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Coordinates: 28°28′N 77°02′E / 28.47°N 77.03°E / 28.47; 77.03 Gurgaon pronunciation (Hindi: ????????, Punjabi: ???????) is the sixth largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. According to the 2001 India census, Gurgaon has a population of 228,820.[1] Gurgaon has grown extensively during the last decade due to its proximity to Delhi Airport, National Highway 8 and world-class real-estate developments there by KP Singh’s DLF Group.[3] It has become the call centre capital of the world.[2][3] It also exports cars and clothes. Gurgaon has lots of shopping malls and the India headquarters of many Multinational companies.

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Location of Gurgaon in Delhi and India

Cyber Greens Office Complex contains the offices of ABN Amro, Microsoft IBM Daksh, Sapient, Nokia, Canon, and Alcatel See also: Manesar • Pataudi • Sohna • Taoru An important town in ancient Hindu mythology, Gurgaon is one of Delhi’s four major satellite cities and is therefore considered to be a part of the National Capital Region of India. Over the past few years the city has grown tremendously as an outsourcing destination within India and has also witnessed a big real estate boom.A plethora of BPOs and KPOs firms dot the cityscape.The outsourcing boom has led to a rapid growth in employment prospects and local wages, leading to a mushrooming of shopping malls, swank restaurants and entertainment facilities. Demand for such lifestyle options is driven by the demographic shift to a younger, more

Country State District(s) Planning Agency Population Time zone Area • Elevation Codes • Pincode • Telephone • Vehicle

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228,820 (2001)

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cosmopolitan, more affluent and better educated population. The fast growing population, with increasing purchasing power, has created a huge demand for housing, resulting in escalating property prices in recent years. Real estate gurgaon is in the way to sky in recent years. Today, skyscrapers and modern shopping malls dot the city, which saw a major real estate boom in the late 1990’s and post 2000’s.[4] It has also become the poshest area of Haryana with numerous Villas and condominiums and many malls with multinational brands.Gurgaon is a city which is trying very hard to shake off its small-town past and embrace modernity and a globalized economy. In the process of building a worldclass city.

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case refers to Dronacharya and Gram means village. According to Hindu mythology, the village was gifted by the Pandavas and Kauravas to Dronacharya, and was therefore known as guru-gram. The gram was over a period of time rounded off to a colloquial gaon (which also means village in Prakrit) and hence the name Gurgaon emerged. According to another theory, the word Gurgaon is an amalgamation of the words ’gur’ (a kind of Jaggery) and ’gaon’(village).

History

Etymology

Gurgaon in Punjab Province in 1903. Before the real estate boom, Gurgaon was dominated by Yadavs and Gujjars. Yadavs and Gujjars, like the citizens of ancient Rome, alternated between farming and fighting for their lands in this part of the world for centuries. This fierce race had been the buffer by default shielding Hindus from foreign Islamic invasions from the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent. However, after the rise of Mughals, Yadav’ influence gradually waned. During the British rule in India, Gurgaon was integrated into the Punjab Province. Following India’s independence, Gurgaon remained a part of the state of Punjab but after the reorganization of Punjab in 1966, it became a part of the newly created state of Haryana. Gurgaon remained a small farming village while neighboring Delhi emerged as India’s political capital. Delhi’s economic rise attracted a large influx of laborers from neighboring regions like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab rapidly increasing Delhi’s population. By early 1990s, Delhi was one of the most populated and crowded cities in the world and the need for

Dronacharya when Bhishma dies The origin of the city’s name is steeped in Hindu mythology. Legend has it that Gurgaon is the ancestral village of Guru Dronacharya, the teacher of the Pandavas and Kauravas in the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. In Sanskrit, Guru means teacher, which in this

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a satellite city became more apparent. Gurgaon seemed like an ideal choice given its vast undeveloped farming lands and proximity to Delhi. Haryana Urban Development Authority bought large areas of land from farmers in Gurgaon and developed residential and commercial sectors. Tax incentives by the state government of Haryana and improvement in infrastructure attracted Indian companies and foreign investment and Gurgaon emerged as one of the major manufacturing and services hub in northern India.

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sight Sarus Crane, Indian Peacock, Eurasian Wigeon and other exotic birds.

Demographics

Geography and Climate

Flying Fox Neemrana As of 2001 India census[7], Gurgaon had a population of 228,820. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Gurgaon has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 73%. In Gurgaon, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The 2001 census figures of Gurgaon`s population are quite obsolete. Due to ever growing new house and apartment construction since census, an actual (2008) population of 350-400.000 may be realistic.

