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Gurgaon, one of the fastest growing industrial hubs of NCR, is a major tourist attraction. It is not only a blooming center of IT sector but also an important commercial town of Haryana. The destination is an interesting place to spend vacation time. The city is also referred by several sobriquets like "Satellite City", "Guru's Land" etc.

Though the city was a relatively backward area till recently, the pace at which it has progressed is amazing. Once you reach here, you will notice that the city abounds in several different types of industries like automobiles. In fact, you can look up for a number of top notch corporate centers that have thrived here since many recent decades. The place is a much sought after destination for major industrial firms that have been trying to establish their roots here. The location of the city near the metropolis Delhi has made it easily accessible.
Gurgaon is an ancient town and its origin goes back to the Mahabharata times which were also ruled by the Aryans.

Painted Grey Ware and early historic remains were found from the nearby areas indicating that the place was inhabited by the early historic men. Coins of Kanishka were found and the place can be associated to the Kushana Empire evidenced by the coins found. A number of coins of the Mughal rulers were also found here.

Gurgaon also was ruled by the Yaduvanshis, the Rajputs, the Marathas and the Mughals. It was a part of the Jat King Surajmal of Bharatpur Kingdon from 1753 to 1763. Gurgaon was ruled by the Mughals in the medieval period. During the era of the Hindu kings and the Mughals there were many temples and forts in Gurgaon that served as the protection boundary for Delhi.

In 1803, Gurgaon was taken over by the East India Company. By the mid-nineteenth century Gurgaon became a part of the princely territory of Pataudi. The British made Gurgaon a part of Punjab and it continued to be a tehsil of Punjab until 1966 when Haryana was declared as a separate state and Gurgaon was moved to Haryana.

Gurgaon was a small farming village near Delhi. The launch and operational set up of big companies changed the city’s fate and economic condition. The launch of the automobile company Maruti boomed the growth of Gurgaon.

In 1990 Delhi was over populated and there was an immediate need for a satellite city. The location of Gurgaon and the vast unused farming land made Gurgaon the perfect choice. Haryana Urban Development Authority purchased large areas of land from the local farmers of Gurgaon and developed them into residential and commercial divisions.

The historic rulers of Gurgaon are Aryans, Kushan Empire, Yaduvanshis, Mughals, Jats, Rajputs, Marathas and the British.

Gurgaon gained great fame due to the blooming industries and companies set up in the city.

The famous personalities of Gurgaon are: Vasant Sathe: Politician, Kedar Nath Sharma: Poet, Nawab Pataudi, Yuvraj Singh: Cricketers, Shekhar Gurera: Cartoonist, Sharmila Tagore: Bollywood actress.