Faridabad is the largest city in the state of Haryana. It is a leading industrial center and situated in the National Capital Region bordering the Indian capital New Delhi
Faridabad has been described as eighth fastest growing city in the world and third most in India by City Mayors Foundation survey. Government of India included it in the second list of Smart Cities Mission on 24 May 2016.
The modern phase of the city was begun under the Pakistani Refugee Resettlement Project, with the foundations of industrial development being founded here by 1950.
The river Yamuna forms the eastern district boundary with Uttar Pradesh. The newly developed residential and industrial part of Faridabad between the Agra Canal and the Yamuna River is commonly referred as Greater Faridabad.
The area is being developed as a self-sustained sub-city with wide roads, tall buildings, malls, educational institutions, and health and commercial centers.
Faridabad is also a major industrial hub of Haryana. Faridabad is famous for henna production from the agricultural sector, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes, tyres and garments constitute its primary industrial products
Places of Interest
Badkhal Lake was located in Badkhal village, 8 km from Delhi Border. The lake fringed by Aravalli hills was a man-made embankment which has now dried up.
Surajkund Tourist Complex and International Crafts Fair – situated at a distance of around 8 km from South Delhi. It is a 10th-century water reservoir which believed to be built by Tomar king Surajpal. Place is known for its annual fair “Surajkund International Crafts Mela”
The Anagpur Dam, located close to the Anagpur village has an unique Indian hydraulic engineering structure was built during the reign of King Anangpal of the Tomar dynasty in 8th century.The ruins of the fortifications found in Anangpur village establishes by an inference that it was built by Anangpal as part of the Lal Kot that was developed as the first city of Delhi in the 8th century
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