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About Gurgaon

Going to visit Gurgaon very soon? Scanning the web to know all about Gurgaon? Then rest here awhile for some valuable information on the city.

 

Gurgaon

Gurgaon is one of the most highly developed Indian cities. It is one the NCR (National Capital Region) cities. This satellite city of Delhi is located in the Indian state of Haryana. It is the sixth biggest city in the state.

 

Name

Gurgaon gets its name from the Sanskrit words "Guru", meaning 'teacher', and "Gaon" or "Gram", meaning 'village'. Taken literally, it means the village of the teacher. The legendary teacher Dronacharya is said to have founded this city as a village. With time, it was ruled by several monarchs. After Independence, it eventually became a part of Haryana.

 

Gurgaon - the Millenium city

With the turn of the millennium, Gurgaon has established itself as a major industrial hub. It is known as the Millennium City. This highly developed city has a number of booming sectors, chief of which is the BPO. BPO or the Business Process Outsourcing sector employs thousands of young people in this city. An estimated 150,000 to 200,000 people work in call centres in this city. The Chief Minister of Haryana has gone on to declare Gurgaon as the largest call centre hub in India. It is also said to be the biggest call centre hub in the world.

 

About Gurgaon Economy

A number of Haryana government policies, including a favorable tax policy, has benefitted the city. A large number of private companies including MNCs have set up shop here. These include a number of national and international companies like

  • TCS
  • Polaris
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Oracle
  • ITC
  • Ranbaxy
  • Adidas
  • Nokia
  • Pepsi
  • Alcatel
  • Gillette
  • HCL technologies
  • Hindustan Lever Limited
  • IBM Daksh
  • Siemens
  • Aviva
  • Citibank
  • Coca-Cola
  • General Motors
  • American Express
  • Nestle
  • New York Life
  • Xerox
  • Maruti Udyog
  • Hero Honda
  • Ericsson
  • Convergys
  • British Airways

 

About industries in Gurgaon

The BPO industry in Gurgaon is the biggest in India. And it is growing at a rapid pace. The automobile industry of Gurgaon is another big success story. Automobile manufacturing is a huge business in the city. Gurgaon is home to a number of home-grown automobile companies. These include scooter manufacturers like Scooter India (HMSI) and Hero Honda, motorbike manufacturers like Honda Motor Cycle and car-makers like Maruti Suzuki.

 

Booming industrial sectors in Gurgaon

The flourishing sectors in Gurgaon, apart from BPO and automobiles include

  • Textile manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Housing
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceuticals

 

About tourist destinations in Gurgaon

There exist a number of tourist hotspots in and around Gurgaon. These are

  • Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
  • Mubarakpur Shrine of Mangal Singh
  • Qutub Khan's Tomb
  • Lal & Kala Tombs
  • Masani Temple
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Sheetla Mata Mandir
  • Aliwardi Masjid


Hope you liked reading about Gurgaon. If you plan to visit this city, schedule your visit between October and March. You are sure to enjoy a nice time.