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Faridabad was founded in 1607 A.D. by Sheikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the highway, which passed through the town. Shaikh Farid built a fort, a tank and a mosque, which are now in ruins. Later, it became the headquarters of a pargana, which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad became 12th district of Haryana state on 15th August, 1979.

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.

At a glance


Faridabad is about 25 kms. from Delhi. It is bounded by Delhi (National Capital) on its north, Gurgaon district on the west, Palwal district on the south and state of Uttar Pradesh on its east. Delhi-Mathura National Highway No. 2 (SherShah Suri Marg) passes through the middle of district. It has a railway station on the Delhi-Mathura broad-gauge line of the Indian Railway.

Linking Roads: Delhi-Agra National Highway No.2 (SherShah Suri Marg) passes through centre of District. Faridabad is located on both sides of the Delhi-Mathura National Highway No. 2.

Postal Code: 121001 | Longitude: 77°18'28" E | Latitude: 28°25'16" N| Area: 742.90 sq km | Altitude: 198 metres above sea level | Population: 1,798,954 (Census 2011) | Literacy rate: 83.00 (Census 2011) | STD Code: 0129 | Languages: | Best season to visit: All seasons to visit.

How to reach

By Air

The city is served by Indira Gandhi International airport, which is at a distance of 40 km from the heart of the city with separate domestic and international terminals. Daily flights ply to all major cities of India and abroad.
For more information please contact the airport and airlines.

Airlines Contact Details
IGI (International) +91 11 25652420
IGI (Domestic) +91 11 23376000
By Rail

Faridabad is one of the satellite towns of Haryana in NCR adjoining Delhi. It is situated on the Delhi-Agra-Gwalior highway. It is connected with high speed Rajdhani and Shatabadi trains or Express trains to all major cities of India. It has its own railway station besides its proximity with the Nizamuddin Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station & Old Delhi Railway Station.

Railway Station Contact Details
Faridabad +91 129 2413333, 130
Nizamuddin, Delhi +91 11 23366162
New Delhi +91 11 23750114
Old Delhi +91 11 23366177

General rail enquiry : 131, 1330/31/32, +91 11 233-66177/48787.
Metro Rail connectivity : Faridabad is well-connected with major parts of Delhi/NCR up to Delhi-Faridabad border. The Badarpur- Faridabad City corridor is also actively under construction.
Metro rail enquiry : 155370128128.

By Bus

There is a bus terminal in Faridabad besides its close proximity with the ISBT, New Delhi. There are frequent services along Faridabad-Delhi-Ambala-Chandigarh/Amritsar/Shimla route, Delhi-Faridabad-Mathura-Agra route and Faridabad-Delhi-Gurgaon-Jaipur route.
Haryana Roadways Volvo makes stop over and passes through Karnal.

Bus Terminal Contact Details
Faridabad +91 129 22961262
ISBT Delhi +91 11 2296-0290/8836

Helipad : Faridabad has its own helipad at Surajkund.

By Own Transport

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