Travel to Faridabad


Travel Faridabad



Faridabad is the largest city of Haryana. It was established by Shaikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, in A.D. 1607 with the perspective of securing the broad highway passing through the town.

Situated 25 km from Delhi, the city of Faridabad is better known as the industrial capital of India. The city is famous for henna production from the agricultural sector, while also being a centre for large-scale industries. Some of the well-known companies with a presence in the city are L&T, ACC, ABB, Indian Oil and many more.

Places of Attraction

Badkhal Lake

The name Badkhal is derived from the Persian word 'Bedakhal' meaning 'free from interference'. This lovely lake is situated at a distance of 8 km from the Delhi border, in Badkhal village, and is surrounded by the Aravalli hills. A flower event is organized here every year during the spring time. Adjacent to the Badhkal Lake, is the Peacock Lake, which has great scenic beauty and indeed is a mesmerizing spot. However, owing to rampant mining in the neighboring areas of Aravallis, the lake has dried up now.

Suraj Kund Tourist Complex and Crafts fair

Suraj Kund is a must-visit for those who are interested in the best Indian handicrafts. The annual handicrafts fair is a riot of colour and creativity with crafts-persons from around the country exhibiting their best wares for tourists. This lake encircled by rocky steps lies around 8 km from South Delhi. 'Suraj Kund' reflects the rising sun. The tourist complex includes mesmerizing Hotel Rajhans and Siddha Kund - a pool of clear fresh water. Folk dances accompanied by acrobats and rural cuisines will deport you to a different land of elegance.

Raja Nahar Singh Palace

The predecessor of the Jat Raja Nahar Singh created the Ballabgarh Fort-Palace. Today this amazing creation is known as the Raja Nahar Singh Palace after Raja Nahar Singh. Located on the main road entering the Ballabgarh market, which is at a distance of about 30 km from Delhi, the palace containing many antiques and relics is testimony to a bygone era.

The Town Park

The Town Park in Sector 12 of Faridabad city has a soothing and earthly beauty with lush green lawns and varieties of trees making it a peaceful place to rejoice, away from the routine and hectic schedule of life.

Farid Khan's Tomb, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Shiva Temple, and Dhauj Lake are various other places nearby, which tourists will find absolutely amazing.

Shopping

SurajKund Crafts Mela, the famous handloom and handicrafts fair is held here annually in the month of February and attracts innumerable patrons from every part of India. Skilled artisans from all over the country get an opportunity to display their artistry at this grand spectacle. The Sector 15 Market is a busy and famous market place to hang out, as well as find every possible traditional and modern collector's item. Malls like Parsvnath City, Crown Interiorz, Pristine Mall, Ansal Crown Plaza, SRS Mall, and many more stand proudly among others in the heart of the city as they allure visitors to avail everything they want at a one-stop junction. In a nutshell, shopaholics will surely find this a worthwhile place to quench their thirst.

Travel Tips

The period between the months of October to March is the best season for travelling to Faridabad. Keep abreast of local hassles and abide by the local ethnic rules to avoid any uncalled-for circumstances.

Faridabad has an interconnection to the cities of Agra, Delhi and Matura by road. The Delhi-Mathura Highway or the NH 2 crosses through the center of the district. Availing taxis is a bit costly, but there are several local buses which ply from New Delhi from Faridabad. Prices may range from Rs.300-500 for a one-way trip from Delhi to Faridabad. The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest airport situated at a distance of 25 km from the city. Since Faridabad is very conveniently located, you can enjoy excursions to Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan and other nearby places without any hassles.

Travelling costs

Roaming around the city will not cost you much as bus fares are pretty cheap and cost around Rs 10-25. Taxis can be availed for hassle free travel but they are not as pocket-friendly as buses and charge Rs 500 and above on an average. Faridabad has escalated on the livelihood quotient which has led to an astronomical rise in the accommodation prices around the city over the past few years. Budget hotels come at Rs 500 and more for a night's stay. Medium-tier hotels charge something between Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500 for a stay. The deluxe ones cost in excess of Rs 4,000 and come with many luxurious facilities for the guests. Food costs are a bit high compared to other developing cities owing to the accelerated rise of Faridabad as a city of repute in the region.

Tourism Department Contacts

Fraudulent and illegal agencies are frequently found duping the tourists. So to avoid all these practices, the names of some of the Government authorized travel agencies are mentioned below, on which people can rely.

Pleasure Tours (A division of M/S Krafts Palace) Phone: 0562-2364103
Sun & Moon Travels India Private Ltd Phone: 0219-4143821

Emergency Contact Numbers

It is important to keep handy some important relevant contact numbers of officials and administrative heads of various governmental departments which may turn out to be quite useful for administrative, informative and security purposes. Listed below are some of the important contact numbers that any traveler might find useful while touring Faridabad:

Deputy Commissioner- 2226604, 2227936, 2226262, 2227272
Additional Deputy Commissioner- 2227922
Commissioner of Police, Faridabad- 9582200100, 2438000, 2437444, 2438555
Jt. Commissioner of Police, Faridabad- 9582200101, 2437444
City Magistrate- 2227934
Sub Divisional Magistrate, Faridabad- 2227868
Sub Divisional Magistrate, Ballabgarh- 2304500, 2304600
DCP, Crime- 9582200106, 2277540
DCP, Ballabgarh- 9582200105, 2240491

Note: The STD Code of Faridabad and Ballabgarh is 0129. In case you are dialing from outside the local telephone exchange jurisdiction, you must add the STD code as a prefix to the original phone number.



Last Updated on : 23/09/2013





     


     

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