|Gurgaon is the second largest
city in the Indian state of Haryana. Gurgaon is the industrial
and financial center of Haryana. It is located 30 km south of
national capital New Delhi, about 10 kilometers from Dwarka Sub
City and 268 km south of Chandigarh, the state capital. An
important town in ancient Hindu mythology,
Gurgaon is one of Delhi's four major satellite cities and is
part of the National Capital Region. It was identified as a
satellite city in 1962. Therefore Gurgaon is within commuting
distance of Delhi.
According to a survey by Business Today magazine, Gurgaon is
considered the best city in India to work and live in. American
president Jimmy Carter visited Carterpuri village in Gurgaon.
Gurgaon is also the only Indian city to have successfully
distributed electricity connections to all its households.
However, because of its heavy vehicular traffic and inefficient
public transportation apart from the Delhi Metro, Gurgaon ranks
11 amongst Indian cities on the "Life after Work" index of
Business Today. Gurgaon has the 3rd highest per capita income in
India after Chandigarh and Mumbai.
Over the past 25 years the city has undergone rapid development
and construction. A wave of multinational companies choose to
locate their operations in Gurgaon after GE did so in 1997. Big
companies like Airtel, American Express, EXL, IBM, Microsoft,
Sapient, DLF, Maruti Suzuki, Hero Honda, Infosys, ThoughtWorks,
Ericsson, Oracle, Bank of America, American Airlines, The
Coca-Cola Company, Nokia, Motorola etc. have made Gurgaon an
important financial center of India, as well as one of India's
major outsourcing and call centers.
How to go to Gurgaon?
Delhi's Indira Gandhi International is just across the border of
Gurgaon, a fact which no doubt adds to its popularity. Check the
weather to plan your travel.
The northeastern part of Gurgaon is served by the Yellow Line of
the Delhi Metro, which runs from NH-8's IFFCO Chowk crossing
along MG Road over the border towards Qutub Minar, Saket and
straight to Connaught Place. Travel time is about 50 minutes,
with tickets Rs. 25 one way.
Gurgaon also has a small rail station on the Delhi-Jaipur
railway line, but it only receives about five trains a day. The
Station is near The colony bhim Garh Kheri Part 2
DTC and Haryana Roadways buses runs down National Highway 8 in
Delhi. Buses to Gurgaon can be best boarded at Dhaula Kuan (on
the Inner Ring Road). Alternatively, there is a small dedicated
Gurgaon-bound bus terminal at Karol Bagh near the unmissable
100-foot Hanuman statue, a five-minute walk west of Jhandewala
Metro station or a short cycle rickshaw ride (Rs.10) from Karol
Bagh metro station. Buses cost Rs. 22 one-way. Also Haryana
Roadways, Mewat and Kamal (Private buses) runs from Sarai Kale
Khan to Gurgaon Bus Stand whole day. Also there is frequent
service of DTC buses between Gurgaon Bus Stand to Badarpur
Border via Mehrauli and Khanpur.
National Highway 8, now an eight-lane expressway, connects Delhi
to Gurgaon and Jaipur. Travel time is under 30 minutes in
optimal conditions, but is regularly jammed during peak hours.
The road is additionally still victim to water logging in heavy
Starting from the bus stop "IIT Gate" south of the IIT flyover
of the Outer Ring Road in Delhi you can get all day and night
(because of 24h service for call centres) jeeps and cars with
yellow plates carrying you for Rs. 10 (Aug 2007) to places like
the Bristol hotel or the IFFCO chowk. Sitting in these cabs at
peak times means to use the normal back bench of a car with 3 to
4 other people and without AC, but at off times you travel in
the comfort of a taxi without paying more than Rs. 10!
Get around and
sightseeing in Gurgaon.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is about 15 km from Gurgaon . You can
spot a variety of migratory birds around a natural lake.
Sohna lake is about 10 km from Gurgaon. It is best to visit
after rainfall and during winters.
* Damdama Lake(1 hour drive away)
* Sheetla Mata Mandir (Ahead of Sector 14)
* Leisure Valley Park (Near IFFCO Chowk)
Recently an Auto Service has been started rather a tele auto
service where u could book an auto and auto will be at your
doorstep.It charges Rs10 per km anf ofcouse now the metro is a
comfortable way to move around though Huda City Center or Iffco
stop is 4kms from Gurgaon Bus Stand.
Hotels in Gurgaon.
| * Ginger Hotel - by Tata/Taj in Manesar - Rs 1000/night
* SILVER OAK - A Budget Hotel (Guest House) chain
having numerous properties in Gurgaon. Best part
they offer comp. Breakfast & Wi-fi internet. Decent
clean rooms with good food. 24hrs. manned for added
security.. Call: +91-9810030876 / 9873159641,
* Cinnamon Stays, Opp. Omaxe City Center, Gurgaon,MD
39, Eldeco Mansionz, Off Sohna Road, Gurgaon,Phone-+91
9560550015, Price USD 75-85.
* Best Western Resort Country Club,
Pachgaon-Mohammadpur Road, Gurgaon, India,
+91-1267-278202. Four-star resort in Manesar
along NH-8 to Jaipur, a good 30 km south of central
* Alpine Park Corporate Guest House, DLF Phase 2. Corporate guest house, walking distance to
Sahara Mall and MG Road. Rs 1500.
* Ibis Gurgaon, Block 1 Sector 53 Golf Course Rd,
+91-124-4755000. Opened in August 2008, this
was the first Accor hotel in India, and Gurgaon's
first reasonably priced Western hotel. Slick modern
rooms, free wifi. Rs.4400.
* Lemon Tree Hotel, City Center, Gurgaon,287,
Millennium City Center, Sector 29, Gurgaon,Phone-+91
* Lemon Tree Hotel, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, 866, Udyog
Vihar, Phase V, Gurgaon, Phone-+91 124 4423232,
* Alpine Park Hotel, DLF Phase 2 Nr Cyber City. Corporate Hotel Motel Lodge, walking distance
to Sahara Mall and MG Road. Rs 2100 onwards.
* Park Inn Hotel, Civil Lines. Nice, but far
from metro and the new shopping districts. $130
* Hotel Mandakini Destination, Civil Lines,
* Crowne Plaza, Site 2, Sector 29 (off NH-8),
+91-124-4534000. Modern business hotel opened in
* Park Plaza Gurgaon, B Block, Sushant Lok, tel.
* Park Premier Hotel - Rs 7000/night onwards
* Trident Gurgaon. Looking like a space-age
cross between the Taj Mahal and a UFO cult, this
supermodern hotel defies hyperbole and is head and
shoulders above the competition. Two good
restaurants and bar. If you can afford it, about the
only negative is that there are no shopping or other
facilities within walking distance. $400+.
* Westin - 1 MG Rd, Sector 29, Gurgaon, Haryana
1222002 Ph:+91 124 4977777- Opened 1 Oct 2010.
* Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Karanki Road,
Sohna-Gurgaon, tel. +91-124-4068031. Opened
October 2007. Despite the name, the hotel is located
a solid 45-minute drive south of central Gurgaon.