QUICK TOUR OF GURGAON (FROM DELHI)

Pilgrimage | Wildlife | Historical & Heritage | Miscellaneous

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: New Delhi Railway Station

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Ideal Start Time: 9 AM

Total Places Visited: 4

DAY 1 : SHEETAL MATA MANDIR SULTANPUR BIRD SANCTUARY FARRUKHNAGAR KINGDOM OF DREAMS

At a distance of 3 km from Gurgaon Bus Stand, Sheetala Devi Temple or Sheetala Mata Mandir is one of the major pilgrimage site in Gurgaon. It is also known as Masani Mata Mandir

The temple, standing near a pond, is dedicated to Mata Sheetla Devi. The presiding deity is made of gold polished metal. Placed in a wooden casket on a small marble platform, this image weighs about 4 kg. The deity is believed to be the Goddess who protects children from small pox and gives them a healthy life. Majority of the visitors to the temples are women who come here to seek the blessings of the Goddess for their children.

The temple was built by son of King Surajmal of Bharatpur. The temple also houses other deities like Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva, Shani Dev & Goddess Durga. The temple authorities have also constructed Mundan Halls where the first hair-cutting ceremony for children is held, Satsang Bhavan for yoga & other spiritual activities and Bhandara Bhavan for offering food to the pilgrims.
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At a distance of 16 km from Gurgaon and 50 km from Delhi, Sultanpur National Park, formerly Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located at Sultanpur in Gurgaon district of Haryana state. It is one of the popular places to visit near Delhi for a day trip.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is very popular national park and ideal for bird watching. Established in 1972 as the Sultanpur Bird Reserve, this place was upgraded to National Park in 1989. Since then, the lake that earlier had to depend on monsoon for its water was provided water from Yamuna River enabling it to remain full throughout the year. Spread over an area of 1.43 sq. km, this bird sanctuary is inhabited by over 250 species of birds. During the winter months, it attracts more than 100 varieties of migratory bird species from Siberia, Afghanistan, Russia, Turkey and East European countries.

Birds like common hoopoe, common spoonbill, paddy field pipit, purple sunbird, little cormorant, Eurasian thick-knee, gray francolin, black .....

At a distance of 24 km from Gurgaon & 55 km from New Delhi, Farrukhnagar is a historical town in Gurgaon district of Haryana. It is one of the nine administrative blocks of Gurgaon district and shares its border with Jhajjar district.

Farukh Nagar was established in 1732 by Faujdar Khan, the first Nawab of Farrukhnagar and a governor under Mughal Emperor. Farrukhnagar flourished due to its salt trade till the late 19th century, and was abandoned in the early 20th century during the British Raj. Sheesh Mahal and Jama Masjid are the noted Mughal era monuments situated in this fort town.

Farukh Nagar Fort, which was built in the 18th century by Nawab Faujdar Khan, is one of the popular tourist attractions in the town. The fort has an impressive bastion Dilli Darwaza, with a typical Mughal architecture. It was one of the entrance gates to the Farukh Nagar town. Today the fort is mostly in ruins, though it underwent restoration in 2009. Out of five entrances, this gateway is one .....

At a distance of 4.5 km from Gurgaon Bus Stand, Kingdom of Dreams is India's first live entertainment, theatre and leisure destination with offerings of Musicals, Dramas, Mythological Shows, Street Dances, Mock Indian Weddings and much more.

This iconic place was started in the year 2010 and is a perfect fusion of Indian culture, art & crafts, heritage and cuisines found under a single roof. Spread over 6 acres and built at a cost of over Rs. 2 billion, Kingdom of Dreams is run by the Great Indian Nautanki Company (GINC), a joint venture between Apra Group and Wizcraft. Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is the global ambassador of this place.

Kingdom of Dreams consists of Nautanki Mahal, Showshaa Theatre, and a cultural and cuisine area known as Culture Gully. Nautanki Mahal is the main attraction of this place and is designed like a grand palace. It is an 835-seat auditorium within the complex and it is the venue where Bollywood kind of music, shows and theatre are organized. .....

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