15 Best Things To Do In Gurgaon, India - Updated 2021

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Gurugram, or Gurgaon, is famous for its theatrical shows and also known as the Kingdom of Dreams. It is also a hub for finance and technology and has many museums and temples as its main attractions. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Gurgaon, India.

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1. Appu Ghar

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Posted by Appu ghar - Gurgaon on Friday, September 5, 2014

If there’s one place you have to pick for a fun weekend getaway in Gurgaon, let it be Appu Ghar. It is a beach-themed water park that boasts over 10 water rides, banquet facilities, and several restaurants and food courts. The park was opened to the public in 2014 and was named after a Delhi amusement park of the same name that permanently closed in 2008. Some say that one the best rides here is Sky Fall which is a 96-ft (29-m) free-fall drop.

Appu Ghar

Address: Appu Ghar Marg, Behind Huda City Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram, Haryana 122009, India

Website: Appu Ghar

Opening hours: Sat - Mon: 10am - 7pm; Tue - Fri: 11am - 7pm

2. Museo Camera, Centre for the Photographic Arts

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Posted by Museo camera. Centre for the Photographic Arts on Friday, July 30, 2021

Photos really are the best when it comes to preserving memories. Museo Camera Centre for the Photographic Arts is the place to be especially if you’re into photography. This contemporary museum specializes in the intricate art of photography and has a display of antique cameras that will leave you in awe of how much this industry has evolved into what it is today. The spaces included at this non-profit museum are the workshop rooms, studios, dark rooms, permanent collections, and exhibition galleries.

Museo Camera, Centre for the Photographic Arts

Address: Shri Ganesh Mandir Marg, DLF Phase IV, Sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India

Website: Museo Camera, Centre for the Photographic Arts

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 7pm (closed on Mon)

3. Pandupol Hanuman Mandir Gurugram

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Haryana is home to quite a lot of beautiful temples, one of them being Pandupol Hanuman Mandir Gurugram. This Hindu temple is open for visit in the morning until lunchtime and reopens in the evening until 8pm. It is reported to be a replica of the Pandupol Temple in Alwar, Rajasthan. This temple may be in a busy area of Gurgaon but it maintains peace inside. If you are fond of visiting temples, this is a place you should add to your itinerary.

Pandupol Hanuman Mandir Gurugram

Address: Jharsa Rd, Fountain Chowk, Police Lines, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India

Opening hours: 6am - 11:30am, 5:30pm - 8pm (daily)

4. The Hidden Hour Gurugram - Mystery Escape Rooms

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Posted by The Hidden Hour on Monday, October 28, 2019

You are most likely to go home with smiles, shock, and adrenaline rush after spending time at The Hidden Hour Gurugram - Mystery Escape Rooms. This escape room center is a nerve-wracking experience that you won’t ever forget. The rules are simple: escape in 60 minutes or lose! Clues will be provided and it is all up to you whether or not you’ll come out unscathed! The Hidden Hour also features online mystery games where you can play anytime, anywhere!

The Hidden Hour Gurugram - Mystery Escape Rooms

Address: 2nd Floor, Shop No. 50, MGF Metropolis Mall, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India

Website: The Hidden Hour Gurugram - Mystery Escape Rooms

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 9pm

5. SMAAASH Gurugram

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Posted by Smaaash Cyberhub Gurgaon on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

One of the best places for family fun and entertainment in Gurgaon is Smaaash. This amusement center features an upscale bowling alley, several sports facilities, a cricket center, and many other games. Smaaash aims to make entertainment, sports, and dining into a smooth, immersive experience. There’s also a restaurant on-site ready to fill you up with good eats. Closing at 11:30pm every day, this attraction is the perfect late-night activity, so if you’re looking for some good fun at night, come check out this place!

SMAAASH Gurugram

Address: Gr Flr, Bldg No 8, DLF Cyber Hub Cyber City, near Induslnd Bank Rapid Metro Station, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India

Website: SMAAASH Gurugram

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 11:30pm (daily)

6. The Heritage Transport Museum

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The Heritage Transport Museum is about 35 km (21.7 miles) away from Gurgaon and it is India’s first transport museum. It was inspired by similar places in London and Los Angeles and promises to attract everyone, not only those interested in automobiles, but the common man! The museum is spread over a vast area of 90,000 square feet (8361.3 square meters) and you can find a huge collection of cars, both pre-modern and modern, including palanquins, bullock carts, howdahs, and boats.

People love the rural Indian vehicles and vintage Indian scotters here, as well as the restored railway saloon, from the 1930s. A good collection of photos that showcase art on the theme of transportation, toys, maritime and aviation history, along with old stamps, photographs and advertisements.

Heritage Transport Museum

Address: Bilaspur - Taoru Road (Major District Road 132), Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru, Gurgaon

Website: Heritage Transport Museum

7. Kingdom of Dreams

Kingdom of Dreams
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The Kingdom of Dreams is one of the best places to visit in Gurgaon. Located near some rooftop restaurants in Sector 29, the Kingdom of Dreams is India’s first live entertainment zone, offering a leisure destination and a theater, that creates an unforgettable experience like you have never seen. It brings you to a different level of the rich cultural heritage of India, with its many events and performances. The Kingdom of Dreams covers almost 6 acres (2.4 hectares) and it is associated with many Bollywood stars, making it known as the place where “Bollywood meets Broadway” and it aims to keep the culture of India alive, through drama and music.

