Sohna

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Sohna(Greater Gurgaon )
सोहना
city
Sohna(Greater Gurgaon ) is located in Haryana
Sohna(Greater Gurgaon )
Sohna(Greater Gurgaon )
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 28°15′N 77°04′E / 28.25°N 77.07°E / 28.25; 77.07Coordinates: 28°15′N 77°04′E / 28.25°N 77.07°E / 28.25; 77.07
Country  India
State Haryana
District Gurgaon
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 27,571
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 122103

Sohna(Greater Gurgaon) is a town and a municipal committee in Gurgaon district in the Indian state of Haryana. The City of Sohna is a popular tourist location, especially as a weekend and conference retreat. It is located 24 km from the city on the highway from Gurgaon to Alwar, near a vertical rock. It is famous for its hot springs and ancient Shiva temple. The town derived its name from the gold dust which was found in the sand of streams, after heavy rains in the beds of the neighboring torrents. It has a permanent population of approximately 30,000.The connectivity is good and it only takes 30 minutes from main city and 15 minutes from Badshahpur or sohna road.[1] [2]

Geography[edit]

Sarus Crane

Sohna is located at 28°15′N 77°04′E / 28.25°N 77.07°E / 28.25; 77.07.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Sohna had a population of 27,571. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sohna has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 54%. In Sohna, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. Dharambir Singh a Jat originally from Bhiwani is the MLA of Sohna.[5]

Ethnicity[edit]

Sohna assembly segment is dominated by Ahirs, constituting about 33,000 of the 1,27,774 votes followed by the Gujjars around 24,000 in number. Thakurs around 12,000 with equal number of Jats and about 16,000 Backward Classes and Scheduled CastesSohna Sulphur Springs and Tourist Complex lies atop the Aravalli hills in the small town of Sohna. The spring has sulphurous water, which is believed to have medicinal properties. Temperature of the spring ranges from 46.10° Celsius to 51.70° Celsius. Built around 14th century, the spring is located at the foot of a perpendicular rock and is capped by a dome. Above the rock, there is a spa complex with sauna and steam bath facilities. Furthermore, there is also a mini swimming pool, which is filled with water cascading from a wall mural. According to Hindu mythological belief, the place is a site of main kund and is called the Shiva Kund. During ancient times, this site was the abode of hermits. During the solar or lunar eclipse and Somvati Amavasya, several....[6]

Transport[edit]

Sohna is connected to Gurgaon through Sohna Road. Sohna is not, however, directly connected to the Delhi metro but Sohna Local City Transport Buses is connected Sohna to Delhi Metro system.sohna is just 15 minutes diatance from hooda city centre(last metro station in gurgaon)[7]

Good infrastructure[edit]

The sohna(Greater Gurgaon) road is very good 6 laned but has unwanted speed brakers.The 7-km-long stretch between Rajiv Chowk and Badshahpur is damaged due to faulty design specification and experts from the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) have found the design and specification of Sohna Road to be incompatible with the traffic loadThis area has great connectivity and prospects with the proposed 1,483km-long DMIC, new Metro linkages, and the forthcoming KMP bypass coming up in the vicinity. Also the place is in close proximity to the main city which is a leisure hub, a leather hub, a sports hub. Other facilities close to the developing sectors of the Sohna master plan include Westin Sohna Resort, GD Goenka World School, KR Mangalam University, and Ascendas's IT & ITeS project. MMTCPAMP SA gold and silver refining is located at the Roj Ka Meo industrial estate near Sohna

The Haryana government has notified the Greater Gurgaon Master Plan, 2031, which is expected to streamline and regulate the burgeoning real estate market of Gurgaon. With the approval of this new master plan several residential, commercial and industrial projects are expected to be launched here in the near future. More than 38 new sectors have been notified in the new master plan of Greater Gurgaon.

The Sohna market is expected to cater to the affordable segment; the townships with group-housing and plotted developments are likely to be available in the price band of Rs 4500 – 5500 per sq ft..[8][9]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Sohna is situated in the foothills of Aravalis. It is famous for its hot water springs and an ancient Shiva Temple. A fair called Gangasnan is organised every year in the month of November. Another fair is organised during the months of July and August to celebrate the festival of "Teej". Other attractions include a grand park situated on the top of hills and maintained by Haryana Tourism. It has state of the art lodging, and a restaurant overlooking the town.

