Kiki, being located in Gurgaon, India’s Millenium City, offers the student plenty to do on their day off.
Movies- Gurgaon is flooded with movie halls. Most of these cinema halls are located in malls such as those on MG Road, Sohna Road, NH8. Refer to the Gurgaon Times Movie Guide available on Fridays at the institute and plan your day out at the movies.
Dubbed, the Mall capital of India, Gurgaon is a shoppers paradise. The main shopping destinations are MG Road and Sohna Road. Malls to suit every budget dots the city. Some of the more famous shopping destinations are; Ambience Mall, Metropolitan Mall, DT Mall, City Centre Mall, Sahara Mall, Central Mall, Qutab Plaza, Galleria etc. To go for typical bazaar shopping, where you will find everything at a very reasonable price try the traditional Sadar Bazar.
Indian, South Indian, Punjabi, Parsi, Bengali, Chinese, Thai, Continental, Korean, Japanese and everything else you could ask for. The malls have great food courts. Besides this, speciality dining areas are Sector 29 and Cyber Hub.
Theatre & Drama
Zangoora at The Kingdom of Dreams in Sector 29, is a must watch for any theatre buff. Epicentre, near Huda City Centre Metro Station, hosts several plays throughout the year.
This is unique to Gurgaon. Held in Sector 27 near Galleria and Vyapar Kendra, Sundays, 8am-11am, Rahagiri is held. No vehicles ply at this time and the streets belong to the people of Gurgaon. Music, Dance, Sports, Fitness and entertainment. Come and Join in. Its free for all.
Places of Worship
Sai Ka Aangan is an exact replica of Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi. This is a very peaceful place located in a bustling sector 29, Gurgaon city. On Thursday nights you can see the Palki procession and aarti. Alternatively, visit the Sheetla Mata Mandir located in Sector 5 Gurgaon, close to Gurgaon bus stop. This is a very popular place of worship.
Watch the musical fountains at Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29. Alternatively take a walk at the Tau Devi Lal Bio Diversity Park in Sector 53 or the Aravalli Bio Diversity Park on MG Road in Dlf Phase 3, Sector 24. Concerts often take place in its amphitheatre. Finally, winter sets in and watch migratory birds at the Sultanpur Bird Sanctury.
Amusement Parks- Spend a hot summers day at Oysters Beach Water park near Huda Metro Station. Or just go the the nearby Aapno Ghar water park and have a picnic. At Shikhar Adventure Park, Pataudi Road, Sector 92, Wazirpur Village, or at Camp Garuda, C.R.P.F. Road, Kadharpur, spend an active day doing all sorts of obstacle course. Or just go in for pure fun at the Painball Company, Sector 31, near HSIIDC apartments and Huda market. NeverEnuf Garden Railway in Panchgaon, Taaru Road, is a fabulous picnic spot with miniature trains.
Things to do
Visit 32km stone for Bowling and go-karting. Go to the Vintage Camera Museum at T23/5, DLF Phase 3. Katyayani Arts at Sector 53, Sun City is a great traditional art museum. Urusvati Museum of Folklore, Madhram, Shilkopur village has a great folklore museum and fabulous gardens.
The location of Gurgaon is excellent for short weekend trips. Those who love nature can visit the Sariska forest located about 3 hours away. Spot Tigers, leopards, Sambal, Chetal, etc.
World Heritage Sites
Leave early morning and take a day trip to Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the World Heritage Site of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. For those making an overnight visit, you can also include Bharatpur Bird Sanctury.
Visit the historic city of Jaipur, located about 5 hours away and see the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace Jaigarh Fort and Rambagh Palace.
Visit Delhi, located only 30 minutes away and experience its ancient history, amazing shopping and eclectic food scene. Experience Delhi’s history with India Gate, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Humayun Tomb, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Bahai Lotus Temple, Gandhi Smriti, Lodhi gardens, Jantar Mantar and Qutab Minar. Go Shopping like all Delhi-ites in the traditional Lajpath Nagar market, handicrafts market of Delhi Haat or go to the more upscale Khan market. On the food scene, visit INA market for groceries from around the world or go eating in Delhi at its umpteen restaurants to fit all budgets.