The summer vacation is almost round the corner. If you are wondering where to go for a quick trip with your family, I will share in this post some of my traveling experiences in and around Delhi.
So toady we welcome Mr Abijit Bose from Hotel Pitrashish Premium at Karol Bagh Delhi to share his experience. He has personally entertained many travelers and the most common question Abijit gets is what are those tourist attraction which one must visit in New Delhi. And as weekends are some of the most crowded tourist days so Abijit has below mentioned destinations that are some of the most amazing weekend destinations around New Delhi that one must not miss at any cost.
CITM Lake, Faridabad
The CITM Lake in Faridabad is just an hour’s driving distance from Gurgaon. There are three lakes next to each other and you will have a wonderful time in solitude with your family. The CITM Lake is still not very touristy yet and hence there is no crowd. If you enjoy being with the nature, you can drive down to the CITM Lake in Faridabad for a day well spent with family.
Fun n Food Village, Haryana
The Fun n Food Village is located on the Kapashera Estate, next to the bus stand. It is an amusement park and has amazing water sports facilities. If you are a water person like me, you will definitely like the different activities that this place has to offer for you. If you are a fun lover and enjoy participating in adventure, don’t forget to visit Fun N Food Village in Haryana.
Worlds of Wonder Water Park, Noida
This can easily be ranked as the wholesome family destination near Delhi. It is the most entertaining location where you can take your family for a really fun filled day trip.
The Worlds of Wonder is an amusement park and it is one of the most sought after weekend destinations in Delhi. There are two zones inside the amusement park, the La Fiesta Zone and the Road Show Zone. There are international standard rides and loads of other activities that you can participate along with your kids. There are also many indoor activities that are equally fun at the Worlds of Wonder amusement park.
Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Noida
Noida is not only an ever developing region around Delhi but the place also has a lot of other things to offer. It is also fast developing as one of the best weekend destination just around Delhi.
I went to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary a few months ago and feel that if you are a nature lover like me, you should definitely make a trip to this bird sanctuary on a weekend.
Once you step on to this 4 square kilometer area, you will feel refreshed simply by the beauty of this place. And if you are interested in bird watching, Okhla bird sanctuary offers to you more than 320 different species of birds along with 188 different species of plants in this small area. Now isn’t that amazing. Visiting this sanctuary in a day will leave you asking for more.
Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon
The Kingdom of Dreams is yet another entertaining hub located in Gurgaon. It is one of its kind in the country and is a must visit if you are in Delhi for a trip. It is a theatre, leisure and live entertainment destination in Gurgaon. There are two theatres within the Kingdom of Dreams by the name Nautanki Mahal and the Showshaa Theatre. There is also a cuisine and cultural area which is known as the Culture Gully. If you are suffering from Bollywood fever, you ought to make a day trip into this amazing entertainment hub and check out things for yourself.
Stellar Children’s Museum, Gurgaon
This is a play based interactive museum for the children. When your children are enjoying their summer vacation, the Stellar Museum is the perfect summer getaway for your children. I have been there with my children and they were really excited to be a part of all those interesting experiences that they gathered from the museum. There are several play based exhibitions that focus on the development of various cognitive skills in children. My children love spending most of their summer vacation days at the museum.
Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary, Gurgaon
The Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary is considered as a haven for the bird watchers. You can spot resident birds as well as a large number of migratory birds. Some birds travel all the way from central Asia and Europe, Siberia etc. You can spot as many as 250 different species of birds in this sanctuary.
Appu Ghar Oyester Water Park, Gurgaon
When the only motive in your mind is to relax, you should just drive down to the Appu Ghar Oyester water park in Gurgaon. The Oyester water park is spread across a sprawling 10 acres of land and the water park is themed on rain forest. There are 15 signature rides that will take you an entire day to complete. All these rides are exclusive and unique in the country and the park. It is needless to say that you will enjoy the day out on this park the most with your children.
Baba Farid’s Tomb, Faridabad
The city of Faridabad got its name from Baba Farid. Thus it is imperative to say that Baba Farid’s tomb is a major attraction in the city of Faridabad. Baba Farid was a Sufi Saint residing in Faridabad. Thousands of pilgrims visit Baba Farid’s tomb every year even during the cold winter months.
Raja Nahar singh Palace, Faridabad
Raja Nahar Singh Palace is located in Ballabhgarh. It is a delightful site which dates back to the 18th century. It is now termed as a heritage property in India. The royal ambiance within the palace is worth exploring. The palace has beautiful guestrooms along with bar, lounge and also restaurant. Check out the décor of the palace which is adorned with several antique pieces and relics of the past, the architecture of the palace is carved with stone jallies and carved arches. Lose yourself in the past, live your weekend like a king with your family; enjoy the best and kingly services at the palace. All these experiences happen once in a life time and are memorable ones. Do not miss them. Set out with your bags every weekend and explore the neighborhood of Delhi with new eyes.
Along with this:
Some good hotels and resorts near New Delhi
- Gurgaon – Park Plaza Hotel, B Block,Sushant Lok, Phase 1, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
- Near Delhi Airport – Hotel Pitrashish Pride, 98 Najafgarh Kapashera Road, Kapashera Extension, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
- Noida – Ginger Hotel in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 46/1A, H-Block, Sector-63, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
- Faridabad – Express Sarovar Portico, sector 39 ,Suraj Kund, Badkhal Road, Village Lakarpur, Faridabad, Haryana 121010
Some good places to dine near New Delhi
- Gurgaon – Odyssey Restaurant, R301/302, Sahara Mall, Sector 28, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
- Noida – Bamboo Shoots Noida, F-2, F-3, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
- New Delhi Airport – Smoke House, T3 International Departure, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India
- Faridabad – More Than Parathans, Crown Plaza Mall, Sector 15 A, Faridabad, Mathura Rd, Sector 15A, Faridabad, Haryana 121007
Some good shopping places near New Delhi
- Gurgaon – Ambience Mall, Ambience Island,National Highway 8, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001
- Noida – The Great India Place, Plot No. A-2, Sector-38-A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
- Faridabad – Crown Plaza, Service Rd Parallel to Mathura Rd for Sector 15A, Azad Colony, Sector 15A, Faridabad, Haryana 121001