Noida, abbreviated for the New Okhla Industrial Development Area came into administrative existence on 17 April 1976 and hence this day is celebrated as the ‘Noida Day’. This city is located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also the home to the Noida Film City.
Noida should be visited for its high-tech environment, its high entertainment quotient and its IT world. Noida is a place for all kinds of people belonging to different social classes. Not only the business class people, but also the individual travelers are entertained by this city. The trendy markets, the brand specific malls, amusement park, environment conservation
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport to Noida is Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi which is connected to all the Metropolitan cities in the country and also other countries.
Regular flights to the IGI airport, which are operated by the government or private pliers, connect to this airport. One can take taxis and autos from here to Noida, being charged by the meter.
Delhi Airport Metro Express or the Orange line connects IGI Airport to Dwarka and to reach Noida you can change the Metro at New Delhi Metro station.
Noida does not have a railway station of its own with Delhi as its nearest rail-head.
To reach Noida by train you would need to take a train to Delhi and then from there you will easily get bus, taxi or Metro services to Noida. It takes around 1 hour to reach Greater Noida from New Delhi Railway Station by road. However, time taken also depends on location of the sectors in Noida where one wants to go.
A good network of roads to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh connect Noida. The Interstate Bus Terminal is located in sector 34, connecting Noida to various other cities. All types of deluxe and normal buses are available here.
WHAT TO SEE
Nature lovers must add this Botanical Garden in Noida to their itinerary. With its direct connectivity through the Metro, it becomes easier for the tourists to visit this place. Its main aim is to preserve natural and environmental beauty.
Known as the ‘Disney land of India’, this theme park is built over an area of 100 acres of land. This park has more than 30 rides and three zones for kids, teenagers and individual families respectively. With proper sanitation, food and comfort facilities, it also offers a large shopping complex, adding to the leisure and fun of the tourist.
Noida Golf Course:-
Boasting its own antiquity and historical monuments, this golf course dates back to the British period. Offering a mixture of member and public services, other than the beautifully developed golf course, this place also houses a bar, restaurant, changing room for men and women, billiards, bridge and rummy room. It has direct connectivity to the Metro. The nearest Metro station is ‘Golf Course’ on the blue line.
Okhla Bird Sanctuary:-
This place was declared a sanctuary in the year 1990, in order to preserve the numerous residents and migratory birds. Since then it is one of the most visited places by the tourists.
Worlds of Wonder:-
The only amusement park of the city, Worlds of Wonder features a wide range of rides, roller coasters, games and other entertainment options. This amusement park is most thronged by tourists on weekends.
Noida is a fast developing city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Shopping in Noida offers sheer pleasures to the tourists. This city is flooded with a number of malls and trendy markets all over. With ‘big city’ entertainment spread all over the city, shopping in Noida is accompanied by a good entertainment.
Noida is a hub for the brand lovers. With huge malls offering all famous and popular brands, tourists enjoy a good leisure shopping here. Famous brands like Levi’s, Planet Kids, Lee Cooper, Adidas, Reebok, Nike and Benetton have there stores all around the city. Big names such as Shyam Ahuja, Lacoste, Ensemble, Swarovski, L’Oreal, Zegna, Hallmark, Ashley Shoes, Danabhai Jewellers, Aria Crystals, Rohit Bal, Ritu’s and J J Valaya are all to be found here.
Noida is full of places that are high on taste and low on pretension. Scattered all over the city, wonderful cooks attend to the needs of swarming hordes of hungry people. Street food, after all, was born out of necessity – to serve men living in large urban centres with floating and migrant populations. The vada-pav itself was born when Shiv Sena leader Balasaheb Thackeray called upon Maharashtrians to come up with something to challenge Udipi restaurants.
Noida is now challenging Delhi’s street food supremacy. Dotted with inconspicuous vendors selling everything from balloon-like bhatures to fantastic golgappas, it is truly the home of some of the best street food in the Delhi-NCR region.