Places to Visit in Faridabad


Places to See in Faridabad



Baba Farid's Tomb

Legend has it that the great Sufi saint Baba Farid stopped by the city of Mokhalpur in Punjab and chose to reside in seclusion near King Mokhal's Fort. The king impressed by the saintly man, renamed the city in his honour and hence originated the city of Faridabad. His tomb is one of Faridabad's main attractions that draws innumerable pilgrims throughout the year.
A small yet picturesque monument set amidst charming gardens is a perfect soothing place for seekers of peace and serenity. An annual fair in the month of September is organized in honour of Baba Farid. Timings: 7am to 7pm

Surajkund

The name Surajkund means "Sun Lake" and it aptly fits into this idyllic tourist and picnic spot set up around a rock-embanked lake amidst the ruins of an old Sun temple. It is said to have been built by Surajpal Tomar around this fabled "Siddha Kund" lake whose water is known to have magical healing powers. A placid green background adds to the beauty of the place also famous for the famous Surajkund Fair. This colourful annual event that records footfall in millions is hosted in February where the best exhibits of ethnic art and craft-work in the entire nation are on display.

Badkhal Lake

The Badkhal Lake is a picturesque spot located on the northern fringes of the Aravalli Hills. Though the actual lake has ceased to exist, the enchanting environs of the place where this man-made embankment once flourished are nevertheless unique. Nearby is the scenic Peacock Lake that teems with activity amidst serene surroundings that acts as a magnet for tourists. An annual flower show held here in each spring adds to the unheralded charm of this place. A unique setting for a picnic, the Badkhal Lake is never short in terms of charming quotient in spite of being nothing but a mass of dry land.

Nahar Singh Palace

Raja Nahar Singh Palace situated in Ballabgarh is an 18th century palatial building that belonged to the brave king Raja Nahar Singh. The king kept his palace well maintained during his reign which is renowned for its architectural beauty and enthralling design. The exquisitely carved arches and intricately chiselled ornate structures welcome guests with old world splendour. Today the palace has been converted into a heritage property after some elaborate and prolonged renovation. It hosts many ethnic and cultural events with aplomb that include exhibitions, entertainment shows and weddings besides hosting tourists willing to experience the grandeur of living life king-size.

Dhauj Lake

Dhauj Lake is a non-perennial lake situated about 20 km from Faridabad that dries up during summers and remains filled with placid waters during the rest of the year. The locale is surrounded by the picturesque Aravalli Hills that provides the perfect rock-climbing ambience in the vicinity. A hotspot for adventures, the place is ideal for camping and trekking too. Many organizations provide rock climbing facilities at Dhauj Lake with customizable difficulty levels for people of all ages. An artificial dam adjoining the lake adds to the scenic beauty of the land that has a unique sunrise and sunset viewpoint too.



Last Updated on 18/09/2013





     


     

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