for places for tourists to visit in and around the city for quick or relaxed weekend getaways. While the famed Qutub Minar is a little over 20 kilometres, other famous local attractions in the city include Shiv Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Sheetala Devi Temple, Sohna and the Damdama Lake. Nature lovers might want to visit the closely located Sultanpur Lake, Asola Wildlife Sanctuary and Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. 


Retail therapy is another recreational feature of Gurgaon. The hotel is part of one of the biggest malls of Gurgaon—the Ambience Mall—as well as home to about 40 other shopping and luxury malls. Some of the must-visits in Gurgaon—one of the richest and fastest-growing satellite cities in India—are the Kingdom of Dreams and the gourmand delights in restaurants and bars at the Cyber Hub.


For traveling on your own, you may opt to take the economical intercity mini-buses or auto rickshaws and taxis, which are all quite easily available. Nevertheless, The Leela Ambience Gurgaon can arrange for a very authentic local experience too. Avail of the hotel’s luxury sedans to travel around the city in extra comfort.

Landmarks and Cuisine

Art and Culture

The vibrant city is known for its multilingual culture, something that is validated in the number of festivals celebrated here—Diwali, Dusshera, Holi, Shivratri, Christmas and Eid, to name a few.

 

The city also gets many concerts at the Leisure Valley, which is near the Huda City metro. An important cultural hub here is Epicentre, also known as the conventions destination of Gurgaon. Epicentre curates works of more than 100 artists from all over India. Other popular art galleries include Devi Art Foundation, India International Arts, Planet Arts, Art Experience and Vibrant Hues.

 

Another highlight here is the one-of-its-kind Kingdom of Dreams, a venue for theatre and musicals, and its hugely popular show Zangoora, The Gypsy Prince.

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Cuisine

Gurugram, quite like cousin Delhi, is a foodie’s paradise, be it about the street-food or a multi-course menu at fine-dining restaurants across the city. An intrinsic aspect that stands out about the city is the variety of cuisines available in this city, ranging from South Indian, Parsi, Punjabi and some fabulous, authentic fare from North-East India. Eateries, luxury or otherwise, also serve up cuisine choices that extend to Japanese, Italian and Continental.


The Cyber Hub is a new food connoisseurs’ delight, with 80 restaurants and bars in the area.


The renowned chefs at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon also create some excellent gastronomical treats from all over the world. Whether it is authentic and famous street foods in the city or the global cuisines that are most popular in Gurgaon, you may request our chefs to make it for you. Multi-award winning restaurants include the multi-cuisine, all-day dining Spectra, Italian restaurant Zanotta, restaurant serving North Indian delights, Diya, and the whisky bar Rubicon.

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City Information

Located 30 kilometres from Central Delhi, Gurugram has the highest number of professionals, per square inch in India. With the recent spurt in business activities, the ‘Millennium City’ has attracted many luxury and five star hotels to start operations.


The city experiences four distinct seasons—spring (early February to end March), summer (early April to mid-October), autumn (late October to early November) and winter (mid-November to January). Temperatures vary between 7°C min. and 15°C, max. in winters, and between 25°C, min. and 46°C, max. in summers. Monsoons set in between July and September.


Travellers to the city are advised to wear light, cotton clothes for summers and woollens for the peak of winter—December and January.

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