Just across the Yamuna River from Delhi, this is Uttar Pradesh's most modern city and a popular location for businesses looking to escape Delhi's congestion and steep rents.
NOIDA boasts of the best roads in NCR,with excellent street lighting and cat-eyes which ensures maximum visibility during nights.It makes the whole driving experience a pleasure.
Now with NOIDA Metro i.e. an extension to Delhi Metro, you can reach from Delhi to NOIDA in no time.
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The easiest way to go to Noida by public transport is to take the Delhi Metro or the Buses of DTC (Delhi Transport Corporaion), which has numerous stops around the city.
The DND Flyway toll bridge (Rs.25) connects Noida to Delhi and is a pleasure to drive. Note that if you're driving a black-plated commercial vehicle — in particular, a rented car — you're not allowed to use the bridge unless you've already paid the Uttar Pradesh road tax of Rs.240/day (there are no facilities for paying it here).
A taxi or hired car (usually with driver) is required to see many of the far-flung sites within and around Noida.
Most Noida taxis are reliable run Indica Vista or Dzire in distinctive yellow plate back in side. The hired family car of choice is usually a Toyota Innova or Swift Dzire. Most trips around the city should be Rs 200-500, while a trip to the airport would be higher, depending on starting location. An eight-hour charter should cost around Rs 1,500, and a tip is expected if the driver is helpful. The prices would also depends upon the vehicle size too.
Best Tourist Vehicle Are:
Indica , Indigo, Swift Desire, Toyota Etios, Toyota Corolla and Innova.
A scenic relief from Delhi, Noida is low on traffic and pollution (by Indian standards) and is dotted with parks and statues, none of them particularly noteworthy though.The city has done very well to keep up the green cover and the plantation of trees is done from time to time.
Noida Film City - A hub for films and television in India - Founded by Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios
Stupa 18 Gallery (Art Gallery), K - 64, Sector 18 (Close to Sector 18 Metro station), ☎ +98 11028157, . W-M 11AM-8PM. An art gallery, where you can see and buy art pieces by various new as well as established talented artists. Open to public, this gallery has interesting exhibitions every month. Art lovers would love to be there.INR 2000 onwards. edit
CenterStage Mall, Sector 18 (Atta Market, behind the Radisson).
Great India Place, next to Sector-18, Noida. BIG CINEMAS cineplex, slick (and pricy) Spoon food court on the 3rd floor, Big Bazaar department store, somewhat forlorn amusement part outside.
Spice Mall. Features a multiplex with 8 screens.
Sab Shopping Mall.
Shopprix Mall, Sector 61. Small, somewhat scruffy shopping mall with a good selection of restaurants and a small Subhiksha supermarket, but little else to recommend it.
Shipra Mall, This is in Gaziabad but just touching sec-62 Noida you can visit this Mall too.
Apart from that Noida is filled with old style Indian markets like Atta, Indira Market, Choura, Khoda, Chellara, Harola, Naya Bans etc.
Serviced Apartment Noida (Bella Vista), Sector-93, 56 Noida, ☎ 9811634552, . Stay in a fully furnished apartment or a motel, guesthouse accommodation. Price range from INR 1,500/- per night to INR 5,000/- per night.edit
Ishaan School of Art-n-Music, The only centre in Noida with recognised courses and recognition by Noida Authority. Learn Indian classical, Western and Bollywood style dance; vocal and instrumental music. Drawing and painting. Expert faculty. P-19, Sector-12, Noida. +919310034746-7
Punjabi by Nature, P-19, Sector 18 (Atta Market), tel. +91-120-4250111. The local outlet of the exuberantly hip Punjabi chain, serving up tandoori lobster and vodka golgappas next to crazy decor that's half dhaba, half crystal chandeliers and indoor waterfalls. While there's a premium to pay for the surroundings, the food is solid and the makki ki roti with sarson ka saag is worth the price tag. Rs.500, more if you sample the booze or seafood.
Chor Bizarre, Sector 16
Octopus, Sector 16
The Great Kebab factory, Sector 18
Moti Mahal, Sector 18 - For absolutely amazing Mughlai cuisine!
Mosaic Hotel, Sector 18, . Formerly the Shipra Hotel, but after a 2006 renovation is now a "business boutique" hotel with the appearance of a hip nightclub (indeed, Flluid is in the basement) and the price of a big-city Indian business hotel. Rooms are modern and comfortable, service is friendly and efficient, but wireless Internet is expensive and patchy. From US$200 up.
Park Plaza, C Block, Sec-55, tel. + 91-12-04678888, .
Radisson Noida, . Noida's first but no longer only branded hotel. Weekday rates from US$400 up.