- According to mythological legends, the ashram of Dronacharya, the Guru of Pandavas and Kaurvas of Mahabharata epic was located here.
- Place was gifted to Dronacharya by Yudhistar, the Pandav prince as ‘Guru Dakshin’ and it came to be known as ‘Gurugram’, which later on become ‘Gurgaon’.
- Today, Gurgaon is one of the major corporate and industrial centres of Haryana.
- It has emerged as the most important centre of IT industry and software development in Northern India.
- It lies on the National Highway – 8, closer to Indira Gandhi International Airport, at New Delhi and offers world-class facilities to the corporate sector.
- Gurgaon has attracted huge investment from Multinational companies, larges business houses, foreign investors and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) etc.
- It has also emerged as an important shopping and recreation destination due to its numerous world-class shopping malls.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL), 21 kms away from Gurgaon city centre.
- Rail: Gurgaon Railway Station, Gurgaon, 3.5 kms away from Gurgaon city centre.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Sohna Shiv Temple Sheetala Devi Temple
FORT & MONUMENTS
Sultanpur National Park & Bird Sanctuary
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS OF GURGOAN/GURUGRAM
Cars of yesteryears head to Sohna, a beautiful hilly spot. . A visit at this time of the year enables tourists to witness many motoring glories of the past. It is one of the major Events of Gurgaon. It is held every year in the month of February, this car rally has been attracting tourists and locals, particularly car lovers from all across the country and state.
- THE KARTIK CULTURAL FESTIVAL
India's richness in the field of performing arts can very well be gauged on a visit to the Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon. A visit to the Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon gives one the splendid opportunity to witness performances of classical artistes. The singers and dancers also get a national platform to manifest their talents and they make full utilization of the given opportunity enthralling audience with their riveting performances.The Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon aims at promoting different martial arts and folk arts that were on the verge of extinction. They would have faded to oblivion but for this kind of an initiative. It is indeed very heartening to know that several traditional song and dance forms have either been revived or have received a new boost on account of this festival. It is usually celebrated in the month of September.
For more information, please visit: https://haryanatourism.gov.in/Gurgaon-at-a-glance
ATTRACTIONS AROUND GURGAON
- Sultanpur National Park & Bird Sanctuary:
- Sprawls over an area of 359 acres on the Gurgaon – Farukh Nagar Road, 15 kms away from Gurgaon city.
- Sanctuary was set-up in 1972 and Peter Jackson, the famous ornithologist is credited for discovering the site.
- Over 250 bird species have been recorded here.
- Every year over 100 species of migratory birds arrive at the sanctuary.
- 24 kms away from Gurgaon city.
- Historic village is famous for its hot springs.
- Sacred Shiv Kund (tank) was once used by saints and sages.
- Sulphur springs here are believed to have curative properties.
- Haryana Tourism has built a fine resort named Barbet over here.
- Located just 8 kms from south Delhi on the Delhi-Agra National Highway and is also very well connected by road with Gurgaon (35 kms.).
- Today, it is synonymous with the world famous Surajkund Crafts Fair, held every year from 1st February to 15th February.
- Some of the finest handloom and handicraft traditions of India are displayed here.
- Visitors can buy these products directly from the weavers or craftsperson, bypassing the middlemen and distributors.
- One can also view the craft and loom techniques in the demonstration sections.
- Fair is also an introduction to rural life in India.
- One can enjoy the various colourful cultural programmes as well as the authentic Indian cuisine at the mini Food Festival.