|District||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Established||17 April 1976|
|Area||203 km2 (78 sq mi)|
|PIN||201301 to 201307|
Noida is a planned city under the management of New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, which is the full-form of NOIDA. It is located in Gautam Buddh Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh state and is the part of National Capital Region of India. Greater Noida is its administrative headquarters, whereas the District Magistrate lives in Noida. According to the provisional reports of Census of India in the year 2011, Noida population was approx. 642,381. Noida is one of the best planned cities in India, which is popular for its modern infrastructure and top amenities. Well, it is also known for its greenery and wider roads. Spread across 203.16 km² city shares the border with Delhi and it is also reported that more than 50 percent of its population commute from Noida to Delhi for official works.
Noida came into administrative existence on 17th April 1976. The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act in 1976 with initiatives of Sanjay Gandhi. Noida has always been an important center of trade and business and not only this, historians say that Noida is more than a business hub. Noida is believed to be the birth place of Ravana’s father. It is also believed that Guru Dronacharya from epic Mahabharta had his ashram in Noida, where the Pandavas and Kauravas used to train.
Noida was established as the part of urbanization uprising. Every year people celebrate 17th April as ‘Noida Day’ with great zest and zeal.
Spread over an expansive 20.316 hectares, Noida is an important part of NCR. It is about 25 km southeast of New Delhi and 20 km northwest of the district headquarters Greater Noida and 457 km northwest of Lucknow, the state’s capital. Noida is bound on the west and southwest by the Yamuna River and located 30 km from New Delhi. In the south, Noida is bound by the meeting point of two rivers Yamuna and Hindon.
Noida is 202m above sea level and the climate of Noida is typically hot and dry. In summer from March to June the temperature ranges from 48⁰C to 28 ⁰C. June is the warmest month of the year in Noida and during the year there is a little rainfall in the city. Winters in Noida is chilly and harsh, even it has fog and smog problems as well. Dense fog in January month, reduces the visibility on the streets.
Noida has become a hub for software and mobile app development companies and these companies contribute to the city’s economy. It is the major hub for the multinational companies like IBM, EXL Service, TSYS International, AON Hewitt, Abstract Consultancy, Sparta Consulting, Accenture, TCS, Fujitsu, Ebix, Tech Mahindra, CSC, Fiserv, The Smart Cube, Metlife, HCL, Tribal Fusion, Indus Valley Partners, Adobe, DELL, One97, Patni Computers, Corbus, JK Tech., Many large software and business process outsourcing companies have their offices in the city. Because of the special economic zone, the suburban atmosphere and its proximity to Delhi, many other companies have open their branch offices in Noida.
Noida is home to many schools, colleges and educational institutions. Let’s see some of the best schools and colleges in Noida city.
Noida has excellent Metro connectivity. It was planned to enter Noida in the year 2011 but, opened on 12th November 2009, 10 months before the scheduled date and Commonwealth Games. It is well connected to Delhi through Metro. It is now connected to Connaught Place, Dwarka Sub City and New Delhi via Blue Line Metro. Aqua line is another metro line runs between Sector-51, Noida and GNIDA Office, Greater Noida are already operational.
Noida has good road connectivity to Delhi NCR and other cities of Uttar Pradesh state. As Noida is a planned city so, due to the proper planning all main roads are 6 lanes wide, arrow straight and are well finished. It has three main expressways - DND Flyway, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and Yamuna Expressway. DND Flyway connects Noida and Delhi and Yamuna Expressway connects Greater Noida to Agra via Mathura.
Noida has no direct connection with Railways, but yes the railway stations are easily reachable by road, including Ghaziabad and Ananad Vihar. However, the commuters more often use metro line to reach from New Delhi and Old Delhi Railway Stations. The nearest Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
At Morna Village in Noida Sector 35, Noida has its bus stand. One can find regular buses from Noida to nearby cities like Dehradun, Tappal, Bulandshahr, Haridwar, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Khair, Delhi, Meerut, etc. But, they are planning to shift the bus stand from Morna Village.
