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Excursions around Farrukh Nagar, Gurgaon

Sohna Hills: Sohna Hills is situated at a distance of 56 km from Delhi. The name "Sohna" literally means gold. The place got this name from the gold dust that was once collected from the sands of streams flowing around it. There is also a pretty health-cum-holiday resort in Sohna Hills, near Delhi. Standing atop the Aravalli hills, the resort offers a breathtaking view of the landscape below. On the adjacent hill, is a ruined fortress, once a stronghold of local chieftains. Delhi Sohna Hills is the perfect place to get some break from the routine stressful life of the cities.
Peace and serenity abound in this place. The morning is filled with the sound of the calling peacocks. Also filling the atmosphere is the chiming of the temple bells in the Sohna town. One of the major attractions of Sohna are its sulphur springs, said to have medicinal properties. The sulphur springs have temperature in the range of 46.10 deg C to 51.70 deg C. Other facilities available at Sohna are the spa complex with sauna, sulphur and steam bath facilities for the tourists. There is also a small swimming pool, filled with water emitted from a wall mural.
Farrukh Nagar is a small town in the Delhi NCR region which falls in the state of Haryana, District Gurgaon situated about 20 KM in Gurgaon, named after the Mughal ruler Farrukh Siyer. The town was founded by commander Dalel Khan who later changed his name to Mohammad Faujdar Khan, near erstwhile town Khurampur and named it Farrukhnagar. In 1734 AD Faujdar became Nawab of Farrukhnagar by blessing from the Mugal Bhadshah. The town was made in the times of Shershah Suri. The town boasts of Sheesh Mahal, Jama Masjid, Mitrsen ki Bawdi, Sethani ki Hawli and Chattri. In the various direction of the town have five big enternace gate call Gangi Dawaraje out of which Dili Darwaja is still there.

In year 1757 king of Bharatpur attacked and owns this town. The king of Bharatpur ruled this town for seven years later Chief Minister of Mugal empire Gajiuddin got it back to Nawab. Nawab participated in 1857 revolt and because of this town was merge into Gurgaon. Before the revolt the town was with Ahmad Ali Khan who was from the family of Faujdar Khan. Later on was passed on to the Captain Tafjalus Hussain Khan Khor Khai. His son Mahmbat Sharauddin Haider Khan later on became the jaggirdar. That time town used to produce laksh ton of salt. The Govt. used to get 13 lakhs ruppes as income from here. Because of large scale of salt production town was linked to railway station.