Greater-Noida, the National Capital Region’s most modern urban development center, is located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the state of Uttar Pradesh. This beautiful city is home to media, businesses, and renowned IT giants. Situated around 40-kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Delhi, this beautiful city is well linked with Agra by the 6 lanes of the Yamuna Expressway.
It is one of the renowned industrial townships in Asia, with major attractions such as India Exposition Centre and Mart, Worlds of Wonder, Buddh International Circuit, malls, and more. The Buddh F1 circuit is a major attraction of Greater Noida, which has catapulted India onto the world racing map.
If you are planning to visit Greater Noida, don’t miss out these attractions:
1. India Exposition Centre and Mart
Spread over 58 acres (23.5 hectares) of land, the India Exposition Centre and Mart is India’s first state-of-the-art multi-functional venue offering high-class facilities for exhibitions and conferences for the cottage sector. The Mart is a centralized contact point for foreign buyers and cottage industry players for conducting business. Around 850 showrooms showcase the best of handicrafts and exported items from India at the Mart. The product range includes gifts and decorative items, home textiles and furniture, housewares as well as wearables — jewellery, fashion, and accessories.
India Exposition Centre and Mart
Address: Plot No. 25,27,28,29, KnowledgePark-||, Greater Noida
Website: India Exposition Centre and Mart
2. Worlds of Wonder
With an Amusement Park, Water Park, and Go Karting Track, Worlds of Wonder is the largest Theme Park in North India. Closest to GIP mall and Noida sector 18 metro station, this is a one stop shop for all needs. It is a nice water park for spending weekends with decent rides at reasonable rates.
Costumes are available for rent or you can take your own nylon swimming suits too. Refreshments and lockers are available. One price entry gives access to all the rides: swings from tumblers, merry-go-rounds, roller coasters, to 360 tummy twisters. If you are a person who is looking for thrilling rides, then this place is for you.
The water park opens up at 10 am and closes rides/gates/entry at 6 pm, allowing visitors to change and leave by 7 pm at the latest. It’s a good kid’s entertainment place in the heart of the city
Worlds of Wonder
Address: Sec-38 A, Entry from Gate No. 11, Adjacent The Great India Place Mall, Noida
Website: Worlds of Wonder
3. Buddh International Circuit
Built for Formula One racing, a marvel par excellence by the Jaypee Group, it is a great racing track with a great circuit design that has catapulted India onto the world racing map. With huge seating capacity and good view from the Main Grand Stand, the track is a delight to watch with the cars zooming around.
Riding a lap here would explain it all; one has to visit the place to experience it. Not only is the race itself worth watching, but the shows organized in between are also exhilarating.
Tata Motors holds the Tata Prima Truck Racing and some other events. What we see on TV only can be seen in real life from close quarters. You will realize that real life experience is different outside the TV box.
Buddh International Circuit
Address: Jaypee Sports City, Yamuna Expressway, Sector-25, YEIDA, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Greater Noida
Website: Buddh International Circuit
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4. The Great India Place
A popular shopping destination in Noida, The Great India Place is a part of larger Entertainment City amusement park, Worlds of Wonder. The mall hosts several retail outlets and showrooms of various international brands. All major brands are available under one roof. On weekends, it’s a crowded place.
The Food and Entertainment zone is located on the top floor of the mall and includes a multiplex, food court, and several fine-dining restaurants. On the top floor, a section is devoted to recreation, which comprises a bowling alley; visitors can also enjoy snooker and video games in this zone.
The Great India Place
Address: Plot No A-2, Sector 38-A, Noida
Website: The Great India Place
5. City park
Situated in heart of Greater Noida near Jaypee Golf Resort, it’s a beautiful park well maintained by Greater Noida Authority. It is a good option for taking kids and families out during winter/spring time. The park has a jogging track, designated play area for kids, and is good for morning walks. Water fountains in the middle adds to the beauty of the park. The park also runs a flower show during mid-March every year.
6. Surajpur Bird Sanctuary
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The Surajpur Bird Sanctuary is a nice picnic place with a huge wetland and lot of bird species. The highlight of the bird sanctuary is the 4 to 5 km (2.5 to 3.1 mi) trail around the lake. It’s a pleasant walk with lots of birds to be seen. At points, the path deviates away from the lake and you are in scrub/bushes amidst different varieties of birds such as Great Egret, Purple Swamp Hen, Moor Hen, White Throated Kingfisher, sunbirds, Black Headed Stork, and more. Binoculars will help you enjoy the birds although the walk alone can be pleasant.
Surajpur Bird Sanctuary
Address: 169 Chitvan Estates, Sector Gamma - II, Greater Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar
Website: Surajpur Bird Sanctuary
7. MSX Mall
The varieties of shops, food chain outlets like Haldiram, Domino, Pizza Hut, and other small fast food stalls, a mix of kiosks and small seating places to enjoy, a variety of regular food and snacks makes MSX Mall suitable for all visitors.
You can get everything here, from shopping to food, under one roof. MSX Mall has a supermarket called Honey Money Top, which is adequately stocked for your home needs. The Inox cinema in MSX Mall is a good one with comfortable seats, splendid screens, and excellent sound quality.
Address: N J.P. Golf Course
Website: MSX Mall
Most modern urban development
The adjoining city of the national capital, Delhi, Noida is a smart and beautiful city equipped with all the sophisticated and modern amenities. It offers all the pleasures of a national capital but is not impacted by the vagaries of politics. One has to visit the place to experience it.
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