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Gurugram Tourism

Gurugram, the millennium city of India is located in the National Capital Region (NCR); that is, in a close proximity to the capital of India, New Delhi in the northern state of Haryana. Until two decades ago, the city of Gurugram hardly existed; therefore, the city can be regarded as a relatively new city when compared to the other urban centres of India. 

Today, the city is looked at as one of the most happening cities of India with skyscrapers all around, swish localities, giant shopping malls, office cabs plying around the clock, Gurugram proving to be a bustling city. Gurugram has now become an important place for tourism especially if people area visiting Delhi NCR.

Gurugram Tourism

Furthermore, the last decade commenced to portray Gurugram as a commercial hub as the city houses a wide assortment of industries ranging from information technology, automobile, food, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical to many other industries. The city has become a preferred base for information technology companies as Gurugram houses, almost half of the fortune 500 companies and many other companies that are having their headquarters right in the city.

Tourist Attractions in Gurugram

Even though, Gurugram is projected as a commercial hub, the city offers quite a few fascinating tourist attractions which guarantees a trip to Gurugram will unquestionably be worthy of your expectations and your bucks. Not only that, the city is well equipped with accommodation facilities and transport facilities that visitors will find it very comfortable spending every minute in the millennium city. The tourist attractions of Gurugram will never stop to amaze the tourists as every single place is unique in its own fashion.

The city proudly referred as the millennium city offers a long list of attractions, which falls under the category of arts and entertainment, history and culture, religious sites, nature and wildlife sites and more. Find below some of the most popular tourist attractions of Gurugram.

Nature/Wildlife Spots in Gurugram

Although Gurugram is not a city that sports a lot of nature and wildlife spots with a wide variety of flora and fauna, the city will not neglect the nature buffs. For a bustling and booming city like Gurugram where it operates in a fast-paced manner round the clock, finding a wildlife spot is going to be a big deal. Nevertheless, the city of Gurugram is highly concerned about its wealth of nature and does whatever it takes to preserve those spots.

It has to be said that the city of Gurugram has empathized the importance of preserving nature or wildlife spots in the region, and the city administration extends its hand to preserving and upgrading of the nature spots. The list of best wildlife or nature spots of North India will never be complete without Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

Sultanpur Bird Sancturay

The exclusive national park of Gurugram, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located just 15 km away from the city centre and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country. The sanctuary is the home of more than 250 bird species, many of them being resident birds while some of the species migrate from locations like Afghanistan, Europe and Siberia. With accommodations and a long list of other facilities, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is definitely a big name in the popular picnic spots of Gurugram. 

Location of Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Address: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Rd, Sultanpur, Gurugram, Haryana 122006
Phone Number: 91-1242015670 
Website: https://haryanatourism.gov.in/Destination/sultanpur-bird-sanctuary

Preferred by: Bird watchers (ornithologists) and Nature fans
Approximate time required for the visit: 2 to 3 hours

Religious Spots in Gurugram

The other distinct feature of the bustling urban centre of Gurugram is its religious side.  As majority of the city's population comprises of Hindus, the city also accommodates a considerable number of followers of religious beliefs, which include Christianity, Muslimism, Baha'i, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. The city which is scattered with numerous skyscrapers, classy shopping malls and other commercial centres have an equal number of religious sites like temples, churches, gurudwaras, mandirs, mosques and many other sites.  

Furthermore, religious sites of Gurugram is one of the main sources of tourist attractions where the sites like Sheetla Mata Mandir attract thousands of visitors from all parts of the country throughout the year.

Some of the most visited religious sites of Gurugram include

Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Temple
Address: Sheetla Mata Road, Near the Gurugram Railway Station,
Gurugram, Haryana, 122001

Living Sanctuary Church
Ranbaxy Building, Below SIS Securities Company, Opposite to Pasco Service Centre, Sector-18, Gurugram – 121002

Sitaram Mandir
Address: Farrukh Nagar Fort, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001

Aliwardi Masjid
2 Km from Old Tehsil Office, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001, India

Masani Temple
Masani Temple, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001, India

Hanuman Mandir
Sector-17, Sukhrali Village, Gurugram, Haryana

Art/History Spots in Gurugram

In the history book of North India, the pages pertaining to the city of Gurugram holds high importance. Historical accounts say that the region was owned by the Kauravas and Pandavas which was then presented to Guru Dronacharaya as Guru Dakshina. 

