Noida is a satellite town of Delhi. One may think that the popularity of Delhi as the capital city of India would overshadow the smaller towns surrounding it. But when it comes to Noida that is not true at all. Noida is an independent, popular town in its own right. It is a planned city in the Northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Initially, Noida was meant to be an industrial town only, but over the years, it has witnessed tremendous development as a major educational hub as well as entertainment destination. Because it is very close to Delhi, Delhities who want some getaway time from their busy city life often visit Noida for some recreation and entertainment during weekends. There are so many wonderful places to visit in Noida, for children as well as adults of all ages. Let’s talk about a few of them.
The Botanical Gardens in Noida are extremely popular. Undoubtedly, the Botanical Gardens are a nature lover’s paradise. They are home to a number of plant species. At present, the park houses more than 10,000 plants of over 900 species. The Garden also serves as a conservatory and has a seed bank as well. There are a number of lakes which dot the garden, adding to its beauty and splendour. Don’t forget to watch the ‘map of India’ in the garden, then is 83ft in length and is created entirely with a variety of flowers.
Worlds of Wonder is an amusement park in Noida. Spread over an area of 10 acres, this amusement park has a number of rides for the entertainment of visitors. With a number of roller coasters, water slides and other activities, this park is one of the places to visit in Noida for sure. It also has a giant wave pool and showers of water at various points to refresh you. Worlds of Wonder is one of the cleanest and the safest theme parks in India. It also offers other activities like paintball, go-karting and a gaming arcade with games like car racing and air hockey. The best time to visit Worlds of Wonder is during the hot summer months when you can enjoy the water rides without worrying about getting ill or feeling cold.
The Akshardham Temple is a beautiful modern temple. Built in 2005, it incorporates all the modern styles of architecture, and still retains all the traditional and spiritual elements of Hinduism. The Akshardham temple is a beautiful destination and attracts millions of visitors every year. It is not just a religious sight, but an educational one as well. The main temple is divided into various sections, dedicated to different deities. The temple has 3 permanent exhibitions open for anyone interested in gaining knowledge about Indian history and mythology. These exhibitions are interactive and virtual. The water show in the evening is a beautiful sight and one should not miss it. Created with the latest techniques in lighting, projection and audio technology, the grand show depicts legends of the bygone times. No visit to Akshardham will be complete without watching the water show.
Spread over 2 million square feet of land, the DLF Mall of India is one of the biggest shopping spaces in the country. Apart from shopping, the mall is a complete entertainment destination as well. It has so much to offer to everyone in terms of entertainment and dining. With a movie hall, SKI India, Fun City, a gaming zone and so much more on its premises, there is no dearth of entertainment options for people of all ages. With over 70 food and beverage options, you can enjoy various cuisines, all under one roof. The innumerable Indian and international brands make this mall a shopper’s paradise. Even if you aren’t looking to shop, you can easily spend an entire day window shopping here.
Kidzania is every child’s dream come true. It is an international theme park with over 100 role playing options. In many ways, Kidzania is different from other theme parks. It doesn’t have any rides, but it is educational in nature. It welcomes children from 2 to 16 years of age, and give them goals and aims by setting them in real world scenarios. They can become a pilot and captain of their own flight, or they may get a chance to play the role of a fireman and artist, painter, journalist, banker or any other. By role playing, children get an idea of how real world works and sometimes find an ideal occupation for their future.
Most tourists and travellers generally do not consider Noida to be an entertainment destination. People mostly come here for work and business. However, Noida has so much to offer to everyone. It even has an exciting nightlife. A number of nightclubs and restaurants such as Quantum, Maamouchee, Flluid, etc. are present here. The Buddha International Circuit was set up as the annual venue for the Indian Grand Prix. A number of truck races etc. are also organized here, and it has become a popular place for racing lovers. Once can also visit the Great India Place Mall in Noida. The Stupa 18 Art Gallery showcases works of some popular Indian artists, and also allows you to make a few purchases here. All of these and many more things to do in Noida make it an ideal upcoming tourist destination.