Noida, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is among the fastest-growing cities in India. Today it also has more than 150 large and small institutions of higher learning as well as an array of diverse industries and business centers. This article highlights some must-see destinations in Noida for those who are interested in visiting this rapidly growing metropolis.
The article discusses some Best Places To Visit in Noida :
The Great India Palace (GIP) Mall
The GIP Mall is spread across 15 acres in Noida Extension measuring exactly 1.5 million square feet of retail space. The mall of India’s largest department store, Pantaloons, and The Great India City, the shopping mall’s first upscale lifestyle center was opened for public on 4th February 2008.
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Okhla Bird Sanctuary
The Okhla Bird Sanctuary or Yamuna Bird Sanctuary is an ideal place for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Spread over around 63 acres, the sanctuary houses more than 35 species of birds including the white ibis, purple swamp hen and many other migratory birds coming from Central Asia during winters.
Located on Delhi-Noida sector road, Kumar Kunj is a small hamlet which is close to Shahdara and Okhla Bird Sanctuary. The nearest metro station is Okhla NSIC (5 kilometers).
Timings: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stupa Art Gallery
The Stupa Art Gallery, conceptualized and promoted by Dr. Suresh Bhatnagar, is a unique art gallery that exhibits contemporary and traditional art forms of Asia. The gallery holds the second largest collection in Asia of the Tibetan Thangka paintings and also comprises an extensive collection of Japanese Teabowls, Japanese prints and Chinese art objects.
Located on NH 24 between Noida Sector 18-19 (about 2 km from Sector 18 metro station)
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Snow World, DLF Mall
The Snow World is the first snow play area of India. It was inaugurated by Ice Capades on 14 November 2008. The amusement park has a snow themed playground and other exciting rides such as a giant slide, sling shot and an ice roller coaster.
Located on Sector 18, Gurgaon Metro Station, DLF Mall (2 km from metro station)
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Buddh International Circuit, Noida
The Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is a Formula One race track located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It is India’s first international standard circuit and the host of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on 1 November 2011. The 2.3 kilometer long track features 14 bends, including three left-handers and a hairpin bend.
The Buddh International Circuit was built by Dr. Vijay Mallya in less than 6 months at an estimated cost of Rs 230 crore ($50 million).
Shri Jagannath Temple
The Shri Jagannath Temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus in India. The temple has been built on the ruins of a 96-foot tall tower from Asoka’s era, which fell as a result of a lightning strike in 1831 AD. It overlooks the Ganges river and is home to thousands of devotees.
The Botanical Garden of Noida city was constructed and developed by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is spread over 8 acres within Botanic Garden, Noida Extension. The garden contains large number of rare and indigenous plants along with flowers.
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Gardens Galleria Mall
The Gardens Galleria mall is spread across 150,000 sq.ft of retail space and is one of the largest in Delhi/Noida region. The mall has a total floor area of 1 million square feet and has a multiplex with five screens, food court, banquet halls and an array of world-class retail brands.
SkyHouse is a shopping mall that offers fashion and lifestyle brands including Puma, Bossini, Van Heusen, L’Occitane En Provence, ALDO Shoes among many other international brands. The mall also houses restaurants such as Barbeque Nation, Pizza Hut and KFC among others.
Fun ‘N Food Village
The Fun ‘n Food Village is spread across 28 acres of land in Sector 18 of Noida Extension. It is a large amusement park with rides for family entertainment. The park also offers food and beverage options under the Don Corleone’s brand.
Red Fort Cinema Hall
The Red Fort Cinema Hall is a multiplex cinema located at the Rana Pratap Marg in Noida Extension in Sector 18 of Noida. The multiplex has 13 screens, with the first five screens showing mainstream movies. It also has three screens dedicated to Indian movies and other regional movies. It was inaugurated on 29 September 2016 by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki
Glued Reloaded is the first virtual reality center in Noida city and has been built under the guidance of Puneet Gupta who is also an avid virtual reality enthusiast. The center caters to individuals who are interested in experiencing a simulated world through VR headsets.
Top 5 Restaurants to try out at Noida
- KFC, Centra Mall (Noida)
- Barbeque Nation, Centra Mall (Noida)
- Punjab Grill, Phase 4 (Noida)
- Pizzahut, Sector 18 (Noida), Fun & Foodvillage (Noida)
- Jumbo’s (Italian Restaurant), Phase 3, Sec-18, Noida
- Barbeque Nation- Sector 18, Noida
- Eros Restaurant- Sector 18, Noida
- Pizza Hut – Sector 18, Noida
Noida is a city that has experienced a phenomenal growth since its inception in 1975. It is now an integral part of Delhi to the extent that it will soon be included as the Fourth Zone of the National Capital Region. The city has very good connectivity to the rest of India through Delhi Airport and its own metro station located on the Delhi-Noida sector road. The city attracts visitors from all over India for business opportunities and shopping.
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