Noida is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is about 10 km away from New Delhi. This fast-growing commercial hub forms a part of Delhi-NCR region. It boasts of developed infrastructure, modern amenities, and tourist-friendly entertainment hubs apart from is numerous shopping centres.
Here’s the list of top 10 tourist attractions in Noida you should definitely checkout:
1. Sector 18 Market
It is the most popular shopping-cum-entertainment zone in the city. The entire region has numerous glitzy malls and stylish shops. Almost all well-known national and international brands dealing in apparel, footwear, and fashion accessories have their retail outlets, here. Levi’s, Van Huesen, Nike, and Reebok also have their stores, here. Interestingly, the crowd-pulling nightclub, Quantum is also located within the center-stage mall. For food lovers and hungry shoppers, this marketplace also houses many classy and customer-friendly food joints, cafes, and restaurants. If you’re a die-hard fan of pizzas and bread-rolls, then you will surely love this place as it has shops of all the three major brands, Pizza Hut, and McDonalds.
The Kebab Factory, as its name suggests, offers a variety of hot, spicy, and tasty kebabs which will surely turn you into its lifelong customer. Get yourself a cuppa of hot beverage, bite a cookie, or stuff yourself with pastries at Barista and Fortune Cookie! Moreover, there are several swanky multiplexes, such as, 5-screen Wave Complex, present here. Here you can watch latest Bollywood and Hollywood movies or hangout with your family and friends.
2. The Great India Place (GIP)
Situated in the sector 38 A, this high-rise shopping center is near to the Sector 18 Metro Station. Spread over 1.5 million sq feet area, it is one of the largest shopping malls in the country. International Recreation Parks Pvt Ltd (IRPPL) set up this place. The building houses separate sections Home & Grocery, Apparel, Food & Entertainment, and Multiplex. You will find both, Indian and International stores selling high-quality and genuine branded stuff at competitive prices. Some of the leading brands which have their retail outlets here are Shopper’s Stop, Big Bazaar, Mark & Spencer, and Pantaloons.
3. Stupa 18 Art Gallery
This popular art gallery houses various impressive art works created by several eminent and lesser-known Indian artists. Many art connoisseurs and visitors throng this place, regularly. You can look at these visually-appealing paintings and drawings as well as buy them on-the-spot. This people-friendly gallery also provides the buyer with the option of customizing his selected painting.
4. Sai Baba Mandir
It’s a famous religious shrine dedicated to revered saint Sai Baba. This beautiful temple is situated in the sector 40 of this city. It is made of pure-white marble and appears to glow in the moonlight. The Sai Baba Mandir Samiti (SBMS) and OM Foundation jointly run its administration. The SBMS also oversee the daily operations of a charitable dispensary which provides free medical-help to the patients. This institution distributes free lunch meals to all children of the shelter run by the OM Foundation.
5. Botanical Garden
With its picture-perfect locale, lush-greenery, and tranquil atmosphere, this local garden is a favorite place of nature lovers, sightseers, and residents. It was established in the year 2002 and is directly accessible via the Blue line Metro. Several rare, endangered, or native species of shrubs and other are cultivated here. If you’re are looking to escape from chaos of the city life, capture the natural beauty of Mother Nature, or enjoy an outing with your loved ones, then you should definitely visit this place!
6. Noida Golf Course
It is located in the sector 37 and close to the Blue line Metro network. It was set up during British Raj era and is also the historical site where the famous Delhi battle was fought. Beautifully-designed and well-maintained, this golf course offers both member and public services, such as, golf ground, lounge bar, pool table, and rummy room. Moreover, there is a restaurant and a changing room on its premises, too.
7. Worlds of Wonder (WOW)
It is an amusement-cum-water present in the Sector 38 A and lies near to the GIP center. It covers an area of 16187 sq km and is one of the biggest amusement parks in Asia continent. It offers a variety of roller coasters, joy rides, spot games and other entertainment options for visitors of all age groups. It has two separate sections- ‘La Fiesta’ and ‘Road Show’. Moreover, a music concert is held every evening on special Sundays marked as ‘Super Sundays’.
8. Noida Film City
Established in the year 1987, this 100-acre studio-complex is situated in the sector 16A, next to the Doordarshan. It boasts of an incredible 25-acre large soundstage facility. It’s a popular venue for shooting television serials, news & current affairs programs, educational talk shows, and Indian movies.
9. Buddh International circuit
This is the annual venue of the Indian grand prix for Formula One Motors Racing championship. The entire racing-track is spread over an area of approx. 10 square kilometers. For motor sports lovers, this place is one of the hottest tourist sites in Noida.
10. Okhla Bird Sanctuary
This natural habitat lies on the outskirts of the main city and is located near the Okhla Barrage. The UP Government declared this region as a protected sanctuary, in the year 1990. It covers an area of 3.5 square kilometers and has large number of trees and bushes. It is home to about 320 species of local and foreign birds. The Indian Vulture, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, and Black-bellied Tern are few endangered bird species which reside here. Hundreds of bird-watchers, photographers, nature lovers and tourists travel to this sanctuary, every year.
Likewise, you can go on a long-drive on the Noida Expressway where the traffic is scarce and there are no rough potholes. What’s more, you will also get a side-view of green fields and the Yamuna River. However, you might find the long queues of vehicles at the toll booths, quite irritating!