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Noida (Hindi: नोएडा Noeḍā), an abbreviation of New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is a suburban city of Delhi just across the state line in Uttar Pradesh.


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 the best roads in the National Capital Region (NCR), with excellent street lighting and cat-eyes which ensure maximum visibility during the night.

This article also covers Greater Noida, which was built in 1991 as an eastern extension of Noida.

Get in[edit]

By public transit[edit]

The easiest way to go to Noida by public transport is to take the Blue Line  3/4  which has numerous stops around the city. The Magenta Line  8  also connects Noida and links Terminal 1D, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL IATA). It takes around an hour to travel between DEL and Noida.

The other alternatives are DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) and UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) buses.

By taxi[edit]

Mobile-based transport services like Uber and Ola are quite popular among the locals to move around.

By car[edit]

The DND Flyway toll bridge 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 ₹240/day (there are no facilities for paying it here).

The Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) and the Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE) make a loop around Delhi connecting Noida to cities around Delhi as a bypass, especially for trucks to decrease pollution there. In particular, Faridabad and Ghaziabad can be reached via this road.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Boraki railway station. Boraki railway station (Q18378746) on Wikidata Greater Noida railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

By public transit[edit]

While the Delhi Metro also has a couple of stops in the city, Noida has its own metro system, known as the Noida Metro. Its Aqua Line connects the city's geographic centre to Greater Noida.

Noida is also spottily connected by buses and rickshaws. The buses are chiefly from Delhi.

By taxi[edit]

The best option for getting around by taxi is to book it online by online car rental company's sites where you have the luxury of choosing from a variety of options. They provide services to travel intra-city and also for visiting Jaipur, Agra (Taj Mahal) and other places in and around Noida.


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. It has been the location for many Bollywood and Indian films. Noida Film City (Q7047594) on Wikidata Noida Film City on Wikipedia
  • 1 Okhla Bird Sanctuary, DND Flyway (metro: Okhla Bird Sanctuary  8 , , Botanical Garden  3/4  8 ). A haven for over 300 bird species, especially waterbirds. Okhla Sanctuary (Q7081968) on Wikidata Okhla Sanctuary on Wikipedia
  • 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. ₹2000 onwards.
  • 2 Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Plot No. 3 A, Sector 126, +91 120-4683289, . Tu-Su 10:30AM-6:30PM, closed on public holidays.. Established in January 2010, it is India's first first private museum of art exhibiting modern and contemporary artworks. Free. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (Q55616048) on Wikidata Kiran Nadar Museum of Art on Wikipedia


  • 1 Buddh International Circuit. A motor racing circuit, previously used for the annual Formula One Indian Grand Prix. Since 2023, it has been the home of the MotoGP Grand Prix of India. Buddh International Circuit (Q172906) on Wikidata Buddh International Circuit on Wikipedia
  • Greens Golf Resort.
  • 2 Noida Cricket Stadium. Noida Cricket Stadium (Q30622722) on Wikidata Noida Cricket Stadium on Wikipedia
  • 3 Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex. Greater Noida Cricket Stadium (Q5600695) on Wikidata Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex on Wikipedia
  • 4 Worlds of Wonder, Sector 38A, Entry Gate No. 11, Entertainment City (metro: Noida Sector 18  3/4 , Botanical Garden  3/4  8 ), toll-free: 1800-103-1415, . There are two sections within the modern theme park complex: a water park and an amusement park. A third section, a go-karting track, is being constructed. Worlds of Wonder (Q25212072) on Wikidata Worlds of Wonder (Water & Amusement park) on Wikipedia


Shopping malls[edit]

Noida and Greater Noida are filled with malls and shopping centres.

  • 1 DLF Mall of India, Sector 18. The mall has around 330 stores spread over 7 floors consisting of both international and local brands. Mall of India (Q6743993) on Wikidata Mall of India on Wikipedia
  • 2 Ansal Plaza. Ansal Plaza (Q4770497) on Wikidata Ansal Plaza on Wikipedia
  • 3 The Grand Venice Mall, Plot No SH3, Site IV, Greater Noida (metro: Pari Chowk). An Italian-themed shopping mall. The mall has 258 stores representing Indian and international chains and brands. It is decorated with replicas of Roman statues and Venetian buildings and has two canals with gondola rides for visitors. The Grand Venice Mall (Q60785276) on Wikidata The Grand Venice Mall on Wikipedia
  • Gardens Galleria Mall Noida, Sector 38A, Entertainment City
  • CenterStage Mall, Sector 18 (Atta Market, behind the Radisson).
  • 4 The Great India Place (GIP Mall), Sector 38A (metro: Noida Sector 18  3/4 ). One of the largest malls in India. Big Cinemas cineplex, slick (and pricy) Spoon food court on the 3rd floor, Big Bazaar department store, somewhat forlorn amusement part outside. The Great India Place (Q7737807) on Wikidata The Great India Place on Wikipedia
  • Sab Shopping Mall
  • Shipra Mall, Located in Ghaziabad but just touching Sector 62.
  • Shopprix Mall, Sector 61. Small, but every facility available, amazing budget food court, 3 retail stores.
  • Spice Mall. Features a multiplex with 8 screens.


Noida has many old-style Indian markets like Atta, Indira Market, Choura, Khoda, Chellara, Harola, Naya Bans etc.


