It’s a dream of every traveler to find the essence of Old Delhi in its narrow lanes, relive the old-world charm during a visit to Qutub Minar or India Gate, and go on a food trail in the tapering lanes of Chandni Chowk. Also, who wouldn’t have dreamt of shopping in this paradise! For non Delhiites, this picture of Delhi will never wane down. However, as much as Delhiites love their city, once in a while they too deserve to take a break from the monotonous lifestyle of the city.

Not quite far from this capital city, everyone has witnessed the rise of the impressive skylines in Gurgaon from the dusty suburbs. Gurgaon has become a buzzing metropolis over the past few years and has again chained its dwellers in its hustle and bustle. We are here to free you from the tedious living and bring a new destination, Manesar, for you to take a break from city life. Hit the road and explore the rugged rural life of Manesar located in the NCR region. It is not only one of the best nearby places to visit near Gurgaon but also amongst the amazing tourist places near Delhi. Manesar with its various places to flaunt is perfect for a short trip with your friends or family.

Let’s check out the 5 must-visit places in Manesar!


Damdama Lake

Located about 20 k from Gurgaon, Damdama Lake is one of the most popular tourist places near Gurgaon. The Lake is nestled amidst soothing greenery and rugged hills and is quite a famous spot for adventure activities and picnics. Facilities like boating, zorbing, and rock climbing are available for visitors to indulge in. If you either choose to spend some relaxed moments with your loved ones, Damdama Lake is just the place.

Picturesque Damdama Lake
scenic image of sohna dam



Settled in the foothills of the Aravalis, Sohna is a quaint little town known for its rustic vibes and serene surrounding. The town owns a number of places as must-visits. The ancient Shiva Temple, which is almost 100 years old, and the hot springs, which is popular for its medicinal properties are definitely on the list. Sohna dam with its picture-perfect backdrop also allures many nature lovers. Sohna is also a venue for two famous fairs, Gangasnan in November and Teej Mela between July and August, which are hosted every year.


Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is amongst the best places to visit near Delhi for bird lovers. It is a haven for bird watchers and a home to more than 250 avifauna species of birds. The best time to visit this sanctuary is during winters when a flock of migratory birds comes here including Blue-tailed Bee-Eater, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater, Black-crowned Night Heron, Asian Koel, etc. One can also spot birds like Purple Sunbird, Paddyfield Pipit, Common Hoopoe, and Little Cormorant.

Colourful bird at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Manesar Golf Course


Manesar Golf Course

Since we have promised a funfilled getaway, Manesar Golf Course is the next one on the list. This 18 holes golf course is spread over 32 acres in the middle of the mesmerizing Aravali range. The lush greens are known for being a challenging course for golfers. The golf course is worth going into your list of places to visit near Delhi to witness the silent greenery enveloped by the lovely atmosphere.


Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Temple

This temple is dedicated to the presiding deity of Sheetala Devi and is perfectly placed near a pond in one of the villages of Gurgaon. This village is also the birthplace of Guru Dronacharya. This temple is thronged by devotees especially on Mondays in the month of Chaitra, which is from March to April.

Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Temple