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About Noida

New Okhla Industrial Development Authority or Noida as it is commonly known is one of the most important cities of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city came into existence on April 17, 1976 and ever since each year April 17 is celebrated as Noida Day. 

The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act during the controversial emergency period. From then to now the city has tremendous growth in terms of infrastructure and service. Today Noida is an integral part of the national capital region. From being an extension of the capital to getting is own unique identity, the city of Noida has come a long way.

Location of Noida

about noidaNoida is in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. It is a part of the national capital region and is just 14 km from Connaught Place which is considered as the heart of the capital. 

The administrative headquarters though are situated in Greater Noida. The city is connected to Maharani Bagh locality in Delhi via the 550 meters long, eight lane DND Toll which is built over Yamuna river.

Noida is bound by NH-24 Bye-Pass in the north, River Hindon in the east and River Yamuna in the west direction. In the south, the city is bound by the meeting point of the two rivers, Yamuna and Hindon.

Greater Noida

Considering the growth and expansion that the city is witnessing, the city has been extended to Greater Noida. Greater Noida is also a part of Gautam Buddh district of Uttar Pradesh. All the sectors under Noida extension fall under the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, GNIDA. It has a total of 16 villages under its administration.

Climate of Noida

Noida has a climate similar to Delhi which goes into extremes. Summers are usually from March to June and the temperature ranges between 28 and 48 degree Celsius. Monsoon prevails from mid-June to mid-September. The cold winds from higher Himalayan region make winter in Noida harsh and bone-chilling. During peak winters, temperature fall to as low as 3 to 4 degree Celsius. 

Business and Economy in Noida

Noida has seen a rapid growth in its infrastructure in the past two decades. Today it is considered as the education and software hub of north India. Noida is highly acclaimed for its business sector. While the major chunk of business is concentrated in the software, IT and manufacturing industries, there is quite a meaty portion for the ever increasing BPOs. A large number of MNCs are now based in Noida.

Some of the most famous companies that make their presence felt in Noida include:
Business in Noida
  • Accenture
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Infosys
  • Microsoft
  • NIIT Technologies
  • Cadence
  • Adobe
  • SAP
  • GrapeCity
  • Fujitsu
  • Colt technology
  • Ciena
  • Oracle
  • HCL
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Wipro
  • Google

Noida Special Economic Zone

Business in Noida has seen a tremendous growth over the past decade. Noida enjoys the status of a SEZ (special economic zone) which greatly helps taking the business and manufacturing to an all new high. A special economic zone is a marked geographical area which is especially designed with the aim of exporting goods, providing services and employment. The main attractions of the SEZ area of Noida are the state of the art IT Parks. These IT Parks were mainly created to promote software and IT industry.
Some of the companies in the SEZ of Sector – 135 along the expressway are –

  • Aachvis Softech Pvt Ltd
  • Anant Raj Industries Limited
  • Ansal Colours Engg. SEZ Ltd.(Agro & Food Processing Products SEZ)
  • Ansal IT City & Parks Ltd
  • ASF Insignia Pvt. Ltd.
  • DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd
  • DLF Limited
  • Golden tower Infratech P. ltd
  • Gurgaon Infospace Ltd. SEZ, Vill. Dundahera, Gurgaon (Haryana)
  • Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd (Handicraft)
  • Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd (IT/ITES)
  • Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd (Multi Product SEZ)
  • Mayar Infrastructure Development P. Limited
  • Moser Baer India Pvt. Ltd. Gr. Noida
  • N.S.E.Z www.nsez.gov.in
  • NIIT Technologies Limited gr. Noida
  • OSE Infrastructure Ltd.
  • RIICO (Jodhpur)
  • Seaview Developers Ltd SEZ,Sector-135, Noida (UP)
  • Selecto Systems Private Limited www.greenspaces.in
  • Unitech Hi-Tech Projects Pvt. Ltd. SEZ,Gr. Noida
  • Unitech Infra Con Ltd. SEZTZ-04, Greater Noida (U.P)
  • Unitech Realty Projects Ltd. SEZ, Vill. Tikri, Gurgaon (Haryana)
  • Wipro Ltd.

Facts about Noida

Coordinates: 28.5700° N, 77.3200° E
Area – 203 sq. km
Population (according to 2011 census) – 642, 381
Population Density – 2, 463 sq. km
Literacy Rate – 88.58%

Shopping in Noida

Shopping is one of the most enjoyed recreational activities; maybe that’s why it is said that Retail Therapy always helps.  Noida offers a great variety in shopping. From flamboyant malls to the evergreen local markets, Noida has them all. Where on one hand the malls give you the convenience of shopping under one roof, the local markets have a distinct identity of their own.

