Ballabgarh Lake

Ballabgarh is a small village and earlier a princely town in Faridabad, Haryana State that lies 36 km from Delhi along the Delhi-Mathura road and was once ruled by the Jaat Kings who also constructed a beautiful Fort and Palace around 1739 and ruled over 101 villages. King Nahar Singh who ruled between 1823 and 1858 is highly regarded for his valour and bravery after he was martyred in the 1857-1858 battle for Independence of India.

On arrival, you can visit the Ballabgarh Fort and Palace, a Heritage site that was constructed out of White Sandstone in the ancient Shekhawati style of architecture by King Balram who had ruled between 1702 and 1754. It was later renovated and restored to its original grandeur by King Nahar Singh using 30 well skilled artisans who belonged to Rajasthan as they were well known for their ancient and old traditional techniques. Recently, this fort was again renovated under the skilful supervision of a French architect after Mr. Ram Niwas, who was the Deputy Commissioner then, took up the work to resurrect this beautiful historical monument. Nearby is the Ballabgarh Lake where you can enjoy a quiet picnic and angling.

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Ballabgarh Lake (36km): A quiet tourist resort located along the Delhi - Mathura Road, Ballabgarh is an ideal picnicking, holidaying and fishing spot.

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Sarika Tiger Reserves (240km): The reserve is located on the Aravalli Mountain Range. The wildlife includes tiger, leopard, sambar, wild boar etc. The park also has the ruins of a 9th century Shiva Temple.