Damdama Lake is known for its boating and picturesque landscape.[10]

Sohna is well known for its hot water springs. The water is strongly sulphurous and its temperature varies from 46°C to 51.7 °C. According to legend, Arjun (one of the five Pandav brothers) dug these wells when he was thirsty. In ancient times, Sohna is believed to have been the abode of hermits and the main kund (tank), called Shiv Kund, is said to have medicinal properties and curative effects. Devotees consider it sacred and during solar and lunar eclipses, as well as Somavati Amavasya, they gather here to take a dip in the water. Sohna City is situated at the place where it was earlier located, around 3 km away from its existing location. The Main Tomb of the Hot Water Tank was constructed in the Vikrami Samvat in 1586. The Ancient Shiv Temple was built by the Raja of Gwalior. Every Year on the occasion of Shiv Chaudas and Shiv Ratri the residents of Sohna offer their special prayers to Lord Shiva and Maa Bhagwati for new born babies and newly married couples. The main priest family who looks after Shiva Temple is the Oldestliving Residents in Sohna, living there for almost seventeen generations. The main tank is called Baba Sakhamjati Maharaj.

Sohna is famous for its breathtaking view at night. Every February, a Vintage Car Rally is held on Sohna hill and Haryana Tourism celebrates the day with a mela[clarification needed] event (last held in 2001).[11]

It's said that Sohna is a "famous pilgrim place of the Hindus".Sohna attracts the tourists because of various place, there is a Shani Dev temple and Shiva temple in village Lala Kherli. where the water comes from the hills all the years. The temple was built hundreds of years ago. The water of the Kund near temple has a purity and used in various aspects of life.

Real Estate Development[edit]

Sohna Master Plan[12] was introduced in 2012. There are a total of 38 Sectors under the Sohna Master Plan divided between, Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, Transport & Communications, Public Utilities, Public & Semi Public Use, Open Spaces, Agricultural Zones and Natural Conservation Zones. One should note that the sectors are not really in the numerical order in terms of the proximity to Gurgaon, for e.g. sector 29 to Sector 35 would be closest to the existing Gurgaon and Golf Course Extension Road. Golf Course Extn. Road is also being extended to some new sectors of Sohna.[13]

The Planned IMT Sohna is likely to become the next big industrial park as per the New Master Plan of Sohna. Just like the IMT Manesar, IMT Faridabad and IMT Rohtak.[14]

  • Parsvnath Developers[15]
  • Chd Developers Ltd [16]
  • Gold Souk [17]
  • Raheja [18]
  • Universal
  • Westin Sohna Resort
  • Ild
  • Gupta Promoters [19]
  • GenX Deals [20]
  • One Group Developers [21]
  • Pranaam megastructure
  • Royal blue city developers

Schools[edit]

  • Government Senior Secondary School (Boys School)
  • Girl School (Near sohna municipality)
  • DPS, Maruti Kunj
  • KR Mangalam
  • Euro Kids
  • Pathways World School
  • GD Goenka World School
  • Ryan International School
  • MatriKIran Preschool
  • Shiv Public Sr. Sec. School
  • Jindal Public School

There are municipal schools also in Sohna to raise the standard of those children who are not that much financially strong to pay for education.These schools have very good government teacher faculty.These school provide brunch to the students free of cost.these school provide a very good base for children to raise their name in the whole world.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.distancesbetween.com/distance-between/distance-from-sohna-to-gurgaon/10317/r3/
  2. ^ "Sohna( Greater Gurgaon) PinCode". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  3. ^ delhi - A Weekend getaway around Delhi
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ http://haryanaassembly.gov.in/MLADetails.aspx?MLAID=768
  6. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20000218/haryana.htm#2
  7. ^ "Ground realty of Sohna Road". The Times Of India. 19 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sohna Road design faulty, not in tune with traffic load: CRRI - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  9. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Haryana/Huda-begins-drain-work-ahead-of-rainy-days/Article1-803922.aspx
  10. ^ "Monsoon brings drying Damdama Lake back to life". The Times of India. Sep 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.webindia123.com/city/haryana/gurgoan/touristspots.htm?cat=Tourism-%20Places%20of%20Interest
  12. ^ http://www.newprojectssohna.com/sohna-master-plan.html
  13. ^ http://www.sohnamasterplan.com/
  14. ^ "All is not well with final Sohna master plan draft - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  15. ^ http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/parsvnath-to-build-township-at-gurgaon-sohna-rd_988080.html?utm_source=ref_article
  16. ^ http://www.chddevelopers.com/
  17. ^ http://www.goldsouksohna.com/
  18. ^ http://www.rahejabuilders.com/pr-sohna.asp
  19. ^ http://www.newprojectssohna.com/
  20. ^ http://property.genxdeals.in/SohnaProjects.aspx
  21. ^ http://www.onecity.in/onefarms_sohna.html