Gurgaon sightseeing tours are a great way for the visitor to take in the sights and sounds of one of India’s major cities. Since it has been principally a commercial city, there are relatively few sites of historical interest. However the visitor will find a thriving bustling metropolis which is without doubt interesting to explore. Many tour operators conduct sightseeing tours of Gurgaon, but the city may also be explored on one’s own.
Notably in recent years many marvellous modern buildings have come up in Gurgaon, many of them contemporary masterpieces. The ship-shaped Convergys building and the unmistakable DLF Tower are highlights, along with the many interesting glass buildings on the stretch between Mehrauli Road and Shankar Chowk. The avid shopper will be thrilled by the over a dozen modern malls to be found in Gurgaon.
The Pataudi Palace, former home of cricketing icon Nawab Mansur Ali Khan, reflects the ancient grandeur of Indian royalty with its imposing architecture, beautiful verandahs and expansive gardens.
The Sheesh Mahal is another building of note, constructed in 1973 by Nawab Faujdar Khan. A twin storey edifice created out of local slate, stone and lime, its most celebrated feature is the exquisite mirror decorations found in its interior.
Not to be missed is the Sheetala Devi Temple devoted to the goddess of smallpox which is frequented by pilgrims of all religious beliefs.
The Damdama Lake located in the environs of Gurgaon is a well known tourist attraction. Visitors may take advantage of its bar, restaurant, hovercraft, conference hall, adventure activities and camping site.
For bird lovers a trip to the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary will prove delightful, with varieties like spot bill, crane, rosy pelican and ruddy duck. The museum and watch towers found here add to the appeal of the park.
Nuh, a nearby town offers such treasures as a red sandstone masonry tank as well as the tomb of Sheikh Musa which displays both Rajput and Muslim architectural motifs; also in the vicinity are the well known shaking towers.
Well known festivals and events in the area include the Kartik Cultural Festival, the Suraj Kund Crafts Mela and the Statesman Car Rally.
Among Gurgaon hotels The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR) holds a prominent place. One of the finest hotels in Gurgaon has to offer this fine establishment offers exceptional accommodations for its esteemed clients.