As we kept moving towards the verge of GT Karnal road and rolled onto the highways of Punjab and Haryana, we felt the air surge changing, maybe it was all psychology and the excitement of getting to experience a major change which I would appropriately term as magic.
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Leisure Valley Park
4. Leisure Valley is a popular garden and tourist attraction in Gurgaon and features a musical fountain, rides, restaurants, jogging track and garden. At night, the fountains are illuminated and water flows out in the rhythm of latest songs. This is a perfect hangout for two, more than two or an entire family. You can have full masti. Kids can play all sort of games, elders can have a walk, family can sit together and share eatables, enjoy fountain sitting on carpet green grass. The most interesting thing about this place is that many musical shows and live performance take place in this garden. So if you are planning to visit Gurgaon then check the upcoming event dates and make your experience valuable. *Leisure Valley Park is just in front on Kingdom of dream. You can visit both on same day.
Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary
This lovely place is simply heaven for peace seekers and bird watchers too. Located in the Gurgaon Area of the Haryana region, this place has 4 different watch towers at different locations inside the park from where you get lovely views. The good part is that there are not many trees at positions which can block the view of the tourists so you get an even better view. There is also a tourist education and information center for more details on these winged species. The tourist resort here has all modern amenities and also a bar and restaurant. The park is wheelchair accessible too and there are more than 90 species visiting this park every year.
Pinjore (Yadavindra) Gardens
One of the most talked about and most popular attractions on the suburbs of Gurgaon, this is a perfect Mughal Style Garden. The other name of this place is the Yadavindra Gardens and it is situated on the Lower Sivaliks Range. This is the permanent venue of the Annual Mango Festival and also has a mini zoo and rose gardens. There are beautiful fountains, balcomies, Japanese Gardens, nurseries and paved walkways inside this place. The luscious greenry serves as a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. The Pinjore Gardens are also a famous picnic spot too.
Presently the Mehrauli- Badarpur Road, it is a ruined fort that was once a dream of Emperor Ghiyas-ud-din- Tughlaq. He was the founder of the Tughlaq Dynasty and is known to have been a dictator by nature. It was his dream to set up a magnificent fort for himself but fate had something else in store. The fort was made for sure but the emperor could not enjoy his stay there. An old story says that when the fort was being made, the emperor had ordered all masons and workers to work only on this project and nowhere else. This forceful attitude was not liked by Nizamuddin Auliya, a Sufi saint of that time. He cursed the emperor that either the fort will remain unbuilt or will be inhabited by Gujjars. This is absolutely what happened as the Gujjars later took ownership of the fort and started living in that area. Another curse that is said to be the reason of death of the Emperor was when the saint said Dilli Bohut Door. At this time Tughlaq was elsewhere and while returning, his son conspired a murder of his father. The mausoleum of the Emperor is also built here now.
These are hills along with the Morni Village. There is not much you can do here except for lazing around and enjoying the beauty of nature. The place is famous as a watchpoint and known for Himalayan flora and fauna. The colorful flowers and migratory birds are a sight to behold all round the year.
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sector 17 market
A local market in the Sector 17 of the city of Gurgaon. This place is also lined with the best hotel and holiday resorts as well some very good restaurants. If you have chosen a hotel closeby, do not hesitate tp fill your bags from the market here. This is not a specialized market and thus you get everything here. This incldes clothes, handicrafts, unk jewellery, food and many other things.
Brahma Sarovar Area
2. Brahma Sarovar, ThanesarThere's a certain enigma to this hidden spot, at a short 3 hour distance from Delhi, owing to its presence in the Hindu mythology. Brahma Sarovar is said to be the cradle of civilization since it is believed that Kurukshetra is where Brahma created the universe. The lake presents a breathtaking view of deep daan (ceremony of floating lamps) at night which must not be missed.
Khaaja Chowk - Mg Road
Just as the name suggests, Khaaja Chowk is popular for its authentic Indian food. Almost everyone reading this realises that after a couple of drinks, the only cuisine that truly satiates a tummy is desi food. With Rajasthani, Mughlai, South Indian, North Indian, etc., this place will ensure that you enter 2017 with a happy stomach.Entry: Rs. 750 onwards for oneWhere: 3rd Floor, Plaza Mall, Opposite Metro Pillar 128, MG Road, GurgaonPhone: 011 33106241Book here.
Pinjore Gardens are seven-storeyed garden built by the foster brother of Aurangzeb. There are fountains all the way from the top to the bottom. It looked like a classic weekend picnic spot for the families of Chandigarh. There were even camel rides and moonwalkers outside the gardens.
