What's Up Gurgaon

Top Things to do in Gurgaon

May 4, 2018

Be it dining, entertainment, culture or adventure, Gurgaon has it all. From the best of restaurants and pubs to unique museums, sporting venues and its very own Broadway-style theatre. So whatever be your interest or passion, just get going… with these top things to do in GURGAON!!

Eco adventure

Aravalli Biodiversity Park, MG Road

With over 1,000 different types of plants, 190 species of birds, 90 kinds of butterflies and over a lakh species of insects and reptiles, this eco hub of Gurgaon is a nature and wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Home to reptiles such as monitor lizards, snakes, chameleons and mammals like jackals, blue bulls, porcupines and others, the Aravalli Biodiversity Park highlights an orchard, a butterfly garden, a fernery and a medicinal plants conservator.   Spend the day cycling or rambling through the park, bird watching or you could join some groups that meet up there for hiking or cycling activities on weekends. Watch for cultural activities held there (usually winters or spring).

Where: Near Guru Dronacharya Metro Station, MG Road, Gurugram

Call: 9999050664

Most Happening Nightlife Destination

 

Visit to Sector 29 Market

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Sector 29 is to Gurgaon what Connaught Place is to Delhi. The Sector 29 Gurgaon market is reminiscent of those relaxed, al-fresco plazas of a previous age when all forms of leisure and entertainment were yet to be relegated indoors to the confines of shopping malls. Akin to Connaught Place, this is quite the business centre and entertainment district of Gurgaon. Centrally located and having great connectivity make it a with a go-to place for all and sundry. With a host of pubs, coffee shops, beer cafes, specialty as well as multi-cuisine restaurants have come up over the years, it is quite the hub.

Art & Culture

Museum of folk and tribal art, Sector 4

museum of folk and tribal art things to do in gurgaon

Discover a treasure trove of one of the finest collections of Indian folk, tribal and neglected art at this little known museum in Gurgaon. Tucked away in the older parts of Gurgaon, the Museum of folk and tribal art hosts one of the most distinctive collections of Indian folk, tribal and neglected art.  Handicrafts from Himachal, Bengal, Gujarat and Punjab in wood, stone, and iron can be viewed on display. A rare figurine of a ‘200 Shiva Heads’ from Karnataka is a highlight along with numerous other life-size mukhalingams.  A must visit for art connoisseurs. 

Where: Urban Estate, House No. 2009, Dev Nagar, Feroz Gandhi Colony, Sector 4, Gurugram

Call: 01244250553

Drive into history

Heritage Transport Museum

heritage museum gurgaon haryana

India’s first transport museum is a treat not just for the automobile enthusiasts.  Inspired and built on the likes of similar venues in LA and London, the museum promises to drive everyone’s interest. Spread over 90,000 square feet, the museum hosts a collection of pre-modern and modern marvels including howdahs, bullock carts, palanquins and a boat. Find classics such as the 1924 Ford, a 1932 Chevrolet, a 1935 Buick alongside Indian vintage scooters and rural Indian vehicles such as chakda and phatphat, a restored railway saloon from the 1930s and a vintage petrol pump.   The galleries also showcase Indian transport toys, maritime and aviation history, contemporary and tribal art on the theme of transportation; as well as old photographs, stamps, advertisements and memorabilia. This museum is located about 35 kms from Gurgaon.

Where: Bilaspur – Taoru Road (Major District Road 132), Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru, Gurgaon

Call: 01123718100

Bowl & Party

Smaaash

With a 2- lane bowling alley, truly international gaming centre, multi-cuisine dining and snack options, premium private party lounge, karaoke cubicles, you don’t need to head anywhere else for entertainment.

Where: 4th Floor, Ambience Mall, NH8, Gurgaon.

Call: 99908 00600

Live Theatre & Entertainment

Kingdom of Dreams, Sector  29

KOD Gurgaon

Bollywood meets Broadway.  India’s first live entertainment, theatre and leisure destination, promises an unforgettable experience like nothing you’ve ever seen. With a hydraulic stage, automated fly bars, and a matrix sound system, the musical theatre shows here, such as Zangoora and Jhumroo transport audiences into the realm of awe and magic. A complete dining and entertainment arena, Kingdom of Dreams also hosts the Culture Gully – an enclosed boulevard with theme dining, live kitchens, arts, crafts, impromptu dance performances, tattoo and tarot, and the IIFA pub & lounge. Also don’t miss shows at the Showshaa live theatre.

Where: Auditorium Complex, Sector 29, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Gurgaon

Call: 01244528000

Go Ice skating 

ISkate, Ambience Mall

Lace up and get ready to glide, pirouette and live up at the most chilled out experience in Gurgaon.iskate

The only natural ice rink and rated one of the best indoor skating rinks in the country, this 15, 000/- sq., ft. arena promises a truly unique experience. The venue also hosts a karaoke bar, party hall, and café so you can hangout with friends, or host a party. Skates and penguin ice guides can be hired at the venue.

Where: 6th Floor, Ambience Mall, National Highway 8, Gurugram

Call: 01244610606

Leisure and entertainment

AppuGhar Water Park @ Sector 29

appu ghar gurugram

With a prime location near Huda City Metro station & spread across an area of around 10 acres, the state-of-the-art ‘Rain forest’ themed Water Park boasts of never seen before signature rides which are not only unique to India but also are just amongst a few in the world!!

Where: Appu Ghar Marg, Sector 29, Gurugram

Call: 124 458 1000

Smaaash Sky Karting @ Sector 29

smaaash sky karting

If you are the kind who loves zipping down roads in your car with not a care in the world, then Delhi NCR’s unbearable traffic and potholes must surely disappoint you. Unleash the Michael Schumacher in you! Head for the newly opened Smaaash Go Karting track, it takes racing literally to a whole new level! A first-of-its-kind multi-level karting track, a strict and non-negotiable compliance to safety standards; this place will have you gleefully speeding around for hours.

Where: Sector 29, Next to Oysters Appughar Water Park Sector 29 Police Station, Gurgaon

Call: 088799 20007

CyberHub, DLF Cyber City

The coolest and finest dining and entertainment destination in Gurgaon for corporates, families and kids alike.

dlf cyber hub gurgaonCyberHub is a veritable oasis in the midst of the corporate jungle. With its striking international design, open space architecture, well planned, laidback ambience, it reminisces of a Clarks Quay in Singapore, minus the river and colourful buildings.  The hub is always humming with activity, with some of the top names in food and entertainment industry that offer a choice of amazing dining and beverage options, including Hard Rock café, Wine Company, Vaango, Nando’s, Dunkin Donuts, Oh Calcutta to name just a few.  The open air amphitheatre plays host to weekend cultural & art shows and rock concerts.

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