The three most popular mall in Noida are –

The Great India Place
Plot No. A-2, Ashok Marg, Noida Sector 38A
Phone: (0120) 465 0000

Spice World Mall
I – 2, Sector – 25A
Phone: (0120) 4366400

Gardens Galleria Mall- Address: Plot No, A2, Maharaja Agrasen Marg, Sector 38, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

DLF Mall of India, Noida- Address: Plot No – M, 03, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301,Phone: 0120 620 9971

Wave Mall Noida- Address: L1 Nr Radisson Blu Hotel, Pocket J, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301, Phone: 0120 436 4666

Logix city centre- Address: H9F3+MG5, Wave City Center, Sector 21A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301, Phone: 0120 711 2155

Gaur City Mall- Address: Greater Noida W Rd, Gaur City 1, Sector 4, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201009, Phone: 089294 42900

Spice World Mall- Address: I-2, Town Centre, Sector 25A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301, Phone: 0120 436 6400

Shopprix Mall-Address: H9W7+VX2, Maharaja Agrasen Marg, near Pizza Hut, Block C, Sector 61, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201307

Mall Of Noida-Address: Plot No 01/B, Sector 98, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303, Phone: 087505 44444

Uptown Square- Address: Advant Navis Business Park, Advant Navis Business Park Towerc, Tower D, Plot 7, Noida-Greater Noida Expy, Sector 142, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201305, Phone: 099100 00458

Starling Edge- Address: Plot no 1A, Hazipur, Sector 104, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301,Phone: 098110 4020

Tulip Malls- Address: C-11, Block A, Sector 48, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303,Phone: 097180 11474

A square mall- Address: G9PR+6C2, A square mall, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Nx One Mall-Address: B-71, Sector-67, Noida, 201301

Elixir Mall-Address: A-01, Block D, Sector 44, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301,Phone: 098999 72131

Mall Of Noida-Address: Plot 9, Add India Centre, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313

The five most popular markets of Noida are –

  • Atta market - sector – 27
  • Alaknanda market – sector – 29
  • Brahmputra market – sector – 29
  • Ganga shopping complex – sector 29
  • Lal market – sector 37

Tourism in Noida

Noida is known for its subtle yet effective tourist attractions. Since the city is home to people of many religions, it is a multicultural society. Temples, churches and gurudwaras, Noida has them all. But there is more to the tourism in Noida – Amusement parks, shopping malls, museums, art galleries etc.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Noida are –

  • Worlds of Wonder (WOW) Sector 38 A
  • Noida Golf Course Sector 38
  • Brahmaputra Market Sector 29
  • Stupa 18 Gallery Sector 104
  • Buddh International Circuit Sector 25
  • Botanic Garden of Indian Republic Sector 38
  • Okhla Bird Sanctuary Sector 95
  • Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden Sector 95
  • Smaaash DLF Mall of India, Sector 18
  • Snow World DLF Mall of India, Sector 18
  • Kidzania The Great India Place, Sector 38 A
  • The Grand Venice Mall Near Pari Chowk, Greater Noida
  • The Great India Place Sector 38 A
  • Atta Market Sector 27
  • Appu Ghar Express The Great India Place, Sector 38
  • ISKCON Sector 33
  • E.D Sector 18
  • Desi Vibes Sector 18
  • The Yellow Chilli Sector 63
  • Filmy Flavours Sector 63
  • Barbeque Nation Sector 16
  • Noida Pub Exchange Sector 18
  • Time Machine Sector 38
  • SkyHouse Sector 32
  • The Irish House Sector 18
  • I Sacked Newton Sector 32

How to Reach Noida

Delhi Metro

Under the extension plan of Delhi Metro, the Delhi Metro services are now available to the residents of Noida. The Blue Line which was originally till Indraprastha was extended till Noida City Center and was officially open for public use in November 2009. 

Roadways in Noida

Noida is very well connected to the national capital via road network. The DND flyway which is built over Yamuna River connects Noida to Maharani Bagh locality of Delhi. One can hire a cab or an auto easily for local commuting in the city. in addition to this DTC and UPSRTC bus service is also available for the convenience of travellers. 

Railways and Airways in Noida

The nearest airport to Noida is the Indira Gandhi International Airport of the national capital.
Railway Stations – New Delhi, Old Delhi and Ghaziabad.

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