The city of Faridabad named after its founder Baba Farid is the second largest city of Haryana. A fort, mosque and a tank was built by him, the ruins of which are still visible. The geographical location of Faridabad is important as it is surrounded by Delhi, Gurgaon and parts of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the plains of the river Yamuna. It is situated 25kms away from Delhi.
Faridabad is an industrial hub and is a large producer of many industrial products.
Tourist places in and around Faridabad
The major tourist attractions of Faridabad are Badkhal Lake, Surajkund, Raja Nahar Singh Palace, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Shiva Temple, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Dhauj Lake, Aravali Golf Course, Nahar Singh Cricket Stadium, Town Park, Jharna Mandir village, Mohabbtabad, Farid Khan's Tomb, mata vaishno devi mandir sansthan, Faridabad Thermal Power Station.
The climate of Faridabad is semiarid, hot and dry except in the monsoon season. However, the humidity level remains high during monsoons. During the non monsoon months, thunder storms and western disturbances are experienced occasionally.