Welcome to Pataudi, a town located in the Gurugram district of the Indian state of Haryana. This town is situated within the boundaries of the National Capital Region of India, and it is dominated by the Ahirs/Yadavs. Pataudi is known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and exciting real estate developments. Let’s explore what this hidden gem has to offer.
Pataudi is located at the foothills of the Aravali hills, just 28 km (17.4 mi) from Gurugram. The town was founded during the rule of Jalal-ud-din Khailji the Sultan of Delhi, by a Mewati chieftain named Pata. Pataudi was also the seat of Pataudi State, which was ruled by the Nawabs of Pataudi. The most famous Nawab of Pataudi was Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, who played cricket for both England and India and captained the latter. His son Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, also a former Indian cricket team captain, has been described as one of India’s great cricket captains. The current Nawab of Pataudi is actor Saif Ali Khan.
One of the most exciting developments in Pataudi is the Thakran Farms, an AgriTourism Destination that promotes Agriculture and Rural Tourism. Thakran Farms is developing India’s largest hedge maze in 2.6 acres, which is sure to be a major tourist attraction. Pataudi Road is also included as one of the new growth corridors in Gurugram, and it takes only 30 minutes to reach Pataudi from the city center. A high-class residential colony has been developed by the Haryana urban development authority, which has bought the land from nearby village Janaula’s farmers.
Pataudi is also known for its exciting real estate developments. Pataudi Road is now in the vicinity of three major highways like National Highway 8 and the Kundli–Manesar–Palwal Expressway. Several residential units are coming up on the Pataudi Road, along with the logistics park and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) by Reliance and Raheja Engineering SEZ and a commercial sector. Adding to this are the government’s plans to upgrade infrastructure facilities along the belt. The new Gurugram-Manesar Master Plan 2021 has opened up huge possibilities for development, mainly in the new sectors along Pataudi Road, slated to emerge as a growth corridor in the near future. Land acquisition for creation of Residential Sectors (Sector-1 Part-1 Pataudi) is in progress.
Pataudi is located at 28.32°N 76.78°E / 28.32; 76.78 and has an average elevation of 240 meters (787 feet). Pataudi is a semi-arid area and experiences low rainfall. As of 2001 India census, Pataudi had a population of 16,064. The town has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Pataudi is mainly an agricultural area, and its main occupation is farming. The Ahirs/Yadav dominate the area while the Rajputs constitute 12,000 with about an equal number of Jats.
In terms of transport, Pataudi Road railway station operated by Northern Railway of Indian Railways is located approximately 3 km from Pataudi. The station connects Rewari to Delhi via Gurugram and other important cities in India like Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ahmadabad, and Mumbai. The Northern Peripheral Road commonly known as Dwarka Expressway road is also being developed to pass Pataudi Road. The NPR stretch has been planned as an alternate link road between Delhi and Gurugram. In several sections, the NPR will have provisions for the bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
In conclusion, Pataudi is a hidden gem that offers a rich history, stunning landscapes, and exciting real estate developments. With new projects underway and the development of a new city, this town is definitely a destination to watch in the coming years. Don’t miss the chance to explore Pataudi and experience its unique charm and beauty.