Top 4 Places to Visit in Sohna

Situated at the distance of 60 kilometre from Gurgaon’s South point, Sohna, these days, have been luring tourists from Delhi and surrounding areas. What makes this destination popular is the presence of Sulphur springs and a serene and lovely Damdama Lake.

A luxury gateway resort present with the name of Westin Sohna is yet another feature inviting tourists from other regions too. Those loving the adventure activities as well as bird watching can visit this place to see the wide range of activities available here. Now let’s figure out four important destinations which are hot spot for travellers in this pretty little town:

1. Damdama Lake

Damdama Lake

Photo by Ekabhishek, CC BY-SA 3.0

If you have love for adrenaline rush and an interest to watch birds, then this could be a paradise for you. As the surroundings are quiet and serene, it has emerged as the most preferred weekend destination. A hotspot for many sports and adventure activities, it emerges as the best solution of outing for students, corporates and families. The place is all surrounded by magnificent Aravali mountains. The best part of the lake is that it provides plethora of adventure activities such as parasailing, valley crossing, kayaking and what not! You can also enjoy boating here as there are variety of boats such as paddle boats, row boats and motor boats available here.

Around 190 species of birds, including migratory and normal birds have made it their home and therefore, this place serves as a paradise for bird watchers. The surroundings are more pristine in winters and therefore more numbers of birds could be seen around. As the lake dries up in summer, the excellent weather to visit this lake is in winters.

2. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Photo (cropped) by Ankur Gulati, CC BY-ND 2.0

A renowned picnic spot for residents of Delhi and Gurgaon, it has now turned up as a paradise for bird watchers too. This is because lot many migratory birds visit this place in winter not only from indian surroundings, but from around the world. The authorities have installed a total of four watch towers which are also called as machans at different locations. It enjoys the presence of an education and interpretation centre along with a library, films, binoculars etc which make it more beneficial for bird watchers. This sanctuary is quite big and it can be gauged from the fact that a walk along the perimeter of the park takes up to two hours.

3. Old Fort Sohna Hills

Situated at a stretch of 50 kilometre from Delhi, this place is known for the presence of magnanimous old forts. One of these is Ballabhgarh Fort which has been luring tourists from around the world. Built by king Nahar Singh, this fort has been appealing a large number of tourists.

4. Sulphur Springs

The presence of sulphur springs have made this place famous all across the world. As the waters in these springs are full of medicinal properties, people have been thronging here from different parts to wash away their disease curse. The temperature inside the sulphur springs is 46.1 and 56.7 Celsius. There is a perpendicular rock where springs are located and they are capped by a dome kind structure which is believed to be constructed in the 14th century. A famous Shiva temple is also located here. You can visit here with family and friends for picnic. It is also one of the best places for healing and spirituality.  The main kund is also called as the Shiv Kund, which is believed to be the ancient abode of hermits.

Hence, this small town, due to its natural assets, have been luring the tourists from different parts. It has everything in its fold, be it forts, bird sanctuary and hot water springs which appeal tourists. If you too want to explore this place, you should visit here with friends and facilities to enjoy the pure charm of nature.