Haryana is a state in the north of India. Its name comes from Sanskrit and can be translated as “home of god” as well as “green forest.” It was founded in 1966 and is currently the most economically developed part of south Asia. Its agricultural and manufacturing industries have grown since the 1970s. The city of Faridabad is the biggest industrial city of Haryana and all of north India. There is an expressway, the Delhi Faridabad Skyway, which connects the area to Delhi.
Tourism being strong in twenty-one areas of the state, you should easily be able to locate hostels in Haryana. In general, accommodations in this region receive good reviews and range from economical to luxurious. You can easily find hostels and hostel-type lodgings in areas like Gurgaon and Hisar; just keep an eye out for names like “residency” or “villa.” For a double-occupancy room, you can find many options between $10 and $25. Haryana hostels and hotels alike generally offer clean rooms with air conditioning, wifi, and oftentimes even food.
One city which caters to tourists is Gurgaon. Here you will find many hostels to suit your needs. Once you have settled into your choice of hostel, you can get started on your sightseeing. Your first spot to visit can be the Sheetla Mata Mandir, a holy shrine which holds the polished gold sculpture of Mata Sheetla Devi in an ornate, wooden box. There is a lot more to see within the large temple.
After spending time in the crowded temples, you might wish to visit the Cyber Hub for some relaxation time. This is a popular hangout for everyone, young and old. Here you can walk, people-watch, or choose to eat in restaurants presenting many different international cuisines. As you eat, music might fill the air from one of the concerts that take place in the hub. For the little ones, there is a tiny train for them to ride on. On weekends, you can hang out in the clean, relaxing atmosphere until late evening.
Another fun spot to visit in Gurgaon is the Kingdom of Dreams. From outside, the wonder begins as you set your eyes on the water fountains, elephant and lotus sculptures, and the majestic, ornate building. The view is even more spectacular when it is all beautifully lit at night. As you walk through the glass doors framed in gold, you enter into a mesmerizing, theatrical fantasy-land. Here you can watch musical and dance shows filled with colors and aerial stunts. English translation is available via headphones. Then you can walk around to admire carvings and sculpture paintings as well as the fake evening sky above. Diverse Indian cuisine is available for purchase so that a hungry stomach won’t need to cut the evening short. Enjoy the charm and take advantage of the endless breathtaking photo opportunities in this colorful dreamland.
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