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Experience PUBG for Real in This Army Theme Park – Delta 105, Gurgaon

Delta 105 Gurgaon

“Aye meri zameen afsoss nahi
Jo tere liye sau dard sahe
Mehfooz rahe teri aan sada
Chaahe jaan meri yeh rahe na rahe…”
 Teri Mitti song by Manoj Muntashir

The life of a soldier in movies is often portrayed to be heroic to a larger-than-life extent. Well, in reality the lives of these men & women cladded in green & khaki patched uniforms is far more challenging than the glamour attached with their jobs. Delta 105, Manesar, Gurgaon, the brainchild of Major (retd.) Dinesh Sharma is a sincere attempt to bring commoners like us who are also called as ‘Civilians’ in army parlance to experience the real-deal behind a ‘fauji’ life. We were here for a very special International Women’s Day meet up organized for Women Travel Blog & Writers by Mr. Anil Oraw, Regional Director (North), India Tourism Delhi, Ministry of Tourism.

Women's Day celebrated in the form of day outing at Delta 105, Gurgaon organized by India Tourism Delhi, Ministry of Tourism
Women’s Day celebrated in the form of day outing at Delta 105, Gurgaon organized by India Tourism Delhi, Ministry of Tourism

Delta 105 Location

The name of this first of its kind theme park is an interesting combination of ‘Delta’ – Major (retd.) Dinesh’s first company in army and the pin-code of the area. Far from the hustle-bustle of the millennial city, this army theme park is located in Udepuri near Manesar. Driving from Gurgaon city-center on NH48 it takes about 40 minutes to an hour to reach the place.

Delta 105 Timings & Best Time to Visit

If you are looking for a place for day outing in Gurgaon then Delta 105 fits your bill perfectly. For day picnics, the timings are 9:30 AM to 5 PM. In addition to this, one can also opt to camp in the night here for which the timings are 4 PM to 5 PM of the next day. The best time to visit this army theme adventure park is from September to Mid-February. Important information about Delta 105: From April onwards it will close down temporarily as the days are very hot. It is scheduled to reopen in the month of August.

Some of the activities to do at Delta 105
Some of the activities to do at Delta 105

Delta 105 Activities

As mentioned earlier, this theme park in Gurgaon is based on life of an Army soldier so all the activities planned here are according to this vision. Some activities like obstacle course offered here are part of a soldier’s training while the rest are a mock set up of various tasks an army soldier has to perform in the battlefield. Having said this yet the activities here are not at all easy or customized to better suit people visiting Well this is actually the thrilling aspect right! Paint Ball, Target Shooting & Crawl Trench are some of the eye-catching activities at Delta 105. Paint Ball, Target Shooting & Crawl Trench are some of the eye-catching activities at Delta 105.

Bunker replica at Delta 105
Bunker replica at Delta 105

Ambience

This amusement theme park in Gurgaon is mostly open air. It is planned to look like a battle area. Here one can see the soldier bunkers, replica of Bofors gun, army uniforms, regiment insignias and more. Places that matter in any army personnel’s life like Sarva Dharam Pooja Sthal, briefing area, army mess, tents for their stay and of course the mock Line of Control (LOC) can be seen here. Apart from these, obstacle course and shooting range are also in place for the different activities.

Balancing Beam is a part of the obstacle course: Delta 105 activities
Balancing Beam is a part of the obstacle course: Delta 105 activities

Delta 105 Army Camp Stay

There is a provision of staying in luxury tents in Delta 105. For the same one has to opt the evening to evening timing slot. If you are planning a day outing then stay is not included in the same. The luxury tents can easily accommodate two people. The interior includes a comfy double bed, a table & chair & attached washrooms.

Food at Delta 105, Manesar

Whether it is a day outing or a staycation, food at this army theme park in Gurgaon is thoughtfully planned & prepared. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is served here according to the visiting schedule. In between the activities also snacks and rejuvenating drinks are served. Lunch and dinner both usually have two kind of options, one where food is made in more rustic fashion and is to be eaten in outdoor while the other is prepared in usual kitchen and is served in the mess area. There is no fancy food as such but nutritious Indian cuisine dishes are prepared. We quite liked the food of Delta 105.

Delta 105 Entry Charges

  • For Day Picnic the entry price starts from Rs. 599 onwards.
  • For Night Camping & Day Picnic together charges are Rs. 3500 onwards.

Final Thoughts

Without a doubt, Delta 105, Gurgaon is a unique theme park in Delhi/NCR. It gives one a close view into a soldier’s life while he or she is on and off the battleground. We are also sure that visiting this theme park will add another reason for you to be proud of all the Armed Force personnel. It is a family-friendly theme park in Manesar, perfect for Day Picnics, Corporate Team Outings, Camping & Boot Camps. If you wanna test your mettle or have a different experience within Delhi NCR then this adventure theme park is a cool option!

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  1. I’m going to take my soldier husband to this place. He will absolutely love this! 🙂

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