Beautiful Places to Visit in Damdama, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Beautiful Places to Visit in Damdama, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Damdama is a beautiful lake situated in Sohna Town in Gurgaon District in the Indian state of Haryana. It covers over an area of 3,000 acres and is considered as one of the biggest reservoirs in Haryana. Damdama Lake is located between 28.304° N latitude and 77.129° E longitude. The lake is situated about 10 kms from Sohna Town and 24 kms away from Gurgaon City.

The foundation of Damdama Lake was laid by the British Government in the year 1947 for the purpose of rain water harvesting. Damdama is placed at the foot of Aravali Hills and is one of the favorite places for students, families and corporate people. In the middle of the lake, Dream Island Resort is located to serve the tourists with its different entertainment activities like Commando Bridge, Australian Trolley, Travoline trevasse, Manmade Rock climbing and Free Fall.

Tourists can come across over 190 species of birds during all the seasons of the year in Damdama Lake. Cranes, cormorants, terns, egrets, kingfishers and water fowl are the beautiful birds to watch around the lake. Kayaking, angling, rock climbing, valley crossing, cycling and para sailing are the adventure sport activities tourists can enjoy near Damdama Lake.


Connectivity to Damdama Lake:

National Highway 8 (Jaipur Highway) is the best roadway to reach Damdama Lake. There are ample numbers of tourist vehicles passing near Damdama Lake. Sohna Town Bus Stand is the nearest and major bus stand to Damdama. Other than Sohna Bus Stand, tourists can board buses at other local bus terminals of the city.

The distance between Damdama Lake and Basai Dhankot Railway Station of Basai is about 30 kms. The closest airport to Damdama Lake is Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi placed about 42 kms away.


Other tourist places to see near Damdama Lake:

Hot springs:

Hot springs is a prime attraction situated in Sohna Town located in the vicinity of Damdama Lake. It is an added advantage for visitors to see two beautiful spots at one location.


Shiva Temple:

Shiva Temple is an ancient historical worship place placed in Sohna. The natives celebrate special occasions of Shiva like Shiv Chaudas and Shivratri with great vehemence and splendor in Shiva Temple.


Sheesh Mahal:

Sheesh Mahal is situated in Farukh Nagar about 47 kms away from Sohna Town. It was built by Nawab Faujdar Khan in the year 1793 and was constructed with top Mughal architecture. Sheesh Mahal is designed with striking mirror work and was constructed by stone, slate and lime. Ali Gosh Khan Baoli and Jail are two major attractions of the Palace.



Surajkund Tourist Complex:

Surajkund tourist complex is one of the special shopping centres very famous among the regions of Gurgaon. On February of every year there is enchanting handloom and handicrafts annual fair organized in Surajkund tourist complex and also the locals and nearby regions artists will perform folk dances, magic and acrobats during the annual fair.


Wet ‘n’ Wild:

Wet ‘n’ Wild is a water resort and is considered as one of the 1st water resorts in India located about 35 kms from Damdama Lake. The resort includes 5 swimming pools, bowling alley and pool table. Tornado and pendulum are the prominent water slides of Wet ‘n’ Wild resort. It is the major attraction of Gurgaon attracts water sports lovers from all round the state.


The list of other tourist attractions near Damdama Lake:

  • Qutub Khan’s Tomb
  • Aliwardi Masjid
  • Farrukh Nagar Fort
  • Ali Gosh Khan Baoli
  • Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary
  • Museum of Folk and Tribal Art
  • Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Temple
  • Urusvati Museum of Folklore
  • Aliwardi Masjid
  • Sitaram Mandir

Ideal time to visit Damdama Lake:

Between October and March is the best time to visit Damdama Lake, when the migratory birds visit Damdama Lake and also the environment remains very pleasant.


Accommodation Options near Damdama Lake:

Top luxury and budgeted hotels located Sohna Town and Gurgaon city are as follows:

  • Dream Island Resort
  • Ibis Hotel
  • Lemon Tree Hotel
  • Courtyard Gurgaon
  • Leela Kempinski The
  • Emblem Hotel
  • Optus Sarovar Premiere
  • Galaxy – A Lifestyle Hotel
  • Best Western Resort Country Club
  • Emblem Hotel
  • Optus Sarovar Premiere
  • Galaxy – A Lifestyle Hotel
  • The Oberoi Gurgaon
  • Westin Sohna Resort & Spa
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel

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