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About Sohna

Sohna is an idyllic and picturesque town located on atop of famous Aravalli hills. It is a part of Gurgaon District and is located just 25 to 30 kms away from main city of Gurgaon in Haryana. It is immensely famous for sulphur hot spring. This unique spring is believed to have miraculous medical qualities. It has single handedly helped this town to evolve into beautiful health resort over the years. While this unique spring is the biggest tourist attraction, but it is not the only one. There are many other beautiful tourist spots in and around this town, where tourists flock to in really huge numbers every year. Below is a complete profile of this idyllic town, wherein we’ve not only covered tourism aspect, but have also covered other important aspects like history, economy, availability of utility services etc.

About Sohna
Twin Tomb Complex, Sohna, Gurgaon

History of Sohna

History of Sohna suffers by lack of documentation and authenticated manuscripts. All that we know about its history is few random details and historical events. Few of these events dates back to as old as Mahabharta. But before we take you to past history we’d first like to tell you how this town got its present day name ‘Sohna’. The popular story goes that many centuries back few locals of this town had very luckily found huge gold dust buried under stream of sand, causing huge uproar across entire region. The impact of was so huge that ever since then this region came to be known as ‘Sohna’, derived from word ‘Sona’, which is Hindi word for gold.

Now coming to Sohna’s association with Mahabharta. It is very strongly believed that immensely famous sulphur spring was dug up by none other than Arjuna, who as we all know was one of the 5 Pandava brothers. The story goes that Arjuna was immensely thirsty and in utter desperation he dug up the ground and eventually discovered the sulphur spring.Another very strong belief that during ancient period this region was almost like a paradise for hermits and monks, who came here for practicing meditation and yoga.

Administration in Sohna

Sohna has a municipal committee or Nagar Panchayat that is obviously entrusted with responsibility of providing basic civic amenities to all local population. Right from supply of drinking water to road & drainage maintenance to providing life saving medicines to all hospitals. Besides, Sohna Municipal Committee also has administrative authority to impose and collect property taxes from all households. As far as administrative and demographic details are concerned, then Sohna Municipal Committee has total 15 wards. According to 2011 census approximately 36,552 people were living across these 15 wards. Ward councilors for each of these 15 wards are obviously elected by local election, held once in every 5 years. Sohna also has a Vidhan Sabha Constituency. The current sitting MLA is Tejpal Tanwar, from Bartiya Janta Party (BJP). He was elected as MLA in 2014 state election.

Sohna Municipal Committee
Telephone Number: 0124-2362238
Email Address : secymc.sohna@hry.nic.in

Economy of Sohna

Being a very famous tourist destination, it is visited by tourist all throughout the year. So undoubtedly tourism play a very vital role in Sohna’s economy. Every year thousands of tourists flock to this town to enjoy its idyllic beauty, bringing along with them huge revenue and also huge employment opportunities for locals. The prospering tourism sector has also helped in growth of other sectors, namely service sector. Sohna’s service sector though is mainly dominated by hospitality sector, which is very obvious for tourist town like this. Good number of hotels, restaurants and tourism centric markets are at forefront of this region’s service sector. Besides, hordes of local retail stores are also dependent on influx of tourists for their business.

Profile of Sohna

Now coming to other important sectors like agricultural sector, then traditional agricultural sector does have sizable presence in all the adjoining villages, but its presence in main town of Sohna has visibly gone down over past few decades. This was mainly because of steady urbanization and growing reliance on tourism sector and service sector. Haryana State Government has a very ambitious plan for turning around Sohna’s economy in future. The plan includes building commercial and industrial complexes to accommodate operations of reputed companies and industries. This ambitious plan though is still on papers and real work is yet to begin.

Hyline Auto Industries
Address: Plot No. 34 & 44, Sector-1 a,Rozka Meo Industrial Area,Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122103
Phone:098115 91399

Majorka Industries
Address: Indri Road, Jakhopur Village, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122103
Phone:099910 10044

Rasandik Engg Industries India Limited
Address: 14, Rozkameo, Sohna, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122103
Phone:0124 232 5506

Sohna Gum Industries
Address: Village Jakopur, Mandkala Indry Road, Sohna, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122003
Phone:0124 236 2719

Healthcare Services in Sohna

Sohna is well equipped to handle medical emergencies. Thanks to the presence of various hospitals on which local residents rely. Though limited in number they are still doing a pretty good job in serving local patients. Only if their numbers would have higher, then Sohna’s local patients wouldn’t have to face inconvenience of flocking to other cities for treatment.Coming to more basic services like chemist shops and clinics, then thankfully situation on this front is not that desperate or unfavorable. This is to say that today there are pretty decent numbers of chemist shops and clinics in Sohna town, on which locals can rely anytime for their healthcare needs.

Ashirwad Hospital
Address: Prashant Lok-3, Oriental Villa, 57, Sohna, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122003
Phone: 0124 257 4833

Jain Hospital
Address: Delhi Alwar Road, Sohna, Gurgaon-122001
Phone: +91-124-2362666

Badlumal Memorial Amar Hospital
Address: Bus Stand Road,Sohna, Gurgaon-122103
Phone: +91-124-2362611

Tourist Attractions in Sohna

If all visiting tourists want to truly relish scenic beauty of Sohna, then they should not miss any of the tourist attraction mentioned below.

