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Devi Art Foundation

The Devi Art Foundation is one of the first not-for-profit spaces dedicated to showcasing contemporary art from the Indian Subcontinent. It is envisioned as a space that will enable wider audiences to interact with cutting edge and experimental art works. The current exhibition, 'Where in the World' takes a look at the effects of globalization on contemporary Indian art and has 65 art-works by over 20 Indian artists. The Foundation is open to the public on all days except Monday, from 11AM - 7PM The exhibition is on until 3rd May, '09.


Sahara Mall GF/1F, MG Road,also at kherki Daula on NH-8. The local mega-outlet of the famous manufacturer of Indian sweets, but the emphasis here is on the fast food, especially their versions of Delhi ''chaat''. Try the ''Raj Kachori'', a crispy bowl filled with stuffing, yoghurt and spicy chutneys. All chaat are under ₹50, or you can get a full daily ''thali'' for ₹128. Vegetarian.

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The Chefs there are hand picked and flown all the way from Japan to produce a very authentic, and fine japanese cuisine serving a wide range of japanese delicacies and drinks. Komachi is one of the highest rated Japanese restaurant in the guidebook which makes it the ideal place to eat, relax, and enjoy a evening or a lunch.

Trident Gurgaon

Looking like a space-age cross between the Taj Mahal and a UFO cult, this supermodern hotel defies hyperbole and is head and shoulders above the competition. Two good restaurants and bar. If you can afford it, about the only negative is that there are no shopping or other facilities within walking distance. $400+.

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Stylish Middle Eastern/Mediterranean restaurant, oddly located on the top floor of a quiet furniture mall. The menu covers Arabic and Italian favorites, with fairly decent ''mezze'' (plate for two ₹400) and a select of grills and pastas. Bar-lounge with DJ for drinks afterward. ₹400.

The Odyssey Restaurant & Nightclub

One of the most famous and classiest restaurants in India. Multi cuisine; Indian, Iranian, Chinese, Continental and Thai. Chefs were flown in from Iran and Thailand to make the food more authentic. Try their Chelo kebabs and Dahi kebabs. Their desserts are also to die for!

Chor Bizarre

MGF Metropolitan FC 1-5, MG Road. The local branch of the acclaimed chain, serving up Kashmiri food in eclectic surrounding like a ''chor bazaar'' (thieves market). The buffet is laid out inside an old car! Figure on ₹300 for a full meal.

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Silver Oak

Budget Hotel / Guest House for the corporate traveller. Very clean, spacious. Many central locations in Gurgaon. Walking distance to Metro Stations. Malls & Corporate offices in immediate vicinity. 24hrs. Room Service & manned reception.

Kingdom of Dreams

cultural gully through which you can see every famous place located in India and Indian culture. It is currently showing Zangoora, a musical story of a prince and Jhumroo, a musical comedy.Prices range from ₹1500 till ₹6000.

TGI Friday's

Yes, it's just like every other TGI Friday's on the planet, but this is still a favorite way to start off an evening. Food is decent but expensive, so most stick to happy hour beers. Open noon to midnight.

China Club

Fancy Chinese restaurant with waiters in bowties and round tables, serving up actual Chinese food (as opposed to the Chindian variety) for a premium price. Try the Szechuan double-cooked pork.


MGF Metropolitan 3F, MG Road. Mouth-meltingly soft chicken, mutton and veg biryanis. The "medium" size pot (₹249) will easily feed three. Free delivery for orders over ₹125.

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MGF Metropolitan

MG Road. One of the largest and most popular malls, anchored by a large PVR cineplex (9 Screens). Food court on the 3rd floor and a good selection of upscale restaurants.

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Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

This park is about 15 km from Gurgaon. You can spot a variety of migratory birds around a natural lake. Park is open during winters from October to February.

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Sahara Mall

MG Road. Features a perennially packed two-level Big Bazaar supermarket. Awesome pubs and restaurants on the top floor which are open till quite late.

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Ibis Gurgaon

Opened in August 2008, this was the first Accor hotel in India, and Gurgaon's first reasonably priced Western hotel. Slick modern rooms, free wifi.

MGF Plaza

MG Road (''near NH-8''). Devoted to furniture and home decoration, but there are some good restaurants on the top floor.

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Chinese restaurant which serves mouthwatering authentic Pan Asian Cuisine and excellent delivery service.

Sohna Lake

Sohna Lake is about 10 km from Gurgaon. It is best to visit after rainfall and during winters.

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Ambience Mall Gurgaon

The biggest mall in town, host of premium stores like DebenHams and an enormous food court.

Alpine Park Hotel

Corporate Hotel Motel Lodge, walking distance to Sahara Mall and MG Road. ₹2100 onwards.

Best Western Resort Country Club

Four-star resort in Manesar along NH-8 to Jaipur, a good 30 km south of central Gurgaon.

Alpine Park Corporate Guest House

DLF Phase 2. Corporate guest house, walking distance to Sahara Mall and MG Road. ₹1500.

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Park Inn Hotel

Civil Lines. Nice, but far from metro and the new shopping districts. $130 onwards.

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Sector 29, Gurgaon, Haryana 1222002 Ph:+91 124 4977777- Opened 1 Oct 2010

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DT City Centre

MG Road. Pharmacy, Pizza Hut, Ruby Tuesdays, cineplex.

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Galaxy Mall

National Highway 8, hotel plus mall for ethnic items.

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Crowne Plaza

Modern business hotel opened in 2007.

Gold Souk

Specializes in high-end jewelry.

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Park Plaza Gurgaon

B Block, Sushant Lok. $300+.

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MGF Mega City

MG Road (''near NH-8'').

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DLF Grand Mall

Land Mark the book store

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Central Blue Stone

₹3000/night onwards

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Park Premier Hotel

₹7000/night onwards

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Best Western Skycity

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Damdama Lake

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DLF Mega Mall

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About Gurgaon

Not long ago a sleepy suburb of Delhi, Gurgaon now boasts over a million inhabitants, slick office complexes housing companies ranging from Accenture to Xerox, and more shopping malls per square mile than anywhere else in India. Alas, the infrastructure is still struggling to catch up with the boom and there's plenty of dust and traffic jams, but it's still an exhilarating glimpse into the India of the future.

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