Faridabad Travel Guide
Various food outlets are spread throughout the city and you will find cheap as well as splurge eating joints and restaurants in the markets of every sector.
Big chains like McDonalds, Subways, Pizza Hut, Sagar Ratna, Haldirams, Cafe Coffee Day also have their outlets in various malls across the city.
* A Noted Chinese Fast Food Joint, Red Chillie's in Sec 17 provides exceptionally tasty fast foods like Momos, Crispy Chilli Chicken, Honk Kong Noodles, etc. The Chicken Momos is a speciality.
* If you are looking for some exotic varieties of Parathas, "More Than Paranthas" at Crowne Plaza Mall has over 200 finger licking varieties and the menu also includes kebabs and biryanis.
* Pind-Balluchi is a cool place for ok food, a village-scene-ambience, a Dance floor in"Mudra" the "discotheque", and party place. The Ice-Cream counter stocks some specialities hitherto unheard of, such as a "Paan-Flavoured-Ice-Cream".
Jump to the unbeatable "Sethi's" for lip-smacking cakes and pastries baked in-house. Chickenette Next door is faridabad's best kept secret. A foodie's paradise, it has some of the hottest, literally, dishes ever that goes by the name "Banzaara Tikka". Try it and everything else will pale, nee bland, in comparison. Their Paneer Tikka (not only for vegetarians) is legendary. Sethi's And Chickenette are located in the "Sector-15 Market", opposite to the Mother Dairy kiosk.
Get some whacky "paans" (assorted spices, condiments etc wrapped in betel leaves) at "SRS Mall, Sec 12". Varieties range from Chocolate Paan to Rose-Paan to the winter favourite Kesar-Badaam Paan. For the unadventurous, the simple meetha-paan will suffice.
COFFEE: Cafe Coffe Day at Suraj Kund; Costa Coffee at Crown Interiorz Mall; Nescafe at SRS-Sec12-Mall; Cafe L'Affaire at Charmswood Plaza
Faridabad is famous for Henna production. Henna is also called Mehendi and is a vegetable dye used in Indian weddings to decorate the hands and legs of the brides
Get There and Around
get there and around
Faridabad is on broad gauge of New Delhi- Mumbai Line. New Delhi and Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station is about 25 km from Faridabad Station. The trains for big cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad are easily accessible from here. Local Trains runs between New Delhi to Faridabad.
There are three railway stations in the city viz. Faridabad (FDB), New Town Faridabad (FDN) and Ballabgarh (BVH). Earlier it was the last station of central railway, but now it has been taken in Northern railway. It is a very high revenue generating source for railways as thousands of people move daily in local trains to and from Delhi for education/professions.
The National Highway-2 (Delhi-Mathura Road) passes through the city, and thus it is well connected to nearby states. Roadways services of Haryana (Haryana Roadways) and neighbouring states like Delhi Transport Corporation, Uttar Pardesh Transport Department, Madhya Pradesh Transport Department, etc. are easily accessible. Delhi Metro Rail is likely to cover the city by 2012 as proposed by the Government of Delhi.
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
places to visit
places to visit
Avoid Bhadkal Jheel: This so called 'lake' is totally dry and grazing ground for local cattle, and cricket ground for nearby people. Even locals avoid it. A better option is close to New Delhi and Haryana border in Faridabad. Instead, visit Surajkund Lake Tourist Complex with comfortable range of Hotels from Haryana Tourism, boating, huts etc.
* Sidhi data Temple complex situated on Badhkal-Surajkund road. A very peaceful place.
* Shiva temple in Sainik Colony Sec-49 is also a must see, with 22Ft high Siva-ling.
* Town Park is a beautiful park loacted in sector-12.. easy to enjoy and relax with family. while the children can njoy various rides.
* Malls Crown Plaza, SRS Mall, Pristine Mall, Crown Interiorz,parsvnath City mall(the best)
Faridabad, is a city and a municipal corporation in Faridabad district in the state of Haryana, India. It is a major industrial city and population centre. The city was founded in 1607 by Shaikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. He built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins. It also had a sarai, a travelers' lodge, that served as a last stop for travelers to Delhi. Later, it became the headquarters of a pargana which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad became the 12th district of Haryana on 15 August 1979