Tourism in FaridabadFaridabad, a city which is known to be one of the largest cities in the state of Haryana is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the state as well. Sharing its boundaries with the national capital i.e. New Delhi, Faridabad does full justice in terms of providing tourism options to the locals and the tourists from all over the country.
Places to Visit in FaridabadFrom temples to lakes, parks to tombs, resorts to hotels, Faridabad has something to offer to everyone. Ranging from the Mughal Rule to the British colonial rule, Faridabad has has several natural and man-made tourist destinations for the locals and tourists.
Baba Farid’s TombIt is an eminent tomb of the Sufi Saint, Baba Farid who founded the city of Faridabad. This tomb is one of the major tourist destinations in the city for locals and tourists as well. People from the Muslim community visit the tomb every now and then as it is an important and well renowned pilgrimage centre for them. This tomb has had an important religious value since the last 400 years.
Badkhal LakeLocated at the Badkhal village, approximately 8 km away from the border of New Delhi, Badhkal Lake is an artificial lake surrounded by the hills of Aravali mountain range. With several eateries set up at the lake shore, the Badkhal Lake is famous for the boating options, water sports and also bird watching with varied species of birds flocking in their respective groups. The flower show during spring season is yet another major reason for the high inflow of locals and tourists towards the lake.
Suraj KundKnown for its historical value, this place is yet another attraction in the city. The name “Suraj Kund” depicting the 'Rising Sun', this place is an ideal picnic spot in the city. Suraj Kund is an artificial Kund meaning reservoir which is built in the back drop of the famous Aravali Mountain range constructed in a semicircular form with an amphitheater shaped embankment. It’s a village in the Faridabad District lying in between Baharpur and Lakkharpur Village at an approximate distance of 8 km from the city.
Raja Nahar Singh PalaceBuilt around the year 1739 AD, Nahar Singh Palace is one of the most appealing tourist destinations throughout the year due to its incredible architectural design. The palace is based out of the Ballabgarh Town which is at a distance of approximately 15 km from New Delhi. This palace is also referred as the Ballabgarh Fort which was named after the then ruler Nahar Singh.
Major Religious places in FaridabadLike any other city in the northern India, the city of Faridabad has its varied cultural and traditional values. Faridabad enjoys a cosmopolitan culture of the city with many people moving into the city due to the employment options.
Important religious places in Faridabad are:
- Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir
- Jharna Mandir
- ISKCON temple
- Shiva Temple
- Sai Baba Temple
- St.George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
- St.Mary’s Orthodox Church
Hotels in FaridabadKeeping in mind the near proximity with New Delhi, the city of Faridabad is catching up speed in terms of tourism and hospitality as well. Faridabad hosts an array of hotels and resorts ranging from star hotels to budget hotels for the locals and tourists.
Famous hotels in Faridabad:
- Hotel Claridges
- Taj hotel
- Hotel Rajhans
- Taj Gateway Hotel
- Park Plaza
- Hotel Atrium
- Sarovar Portico
Transport in FaridabadBeing one of the largest and geographically apt place in the state of Haryana, it becomes imperative for the city to have well designed and developed transport connecting the locals and the tourists to all parts of the city and its where about. With various easy, accessible and budge transport modes for the people the city of Faridabad has various options like city buses, auto-rickshaws, private cabs, metro rail and inter-city local rails.
Fairs and Festivals in FaridabadFaridabad also plays host to various fairs and festivals for the people in the city. From the famous religious festivals like Holi, Diwali, Ram Navami, Shivratri, Christmas, Eid to specific fairs and festivals like Flower festival, Karthik Cultural Festival and Surajkund Crafts Mela, Faridabad has something to offer to everyone at all time of the year.
In a nutshell, the city of Faridabad is extremely rich in terms of its cultural, religious and traditional heritage. The city provides an array of options to choose at all time of the year. Faridabad is a must place to be experienced.
Attractions near FaridabadOnce in Faridabad, one cannot afford to miss Delhi. Delhi is not only an important tourist attraction not because it is the capital of India, but because of its innumerable historical monuments, famous museums, temples, mosques and churches. Delhi is also a heaven for shopaholics. Though there are a number of malls in Faridabad too, yet one cannot miss the street shopping in Lajpat Nagar, Janpath and Sarojini Market. A visit to Faridabad whether for leisure or for business would be incomplete without a visit to the Old Delhi!
Address of Faridabad Tourist Office:
Haryana Govt. Tourist Bureau,
Chanderlok Building, New Delhi.
Tel : 011-23324910-11. Fax: 23713373.
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