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Excursions around Farrukh Nagar, Gurgaon

Surajkund: Surajkund is situated approximately 20 km from the heart of Delhi, between the villages of Baharpur and Lakkarpur. Located in the state of Haryana, the village gets its name from a fabulous water tank housed inside it. It is said that Suraj Pal, a Rajput King, got the tank constructed in the 11th century. Surajkund, near Delhi, is the perfect place to spend a day enjoying the rustic splendor of the city. It serves as the ideal break from the hectic and stressful life of the cities. The first thing that attracts you on entering Delhi Suraj Kund is the tank that merges beautifully with the rocky terrain.
The population of Surajkund Village is quite less, mainly consisting of cattle raisers or those working in stone quarries nearby. Away from the hustle bustle of the city, this village seems to be enveloped in a time wrap of its own. The fragrance of the food being cooked on earthen chulhas (cooking range), lit with cow dung, fills your nostrils. The forest nearby supports a rich flora and fauna. One of the main attractions of SurajKund, near Delhi, is the annual Surajkund Crafts Mela (fair). The fair takes place every year between the 1st and the 15th of February in the village complex.

During these fifteen days, craftsmen from all over India come to Suraj Kund to take part in the Mela. Infact, the fair has become one of the most important cultural fairs of Delhi. The venue of the Surajkund Mela is around the boundary of the water tank. All types of artisans, be it potters, embroiderers, weavers, wood carvers, metal workers, stone smiths or painters, participate in the Mela. For entertainment purposes, there are performances by folk dancers, musicians, acrobats and magicians.

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.