At a glance

   
At a glance

GURUGRAM

Gurugram, the second largest city in the state of Haryana is a reflection of an ideal modern city and futuristic goals. Officially known as Gurugram, this city has grown from a sleepy town to a fast paced urban centre in a very short span. Witnessing rapid urbanisation, Gurugram has become a leading financial and industrial hub with the third-highest per capita income in India.The city's rise to economic stronghold began with the establishment of Maruti Suzuki India Limited and today it harbours hundreds of Fortune 500companies

The city was named after revered teacher Dronacharya of epic Mahabharata. It is believed that Dronacharya was gifted this ancestral village by his disciples, the Pandavas and Kauravas. He gave spiritual instructions to them at this place.

Today the same place is marked with development, modern facilities and a planned infrastructure. The public-private sector partnership model in real estate development has been the major force behind Gurugram's emergence as the corporate capital. Its close proximity to the National Capital Region has also resulted in Gurugram becoming a corporate hub of BPO companies, IT companies, etc. in an uptrend in the hospitality industry here, with MICE tourism being the major driving force.

Gurugram with its location on NH-8, closer to international airport, offers world-class commercial development, entertainment centers and shopping complexes

Apart from being a city with throbbing commercial activities, Gurugram is also blessed with quite a few tourist destinations that are worth exploring. 

At a glance

Location: The present Gurugram district comprises nine blocks: Tauru, Nuh, Pataudi, Nagina, Punhana, F.P.Jhirka, Sohna, Gurugram & Farrukhnagar. It is the southern-most district of Haryana. The district lies between 27° 39' and 28° 32' 25" latitude, and 76° 39' 30"and 77° 20' 45" longitude. On the North, it is bounded by district of Rohtak and Delhi. Faridabad district lies to its east. On its South, the district shares boundaries with the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. To its West lies the district of Rewari and the state of Rajasthan.

Linking Roads: Gurugram is located right on the National Highway No. 8 accessible by the linking road from Delhi-Jaipur Express Highway, 30 km from National capital falls under NCR.

Postal Code: 122001 | Longitude: 77° 04' E | Latitude: 28° 37' N | Area: 2760 sq. km | Altitude: 229 metres | Population: 1,514,085 (Census 2011) | Literacy Rate: 84.40 | STD Code: 0124 | Villages: 291 | Language: Hindi, English | Best season to visit: All seasons to visit.

How to reach

By Air

The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) at New Delhi, which is about 15 km from Gurugram.
For more information please contact the airlines

Airlines Contact Details
Spicejet www.spicejet.com
Jet Airways (India) www.jetairways.com
Air India http://www.airindia.com
GoAir http://www.goair.in/
 
By Rail

Located at the western end of the old city, the Gurugram Railway Station connects Rewari in the South and Delhi Cantt in the North. Some of the important trains that start or pass through this junction are Ajmer Shatabadi, Jammu-Ajmer Express, Mandor Express and Alla Hazrat Express.
For Railway enquiry dial 139.


By Bus

An eight-lane expressway between New Delhi and Gurugram connects the National Highway No. 8 and is a vital connecting link between Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai. There are direct bus services to Delhi, Alwar and Chandigarh as well as to Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.
For Haryana bus enquiry : Dial 0124-2320222

For Haryana bus enquiry at Chandigarh: Dial 0172-2704014. Haryana Volvo booking from Chandigarh to Delhi log on to
www.hartrans.gov.in/online/index.asp

By Road
 

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