Sohna, now known as South of Gurgaon has emerged as a one stop destination for small budget residential projects, abutting the developed regions of Gurgaon. The existing and proposed economic developments are generating housing demand for South of Gurgaon (extensive coverage). This demand is not only from end users, who are searching homes at most feasible locations from their work centres but also from investors who are eyeing the market for capital gains. To cater to this upcoming demand, 25 developers launched their residential projects in the most eyed location. We visited Arete by ILD, a residential development planned on 12 acre of land by the renowned, International Land Developers (ILD) in South of Gurgaon. At Arete, ILD has put on offer 700 units, coming up in 8 towers. Arete will feature a unique 3 acre central park and unobstructed views of the Aravallis. Further to add to its unique appeal these 8 towers are anywhere from 20 floors high to 28 floors high, this allows for maximisation of views and circulation of air.

Locating Arete by ILD

Arete by ILD is positioned in sector-33 which is the first residential sector of South of Gurgaon as per the Sohna Master Plan-2031. There are multiple roads that lend connectivity to South of Gurgaon and link it to various regions within the NCR. This region is well connected to NH-8 via NH248A and Northern Peripheral Road (upcoming). Sohna Road and Southern Peripheral Road render ample connectivity to Arete by ILD.

The Golf Course Extension Road further links Arete to Golf Course Road and MG Road. The business districts of Gurgaon (Cybercity, Udyog Vihar, Sohna Road) can be reached well within a 30-35 minutes drive. Less traffic, developed roads and existing connectivity are some of the major reasons, users are preferring housing at South of Gurgaon over other newer micro-markets in Gurgaon. This region is also linked with the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway (136 km stretch connecting Palwal to Panipat) a part of which is already operational and the rest goes functional in an year. Connectivity to Arete by ILD will be strengthened due to a 60m wide proposed road that connects Sohna directly to Sector-63 in Gurgaon. 

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Metro may not provide last mile connectivity to Arete by ILD for now, but existing HUDA City Centre Metro station can be reached within 20-25 minutes from project site, and the nearest rapid metro station will be the Sector-55/56 metro station on the Golf Course road which can be accessed within similar time-frame.

Arete by ILD : The Neighbourhood

Road connecting to Arete by ILD, Sohna
Road connecting to Arete by ILD, Sohna. The upcoming towers in the background

With most upcoming locations, the issue faced is lack of amenities in the surroundings and with futuristic developments livability becomes a far sight. That’s the real plus point for the location, as the neighbourhood is already in advanced stages of social development. The education infrastructure – GD Goenka World School, Pathways World School, Ryan International School, KR Mangalam University lie in close vicinity of Arete by ILD. A number of retail chains like Big Bazaar, Shopper’s Stop, Aditya Birla More etc ease the daily convenience for residents. Renowned and trusted names of hospitals like Max, Fortis, Artemis, Park can be easily accessed within 15 to 20 minutes of drive. Luxury hotels including Gateway Resort by Taj, Westin Sohna Resort are in close proximity of project site. As this area gets further inhabited many of these conveniences will also become closer.

Arete by ILD : The Product

Sample apartment at Arete by ILD, August 2016
Sample apartment at Arete by ILD, August 2016
Sample apartment at Arete by ILD, August 2016 (2)
Sample apartment at Arete by ILD, August 2016 (2)

Arete by ILD is a collection of beautifully designed 2BHK and 3BHK apartments with 3/4th of these facing the central greens of 3 acres. The developer is offering French windows for these residential unit for occupants to enjoy the breathtaking views of the pleasant surroundings. The sizes on offer for 2BHK variants include 1275 sq. ft. and 1325 sq. ft and the 3BHK variants include 1765 sq. ft, 1785 sq. ft. and 1998 sq. ft. Some of the variants also feature study room and puja room thereby enabling buyers to choose layouts and sizes per their requirements.

Apartments at ILD Arete, Sohna are available at Rs. 4275 per sq. ft. (base price) and that means apartments can be bought from Rs. 53 lakh onwards (plus other charges).

ILD is offering some additional facilities like Modular kitchen and air conditioning that can be availed by paying some premium above the basic cost.

Arete by ILD : Amenities Offered

A twin level clubbing zone is the epicenter of entertainment at Arete by ILD. The clubhouse spreads across 12000 sq. ft. The clubhouse is facilitated with a fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, outdoor lounge, mini theatre and spa and salon. Other amenities that are an integral part of the project include Golf putting, yoga studio, basketball court, tennis court, cricket practice area, meeting room, zones for senior citizens along with thematic gardens, sitting area and kids play area. The luxury residences at Arete by ILD are an architectural framework designed by the world renowned Warner Wong Design, or WOW, Singapore. Some of their key works include Al Barari, UAE, Taj Vivanta, Bangalore and Solaris, Malaysia. 

Construction status August 2016, Arete by ILD
Construction status August 2016, Arete by ILD
Under-construction site at ILD Arete, August 2016
Under-construction site at Arete by ILD, August 2016

ILD has launched a RSIP- Real Estate Systematic Investment Plan for the buyers of Arete. A one of its own kind of investment plan, it allows buyers to pay a fixed amount monthly to the developer instead of the mediating financial institutions. In order to curb the financial stress of EMI’s and the long loan process cycle, ILD has devised this RSIP scheme to enable buyers to buy homes by paying RSIP’s as low as Rs. 35000 per month (Further details can be sought from the company). 

Construction is in full swing at the site and with spacious park residences at Arete by ILD in making, it is one of a kind project in line with the group’s vision of identifying locations that have potential for growth and the firm is executing projects in these locations to set standards in the industry. ILD is an upcoming brand of the ILD Trade Centre fame in the Gurgaon real estate market and has a number of other residential projects in pipeline.

Project website


  1. It is on highway itself..just having a board of ILD developers no fencing from builder right now. As per location, adjacent project will be from Centeral park

  2. Features

    Imported Modern Fixtures
    3/4 BHK Vaastu Complaint Luxury Apartments
    100% Power Back-up
    75 % Landscaped/ Green space /Open space
    Club, School, Hospital, Shopping Complex
    Ample water supply

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