Monday, May 15, 2017
Some of the best experiences you can have when visiting a new city is by picking activities that go beyond the usual attractions. While the tourist-friendly places offer great entertainment, the off-beat locations can offer more cultural insights about a city than you can imagine.
While Gurgaon is known for its development as a metro city with a thriving tech industry, many overlook the more holistic experiences. Put aside the towering skyscrapers and fine-dining outlets to see the sedentary side of the city. When in Gurgaon, explore the beauty of nature and the significance of art and culture at these few places:
The Eco Adventure Aravalli Biodiversity Park
If you are a nature lover, visiting this popular weekend spot allows you to look at a 1000 different types of plants, 90 different kinds of butterflies, 190 species of birds and over 100,000 species of reptiles and insects. Some of the activities that you can indulge in here include cycling, going on walks, and even attending some of the many cultural activities that are organized during the spring and winter months.
Located near Kingdom of Dreams, Leisure Valley is one of the largest and most popular parks in Gurgaon. The park is enjoyed by locals as a picnic spot and regular jogging and exercising area. Take a day out of your itinerary and visit the garden for a leisurely stroll or a lovely picnic. If you are travelling with children, the park has a playground area which is perfect for keeping the little ones distracted. There is also a café on the premises if carrying a picnic basket proves to be infeasible. Unwinding in the evenings near the lit up, musical fountain is a pleasure in the summers.
The Museum of Folk and Tribal Art
If you are interested in exploring the finest collections of Indian tribal and folk art, then the Museum of Folk and Tribal Art is a great place to visit. The museum has displays of handicrafts from the various states of India, along with works of stone, iron, and wood. There is also a rare figurine of Lord Shiva with 200 heads from Karnataka that is worth seeing.
Make sure to coordinate with your hotels in Gurgaon for assistance in arranging for transport, tickets and other services based on your requirement during your stay here.