Sarus Crane Gurgaon is located at 28°28′N 77°02′E / 28.47°N 77.03°E / 28.47; 77.03[5]. It has an average elevation of 220 metres (721 ft). The present Gurgaon district comprising four blocks Pataudi, Sohna, Gurgaon & Farrukhnagar was created on 15 August,1979. It is the southern-most district of Haryana. On its north, it is bounded by the district of Rohtak and the Union Territory of Delhi. Faridabad district lies to its east. On its south, the district shares boundaries with the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. To its west lies the district of Rewari and the State of Rajasthan. Gurgaon is situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis mountain ranges. It is surrounded on 3 sides by Haryana and to the east, across the river Yamuna by Uttar Pradesh. Its greatest length is around 13 miles and the greatest breadth is 17 miles. Delhi’s altitude ranges between 213 to 305 meters above sea level.|[6]. Although Gurgaon is ultra modern and extremely crowded the Sultanpur National Park, which is a protected migratory bird sanctuary is about 15 km from the centre of the city. Here one can

Places of Interest Farukhnagar
The octagonal shaped town, Farukhnagar was built by the local Nawab Faujdar Khan in the 18th century. The town, named after this ruler is situated about 21 km from the district headquarters, to the north-west near the border of the Rohtak district. The major tourist attractions here are the Sheesh Mahal and the Jami Masjid. Constructed by Faujdar Khan, Jami Masjid built of Agra red stone and decorated with commemorative marble tablet is quite famous. In the southern wall of the courtyard, two slabs of red sand stone are affixed. The beautiful village of Mubarakpur, with the shrine of Budho Mata is located about 5 km from Farukhnagar.

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with its own sitting area and an attached kitchen for tourists. A motel wing has air-conditioned rooms for stay. A four bed dormitory, family huts and simple camper huts have been built for every-budget tourists. The facilities like bar, restaurant, green lawns, health club with steam/ sauna/ sulpur baths, mini splash pool are also available.[9] The night view of Sohna is breathtaking. Every year in the month of February, a Statesman Vintage Car Rally to the Sohna hill is held and Haryana Tourism celebrates the day with a mela event.

Sheesh Mahal alias Palace of Mirrors is one of the local historic attractions in Farukhnagar, around 21 kms from Gurgaon. Built by Nawab Faujdar Khan in 1793, this major protected monument is a rectangular double storied edifice built with local stone, slate and lime. The interior of the palace is decorated with magnificent and elaborate mirror work which is similar to the work of Mughal palaces at Delhi Red Fort. Within the complex of the Sheesh Mahal, there is a jail which was used as a torture chamber.

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See also: Neemrana

Pataudi Palace
Pataudi, a small village located 26 kilometer from Gurgaon, at the foot hills of the Aravali hills. The Pataudi palace, designed by Heinz, was built in 1935 by Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan, the father of Mansur Ali Khan.

Nuh
Nuh is a small town and the headquarter of the Nuh Tehsil situated about 45 km south of Gurgaon on Delhi-Alwar Road. The town assumed important in the time of Bahadur Singh of Ghasera because of the trade in Salt which was manufactured in the neighboring villages. The town is famous for the trade in Salt, which was manufactured, in the neighboring villages in the time of Bahadur Singh of Ghasera. To the west of Nuh, there is a tank made of red sandstone adorned with beautiful floral designs. At a distance of 2.5kms from the town, there is a tomb of Sheikh Musa built in the combination of Muslim and Rajput style of architecture which is known for its shaky minarets. Located about 6.5 km south of Nuh in the village of Kotala, is a mosque and the tomb of Bahadur Khan Nahir which were built with a skillfull combination of red sandstone and Grey quartzite. [10]
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Typical north Indian dishes in a Hotel. The small town of Sohna is an important tourist place, located 24kms from the city on the highway from Gurgaon to Alwar, near a vertical rock. The town derived its name from the gold dust which was found from the sands of streams, after heavy rains in the beds of the neighbouring torrents. The place can be accessible only by foot through narrow paths which are unreachable to vehicles. Sohna is well - known for its hot water springs. The water is strongly sulphurous and its temperature varies from 46° C to 51.7 °C. In ancient times, sohna is believed to be the abode of hermits and the main kund ( tank) called Shiv Kund, is said to have medicinal properties and curative effect. Devotees considered it as sacred and during solar/ lunar eclipse and Somavati Amavasya, they gather here for taking a dip in the water.[8] This picturesque health-cum-holiday resort lies atop the Aravali hills offers a breathtaking view of the landscape below. Haryana Government has built a Barbet Hut complete

