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Places to Visit in Chandigarh

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Experience Time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 1 kms

Rose Garden

Located in sector 16 of Chandigarh, Rose Garden is a blooming garden which showcases nature at its best. The garden is spread over a massive area of 30 acres and is packed with an exquisite variety of flowers making it quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts. It is the largest garden of its kind in Asia and was built in the year 1967 under the guidance of the First Chief Commissioner, MS Randhawa. Named after India's former president Zakir Hussain, the Rose Garden is also known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. As the name suggests, the park exhibits some of the rarest and exquisite varieties of roses and is said to be home to about 825 varieties of flowers. The other major attraction of the garden is more than 32,500 varieties of trees and medicinal plants. Neatly planted in an orderly way by expert gardeners, the garden serves as a perfect place to gather around and relax. The place is a sight to behold when the flowers are in their full bloom. The natural beauty of this garden is only enhanced by the presence of azure mountains in the background. A beautifully laid down fountain is also placed in the midst of the Rose Garden. With its relaxing environment and verdant beauty, Rose Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Chandigarh.

Experience Time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 4 kms

Rock Garden

Located in sector 1 of the beautiful city Chandigarh, The Rock Garden has been designed as an open-air exhibition hall using urban and industrial wastes by Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector in Chandigarh. Also known as Neck Chand's Rock Garden, this massive 40-acre garden is a colourful mosaic of art pieces and sculptures made from industrial and home waste. The Rock garden was built in the year 1957 by officer Nek Chand single-handedly in his spare time and has become a long-standing symbol of imagination and novelty in the city. Having a total of about 5,000 statues within its bounds, the Rock Garden is one of the prime attractions of Chandigarh and is a must visit. The Rock Garden area is divided into three different phases which have different types of installations and embellishments in them. Phase one is a labyrinth of terracotta pots, chambers and niches that have been decorated with tiles, mirrors, broken bangles, tube light pieces and even toilet fixtures. Statues of various animal, birds and human figures made out of an array of waste matter are installed here. The second phase of the Rock Garden has a huge waterfall and is a major crowd puller in the garden. Amphitheatres, courtyards and intricate pathways are the primary characteristics of this phase, which includes a miniature village as well. Many cultural programmes are held here during various months of the year. Lastly, the third phase is where life size statues of elephants and camels are being installed.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 4 kms

Sukhna Lake

Nestled at the foothills of Shivaliks, Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake set amid the picturesque surroundings of Chandigarh. Stretching for a distance of 3 kilometres, the Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake and is one of its kind in the city created in the year 1958 by damming the seasonal stream, Sukhna Choe that comes down from Shivalik Hills. With its pristine blue water, the lake serves as a perfect location for a stream of morning joggers and walkers who can also enjoy the fresh air. Apart from serving as a delight for artists and photographers, the lake is also a spot for sports activities such as boating, trampoline jumping and a recent addition of Solar Cruise. It is home to several species of fishes and migratory birds such as Siberian ducks and cranes. Being the home to several varieties of fishes and migratory birds, Sukhna Lake has been declared by the Government of India as a reserved national wetland. Bounded by a golf course on the south and popular Rose Garden towards west, the lake offers a mesmerizing view for its visitors at all time of the day. Sukhna Lake is quite popular amid the locals and visitors, the place is a perfect destination for solitude seekers.

Experience Time: 3 to 4 hours

Distance: 7 kms

Fun City

Located on an expanse of 43 acres, this water amusement park in Ramgarh is the biggest in North India. It boasts of one activity pool, three landing pools and a wave pool, a cluster of water slides of various shapes and sizes, which makes for a delightful ride for the water lovers. Other popular draws are the lazy river ride, splash pool, aqua dance, slides like white multi lane, typhoon tunnel, white slide, red dragon slide, run away raft slide and pendulum slide.

