Gone are the days when going to the office was all about sitting in a small cubicle for long hours with zero to no access to recreational and networking opportunities. The times have changed, so the way the workplaces function. India is home to some of the best IT parks in the world. They not only provide a wonderful area to work but a great opportunity to network with some of the amazing minds and bond with them over the pool table.
The workplace is not about killing your creativity by staring at the same empty four walls for a whole day anymore. The IT parks are designed in such a way to give a boost to your creativity and imagination. They are not only equipped with premium cafeterias and common areas consisting of recreational activities but also the cafes and shopping complexes to hop on a relaxed day. Health and nature are more important than ever for this generation so you will find some good health clubs and plenty of green spaces to walk around to clear your mind.
Here are some of the best IT parks in India which are home to the top national and international companies.
1. DLF Cyber City, Gurugram
It is not uncommon if you guessed it to be a city of Dubai on the first sight of its pictures. DLF Cyber City is situated in the heart of Gurugram. It is the most loved place of Gurugram not only by IT employees but everyone in the city. It consists of various buildings consisting of offices of BIG 4 companies like Deloitee and various other famous national and international companies. It consists of some of the most popular cafes and bars including the Sutra, Social and many more to name within. Is it the end of the month? So here is the affordable food court to fulfil your cravings. It consists of some of the popular brand stores like Decathlon, Levis, etc. within. It also consists of a beautiful green space with seating arrangements and vibrant lighting in the evening.
2. HITEC City, Hyderabad
HITEC (Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy) City is not only one of the popular IT Parks in Hyderabad as well as India. It was established to kick start the IT industry in Hyderabad. HITEC city is spread over 151 acres and is home to some of the biggest names in the industry like Microsoft, Infosys, Dell, and many more. You can easily find a number of affordable residential options near HITEC city.
The popular IT park is laced with all the modern day amenities like shopping malls, popular cafes and restaurants, etc. It was one of the first IT parks in Hyderabad so a lot of credit to the emergence of Hyderabad as a popular IT hub of the country goes to HITEC City.
3. Electronic City, Bengaluru
Electronic City was established in 1978. At first it was founded to promote the electronics industry in the state thus was named as Electronic city Bengaluru. It is one of the largest IT parks and is spread over 800 acres of land. It is home to a lot of famous companies like HP, Infosys, Wipro and many more to name. As it is home to a lot of IT professionals the area has come up with various popular cafes, restaurants, shopping stores and gaming centres around. It is well connected to the rest of the city. Apart from buses on regular intervals, the area is well connected with the metro network.
4. Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, Chandigarh
Chandigarh is not only one of the most beautiful and the planned cities of India but is also the home to one of the popular IT parks of India – Rajiv Gandhi IT Park. Named after the former prime minister, this IT park is spread over an area of 147 acres. It hosts various national and international companies like Infosys, Tech Mahindra and a lot more. This tech park provides all the world class amenities from high speed wi-fi to premium office spaces. This IT park has created a lot of job opportunities for local people. And the best part about working from this place is that Manali is not very far on weekends ;).
5. Magarpatta, Pune
Spread over 600 acres of land and housing more than 100 IT and several Fortune 500 companies, Magarpatta IT park is one of the largest IT parks situated in Pune. They have a beautiful concept of ‘Walk to Work’ which aims to encourage people to walk to their workplace instead of using smoke emitting vehicles. This concept was started to decrease pollution and reduce traffic in the area. In other ways it also encourages healthy living. There is no doubt that this place provides all the modern day facilities required in the workplace from high speed wi-fi to power backup. This place also consists of ATMs and popular cafes and restaurants. It also has a residential area. This place is designed to implement the concept of sustainable living with various initiatives like rainwater harvesting, solar panels and has won many awards for the same.
6. Infotech Park, Mumbai
Infotech park is one of the most prominent IT parks of India and is situated in Mumbai. This place is home to various national and international companies like Accenture, Wipro and many more. It is also home to many start-ups. This place is well connected with the rest of the city. The park offers premium office spaces with all the major facilities and amazing infrastructure. Infotech has played an important role in increasing the economy of the state. As it is home to a lot of IT professionals, the area is developed with cafeterias, recreational centres and shopping centres.