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faridabad

INTRODUCTION

Faridabad is a city in the Indian state of Haryana. It is also a part of Delhi NCR (National Capital Region – as it is called), like a couple of other cities (Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad) in the neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

ATTRACTIONS

Some of the top places to see in Faridabad include the following –

  • CITM Lake
  • Dhauj Lake
  • Badkhal Lake

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

  • Raja Nahar Singh Fort
  • Baba Farid’s Tomb (The tomb of a Sufi Saint called Baba Farid, after whom the city was named).
  • ISKCON Temple Faridabad (one of the temples under the International Society of Krishna Consciousness).

MUSEUMS

  • SSB Museum

FESTIVALS

The major festivals celebrated in Faridabad are –

  • Holi – Festival of colours; celebrated in the month of March.
  • Makar Sankranti- A harvest festival, celebrated in January.
  • Basant Panchami – A festival marking the beginning of spring season in northern India.
  • Navratri and Dussehra – A 10-day festival where goddess Durga is worshipped, and lots of fairs and rituals are carried out.
  • Ramzan -Also called Ramadan, this is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims as a month of intermittent fasting and prayers.
  • Diwali –The festival of lights (usually celebrated in October/November).
  • Christmas – Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

SHOPPING

Some great shopping spots to scour in Faridabad include the following –

  • Sector 15 Market
  • Sector 16 Market
  • Sector 8 and Sector 10 Markets (especially for clothes)
  • New Industrial Township 1 (NIT 1)

Malls :

  • Crown Interiorz
  • Crown Plaza
  • SRS

RESTAURANTS

Following is a list of some good restaurants in Faridabad to try the local delicacies at as well as other interesting foods and sumptuous meals –

  • Veranda
  • Suruchi
  • The Great Kabab Factory
  • Paranda
  • Oasis – Vivanta by Taj
  • More Than Paranthas
  • Shree Rathnam
  • Dharma VaishnoDhaba
  • Chickenette Restaurant

HOTELS

Some of the best hotels in Faridabad for a comfortable stay include the following

  • Radisson Blu Faridabad
  • Vibe By the Lalit Traveler
  • Park Plaza Faridabad
  • Ginger Faridabad
  • Vivanta by Taj Faridabad
  • Ekant Hotel
  • Hotel Delite Faridabad
  • Star City Hotel

NIGHTLIFE

Faridabad also has a few good bars and pubs having good food, drinks andambience, for people to hang out or entertain themselves during late hours. These include -

  • Synk Lounge Bar & Restaurant
  • ZosseRestro Bar
  • Tama Brewery & World Kitchen
  • Polka Bar
  • SKYLAB – Air Bar
  • Geoffery’s Bar
  • Liquor Street – Restro& Bar Lounge
  • Dears on Beers – Dine on Water

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

Faridabad city STD Code – 0129 (to be used before dialling numbers from a number that is not locally registered)

  • Police: 100
  • Accident: 108
  • Fire – 101
  • Ambulance – 102, 108
  • Disaster Management – 1078
  • Women helpline – 1090
  • Child Helpline - 1098