Gurgaon that is now known as Gurugram, is a city that falls in Haryana state. The northern Indian state covers a total area of 732 square kilometers with a population of 8.77 Lac as per the calculations of 2011.
It is a rapidly growing city that is a home for several grand financial institutions plus a hub of industries. Due to its modernization and serving industries, plus corporates, it contributes to India’s third-highest per-capita income. The strongest metro network connects Gurgaon with some major cities like Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, and Jaipur. Not just for industrialization, but for entertainment and relaxation, the city provides its people plenty of options. Also, don’t forget by using Astropedia’s Rahu Kalam Gurgaon.
Now let’s have an insight about the history-
From the references, Kuru Kingdom was the major ruler of the Gurgaon region. Hindus were the first residents of the place, and the Yadu tribes also became a part that is now known as Yadav. It was the village of Guru Dronacharya, Kauravas, and Pandavas, that are the major entities in the epic Mahabharata.
The late 4th century BCE was the period of the Maurya Empire depicting the kingdom of Chandragupta Maurya. The town also experienced the sovereignty of Prithviraj Chauhan that is also mentioned in the text of the 12th century, Prithviraj Vijaya.
Later, Mughal dominion ruled the town, as well as the Britishers operated it. During all these periods, Gurgaon was just a small village in Jharsaparagana of Delhi. Begum Samru from 1776 to 1777 ruled over it, and after her death, East India Company took it over; the civil lines at Jharsa and a cavalry cantonment were established as a result.
In 1818, Gurugram earned its recognition as a new district. During the Mughal and British Eras, “Aliwardi mosque,” “Badshahpurbaoli,” and “Bhondsi” were built. The “Church of the Epiphany” and “Kaman Serai” were later got the establishment in 1925.
Construction of several other buildings took place in the British era, such as the Gurugram Club and the erstwhile Coronation School.
After the independence, the airstrip and hangar, air-conditioned yoga ashram, and TV studio were also built by the yoga instructor of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The proposal for the name Gurugram was taken into consideration on 12 April 2016 by the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar. This was done to save the city’s heritage that dates back to the time of Guru Dronacharya. Finally, on 27 September 2016, the Union Government approved the name change, and henceforth the city is now called”Gurugram.”
Since Gurgaon is a developing city and a home to industrialization, several skyscrapers are notable and more common here. Gurugram has several planned cities for residential purposes, and more of them are on the way.
The city is also known for its park system, which comprises Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29, Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Botanical Garden in Sector 52, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Park Sector 14, and several other popular ones.The IT hub for North India, Gurugram, is now the spot for 500 firms and still counting.
The Seasons and Tourism
The city experiences mainly four seasons, that is, the spring happens from February to March, summer from April to August, fall from September to October, and winter from November to January. Summers in Gurugram are scorching hot that gets later covered by the monsoon making it humid as well.
Winters are chilling and stay foggy after November. With the influence of West India, the city also receives rain in winters, sometimes. Spring and autumn are the most comfortable seasons with mild temperatures and a perfect period for sightseeing.
Talking about the sightseeing places, some major points of attraction are:
Kingdom of Dreams – the perfect place for art lovers and those who want to indulge in different lifestyles and cultures of different parts of India.
Ambience Mall – a shopping delight that avails various national and international brands; a paradise for shopping lovers.
Cyber Hub – it is a place for enjoying the nightlife and exploring different restaurants, pubs, and lounges. Party animals and food lovers, both categories of crowd spend their weekends here.
Damdama Lake – this place is for anyone who is a nature lover or on any fine day if you want to have some mental peace from the buzz of the city.
There are several parks and palaces, and museums that make Gurugram rich in heritage and an enjoyable city.