Faridabad is a district in the state of Haryana.
Faridabad district is one of the districts of the state of Haryana with its headquarters at Faridabad city. Faridabad is about 25 Kilometers from Delhi in 28o 25' 16" North Latitude and 77o 18' 28" East Longitude.It is bounded by Union Territory of Delhi (National Capital) on its north, Gurgaon District on the west and State of Utter Pradesh on its east & south. Delhi-Mathura National Highway No.2 (Shershah Suri Marg) passes thru centre of District. It has a railway station on the Delhi-Mathura double track broad-gauge line of the Central Railway.
Faridabad is founded in 1607 AD by Sheikh Farid, Emperor Jehangir's treasurer. Sheikh Farid built a Fort and a mosque and slowly the town grew with refugees from Pakistan at partition. Now Faridabad is the most populated and industrialized city in the whole of Haryana. Faridabad alone is generating about 60% of the revenues of Haryana with its large number of industrial units. There is a belief that it was Baba Farid, an eminent Sufi saint, who founded Faridabad. District Faridabad after being carved out from erstwhile Gurgaon district came on the map of Haryana on 15th August, 1979 as district.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Badkhal lake: Badkhal Lake, fringed by hills is a man-made embankment, which holds back the waters of the lake making it a perfect spot for water-sports. Next to Badkhal village, its name probably comes from the Persian word 'bedakhal', which means 'free from interference'. Formed in a scooped natural depression in the Aravalli hills, the lake is fed by rainwater and a small rivulet. On one inlet in the surrounding hill there are rest huts, which are small, cozy and compact.
Baba Farid's Tomb:: The city of Faridabad is believed to have been named after Baba Farid. His 'mazar' (grave) in the town is a popular pilgrimage spot for the local population.
Suraj Kund Tourist Complex And The Crafts Fair:: Situated at a distance of around 8 Kms from South Delhi, the Suraj Kund Lake provides the perfect getaway for both Delhiites and local residents alike. An ideal picnic spot, a Crafts Mela is held here every year in February. Tourists from all around the world flock to Suraj Kund to buy the best in Indian handicrafts. Close to Badhkal lake is the Peacock Lake, which is another picturesque spot.