Area and population of Gurgaon
According to the census conducted in 2011, the population of the city of Gurgaon is 1,514,085. The total area of the Gurgaon district is 1253.07 sq km.
Economy of Gurgaon
In terms of per capita income in the country, Gurgaon occupies the third rank following Chandigarh and Mumbai. Gurgaon ranks as one of the biggest off shoring and outsourcing centers in the whole world. Apparel manufacturing, information technology, engineering and procurement, management consultancy, business advisory, insurance and brokerage, car manufacturing, real estate, and shopping malls are the major industries in the city.
The major multinational corporations based in Gurgaon include names like the following:
Genpact, American Airlines, Airtel, Bain & Company, American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Ericsson, DLF Limited, Hero Honda, EXL, Indigo Airlines, IBM, Microsoft, Maruti Suzuki, Nokia, Motorola, Sapient, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, ThoughtWorks, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and ZS Associate.
Geographical features of Gurgaon
The city of Gurgaon shares its borders with Delhi and the district of Jhajjar in the north, Mewat district to the south, Faridabad district to the east, the state of Rajasthan and Rewari district to the west. The city lies on the northern fringes of the Aravalli Mountain range. From north to south, the district measures approximately 13 miles or 21 km and from east to west, the district measures 17 miles or 27 km. The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a safe haven for the Indian Peafowl, Sarus Crane, Eurasian Wigeon and other varieties of Avifauna.
Demographic features of Gurgaon
The number of people living in the district has grown to 1,514,085 (according to the census performed in 2011) from around 870,539 (as per the census conducted in 2001). In the census conducted in 2001, about 54% of the people living in the district are males and 46% are females. The mean literacy rate of Gurgaon is 77%, which surpasses the countrywide mean of 65.38%. Literacy among males is 81%, and literacy among females is 73%. Approximately 13% of the people living in the city are below the age of six years.
Shopping Malls in Gurgaon
The city is home to more than 40 shopping malls. The most famous shopping malls and multiplexes in Gurgaon are as follows:
Sahara Mall, Ambience Mall (close to the Gurgaon-Delhi toll plaza), City Center Mall and Plaza Mall, (located on the MG Road, also named as Mall Road), Metropolitan Mall, just inaugurated Star Mall (on National Highway 8, close to the 32nd milepost), Wedding Mall (close to Sohna Road), PVR - Sahara Mall (2 Screens), Metropolitan Malls, DT Cinemas and Mega Mall, and Omaxe Mall, Sohna Road.
Restaurants in Gurgaon
There are many restaurants and fast food joints in Gurgaon like McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Haldiram's, Bikanerwala, Coriander Leaf, Pind Baluchi, Diya, Rodeo, Mainland China, China Club, Punjabi by Nature, Zinos, Zaika, and Machan.
Tourist Attractions in Gurgaon
While in Gurgaon, you can see the following visitor attractions in the city:
Damdama Lake, Leisure Valley Park, Sheetla Mata Mandir, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, and Wet and wild resort.
The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary lies at a distance of 16 km from Gurgaon. It is a haven for indigenous avifauna like hoopoe, gray and black franklolins, drongo, indian roller, five types of larks, paddyfield pipit, purple sunbird, three species of egrets, lapwings, kingfishers, bushchats, indian courser, prinias, magpie and indian robins, shikra, black kites, oriental honey buzzard, marsh harrier, sarus crane, black shouldered kite, spotbilled duck, comb duck, night heron, cormorants, two varieties of parakeets and spotted owlet.
Migratory birds like the gaganey, teal, northern shoveller, brahminy duck and pintail are seen. Different varieties of ibis, storks and spoonbills are noticed in the park.
Migrant aquatic birds including plovers, sandpipers, green shank, black winged stilt, and red shanks also arrive at this sanctuary. The cuckoos, asian koel, bee eaters, and golden oriole arrive in the summer.
Hotels in Gurgaon
The top hotels in Gurgaon are as follows:
Ginger Hotel - Manesar, Silver Oak, Cinnamon Stays, Central Blue Stone, Best Western Skycity, Best Western Resort Country Club, Central Blue Stone, Ibis Gurgaon, Alpine Park Corporate Guest House, Lemon Tree Hotel, City Center, Ibis Gurgaon, Lemon Tree Hotel, Udyog Vihar, Park Inn Hotel, Civil Lines, Alpine Park Hotel, Hotel Mandakini Destination, Civil Lines, Park Plaza Gurgaon, Crowne Plaza, Trident Gurgaon, Park Premier Hotel, and Westin.
Hospitals in Gurgaon
The city of Gurgaon is famous for housing the following hospitals:
Artemis Health Institute, Medanta the Medicity, Paras Hospital, Alchemist Institute, Columbia Asia Hospital, Max Hospital, the Apollo Clinic, and the Fortis Hospital.
Educational Institutes in Gurgaon
Management Institutes and Business Schools
Ansal Institute of Technology, Algol School of Management & Technology, Guru Gram Business School, Global Institute of Technology & Management , Farrukhnagar, IILM Institute for Higher Education, Gurgaon campus, ICFAI Business School, Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Indian Institute of Learning and Advanced Development (INLEAD), KIIT Institute of Technology and Management, Sohna Road, Gurgaon, Institute of Technology and Management, Management Development Institute (MDI), MG Road, Gurgaon, Kyra School of Business and Technology (KSBT), S-27/9, DLF III, Gurgaon, Institute Of Business Management & Research, Gurgaon Institute of Law and Management Studies (ILMS), the Mahachindi World University, World College of Technology and Management, KNS World Management College, and Institute of Apparel Management.
Ansal Institute of Technology, Algol School of Management & Technology, Dronacharya Government College, Railway Road, APEEJAY College of Engineering, Sohna, Global Institute of Technology and Management, Farrukhnagar, Dronocharya College of Engineering (DCE), Government College, Sidhrawali, Government P.G. College, Sector-14, Gurgaon College Of Engineering, Govt. P.G. College, Sector-9, Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management, Bilaspur, KIIT College Of Engineering & Technology, Sohna Road, Institute of Technology and Management (ITM), Savera Group of Institutions, Paramount Institute of Technology & Management, Old Delhi Road, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Sector 55, SGT Institute of Engineering & Technology, Budhera, and World-Institute of Technology, Sohna.
Last Updated on : 1st April 2013