Sohna Car Rally
Sohna Car Rally alias Vintage Car Rally is the festival of the old cars, which is conducted every year in the month of February at Sohna, a beautiful hill spot located on the Delhi Alwar highway. Sohna Car Rally was started in the year 1964 and from that time onwards it has achieved a nation wide

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significance. This traditional car rally starts at Delhi and then passes through Gurgaon and finally reaches Sohna. Old cars like Rolls Royce to the rougher and tougher Fords and Austins, which once gale in the roads is now contesting with each other in the rally in order to achieve popularity.

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badger, Leopard, Wild pig and Four horned antelope. The sanctuary has fertile soil which is carpeted with lawns, trees, shrubs and heaps of bougainvilleas. The flora includes grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, ber, berberis and neem and acacia. The Sultanpur Lake located within the sanctuary offers boating facilities. There are hide outs, watch towers and a museum of sorts for those keen on serious study. Guest rooms, restaurant, family cottages, bar, hide outs, water towers and catering wing, are there for bird watchers and tourists. The Haryana Tourism Development Corporation runs a tourist lodge inside the park.

Parks & Lakes Leisure Valley
The Leisure Valley Park, spread over an area of 25 acres is one of the best open garden located at Sector 29 main road in Gurgaon. The major attraction of the park is the mighty musical fountain, which is one of its kind in the city. The fountain that illuminates at night, gives the place a glittering effect and makes the valley very attractive. Water gushes out of these fountains of different kinds to make a pattern and it gives a picturesque view.

Damdama Lake
Covering an area of 3000 acres, Damdam lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in the state of Haryana, situated about 20kms from Gurgaon on Gurgaon - Alwar road. Surrounded by the Aravali Mountains, it is one of the popular picnic spot to spend the weekend holidays in the city. The ranges gives a scenic atmosphere to the lake and one can enjoy boating in row boats, paddle boats and motor boats. Damdama lake provides ample scope for adventure lovers. There are facilities to enjoy trekking near the Aravali Hills. Apart from these, other attractions here are hot air ballooning, para Sailing, kayaking, cycling, angling, rowing, fishingand nature walks.Damdama lake is a natural home for birds and more than 190 species of birds, migratory as well as local, visit here during winter season i.e from November to March. Some of the major birds seen here are water fowl, cranes, cormorants, terns, egrets, kingfishers etc.[12] Along the lake side, there are several resorts like Botanix Nature resort, Dream Island Resort, Waterbank Island Resort, Sans Eco Adventure Resort and one can enjoy day trip or overnight packages here with family or corporates groups. These resorts has many features to attract the tourist like restaurant, bar, motel wing, conference hall, hovercraft, lawns and camping site. Saras Tourist Complex, run by Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited is located on the bank of Damdama Lake. There are around 15 cottages built in the design of traditional huts and each of these cottages has a separate balcony facing the lake. Tourist can choose

Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary

Flamingos Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary sprawls over an area of 143sq.km is located on the Gurgaon - Farukh Nagar Road, at a distance of 16 km from Gurgaon and 46 km from Delhi. This small sanctuary, founded by Dr. Salim Ali, is well known for migratory and indigenous birds. During winter season, birds migrate from as far as Siberia and Europe. The sanctuary is the home to hundreds of various mammals like Blackbuck, Blue bull, Nilgai, Hog deer, Sambar, Wild dog or dhole, Caracal, Wild cat, Hedgehog, Mongoose, Striped hyena, Indian porcupine, Rattle

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any of the cottage depending on their budget and taste.

