In what seems like no time at all, Gurgaon has gone from being a sleepy village on the outskirts of Delhi to becoming perhaps the most important satellite city in the National Capital Region. It is a city where modern technology perfectly coexists with ancient folklore.
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The seasons prevalent in Gurgaon cityThe city experiences four distinct seasons—spring (early February to end March), summer (early April to mid-October), autumn (late October to early November) and winter (mid-November to early January, and sometimes up to March).
Temperatures can vary between very cold in winters (around 7°C min. and around 15°C, max.) to very warm and dry in summers (around 46°C, max. and about 25°C, min.). Monsoons here set in towards the second half of summer (between July and September).
Gurgaon is also close to many other top-notch destinations like Delhi (35 kilometres), Agra (197 kilometres), Jaipur (233 kilometres) and Chandigarh (288 kilometres), thus adding several options for places for tourists to visit in and around the city for quick or relaxed weekend getaways.
Local attractions in the city include Shiv Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Sultanpur Lake, Sheetala Devi Temple, Sohna and the Damdama Lake.
Grand gesture of an Afgan King, Qutub-ud-din Aibak is a soaring stone tower, 72 meters high, built in 1193.
An elegant example of early Mughal architecture, the tomb of the second Mughal Empire also houses the graves of his wives.
A war memorial arch, built in honour of 90,000 Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in World War I.
The Observatory, built by Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple)
The main shrine of the temple has images of Lord Vishnu and his consort Laxmi. Mahatma Gandhi used to visit this temple.
Memorial to the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi and the site of his cremation. It is set amidst large, well kept, undulating gardens.
Memorial to National Leader, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and the site of his cremation.
Built in 1656, by Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built Taj Mahal, is the largest and most splendid mosque in India. With the three majestic black and white marble domes, covering the prayer hall, it can seat 20,000 people.
Gurgaon, like most cities in India, takes its food very seriously. So expect to find a wide range of cuisines in Gurgaon—be it on the streets or in fine dining and luxury restaurants—including Parsi, Oriental, Punjabi and some fabulous fare from the North-East India.