Noida, abbreviated for the New Okhla Industrial Development Area came into administrative existence on 17 April 1976 and hence this day is celebrated as the 'Noida Day'. This city is located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also the home to the Noida Film City.
Noida should be visited for its high-tech environment, its high entertainment quotient and its IT world. Noida is a place for all kinds of people belonging to different social classes. Not only the business class people, but also the individual travelers are entertained by this city. The trendy markets, the brand specific malls, amusement park, environment conservation, everything is to be found in one place which is Noida.
Noida is located in Uttar Pradesh which is a humid place, and the best time one can have travelling here is in the very beginning of the winters that is October end to the March beginning.
However Noida is flooded with tourists throughout the year, without considering the weather much. To travel through Noida and to enjoy the city to the fullest one must take out a week to visit Noida.
Travelling from any metropolitan city to Noida, staying here and visiting all the famous attractions here can cost about Rs.10000 to 15000 approximate, including the transportation expenses but excluding shopping.
Shopping in Noida
Noida is a fast developing city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Shopping in Noida offers sheer pleasures to the tourists. This city is flooded with a number of malls and trendy markets all over. With 'big city' entertainment spread all over the city, shopping in Noida is accompanied by a good entertainment.
Noida is a hub for the brand lovers. With huge malls offering all famous and popular brands, tourists enjoy a good leisure shopping here. Famous brands like Levi's, Planet Kids, Lee Cooper, Adidas, Reebok, Nike and Benetton have there stores all around the city. Big names such as Shyam Ahuja, Lacoste, Ensemble, Swarovski, L'Oreal, Zegna, Hallmark, Ashley Shoes, Danabhai Jewellers, Aria Crystals, Rohit Bal, Ritu's and J J Valaya are all to be found here.
Today Noida has left all the great Delhi markets behind. You name it and Noida has it. Be it music, apparel, cosmetics, grocery or anything Noida has best options for all. Music lovers can hang out at the Music World stores, youngsters can check out the Archies Galleries and also window shopping proves to be a good leisure time.
Branded electronics, kitchen items, fashion accessories; all can be shopped for at Noida malls and markets. Other than daily, casual and party wear apparels, sports wear is also available at almost all the malls here
How to Reach Noida
Noida has slowly emerged as an extension of Delhi and has become an important commercial hub as it has offices of many multinational companies who have outsourced their IT department to India, also many companies have their Indian branch offices situated in Noida, primarily because of the special economic zone it lies in, the suburban atmosphere and its proximity to Delhi. All these reasons have made it important for Noida to be well connected the rest of the country. Here are a few reliable ways one can reach Noida.
The nearest airport to Noida is Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi which is connected to all the Metropolitan cities in the country and also other countries.
Regular flights to the IGI airport, which are operated by the government or private pliers, connect to this airport. One can take taxis and autos from here to Noida, being charged by the meter.
Delhi Airport Metro Express or the Orange line connects IGI Airport to Dwarka and to reach Noida you can change the Metro at New Delhi Metro station.
Noida does not have a railway station of its own with Delhi as its nearest rail-head. The nearest railway stations to Noida are:
- Hazrat Nizamuddin
- New Delhi
- Old Delhi Railway Station
The Howrah-Delhi railway passes through the district Gautam Budh Nagar (Surajpur), which is very close to Noida. Also, it is connected by the Delhi EMU services with stoppages at Dadri, Boraki, Ajaibpur and Dankaur.
A good network of roads to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh connect Noida. The Interstate Bus Terminal is located in sector 34, connecting Noida to various other cities. All types of deluxe and normal buses are available here.
Some of the important cities around Noida are:
- Meerut- 75 km
- Ghaziabad- 25 km
- Greater Noida- 10 km
- Delhi- 20 km
From Delhi, Noida is connected through Delhi Metro. There are in total 6 Metro stations connecting Noida, on the blue line, which are as follows:
- Noida Sector15
- Noida Sector16
- Noida Sector18
- Botanical Garden
- Golf Course
- City Centre
Metro is one of the best options to travel within and around the city. At present, the Metro connects to the sector 15, 16 and 18 and also the Golf Course and the Botanical Garden. From these Metro stations, auto-rickshaws can be hired for reaching the desired destination.
Places to Visit in Noida
- Entertainment City
- Okhla Bird Sanctuary
- Noida Golf Course
- Worlds of Wonder
Last Updated on : 22/08/2013