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Places of Worship Shri Sheetala Mata Mandir (Masani Temple)
Shri Sheetala Mata Mandir also referred as ’Shakti Peeth’ is a well known temple located one and a half kilometers in the suburbs of Gurgaon near a beautiful pond. The presiding deity of the temple is Shri Mata Sheetla Devi also known by the names Bhagat Lalita Ma and Masani Ma is the incarnation of Goddess Durga. The word Sheetala refers to the disease smallpox and it is believed that the person’s suffering from this disease will be surely recovered by praying to Sheetla Devi . The statue of the deity, weighing 4kg is made up of mixed metal with gold polish and is kept in a wooden casket which is in turn placed on a small marble platform in the temple.[13][14] The temple is thronged by a large number of devotees throughout the year, especially on Mondays during the Hindu month of Chaitra (i.e in March and April). Devotees visit this temple mainly to conduct the mundan (first shaving off the heads) ceremony of their children and offer the crop of hair at the altar of goddess. People suffering from small pox performs a ritual named ’Jal dema’ by spending a whole night in the temple, chanting hymns and songs in honor of the goddess. Married couple also visit here to get the blessings of the goddess for a happy married life. The annual Masani Fair celebrated here is a major draw attended by thousands of devotees from far and near.[15]

Call centre floor during shift.

Economy
Further information: List of companies in Gurgaon

DLF Square Favorable tax policy by the Haryana government, improvement in the city’s infrastructure by Haryana Urban Development Authority and the need of a business center close to Indira Gandhi International Airport saw the emergence of Gurgaon as one of the most prominent outsourcing and offshoring hubs in South Asia. Real estate, automobiles, retail and banking are other major industries. Gurgaon contributes over 50% of Haryana’s income tax revenues along with Faridabad. [18] The distribution of outsourcing companies is skewed towards non-IT services. India’s outsourcing industry was born in Gurgaon in 1997 when GE Capital International Services (GECIS) was set up as the India-based business process services operations of GE Capital. In 2005, GECIS became an independent company Genpact, which is now

Ethnicity
Most Gurgaonites are Yadav and Gujjars.. But now due to the real estate boom there also a large number of Biharis and Oriyas. There is also a fast growing expatriates community with foreign investment flowing into Gurgaon but there is also a growing African community. Most Gurgaonites are Sikhs,and Hindus but there are also a growing number of Bangladeshi[16] Muslims.[17]

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headquartered in Gurgaon. This trend continued after several other firms established themselves in the city. Gurgaon also has a major manufacturing industry. Several automanufacturing facilities exist including India’s largest passenger car company, Maruti Suzuki, and BMW, largest motorcycle company, Hero Honda, are based in Gurgaon. The outsourcing boom has led to a rapid growth in employment prospects and local wages, leading to a mushrooming of shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Demand for such lifestyle options is driven by the demographic shift to a younger, more cosmopolitan, more affluent and better educated population. This also led to boom in the city’s retail industry. Gurgaon has also benefited from the aviation boom in India, though it lost the bid for the new international airport in the Delhi area to Greater Noida. India currently has 16 airlines, out of which IndiGo Airlines, Spice Jet and MDLR Airlines have their headquarters in Gurgaon.

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Initially a small farming village located southwest of Delhi, Gurgaon saw a massive increase in its population and economy after real estate major, DLF Group, bought farms owned by local people and started developing housing societies for upper-middle class residents of Delhi. Such housing societies became a real estate phenomenon in northern India with many Delhites preferring the greener and newly planned Gurgaon over the congested and heavily polluted metropolis. The urban landscape has been constantly changing in the fast growing city of Gurgaon in the past few years. In the Hindu and Mughal times the city was largely made up of the temples and forts which were used as a barrier to secure Delhi.The present City of Gurgaon can be considered the metropolitan area of an old civilization, encompassing every single settlement around the original city, and expanding even further with the establishment of new neighbourhoods and districts since the changes in the 21st century. Until the 2000, the city has gone into decline compared to the importance it had when ruled by the Hindus, but due to an immediate need of a satellite city for Delhi it got its revival. Now it is recognized as one of the most important business hubs of North India. To capitalize on the foreign investment and new business opportunities, numerous tall structures were built around the city to accommodate the rapid growth. Surrounding villages were absorbed into Gurgaon as the city rapidly expanded outwards. The tallest highrise office and residential buildings are mostly located in the north western areas of the city, and especially in the business and shopping districts of MG Road, DLF City, and Ashok Marg. Thousands of professionals have recently made their home in Gurgaon, living in apartments or in newly constructed colonies and condominiums. The mushrooming shopping malls of Gurgaon, like the Ambience Mall, Gurgaon Central, DLF City Centre, DLF Grand Mall, DLF Mega Mall, Sahara Mall, MGF Metropolitan Mall, MGF Mega City, DLF Star Mall, Gold Souk, are also indicative of the recognition by retailers of the farreaching aspirations, and deep pockets, of the residents of the city. By 2010, the state government hopes to complete a world class Golden Triangle City Centre (GTCC) in Sector 29 with as many as four skyscrapers higher than Taipei

Urbanism

World-Class buildings were built to make Gurgaon more appealing for investors

Future Site of the Mall of India

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101.Some experts are worried about the project because Gurgaon lies in an earthquake prone area [19]. The fast growing population, with increasing purchasing power, has created a huge demand for housing, resulting in escalating property prices in recent years.

