Are you looking for a day long outing to any adjoining location from Delhi? Sited around 50Kms away from the capital city, Manesar is one such location that you can certainly plan for. Over the phase of time, the little township of Manesar has transformed into one of the most rapid growing industrial towns in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region). Located in Gurgaon district of state Haryana, several multidimensional companies, luxurious hotels and academic institutes have gave Manesar an esteemed recognition in entire Delhi-NCR. With such drastic transformation, Manesar witnesses influx of tourists from various cities and towns on regular basis.
Times back, Manesar was considered merely as a sleepy village, which was inhabited by 1000 dwellers on the NH-8, the roadway linkage between Delhi and Jaipur. Moving ahead in late nineties, this sleepy village of thousand adobes has touched a new feat of progress. Today, Manesar has evolved as a trendy weekend destination for many visitors.
The inhabitants of Manesar are rich by culture and generous by nature. They rejoice performing their traditional dances and songs. The popular art and culture of Manesar includes ballads, dramas and Saangs. Some of the popular local dances here are Teej dance, Chhatti dance, Jhumar and Loor. They equally enjoy most of the famous Hindu festivals like Holi, Dushehra and Diwali. The local people of Manesar still involve into various handicraft activities. The wooden handicraft of Manesar is quite popular and this includes the finest wooden gift boxes, lucrative furniture, wooden toys and wooden utensils. The official languages spoken in Manesar are Hindi, Haryanvi and English.
Being a part of the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, Manesar faces extreme weather conditions in winter as well as in summer. The summer lasts here for three months from April to June. During summer the maximum temperature reaches up to 450C, which turns the city more hot and humid. However, arrival of monsoon brings down the intense temperature to a soothing extent in Manesar. Monsoon hits Manesar in the month of July and it lasts here till September. Gentle breeze during monsoon allows people of Manesar to enjoy a delightful ambiance. Winter arrives here in the month of November when the temperature curbs down up to 40C. People of Manesar can enjoy a comfy winter till February.
The best time to visit Manesar is between September and March. If you love rain then visiting Manesar during monsoon could be a great weekend trip.
Places to See:
Over the years, the rapid growing infrastructure of Manesar has opened the doors for many multidimensional companies. On the other hand, considering the number of visitors here on regular basis, Manesar Heritage Hotel and Spa is also set up here. Though, visiting Manesar not merely confined to its luxurious hotels and multidimensional companies. There are few other attractions as well that pulls the tourist to this small town of Gurgaon.
The following are the major attractions in and around Manesar that you must explore during your trip:
Situated few Kilometres away from the south of Gurgaon, this is one of the key attractions in Manesar. Damdama Lake is reckoned amongst the biggest natural lakes in the state of Haryana. What amazes the presence of visitors here is the tranquillity of the lake area. One can enjoy here various exciting water rides by paddle boats, motor boats and row boats. While boating around the Damdama Lake, you can also notice various spices of indigenous as well as migrated birds at this site.
Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, visitors can avail various adventurous activities like rock climbing, hot air ballooning, angling, para sailing, cycling and many other outdoor games. During winter, plenty of visitors flock this place for picnic purpose. Thus, exploring the Damdama Lake could be a thrilling weekend trip from the adjoining places like Delhi, Noida and Faridabad. This site is also popular for family tour, corporate group tour and adventure tour. The best time to visit Damdama Lake is from October to March.
With an expanse of around 8 acres areas on the Aravali range, the rock-strewn landscape of Camp Mustang is a popular adventure hub. If you are an adventure freak, Camp Mustang is a must try for you. This camp caters you some thrilling activities like trekking, air-rifle shooting, flyboy air safari, zorbing and other amusing events. Many travel agencies are also there that offer a complete package of such daring activities along with food and drinks. Thus, Camp Mustang is a great place to have fun around the Aravali range.
One more addition amidst the Aravalli range is Sohna Lake. This lake is the last relic of the Aravalli’s Northern edge. The significance of this place is its name, which was named after the golden dust discovered in the sand of a small river near the lake. One more reason that grabs the attention of traveller here is the hot Sulphur spring, which works a great an antiseptic for skin disease. Besides, the picturesque holiday resort at Sohna Lake also pulls many visitors to Gurgaon. A blend of Spa at the resort with sulphur and steam bath up on the rock can add an amazing delight to your weekend trip. Visitors can also enjoy their soothing leisure time around the mini swimming pool provided here. Thus, Sohna Lake is a perfect gateway where holidaying and health tourism can be revealed at same time.
#Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Situated around 16Kms away from Gurgaon, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the preferred sites, which is visited by the travellers during their trip to Manesar. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary houses more than 200 diverse species of birds including rosy pelican, yellow wagtail and Siberian crane. Not only this, Sultanpur Bird sanctuary is also houses many wild animals like mongoose, deer and Nilgai. One of the best parts of this bird homeland is its own tourist lodge, which is administered by the Haryana Tourism Corporation. Positioned on the Gurgaon-Farukhnagar road, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary can best be visited between September and March, which is the perfect time for birding.
