Gurgaon aka Gurugram adorns many hats in this millennial era. Popular as one of the biggest hubs for cyber corporates, Gurgaon has its history and heritage dating back to the Mahabharata times.
According to the legends, Gurugram, the land of the Guru, was home to Guru Dronacharya, the teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas. It also held fort under the rule of Yaduvanshi Rajputs.
The small town of aeons ago or even of the last 20th century made its way into a sprawling Millennium city after the industrial boom hit with automation giants like Maruti Suzuki and Hero Motors setting foot in Gurgaon during the early 80s.
Earlier just a sub-urban town near the capital city of New Delhi, Gurgaon became a part of Delhi NCR territory with industries, corporate houses and people moving into the city and expanding it multiple folds in under a decade. The advent of industrial townships, corporate hubs, cyber parks, high rise buildings, shopping malls transformed it into a cosmopolitan centre by the early 2000s.
This transformation also made way to growing infrastructure, better connectivity of transport with Delhi and other towns through highways, metro trains, thoroughfare taxis, buses and more.
Prominent Shopping malls like Ambience Mall, MGF Metropolitan Mall, City Centre, Mega Mall have been key centres of lifestyle shopping with global and desi brands housed within. High streets like Galleria or Good Earth are popular shopping places too. Unique Food street concept like Cyber Hub was set up first time in India and attracts to its ground thousands from across Delhi NCR. New shopping avenues and large stores are opening across the town as it expands at a skyrocketing pace.
One of its kind Kingdom of Dreams brought the flavour of Broadway musicals with Bollywood tadka in Nautanki Mahal and the architectural beauty of Ibn Batuta Mall in its Culture Gully.
Known for its foodies galore, people love the assorted mix of old street food joints running for half a century and new fine-dining restaurants. Gurgaon gets to relish the flavours and cuisines from across India and the world at its cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Gurgaon with its niche globe-trotting population is a favourite hub for most innovative start-ups and houses many giants like Zomato, Makemytrip, OYO, Limeroad, Urban Company, Kartrocket, etc. While it is the biggest revenue grosser for the state, Gurgaon is one of the costliest cities in the country.
It was renamed to Gurugram in 2016, but for the masses, it continues to be ‘Gurgaon’, the city that resonates with their hearts.
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