Sky-rocketing buildings, maddening crowds, and horrendous traffic are probably the first things that come to your mind when you think of Gurgaon. But, is that all this emerging business hub of India has to offer? No! From entertainment venues to adventurous activities, vibrant shopping venues to bustling nightlife, fun-filled picnic spots to classy restaurants, Gurgaon has got everything to delight travelers. If you are checking-in at one of the hotels in Gurgaon this Saturday-Sunday, read on. In this blog, we give you a rundown of the things to do in Gurgaon on weekends.

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1. Visit the Kingdom of Dreams

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When in Gurgaon, who would want to miss out India’s first live entertainment and theater destination – the Kingdom of Dreams aka KOD? Touted as one of the best places to visit in Gurgaon, KOD stages various musicals, theater productions, and Bollywood-style shows, such as Zangoora and Jhumroo. The Culture Gully and the Nautanki Mahal are some of the key attractions of KOD. The place also offers you an ultimate entertainment package with lip-smacking dishes at its themed restaurants. What more could you ask for this weekend?

  • Location: Sector 29
  • Timings: 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tickets: ₹ 600 onwards

2. Chill Out at Damdama Lake

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Chilling out at this serene lake with your friends or family is one of the best things to do in Gurgaon on weekends. You can explore your adventurous side here with an array of outdoor activities, such as trekking, rock climbing and rappelling. You can also engage in a session of pedal boating or just sit at one of the restaurants in the area, sipping on a cup of hot tea, with the spectacular Aravalli Ranges in the background. The lake is home to more than 90 different species of birds, making it an ideal place for birdwatchers. That’s not all. There are many agencies here that offer hot air balloon rides, so how about getting your weekly dose of adrenaline rush by flying up, up, and away?

  • Location: Off Sohna Road
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 06:30 pm; every day
  • Cost for Activities: Varies from one activity to another

3. Plan a Picnic at Leisure Valley Park

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Situated in the heart of the city, the Leisure Valley Park is one of the most popular weekend picnic spots in Gurgaon. With beautifully landscaped gardens and well-paved pebble walking trails, this park is the perfect spot for nature lovers and serenity seekers. Your kids can have their share of fun at the children’s play area while you can unwind in the evening hours enjoying the musical fountain or marveling at the 50 plus varieties of roses in the Rose Garden.

  • Location: Sector 29
  • Timings: 05:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee

4. Have Unlimited Fun at Amusement and Waterparks

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Gurgaon is dotted with some amazing amusement parks and water parks that can make you go “woo-hoo” with excitement. You can unleash your inner child and scream all you want on the thrilling and gravity-defying rides at these parks. Here’s our list of the popular amusement and water parks in Gurgaon where you can get charged up for the week ahead.

Fun N Food Village (Old Delhi – Gurgaon Road)

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tickets: ₹ 1000 + GST (couples); ₹ 300 + GST (kids)

Wet N Wild (Sector 78)

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Tickets: ₹ 500 (adults); ₹ 400 (kids)

Appu Ghar, Oysters Beach Water Park (Sector 29)

  • Timings: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tickets: ₹ 1200 (general); ₹ 600 (senior citizens); ₹ 800 (children)

5. Plan a Weekend Getaway

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Feeling trapped in the daily grind? Want to go somewhere far away from the hustle-bustle of the city life? At such times, a weekend getaway could be a great option to feel refreshed again. Below are some of the most popular weekend getaways from Gurgaon:

Shikhar Adventure Park

  • Location: Wazirpur Village
  • Distance: 12 km

Tikli Bottom

  • Location: Gairatpur Bas
  • Distance: 20 km

Lohagarh Farms

  • Location: Gairatpur Baas
  • Distance: 20 km

Pratapgarh Farms and Resorts

  • Location: Gwalison Road
  • Distance: 54 km

6. Unwind at Gurgaon’s Best Pubs and Breweries

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Had a long and tiring week? We suggest you grab your buddies and make your way to some of the best pubs and breweries in Gurgaon. Keep your worries at bay as you gulp some freshly brewed beer and lip-smacking dishes and cocktails. Our top picks include:

Best Breweries in Gurgaon

  • Soi 7 (Cyber Hub)
  • Prankster (Sector 29)
  • Molecule Air Bar (Sector 29)
  • Warehouse Café (Sector 29)
  • Nowhere Terrace BrewPub (DLF Phase IV)

Best Pubs in Gurgaon

  • Social (Cyber Hub)
  • Hard Rock Café (Cyber Hub)
  • Imperfecto (Cyber Hub)
  • Striker Skybar (Golf Course Road)
  • Open Tap (Sector 49)

If you are looking for all-night partying and gastronomic indulgence, Cyber Hub is the best place to be. Read our blog on the best pubs and restaurants in Cyber Hub to know more.

