One Day Trip From Palwal
Damdama Lake From PalwalDistance: 48.1 kms
Time for Travel: 50 minutes
How To Reach From Palwal: By road, taking the Old GT Road and then a diversion to Palwal-Sohna highway NH -71B.
Damdama Lake is around 40 kms from the city of Palwal and has an area of 3000 acres. This was one of the first dams built for the purpose during British era, when rain water harvesting on a large scale in India was taking baby steps. This lake is filled majorly by monsoon rains pouring from the base of Aravali Hills.
Palwal to Damdama Lake takes merely a 50 mins ride by road. A resort named “Dream Island Resort” is located right in the middle of the lake which provides accommodation, food and fun activities to the tourists and guests. Surrounded by the magnificent Aravali Hills, this place is one of the most loved picnic spot to spend time away from the monotony of city life.
Palwal To Sultanpur National ParkDistance: 81.9 kms
Time for Travel: 1 hr 38 mins
How To Reach From Palwal: By road via NH - 2 Palwal - Aligarh Road and then a diversion from Faizabad towards Sultanpur
Sultanpur, around 81.9 kms from Palwal, as a bird sanctuary was established in 1972 and on 13th July, 1989, the reserve was declared a National Park. This national park has an area of 1.43 square kilometers and protects more than 250 species of birds. There are local as well as migratory birds flying into the area, out which around 100 species of migratory birds fly in during winter season and around 11 species during summer.
There are four watch towers, an education & interpretation center, a library, films & slides and binoculars for the ease of bird lovers. It takes 2 hours to walk along the perimeter of the park. If you are a nature enthusiast visiting from Palwal for the first time to this place, you should not miss the sight of some of the exotic birds found here like Common Hoopoe, Paddyfield Pipit, White throated kingfisher, Painted Stork, Red-vented bulbul, Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, etc. This place is a treat for the bird lovers’ flock!!
Surajkund Near PalwalDistance: 56 kms
Time for Travel: 1 hr 4 mins
How To Reach From Palwal: By road taking NH - 2 and then the bypass road from E2 block, New Delhi towards Faridabad.
Around 1 hour from Palwal, Surajkund is an ancient reservoir located near the Surajkund village between the villages of Baharpur and Lakkarpur in the Faridabad district of Haryana.
Haryana government introduced an iconic annual crafts fair, named “Surajkund Crafts Mela” every year during spring in the month of February, in the precincts of this lake to attract tourists and hence help improve the economy and way of living of the inhabitants of nearby villages. If you are planning to travel from Palwal to Surajkund, do not miss to visit it during the time of this fair.
This fair is visited by art lovers from all over the world and the best part about this fair is that it is held with a theme married to an Indian culture and crafts, which is different every year. This theme is depicted at the entrance to the Mela grounds and provides an ambiance of that particular culture with characteristic architecture, decorations, materials and colors. During 2009, titled “Hemvati Khajuraho” with Madhya Pradesh as the theme state, 50 craftsmen from SAARC countries, Thailand and Egypt also participated in the mela, and the world heritage in Madhya Pradesh, “Sanchi Stupa”, formed the festival’s enchanting backdrop.
Badkhal Lake Near PalwalDistance: 49.6 kms
Time for Travel: 1 hour
How To Reach From Palwal: By road, taking NH - 2, then Mujesar Road and then Gurgaon - Faridabad Road crossing Ballabgarh in between.
A natural lake situated around 50 kms from Palwal, Badkhal presents the breathtaking panoramic view of the Aravali hills and is simply a drive away. You can enjoy the view while driving to the place and it simply makes you awestruck.
Badkhal Lake is an hour's drive from the city of Palwal and is also a bird watcher’s paradise where numerous species of birds find home. It is also a serene picnic spot is surrounded by magnificent small forests and beautiful trees that landscape the place. A number of facilities are provided in this place for tourists seeking fun activities to unwind from their stressful lives. These include horse riding, cycling, camel riding, boating, etc.
If you are looking for a family time away from Palwal or a fun outing with friends or simply a place to hang out and relax, this lake with its photographic beauty in the scrim is the most lovable place one should resort to. If you are a nature lover then driving to Badkhal from Palwal into a beautiful land, is one of the things one must often do. After all, it's just an hour away.
Palwal To Farrukh NagarDistance: 91.7 kms
Time for Travel: 1 hr 30 mins
How To Reach From Palwal: By road, taking Old GT Road to NH - 71B towards Gurgaon and then taking Jhajjhar road towards Farrukhnagar
Farrukh Nagar is a town and municipality in the Gurgaon district of Haryana, which is 91.7 kms away from Palwal. This town was established in 1732 by Faujdar Khar, the first Nawab of Farrukhnagar and a governor of Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar.
The design of the town plan was in octagonal shape and still remains so, with Sheesh Mahal and Jama Masjid being the noted Mughal era heritages situated in the town. The palaces and havelis are structures in red sandstone, Mughal bricks and Jhajjar stones, as these were most commonly used in the buildings of that period. If you are traveling form Palwal to this place for the first time, do make sure you do not miss out on some favorite attractions of the tourists of this town, like the Farrukhnagar fort, Jama Masjid, Sethani ki Chhatri and Havelis.
A number of old havelis are there in the main town which are in decent form and boast of their post Mughal frescoed architectural features. These havelis once belonged to the rich elite class of the town and are now a set of monuments worth a look.
You see? Many interesting places near Palwal are yet to be discovered and explored. Without worrying about taking a leave from work, the next trip you take would now just be a few minutes drive away. So pack in your bags and plan your trip, because time does not wait for your holiday!!
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