  • Ishaan School of Art-n-Music, P-19, Sector-12, +919310034746-7. 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.



  • Brahmaputra Market, This place is flooded with food vendors in the evening, and good veg & non-veg out there, Sector 29.
  • Haldiram, The best quality food with great hygiene @ PVR Spice Mall and also a new Haldiram is open @ Noida electronic city entrance on the left side.
  • Laxmi Coffee House, This is good old South Indian food joint. Cheap and tasty. Brahmaputra Market, Sector 29.
  • Reena Restaurant, This offers very good south Indian food at reasonable rates.
  • Sagar Ratna, This is good solid South Indian food. Many locations in Noida, at Gulmohar Shopping Complex at Sec 15, Sector 18 and at Shopprix Mall.
  • Taste of India, Centerstage Mall Level 1, Sector 18. Food court style operation with eight stations dishing out a full range of Indian food, all of it vegetarian. Large set meals from ₹100.


  • Bamboo Shoots, Sec 18 - Some good Chinese there.
  • Bercos Gardens Chinese Joint, Baraat Ghar, Sector 12
  • Desi Vibes, Indian Joint, Sector 18.
  • Dominoes, Sec 18, Sec 51, Sec 110 (In Front Of Kendriya Vihar Apt, Nr Sec-82).
  • Fortune Platters, Joint offering Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Italian under one roof. It is in Center Stage Mall, Basement, Sector 18.
  • K65 Restaurant, Sec 65 - Homely food served here!
  • Lets Noodle, Sec 18 - Awesome Chinese Food!
  • Nirulas, Sec 2.
  • Pearl Regency, Ganga Shopping Complex, Sector 29. Offers Indian Mughlai and Chinese.
  • Pizza Hut outlets in Sec 18, Center Stage Mall (again sector 18), Shopprix Mall, Spice Mall, Parshva Plaza (Sec 27), Sec 110 (In Front Of Kendriya Vihar Apt, Nr Sec-82).
  • Punjabi Galiyara, Sec 18.
  • Samarkand Offers Indian Mughlai and Chinese, Ganga Shopping Complex, Sector 29.
  • Uncles Restaurant, Sec 11 - good food served here.
  • 1 Yellow Chilli, 1 A/31 H Block. Commercial Market, Sector 63, +91 22 26735014, . Lunch noon-3:30PM dinner 7:00PM-11:30PM daily. One of celebrity chef Sanjiv Kapoor's restaurants. The food is varied and is inspired by dishes from all over India though there is a emphasis on Punjabi and Mughlai cuisine.


  • Chor Bizarre, Sector 16
  • The Great Kebab factory, Sector 18
  • Moti Mahal, Sector 18 - For absolutely amazing Mughlai cuisine!
  • Octopus, Sector 16
  • Punjabi by Nature, +91-120-4250111. P-19, Sector 18 (Atta Market). 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. ₹500, more if you sample the booze or seafood.


Alcohol in Uttar Pradesh is somewhat pricier than in Delhi. The main nightlife district is Atta Market (Sector 18).

  • Flluid, Mosaic Hotel, Sector 18. Slick two-floor bar and nightclub that looks somewhat like an Arctic cavern, with billowing white shapes and blue lighting. Kingfisher ₹200.


  • Anchor, Sector 18.
  • Chicane, Sector 25A, Spice Mall.
  • Ice Cubes, Sector 38-A.
  • Mamouchee, 4th Floor Centre Stage Mall. offers quite good range of cocktails. On the food side , good Lebanese options
  • Pacific Blues, Sector 18.
  • Patiala Kings, Sector 18.
  • Pearl's Regency, Sector 29, Ganga Shopping Complex.
  • Quantum (elevate), centerstage mall (sector 18). arguably one of the best nightclubs in Delhi-NCR.
  • Vinnys, Sector 18.




  • Fortune Inn Garzia, Sec-18.
  • Nirulas, Sec 2 (Next to main Metro Line). Oldest hotel of Noida. Possibly 3-star. Good fast food joint, pastry shop, bakery, tea/coffee lounge, bar. 5000.


  • 1 Mosaic Hotel, C-1, Sector 18, +91 120 402 5000, . A hip, trendy hotel. Rooms are modern and comfortable, service is friendly and efficient, but wireless Internet is expensive and patchy. Has a bar called Flluid and a restaurant called Latitude. From ₹4,000.
  • Park Plaza, C Block, Sec-55, +91 -12-04678888.
  • 2 Radisson Blu Hotel Noida. Noida's first but no longer only branded hotel. From ₹8,000. Radisson Blu Hotel Noida (Q111402105) on Wikidata
  • 3 Radisson Blu Hotel Greater Noida. Radisson Blu Hotel Greater Noida (Q111402051) on Wikidata
  • Parkascent Hotel, Plot no. 126, Noida-Khoda Road, Sector-62 (opposite IIM Lucknow-Noida Campus), +911206780000.

Go next[edit]

  • Agra and the Taj Mahal are a 3-6 hr drive. By road, the Taj Mahal can be reached in 3 hrs through Yamuna Expressway from Noida. You can also rent a car and driver for the day and shouldn't pay more than ≈ ₹ 5,000 roundtrips (if not less). The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
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