Distance: Approx. 6km, each side.
Route: Start at Aravali International School, Surajkund. Enter the ridge and walk towards Asola Wildlife Sanctuary, Delhi via Bhardwaj Lake and return.
Man made lakes, green thorny jungle and red soil. Lakes were created due to extensive mining in the area after mining was banned by SC. I am told that one can also try swimming in the lakes but I am not sure how safe that would be.
Bird watchers will definitely enjoy the trek. We saw Common krestel, Egyptian vulture, Indian sliverbill, Spot-billed duck to name a few. Other common birds which we saw in plenty were Black drongo, Collared dove, Red-vented bulbul, Jungle babbler, Ashy prinia, Indian robin etc.
The route is also used for biking as well as cycling. A good pair of sneaker is enough for this soft and sandy trek but wearing a pair of trekking shoe will make you feel better.
You may also expect to meet some local villagers. The place should not be explored alone. Mobile connectivity is an issue and therefore, it is advisable to download the map in your smartphone beforehand.
Parking is available near the Aravali Int. School. Route map from Google is attached below.
A good pair of binocular for bird watching, camera, a good smartphone to trace the route, drinking water (must) and light snacks.
* All images other than the bird image, were clicked using Canon 50mm 1.8 lens borrowed from my friend.