- 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 & FESTIVALS
- sohna car rally
- the kartik cultural festival
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.