Manesar, in last few years, has almost become synonymous to Maruti due to the presence of manufacturing unit of Maruti Udyog plant here.
It has gained credence as an industrial town in last few years due to the presence of many ancillaries and other industries. Situated on NH8 (Delhi-Jaipur Highway), Manesar also houses a few getaway resorts which are equally popular for ex-Delhi corporate gateways. However, besides being an industrial hub, the town has many pretty attractions wrapped in its fold and these destinations are being thronged by tourists from Delhi and surrounding areas. Let’s figure out these four destinations which are forcing the city dwellers to come out to get a breathing space and bask in nature for few days:
1. Damdama Lake
It’s a paradise for those who have a special liking for bird watching and adventure sports. lot many migratory birds flock here during winters while making it one among the prominent places for bird watching. Similarly, there are many sports activities such as kayaking, valley crossing, parasailing etc. available here which are sufficient to give an adrenaline rush to sports lovers. it is equally visited by high number of groups belonging to the corporates section, students and families. As it is surrounded by Aravalis, the surroundings here are serene and help it in branding itself as a cool weekend hotspot.
The best time to visit this place is winters as this lake gets dried in summers. Those who are nature as well as fun lovers and those who belong to the category of the Photo Fanatics and experience seekers do love visiting this place.
2. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
It’s a delight for bird watchers to be here to watch different species of birds gathered at one place, especially in winters. Sultanpur Birds sanctuary has emerged as a famous picnic spot for local residents. The setting up of different towers help to see the birds with ease. Also there is a library, education and interpretation Centre, well-equipped with slides and binoculars which leave no stone unturned to see these beautiful birds with refined eyes.
3. Mata Sheetala Devi Temple
This renowned temple is situated in the suburb of Gurgaon and is devoted to Mata Sheetala Devi. A huge crowd of devotees could be seen here during the months of Navratri. However, the temple is thronged by large number of devotees throughout the year. The Chairta month as per Hindu calendar which falls in the month of March and April are the best time to visit here as a special festival is celebrated here on this occasion.
You will be surprised to see the sulphur springs at stretch of route on the main Gurgaon-Alwar road. It is believed that the water here in the kund has special medicinal property and hence a large number of patients’ throng here to get their disease cured. Basically, it is the skin diseases, rheumatism and gout which get its cure over here. The temperature of the water remains between 46 degrees Celsius and 51 degrees Celsius.
There are many religious sentiments attached to this kund and it is considered sacred too. Many Hindus visit this kind during solar and lunar eclipse as well as on Somavati Amavasya.
Hence it won’t be wrong to say that Manesar in last few years has been successful to make a mark on tourists’ map. The attractions here existing in the form of lakes and bird sanctuary attract a lot of nature lovers and hence it acts as a paradise for them. Further the presence of temples and sulphur springs make it a favorite for devotees too and they could also be seen thronging in large numbers to this site to offer their prayers. If you too want to witness the transformation of this town from an industrial town to a tourist hub, plan your journey to this place and chalk a smart itinerary. You will be surprised to see the kind of natural attractions this town offers.