According to mythological legends, the ashram of Dronacharya, the Guru of Pandavas and Kauravas of Mahabharta epic was located here. The place was gifted to Dronacharya by Yudhistar, the Pandav prince as Guru Dakshina’ and it came to be known as Gurugram’, which later on became ‘Gurgaon’. Today, Gurgaon is one of the major corporate and industrial center of Haryana. It has emerged as the most important center of the IT industry and software development in Northern India. It lies on the National Highway – 8, closer to Indira Gandhi International Airport, at New Delhi, and offers world-class facilities to the corporate sector. Gurgaon has attracted huge investment from Multinational companies, large business houses, foreign investors, and Non-Resident Indians (NRI), etc. It has also emerged as an important shopping and recreation destination due to its numerous world-class shopping malls. Some places of attraction in Gurgaon are Shiv Temple, Sheesh Mahal, and Sheetala Devi Temple.

Around Gurgaon

Sultanpur National Park & Bird Sanctuary (15kms.)

It sprawls over an area of 359 acres on the Gurgaon – Farukh Nagar Road. The sanctuary was set-up in 1972 and Peter Jackson, the fämous ornithologist is credited for discovering the site. Over 250 bird species have been recorded here. Every year over 100 species of migratory birds arrive at the sanctuary.

Sohna (24 kms.)

This historic village is famous for its hot springs. The sacred Shiv Kund (tank) was once used by saints and sages. The sulfur springs here are believed to have curative properties. Haryana Tourism has built a fine resort named Barbet over here.

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  • EzySchooling

    2 years ago / November 16, 2022 @ 12:14 pm

    Glad to read this article. It’s well-written and very informative.

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