Faridabad Travel and Tourism Guide

Faridabad, the south-eastern district in the state of Haryana, was founded in 1607 AD by Baba Farid, treasurer of Jahangir and a Sufi saint. A saint's tussle to protect a town proved. Named after Baba Sheikh Farid a treasurer of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, Faridabad, was founded in 1607 AD with the object of protecting the Grand Trunk Road through the town. He built here a fort, a tank and a mosque which have been consumed by time and are in ruins. After the independence it provided refuge to many Pakistani refugees and gradually rose up as a light industrial development region. Much after the Indian independence, but on the Independence Day in 1979. Faridabad was declared as a district town of the state of Haryana. Presently Faridabad is one of the industrial capitals of India and houses hundreds of large-scale industries. Apart from that it also is a hub of small-scale industries mostly manufacturing mechanical and light engineering goods.

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