We all have some preconceived notion regarding Delhi and when it comes to cycling in India and Delhi in particular it’s “Not A Country For Cyclists”. Because it is polluted, overcrowded, not safe and complete absence of dedicated cycling lane. The extreme climatic conditions, summer with severe heat wave, monsoon heavy rainfall & water lodging and winter with cold wave makes it more challenging for the riders, after all it’s not Pune, Bangaluru or some other hill stations of Himalaya or Nilgir. A British adventurer Sir Ranulph Twisleton once said “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” The quote always motivates me to get out of my comfort zone and to explore.
But despite all odds, on the brighter side we Delhites are blessed with everything one can ever dream of, a rich list of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Our history starts with the Indraprastha of Pandavas, travels through the Mighty Mughals to the British Era. Over time we have evolved as a true cosmopolitan, we are open to embrace new ideas, culture, festival, food habit and life style which not a single city inside and outside India can claim.
The need of hour is to Revisit, Celebrate, Preserve and Reclaim Our Culture… Here is my Top 24 Cultural Cycling Routes in Delhi which i have done with JNU Cycling Club. I would like to thank Alok and Niraj sir for the wonderful clicks, Nipun, a true cycling enthusiast, Aqsa and Ambreen for the wonderful idea and Aditi for motivating me to share it on Tripoto.
Please note that some of pics and contents are copied from wikipedia and other websites with the sole intention of gathering information, Thank you all.
1. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Sultanpur is located at 40 kms distance from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and 15 km from Gurgaon on the Gurgaon - Farukh Nagar Road. This Bird Sanctuary , ideal for birding and bird watchers, is best visited in winters when a large number of migratory birds come here.