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Things To Do In Noida
Noida, the IT hub of India is one of the most urbanized cities in Uttar Pradesh. Established on 17th April 1976, this city is a plethora of industries, multinational companies, tall buildings, modern amenities and a lot more. Since the city is so modernized, it offers something to do for all age groups. There are several things to do in Noida; you can go to an amusement park or a water park, you can shop till you drop at some of the biggest malls in the city or you can simply relax in one of the beautiful gardens. Either way the city will keep you entertained. Below are some activities you can indulge in while you are in Noida.
Practice your Golf Skills
Want to spend a day practicing your golf skills? Head over to the Noida Gold Course in sector 38 to enjoy a few games. The Noida Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course that is spread over a 97 acre piece of land. The course was set up in 1989 on the same spot where the Battle of Delhi was fought many years ago. While you practice some of your golf moves, others in your family can enjoy other amenities in the club like going for a swim in the pool, reading a book at the library, sipping a coffee at the café or enjoying a game of pool. This is a great place to relax on the weekends with your friends and family when you are in the city.
Shop from the Brahmaputra Market
Hungry from all the sightseeing and walking around in the city? Head out to Brahmaputra Market to grab some delicious food. Located in sector 29, Noida, this market has some of the most mouth watering dishes. Locally the place is known as BP and is pretty famous amongst the locals and the tourists who come in every year; it is compared to Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Get ready to satiate your taste bud as you get a variety of snacks starting from street food like momo, rolls, chaat to shwarmas and south Indian snacks as well. The food here is pocket friendly and is absolutely delicious.
Get an Italian Feel in Noida
Want to get the experience of being Venice while in Noida, well that is something you can actually do in Noida. Visit the Grand Venice Mall or the TGV Mall to get this experience. The mall completely gives out the feel of Venice city; roman sculpture replicas, canals and gondola rides are some of the things that will give you a different experience. This is a very famous attraction in Noida and is enjoyed by the entire family. Inside the mall there are about 250 stores where you can find known brands as well as pocket friendly stores. Other than this, you can also indulge in other activities like going for show in a 7D theatre, bowl at the bowling alley or even play cricket.
Get Entertained at the Great India Place
The Great India Place also known as GIP is one of the biggest shopping malls in Noida area. The place is packed with entertainment for adults as well as children and older people. You can choose to shop from more than 200 outlets of branded stores or you can choose to watch a movie in the multiplex. For children you have a gaming arcade as well as a small amusement park with thrilling rides. Hungry from all the fun you have been having? The Great India Place also has restaurants to relax and eat in after a long day of fun and frolic. Once you are done exploring the city, head over to this mall to have a day of sports and entertainment.
Practice Organic Farming
Do you want to go to an organic farm to see how it works? Have you wanted to eat and live clean? Well, you have a chance to do so in Noida. The place is an urban experimental farm where fresh produce is harvested and this produce is absolutely grown without any synthetic additives. The aim of this farm is to educate people about organic food and its importance and also teach them self sustaining farming practices. The farm uses permaculture practices and natural farming to grow local produce. On the farm there is a farm school and workshops are also held for people who want to learn more about organic farming and practice it. You can also indulge in yoga and exercise and feel refreshed in the natural surroundings.
Pick up Some Souvenirs at Atta Market
One of the most resourceful markets in Noida is the Atta Market which is famous amongst both locals as well as tourists. Here you can find various things to shop and buy; from street shopping, to great brands to different restaurants, the Atta Market has it all. You can buy apparels, footwear, and even grocery from here. You can bargain all you want and pick up things at a reasonable price you like. In this area you can find malls, street shops selling cheap footwear and flea markets selling unique items that you can take back home as a souvenir. You can also find things like jewellery and handicrafts that are made by local people. This is a good way to spend some time of your day.
Have a Picnic at Suraj Kund
Built in the 10th Century by King Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty is the Suraj Kund, a reservoir and an artificial lake. It is set up right behind the Arvakli range of hills. The king was a devout follower of the Sun God and set up a Sun temple on the western banks of river Yamuna. Suraj kund is a great place to go for a picnic and relax a whole afternoon. The complex also has a well maintained garden that is enjoyed by many who visit. If you happen to visit during the month of February, don’t forget to visit the Suraj kund Crafts Mela here where they sell some beautiful handlooms and handicrafts.
Visit the Kalindi Kunj Park
The Kalindi Kunj Park is a great place to relax and have a fun filled day with your friends and family, especially if you are travelling with old people or children. The Park is about 15 minutes from the center of Noida city and is a public garden that is enjoyed by everyone who is visiting. The park houses the Delhi eye which is a Ferris wheel that is 200 ft high and comprises of severl cabins, amongst which there are 3 air conditioned cabins from which you can see important landmarks such as the Lotus Temple and the Nehru Place. This is a great place to go to and is often visited by many tourists.
Go Bird Watching to Surajpur Bird Sanctuary
The Surajpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the most popular destinations located close to Noida. The Surajpur wetland is an excellent example of biodiversity set on the banks of River Yamuna. The ground of these banks is suitable for breeding of several bird species such as Spot-billed Duck, Lesser whistling Duck and many more. There are a wide variety of flora and fauna in these wetlands and the sanctuary serves as a place for animal and plant lovers to come enjoy the day and observe nature. There are about 186 species of different birds hailing from 44 different families; most of them are resident native birds while the others are winter migrants.
Attend an Exhibition at India Exposition Mart
The India Exposition Mart is a multi functional venue where various exhibitions, conferences and international expos are held. If you are interested in hosting a conference or even attending one, this is the place to be. It is an ideal place if you want to attend trade fairs, conferences and other activities that are theme based. The place has several facilities like an indoor exhibition space, a conference hall, meeting rooms and also restaurants. So if you are in town and want to attend a technology fair or even host one, India Exposition Market is where you want to go to.