The satellite city of Delhi and a part of the state of Haryana, Gurgaon is now officially known as Gurugram. It is intriguing to know that Gurugram has come across as one of the financially leading industrial hubs of India generating the third-highest per capita income in the country.
And perhaps it is owing to this factor that Gurugram is also home to 250 offices of the Fortune 500 companies. The city is easily accessible to Delhi via metro and convenient road networks. There is an expressway from Delhi to Gurgaon of six lanes built smartly specifically for the ease of visitors. Also, the city is closest to the International Airport of New Delhi. The economic growth of Gurugram can be traced back to 1970s when Maruti Suzuki India had established its manufacturing unit.
As per the historical records, the region of Gurugram fell under the Kuru Kingdom. And the earliest people who had come to establish this city were the Hindus who had belonged to the Ahir clan particularly during the Vedic era. By the time of the early 4th Century BCE, the geographical region of this place was absorbed by the Maurya Empire. And according to the ancient texts of Prithviraj Vijaya, this town may have been same as of the town Gudapura.
Coming on to modern history, it has been mentioned in the historic texts that Nagarjuna who was also the cousin of Cahamana king Prithviraj Chauhan had rebelled against the king and captured this town. However, Prithviraj Chauhan owing to his might and intellect was able to successfully suppress the rebellion. Coming onto the Mughal period and as well as the British Colonial era, this place was initially a small village.
Gurugram is a great travel option especially if you live in Delhi. There are many great places to explore here such as Ambience Mall, Cyber Hub, Appu Ghar, Kingdom of Dreams etc.
Cyber Hub - It won’t be wrong to say that the cyber hub can be considered as an uptown party which is typically known specifically for its lively nightlife. For those who have an inclination towards eating good food and parties this place is really interesting to visit and explore.
Damdama Lake - The Damdama Lake is quite an ideal location especially for the families who want to go out and have some fun time along with each other. Moreover, this town is also frequented by the Delhiites and it is here that you can explore various activities such as hot air ballooning, rock climbing etc.
Visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a place where you will be finding a species of about 250 native birds and more than 190 migratory birds. If you visit Gurugram then you should be definitely travelling to this bird sanctuary.
Go for Shopping - If you consider yourself a shopaholic then you won’t be disappointed with Gurugram. Here you can shop for a wide variety of things such as handicrafts, clothes, utensils, toys, furniture etc.
Eat Parathas At Murthal - Murthal is a place which is particularly known for its exotic and delicious Parathas. Here you will be finding some of the best options to choose from such as Haveli, Amrik Sukhdev etc.
Surajkund Crafts Mela - Surjkund Mela is a great place to visit and have fun with your family and friends as this is the place where you will be finding more than 20 countries which participating with great enthusiasm. It is a great place to explore and rediscover the fun. Read More
Kurukshetra Festival - This festival is specifically marked by taking the dips in the sacred waters of the Brahma Sarovar and Sannihit. In this place, the devotees get delighted and indulged in the “Deep Daan” which is then followed by some dance as well as drama performances. Read More
By Air - The nearest airport is the Delhi International Airport and from there you can get a cab or some other means of transportation such as metro or bus to reach your destination. You can easily travel to this place from some of the major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai etc.
By Road - The overall connectivity via road is quite good. Thus, if you are planning to visit Gurugram via road then it shouldn’t be a problem for you. You can either take a bus from nearby cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. However, the best way to experience Haryana would be by travelling via your own vehicle. The experience for a road trip cannot be matched. From cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Kolkata it will take you a timeframe of around 2 hrs, 27 hrs, 4 hrs, 29 hrs respectively. For travelling, you can consider your route via NH 52, NH 19, NH 152 etc.
By Train - Gurugram has its own railway station. So, planning a trip to Gurugram won’t be an issue for you. You can easily find a train from nearby and major India cities like Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh etc. After deboarding the train you can easily catch a cab or an auto-rickshaw to reach your destination. Ashram Express, Indore-Jodhpur Express, New Delhi Rajdhani Express are some of the best options to consider.