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 2 kms

Terraced Garden

The Terraced Gardens of Chandigarh is a famous and much-loved tourist attraction that is located in Sector 33 of the main city. The attraction boasts of being home to a myriad of colourful and vibrant flowers, the beauty and cheerfulness of which attracts tourists from not only Chandigarh and neighbouring areas, but from practically all across the country. The exuberance of the flowers is indeed contagious, and people who visit the Terraced Gardens never leave without a huge smile on their faces. The Terraced Garden was established in the year 1979, and have gained immense popularity ever since. Covering a total area of 10 acres, the gardens are full of lush greenery and provide scenic views. It had been named so because of the different levels, shapes and terrace designs that can be seen here. Perhaps the main attraction at the Terraced Gardens is the lighted musical fountain which comes to life in the evenings, when famous folk songs, as well as film songs, are played, and tourists are found clicking endless photos with the splashing water serving as the perfect background. The gardens are the ideal place for nature lovers and travellers to visit, to experience a beautiful day in Chandigarh in the lap of nature, and to enjoy the much-needed relief from the daily monotonous schedule. The gardens are also especially popular amongst youngsters and couples, who flock to the park in large numbers to enjoy a few moments of peaceful silence. The Terraced Gardens also hosts the Chrysanthemum Flowers Show, which is an annual exhibition of these flowers on an immense scale. This is perhaps yet another reason why the attraction continues to be so popular amongst the masses, and why it definitely should not be missed while on a tour of Chandigarh.

Experience Time: 8 days

Distance: 288 kms

Roopkund Trek

Perched at an elevation of 5,029 m above the sea level in the lap of Trishul Peak and Nanda Ghunti is a place full of mystery, Roopkund. Also called as ‘Mystery Lake’, the place is synonymous to its name owing to the discovery of human skeletons and horses remains from Paleolithic age at this very place. Surrounded by mesmerizing scenic beauty of lush green mountains and rocky glaciers, the place presents a perfect package as a trekking trail. The human and horse skeletons found around Roopkund are believed to be about 500-600 years old. The place remains frozen almost throughout the year but offers a great view of beauty. The trekking trail to Roopkund in itself is quite fascinating including the trek through rustic villages, the bewitching alpine meadows and a beautiful sacred pond, BedniKund with its crystal clear water. The trek gets steep from Bedni Bugyal to Roopkund. Almost 5 kms before the final destination lies Baguabasa situated 4,100 m above the sea level. If you are looking for some adrenaline pumping activity, while enjoying the panoramic scenic beauty, this place serves as a perfect trekking trail for you.

Experience Time: 2-3 hrs

Distance: 14 kms

Pinjore Gardens

Pinjore Gardens is a beautiful Mughal Garden made in 17th Century India located in the city of Pinjore, in the district of Panchkula, Haryana. The garden expands over a massive area of 100 acres and is a beautiful place to unwind with nature in the ever-growing concrete city. The Pinjore garden is also known as Yadvinder Garden which is famous all over the world for its well-maintained greenery, refreshing fountains and mesmerising water bodies. Tourists from all over the world visit the Pinjore gardens to experience this Mughal creation that India has very proudly and carefully maintained. Pinjore Gardens are a good illustration of terrace gardens in India. During Baisakhi, between April and June, the Garden serves as the venue of the annual Mango Festival. It doesn't just have a vast expanse of beautiful flora but also houses a mini zoo, an area dedicated to historic places, a serene Japanese garden, a splendid nursery and some areas that serve as picnic spots. So, the Gardens have enough for everyone, be it kids or adults. Many believe that the Pandava brothers rested her for a while during their exile. The best time to explore the gardens is in the evening time. The entire garden is lit up after sunset in such a way that the ambience of the garden changes completely.

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 2 kms

Government Museum and Art Gallery

Government museum and art gallery in Chandigarh is one of the prominent museums of India that speaks well of the Indian history and partition. Established in August 1947, the museum is known for its rich collection of paintings, artefacts, and sculptures. Moreover, its unique architecture which was designed by Le Corbusier is highly spoken of. On 6th May 1968, Dr MS Randhawa, then chief commissioner of Lahore inaugurated the museum. The mission of this institution is to encourage appreciation of values embedded in Art and bring it close to the lives of people through interpretation of its rich collection and innovative programs. Located in the centre of the town, it offers the view of the Shivalik ranges in the backdrop. Visiting here gives you in-depth knowledge in the form Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings.

