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Gurgaon

Gurgaon District is situated in NCR of Delhi, the capital of India. It is just 10 kms away from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The District derived its name from the name of Guru Dronacharya; the village was given as gurudakshina to him by his tudents; the Pandavas and hence it came to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon. Thus the District has been existence since the times of Mahabharata.The District is surrounded by Delhi & Rajasthan.

The following are some of the important places to visit in District Gurgaon:

Dhankot: It lies 11 km west of Gurgaon on Gurgaon - Farrukhnagar Road. Tradition has it that milk was supplied from this place to Guru Dronacharya and his pupils at Gurugram (Gurgaon). It is also identified as Thullkottiha (of the Buddhist literature) and was visited by Lord Buddha.

Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary: Ten Km from Gurgaon and 42 km from Delhi, the place is a haven for bird lovers. It is a find of Peter Jackson, the world famous authority on bird watching. It was opened for tourists on 6th Feb. 1972. To this lonely and lovely retreat, flock the migrant birds from Europe and Siberia. These birds come here with the onset on winter and return when their colder homes have warmed up. Camping equipment like beds, Chairs, central tables, lights, stoves etc are available at site on hire at reasonable rates. To facilitate bird watching, there are observation hides and watch tower.

Sohna Sulphur Springs and Tourist Complex: The tiny town with pretty name, Sohna is credited with sulphur springs. This is situated in the heart of the town by the side of a perpendicular rock and is approachable only on foot through small narrow lanes where vehicles can not pass. The water is strongly sulphurate and its temperature varies from 46 C to 51.7C. The present site of main kund, called Shiv Kund, is believed to have been the ancient abode of hermits. The hot water is believed to have curative effect on skin infections and diseases like gout and rheumatism. Hindus consider the tank sacred and come for a dip in its water on solar/lunar eclipse and Somavati Amavasya. The complex is studded with an extravagance of colour-ful flowers, trees and shrubs. Its vast landscape with peacocks strutting about grips one with all its beauty and splendor. Sohna by night becomes a wonderland of lights, simply bewitching.

 

 

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