This is a holiday resort in the Jhajjar region of Haryana and the best possible place if you want to experience the rustic atmosphere and traditional lifestyles of the Haryanvi people. This is a village themed resort with mud huts as rooms and authentic dining spaces. The rooms are extremely clean and you are sure to have a great experience in spite of them being made with mud. In the dining space, they will serve you with all the tasty Haryana food which is full of flavours and spices. You will not get the tables and chairs you usually sit on but you will have to sit on earthen low tools and eat on low desk like furniture. The ambience is awesome and colourful and you can expect to make a lot of new friends here.
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I recently read in a book that difficult journeys are the best, and I second that being an adventure enthusiast. I have had far more fun in my treks instead of simple journeys. But this blog is a patchwork of just a simple street. I could never have anticipated that there would be so many aspects to a street that I live on. I am restless as a person and I have randomized way of thinking, so a couple of days back I decided to start walking to get back in shape and I said to myself, ‘let me just start with my service lane.’ As I stepped out of the main door of my house I felt the sun’s rays hitting my face, but I did not feel the tormenting Gurgaon’s heat at all because as I put my face down; my eyes pointed straight to the beautiful shrubby pink Bougainvilleas stuck to the grill, which was extremely soothing and at that moment I knew that this walk will be intriguing. I witnessed the residents’ car chauffeurs who were sitting on their motorcycles chatting with each other and some washing the cars as a daily routine. I assumed the owners to be cruel, because to put someone through washing cars in almost 44 degrees celsius is nothing less but an act of cruelty. I was able to empathize with them and thanked god that they have each other to talk to. After all, don’t we all need company to share our joys and sorrows? I chanced upon seeing a lost stray dog and recalled that a couple of months back the ‘Residents Welfare Association’ organized shelters for stray dogs. The service lane has two security barriers to the left and the right ends of a corner, I went up to the security guard on the right end corner and asked him that why is it that this dog is so lost? Why isn’t he in the shelter with other dogs? To which he replied, ‘I don’t know anything, I am new here.’ Despite the fact that I have been seeing him since four months, I wonder if they are trained by their supervisors to reply with a standard answer. A security guard should be well informed about the vicinity and well trained to overcome any obstacle for the welfare, but in India this role is reversed, all residents are their own security. I discerned disparity throughout my walk and I failed to fathom a few things. It is one of the posh areas in Gurgaon or rather Gurugram, and if anyone who comes here will be revered by the surroundings. Who would not like watching little kids walking in groups, maids walking back home holding umbrellas to refrain from heat after their hard work; the baby birds flying at a slow pace to get to their mother’s and the squirrels climbing up the huge and colossal trees, servants walking with their owner’s dogs so they could pee and poop, gardeners mowing the lawns in order to make it immaculate so the house owners could swank the other. There was a methodical approach to the street which baffled me. There were dustbins on the lane to throw garbage and mirrors placed in turns to avoid collisions but there are always glitches to every systematic implementation in our incredible country, I glimpsed at a broken ketchup bottle and plastic bottles all over the street. The car chauffeurs or car owners don’t have the intentions to stop at the pedestrians. I do not completely blame lack of education because it isn’t just the chauffeurs; it is even the car owners who do not stop. Vanity has taken over in the natives of our country and it has to reform. People need to become more compassionate towards each other. As I finished my last round I was woebegone coming across a dead chameleon in the middle of the street. I am well aware of the animal cruelty in the world and bemused with the fact that why do humans marvel at killing them. They might be a tad bit different but also possess body parts. As I was about to reach home I gazed at a man who stopped his motorcycle on the side to speak on his mobile phone, I slowed my pace deliberately until he finished his conversation and in about five minutes he took off. I smiled to myself and thought that the natives do have the potential to transform for the better.Do not think that it is over, there is more to it.He heard the sound of intermittent rain and was pleased. He wore his shorts and a pair of walking shoes; he looked out of the door’s window and took a good look at the beautiful moon which was evanescing. He could hear the dogs barking and thought that they are in trouble; he had a soft heart for dogs on the streets, so he rushed out of his main door once again. As he stepped out, the sound of barking dogs was replaced by the doltish events.Wait, this is not fiction and there is no protagonist. This is a travel blog and I am the travel writer establishing for all of you the nature of my gaze.To begin with I was on the street once again at night, and the weather was extremely pleasant, to the right, the neighbors ‘chauffeur was parking the BMW and the owner following him in his white Porsche Cayenne. To the left, the owner’s caretaker enjoined someone to park their different brands of cars at the owner’s various abodes. Then I stood in the middle and sighted the street from every trajectory, and all I could do was admire the lush greenery and its aroma and the luminosity of street light poles. The wind howled straight towards me and I savored those few seconds of solitude. It is then when I comprehended the notion of calling this locality ‘Nirvana Country.’
2. Haveli murthalHaveli Murthal is a themed Punjabi restaurant. The ambience gives you a pure Punjabi feeling from the truck used a decor, colorful bangles, dummy well, chandelier etc. From Makki Ki roti and Sarso ka saag, kadhi to Amritsari chole and all other food items you can try here.