INTRODUCTIONFaridabad graded 9th in the category of Asia's largest Industrial estate is situated in the Haryana District is the commercial and economic centre of the state. The name Faridabad is got from its founder Shaikh Farid who was the treasurer to Jahangir.A number of large scale industries are situated in Faridabad which brings major revenue to the state. As a town it housed a fort, a tank and a mosque, which unfortunately are ruins today. It was declared as the 12th district of Harayana on 15th August 1979.
ORIENTATIONFaridabad is flanked by Union Territory of Delhi on its north, Gurgaon District on the west and State of Utter Pradesh on its east & south.
HISTORYFaridabad, the industrial capital of Harayana was mainly built to protect the high road running between Delhi and Agra. The place is known or it’s Heena Production on agriculture sector while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are other famous industrial products of the city. The place is housed with at least 200 large & medium units & 15000 small-scale units.
FESTIVALS OF FARIDABAD
Surajkund Crafts Mela
Kartik Cultural FestivalThis festival held in the month of November is mainly to promote and bring the traditional Indian Folk Art of dances, music and songs. This festival is conducted in a place called Nahar Singh Mahal in Ballabgarh belonging to a period of around 1739 A.D.Nahar Singh Mahal is also known for its style of architecture. Thus this festival gives an opportunity for to participate and exhibit their talents to a national level audience.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Shiva TempleThis is famous temple in Faridabad situated in the Sector 49.The shrine here has the deity of Lord Shiva along with Goddess Parvati.It is visited by number of people everyday.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox ChurchThis is located at about 4km east of Faridabad near Sector -2 in Ballabgarh.It is one of the oldest churches in NCR that came into existence in 1981.
Raja Nahar Singh Palace
PLACES OF INTEREST
Badkhal lakeThis man made lake is situated in a place called Badkhal village at about 32 km from Delhi. It is best to visit this place during spring for a flower show is held around the lake.
Peacock LakeThis is another beautiful lake located close to the Badkhal lake. Here you can have water sports, boating, canoeing, kayaking etc.
Baba Farid's Tomb
The Aravalli Golf Course
Town ParkThis is a small park for recreation and relaxation amidst the town at sector 12 in Faridabad.The park is adorned with huge trees, plants and neatly maintained lawn. This has small play area for children.
HIGH RANGE HOTELS
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3.Shivalik Guest House
4.Dhingra Guest House
5.Dua Guest House
Mathura Road is one of the famous shopping area in Faridabad which contains the malls named Parsvnath City Mall and Parsvnath Mall Manhattan where the major attractions of the malls include a delightful entertainment zone, gems and jewellery shop.
1.Ahujas Pizza & Food Restaurant - Nerhu Ground,Faridabad
2.Laziz Restaurant - Devi Sahai Market,Faridabad
3.Gazal Restaurant - Chowk,Faridabad
4. Hotel Delite - Neelam Bata Road, Faridabad
5.Pizza Hut - Faridabad
6.Shri Ganpati Bhojanalay - Faridabad
7.Daawat Restaurant - Laxmi Rattan Market,Faridabad
8.Hotel Step - N I T,Faridabad
HOW TO REACH
The trains to major stations like Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad passes via Faridabad from Delhi. The Delhi Railway station is about about 25kms from Faridabad.There is local trains between Faridabad and Delhi which is a major source of revenue for the government.
The National Highway passes through the city, and thus it is well connected to nearby states. Roadways services of Haryana and neighboring states like Delhi Transport Corporation, Uttar Pradesh Transport Department, Madhya Pradesh Transport Department, etc. are easily accessible.
The closest airport to Faridabad is in Delhi which is served by Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Palam Domestic Airport, New Delhi.