Kingdom of Dreams

Address: Auditorium Complex, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram

Website: Kingdom of Dreams

8. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Sarus Cranes
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Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a very famous weekend place and is named as a National Park by the Haryana Government. This bird sanctuary is ideal for bird watchers and the best time to visit is during the winter, when a large number of migratory birds, stop here. Approximately 250 species of birds are found at this sanctuary, including the paddyfield pipit, Eurasian Thick-knee, red-wattled lapwing, the weaver bird and much, much more. You can visit the sanctuary for a picnic and also find restaurants and some hotels with hot tubs nearby.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Address: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Road, Sultanpur, Gurugram

Website: Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

9. Damdama Lake

Haryana Tourism restaurant on Damdama Lake
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Damdama Lake is an ideal place for relaxing and indulging yourself in a couple of activities. The atmosphere and the purity of the water will help you to refresh yourself. You can book the resort nearby the lake and get here early, to enjoy every activity, along with the resort’s amenities. Activities include a rope bridge and ladder and archery. After lunch, you can also try out the running bungee, a paintball battle, zorbing and much more.

Damdama Lake

Address: Delhi - Alwar Highway, Gurgaon

Website: Damdama Lake

10. MGF Mall

MGF Metropolitan
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The MGF Mall is located just next to the MG Road metro station and so it is easily accessible. It has a good variety of fashion brands, along with some fine, delicious food. If you just want to relax and don’t feel like walking around, you can check out a movie at this mall. You can also definitely find some good clothes, here.

MGF Mall

Address: MG Road, Heritage City, Sector 25, Gurugram, Haryana 122002

11. Ambience Mall

Mango atrium at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
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Generally, most larger buildings in Gurgaon are offices or serviced apartment buildings. But nestled among them, there is a heaven for those who love to stop. The Ambience Mall must be at the top of every shoper’s list. Have you heard about Galleria? This is the place if you are looking for some high end, expensive products. And if you aren’t such a brand freak, you can check out the other places, like Qutub Plaza, Sadar Bazaar and Arjun Marg.

Ambience Mall

Address: Ambience Island, NH- 8, DLF-3, Sector-24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002

Website: Ambience Mall

12. Eat parathas in Murthal

Alu paratha, raita, nimbu aachar.
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Do you love parathas? Parathas are a type of unleavened Indian flatbread, often stuffed with delicious fillings. If you want to try this delicious food, don’t miss a visit to Murthal. Murthal is located on National Highway 1, connecting Delhi to Amritsar. Known as the “Paratha Capital of India”, this town offers the most mouthwatering parathas. It was originally established as a quick stop for truck drivers to grab a bite and over time, it gained popularity. The village has more than 50 dhabas, or restaurants, each one popular for their own special dishes. This is the best place to relax and enjoy some good food while visiting Gurgaon.

Muruthal

Address: Murthal Dhaba, Kotwan, Haryana

13. Cyber Hub

DLF CyberHub
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The place is known as an uptown party hub and is a must-visit place for party lovers and foodies. Cyber Hub is known for its nightlife, where one can be relaxed after a hectic schedule. The place is overcrowded on weekends and during its many celebrations. It’s decor and themes make the place a rich and opulent hangout.

Cyber Hub

Address: DLF Cyber City, Phase 2, NH 8, Gurugram

Website: Cyber Hub

14. Striker Pub & Brewery

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Posted by Striker Skybar on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

In the last couple of years, the Striker Pub is very trendy. They make a superb chilled light beer and it can be a very crowded place, on both weekends and weekdays. You can enjoy the good music here or enjoy some of their famous dishes, including their pepper and salt prawns, sweet chili potato and chicken strips with ranch dressing, all which will taste nice with your drink.

Striker Pub & Brewery

Address: Unit 23, 1st Floor, Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, Near Mercedes Showroom, Sector 43, Gurugram

Facebook: Striker Pub & Brewery

15. iSKATE

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Posted by iSKATE - Ice Skating & Cafe on Friday, February 21, 2020

iSKATE - the name itself is so interesting, isn’t it? This is India’s first natural ice-skating rink and cafe, located in the Ambience Mall. iSKATE opened in 2011 and it provides a unique experience. Spread over a 15,000 square foot (1393.5 square meter) area, it offers a range of activities, depending on your age. You will find a karaoke room, in-house photographer and special food and beverages.

iSKATE

Address: 6th Floor, Ambience Mall, National Highway 8, Gurugram

Website: iSKATE

Fun in Gurgaon!

Gurgaon is famous for its theatrical shows and is so called the Kingdom of Dreams. A hub for finance and technology, the city has plenty of options for entertainment, as well as some famous museums and temples. Your trip to Gurgaon will definitely be better, now that you know about some of the best things to do here. So, enjoy your trip to Gurgaon!

Frequently asked questions about things to do in Gurgaon, India

1. What are the top attractions to visit in Gurgaon?

Gurgaon is home to many attractions with some of the top ones being The Heritage Transport Museum, Kingdom of Dreams, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, and Damdama Lake. Don’t skip these places on your visit!

2. What are the best outdoor activities in Gurgaon?

Enjoying the water park rides at Appu Ghar and exploring Damdama Lake and Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary are some of the best outdoor activities in Gurgaon that you must definitely experience.

3. What are the most popular things to do in Gurgaon for families?

If you’re coming to Gurgaon with your loved ones, let them experience the following family-friendly things to do: swimming at Appu Ghar, solving riddles at The Hidden Hour, experiencing virtual reality at Smaaash, and zorbing at Damdama Lake.

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