Top 5 attractions to explore in Faridabad
Faridabad district is one of the 22 districts of the Indian state of Haryana with Faridabad city being the district headquarters. The Delhi-Mathura-Agra National Highway 44 passes through the centre of the district, which occupies an area of 741 square kilometres and as of the 2011 census of India had a population of 1,809,733. Haryana government has created a new Faridabad division that would cover the districts – Faridabad, Nuh and Palwal.
Attractions in Faridabad
Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary covering 32.71 sqkm area on the Southern Delhi Ridge of Aravalli hill range on Delhi-Haryana border lies in Southern Delhi as well as northern parts of Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana state. The biodiversity significance of Ridge lies in its merger with Indo-Gangetic plains, as it is the part of the Northern Aravalli leopard wildlife corridor, an important wildlife corridor which starts from the Sariska National Park in Rajasthan.
Damdama Lake is a small lake in Haryana and was formed when a stone and earthen dam constructed by the British was commissioned for rain water harvesting in 2019. The lake, held by an embankment, is fed mainly by monsoon rain pouring into a trough at the base of the Aravali hills. The Lake greets visitors with a water level down to 20 ft.
"Death Valley" is a collection of 7 abandoned mines, which later naturally filled with crystal blue water, in Suraj Kund Faridabad. Being a private property, it has been kept off the radar, from the public eye. Abound with flora and fauna, it also has ruins of historic structures going back to the Rajput era. Being totally uninhabited, and far from civilization, it is a total treat for the senses!
The Kos Minars are medieval Indian milestones along the Grand Trunk Road in northern Indian subcontinent, that were introduced by the 16th-century Pashtun ruler Sher Shah Suri. Kos Minars were erected to serve as markers of distance along royal routes from Agra to Ajmer, Agra to Lahore, and from Agra to Mandu in the south.
Surajkund is an ancient reservoir of the 10th century located on Southern Delhi Ridge of Aravalli range in Faridabad city of Haryana state about 8 km from South Delhi. Surajkund is an artificial lake built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills with an amphitheatre shaped embankment constructed in semicircular form. It is said to have been built by the king Surajpal of the Tomar dynasty in the 10th century.
Map of attractions in Faridabad