#Manesar Golf Course
Situated amidst the tranquil Aravalli range with an area of 32 acres and 18 holes, Manesar Golf Course is undoubtedly a favourite site for the golfers. With wonderful greeneries and well-maintained fairways, Manesar Golf Course has set a new standard of its own class. So, if you know the game well, trying some accurate shots around the holes could be an absolute thrill.
#Mata Sheetala Devi Temple
Visiting a Hindu temple in a fabulous industrial hub is quite a splendid experience that once can have. Mata Sheetala Devi Temple is a popular sacred place visited by many Hindu pilgrims throughout the year. Maximum footfalls of devotees can be witnessed here in the months of March and April when the people of Manesar celebrate Chaitra festival quite enthusiastically. Visiting to this divine shrine not only unwind your presence, but also feels you an amazing spirit of serenity.
#The Heritage Transport Museum
Imagine a place with more than 90,000 square feet area where you are delimited by an array of vintage cars and some exotic transport means. The Heritage Transport Museum is one such location, which will arrest your presence for long hours. The Transport Museum exhibits a wide range of vintage cars including Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet Impala, Range Rover, Lambretta etc. The museum also showcases some good collections of bikes, aviation, tribal art, rail coach etc. For a car freak, this is absolutely a stunning place to explore along with an international ambience. The best part of visiting this museum is that you won’t feel how fast the time flies amidst these elegant vehicles. The museum also caters cafe, conference rooms, museum shop, auditorium and corporate sponsorship. If you are travelling there by your own car, ample of parking space is available near the museum. From Delhi, it will take one and half hours to reach this heritage museum, while from Gurgaon the distance can be crossed in merely 45 minutes.
The museum is open from 10AM to 7PM. For adults, the entry fee is INR 300, for children below 12 years the fee is INR 150; and for students (with valid ID proof) the entry fee is INR 120. However, for children below 3 years and disabled person (with one companion) no entry fee is required.
In addition to the cited attractions, you can also travel further from Manesar to explore some other spectacular places like Jaipur, Alwar, Aligarh, Kotdwar etc.
Getting there to Manesar:
Being one of the growing commercial hubs, Manesar is well-connected to various parts of the capital city. Thus for Delhiites, reaching Manesar is very convenient. However, if you want to flock this thriving place in Haryana from any other cities, you can travel by air or by train. Let’s have a look into the important modes of commutations to reach Manesar:
By Air: Located around 37Kms away from Manesar, Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport for air travellers. From airport premises, visitors can hire taxi, cab or board into HSRTC (Haryana State Road Transport Corporation) operated buses to reach Manesar.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Gurgaon Railway Station, which is located around 15Kms from the city. From railway station many private vehicles are available on regular basis. Considering the rapid evolution of Manesar Township, in future this city is also expected to get connected with Delhi NCR via Metro.
By Road: The presence of NH-8 easily connects Manesar with various adjoining cities within Haryana and Delhi NCR. By road, you can either drive your own car or board into a bus or even book a cab to reach Manesar. There are regular buses from the nearby places like Naharpur Kasan, Gurgaon, Sohna, Farrukh Nagar and Pataudi that travel till Manesar bus stand.
Places to Stay:
Over past few months, the model township of Manesar has grown immensely. This is the reason why many eminent industrialists are stepping forward to invest their capital on various projects in Manesar. Growing with all modern amenities, this place is turning to be a happening destination for many capitalists and business owners.
When we discuss about infrastructural growth of any place, it also includes availability of luxurious hotels and comfy accommodations. With that note, various quality hotels and resorts are also set up in Manesar where visitors can have a pleasant stay. By spending around INR 1500 -INR 6000, one can find various hotels in Manesar.
For your convenience some of the nearby hotels are listed as follows:
#Savoy Suites Manesar
Distance: 2.4Kms from Manesar
Address: Plot No- R 75, Sector 1, IMT Manesar, India 122050
#Dayal Regency Manesar
Distance: 1.03Kms from Manesar
Main Road, Sec- I, IMT Manesar
Manesar India 122002
#UStay Garden Glass Villa
Distance: 1.09Kms from Manesar
Sector 1, IMT Manesar
Manesar India 122051
Distance: 1.16Kms from Manesar
Plot No – 500, Sec 1, Industrial Ch. Devilal
IMT Manesar, Dist. Gurgaon
#Hotel RBS Inn
Distance: 0.09Km from Manesar
Opp Plot No -16, Sec 8, Near Maruti Gate No -1,
Gurgaon, Manesar India 122050
#Hotel Ganga Villa
Distance: 2.43Kms from Manesar
Sector 1, Manesar, Gurgaon,
Haryana Gurgaon India 122050
So plan your next weekend trip to this promising commercial and residential hub of Gurgaon.