Activities In faridabad
Faridabad might not be the cliché tourist destination, offering myriad options of sightseeing, adventure, relaxation, entertainment or worship; but, the city has just enough of everything for you to have a fulfilling stay. Be it families, kids, couples, groups or backpackers, the place has something for all.
A fun-filled outing to The Family Kingdom or a picnic at Leisure Valley Park is perhaps the best option, if you wish to spend some quality time with family. Adventure seekers can camp in the wilderness at Dhauj or indulge in golfing at the Aravalli Golf Course. A visit to Raja Nahar Singh Palace gives you an insight into the history of Faridabad while the multitude of shopping malls, multiplexes and fun zones across the city lets you explore its contemporary lifestyle. Surajkund Mela is a must-visit for one and all, as India tourism is incomplete without its vibrant festivities. Other noted events held in the city include Kartik Cultural Festival and Flower Show at Badhkal Lake Resort.
The Family Kingdom: A one-stop holiday destination
Set in lush green farmlands, The Family Kingdom offers a dose of adventure and entertainment all at one place. In the rustic village setting of this resort, you can take camel and bullock rides, and play ethnic games like gilli danda, kabbadi, kite flying, archery and airgun shooting. Sports, indoor games and adventure activities are other engaging avenues here. You can also tap your feet on the invigorating music and dance with live performances.
Women will particularly enjoy natural beauty care activities, such as mehndi application and mud bath. There is also the option to partake with rural men and women in domestic and creative activities like grinding grains, cooking on hearth, making ghee, pottery, matka painting and much more. The Haat will excite the shopper in you with its selection of glass bangles, jootis, dresses, handicrafts and terracotta. Authentic delicacies from Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab further make your trip to The Family Kingdom worthwhile.
Surajkund International Crafts Mela
Held in the month of February, Surajkund Mela is one of the biggest cultural events hosted in the state of Haryana. It is, in its true essence, a celebration of India’s culture and crafts, giving you a chance to witness everything desi. The fair has some of the best craftsmen from across the country, selling handcrafted lanterns, paintings, figurines, potteries, jewellery, stone vases, lacquer boxes and what not. Adding to the vibrancy of this fair are the dance performances, live folk music and acrobatics, coupled with delectable cuisine from across India, which makes it the best time to visit Faridabad.
Recreational Avenues: Picnic, Boating, Golf and much more
For those willing to spend the day at leisure, there is a multitude of options in Faridabad. Leisure Valley Park, set in the backdrop of the Aravalli Range, lends a perfect ambience for you to enjoy a nature walk by yourself or a fun picnic with your family and friends. You can also cherish the beauty of nature while boating in the calm waters of Surajkund Lake. It is also a popular picnic spot among the people of Faridabad as well as tourists.
Another recreational activity that might captivate your attention during your stay in Faridabad is golfing at the Aravalli Golf Course. Set in the foothills of the Aravalli Range, this 12-hole golf course covers an area of about 75 acres. It also hosts a golf tournament every year that witnesses participants from both India and abroad. You can enjoy a game of billiards at this golf course as well, besides exploring its restaurants, bars and clubhouse.
Camp Wild at Dhauj
Excite the adventurer in you with a trip to Dhauj Camp, situated in Manesar on the border of Faridabad and Gurgaon. This one-of-a-kind adventure camp offers a host of activities for you to indulge in, including rock climbing, flying fox, rappelling, zorbing, cliff jumping, raft building, obstacle course, cycling, hiking and river crossing. You can stay in the eco-lodges or safari tents in its premises to make the most of your Camp Wild experience.
During your leisure time, you can also take a sightseeing trip to Raja Nahar Singh Palace. With its beautifully carved minars and relics, the site is ideal for photographers as well as selfie enthusiasts. If you are visiting the city during spring, do not miss the Flower Show hosted at the Badhkal Lake Resort. The city also has several multiplexes, shopping malls, fun zones and even a 7D theatre for you and your kids to have a whale of a time.