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GURGAON

Gurgaon, the second largest city in Haryana, is one of the most important industrial and financial hubs of the nation. Gurgaon is also known as Guru Gram or Guru Gaon, which 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.

In today's times, New Gurgaon is the modern part of Gurgaon. It has modern facilities and a planned infrastructure. The public-private sector partnership model in real estate development has been the major force behind Gurgaon's emergence as the corporate capital. It has developed more because of availability of ample connectivity options to the Capital. The fact remains that most of the people living there still frequent Delhi regularly for work. The growth prospect, increasing employment opportunities and a cleaner environment has propelled the growth further. Gurgaon with its location on NH-8, closer to international airport, offers world-class commercial development, an ideal office destination and is a corporate hub of BPO companies, IT companies, etc.

The close proximity to the National Capital Region, has also resulted in an uptrend in the hospitality industry here, with MICE tourism being the major driving force. With the city rapidly evolving as a corporate Capital, there has been a big boom in the real estate sector leading to the development of a new and modern Gurgaon.

Apart from being a city with throbbing commercial activities, Gurgaon is also blessed with quite a few fascinating tourist attractions

At a glance

Location: The present Gurgaon district comprises nine blocks: Tauru, Nuh, Pataudi, Nagina, Punhana, F.P.Jhirka, Sohna, Gurgaon & 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: Gurgaon 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 Gurgaon.
For more information please contact the airlines

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

Located at the western end of the old city, the Gurgaon 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 Gurgaon 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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