Faridabad Sights and Landmarks Guide, India
A warm welcome to Faridabad! Faridabad is the most industrialized city of the Indian state of Haryana and it is quite unlikely that the city will find a place among India’s top tourism destinations like Agra, Delhi or Jaipur. Nevertheless, Faridabad has gained considerable importance as a tourist city. This has as much to do with the diverse Faridabad sights –whether they are historical, cultural or religious because of the organized efforts to boost state and city tourism. Considering the fact that you will have access to world-class tourism-facilities in Faridabad, we enlist for you the different Faridabad sights so that you do not miss even a single attraction – be it within the city-limits or in its vicinity.
Faridabad Sights – Attractions of Historical Importance
First and foremost, you must visit the part of the old city by National Highway No. 2 where the initial structures had been built under the supervision of Emperor Jahangir’s treasurer, Shaikh Farid. All the structures – the fort, the mosque and the reservoir – are in ruins today, but still they give you hints of the heydays of the Mughal Empire.
The next historically significant city-attraction is certainly the Raja Nahar Singh Palace in Ballabhgarh. Built in parts over the 18th and 19th centuries, the building is a good example of the Bharatpur-Rajputana architectural style with its intricately carved arches and jallies. Some alterations have been made in this heritage resort to give it a slightly modern touch.
Faridabad Sights – Attractions of Cultural/Recreational Importance
Speaking of Faridabad sights of cultural/recreational significance, we must name the Surajkund Lake, rather the entire lake complex. Besides the kund (named after the Rajput ruler, Surajpal Tomar, who ordered its construction), the complex has a Sun temple, a fresh-water pool with healing properties and a lush garden. Every year a fair and a cultural fest are held in the complex in the month of February.
The next no-miss Faridabad sight is the Badkhal Lake. A lake with man-made embankments, Badkhal is as much famous for its picturesque surroundings as for the variety of the water-sports the lake promises; do whatever you like – enjoy Nature at its best or go adventure hunting.
Other interesting Faridabad recreational sights include places like the Aravalli Golf Club, Dabchick, Town Park, etc. While Dabchick is usually preferred by the ones who look for a laid-back holidaying, Aravalli Golf Club has a 9-hole golf course, where annual tourneys are held for amateur and veteran golfers.
Faridabad Sights – Attractions of Religious Significance
A tour of an Indian city essentially means spiritual contentment by visiting its religious places. Faridabad’s famous religious shrines are the Shiddhidata Temple (where the residing deity is Lord Ganesha), an architecturally-striking temple devoted to Lord Shiva and the Sai Baba Temple (which has an idol of Shridi Sai Baba).
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