Gurgaon or Gurugram, is part of Haryana, a state of India, and also a part of National Capital Region. Primarily, it is 268 kms southwest of Chandigarh and 32 kms southwest of New Delhi. Over the past few years, the city of Gurgaon has become the evolutionary future for industrial and financial developments. At this point, there are more than 250+ corporate offices of the fortune 500 companies located within Gurgaon.
Gurgaon goes way back to time before 1196,when it was just an extensive kingdom under Rajputs of Yaduvanshi. But, the story of developing Gurgaon begins from 1947, when this city became a part of independent India under Punjab. Going forward to the year of 1966, the city came under the administration of Haryana.
Soon after becoming a part of Haryana administration, Gurgaon started to develop into a tremendous millennium city. The economic growth of the city began with automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited. A few years later, Gurgaon started to develop highways, metros, malls, markets, housing societies and much more.
At present, the city is known to be one of the largest job providers, a hub for events & occasions
and also an ideal place to reside along with family & friends.
Gurgaon city is a part of Gurgaon district, which is evidently a part of the Indian state of Haryana. It is situated in the southeastern part of Haryana & has Delhi as well as New Delhi to its northeast. Moreover, Gurgaon covers a total of 738.8 kms in length and is part of northern India.
The residents of Gurgaon experience four distinct type of climates all throughout the year. These include Spring (February-March), Summer(April-August), Fall/Autumn(September-October) & Winter(November-January).
The architecture of corporate buildings, residential units and malls of Gurgaon known to people living Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida. By and large, there are approximately 1100 residential high rise buildings in Gurgaon. The average built up area of houses in Gurgaon varies between 700 to 1000 sq ft. At the same time, the average cost of flats on rent goes above INR 10,000 per month.
Moreover, the city of Gurgaon has 36 block, which have been further divided into blocks. The housing localities or societies, have a number of apartments, condominiums and high rise residential units.
Knowingly, the Aralias, Hamilton Court, World Spa South, Gurgaon One and Raheja Atlantis are few such residential buildings which have attained popularity over the years.
Even, with so much of residential units, the city hasn’t lost it hand on greenery. Biodiversity parks, societal parks and gardens have added more to the greenery of the city. By that as it may, the Leisure Valley Park of Sector 29 is a massive stretch of 15 acres of greenery.
Similarly, Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Botanical Garden have added their contribution around some of the renowned societal areas of the city. Also, other parks like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Tau Devi Lal and Aravali Biodiversity, have contributed to the city’s greenery.
The millennium city of Gurgaon has an amplitude of events and activities all throughout the year. Festival celebrations like Durga Puja, Holi, Dussehra, Eid, etc, are are done with utmost zest and zeal.
Additionally, entertainment and performing arts are visible at the Epicentre and Kingdom Of Dreams. The residents also take pride in sporting events like half marathons, yoga, mixed martial arts, etc.
When it comes to events, Gurgaon is not far away from live concerts, band performances and melas (Fairs). Most of the residents living within rental properties or purchased properties, also celebrate religious and/or other occasions.
The residential city of Gurgaon is home to some of the domestic as well as international schools. G.D.Goenka Public, Amity International, The Shri Ram Aravali, DAV Public and Ardee World schools have their branches in Gurgaon.
At the same time, residents, have close access to reputed colleges and universities within the city. Ansal Institute Of Management, ITM, KR Mangalam University, Amity University and Apeejay Stya University are also part of Gurgaon.
Corporate penetration in Gurgaon began during the 1970, with the establishment of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. As of now, there are more than 250+ offices in some of the major industrial and corporate zones of Gurgaon. Companies like Google, Accenture, Expedia, Lenovo and other major brands of the world have their offices within Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.
Other major companies such as Sun Pharma, Ashok Leyland, and Nikon have their corporate offices within Industrial Area of Sector 32. A number of towers with major brands are also within Gurgaon. These include, the Epitome, Signature and Time Square.
Noticeably, all corporate buildings and offices are part of major residential localities or societies of the city. As a matter of fact, these offices are also next to prominent residential localities with houses for rent. Some of these localities include, DLF Phase 2, DLF Phase 3, MG Road, Golf Course Road and Sushant Lok 1.
Markets & Eating Joints
Gurgaon has emerged into a hub of markets, malls and eating joints. Some of the big brands like Domino’s, Pizza Hut, KFC and Burger King have become a tremendous success and popular choices for the residents of Gurgaon.
A large portion of residents, visit these and other eating joints within the city. Chef Style, Berco’s, Khan Chacha & Fat Lulu’s are some of the most frequently visited restaurants within Gurgaon. Also, marketplaces such as Galleria, Super Mart 1 and Huda of Sector 31 & 56, are visited by many residents all throughout the year.
Malls like Ambience, Metropolitan, City Centre, Lifestyle and Sahara, showcase a lot of scope for fashion, jewelry, watch and food segments. These are also among the most promising and prominent eventful malls of the city. Residents seeing eating joints, shopping or even movie/theatre experience visit these during weekends.
Knowingly, both budget as well as posh houses for rent, can be found within localities or societies near famous malls & markets.
The city of Gurgaon is now into the age of digitization. Evidently, this has brought a lot more convenience to the transport sector. As a result, auto rickshaws, taxis and even bike bookings are instantaneously done over the phone. The ongoing development of rapid metro and metro, along with railway routes is continuously bridging gaps between other cities of NCR, such as Noida and Delhi.
Also, the ease of recharging metrocards, cab or even bike bookings has made using public transport a much more convenient mode of traveling.
The newly built NH 8, NH 48 and NH 248, along with state highways has resulted in fast commuting and shorter traffic routes. Also, the usage of digitization has added an advantage of finding the shortest route to travel through the usage of android apps.
Along with all of this development, air travel can also be experience by flights from Indira Gandhi National Airport ,just about 32 kms from the main city.
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam is the sole provider for electricity to the residents of Gurgaon. Primarily, a few societies or even localities experiences frequent power cuts during Summer season. However, many others residents living in rental houses within posh societies or localities experience very less or no power cut during summer season.
Some such societies include, the Hamilton Court, Belvedere Park, Oakwood Estate, Celebrity Homes and Suncity Towers. Similarly, many townships like Nirvana Country and Suncity, also have power backups for their residents living within rental flats under their societies or have bought an apartment within their societies.
The Government Scoop
The present Indian government rules and regulation has bought attention to bring Gurgaon closer to the tag of Smart Cities Of India. According to new by Hindustan Times; Gurgaon will be part of 13 cities to be given technical assistance. The Union ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has taken the initiation for the same.
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