Tourist Spots in Sohna
Damdama Lake

Sulphur Spring: The first one in our list is obviously the immensely famous Sulphur spring, also popularly known as Shiv Kund. Every year thousands of people from length and breadth of the country came to take dip in the water of this spring. Just near to this Sulphur spring is Sulphur Springs Tourist Complex.

Damdama Lake: Over past couple of decades Damdama Lake has become immensely popular picnic spot for people especially living near Gurgaon and Delhi. This immensely beautiful lake is overlooked by equally beautiful Aravali hills. Both of them come together to give you idyllically beautiful and scenic view. However, Damdama Lake is not just about staring at nature’s bounty. It is also about having lots and lots of fun. Here apart from enjoying boating on Damdama Lake, you can also enjoy hordes of adventure sports like Hot Air Ballooning, Para Sailing, rock climbing, cycling, angling, trekking and camping. To sum it up, Damdama Lake is that one tourist spot in Sohna region that no tourist can afford to miss.

Famous Hotels in Sohna

The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa
Address: Vatika Complex, P.O. Box Dhaula, Karanki Road • Sohna-Gurgaon, Haryana, 122103.
Phone: 91-124-4508888 • Fax: 91-124-4508800

Smart View Hotels and Resorts
Address: Damdama Lake Road, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122103
Phone no: 0124 201 4801

Banking Services in Sohna

Today Sohna town is served by very robust banking service. This is obviously because today many reputed banks are operating their branches in this town, bringing with them hordes of modern banking services for this immensely small town. Some of these modern banking services like NEFT payment, net banking etc have completely revolutionized banking services here, just as it has done in most other parts of India. Besides, these reputed banks are giving never before like access to cheap credit and loans. Over all, all the above encouraging information is suffice for us to conclude that today Sohna town is fully integrated with Indian banking sector.

Address: Delhi Alwar Road, Opposite Sohna Bus Stand, Sohna, Gurgaon – 122103
IFSC Code: HDFC0000822
Phone no: 0124-2262406-08.

Oriental Bank Of Commerce
Address: Near Bus Stand, Haryana, 122103
IFSC Code: ORBC0100755
Phone no: 0124-2262385

Corporation Bank
Address: No.34/15, Delhi-Alwar Road, Sohna, Haryana-122103
IFSC Code: CORP0001081
Phone no: 0124 - 220388

Allahabad Bank
Address: Bye Pass, Main Sohna Road, Sohna - 122 103. Dist Gurgaon
IFSC code: ALLA0212571
Phone no: Not available

UCO Bank
Address: Bye Psass Road No. 5, Delhi Alwar Main Road, Sohna, Dist: Gurgaon - 122103
IFSC Code: BKID0006736
Phone no: Not available

Canara Bank
Address: Delhi-Alwar Road, Near Pooja Service Centre, Rajoriya Colony, Sohna-122103
IFSC Code : CNRB0004166
Phone no: Not available

Address: Ward No-5, Shiv colony, Delhi -Alwar Road Opp.New Bus Stand, Sohna -122103
IFSC Code: IBKL0001661
Phone no: Not available

Transportation in Sohna

Profile of Sohna
Haryana Roadways Buses

Today Sohna town has pretty good number of auto rickshaws and also private taxis. This has invariably ensured that today no local commuters or visiting tourists will face any problem in finding auto rickshaw/taxi in any important location of the town. Besides, it is also important to mention that these auto rickshaws and taxis have proved to be huge boon for local tourism sector. Now coming to connectivity, then Sohna town is well connected to all the important adjoining cities like Gurgaon, Delhi, Faridabad via state run buses (Haryana Roadway buses). However, Sohna town does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station is Faridabad Railway Station, which is located some 20 kms away Sohna town. This distance can be easily covered by via bus service or auto rickshaw.

Safety and Security in Sohna

Just as beautiful nature that surrounds Sohna town is peaceful and serene, its law and order is also immensely peaceful and stable. To put it in more simple words, Sohna’s local people feel completely safe and secure about their safety and so does Sohna’s visiting tourists. And in case if any unlawful activities does take place, then Sohna’s local police station duly takes care of that. Talking further about this local police station, then this police station has been operating in the heart of this town for many decades now. Just like all other local police stations, it also has been assigned with important police officials like Sub Inspector, Station House Officer (SHO) etc. For More Click Here

Sohna Police Station
Address: Sohna Police Station, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana, Pin-122103

SHO Sohna
Contact number: 9999981845/ 2362225 / 2262425

ACP Bhondsi: 9999981815
2869300 / 2329988

DCP South: 9999981806
2869300 / 2329988

Sohna at a glance

Country : India
State : Haryana
District : Gurgaon
Elevation : 212 m (696 ft)
Languages : Hindi
PIN : 122103
Population: Approximately 36,552

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