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railway station it has gone into disrepair and is a contrast to the modern building made of steel and glass in the rest of the cities. The rails connect to both Rewari on one side and Delhi Cantt on other. Gurgaon has its railway station located at the extreme corner of the city and little parking facilities thus improving the civil facilities of the city has been the most important priority of the administration. Gurgaon residents mostly depend on railway stations in Delhi or airports for long-distance travel. There is much work going on to rewamp the railway station and will also be one of the stop for the Delhi Metro. Mode of public transport inside the city has improved recently. Shared auto-rickshaws now run from one end of the city to the other. There are also some CNG autorickshaws which can be seen, though they are quite expensive. The other form of transport is taxi. Gurgaon has 4 types of Taxis as to make them cater to all classes of the population from the rich to the poor. The taxis range from the Black and Yellow cab to the most expensive taxi dubbed the White Taxi. Government has not taken much of an initiative to introduce buses or other forms of public transport as the average salary in Gurgaon is double the country’s average salary and accounts for 50% of tax revenues along with Faridabad for the state of Haryana. The main Bus Depot of the city connects to all neighboring towns including Delhi. The buses to Delhi are the most frequent and have a choice of routes between AIIMS (via Mehrauli) and Dhaula Kuan. It also connects to Rohtak, Jammu, Faridabad , Dharuera and others. Recently, the Gurgaon administration and Haryana Roadways has bought 10 Cerita Motors, which is a subsidery of King Long semi low floor bus and has started some new city bus service routes. Routes connects the fashion district of MG Road to the numerous business parks like DLF City and Unitech Internatiional Business Park. [21]. Due to a lot of job opportunities in Gurgaon, the Delhi Transport Corporation is using 25 of the 1250 low floor Tata Marcopolobuses [22] to ply on the Gurgaon-Delhi expressway. Most Gurgaonites own cars as the cream of the Delhi-ites have moved to Gurgaon but to minimize traffic on the expressway, a Metro Line too is supposed to link Gurgaon with other parts of Delhi. Plans to extend the Delhi Metro to Gurgaon have now been formally approved by both Delhi and Haryana

Transportation

The 32 lane toll gate at National Highway 8

Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway as a part of NH 8 Gurgaon is connected by road, rail and air. The state governments of Delhi and Haryana have created an 8 lane expressway from Delhi to Gurgaon, which meets European standards [20]. It is part of the Golden Quadrilateral project. The expressway between Gurgaon and New Delhi, provides non-stop connectivity to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the Domestic Airport and to Dhaula Kuan in Delhi over a distance of 28 kilometers (18 miles), and includes 7 flyovers and 5 underpasses along the stretch. The International Airport and Domestic Airport are only 10 miles from Gurgaon.Due to the little importance of the Gurgaon

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governments, both having reached a cost sharing arrangement. Delhi Metro to Gurgaon is expected to be completed by the year 2010. A Monorail or Suburban Railway is also being discussed by the Haryana government to link Gurgaon with Faridabad, which is the other financial hub of Haryana. KundliManesar-Palwal Expressway(KMP) when finished will also connect Faridabad to Gurgaon and cut traveling time by over 40 minutes. Delhi Metro Train to Guragaon

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Education
Further information: Gurgaon List of schools in

Management Development Institute Library by the night

Delhi metro, operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Delhi Metro line, Central Secretariat to Gurgaon, scheduled to begin operations by January 2010 will cut across South Delhi and connect this part of the city in an extensive manner. With stations at Hauz Khas, AIIMS, INA, Saket, Lajpat Nagar, Moolchand, Khan Market, and Chhattarpur among others, Delhi Metro officials expect to see a cross-section of people commuting on these lines. The Metro station at Hauz Khas, connecting IIT Delhi and Gurgaon.The other line, Central Secretariat to Gurgaon, will have two sections: one from Central Secretariat to Qutub Minar and the other from Qutub Minar to Gurgaon. The 14.47 km-stretch from Qutub Minar to Gurgaon is slated for an earlier opening in January 2010, with nearly 70 per cent work complete. Stations on route Qutub Minar to Gurgaon Garden Estate, Sikandarpur, MG Road, IIFCO Chowk, HUDA City Centre and a sub station at Sushant Lok. Commuters expected by 2011— 1.6 lakh [23]