7. Have a Sumptuous Dinner at a Restaurant

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Foodie or not, a weekend is incomplete without a delectable meal that stimulates your taste buds and fuels you up for the upcoming week. So, this weekend, drop everything and dig into the culinary delights at the most popular restaurants in Gurgaon.

Prego Restaurant (Sector 29)

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 4000 (approx.)

21 Gun Salute (Sector 29)

  • Timings: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
  • Cost for two: ₹ 2000 (approx.)

Farzi Café (DLF Cyber City)

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 01:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 2200 (approx.)

SodaBottleOpenerWala (DLF Cyber City)

  • Timings: 08:30 am to 12:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)

Town Hall (Golf Course Road)

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 01:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 2500 (approx.)

Cilantro (Udyog Vihar)

  • Timings: 06:30 am to 01:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 5000 (approx.)

8. Go Gaming at Smaaash

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Are you a crazy game-lover, looking to have a blast over this weekend? Then, think no more and head off to Smaaash, where you can experience virtual reality with head-mounted displays in games like Walk the Plank, Finger Coaster and Cockpit 360. You can also engage in bowling at their Twilight Bowling Arena or hone your racing skills at X2 Racing-F1. Satiating your hunger pangs with delicious snacks and drinks from their in-house café could be a perfect way to end your weekend.

  • Location: Ambience Mall, Sector 29, and Cyber Hub (Multiple Locations)
  • Timings: 11:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Cost: ₹ 99 to ₹ 1875

9. Enjoy Birdwatching at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

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How about spending this weekend watching winged wonders? Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is where you should be heading to. With over 250 species of resident and migratory birds, this verdant sanctuary is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. While you are here, you can also go on jungle safaris and nature walks. So, grab those binoculars and head off to this amazing bird sanctuary and be one with nature this weekend.

  • Location: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Road
  • Timings:

          Summer – 06:30 am to 06:00 pm

          Winter – 06:30 am to 04:30 pm=

  • Entry Fee: ₹ 5

10. Indulge in Ice Skating at iSkate

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With unique leisure and fun activities, this ice skating rink is one of its kind. Sprawling over an area of 15000 square feet, iSkate is a one-stop entertainment destination with a natural ice rink, karaoke room, in-house DJ, and a bar. So, go zooming and skating or falling and stumbling at iSkate this weekend. Needless to say, ice skating here is counted among the top things to do in Gurgaon during summer.

  • Location: Ambience Mall
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Tickets: ₹ 699 per head

11. Go Street Shopping

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Who doesn’t love to indulge in pocket-friendly street shopping, especially during the weekend? The shopping markets of Gurgaon should be on your must-visit list for their vibrant atmosphere and quality of goods. From junk jewellery to designer bags, funky artifacts to fine handicrafts, Western wear to designer ethnic wear, you will find a delightful range of items here. Below are some of the best shopping markets in Gurgaon:

Galleria Market (DLF Phase IV)

  • Best known for: Branded retail outlets, restaurants, cafes, and salons

Sector 14 Market (DLF Colony, Sector 14)

  • Best known for: Kurtas, juttis, cosmetics, and toys

Sadar Bazar (Sector 12A)

  • Best known for: Footwear and clothing for men

12. Explore Your Adventurous Side

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For adrenaline seekers, the city has plenty of adventurous activities that are both fun and thrilling at the same time. This weekend, challenge the daredevil in you with some of the fun things to do in Gurgaon.  Our top picks include:

Air Safari

  • Where: Flyboy Aero Park, Sector 58
  • Cost: ₹ 1599 onwards

Go-Karting

  • Where: Sector 17-18 Link Road
  • Cost: ₹ 296 onwards + GST

Escape Games

  • Where: Shift.Esc, Sector 29
  • Cost: ₹ 600 onwards

Now that you know the best things to do in Gurgaon this weekend, why wait any longer? Start out, explore, enjoy, indulge, and create a lot of wonderful memories. Happy weekend to you!