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Introduction

Faridabad is a city and a municipal corporation in Faridabad district in the state of Haryana, India. The City is located on the plains of river Yamuna. It is bordered by the Yamuna to the east and Aravalli Hills towards the west and southwest. Faridabad was founded in A.D. 1607 by Shaikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. Shaikh Farid built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are in runins. Later, it becomes the headquaters of a pargana which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad is famous for Heena Production on agriculture sector while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are other famous industrial products of the city.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 198 meters above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-26.0C,Max.-44.0 C Winter,Min.-8.0C,Max.-25.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 0118
Rainfall __ mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Faridabad MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. There are regular flights from various parts of India and abroad. Faridabad can be reached from the IG Airport by various road transport services.
  2. Rail:-faridabad railway station is an important link in the central railway network. The station is around 8 km northeast from the main center.
  3. Road:- Due to its nearness to Delhi, Faridabad has excellent railway connectivity with trains from various parts of India. Trains ply from the Old Faridabad railway station for most of the other important cities in India.

Places to Visit

Badkhal Lake Suraj Kund Tourist Complex Baba Farid's Tomb Aravalli Golf Course

Excursion

Raja Nahar Singh Palace Mathura Delhi bharatpur
vrindavan      

Shopping

Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year from Feb 1 to Feb 15 and has an excellent display of handlooms and handicrafts, food, music and folk dances of India. This fair / mela also offers additional and exquisite shopping of ethnic mirrors, embroidery and lace work, metal and cane products, bangles, toys, etc.

Accommodation

Magpie Hotel Mahalaxmi Palace Hotel Hotel Delite
The Atrium