Faridabad is also the biggest town in Haryana and is a main industrial hub. In Faridabad, there are two divisions which are Faridabad and Ballabgarh which is the largest part of Faridabad district. It shares the northern boundary of New Delhi, the western border of Gurgaon, and the southwest of Uttar Pradesh. It comprises of a large industrial hub and famous temples to visit.
How to reach Faridabad
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the closest airport, New Delhi, 31 km from Faridabad.
Other major cities in the country have daily buses to Faridabad. Faridabad and Ballabgarh are the nearest bus stations.
You can easily get trains from other major cities in the country trains to Faridabad. Faridabad (FDB), Ballabgarh (BVH), Faridabad New Town (FDN) are the nearest railway stations.
Best time to visit Faridabad
In monsoons or winter, it is regarded as the best time to visit Faridabad. When the lake dries out in the summers due to heat it is a bit difficult to visit around the place. In February, the Surajkund Fair is organized in Faridabad’s which is the main attraction. The area is very chilly in January and is preventable.
Famous places to visit in Faridabad
1. Surajkund Lake, Faridabad
The Surajkund reservoir, which means Lake of the Sun, is one of the most famous places to visit in Faridabad. The lake was founded by the Tomar dynasty ruler Suraj Pal who, apart from the pool and the garden, built a Sun temple (now in ruins) on the west side. This artificial reservoir in the background has a Semitic slope similar to an amphitheater, where you can sit and enjoy the spectacular views during the picnic. Surajkund International Crafts Mela is a world-renowned venue held during the first two weeks of February. The best traditional Indian crafts, handloom, and folk art, including dance and music, are to be seen in February if you visit Faridabad.
Location: Surajkund, Faridabad
Timings: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
2. Baba Farid Tomb, Faridabad
Baba Farid was a 12th century Sufi revered and is considered to have been named after him by the city of Faridabad. The Mughal tomb was built in the 13th century and has two entrances one in the eastern gate of Nuri Darwaza and the other on the west bahishthi Darwaza. Pilgrims from nearby and from far away come to this religious place to pay homage through the tombs with chaddars and flowers; however, women’s entry here is prohibited.
Location: Old Faridabad, Faridabad
Timings: 7 am to 7 pm (Mehfil-e-Sama on every Thursday evening)
3. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Faridabad
Shirdi Sai Baba is a religious place of interest that can be visited all year round in the city of Faridabad. The temple has its main sanctuary and a large hall, constructed on an area of 3 acres and is made of colored marble stones of white, green, and yellow. The temple also has the idols of Dwaraka and Dhuni, apart from its 5, 25-foot high marble statue of Sri Sai Baba.
Location: Sector 16A, Faridabad
Timings: 5 am to 9 pm
4. ISKCON Temple, Faridabad
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna and Goddess Radha (ISKCON), also known as Sri Radha Govind Temple. The God Ram, the Goddess Sita, the God Laxman, and the God Hanuman are the other presiding deities of this temple. The temple boasts magnificent architecture that blends traditional and modern elements beautifully.
Location: Sector 37, Faridabad
Timings: 4:30 am to 1 pm & 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
5. CITM Lake, Faridabad
Because of its beautiful scenery, serene environment, and its big flora and fauna CITM Lake is one of the best sights in Faridabad for nature lovers and photographers. The rainwater captured in the deep rough topography of stone mines is a calm lake of clear blue water. This is the perfect place more likely to spend quality time away from the foolish city crowd with your loved ones. There are a couple of food stalls where you can enjoy local food.
Location: Surajkund Road, Faridabad
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset