Things to Do in Noida
Located in the Gautam Buddha Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh, Noida is home to a large number of tourist places to explore in a trip to this IT hub of India. In the recent years, the town has witnessed a huge boom in the IT industry as well as the real estate sector, which has transformed this city into one of the must visit cities in India. While exploring Noida, one can see the various options like the Holy temples, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, the shopping malls located here, adventure parks and the restaurants offering all type of Indian as well as Continental delicacies making Noida, a town full of entertainment opportunities. Thus, here we have gathered all the alternatives available in Noida to discover this city entirely to make your trip a precious and a worthy one in this modern town of India.
Visit Religious Sites in Noida
Noida is known all around India for its religious sites which are frequently visited by tourists from all around the world. Sai Baba Temple, Gurudwara Sahib, Iskcon Temple, Christ Church, Baba Balak Nath Sidh Peeth, Arya Samaj Mandir and Akshardham Temple are some of the notable temples situated in this city. The Sai Baba Temple present in Sector 40, Noida is made of stunning white marble and is a very well known temple often visited by devotees from all around the world. Iskcon Temple, situated in Sector-33, is a part of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Sector 18 Gurudwara Sahib is a place popular for its attractive architecture and is one of the famous religious sites of India. Christ Church is a significant and historical site of Uttar Pradesh and is popular for its fascinating structure and notable history. Baba Balak Nath Sidh Peeth & Social Welfare Centre, Noida was founded by Dheeraj Kumar Rana or Dheeraj Baba in November, 2004 by making a Trust- recorded under the name of Baba Balak Nath Sidh Peeth Foundation. This centre is set up for religious enlightenment and self-improvement by financial emancipation of the followers of Babaji and also for other general public.
Arya Samaj Mandir is a known temple where arrange marriages, love marriages, widow marriages, inter-caste marriages and inter-religion marriages take place. This place is a part of Arya Samaj which was founded by Swami Vivekananda and helps those couples which are not permitted to get married by their families due to caste and religion differences. Akshardham Temple which is situated very near to Noida is also a very remarkable temple and is known for its eye-catching architecture which is built by over 11,000 artisans. This temple is encouraged and built by the vision of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the chief spiritual leader of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers assisted 7,000 artisans build this structure. This temple exhibits an Abhishek Mandap, Sahaj Anand Water Show, a thematic garden, and three shows specifically Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values), Neelkanth Darshan (an IMAX film on the early life of Swaminarayan as the teenage yogi, Neelkanth), and Sanskruti Darshan which is a educational boat ride.
Explore Nature at Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located in Noida and is famous as a haven for more than 300 bird species, particularly water birds. This site is a popular place for bird lovers and nature enthusiasts and is part of the total 15 bird sanctuaries located in Uttar Pradesh. The species’ group of birds like, thorny scrub, grassland and wetland bird species are present here and this site was created by the formation of Okhla Barrage. The Uttar Pradesh Government nominated the site as a sanctuary in 1990. This sanctuary is home to more than 400 species of bird all the year and to more than one lakhs migrating birds during the winter season and have 30% of the 1200-1300 bird species present in Asia. Thus, Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a worth visit nature site to know about the various bird species of Asia as well as to spent a serene time exploring the essence of nature here.
Go Shopping at Malls in Noida
Being at the top of IT industry and real estate sector, Noida has a wide range of shopping malls and complexes situated in the town. Some of these malls include, Great India Place, Spice World Mall, Centre Stage Mall, SAB Shopping Mall, Mahagun Metro Mall, Shoprix Mall, etc. These malls are considered one of the frequently visited shopping sites of the town and they also present you with many other entertainment options like, multiplexes, restaurants, adventurous games and offers variety of products from reputed brands as well. Tourists visiting Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are specifically attracted to these malls and their popularity. The Great India Place located in Noida is one of the most visited malls in Noida and provides shopping as well as adventure within the same place. Other malls like, Spice World Mall, Centre Stage Mall, etc. also attracts a huge crowd of tourists as these malls are specialized in selling designer outfits as well branded apparels.
Apart from the malls, Noida is also known for its several markets like, Atta Market, Alaknanda Market, Brahmaputra Market, Lal Market, Indira Market, etc. All these are the place to find any household product as well as offer various street foods of Noida. At these markets, one can find a variety of items from domestic to the handmade products. Thus, these markets also play a perfect role in making Noida an ideal city for your shopping needs.
Enjoy Worlds of Wonder Water Park
So if you have seen the tourist sites and gone shopping in the city of Noida, Worlds of Wonder Water Park is the best place to spend your day adventurously with the exciting rides and fun games available here. This park is one of the most visited sites in Noida and is also home to the Great India Place Mall. This park offers a large number of indoor and outdoor activities and boating is the most famous amongst all and water activities are the part of almost all indoor and outdoor games. Here, one can take the adventurous rides and games with their kids, spend time in the restaurants present inside the water park and then go shopping in the Great India Place. This site is also a place for Hosting parties, Birthdays, Get-togethers, etc. The tickets are available varying from family packs to single ones and are available online for pre-bookings.
Enjoy the Mouth-Watering Street Food and Delicacies of Noida
If you have not yet tasted the street food in Noida, think of how much you have missed of that lip-smacking Aloo Tikki and Chole Bhature, which are some of the favorite street foods of India. In Noida, one can see a large number of food stalls selling Samosas and Golgappas and attracting a huge crowd to the flavor of their delicacies. Also coming to the mouth-watering continental dishes, Noida is home to various Fast Food Chains and Restaurants, which offer variety of cuisines to make your day. These multi-cuisines restaurants like Legends’ Grille, Geoffrey, Seven Wonders, Chefs’ Barbeque, Tandoori Village Restaurant, etc. draw a large number of tourists to them. Also, Fast Food Chains like, KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc. are everyday crowded with huge crowd of youngsters as well as foreign visitors. So, after a tiring day of exploring the sites of Noida, one can visit these restaurants and street food stalls that will make your fatigue disappear with their delightful range of street foods and multi-cuisine delicacies.