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Beat the heat with these 4 activities in Gurugram

Gurugram is a commercial hub with International businesses and corporate parks dotting the cityscapes. It is not out of the ordinary to find hotels in Gurugram fully booked the year-round. However, the days in the city are normally hot and humid and tend to tire you out. We list four things that can help you cool down after a hard day in the city.

Go Ice skating
What better way to beat the heat than to indulge in a bit of indoor ice-skating? Gurugram offers many venues where you can indulge in this fun activity. One of the famous venues is the Ambience mall, adjoining the hotel. Close by to the many 5 star hotels that dot the suburb, this ice skating rink is about 15000 sq. ft. and is the largest natural arena in India. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, there is something for everyone. They also offer group and solo training sessions for first-timers and those who want to learn skating. Also, look out for the various competitions that they organise, if you are a pro skater. They also host skating shows sometimes. When here, do not miss the excellent ice creams and sandwiches on offer.

Check out the light and sound show at the Red Fort
Attend the light and sound show that takes place at the Red Fort. The show starts sometime after 7 pm in the evening amidst the cool weather. The hour-long audio-visual show narrates the history of Delhi and the Red Fort. It explains how Shahjahan identified the site for the Red Fort and the good deeds of the emperor. The show also narrates how the Mughals lost to the Britishers. The Indian freedom struggle is explained through speeches of Chandrashekhar Azad and Gandhiji to the tunes of Vande Mataram and Sare Jahan Se Accha. The show ends with the speech of Nehru and singing of National Anthem. It is a perfect blend of the Indian culture, traditions and history that you must witness when in Gurugaram. You can ask your hotel in Gurugram to arrange for transport back to the hotel in case you get late.

Treat yourself to authentic North Indian food
Does the thought of food excite you? Treat yourself to authentic North Indian food at the various fine dining restaurants in the city. Diya- Simply INdiya is an awarded fine dining restaurant, located in The Leela Ambience Gurugram that serves PAN Indian cuisine. A relaxing and informal ambience make it the perfect place for a relaxed dinner with your friends or loved ones. Dig in the flavourful Dum Biryani and the kebabs and regional curries. Authentic recipes sourced from the kitchens of yesteryear are given a subtle twist by chefs who are masters in the culinary art. Wash it down with a wine of your choice or ask the sommeliers for suggestions on pairing your food with the perfect wine.

Oyster’s water park
Want to cool off? Head to the Oysters Beach Water Park. The Water Park in Gurgaon is known for the thrilling rides and the large pools. It has 15 different rides for people from all age groups - from waterslides and an artificial wave pool to a lazy river where you can laze around. Some of the most popular rides include the Thunderstorm, Typhoon and the Skyfall. The water resort has a wide variety of eateries as well. You can taste the cuisine of your choice at the food station serving South Indian, North Indian and Oriental delicacies or opt for a buffet at the restaurant. There is also a SPA in the resort run in partnership with VLCC that offers treatments ranging from a back massage to other relaxing therapies. You can take your family along for a day picnic at the Water Park. You can ask your hotel in Gurgaon to make the bookings and arrange for tickets to the waterpark.

Ensure that you make your bookings well in advance to avoid the last-minute rush. Also, look for deals on five star hotels in Gurugram to get more value for your money.