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Things to do in Gurgaon

Gurgaon was only a few decades ago an almost forgotten village of historical importance. Thanks to the strategic and timely establishment of high-end offices of Indian and multinational companies, and the development that followed thereafter, the city today competes with the most modern cities of the world and is no longer a poor cousin of Delhi. A major business hub, other than hosting architecturally aced buildings, the city boasts of world-class sporting venues, top-notch museums, and many other awesome stuffs. Think about dining, entertainment, culture or adventure and Gurgaon would have something to offer.

CyberHub, DLF Cyber City

The most modern and a truly rewarding place for finest dining and entertainment, CyberHub boasts of round the hour happening activities. The entire hub is a testimony of international design, its open space architecture, well planned, laidback ambience is food for all. The open air amphitheatre plays host to art shows and tock concert. Some of the leading food brands such as Hard Rock café, Wine Company, Vaango, Nando’s, Dunkin Donuts, Oh Calcutta are all housed here – making the visit fuller.

Aravalli Biodiversity Park, MG Road

If you love to explore the awesome variety of natural wonders wildlife has to offer, this place perhaps has no alternative. Aravalli Biodiversity Park has over 1,000 different types of plants, 90 kinds of butterflies, over a lakh species of insects and reptiles, 190 species of birds to name a few. Walking down the path, you can see the amazing nature in all her glory. Other than all the natural species, the highlights include an orchard, a fernery, a medicinal plants conservator and a butterfly garden. If you are in for a visit during winter and spring, do join the cultural activities.

ISkate, Ambience Mall

This is one of the best, experts say, indoor skating rinks in the country, taking up a massive 15,000 sqft. It also has a karaoke bar, party hall, and café. So, other than all the fun on rink, you can enjoy your time with friends and even host a party.

Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44

If art is what you are looking for and enjoy watching concert, plays, film screening; epicentre is the place. A massive exhibition hall, auditorium, art gallery and amphitheatre make the place a uniquely entertaining place. With all the wonders and happenings, it is indeed a great cultural and social hangout zone.

Kingdom of dreams, Sector 29

Fun, and merriment meet at Kingdom of dreams. The country’s first live entertainment, theatre and leisure destination is just perfect for dining and entertainment. A range of new age shows and leisure sources make it a great source to relax after hectic weekdays.

Other great places to visit in Gurgaon

  • Museum of folk and tribal art, Sector 4
  • Heritage Transport Museum
  • BluO, Ambience Mall

There are many other unique things to do in Gurgaon. While we cover yet another article, please consider reading our other articles to learn unique and interesting things to do in other Indian cities.

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Things to see in Bhubaneshwar

Bhubaneshwar is often dubbed as a Temple Town for it boasts of a variety of thoughtfully carved out ancient temples that reflect the beauty and grandour of old-world architecture. However, the city is simply much more than that, boasting everything from highly organized parks to state of the art museums and more. Read and explore the top things to do and see while you are in Bhubaneshwar.

The Lingaraj Temple

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The 54 m-high Lingaraj temple (king of lingas, the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva) is dedicated to Tribhuvaneswar (Lord of Three Worlds). Thoughtfully surrounded by dozens of smaller temples and shrines; the temple is believed to be around thousand years older. The main temple is restricted to Hindus, but there is a viewing platform; from where anyone can catch the sight. Reflective of the great Kalinga architecture; the temple offers a holistic viewing pleasure – The main gate, guarded by two moustachioed yellow lions, granite blocks, thoughtfully carved out designs – everything is a blessed food for the eyes.

Lingaraj Road, Old Town Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India

Nandankanan Zoo

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Truly paradise on earth, Nandankanan is one of the best organized zoos in the world. Spread over 400 hectares in the Chandaka forest, it receives footfall of more than 2.5 million visitors every year. The zoo houses 67 kinds of mammals, 81 species of birds and 18 varieties of reptiles, and also has a botanical garden. If you have long been craving to see white tigers, black panthers, deer, and many other animals and birds in their natural glory, this zoo is the best place.

April to September – (07.30 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.)

October to March – (08.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.)

Park & Garden Remains closed on Every Monday

Near Police Station, NK Rd, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India

Udayagiri and khandigiri caves

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When at Bhubaneshwar, it is always a great idea to visit Udayagiri and Khandigiri. If you have been looking to find the art of ancient world, their superb talent at the best, the caves are simply the awesome. The caves have got their names from the hills they are situated. They offer information into the Kalinga empire and Jain religion.

Khandagiri, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India           

Other remarkable places to visit in Bhubaneshwar

  • Odisha state museum
  • Pathani Samanta Planetarium
  • Indira Gandhi Park
  • Rajarani Temple
  • Tribal Museum
  • Dhauli Giri
  • Regional Science Park

There are so many interesting things to do and see in Bhubaneshwar that one single article is simply not enough. The city has always been perfect holiday destination for many for tranquility and peace. Do visit the temple town at least once in your life to experience a unique, awesome world of holistic hospitality.