Plush, polished, sophisticated and modern are the words that come to mind when one thinks of Ghaziabad. Situated near the capital of the country, this city is the very manifestation of modernization in India
The tall skyscrapers lining its cityscape, the gleaming malls, the roads flanked by luxurious vehicles, all speak of the emerging metropolis that is Ghaziabad. Yet, not very long ago, it was just one among the many small towns in India. Matching steps with the pacing economy, Ghaziabad has embraced technology and modernity. But somewhere behind the glittering façade of the planned global city, the small town of Ghaziabad still continues to breathe. The narrow streets and the road-side stall in the city's back alleys still carry a warm and snug feel. Ghaziabad may surely have transformed into a commercial hub, but not without its soul deeply embedded in every aspect.As Indian cities go, Ghaziabad, established in 1740 by Vazir Ghazi-ud-din, is considered to be relatively new. The city gained status as an industrial town during the British era and continued to bloom even after independence. With the onset of the globalization era, it has emerged as one of the most prominent commercial hubs in India.With its reputation as an emerging metropolitan city, Ghaziabad has a number of pleasures to offer you. Though largely underestimated, Ghaziabad has a lot to offer in terms of shopping. A large number of new malls dotting the city boasting of global commercial brands. Do not forget to delve into the pleasures of shopping at these bustling shopping centers. A primarily industrial city, it boasts of many manufacturing units. Take a tour to the industrial quarters of Ghaziabad to get a glimpse of manufacturing process of things as diverse as railway coaches, tapestries, glassware and even pottery. A new generation of globalised youth forms the majority of Ghaziabad's working population. Owing to this the nightlife in Ghaziabad is alive and abuzz with many clubs and discotheques in the different parts of the city. The city is also the gateway to the state of Uttar Pradesh. You can stop by here on your way to the northern tourist destinations to enjoy the various commercial leisure activities offered here. There are a number of places of worship that are also worth a visit as they carry a cultural flavor of the city. The city has a great celebratory spirit. The festivals of Nag Panchami, Ram Navmi and Holi are celebrated with much gusto and enjoyment here.The city has a well-connected network of internal transport to travel from one place to another. Auto-rickshaws and taxis are among the most common modes of getting around the city. A number of private as well as public bus services also ply around the city. The city is soon set to get its own metro train network to make commuting easier and faster.The night clubs and discotheques mostly tend to have a midnight deadline and you are advised to follow it.The city may not be safe for ladies traveling alone, especially during night hours
Ghaziabad is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in New Delhi at a distance of 32kms.
Airports: Indira Gandhi International Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Ghaziabad from other major cities of the country..