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We Found 10 Things Gurgaon Has That Delhi Doesn't

Originally Published On LBB |

Of course we love Delhi  for its wide roads, monuments, the food, theatre, music and vibrant culture. However, in recent years, neighbouring Gurgaon has transformed from concrete jungle to a city that’s great to live in, work from and hang out at. In fact, it’s even got some exclusive-to-Gurugram reasons that make it pretty awesome. We list them here.

Ahaatas

Drinking scenes that are not restricted by low-on-cash wallets? Gurgaon makes this dream come true with its many ahaatas where you can BYOB from conveniently close thekas. Our fave ahaatas include Outback and Wangchuk’s Ladakhi Kitchen – we keep going back with big bottles of chilled Kingfisher.

Condoms On Call

There are very few experiences that are as awkward as trying to buy a pack of condoms or an emergency contraceptive pill from your neighbourhood chemist. Enter booty-call hero, SMS Contraceptive that home delivers condoms, lube, Plan B pills and pregnancy tests. Did we mention they’re only delivering in Gurgaon right now? Major win.

Food Trucks

Sector 29’s Leisure Valley parking lot is a true foodie treat. Whether you’re a sushi-savant or a chaat-connoisseur, we guarantee you’ll find a food truck you want to park yourself at. These only drive in by about 5pm though, so head here after a long day at work and cheat on your fitness resolutions. Check out our list of food trucks in Gurgaon here and here.

Ice Skating

If you remember going bowling at Ambience Mall’s Amoeba, you’ve ben around Gurgaon for long enough. While you can go strike down some pins at lots of places in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon, the ice-skating rink at Ambience, iSkate, is still a novelty. Summer’s here and so is one more reason to spend a full day at Ambi.

24x7 Pizza Delivery

We think that 24×7 pizza is a wonderful reason to live anywhere and Gurgaon just got its first anytime-pizza outlet, PePizza. Find out what to order here but definitely get yourself a slice of their dessert pizzas {we liked the Choco Crush}.

FYI they also have breakfast pizzas – who said it wasn’t okay to wake and bake?

Laser Tag

Gurgaon is home to India’s largest laser tag arena, OMG – Oh My Game. Lasers, infrared-sensitive targets and cut-throat competition – that sounds like the perfect way to unwind. Plus, imagine all the Instagram opprtunities you could avail at this laser tag arena – the hand-painted walls would make for uber cool backgrounds.

Microbreweries

While the plan is to open microbreweries in Delhi as well, you’ll have to drive down to G-Town for a mug of freshly-brewed beer this summer at least. It started with Rockman’s Beer Island at Ambience Mall and the microbrewery craze kept spreading further and further down NH8. Open Tap, Vapour, Manhattan, Soi7, 7 Degrees Brauhaus – need we go on?

Campsites

Damdama Lake is old news now but Gurgaon also has a couple of other off-the-radar campsites that are great for quick getaways. Case in point – this wonderful campsitethat’s not too far from Gurgaon’s Sohna Road. Acoustic music, fairy lights and hammocks to lay back and forget all your worries in, we’ll be checking in here soon.

Check out Camp Mustang for lots of outdoor activities, as well.

 

Accommodating Thekas

Dry day? Gurgaon to the rescue! Late-night alcohol run? Head to Gurgaon. The wine & beer shops in Gurgaon are known to be more flexible than their Delhi counterparts and we’re always grateful.

India's Largest Trampoline Park

Skyjumper Indoor Trampoline Park just opened in Sohna Road and the news has us jumping with joy! The space is spread over 13,000 square feet, with 100 interconnected, wall-to-wall trampolines for some stress-busting bouncing, volleyball and dodgeball. if you haven’t checked it out yet, we’d suggest making your way there right now.

 

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