Located 30km (18.6 miles) south of New Delhi, Gurgaon is fast becoming a travel hub in India. Its thriving cultural scene has earned its reputation as a more modern version of New Delhi. If you’re worried that there’s nothing to do in Gurgaon, let the city surprise you. Visit Kingdom of Dreams, the best entertainment place in India, with daily and nightly Indian performing arts shows. Or fuel yourself with the different food stops and restaurants featuring local cuisine. But if you want to have the best of both worlds and experience nature, adventure, and wellness, there are also several weekend getaways in Gurgaon, India that you can include in your trip.
1. Go for adventure at Damdama Village
There are so many outdoor activities to do when in Damdama. Located 23km (14 miles) and about a 40-minute drive away from Gurgaon, India, Damdama is a great place for adventure sports and activities with family, the with your co-workers, and with your schoolmates. You can go rock climbing with Bikat Adventures or go camping at Damdama Adventure Camp. Or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a picnic by Damdama Lake with your family or friends.
Distance: 81.5 km (50.6 mi)
Time taken: 2 hours
2. Cultural appreciation at Sohna
Visit Sohna, around an hour by car from Gurgaon, a 25-km (15 miles) distance, and learn more about the history and culture of India in Sohna, visit the 100-year old Shiva Temple. Another reason visitors also come to this temple is for the Sulfur Springs, which is known to cure any skin disease. From Sohna, you can also go to nearby Nuh and Malab villages and be surrounded by so much nature while exploring historical artifacts. Complete your weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India by staying in a resort surrounded by nature all over and provides their guests with lots of opportunities for pampering and relaxation.
Distance: 24.5 km (15.2 mi)
Time taken: 46 minutes
3. Farm stay at Manesar
A weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India to Manesar is a trip that will make you feel like a kid again. Visit the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, where they have over 250 bird species, including the Paddyfield Pipit, Purple Sunbird, and Common Hoopoe, among others. On the same trip, have lots of fun over and let your hair down at the Aapno Ghar Amusement Park and Wet n Wild Water Park. And to complete your getaway, you can stay at farms to relive your childhood and make new memories with your children. Learn more about Indian heritage as you taste local food, experience their folk music and dances, and listen to their legends and stories.
Distance: 17 km (10.6 mi)
Time taken: 30 minutes
4. Relax by the waters at Badkhal Lake
Located around 40 km (25 miles) from Gurgaon and one-hour drive, Badkhal Lake is a great lake retreat for you and the family. You can grab a spot and enjoy your picnic meal with your family. After lunch, enjoy the numerous water sports activities offered at the lake. Rent a kayak, boat, or canoe, or go swimming at the lake. You can also visit nearby temples, including Shiva Temple and Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, to complete the Badkhal Lake weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India.
Distance: 40.4 km (25 mi)
Time taken: 1 hour
5. Discover more culture, history, and science at Pratapgarh
A weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India to Pratapgarh might be too short with all the activities you can do there. Wash away your wrongdoings when you take a dip in the Triveni Sangam Prayag. Discover more about Mahatma Gandhi, pre-historic paintings of India, and a gallery on India’s journey to freedom in one of India’s largest and best museums, the Allahabad Museum. And if your children are with you, study the stars and the sky at the Jawahar Planetarium.
Distance: 713 km (443 mi)
Time taken: 10 hours 42 minutes
6. Worship the sun and crafts at Surajkund
Surajkund means Lake of the Sun and was said to have been built by the Tomar King Suraj Pal of Tomar dynasty in the 10th century, who was also a sun worshipper. A one-hour drive, the best time to go to is during the Surajkund International Crafts Mela which happens every February. The fair showcases Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and folk traditions. It’s definitely an event that can’t be missed, especially if you’re a fan of handwoven and embroidered fabrics. Then, during this weekend getaway at Gurgaon, India, be sure connect with nature and go trekking. Or embody the cultural and craftsmanship spirit of the crafts mela and make your own pottery at their studio.
Distance: 44.3 km (27.5 mi)
Time taken: 1 hour
7. Connect with nature at Kuchesar
Enjoy a weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India by venturing off to Kuchesar, a three-hour drive from Gurgaon. Make it a rejuvenating trip to take your stress away by enjoying the different activities offered. You can go on nature walks and marvel in natural beauty, or visit a village and learn about their heritage through their crafts and food.
Distance: 122.3 km (76 mi)
Time taken: 3 hours 30 mins
8. Enjoy at Pataudi
To learn more about Indian heritage on your next weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India, book a trip to Pataudi. Pataudi is the hometown of the Pataudi royal family. While the Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary and Aapno Ghar Amusement Park are about a 30-45 minute drive away, Pataudi Palace is the major attraction to visit. You can choose to have a day trip to the Palace and enjoy what they have to offer, including a billiards room, a well-stocked library, a swimming pool, and a cricket ground.
Distance: 30 km (18.6 mi)
Time taken: 1 hour
9. An intimate temple getaway at Garhmukteshwar
Choosing to have an intimate weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India is a great reason to visit Garhmukteshwar. It’s about a three-hour drive, but it is said to be blessed because of the Ganges River and has become a spiritual retreat for the Hindus. From the Ganga River, you’ll be able to visit the Ganga Temple, which has breathtaking views of the river as well as the stone idol of Lord Brahma.
Distance: 132 km (82 mi)
Time taken: 3 hours 40 minutes
10. Fill your getaway with adventure at Dhauj
For your adventure-filled weekend getaway at Gurgaon, India, check out Camp Wild Dhauj at Aravali Valley. They’ve got lots of outdoor adventures, like bouldering, rock climbing, rappelling, zip lining, paintball, and even an obstacle course. There are also different ways to experience village life, through marigold plucking, tractor ride, fodder cutting, and henna tattoos. Everything you’ll need for your weekend getaway will be at Camp Wild from the outdoor adventures to cultural traditions to learning about organic farming and playing rural sports, as well as onsite dining areas and rooms or tents for sleeping.
Camp Wild Dhauj
Distance: 36.4 km (22.6 mi)
Time taken: 1 hour
Have a great time on your weekend getaway
Have you decided what kind of weekend getaway in Gurgaon, India you’ll book on your next trip? One thing is for sure, you will have a fulfilling and rejuvenating time where you decide to do, whether with your family or your friends.
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