Gurgaon, India Meeting Planning Overview
As one of the four major satellite cities of Delhi (which is 30 kilometers to the south), Gurgaon is part of the National Capital Region. With a population of over one million, Gurgaon is the second largest city in the state of Haryana, and it has more shopping malls per square mile than anywhere else in India. Gurgaon event venues serve the major international giants who inhabit the city's glossy office complexes. All in all, it's an enlivening peek into the India of the future.
Gurgaon is a stone's throw from the Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 3, which serves the National Capital Region of Delhi. Gandhi is the busiest airport in India; along with Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, it handles more than half of the air traffic in South Asia. Gurgaon is within commuting distance of Delhi via an expressway and the Delhi Metro.
Plans have been underway since 2011 for a new exhibition and convention center to be built in Gurgaon's Manesar area. Until its debut, Gurgaon event venues include the popular Epicentre at Apparel House, which has an auditorium, an art gallery, restaurant, an amphitheater and conference rooms. It also has a 45,000-square-foot exhibition hall - the largest and the only such venue in Gurgaon. It has facilities for conferences of up to 1,500 and banquet seating for up to 3,000. Also, recently opened is the Claremont Hotel and Convention Center, with a convention hall that can accommodate 1,400 guests.
Entertainment venues in Gurgaon offer variety. For entertaining a large group, an evening at Kingdom of Dreams is an interesting choice, having live extravagant cinematic and theatrical musicals that promote Indian culture and performing arts.
For a half- or full day city tour, there's always Delhi and its heritage treasures and tree-lined avenues and parks. The Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary is just 10 kilometers from Gurgaon. Discovered by renowned ornithologist, Peter Jackson, it is a temporary home to migrant birds from Europe and Siberia that arrive with the onset of winter and return when their colder homes have warmed up.