Gurugram or Gurgaon isn’t just about checking in into posh 5 star hotels and taking care of your professional and personal commitments in the city. Beyond the corporate life, the growing infrastructure and the luxurious five star hotels in Gurugram, there are several activities that you can explore, right from taking a walk through history to experiencing what nature has to offer. This article lists down some of the top things in Gurugram during your stay in the city.
Heritage Transport Museum
A visit to Gurugram isn’t complete without visiting India’s first transport museum. Taking its inspiration from similar establishments across the world the museum is a historical treat to the eyes for both automobile enthusiasts and regular tourists. The museum is spread out over an area of 90,000 square feet. It has an extensive collection of cars, boats, howdahs, bullock carts, and palanquins. The models on display will take you through the history of vehicles and transport. The older you are, the more you can appreciate the vintage scooters and rural Indian vehicles. The museum also houses a good collection of photos that showcase art related to aviation history, maritime, toys, and transportation, along with advertisements, photographs, and old stamps.
Kingdom of Dreams
No less than a spectacle in itself, the Kingdom of Dreams is a carnival that captures the essence of the entire nation with its unique shows and events. This venue is spread across acres of land and utilises technology beautifully to bring to life India’s art, culture, performing arts, cuisine, craft, and heritage.
Here are some of the top attractions at this hotspot:
- IIFA Buzz – A Bollywood-themed café
- Showshaa Theatre – An amazingly colourful drama marquee that spotlights the great Indian talent circus, a mock wedding show, and Indian mythology productions
- Culture Gully – An Elaborate boulevard of cuisines, arts & crafts, and culture put together under a sky dome
- Nautanki Mahal – A cinematic and theatrical musical
An ice-skating rink where you can spend some time with your friends and loved ones, it is located on the 6th floor of Ambience Mall. You may bring your own skates or hire a pair. The venue is spread across an area of 15,000 square feet and has private rooms and private Karaoke. It also hosts ladies nights or disco parties for some added fun to your ice-skating escapades.
Aravalli Biodiversity Park
As the name suggests, this park is a paradise that houses one lakh species of insects and reptiles, ninety types of butterflies, a hundred and ninety species of birds, and one thousand different types of plants. At this eco hub, you can spot porcupines, blue bulls, jackals, chameleons, snakes, monitor lizards, and other mammals and reptiles. Plant lovers can spend some quality time at medicinal plants conservators, the fernery, the butterfly garden and the orchard. You can spend your time cycling, taking a walk around the park, bird-watching or by participating in the hiking and cycling groups that meet at this park on the weekends. You can also participate in cultural activities if you’re visiting the park in winter or spring.
Spending all your time enjoying the facilities at five star hotels in Gurugram can be tempting. Judging from the list of activities mentioned above it’s safe to say that these activities will enrich your experiences in the city.