The Guru's Land
About 30kms from the centre of New Delhi the fast developing city, Gurgaon is perhaps the most important of all Haryana towns. Originally it was named 'Guru Gram' or 'Guru Gaon' (the 'village of the teacher'). According to the famous epic Mahabharata, Yudhisthir gave this land to Guru Dronacharya for teaching warfare and use of arms to the five Pandavas when they were young. This was the place where Dronacharya taught archery to the Pandavas.
Till Independence, Gurgaon was a fairly backward town, but after that it rose to the occasion. Now there are a number of big industries like Atlas Cycles and the Maruti automobile factories. A large number of offices of top-notch firms have relocated from congested and contaminated New Delhi to the peaceful locales of the fast growing city.
Gurgaon is perhaps the fastest developing city in northern India, and its proximity to New Delhi , especially to the international airport, has added to its popularity among the various industrial establishments. Real estate is booming here with new buildings coming up at an astronomical pace.
Sheesh Mahal: The rectangular double-storeyed Sheesh Mahal built by Fauzdar Khan in 1733AD is located in Farukhnagar. The intricate mirror decorations within the palace lent it name 'Sheesh Mahal'. The complex also houses a jail, which was used as a jail and a torture chamber.
Sheetala Devi Temple: Located in suburbs of Gurgaon is the famous Hindu temple of the Sheetala Devi temple located near a pond. Devotees throng the temple in large numbers, throughout the year. Also referred to as a 'Shakti Peeth', the presiding deity of this temple is Mata Sheetala Devi.
Other Attractions: There are a few other places worth seeing, like Ghaus Ali Shah's shrine, Delhi Gate and an old mosque.
How to Get There
Air: The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, at New Delhi .
Road: The state transport buses connect Gurgaon to neighbouring cities with in the state and in neighbouring states.
Local Transport: Taxis, metered auto-rickshaws, private buses and state buses.
Where to Stay
Shama Tourist Complex.
Vatika Garden Retreat, Village Karanki, Sohna-Balabhgarh Road, Gurgaon.
The Plaza Solitaire, Delhi Gurgaon Road, Sector 14, Gurgaon.
The Bristol Hotel, (Government Approved), Adjacent to DLF Qutab Enclave Phase - I, Gurgaon.
The Radisson, on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway before Gurgaon.
Saras Tourist Complex, Damdama Lake.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary Tourist Complex.
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