The city is very vibrant and developing its infrastructure on an increasing pace as compared to the previous decades. Faridabad is a good mix of industrialization developing at one corner of the city and agriculture on the other end. The huge population of India resides here witnessing a large number of people from outside the city migrating towards it to enjoy the mix culture that seems quite satisfying.
A plethora of tourists are getting attracted towards Faridabad due to its beautiful lakes, churches, temples, shopping malls, ancient forts and palaces. This city located on NH-2 popularly known as Mathura road connecting Delhi and Agra is a host to many arts and crafts lovers at the time of 'Melas' that are being organized from time to time to showcase the talent of Indian craftsmen. Suraj Kund Mela is a well known crafts mela where one can explore ascetic pieces of art that reflect the past and present of India very subtly, savour variety of indigenous delicacies and chill out in the huts that are made specially to give the feel of village life to the tourists from the cities.
It will be injustice to not mention about the caliber of man in creating a place as beautiful as Bhadkal Lake that is sure to please one's senses and soothen the tired nerves. This man-made lake gives opportunity for boating, enjoying water games and relaxing for few days even with family. The arrangements are made well and must be explored at least once.
The significant landmarks in the city make the less known places easy to find. Some northern landmarks of the city are BSNL, Communication and Cine Arts, Communication Centre and Police Line Hawai whereas Orient Fan Factory can be found in South Faridabad. Before chalking your way out to this beautiful city of Faridabad scan the map of the city in order to get an accurate view of it and it is a wise idea to carry a map along with you for a smooth journey.
|Lat Long||28.406612, 77.312551|
|Area||2,151 km2 (831 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||1,404,653|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Rail, Road, Air|
|Vehicle registration||HR51, HR38 (Commercial)|
|Food and Cuisine||Spices, Herbs, Vegetables and Fruits, Punjabi Cuisine, Mughlai cuisine, Kebab, Biryani, Tandoori, Butter Chicken, Aloo Chaat, Chaat, Dahi Vada, Kachori, Chole Bhature, Jalebi, Lassi, Street Food, South Indian Food, Delicious Paranthas, Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Fish etc.|
|Religion||Hindu, Muslim, Sikh|
|Festival||Diwali, Eid, Holi, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Lohri , Suraj Kund Mela, Basant Pancham etc.|
|Monuments||Suraj Kund, Badkhal Lake, Raja Nahar Singh Palace.|
|Places of interest||Badkhal Lake, Suraj Kund Tourist Complex and the Crafts Fair, Raja Nahar Singh Palace, Nahar Singh Cricket Stadium Jharna Mandir Village Mohabbtabad, Dhauj Lake, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir etc.|
|Hospital||Aastha Eye Centre, Aggarwal Medical Centre, Anuj Hospital, Ashwani Hospital, Bhatia Orthopaedic & Maternity Nursing Home, Aster Eye Care, Metro Heart Institute With Multispecialty, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre, Metro Heart Institute With Multispecialty, Noble Hospital, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, RG Stone Urology & Laparoscopy Hospital, Vibal Hospital Etc.|
|Hotels||Hotel Claridges, Taj Hotel, Hotel Rajhans, Express Sarovar Portico, Hotel Stepin, Hotel Delite, K Hotel, The Atrium Hotel, Mahalakshmi Palace Hotel, Taj Gateway Hotel, Park Plaza, Hotel Atrium, Sarovar Portico etc.|
|Markets||Sec 15 Market, Ansal Crown Plaza Mall, Parsvnath City Mall, Crown Interiorz, Crown Plaza, City Mall, SRS Mall, Eldeco Station1, EF3 mall, Mall Manhuttan etc.|
|Industries||G. R. Industries, Narain Timber Industries, Natraj Industries, Priya Electronics, Alchem International Ltd., Ashoka Insulation, Auto Pins India Ltd., Batra Auto Company, BHP Infrastructure (P) Ltd., Blulux Fine Chem (India), Chanda Enterprises Pvt.Ltd, CMI Ltd, Cosmos Fibre Glass Ltd., D. P. Engineering Industries Ltd., Elkay International Ltd., Forgewell Limited, Frick India Ltd., GKN Driveline (India) Ltd., Goodyear India Ltd, Gunno Knits Pvt. Ltd., Haryana United Tools India Pvt.Ltd, Hind Udyog, Hindustan Vacuum Glass P.Ltd., Hindusthan Vidyut Products Ltd., Hitkari Sabun Udyog, Icon Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd., Imperial Auto Industries Ltd., India Fashion, India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd, JBM Industries Ltd., JCB India Ltd., Joneja Bright Steels Pvt. Ltd., Joyshra Industrial Fabricators, KCL Limited, SPL Industries Ltd., Star Wire (India) Ltd, Sterling Tools Limited, Super Parts Pvt. Ltd, Super Seals India Ltd., Talbros Automotive Components Ltd, Tecumseh Products India Pvt. Ltd, Thomson Press (India) Ltd., VNG Automotives Pvt Ltd., VXL Technologies Limited, Whirlpool of India Ltd. Etc.|
|University/College||D.A.V Centunary College, Manav Rachna International University, YMCA University of Science & Technology, Niiftech Computer Education, Aggarwal PG College, LPU Distance Education, Mechanical Engineering Department, DBDS Institute Faridabad, SMU Information Center, ACTC Institute of IT & Management etc.|
|Notable people||Sonu Nigam - Singer, Richa Sharma- Actor and Singer, Ajay Ratra, Krishan Pal Gujjar, Nikunj Malik etc.|
Last Updated on : July 7, 2014