In the midst of the mad house city life, I bring to you one more piece of tranquility presented by nature itself. My hesitancy in bringing forth the place to you is the fear of it being subjected to mishandling. It is ‘Death Valley’ I am talking about. But don’t be wary by virtue of it’s name. This is one of the most serene locations left within the periphery around Gurgaon. Before you jump to conclusions, let me give you a bit of insight.
“Death Valley” is a collection of 7 abandoned mines, which later naturally filled with crystal blue water, in Surajkunj Faridabad. Being a private property, it has been kept off the radar, from the public eye. Abound with flora and fauna, it also has ruins of historic structures going back to the rajput era. Being totally uninhabited, and far from civilization, it is a total treat for the senses!
It gets the name “death valley”, because of the spate of mysterious deaths occurring in the area, mostly by drowning in the lakes, been given the name ‘Khooni Jheel’. Getting here may take a tad more effort as the area is cordoned off. This is unexplored but the most beautiful lake on Surajkund road. Walk down two kilometres from opposite Manav Rachna university- enroute lie two more lakes which are also worth seeing.. To reach there it is advisable to use a bike as it can go all the way to last lake which is Bharadwaj lake, also one of the best lakes in Haryana. It is easy to decipher the detour as it apposite to MRIU Faridabad.
The water pure, untouched by man, the view is amazing. So if you’re a nature freak or a biker, get on here for some off roading!
But with anything good, come precautions…..
- Try not to be come into the eye of the locals who may not take trespassers kindly.
- Respect the privacy of the place.
- Visit the place in a group.
- Be wary of the monkeys here… they are always ready to steal your food!
Nature is to be admired and experienced… Respect it and you’ll be fine.