The city of skyscrapers is not only known for the presence of numerous Multinational Corporations (MNCs) but also for its rich historical heritage which dates back to the Mahabharata period.

Here, we are presenting some lesser known facts about the city:

Gurgaon, which roughly translates to the village of Guru (teacher), originated in the Dvapara Yuga, the third of the four Yugas according to the Hindu calendar
Gurgaon was donated to Guru Dronacharya as ‘gurudakshina' by Yudhishtar, the eldest of the Pandavas

Guru Dronacharya's tank still exists on the west side of the Railway Road in Gurgaon

It is said that the preparation of the epic war of Mahabharata took place in Gurgaon

Gurgaon District is situated in NCR of Delhi, the capital of India. It is about 10 km away from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

Gurgaon is surrounded by two states- Delhi and Rajasthan

During Mughal emperor Akbar's reign, Gurgaon fell within the outskirts of Delhi

More than 250 of 500 Fortune (magazine) companies have their offices in Gurgaon

Gurgaon has one of the first plants of leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Gurgaon has an estimated 1,100 residential skyscrapers

Gurgaon administrators organize a weekly event called Raahigiri every Sunday morning

Gurgaon Rapid Metro Rail started in 2013

Gurgaon runs Pink Auto service only for women

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