Moreover, the fact that the region was under the various kingdoms is responsible for the rich history of the city. Owing to its historical background, Gurugram houses numerous arts and history spots, which takes the visitors to good old ancient days of the region.
Forts in Gurugram

Some of the popular art and history spots of Gurugram include

Farrukh Nagar Fort

Address: 21 Km from headquarters, North-West, Near the borderline of Rohtak, Farukhnagar, Gurugram, Haryana, 122503
Entry Fee & Timings:  09:00 am to 06:00 pm, 
Nearest Metro- IFFCO Chowk Metro Station , HUDA City Centre Metro Station ,

Preferred by: History lovers, Adventure questers
Approximate time required for the visit: 3 to 4 hours

Museum of Folk and Tribal Art

Address: 2009, Sector 4 Urban Estate, Gurugram 122001
Phone: 0124 425 0553
Entry Fee & Timings Open from 10:00 am to 05:30 pm, 
Entry fee to the museum is 10 fINR or Indians and INR 250 for foreign nationals.
Nearest Metro MG Road Metro Station , IFFCO Chowk Metro Station ,
Preferred by: History lovers, Cognoscentis
Approximate time required for the visit: 2 to 3 hours

Heritage Transport Museum

Address: Bilaspur - Taoru Road (Major District Road 132) Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru, Gurugram (Haryana) 122105
Phone: 011 2371 8100
Email: info@heritagetransportmuseum.org
School visits are @ Rs. 200 per student, with free entry for teachers.
When booking transportation to the museum from Delhi please note there will be a charge as per the mode of transportation booked. The museum only facilitates the process.
Single Day Ticket:Rs 400/-
Children under 12:Rs 200/-
Students (with valid student ID):Rs 200/-

Free Admission for:
Disabled visitors and 1 companion
Children under 3 years

Preferred by: History buffs, Experience questers
Approximate time required for the visit: 2 to 3 hours

Stellar Children's Museum

Address: Ambience Island, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122010, India
Contact Number: +91-1244665373
Timing: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Ticket: 500 INR
Best time to visit Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Time required to visit Museum: 02:00 Hrs

Sheesh Mahal

Address: Address: CRWF+R33, Farukh Nagar, Haryana 122506
Phone : +919811197546

Preferred by: History fans, Experience questers
Approximate time required for the visit: 3 to 4 hours

Ali Gosh Khan Baoli
Address: Address: CRXF+J43, Farukh Nagar, Haryana 122506
Preferred by: History fans, Experience questers
Approximate time required for the visit: 2 to 3 hours

Urusvati Museum of Folklore

Address: Sector 78, Gurugram, Haryana 122101
Phone: 098106 05910

Preferred by: History fans, Experience questers
Approximate time required for the visit: 2 to 3 hours

Entertainment Spots/Shopping Malls

As far as the entertainment element of Gurugram is concerned, the people of the city are fortunate that the city is dotted with a lot of entertainment zones like shopping malls, amusement parks, parks and other entertainment spots. Gurugram is fondly called as the city of malls as the city houses more than 40 shopping malls to cater the needs of the population. 

Shopping in Gurugram is like icing on the cake as the city extends fantabulous shopping experience, offers anything to everything to the shoppers and stands up to its reputation of being a shopper's paradise. Gurugram does not stop just with the bunch of shopping malls, but the city houses numerous parks, water parks, theme parks and many other entertainment zones which guarantees excellent life after work for the population and stopover for the tourists.

Some of the popular entertainment spots of Gurugram include DLF City Centre Mall, Gold Souk Mall, Galaxy Mall, MGF Metropolitan Mall, various other retail stores, Wet 'n' Wild water resort, Fun 'n' Food Village, various resorts and so on.

Getting Around Gurugram

Getting around Gurugram is not going to trouble the visitors as the city offers too many transportation options. You don't have to depend too much on autos and cabs, if you are travelling to Gurugram as metro services are very good. Intercity mini buses are available in plenty that ply between Gurugram bus stand and mall area. Auto/rickshaws can be hired at any point within the city and considered as the easiest way of transportation in Gurugram.  Metro train services in one among the most preferred transportation in the city apart from the taxi/cab services.

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Accommodation Options in Gurugram

The millennium city of Gurugram offers numerous accommodation options to the visitors. The city houses all types of hotels to suit the financial ability of the visitors starting from five-star hotels to budget hotels. Some of the most popular hotels in Gurugram include Leela Kempinski, Anya, The Bristol Hotel, Country Inn and Suites, Crown Plaza, The Acura BMK, Central Blue Stone by Royal Orchid, Anand Villa Guest House, The Angel Hotel and so on.

With several religious spots, shopping malls, markets, art and history centres, cultural spots and what not, Gurugram will live up to your expectations. The probability of visitors coming back to visit the millennium city of Gurugram is extremely high!

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