Located just 30 km south of the national capital New Delhi, Gurgaon, India is the second largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. Once a sleepy village town, Gurgaon is today an urban, hi-tech, thriving metropolis with skyscrapers and is known as “Millennium City.” Gurgaon is home to state-of-the-art offices housing some of the world’s major corporations, including Microsoft, Sapient, IBM Daksh, Oracle and American Express, to name a few. As recently as late 2010, Delhi Metro access was extended to Gurgaon, and multilane highways opened, making the commute between New Delhi and Gurgaon seamless.
Aside from the enormous business opportunities in Gurgaon, visitors will enjoy some of the finest shopping to be found in India. Be sure to visit DLF City Centre, DLF Mega Mall, MGF Metropolitan, Sahara Mall and Mega Mall for unique shopping opportunities.
AREAS OF INTEREST IN AND AROUND GURGAON
Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary
Located ten km from Gurgaon and 42 km from Delhi, the Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary is a heaven for bird lovers. It is the discovery of Peter Jackson, the world famous authority ornithologist. It opened for tourists on February 6, 1972. Migrant birds from Europe and Serbia flock to this lovely retreat. Camping equipment like beds, chairs, central tables, lights, stoves etc are available at the site, on hire at reasonable rates. To facilitate bird watching, there are observation hides and watch tower.
Sohna Sulphur Springs and Tourist Complex
The Sohna Sulphur Springs is situated in the heart of the town by the side of a perpendicular rock and is approachable only by foot through narrow lanes which are inaccessible to vehicles. The water is strongly sulphurous and its temperature varies from 46° C to 51.7°C.The present site of main kund, called Shiv Kund, is believed to have been the abode of hermits during ancient times. The hot water is believed to have curative effect for skin infections and diseases like gout and rheumatism. Hindus consider the tank sacred and come for a dip in its water on solar/lunar eclipse and Somavati Amavasya. The complex is studded with an extravagance of colourful flowers, trees and shrubs. Its vast landscape, with peacocks strutting about, grips one with all its beauty and splendor. Sohna by night becomes a wonderland of lights, simply bewitching.
Gurgaon can be clearly divided into two distinct worlds. The older areas of Gurgaon adjacent to Sadar Bazar still give a feeling of bustling market full of dusty alleys. During the night they give resemblance to Van Gogh’s famous painting, “The Potato Eaters.” Newer areas of Gurgaon have altogether a different feel. Especially during night, the skyline with glittering malls and speeding cars whizzing past the newly built expressway, can compete the skyline of the best cities in the world.
Kingdom of Dreams
Ideally located between Jaipur, Agra and Delhi is the magnificent Kingdom of Dreams offers the finest shopping, dining and entertainment shows. Here, the magic of India comes to life. The Kingdom of Dreams brings to life a blend of India's art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing arts with the modern technology of today. This is an absolute must see site while you visit Gurgaon. While visiting the Kingdom of Dreams, be sure to check out IIFA Buzz, an ultra glamorous Bollywood themed café.
For great shopping and restaurants, visit Gurgaon’s Galaxy Mall. The mall is home to the Central Cottage Emporium where you will find beautiful keepsakes and arts and crafts.