The National Capital Region (NCR) is a place big enough to have secrets unknown to many. Every now and then, city dwellers need some time off from the life disturbed by hectic schedules. Individuals, groups, and families can go seek adventure-filled activities or simply have a little picnic, eat at the best restaurants in Gurgaon at some of the not-so-famous places in and around Delhi. There are several adventure camps and other facilities in Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, and here are a few of them:
Bhardwaj Lake Asola
Delhi comes across as a congested city, basically a concrete jungle with ample architectural heritage and a drying river. However, there are places just out of Delhi that transcend the usual and allow Delhiites to enjoy a little solitude. The Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary has a hidden gem in the name of Bhardwaj Lake. It is extremely beautiful and much in contrast to the many places around it. Surrounded by rocky hills, the lake is the very definition of serenity. It is preserved by the Delhi Wildlife Department. You can reach there by taking the metro to Badarpur station from where it’s a short walk away.
Just next to the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary lies an ancient forest grove with 6 lac trees spread over 667 acres. It is no less than a refuge for the urban population just about a 45 minutes’ drive from Gurgaon. A part of the Northern Aravalli leopard wildlife corridor, it is an important biodiversity area. The LaLiT Mangar built right among the forest groves is a 5-star facility with corporate party venues in Gurgaon. Apart from several activities like cycling, rock climbing, pottery, yoga, it offers yoga, spa, and visits to the ancient village of the same name. Mangar is a great place for family picnics and bird watching in the early morning.
Flyboy Air Safari
This one is a real treat for those who ‘wish to fly’ and seek adrenaline pumping activities. The Flyboy Aero Park in Sohna, Gurgaon organizes this amazing adventure sport, Air Safari in Delhi NCR. It is just like paragliding, except the passengers are propelled by a small automobile with a huge fan at the back. A trained pilot assists you with rides that are divided into three ranges; 6-8 Kilometers, 12-15 Kilometers, and 20-24 Kilometers.
Although known well among the masses, the Tughlaqabad Fort remains rather unattended. The fort was constructed back in 1321 by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. It lies in ruins but the enormous bastions up to 30 meters in height still stand tall. The fort perimeter is 6 kilometers long which was constructed to protect the city from the Mongolians who used to attack quite often.
In Delhi, there are several mosques that tangibly represent its illustrious past and the diversity that has occupied India for centuries. Another monument from the Tughlaq dynasty, the Begumpur Masjid is an important piece of Indian heritage. It was one of the most important establishments in the 12th century when the city of Jahanpanah was created. It is without a doubt, one of the lesser known places in Malviya Nagar of Delhi and deserves a visit.
Apart from these, the Wild Camp in Dhauj, Awara Adventure Foundation in Sohna, Shikhar Adventure Park in Gurgaon are some more place where the people from the capital can avail fun-filled family activities not too far away from Delhi.