One of the cities in the Northern Indian that is soon becoming popular is Gurgaon. Right from touristy destinations to historical places to luxury hotels, Gurgaon has it all. When it comes to weekend getaways, the city has its merits. These weekend getaways are apt for those who wish to skip the chaos of urban life and unwind. So, if you are planning for a mini-vacation away from the city, there are a host of destinations in and around Gurgaon. You can visit these places without traveling too far or burning a hole in your pocket.
Located at the Delhi-Alwar Highway, Sohna is a municipal district of Gurgaon. The name “Sohna” is derived from the metal “Sona” (gold). It refers to the gold dust that blows in the area after heavy rainfall. Sohna sits gracefully that the hilly terrain of north India surrounds the foot of the Aravalli hills and in recent years, Sohna has emerged as a popular tourist destination. This tourist attraction also features the famous medicinal water spring, Shiva temple, and Damdama lake. The Ruins of Kamboj, hot water springs called Shiv Kund, Gora Barak Mosque, and many more, are at proximity to this destination.
Sohna is also famous for the annual vintage car rally that takes place annually in February. Some of the classic cars exhibited here include Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, and Austin. The rally is organized to acknowledge and appreciate the car owners based on maintaining the performance, maintenance, and restoration of these vintage cars. This event has always seen an increasing footfall each year. With a significant number of tourists rolling in each year, Sohna also features some of the most comfortable accommodation options, including few of the celebrated luxury hotels in Gurgaon.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
If you have kids with you, then the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a place you ought to visit with your family. Apart from being a fantastic escape, this place has a lot to offer, especially if you are a nature lover and birding enthusiast. The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is home to numerous migratory birds. This place is an excellent spot witnessing various species of birds from Europe, Siberia, and Central Asia. Currently, the sanctuary holds a stunning 250 species of birds during the peak season i.e., September and the winters. You can easily make a day-trip to this sanctuary and be back in the city. However, if you wish to stay around the sanctuary, you can check out some of the luxury hotels in Gurgaon around this area.
Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Park
The Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity and Botanical Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions. This park gives you a break from the pollution, concrete, and hustle-bustle of the city. With the emergence of corporate parks, hotels, and residential complexes, the city has seen its green belts disappear. Which makes this park an even more attractive destination in the city. Other attractions at this park include:
• Assorted plants section
• Jogger’s park
• Birdwatching section