Gurgaon is far enough, Sohna Road is pushing it, but making the trek to Damdama Lake really needs a good reason. So we found some for you – drive down for a full day of adventure sports, boating or lots of down time.

Get In A Workout And Go Rock Climbing

Photo source: Bikat Adventures

Photo source: Bikat Adventures

Perfect for beginners and more seasoned climbers who’d like to get real-life, outdoorsy climbing practice, the Damdama Lake rocks will get your adrenaline pumping. We found an adventure company that organises Sunday climbing sessions, including a workshop on mastering the right form and technique.

Don’t forget to dress comfortably and maybe head to Sohna Road after {Vatika Business Park is full of dining options} for a heavy meal. You’ve earned it.

Make A Low-Commitment Camping Trip

Photo source: Damdama Adventure Camp

Photo source: Damdama Adventure Camp

Damdama Adventure Camp is about 2.5 kms from the lake {if you decide to trek} or a 5 km drive. Mud huts that are equipped with bathrooms {don’t expect anything too fancy – it’s still an upgrade from a ditch}, camel rides and musical evenings; you can get away without driving too far.

They also offer a host of activities like rope climbing, monkey crawl or rifle shooting.

Fly Away In A Hot Air Balloon

The Ballooning Club of India organises hot air balloon rides from Damdama Lake every Sunday. No prior bookings or reservations are required; just drive down and get ready to fly up, up and away!

Well, not too far; the rides are priced at INR 1,300 and last about 5 – 7 minutes each.

Of Course There’s Boating

But you’ll have to take a chance on it; we tried reaching out to a bunch of travel companies and Damdama lake specialists but were told that boating is more of an ongoing activity. Well, no surprises there.

So if you’re tired of Old Fort, you could try your luck at Damdama; we’re sure you won’t be disappointed {if you’ve been, let us in on your experience in the comments}.

Plan A Quick Getaway

Photo source: Botanix

Photo source: Botanix

The area around Damdama lake is populated with resorts, hotels and properties that are perfect for a one-night getaway when life becomes too much to handle. Botanix Nature Resort is one great option and boasts of beautifully landscaped theme gardens, quaint cottages and camps, and a pool.

In addition, they’re happy to plan as many activity-packed days as you’d like; check out what’s on offer here.

Featured photo source: Botanix