Faridabad

Famous For: Faridabad is famous for henna production from the agricultural sector, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes, tyres and garments constitute its primary industrial products. Besides, Baba Farid’s Tomb, 3. Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Surajkund (Lake of Sun), Raja Nahar Singh Fort, Champ Dhauj Lake, Brew N Barrel, Synk Lounge & Bar, ISKCON Temple, Aravali Golf Course, CITM Lake, Dhauj Lake, Nahar Singh Cricket Stadium, Badkhal Lake are most famous tourist places of Faridabad.

Major Attractions: Baba Farid’s Tomb, Surajkund (Lake of Sun), Dhauj Lake, CITM Lake, Raja Nahar Singh Fort, Badkhal Lake.

Ideal Visit Time: Ideal time to visit Faridabad is in winters (October to March). This is one of the most perfect time to visit Faridabad. You can leave out the chilly months of December-January. October/November and February-March is a good time to visit the place.

About Faridabad

Faridabad is the most populous city in the Indian state of Haryana. It is a leading industrial center and is located in the National Capital Region bordering New Delhi, the capital of India. It is one of the major satellite cities of Delhi and is located about 284 km south of the state capital Chandigarh. Faridabad occupies a number of places of interest in Delhi; Where domestic and foreign tourists gather.

 

Let’s talk about some interesting tourist places of Faridabad below:

 

Baba Farid’s Tomb

It is believed that Faridabad was named after Farid, a popular Sufi saint; Who is the founder of Faridabad district. And in view of that, a tomb was built here. Pilgrims from different parts of the country visit this place throughout the year.

Baba Farid's Tomb
Baba Farid’s Tomb

Surajkund (Lake of Sun)

Surajkund is an old reservoir surrounded by the blue Aravalli Hills, located about 8 km south of Delhi. The dam is built in a semicircular fashion and the natural scenery around it has turned it into a fun picnic spot. This destination is surrounded by the ruins of an ancient Sun Temple. Also combined with a beautiful garden and a pool called Siddha Kund. It was built by Suraj Pal of the “Tomar” dynasty around the tenth century. An art and craft fair is organized here every year. The fair attracts a large number of people every year and is extremely popular with art and kitschy craftsmen.

Surajkund, with its lush greenery and crystal clear pool water, is a place of comfort away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Originally built as a reservoir, Surajkund is now a tranquil ideal destination for enjoying the bounty of nature. This place is a dream come true for bird lovers and photography enthusiasts. This is because several species of native plants and animals are regularly seen here. Water sports like kayaking are also available here to surprise adventure sports lovers.

The most famous attraction of this travel center is the annual fair known as ‘Surajkund International Craft Fair’ which is held here every year. The fair is held in February and is visited by millions of visitors both nationally and internationally.

Surajkund (Lake of Sun)
Surajkund (Lake of Sun)

Dhauj Lake

Dhauj Lake is a naturally formed lake. The lake is located in the middle of the scenic Aravalli Hills. It is one of the best sites for adventure sports. It attracts a large number of adventure seekers. Its natural beauty and serene environment also attracts nature lovers. Undoubtedly the place is a perfect place to spend time with your family and friends.

 

Dhauj Lake
Dhauj Lake

CITM Lake

CITM Lake is a beautiful reservoir made up of rainwater, which are collected in stone quarries. It is a famous picnic spot for the locals. The tranquil location, the breathtaking scenery surrounding the lake and the sparkling blue waters of the lake are a special gift for nature lovers and photographers. Swimming is not recommended. Because the lake is so deep and it has hardened the rocky underground togograph.

CITM Lake
CITM Lake

Raja Nahar Singh Fort

It is also known as “Ballabgarh Fort”. It is located on the main road at the entrance to the main market of Ballabgarh. It was built by Raja Rao Balaram, the ancestor of Raja Nahar Singh, who ascended the throne in 1739. King Nahar Singh was a brave emperor who died in the War of Independence of 1857. The fort has now been renovated into a beautiful palace with 6 air-conditioned rooms, restaurants, bars, lounges, gardens and other spectacular architectural monuments.

The famous “Kartik Cultural Fest” is organized here every year. Also weddings, musical nights, exhibitions and other events are organized regularly. Definitely a place to enjoy it.

Raja Nahar Singh Fort
Raja Nahar Singh Fort

Badkhal Lake

The lake was an interesting tourist destination, famous for its developing natural waters, boat rides, bird watching and other recreational activities. The lake no longer exists as the water dries up due to over-mining. However, this lake area is now a vast grassland, where a number of recreational activities are held.

Badkhal Lake
Badkhal Lake

Shopping in Faridabad

It is difficult to find any other destination similar to Faridabad for retail or wholesale shopping. You can get everything from a few in one place here! There are some market areas in Faridabad where you can get what you need. Ballabgarh is a vast market area, where you can find everything from groceries to footwear, electronics to stationery. It is one of the most convenient destinations for daily shopping and includes all affordable products.

Another popular market area is Sector 15. There have several high-end stores and branded showrooms. This marketplace is quite supportive and has convenient facilities to park your vehicle.

How To Reach

By Road: Faridabad is well-connected with road via Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, New Delhi and other nearby cities. Faridabad lies near the national highway which is also connected to cities like Mathura, Agra, Etawah, Kaushambi, New Delhi, Allahabad and many others.

By Train: You can easily get regular trains to Faridabad from other major cities of the country. Nearest Railway Stations are Faridabad (FDB), Ballabgarh (BVH), Faridabad New Town (FDN). Taxi or cabs are available from the railway station. So, no need to panic to reach your final destination.

By Air: Faridabad has no any airport of its own. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. It is about 31 km away from Faridabad and the other is Kheria Airport, Agra. It is about 150 km away from Faridabad. After reaching the airport, you have to take a taxi, cab or local bus to reach your preferred destination.