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Faridabad is widely regarded as the economic hub of Haryana. The city was envisioned and built by Sheikh Farid in 1607. In recent times, Faridabad has evolved into an industrial city is among the populous centres in Haryana. The city generates 50% of income tax, which is then sent to the state government. The city is also famous for its software park called Haryana Technology Park. Do not fooled by the city’s small size, because it packs quite a punch. In the agriculture sector, Faridabad mainly produces wheat. Over the years, some of the central government offices from Delhi have been shifted to Faridabad.
The city is also home to a number of well-established Indian companies and brands. While Faridabad is predominantly a Buddhist city; one can find a number of temples within the city limits. One can stop by the Shiva temple, Akshardham temple, Godavari Temple as well as the Lotus Temple. The city witnesses a heavy influx of foreign tourists throughout the year. What draws people to Faridabad? The beautiful structures, the culture and the lifestyle. Apart from temples, Faridabad is home to the famous Raja Nahar Singh Fort. The fort is hard to miss as it is located on the main road, near the market in Ballabgarh. The fort was constructed in parts till 1850. It has now undergone a major revamp. The fort is now a palace with six air conditioned rooms, a courtyard and other architectural masterpieces. One can always visit the fort during the Kartik cultural fest. For those looking to retreat into the heart of nature can make the journey to Camp Dhauj Lake. Tourists can relax and unwind in one of the many eco lodges in the area. Also, there are safari tents where one can kick back and relax. This hot spot is proximate to Gurgaon. For enthusiasts who look forward to hitting the greens, why not the Aravali golf course. The course is situated is located on the New Delhi-Agra NH-2. There is an annual golf tournament that is held here. Golfers, amateurs and professionals, come to tee off at the course. The best time to visit Faridabad is during the winter months, from October to early March. It is also a good idea to visit the city during the monsoon. Tourists are advised against making a summer visit. The Surajkund fair, which is the main attraction here, is held in February.
Finding good accommodation in Faridabad will not pose a challenge. There are a slew of premium and budget hotels in the city that offer tourists the opportunity to feel like home, away from home. For those looking to stay close to the industrial hub, choose a hotel near DLF Industrial Area. One can also choose to stay in Old Faridabad, Bata Chowk or even Press Colony. For visitors who do not want to stay connected, choose a hotel room near the railway station or bus stand. There are options galore in Faridabad.