Faridabad, founded by Sheikh Farid in 1607 A.D. is one of the largest city and a major industrial hub in Haryana. The main purpose of establishing this city was to protect the highways that were passing through the town. Faridabad is located at a distance of 25 km from Delhi and is well connected with the capital of India by an excellent network of rail and road.
The city has witnessed tremendous boom in the industrial sector with numerous industries manufacturing automobiles, electrical appliances, footwear and tires being established in Faridabad. In the agriculture sector the city is famous for producing the finest quality of Henna in India. Faridabad is also emerging as the new I.T hub in north India with small and medium companies doing brisk businesses. Top attractions for tourists in Faridabad include Badhkal Lake, Baba Farid's Tomb, Suraj Kund Tourist Complex and The Crafts Fair and Raja Nahar Singh Palace.