The city is home to a number of reputed educational institutions; Management Development Institute; ITM (Institute Of Technology and Management); Indian Institute of Law; IILM Institute for Higher Education,Dronacharya college of engg. The Gurgoanites normally do their higher studies in Delhi. Schools and higher educational institutions in Delhi are administered either by the Directorate of Education, the NCT government, or private organizations.

Life in Gurgaon Shopping
See also: Shopping in Delhi#Gurgaon Gurgaon is considered as the unofficial "Mall Capital of India"Gurgaon is known for its large number of malls and shopping facilities, attributed to be one of the major factors in its recent growth. [24] Though Gurgaon lacks in historic history, the new shopping centers have opened up all around the city. The first shopping malls were established on MG Road- DLF City Center Mall and MGF Metropolitan Mall. Since then many new ones have sprung up around the city like the Ambi Mall, the largest mall in India and South Asia and 7th largest in Asia. MGF Megacity Mall, Wedding Mall(2007) and Gold Souk are one of many speciality malls in town. MGF Metropolis Mall, which is being

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constructed (expected to be completed in 2009) is one of the largest mall of the city. Most new malls are targeting high-end consumers and are almost exclusively dedicated to world-famous fashion brands like Chanel and Versace. In March 2008, a new law went into effect in the state requiring all malls and shopping centers to be closed one day per week in order to conserve electricity and help traffic flow. All malls and shopping centers are closed on Tuesday. However, some major retail chains like LifeStyle stores have managed to open on all seven days.

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havelis that this region is dubbed as "open art gallery of Rajasthan". The plethora of painted Havelis in rich artistic tradition makes it commendable and fascinating. Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century. The Shekhawati landscape is dotted with so many havelis that tracking them is something like a treasure hunt.

Bars, cafés and restaurants

Recreation

MG road, the longest street of malls, restaurants, cafes et cetera in Asia Gurgaon pubs offer great entertainment with great themes. There are huge range of pubs from Charcoal Griiland to Odyssey. And many other offer the most authentic Indian and the best in world cuisine. Along with the traditional Indian restaurants, many European and Far Eastern restaurants and numerous other cuisines are also thriving in the city.
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Shopping malls cater to the increased purchasing power of the people There are numerous sports club around the city. Most real estate companies have established recreational facilities in their own residential complexes.[25] Neemrana and Pataudi Palace are Historic Hotel resorts and favorite weekend getaways for Gurgaon-ites. The Shekhawati Region near Gurgaon hosts one of the best havelis in India with beautiful frescoes. The towns of Shekhawati are eminent for their amazing painted havelis. Such is the appeal of the

Most of the city’s pubs and cafes are situated on the MG Road, the fashion district on Gurgaon. Other restaurants and most expensive ones are on the Mehrauli Gurgaon area. Many European restaurants have come up including reputed restaurants like the Fox,Coriander Leaf ,Tonino and Clemont Ferrand in that area. Small streets here have been nick named french and Italian names due to many European restaurants in this part of town. A famous street which has become known as La Rue Française has rows of pubs, cafés and restaurants playing live French and Spanish music. Gymkhana Club is known for its seafood restaurant and superb snack eateries and great sport facilities.

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Many Portuguese and Spanish restaurants have been established by the local South Indian migrants.

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• The Deputy Commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service, is the overall in-charge of the General Administration in the district. He is assisted by a number of officers belonging to Haryana Civil Service and other Haryana state services. • Till recently, the Superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service, used to be responsible for maintaining Law & Order and related issues in the district. He was assisted by the officers of the Haryana Police Service and other Haryana Police officials. Now, since June, 2007 the Police System has been converted into Commissionerate system of policing at par with other metropolitan cities in India e.g. Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, etc. for better administration of law and order. • The Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service, is responsible for the management of the Forests, Environment and Wild-Life in the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Haryana Forest Service and other Haryana Forest officials and Haryana Wild-Life officials. • Sectoral development is looked after by the district head/officer of each development department such as [PWD], Health, Education, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers are from various Haryana state services.

