Tech-savvy city on the outskirts of Delhi
The extremely stylish and tech-savvy city of Gurgaon is an excellent portrayal of the developing metropolis chock-full with multi-national corporations, IT giants, automobile industries and corporate offices. This commercial and technology hub is packed with various places to enjoy the dash and amaze of the town. Positioned 30 kilometres away from New Delhi, It was formerly an outskirt of Delhi. The place has witnessed a drastic transformation after the properties held by the locals were purchased by the DLF Group, a real estate developer. The city has a vast number of sites to hit and enjoy. The Kingdom of Dreams which is a massive complex for theatrical shows. Painted with orange and white Sheetala Mata Mandir is a pious Hindu temple. The Vintage Camera Museum showcases cameras and prints traversing a century. Towards the west of the city, Sultanpur National Park houses numbers of bird species. Other major attractions are Sohna Lake, Leisure Valley Park, Cyber City, Heritage Transport Museum, Damdama Lake, Leela Ambience Mall and many more. Gurgaon is full of breweries and bars, it is a perfect spot to chill out with friends. A trip to this remarkable city will prove to be a different experience altogether.
HISTORY OF GURGAON
It is said that in earlier times Gurgaon was populated by the Hindus, and it constituted a part of a far-reaching kingdom ruled over by Ahir clan. According to folktales, it was the Village of guru Dronacharya who was the Teacher of Kauravas and Pandavas. During Akbar’s administration, Gurugram came within the governing districts of Delhi and Agra. At the decay of the Mughal empire, the region was shredded between contesting powers. British rule was established in the region by 1803 through the treaty of Surji Arjungaon with Sindhia. The town was at the beginning held by the cavalry unit posted to guard the army of begum Samru of Sirdhana. In 1947, Gurgaon matured into being a part of independent India and came under the Indian state of Punjab. In 1966, the city grew under the administration of Haryana with the origin of the new state. The name of the city has been restored to Gurugram now.
Top things do in Gurgaon
How to reach
Gurgaon is a major metropolis and is connected via all means of transport.
How to Reach by Flight
The closest airport around the area is Delhi International airport which is well linked with all significant cities and towns.
How to Reach by Train
Gurgaon railway station is well connected to all important cities and towns so people can comfortably reach the station.
How to Reach by Bus
The several bus services including tourists, luxury, AC sleeper and state-run buses are available to reach the city.
How to Reach by Road
Gurgaon is well connected to all major motorable roads and one can easily drive to the city. Apart from that various cabs and taxis also operate in the area.
How to travel within
Metro, cabs and taxis are available to travel within the city.
FOOD, STAY AND MORE...
FOOD: Gurgaon is chock-full of fabulous restaurants and breweries. One can easily find Indian as well as international cuisine listed in the menus of every other restaurant. There are a number of places in Ambience mall, MGF mall and DLF Cyber City to have a delightful meal coupled with mind-blowing ambience. Apart from that one can also find outlets of KFC, Subway, McDonald's, Dominos, PizzaHut etc in every nook and corner of the city.
STAY: Ranging from high to low, Gurgaon is sprawling with places for accommodation and stay. Hotels like Hyatt Regency, Country Inn, The Gateway resort, Clarens Hotel, Taj City Centre, The Oberoi, Trident Gurgaon, Radisson, Hilton Garden Inn and more are very popular and offer a luxurious stay. Apart from that, there are plenty of hotels available at cheap rates as well.
TWO DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1: Reach Gurgaon in the morning and check into a hotel. After having lunch at the hotel leave for Mata Sheetala Devi Temple. After that check out the Ambience mall and do some shopping. Later in the evening visit the DLF Cyber city. After that, dress in style and hit the nearest brewery or bar and spend a miraculous night dancing and drinking with friends. Rest at night in the respective hotels.
DAY 2: Start the next day of the trip by visiting Damdama lake. After that head towards Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and spend the afternoon there. In the evening take a short trip to MGF Mall. Later, go on shopping and collect goodies for friends and family. Rest at respective hotels for the night and check out from the hotel in the morning.