The first day of my stay at Faridabad was awesome amidst the natural resources and colorful birds at the Sultanpur National Park. As we were visiting the Northern India, I was making sure to cover long distance places in and around Faridabad, such as Chandigarh, Delhi etc. The very next day, my mind stuck up with a plan to make a visit to one of the famous picnic spots in Haryana- the Damdama Lake. The lake is located at a distance of 60 kilometers from Delhi. It is a two hours drive from Delhi center, but as we were traveling in a budget trip, we didn’t hire taxi rather traveled in the local city bus. But believe me, the journey was equally fun filled and enjoyable.
The Damdama Lake is located near the Aravalli Range and that only makes it one of the most sought out places for the people staying in the locality. A boating tour is an awesome idea to spend a quality time with friends and loved ones. The placid waters from the Aravalli Range make it one of the striking places in the locality. Boating activities carried out by row boats, paddle boats and motor boats increase the enthusiasm of young people. All five of us tried motor boating in the natural lake of Haryana. Even there are ample opportunities provided for rock climbing in the rather difficult terrains of the Aravalli. The difficulty was making me more excited, as I always wanted to try out my adventure sport skills in such rocky areas.
Other than rock climbing, there are bunch of other adventure sport activities being conducted there. Few of them are para sailing, cycling, hot air ballooning, angling, rowing, camping etc. It is a very good place to set up camps amidst the lap of nature and enjoy the life to its full extent. However we had other places to visit during our stay, so we had to move on.
The adventure activities make the Damdama Lake a hotspot for several young people. However there are lots of scopes for other people as well. The place is a natural abode for as many as 190 species of migratory and local colorful birds. Cottages built beside the lake gives opportunity to stay there for some time as well.