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noida

Noida is a city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a planned city; and is situated very close and connected well with the country’s capital city New Delhi.

ATTRACTIONS

  • Okhla Bird Sanctuary – A riverside wildlife sanctuary, that is home to migratory and native birds, jackals, and many species of butterflies.
  • Botanic Garden of Indian Republic – A lovely botanic garden with some preserved species of flora like water lilies and cacti. 
  • Snow World Noida – A snow-themed park filled with an enclosed space full of artificial snow, and snow activities like ice-skating, snow sledging, skiing, and so on.

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

If you are planning a trip to Noida, do not forget to pay a visit to these below listed places :

  • Surajkund lake – An artificial lake that is actually a reservoir built in the 10th-century in the backdrop of the well-known Aravalli Hills; located Southwest of Noida.
  • ISKCON Noida temple – One of the temples in the world built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness; a diorama depicting the life of the Hindu God Krishna.
  • Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden – a memorial built to honour the Dalit (lower caste) leaders of India.
  • Sai Mandir Noida – A temple dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba, who is worshipped by most people here.
  • Kali Bari mandir – A temple dedicated to Goddess Kali.

MUSEUMS

Some lovely museums and galleries in Noida are:

  • Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
  • Stellar Children’s Museum

FESTIVALS

Major festivals celebrated in Noida city include the following:

  • Chhath puja – The main festival of Bihari Hindus.
  • Holi – Festival of colours; celebrated in the month of March.
  • Makar Sankranti – A harvest festival, celebrated in January.
  • Ramzan – Also called Ramadan, this is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims as a month of intermittent fasting and prayers.
  • Navratri and Dussehra – A 10-day festival where goddess Durga is worshipped, and lots of fairs and rituals are carried out.
  • Diwali – The festival of lights (usually celebrated in October/November).
  • Christmas – Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

SHOPPING

Filled with big and small markets, shopping complexes and large malls, Noida is a shopper’s paradise! Here are some of the best shopping spots in the city:

  • Atta Market – A market filled with shops selling clothes, fancy accessories, electronics, musical instruments, and a lot more! The best spot for street shopping (without burning a hole in your pocket) in Noida.
  • Brahmaputra Market
  • Sunday Flea Market Sector 55 Noida
  • Indira Market
  • Lal Market
  • Sunheri Market
  • Kanchanjunga Market

MALLS

  • The Grand Venice mall – A Venice-themed mall, with an Italian vibe; having water canals built through it; and gondolas for people to hop on to; and many Roman sculpture replicas.
  • Great India Place – or GIP for short, this is one of the largest shopping malls in India, having over 200 stores and outlets, and even a six-screen multiplex!
  • Gardens Galleria Mall
  • DLF Mall of India

METRO

Noida city has a rapid transit system called The Noida Metro which connects the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida of Uttar Pradesh state. The metro network currently consists of only one line, that is 29.7 kilometres and serves a total of 21 stations within Noida and Greater Noida.

The Noida Metro is the sixth longest operational metro line in India.

RESTAURANTS

Noida has all kinds of foods that Indians love – ranging from local street delicacies and foods from other parts of India to world cuisines and fusion foods. Some of the (arguably) best restaurants to eat at in Noida are:

  • Filmy Flavours
  • E.D
  • Kalpak restaurant & Cafe
  • The Yellow Chilli
  • I Sacked Newton
  • Tawak
  • Desi Vibes
  • FlyDining
  • Gravity Mantra
  • Andaaz

HOTELS

Some good (and well-rated) hotels for a comfortable stay in Noida are:

  • Crowne Plaza Greater Noida
  • Ginger Noida City Center
  • The Fern Residency
  • Sandal Suites by Lemon Tree Noida
  • Hotel White Castle
  • Savoy Suites
  • Regenta Central Noida
  • Ahuja Residency
  • Surya Palace
  • Treebo Trend House Inn
  • Hotel Hyphen Noida
  • Hotel Akash Palace

NIGHTLIFE

Noida also has many good pubs and bars, such as:

  • Time Machine
  • Noida Pub Exchange
  • The Irish House
  • I Sacked Newton
  • SkyHouse

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

  • Noida STD Code – 01189 (to be used before dialling numbers from a device that is not locally registered)
  • Police Control room – 100
  • Fire emergency – 101
  • Natural disaster helpline – 1078
  • Child Helpline – 1098
  • Women Helpline – 1091
  • AIDS helpline – 1097

LANGUAGE

Hindi is the most spoken language in Noida. But, language like Urdu is spoken as well.

Hindi:

  • Welcome - Svagat
  • How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
  • What's your name? - Aapka naam kya hai?
  • I don't know - Mujhe nahi pata
  • I don't understand - Mein samjha nahi
  • Thank you - Dhanyavad

Urdu:

  • Hello - Asalam u alaikum
  • How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
  • Goodbye - khuda hafiz
  • How old are you? - Aap ki umr kya hai?
  • Congratulations - Mubarak ho
  • What is this? - Yeh kya hai?