Faridabad Tourism

Faridabad Tourism

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Faridabad Info

  • State: Haryana
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 198 m
  • Pincode: 1210001
  • District: Faridabad
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0129
  • Weather: Summer 21 to 41°C, Winter 7 to 21°C
Faridabad, one of the industrial hubs of Haryana, lies to the south of the Indian capital, New Delhi and to the east of the cosmopolitan hub, Gurgaon. Together with Gurgaon, it accounts for 50% of Haryana’s total income tax.

The history of Faridabad as an industrial town goes back to the days of the Partition. An industrial development was started here by the government in 1950 to support the refugees who came from Pakistan. Today, the city is responsible for a wide range of industrial products such as refrigerators, tractors, shoes, switch gears, etc.

But Faridabad is not about industries alone. It has its share of tourist attractions in the form of Badhkal Lake, Baba Farid Tomb and Raja Nahar Singh Palace.

Faridabad derives its name from Sheikh Farid, or Baba Farid as he is popularly known. He founded the city in 1607 AD in order to protect the highway which passed through it.  He is credited with building the Farid Tomb here.

The largest city of Haryana, Faridabad is situated on the plains of the river Yamuna and guarded by the Aravalli Hills on the western and south-western side. It is well connected to the city of Delhi by regular trains and buses.  

Apart from being the economic hub of Haryana, it also generates its fair share of tourism every year in the month of February during the Suraj Kund Mela. The Suraj Kund Mela is a crafts fair held near the Suraj Kund Lake and is a platform that showcases the rich collection of arts and crafts items from different states of the country.

Faridabad’s food scene is as vibrant as its locals. Tourists should try the street food of the city that reflects the city’s character. Here, travellers can head to the local market in Sector 5 and have some chilled lassi. Tourists can also head to the Sector 15 market and enjoy chaats like pani puri and aaloo tikki.

Also, Faridabad is a major production centre of Henna. Tourists must buy some mehendi powder before heading out of the city.

Ghaziabad’s proximity to Delhi, the rapid modernisation in recent years and the existing industries make Faridabad one of the most important areas of Haryana, and one of the most developed districts of the state along with Gurgaon.

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Faridabad Traveller Reviews

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  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews
  •  1994 helpful votes
  •  426457 readers

"India's biggest craft mela is hosted here!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2014
Faridabad is one of the upcoming cities in India. It's an industrial town where you'll find a lot of factories for clothes, steel and auto parts. It is considered as a part of NCR region and with the advent recent boom this region has also seen a lot of progress. There are around 7 malls in the city, only two of them SRS and Crown Palaza are really popular rest are still waiting for kind favours of their customers. Sector 15 market is the heart of the city, this is the best place to hang around during evenings. Every year in the month of February, Faridabad also hosts India's biggest craft mela at Surajkund where people from all over the country/world and showcase their craft.
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Peeyush  Chaudhary

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  • Peeyush Chaudhary
  • Lives in Noida
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"Home away from Home"

  • Posted Feb 23, 2013
A place so close by to the capital and yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tranquil surroundings with plenty of greenery and open spaces. Clean air and semi hilly terrain of the aravalis.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Lot of good places to eat - ranging from the rustic Dhabas to 5 star hotels and lot of open air restaurants to chose from. Lots of lakes spread around to spend the day of picnic. The annual Surajkund Mela is a must see. Lots of forts nearby.

Activities & things to do: Leisure stay and explore the surroundings

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Stones throw from Delhi (Badarpur Border) easily accessible through Mathura road.
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Manoj Chawla

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  • Manoj Chawla
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Fantastic faridabad"

  • Posted Feb 12, 2013
Overall experience was satisfactory and enjoyed lot with my family. if given a chance to visit again i would definitely go there.Went to Badhkal and Surajkund.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Anupam restaurant and surajkund was the main attraction, Crown interior mall was not to be missed shopping destinations.

Activities & things to do: Camal Rides and shopping in old faridabad.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take a bus or train to reach at Sec 31.
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Rajeev Kapoor

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  • Rajeev Kapoor
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  3310 readers

"Good Location"

  • Posted Feb 6, 2013
It's a very good location for weekend trip. One should go once to enjoy and relax.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Surajkund Mela

Activities & things to do: Trekking, golf, tennis

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry your sun block
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  • Divya
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  45 helpful votes
  •  66143 readers

"garbage and polluted air awaits you"

  • Posted May 31, 2006
the place has so much to offer. Dirty broken roads, unclean air, unruly traffic, congested 'old' city and a two malls worth new city.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are two malls, SRS and Crown Plaza. Site-see them or shop; eat there or watch movies, the choice is yours. SRS, however, is very attractively built. Parking is free and ample. Away from the main city, Surajkund is a good bet but mostly during the annual crafts mela. It might be a good idea to visit Badhkal lake, considering there isn't much else to see anyway. Cricket fans could check out the Nahar Singh stadium.

Activities & things to do: The 'Town Park' (as its called) offers run-of-the-mill rides and a couple of eateries. 'Fun n food village' on Mathura road might be a respite. Faridabad is enroute Agra and Mathura from Delhi, so you find 'Haldirams', 'Nirulas' and 'Mc Donalds' on the Mathura road.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The city adjoins Delhi. Located on the Delhi-Mathura highway. This place is not for those allergic to dust and industrial pollutants. Electricity is a big big problem. So if you have babies, please have mercy on them as the city will not.
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