Gurgaon means Guru- Gram meaning the village of teacher. Dating back to the days of Mahabharata it is believed that this city was the ancestral village of great Guru Dronacharya. This village was gifted by the Yudhisthira the eldest brother among five Pandavas for explicating warfare tactics and use of arms to them. This is in fact the place where Dronacharya taught archery to the Pandavas.
The climatic condition of Gurgaon is humid subtropical. The city has in its ambience four varied seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter gelled with monsoon season that pours down the city towards the lateral half of the summer season. Summers from April to mid October are blazingly hot and humid. Winters are cold and foggy with few sunny days. Autumn and spring seasons are pleasant marking low humidity level rejuvenating the entire atmosphere. Monsoon is moderate with thunderstorms that are not very common.
The city which experienced aura of IT boom is the treasure-trove of rich heritage and culture. It is the focal point of NCR’s cultural life. The city has in its ambience ocean of exhibitions, cultural events and theatre activities throughout the year. People participate in these events with great enthusiasm. The local population are getting inclined towards contemporary art forms and theatre. Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp and valour. The main language spoken here is Hindi with Punjabi being other popular accent.
Gurgaon has breathtaking places that give the roller coaster ride of enthusiasm and enjoyment for the visitors. They are
- Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
- Pataudi Palace
- Farrukh Nagar Fort
- Museum of folk and tribal art
- First live entertainment experience- Kingdom of Dreams
- Shri Mata Sheetla Devi temple
- SitaRam temple
- Leisure valley park
- Stellar Children’s Museum
- Sheesh Mahal
The city’s food culture has in its orbit the variety of lip smacking cuisines with regional specialities. Wheat in the form of roti and rice form the staple part of food intake. The large spectrum of population is vegetarian. You can relish gamut of north Indian dishes. The city also has in its lap cheap fast selling items like pav bhaji, dahi bhalla, samosa and many more.
Gurgaon has array of hotels from budget hotels to luxury hotels catering to need as per your pocket. All the hotels provide best deal for your stay with modern amenities, relishing and hygienic food all at affordable rates.
Retail being the vital industry in Gurgaon has over 26 shopping malls catering to the increased purchasing power of the people. You can shop on variety of trendy clothes, fantastic traditional handcrafted furnishings, travel bags and many more. All these shopping malls have something or the other catering to every hue. They are in fact the space for a million smiles.
Gurgaon has bloomed into a major city and vital economic hub in the state of Haryana. It takes pride in being one of the best cyber cities of the country.