Faridabad is the largest city of Haryana
state in northern India
, in Faridabad district.The district shares its boundaries with the National Capital and Union Territory of Delhi to its north, Gurgaon
district to the west and Uttar Pradesh to its east and south. Faridabad enjoys a prime location both geographically and politically.
The river Yamuna separates the District Boundary on the eastern side with Uttar Pradesh. Delhi-Agra National Highway No.2 (Shershah Suri Marg) passes through the centre of the district. The city has many railway stations on the Delhi-Mathura double track broad-gauge line of the North Central Railway. The railway stations of Old Faridabad and New Industrial Township (NIT) are the major ones.
- Wheat was grown in Faridabad before but the agriculture has moved towards the villages of Haryana as Faridabad saw a boom in the population in the early 90s. Almost all of the agricultural land has been taken over by residential housing. However, the 'Anaaj Mandi' (Grain Market)
Central Government Offices-
Faridabad has benefited from plans of Union Government to decongest Delhi by shifting a number of Central Government Offices to Faridabad. Many directorates of different union government ministries are headquartered in Faridabad.The prominent among them are Central Water Commission, Department of Plant Quarantine and Central Insecticide Lab.
Faridabad is the industrial capital of India. It is home to hundreds of large-scale companies like Dee Development Engineers Limited, Lafarge, Shova, Imperial Auto Ltd., Birla VXL, elofic filters, Star Wire India Limited, JCB, Khaitan, Marathon Electric, JBM Group, SPM Auto Pvt Ltd (Sandeep Axels Pvt Ltd), It is also a hub of 25000 small-scale industries, mostly mechanical and light engineering goods industries.
Badkhal Lake was located in Badkhal village, 8 km from Delhi Border.
Raja Nahar Singh Palace: Nahar Singh Mahal
palace is also commonly known as Ballabgarh Fort-Palace was built by Balram the predecessor of Jat Raja Nahar Singh.
Suraj Kund Tourist Complex And The Crafts Fair:
Situated at a distance of around 8 km from South Delhi, it is an ideal picnic spot. The Suraj Kund Lake here is surrounded by rock cut steps. Built by Surajpal Tomar, Suraj Kund represents the rising sun. Ruins of a Sun temple lie around the lake. The complex includes a beautifully done-up Rajhans, a pool of fresh water – Siddha Kund; its waters said to have healing properties and a garden.
A delightful handloom and handicrafts fair is held here annually in February. Skilled artisans from all over the country display the rich crafts tradition of India in the typical setting of a rural Indian marketplace. Cultural programmes like folk dances, magic, acrobats and rural cuisines are also a part of this colourful fair. One can also see traditional crafts being made and buy them direct from the craftsmen. Food is served in Banana leaves and claypots.
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