Location: Sohna, Gurgaon
Tired of your monotonous routine? Want to unwind yourself but have no time to plan a holiday? Well then, its time to visit the quickest getaway destination around Delhi, Damdama Lake! One of the popular picnic spots near Delhi, Damdama lake is the ideal place to enjoy nature with some adventurous activities. The panoramic lakeside environment combined with fun-filled leisure activities offers an excellent scope for relaxation.
Located in Sohna in the Gurgaon District, Damdama lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana. Just 20 km from Gurgaon city, the lake is surrounded by the picturesque Aravalli hills that make the view even more attractive. For those who want to stay there for a while, a water resort is the best option available at the lake. The water resorts at Damdama Lake are built in the form of the traditional huts in villages to provide an ethnic feel to the visitors. The most attractive feature of the lake is the facility of tree houses that offer a magnanimous view of the lake and the hills. Camping services are also provided near the lake for those who want to sleep under the stars.
Damdama lake is the hub of a number of adventure sports, games and other pleasing activities. For the adventure lovers, activities like hot air ballooning, kayaking, cycling, para-sailing, rock climbing, rowing, etc. have been made available. Games like tambola, chess, carom, table tennis, badminton, volley ball, cricket, etc can also be played here. Activities like boating in row boats, paddle boats and motor boats as well as fishing are provided for those who want to spend time gazing at the nature peacefully. To make your trip even more exotic, lake-side restaurant bars offer a cozy environment across the green lawns. Being a natural home for the birds, the presence almost 190 types of birds makes this place a true delight for the avid bird watchers.
With so much to offer at one go, Damdama lake is the ultimate weekend getaway destination that one can think of. This place has got something to offer for everybody. The mesmerizing view of a lake in the vicinity of hills with traditional cottages makes the place absolutely picture-perfect!
- Damadama Lake is just a two hour drive from Delhi. 30 minutes from the Domestic Indira Gandhi Airport.
- Though the lake can be visited at any time of the year, it is advisable to go in the late summers and monsoons, i.e, from September to March.
- Since the route to the lake passes through a village, be careful of the bumpy roads.
- Book a package in advance to avoid unavailability of the cottages.
- Carry mosquito repellents if you are planning for a night stay.
- Visit the lake with your family or a big group of friends for best experiences.
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