Faridabad Tourism, Haryana


About Faridabad - Faridabad Tourism

Faridabad is the largest City and one of the major industrial hubs of Haryana, founded in 1607 AD by Sheikh Farid. Bordered by the National Capital of Delhi on its north, Gurgaon District on the west and State of Uttar Pradesh on its east & south, Faridabad is situated on the plains of the river Yamuna. Guarded by the Aravalli Hills, the city is planned in a semi circle design and the district is divided into two sub divisions - Faridabad and Ballabgarh - for Administrative purpose. It is one of the most developed districts of the state of Haryana; the existing big and small industries make Faridabad one of the most important areas of Haryana and also one of the most industrialized districts of India. It generates 60% of the revenue of the state; 50% of the income tax collected in Haryana is from Faridabad and Gurgaon. Faridabad is famous for Heena Production on agriculture sector while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are other famous industrial products of the city. There are about 200 large & medium units & 15000 small-scale units.

Apart from being the economic hub of Haryana, Faridabad has several tourist attractions also in the form of Badhkal Lake, Baba Farid Tomb and Raja Nahar Singh Palace. It is famous for the Suraj Kund Mela- a crafts fair held by the Suraj Kund Lake every year in the month of February,- which generates large revenue for Haryana state by the means of the arts and crafts of people from different states of the country.

History of Faridabad - Faridabad Tourism

Faridabad, the south-eastern district in the state of Haryana, was founded in 1607 AD by Sheikh Farid a.k.a., Baba Farid, treasurer of Jahangir and a Sufi saint, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. Sheikh Farid built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins.

Later on, it became the headquarters of a Pargana which was held in jagir by Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad was constituted a municipality in the year 1867. Faridabad District was carved out from erstwhile Gurgaon District. It came into existence on 15th of August, 1979 as the 12th district of the state. The history of Faridabad as an industrial town goes back to the days of the partition. As a part of Pakistani Refugee Resettlement Project after the Partition, light industrial development was initiated in the town in 1950. Thus, the initial infrastructure of the present Faridabad was laid down by the refugees.


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