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Faridabad

Faridabad

Weather

Located in the land locked state of Haryana, Faridabad is a hot and dusty in summer months. The peak summer season from April to August make temperatures reach as high as 45 to 46 degrees. The Monsoon season from middle of August to September does offer respite from the dry heat but the heavy humidity makes it very draining. The winter season by far is the most convenient season in Faridabad. From October to March, the temperatures in Faridabad remain in the zone of 10 to 25 degrees making it a pleasurable period to visit Faridabad and enjoy its abundant natural beauty.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Faridabad by road is very convenient option as the city is located at a distance of only 30 Kms from the national capital of New Delhi. The city is well connected to all states with good motor able four lane highways making travelling by road a pleasurable experience. The National Highway-2 running from Delhi to Mathura passes through Faridabad city connecting it to all major nearby cities including Agra, New Delhi and Sonepat.


By Air:

Due to its close proximity to New Delhi, Faridabad does not have any airport facility but the Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi is just 30 Kms away from Faridabad city. Local cabs and buses are available freely to travel from the airport to the main city. 



By Rail:

Faridabad has two railway stations namely the Old Faridabad and the New Town Faridabad (FDN) station. Both the stations are located on the Delhi-Mathura broad gauge line and have good connectivity to Delhi with local trains running every half hour. Visitors planning to visit Faridabad by train are advised to arrive at New Delhi railway station and take any of the local trains or a regular car service to reach Faridabad.


Overview

Faridabad is one of the most important industrial cities of Northern India. Located in the state of Haryana, Faridabad enjoys close proximity to national capital New Delhi and is located at a distance of 25 Kms from New Delhi railway station. Faridabad named after Sufi Saint Sheikh Farid, traces its origin during the Mughal Empire. Modern day Faridabad however is better known for its cluster of industries including machine tools and light engineering product manufacturing.

 

The importance of Faridabad industrial output can be gauged from the fact that the city ranks 9th in the category of Asia's largest Industrial estate and generates a turnover of Rs 1500 billion. Faridabad is not about industries alone. The city is an old Agricultural hub with the grain market located in Old Faridabad serving as a major trade area for grains. The city has brilliant historic landmarks including Badhkal Lake, Baba Farid Tomb and Raja Nahar Singh Palace. Faridabad with all its business activities serves as an important tourist hub for rock climbing enthusiasts. The exclusive rock climbing facilities in Dhauj Lake has more than 2000 different climbing routes specializing in multiple natural and manmade climbs available for both amateurs and experts.

 

Like most cities in India, Faridabad’s local food is vibrant and rich as its culture. While there are many modern day restaurants serving exotic food varieties, local food stalls around the city offer some magical delights including pani puri and Lassi. Shopping enthusiasts must try out some of the local made Henna or mehendi from Faridabad as the city is a major production centre of Henna.