Getting bored at home? Not in a mood to travel much but still want to spend some quality time with friends and family?
So, here’s the solution to it visit these lakes near to Delhi some even offer adventurous activities on the lakeside, light shows and many other. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your phones plan the weekend and make it happen.
Here are 4 amazing lakes that will make your weekends memorable
1. Okhla Bird Sanctuary Lake, Noida
Far from the chaotic-fast based life, this bird sanctuary lake is situated on river Yamuna between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. This Lake is a shelter for many water birds.The lake is situated within the bird sanctuary and at a spot where the Yamuna enters Uttar Pradesh.
This bird sanctuary is home for many migratory birds.Visitors can view many different species of birds here like the White-rumped vulture, Indian vulture, Sarus Crane, Palla’s Fish Eagle and many.
Where: Noida Plaza, N Block, Pocket K, sector 95, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Timings: Open on all days.
Summers: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Winters: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tickets: Rs 30 (Indians), Rs 350 (Foreigners)
How to reach: Nearest metro station Botanical Garden (approx 10 minutes away)
2. Old Fort Lake, Pragati Maidan
Old Fort is also known as Purana Quila.
Feel like boating and don’t want to travel much?
Here’s the solution Purana Quila offers you breathtaking boating experience within Delhi. Delhi tourism organizes light and sound show for its visitors.Purana Quila was built by Humayun.
Where: Mathura Road, Pragati Maidan, Near Delhi Zoo, New Delhi
Timings: Open all days of the week 5:30AM-7: 00 PM
Light and sound show
Summer timings: 12:00PM-7:00PM
Winter timings: 11:00AM- 6:00PM
Tickets: Rs 5(Indians), Rs 100(Foreigners)
Rs 80(Light and sound show), Rs 100 per person (Boating)
How to reach: Nearest Metro Station Pragati Maidan
3. Sultanpur Lake, Gurgaon
A winter is the migration month for birds here as every year migratory birds come here in a large number.There are four watch towers in different areas where bird watching is very easy.You may find different species of birds here like Paddyfield Pipit, Black-headed Ibis, Purple Sunbird, Rock Pigeon and many others.
Where: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Road, Sultanpur, Gurgaon, Haryana.
Timings: Open all days of the week
Tickets: Rs 5 (Indians), Rs 40 (Foreigners)
Rs 10 per person (Camera), Rs 500 per person (Video)
How to reach: Better to travel in your private vehicle or take a bus.
4. Damdama Lake, Sohna
Damdama Lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana.
Interesting fact about this lake is; this lake is shaped in the form of an Amoeba.
It is the hub for many adventurous activities like Rock Climbing, Cycling, Hot air balloon and etc. The lake also has many resorts.
With rocky Aravali Hills at the back, the lake gives a beautiful scenic view and is a perfect gateway for people.
Where: 45km from Dhaula Kuan Delhi. Sohna district, Haryana
Timings: 9:30AM-6: 00 PM
Tickets: Entry is free