Medicity Gurgaon
With an investment of about $250 million, Dr Naresh Trehan, Executive Director and Chief Cardiac Surgeon at Escorts Heart Institute & Research Center’s supervised project, a multi-disciplinary medical city with training institutes, R&D centre and special synergy of both alternative and modern medicines for treatment is being setup in Gurgaon. Medicity promises to bring in a new era of medicine. It plans to integrate super specialties like cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, high-end orthopedics among others. This new global centre will help integrate and explore the new frontiers in the field of medicine and healthcare on the lines of a Mayo, Cleveland, Harvard and Johns Hopkins in its basics and will go where no conventional medical institute has gone before. Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has allotted 43 acres of land for the project. The project will also provide for a cluster of buildings each for a super specialty facility. Research laboratories, education, residential facilities and attendant accommodation facilities will be an integral part of the city. Medicity aims to add the highest end of modern medicine to traditional forms of medicine and holistic therapies. [26] [27] [28]

Media

District Administration

Speciality Mall- MGF Plaza on Diwali night Due to its close proximity to Delhi, Gurgaon shares media outlets with the capital city, such as radio stations, television stations, and newspapers. Television programming in the city includes two free terrestrial television channels offered by Doordarshan, and several Hindi, English and regional-languages cable channels offered by Multi

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system operators. Satellite television, in contrast, is yet to gain large-scale subscribership in the city.[29] Print journalism is also shared in Gurgaon and Delhi. During the year 2004–05, 1029 newspapers—in thirteen languages—were published in Delhi. Of these, 492 were Hindi language newspapers, and included Navbharat Times, Dainik Hindustan, Punjab Kesari, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar and fastest growing weekly The Stageman International.[30] Among the English language newspapers, The Hindustan Times, with over a million copies in circulation, was the single largest daily.[30] Other major English newspapers include Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India, The Hindu, The Pioneer and Asian Age. Radio is a less popular mass medium in Delhi, although FM radio has been gaining ground[31] since the inauguration of several new FM channels in 2006.[32] A number of state-owned and private radio stations broadcast from Delhi, including All India Radio (AIR), one of the world’s largest radio service providers, which offers six radio channels in ten languages. Other city-based radio stations include Big FM (92.7 FM), Radio Mirchi (98.3 FM), Fever (104.0 FM), Radio One (94.3 FM), Red FM (93.5 FM) and Radio City (91.1 FM).

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Formula One team Force India owned by industrialist, Vijay Mallya also has plans to make a practice circuit near 32 Milestone, which houses a go-karting track. There are also plans to extend the number of teams in IPL. That might give a chance for Gurgaon to have its own team. But there is still a lack of sports complexes in Gurgaon. Most are owned by corporations and membership is quite expensive. The government has promised to build 5 Sports Complexes by 2010.

Real Estate

Galaxy Mall Construction work is an important industry in Gurgaon. Almost 20% of the city is involved in this sector as Real Estate is one of the most important money earners for Gurgaon. The land in and around Gurgaon fertile but agriculture being not remunerative, farmers do not think twice before selling their land to big Corporate Firms such as DLF and Unitech, which in turn construct IT parks and Office Complexes. Gurgaon is also home to many renonwed hotels. Uppal Orchid was awarded the greenest hotel in the World. And many hotels other hotels like Westin and Crown Plaza have also been given many awards. Migrant workers from states like Bihar and Orrisa work in these construction projects as farming is no longer profitable in these states due to the infertile land and droughts. Though the urban areas in these states are developing fast, the rural areas are drying up, so many are opting to work in farm lands in Punjab and in big cities like Gurgaon.

Sports

. Unlike in the rest of India where Cricket is most popular, in Gurgaon, Golf has taken over. Gurgaon currently has 2, 18 hole golf courses and hosted the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2008 at the DLF Golf and Country Club. There are also plans that the Delhi Open, or the so called Indian Masters, will be shifted to either Gurgaon, Noida or Greater Noida. It was one of the top competitors for the Indian Grand Prix which is now to take place in Delhi’s other prosperous suburb, Noida. The

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There has also been a large number of construction workers from Africa and Bangladesh who have been brought in to build The Metro Line, Malls and corporate offices. DLF, a big construction firm is supposed to have employed about 2,000 African migrant workers to finish work on Mall of India, which is supposed to be the largest mall in India and 10th largest in the world. The economic boom has also created a steady influx of qualified workers from South India and expatriates from Africa.

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