Faridabad is located in the north Indian state of Haryana and is a main industrial city of the state. The city is laced on the plains of the river Yamuna and is bounded by the Aravalli Hills on the south-western and western side. With the introduction of commercial setups and innovative industries, this place has become an important spot for business travelers. The city falls under the National Capital Region (NCR) of National capital New Delhi, which adds to the significance of it. Faridabad is not only about business and industries alone; rather it also attracts a lot of tourists due to various striking places of interest including the Baba Farid Tomb, Badhkal Lake, and Raja Nahar Singh Palace etc. Moreover, the famous Suraj Kund Fair (held near the Suraj Kund Lake) is a podium that displays a rich collection of art and craft items from various states of the nation. The city has been named after Sheikh Farid or Baba Farid (as he is generally known) during 1607 AD in order to guard the highway which passed through it. Explore this wonderful city by booking any of the Faridabad holiday packages offered at EaseMyTrip.in for an enjoyable Faridabad tour.
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Located in the Badhkal village in Faridabad, Badhkal Lake is around 8 KM away from the Delhi border. It's an artificial lake that is encircled by the Aravali mountain range. Every year during spring season, a flower show is conducted here that attracts a large number of visitors from different regions.
It is another beautiful lake located near to the Badhkal Lake. Here, you can enjoy water sports, canoeing, boating, kayaking etc.
Baba Farid's Tomb:
A major tourist and religious attraction in Faridabad is Baba Farid's Tomb. It is crowded by the pilgrims throughout the year. It is generally said that Faridabad city has got its name after Baba Farid, who was a well-known Sufi Saint.
Raja Nahar Singh Palace:
Raja Nahar Singh Palace, also known as Ballabhgarh Fort Palace is situated in Ballabhgarh village. This palace was constructed by Rao Balram, who was the antecedent of the Jat Raja Nahar Singh. During the Indian war of independence, Jat Raja lost his life. This Fort Palace is very popular for its architecture and depiction of art and culture of that period.
History dates back that the Surajkund complex was built during Tomar dynasty by King Surajpal and thus, got its name as Surajkund. However, there are also stories which say that the famous Sun temple was built here and it is only after this temple, the place got its name as Surajkund meaning 'Lake of the Sun'. You can find remains of the sun temple around the Surajkund Lake. The complex encloses Rajhans, garden and a pool of fresh water. It is a popular picnic spot for entertainment. The annual Surajkund Crafts Mela is another famous attraction of this place.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some of the other tourist attractions in Faridabad to visit are, the Aravalli Golf Course, Town Park and Dabchik, etc.