For a long time, the fitness freaks in Gurgaon used to be dependent on the Aravalli Biodiversity Park for running and other physical activities. But, they have also been complaining about the distance they needed to cover to reach there for carrying out physical activities.
Now, they have a godsend gift in City Forest – a joint initiatives between the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and city-based NGO “I Am Gurgaon.” People are going gaga over the availability of green areas in their vicinity.
The City Forest boasts of a 5.2 km-long running and walking track which starts from the Galleria Market and passes through DLF-Phase 1 and Sectors 27, 42, 52 and 53 to end at Golf Course Road at Sector 56.
The residents are very excited to get a green area with tracks as they believe that their physical activities will increase with this. Earlier, people had go to the roads for walking, running and cycling. They used to find that very boring as they used be in constant fear of the vehicles running nearby.
The City Forest located right in the heart of the Millennium City is proving to be a boon for residents. Now, people will not only have access to the clean air but they will also be very close to the nature.
A resident said, “Going into the nature is altogether a different experience. It is a nice alternative to the hustles and bustles of crowded areas. You also feel liberated and completely at peace with beautiful flora and fauna.”
The cyclists are also ecstatic as they find their ride more satisfying. They said that riding without bothering about the fast-moving vehicles is indeed very liberating. With City Forest, people have now a great motivation to wake up early and explore the nature.
Most of the people believe that distancing from nature has taken a great toll on their bodies. Now, this new forest right in the middle of the city is a breath of fresh air. People, who have become regular at the forest, have started seeing drastic improvements in their physical and mental state.
The enthusiasm of fitness freaks has also infected the people who normally avoid physical activities. There is a change in the air and new set of people are joining fitness freaks at the City Forest every day.
A resident said, “We also have a nice alternative to weekend getaways. People, who cannot afford to sneak outside the city every weekend, have a nice alternative in City Forest. They can spend quality time there feeling that they are at attractive place like the Jim Corbett National Park.”
Moreover, the tracks are very convenient for the walkers and runners. It is very convenient on the knees. People from all ages are finding the track at the City Forest very convenient. They are elated to use the tracks for walking and running purposes.