Nestled between Delhi and Rajasthan, Gurgaon is bubbling metropolis in the Indian state of Haryana. It forms a part of the National Capital Region (NCR) of India. However, in 2015, its name was changed to Gurugram, to make it sound more Indian.
Gurgaon is known by a milieu of other names, such as “Millennium City of India’, among others. Also known as the technology hub as the headquarters of many big corporate houses have found their way to Gurgaon. As it is home to a number of private companies, it is also known for the sheer variety of architectural variance one can find at the place.
How to reach?
Gurgaon is around 41 kilometers from New Delhi, our national capital. If one wishes to travel here from the Pink City of Jaipur, he/she will have to cover approximately 234 kilometers. Chandigarh, Le Corbusier’s planned behemoth, is around 250 kilometers from Gurgaon and is easily connected through road transport as well as through other means of transport. Besides, the road accessibility from Delhi airport is a cakewalk as it is a mere 30 minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport, the principal airport which serves the National Capital Region of Delhi.
One thing which sets Gurgaon apart from other bubbling metropolises is its fluid connectivity to the National Capital Region through Metro services. In addition, there is also the rapid metro service which operates only in Gurgaon.
Places to visit:
1. Kingdom of Dreams
2. Sultanpur National Park
3. Cyber Hub
4. Ambience Mall
5. MGF Mall
7. Damdama Lake
8. Vintage Camera Museum and Foundation
9. Amusement City
10. Sheetla Mata Mandir
11. Badshahpur Fort
12. Shiv Murti
Where to Stay:
In a place which boasts of being the most rapidly thriving tech hub, you simply do not have to worry about some comfortable places to stay in during your hiatus at this place. From luxurious hotels like Crowne Plaza, Vivanta by Taj, Ramada Gurgaon Central, Hilton Garden Inn & Trident Hotel to budget hotels like Hotel Crossroads, The Signature Leaf, Golden Tulip & Treebo Palm Tree are available aplenty in Gurgaon. You need only pack that duffel bag of yours and hit the road.
It also has wide range of resorts like The Umrao, The Gateway Resort, Orana Hotels & Resorts, Botanix Nature Resort, Best Western Resort, Surjivan & The Roseate, to name a few.
• Summer (April - June): Gurgaon summers are extremely harsh, as they are in most parts of India. In this respect, Gurgaon is no different. Daytime mercury levels can soar upto 40-45 degrees at certain days.
• Monsoon (July to September): The monsoons of Gurgaon come as a respite and are mostly responsible for making the weather pleasant and soothing. The monsoon rains bring down the temperature to around 20 degrees Celsius, thereby making it an advisable time to visit the place.
• Winter (November to February): After monsoons, as it should, the mercury level start taking a dip. As is the case with Delhi, winter months tend to become extremely chilly as cold winds start rising from the mountains and engulf the entire northern region within their ambit. If you do not detest bone-biting cold of Delhi or of the northern plains of India, then surely this is the time for you to be in Gurgaon
Food in Gurgaon:
When in the north, and that too in a metropolis adjoining Delhi, you need to shed away all concerns regarding appetizing food. Gurgaon offers many mouth-watering Indian cuisines at reasonable rates. The charms of the traditional north Indian cuisines are not lost here. If dhabas are where you like to have your food, and preferably wash it down with a glass of frothing lassi, then you may be spoilt of choices at this place. Dhabas here are available plenty, as well as street food joints. Or one can just go to a pub/café and enjoy partying there. Gurgaon has plenty of bars and cafés. Farzi café, Café Delhi Heights, Bernardo’s, The Beer Café, Hardrock Café, etc are some of the famous cafes available.
Nearest places to explore:
With Delhi a stone’s fling away, Gurgaon is the near perfect getaway during a long weekend. So here is the advice, pack your bags and drag your friends along with you to make multitudes of memories at the place which is fast becoming the face of rapidly advancing India.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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