Gurugram is one of the fastest growing business destinations in India. Its proximity to India’s capital New Delhi and millions of dollars of investment has made it one of the nerves enters of Indian economy. Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology and Auto mobile industries to name a few have made it into a global destination. Fortune 500 businesses have set up their shops in this city making it one of the most happening places in the country in terms of business and entertainment activities.
Naturally this city attracts a number of corporate trips from both India and abroad. Women form a substantial number of visitors coming to this city for business trips. Security for women is one of the major concerns on corporate trip to Gurgaon as the city and its vicinity is notorious for crime against women. It shouldn’t sound like a red alert for the fairer sex as hundreds of thousands of women come here on corporate trips. If you are travelling alone to Gurgaon a few things kept in mind would ensure your security.
You Are Your Best Guard
When it comes to your security you are your best guard. Plan your trip meticulously and make advance bookings as this is one of the most important criteria when you are travelling to any place in the world. This saves you from last minute hassles in terms of transportation and hotel stay. Doing this you won’t have to compromise on the place you stay or the way you travel on your trip to the city.
Choose a Good Place to Stay
One of the first things that you should do is choose a good place to stay. It would be ideal to choose a hotel or a guest house that is closer to the place you need to visit on your corporate trip. Though you can do lot of Internet research you can ask suggestions from your friends, colleagues, vendors and clients on where to stay. Their suggestion is of great value as they would know the city and would always offer you honest feedback. Also specify all your needs to the hotel or guest house before making the bookings as you need to feel comfortable about the place you stay in.
Book A Vehicle From An Established Car Rental
If you are travelling in and around the city especially at night it would be wise for you to book a vehicle in advance. Never compromise on this travel trip while in Gurgaon. You can call up an established car rental service and book a vehicle or your choice. You can also ask the guest house or hotel you are staying in to book one for you. You won’t need to worry about a vehicle even if you are partying somewhere in late at night.
These things kept in mind would ensure your safety and security in Gurgaon. Once you are done with your professional assignment you can shop till you are broke and party hard in Gurgaon!
Being right next to New Delhi, Gurgaon has seen a lot of upcoming businesses in the last few years. Numerous malls have come up apart from industries and business houses. In fact, Gurgaon has come to be known as the Sin City, Vegas, of India. This is why of late, many new corporates have also settled in, bringing more and more corporate travellers.
It’s almost like a cycle – a business brings in more people which leads to more business that brings in even more people. This has culminated profitably for our nation in quite a big way. Corporate travellers have led to the development of a number of budget hotels and guest houses in Gurgaon that offer innumerable facilities and perks.
Living it up!
Most people fear corporate trips because they are scared of the boredom and disturbances that occur there. However, if planned in the right way, a corporate trip can be turned into a full-fledged holiday! Keep in mind the following and just enjoy!
1 – The backpack
I guess the biggest reason for fear of a trip is its overwhelming luggage. Try to keep it light. Carry only the basics so that you can travel easily without having to haul suitcases all across the town.
2 – Get the details
The smartest way to have fun on a business trip is to make and itinerary and to stick to it. Ensure that you know the sights and sounds of the place before hand. Identify all the places of interest and get their details so that it is easy to access them.
3 – Don’t do it all
There is no point in trying to do everything at once. It is entirely possible that you will run short of time, so plan a few things to do and do them well. Don’t forget that after all, you are on an official trip and too much bustling around can prove to be a mistake.
4 – Budget
Gurgaon is a place where it is a little too easy to overspend, but remember that will put you in a very difficult situation. So, try to keep a fixed budget and only spend that much. Once you have done that, simply walk away. Leave a few things for your next visit!
5 – Book in advance
The biggest mistake an educated professional can make is land up on a place without booking his lodgings. Don’t do that. Make sure that you have researched about the places available there and have booked in advance. Otherwise, you may jolly well end up in a soup and make a terrible mess of your fun business trip!
Got more suggestions or ideas of places to definitely visit when in Gurgaon? Leave a comment.
Corporate travel has a lot to do with confidence building and relaxation, than it has to do with only work. I mean, all work and no play will make a jack a dull boy! Being a corporate traveller myself, I have noted that most of us are similar in terms of our tastes and preferences.
The globalization of business and man’s every growing; insatiable need to be constantly expanding has resulted in a lot of ties floating around through one meridian to another. You may travel a thousand miles or just a few, but the moment you start travelling for work, you become a member of the brotherhood of corporate travellers.
What a Traveller Wants
Ah! The biggest misconception people have is that when they come to another place for work, they can’t have fun! With the kind of business houses and companies being established in and around Delhi, some great corporate guest houses in Gurgaon have come up which not only offer the best corporate requirements but also cater to your fun requirements. A traveller should be able to collect the sights and sounds of wherever he travels and if he cannot do that, then he has travelled for no reason at all.
Before the travel
Although most travellers know what I am about to say, here is a quick sheet of the things one must keep in mind before travelling:
- Pack Lightly.
- Keep a on the go bag always ready with spare essentials like shaving kits or other toiletries.
- Know wherever you are going. Ensure you have some general idea about the climate and things you might need there.
- Find out before hand all the things worth doing or places worth visiting.
- Always make your itinerary in advance and try to stick to it.
- Keep work and fun undiluted.
- Make sure you finish your given tasks before you indulge in anything else.
- Be careful about how you spend.
- Decide lodging beforehand.
- Pick a place to stay that offers additional perks like a golf view suite or something.
When Back home
- Brag about your stay.
- Don’t talk too much about all the fun you had in your office! (Lest they don’t send you again!)
Health and Stay
No matter where you chose to stay make sure that the place is clean and healthy. Don’t you hate it when you come back from a trip and fall terribly sick! Well, that’s not something that we want to do. So, don’t stress on location. Be calm and always take an extra day on the trip so that you can relax and make the most of the time that you have there.