Visit Gurgaon - Best of Gurgaon

Many cities have developed in the recent decade due to the rapid development of various industries in India. Once a small suburb of Delhi that was hardly spoken about, Gurgaon has now become an IT hipster. Surrounded by various modern attractions that attract travelers to experience the luxuries, this city is a glimpse of the urban future of India.

Located in the state of Haryana, northeast to the NCR of Delhi, Gurgaon can be tracked down in ancient Hindu scriptures. It was a part of Indraprastha, the glorious capital of the Pandavas. Mythology states that this area was gifted by the Pandavas and Kauravas to their beloved teacher Dronacharya as a ‘Guru Dakshina’. Because it was gifted to their guru, it came to be known as Guru Gram which changed to Gurgaon as time passed by.

After ruled by several Hindu, Muslim and British powers, Gurgaon became independent along with India in 1947 and become a part of the state of Punjab. After the state of Haryana was formed, the Gurgaon administration shifted to that city and has been an important city in the state ever since.

Gurgaon’s mesmerizing skyscrapers are the talk of the whole country. More than 1100 skyscrapers form a part of the glamorous living options in this city. Noteworthy buildings with modern planning, the city has some of the most expensive towers in India. It is the only city in India to carry out the concept of what is called ‘Raahgiri Day’ in Gurgaon. This idea known as ‘Ciclovia’ that has been implemented in various cities all across the world promotes closing cities on certain days to cars.

Gurgaon trip recreational activities like Running, Cycling and Skating on Raahgiri day that is held every Sunday. It has been welcomed by the citizens very warmly and has been a part of the city culture since November 2013. The growing number of students in the city has given a new face to the city. Almost 10 to 11 universities have recently made Gurgaon their home. Creativity bursts out of the student festivals that promote various arts and encourage the students to explore – something you absolutely must include in your Gurgaon vacation planner.

Newly created resorts, international cuisine and a vast number of options to satiate your guilty pleasure of shopping to your heart’s content, Gurgaon tourism is gaining quite some speed.

Gurgaon Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Gurgaon tips for your visit

  • Please book your hotel in advance. Hotel owners may hike prices on arrival.
  • Consider the time of the year of your visit. Pack accordingly.
  • In winters, you will have to pack a lot of winter wear because of the extreme cold. Summers are very hot and therefore wear loose cotton clothes.
  • Carry sunglasses, scarves and sunscreen lotion during summer visits. In winters, keep a moisturizer with you. All seasons are extreme in Gurgaon.
  • Bring a phrase book and city guide with you.
  • Be careful of thieves and take safety measures to protect your wallet.
  • Gurgaon has recently proved to be an unsafe city, so take care of your belongings and yourself.
  • Beware of eve teasers.
  • Travelling with companions is recommended.
  • Dress according to the areas you are visitng.
  • Do not travel at night on your own.
  • Do not fall for scams of local agents and touts. In need, contact a police officer or approach the traffic policeman.
  • Do not wear a lot of jewelry while travelling and avoid carrying cash. Carry a debit card/credit card instead.
  • Harsh climate conditions in Gurgaon can bring you down so carry medicines with you accordingly.

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Facts and Stats for Gurgaon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gurgaon

    Know the pollution level of Gurgaon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 84.51 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 79.2 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69.59 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 76.81 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64.6 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 76.91 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 77.7 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.33 (High)
  • Gurgaon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gurgaon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gurgaon.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.44 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 64.63 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 59.87 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.89 (High)
    • Attacks 63.89 (High)
    • Drug offense 47.81 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 54.94 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 24.68 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.54 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.2 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
  • Living in Gurgaon - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gurgaon is 120.93 (High)

    • Safety Index 37.61 (Low)
    • Climate Index 59.58 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 91.12 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.46 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 30.82 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.18 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.74 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.99 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gurgaon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gurgaon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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