Yes! Noida is known as the greenest city of India because the roads are lined with green trees. With nearly 50% green cover, the highest in any city in India till now, Noida is considered to be India’s greenest city.
Noida is a planned city and it is evident from the fact that it has the highest per capita income in the NCR. This means the city provides lots of opportunities to the well-deserving candidates as it has lots of IT firms and BPOs and Multinational Companies.
Here the Gold Mine is used as a euphemism, because with 10crore of an annual budget, Noida is the richest in the UP state. Even if people will not pay their taxes in Noida then also it can meet it expenses till 5 years.
Noida is a hot outsourcing hub in India as many multinational business process outsourcing have permanently based themselves at Noida.
Noida is not only a business hub with many IT companies or Multinational Companies but, is a paradise for the shopaholics as well with many shopping malls and shopping complexes. In fact, India’s third largest mall is located in Noida, sector 18 right opposite to the Great India Place Mall.
Sandeep Marwah is the founder of the ‘Noida Film City’ that houses the Asian Academy and Film & Television and Marwah Films and Video Studios and some prominent news channels of India. Situated in Noida Sector 16-A, the film city was established over two decades ago, which houses several media houses and film studios. It is also known as the gateway to Noida’s twin city Greater Noida.
WOW is located inside the Great India Place Mall in Noida, Sector 18, which is an entertainment park in Noida. It is one of the best entertainment and fun places to enjoy a thrilling yet relaxing day out with friends and family. Spread over10 acres, this park hosts 23exciting attractions that fascinates all its visitors.
It is located in Sector 38-A, in Noida, which is another most popular place and one of the largest malls in Delhi NCR. The place is mostly visited at the time of special occasions like Christmas and New Year to witness the beautiful décor and aesthetics. The mall boast more than 258 branded stores and other retails stores, to cater your needs. You can satiate your hunger pangs at the food court that has several chain restaurants. And also it has game zone to keep your kids occupied and satisfied.
DLF Mall is India’s third largest mall, situated in Sector 18, Noida. Spread over 2 Million sq. Ft. DLF Mall has 7 Floors, which includes more than 330 brands and 75 food and beverages options are available in the shopping mall. There is also a movie theatre (PVR Cinemas) with 7 screens.
ISKCON Temple is one of the top attractions of Noida. Located in Noida Sector-33, ISKCON Temple is a Hindu and Vaishnava Temple and is dedicated to Lord Kirshna and Radharani. It is built on a small plot that’s why it has been constructed in vertical shape to accommodate all the specific elements of a temple. The highlights of this temple is that it is a seven storey, which is about 160 feet in height.
Botanical Garden is a beautiful lush green garden in Noida, packed with plethora of most exclusive plants in the country. In the year 2002, the garden started and houses primitive plant called Psilotum Nudum meaning 'bare naked' in Latin. It is a paradise for the nature lovers and it aims to preserve the natural and environmental beauty.
Expanded over an area of 3.5 sq km, Okhla Bird Sanctuary is one of the best tourist spots in Noida, located near Okhla Bridge that runs across the majestic River Yamuna. This bird sanctuary was established in the year 1990 to save the ecosystem for several bird species. It is the home to over 400 species of native birds and approx. 1, 00,000 migratory birds, and this is what makes the place famous spot for bird watching.
This is the best place to visit in Noida, especially for the art lovers as it showcases some of the great art works by the Indian artists. One can simply walk here and appreciate the magnificent paintings, and people also buy or even customize a painting here.
One of the best tourist spots in Noida is Jagannath Temple, dedicated to Lord Jagannath. It was constructed in the year 2004 for the devotees of Lord Jagannath but, the idol of the deity was installed in the temple in the year 2006. And, in the honor of the deity, Rath Yatra Festival is celebrated with great zest and zeal every year.
Noida has always been underestimated as being the business hubs or only the place for offices and companies but, the city has much more than this on its lap to serve the citizens and visitors. One should visit Noida for a quick getaway from his busy life. It can be conveniently reached by Air, Rail or Road through the nearest Airport - Indira Gandhi International Airport and Railway stations situated in Delhi.