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Gurgaon Travel

The district headquarter is situated in Gurgaon city. Now Gurgaon has become one of the most important corporate and industrial hubs of Haryana. Gurgaon also known as 'Guru Gram' or 'Guru Gaon' ( village of the spiritual teacher) was named after Dronacharya, a character in the Epic Mahabharata. It is said that Guru Dronacharya of the Pandavas and the Kauravas gave spiritual instructions to them at this place. The office and manufacturing plant of India's largest car maker Maruti Udyog Limited is situated here as are a large number other industries. Another area in which Gurgaon is excelling is the IT industry and software development. Real estate is booming here with new buildings coming up at an astronomical pace.

PLACES OF iNTEREST:
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary:

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, founded by Dr. Salim Ali is situated 16 km from Gurgaon and 46 km from Delhi. During winter birds migrate from as far as Siberia and Europe. There are hide outs, watch towers and a museum of sorts for those keen on serious study. Guest rooms, restaurant, family cottages, bar, hide outs, water towers and catering wing, are there for bird watchers and tourists. The climate of this region is tropical with very hot summers and chilly winters. Monsoon approaches this place in the month of July and continues till mid-September. The best time to visit November-February as the chances of seeing the exclusive wildlife of this park is more in these months. The vegetation of this park is tropical and dry deciduous and the flora include grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, ber, jamun, acacia, and banyan tree. The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is home to a large range of birds, both resident and migratory. Migratory geese and Siberian cranes spend the winter in Sultanpur and there are also the demoiselle cranes, ruddy shelducks, pelicans, flamingoes, bar-headed geese, grey lags, gadwalls, mallards, pochards, shovellers and teals. Local species include plovers, red-wattled lapwings, herons, cormorants, white ibises, spoonbills and painted storks.Other wildlife in the park include blackbuck, nilgai, hog deer, sambar, wild dog or dhole, caracal, wild cat, hedgehog, mongoose, striped hyena, Indian porcupine, rattle/honey badger, leopard, wild pig, and four horned antelope. Inside the park, the Haryana Tourism Development Corporation runs a tourist lodge.

Sultanpur Lake:

Sultanpur Lake is the point around which the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary has been developed. The lake is a picnic spot for the residents of Delhi and boating facilities are also available here. The lake has a good number of reptiles and it attracts a lot of migratory birds during winters.

Sheetala Devi Temple:
This famous Hindu temple is located one and a half kilometers in the suburbs of Gurgaon near a pond. Also referred to as a 'Shakti Peeth', the presiding deity of this temple is Mata Sheetala Devi the goddess of small-pox. It is held in great esteem throughout this part of the country. It is visited by a large number of pilgrims.

Sohna:
Sohna is about twenty four km from Gurgaon. It is famous for its hot springs which have healing qualities for skin diseases of all kinds. Haryana Government has built a Barbet Hut complete with its own sitting area and an attached kitchen for tourists. A motel wing has air-conditioned rooms for stay. A four bed dormitory, family huts and simple camper huts have been built for every-budget tourists. In February every year, a Statesman Vintage Car Rally to the Sohna hill is held and Haryana Tourism celebrates the day with a mela event.

Damdama Lake:

Located a few kilometers South of Gurgaon off Alwar road. There is a adventure resort Water Banks, with deluxe tents along the lake side. There are facilities for boating and hot air ballooning.

HOW TO REACH THERE:
By Air:The nearest airport from Sultanpur is the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Palam Domestic Airport in Delhi at a distance of just 35 km. Indira Gandhi airport is connected with most of the important international destinations by regular flights of the major airlines. Palam Domestic Airport is connected to almost all the major cities in India by regular flights of the Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, and Sahara Airlines apart from the other small domestic airlines.
By Train:Gurgaon is the nearest railway station connected to Delhi and many places in Haryana and Rajasthan by regular trains. New Delhi, Nizamuddin, and Old Delhi railway stations are important railway links from where one can get trains to almost all parts of the country.
By Road:This place is well connected by roads with Delhi and Gurgaon, the district headquarters.

 
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