Aside from its status as the millennium city, Gurgaon or Gurugram can be a perfect base for some splendid weekend getaways. If offbeat destinations are your thing, here are our top 5 picks of the places you can take off to for the weekend. The hotels in Gurgaon have made staying in this region pretty affordable and comfortable.
1. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
This beautiful bird sanctuary is located only 15 km from Gurgaon, so it is a perfect destination for a day trip. Winter is the best time to visit the sanctuary because of the large number of migratory birds that fly into the sanctuary. This is a heaven for bird watchers and nature lovers alike. You can go on top of one of the four watchtowers constructed in the sanctuary for some peaceful bird watching.
Distance: 15km from Gurgaon city center
2. Peepal Kothi Farmstay
Are you looking for a break from city life but don’t want to travel too much? The Peepal Kothi farm stay is just the place for you. Peacocks roaming the garden in the morning amid a stunning natural setup, and delicious home-cooked food to rev you up for the day, will be the high-point of your vacation in Peepal Kothi Farmstay. There is also a golf course so you can practice your swing or you can take a pottery class with your family and have some fun. It won’t seem like you are in Gurgaon at all, so this place is definitely a good weekend idea.
Distance: 22km from Gurgaon
3. Camp Wild
What if you discovered a place that had rocky mountains, forests, and starry nights all within an hour’s distance from Gurgaon? Well, that’s just where Camp Wild Dhauj steps in. It’s an eco-forest with the Aravallis as a backdrop in Mangar Village. The place offers everything for adventure lovers as well nature lovers. From cycling to hikes to rappelling and an obstacle park, there are loads of activities to keep you busy. There are eco-lodges and lovely tents for the weekenders.
Distance: Less than 50kms from Gurgaon
4. Tiljara Fort Palace
The lesser-known cousin of the Neemrana Fort, this is another beautiful fort-turned-hotel which is a short drive from Gurgaon. If you are looking to spend the day simply relaxing and taking in the solitude, then this would be a good place. The place has a good pool and a play area and the meals are hearty. The rooms are gorgeous and have been named after 21 women artists of India with their artwork adorning the walls of each room. You might want to visit the natural spring of Surajmujhi and shop from tiny shops that sell lovely Rajasthani wares.
Distance: Less than 80kms from Gurgaon
5. Neemrana Fort
Neemrana Fort, apart from having stunning architecture, is a great place to visit for a monsoon weekend. You can go zip lining, or take a dip in the pool, which overlooks lush green mountains. There is a heritage hotel as well, which has a world-class spa, so you can sit back and relax.
Distance: Less than 100km from Gurgaon
So book your Gurgaon Hotels, and head to these little places for a break from city life. Bird watching, adventure sports, or visiting haunted palaces, there is so much to do, so get started today!