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
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.