Experience Time: 3-4 hrs

Distance: 13 kms

Thunder Zone

The city of Chandigarh is synonymous with stimulating amusement and water parks, which offer the locals as well as tourists with an exciting option to spend their day with their loved ones amidst the fun, frenzy and entertainment. The Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park is one such attraction, which caters to people of all age groups and provides them with exciting and thrilling rides to enjoy. This place is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful amusement parks in all of northern India and was established on 15 May in 2002. Located just 13 kilometres away from the heart of the city, it is spread over a total land of 11 acres. Thunder Zone boasts of having many incredible amusement rides, water waves and slides for people to enjoy, other than four large pools in the water park; and the lush green lawns serve as the perfect backdrop for clicking some beautiful photographs after a day full of fun and enjoyment. Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park is a fantastic and exciting place to be at, and this second water park to be established in Chandigarh is gaining popularity with each passing day. This is why a visit to the amusement park is a must, to enjoy a relaxed and carefree day away from the hustle bustle and tensions of daily life.

Experience Time: 1 to 2 hours

Distance: 5 kms

Botanical Garden

Comprising of two gardens, the botanical gardens spread over Chandigarh and is adorned by a huge variety of systematically arranged plant species that are both exotic and evergreen. One is placed in the Punjab University campus and the other is positioned in between the Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden in Sector-1.

Experience Time: Around 2 hours

Distance: 1 kms

Shanti Kunj

Set between the Cricket Stadium and the Rose Garden in Sector 16, Shanti Kunj is a garden fed by a natural stream that divides it into five blooming islands.

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Distance: 1 kms

International Dolls Museum

Founded in the year 1985 by the Indian Council of Child Welfare, the museum contains a wide collection of fascinating dolls and marionettes brought from countries like Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Korea, and Russia that stand beside the huge Indian collection. The toy train and the ceramic fresco depicting the giant German railway station and other historical milestones are the other attractions here.

Experience Time: Around 2 hours

Distance: 3 kms

Bougainvillea Garden

With fifty varieties of bougainvillea on display, this garden established in 1976 is spread over 20 acres. Its popularity lies in its varied shaped bougainvilleas- arch, pavilions, a cluster of bowers, and arcades. The annual Bougainvillea festival is a major draw here.

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Distance: 82 kms

Nangal Wetlands

Nangal is a beautiful small town situated at a distance of 100km from Chandigarh in Punjab. The wetland is bounded by Sutlej River, canals and magnificent hills. It is the main attraction for tourists to this place and with the establishment of the Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej River, the place has gained more popularity. The Nangal lake is a beautiful artificial lake which is 6 Km long shaped by the Nangal dam. About 40,000 migratory birds fly here in winters and this lake is a heavenly paradise for bird lovers. Nangal is a flourishing township drawing hundreds of tourists due to the powerful and nifty Bhakra Dam Project and beautiful Nangal Lake. The Nangal town which lies on the foothills of Shivalik ranges is divided into two parts which are Nangal Township and Naya Nangal. Naya Nangal is said to be the best town in India in terms of facilities, cleanliness and natural beauty.

Experience Time: 2-3 hrs

Distance: 2 kms

Leisure Valley

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and attractive tourist locations that can be found in Chandigarh, the Leisure Valley is an eight-kilometre long linear stretch that covers a large part of Chandigarh. The place is also known as 'the lungs of the Chandigarh city', as this 'garland of gardens' not only adds to the beauty of the city but also helps to keep it clean and pollution free. The Leisure Valley is one of the most loved tourist attractions in the entire town, and people like to visit this attraction time and again to break free from the monotonous and stressful daily routine. The Leisure Valley is the only valley in the whole country that has set up different kinds of themed gardens in the entire city, and the attraction comprises of everything from rose and bougainvillaea gardens to parks meant for walking and exercise. There are twelve different gardens and parks in the Leisure Valley, and the most famous ones include the Rose Garden, Terrace Garden, Botanical Gardens, Hibiscus Garden and Smriti Upvan. The valley was designed and developed by Le Corbusier with an aim to convert the city of Chandigarh into the City of Gardens, and one cannot deny that he has succeeded in his endeavour in all ways. The three-day long festival that takes place at Leisure Valley is an added delight, and it attracts visitors not only from the city itself but also from all parts of the country. The easy accessibility, flexible timings and clean and peaceful environment all contribute to making it a must visit place while in Chandigarh.

Experience Time: 2 hours

Distance: 2 kms

Garden of Fragrance

Garden of Fragrance as the name suggests is famous for its fragrant plants such as Mehndi, Haar Shingar, Raat ki Rani, Motia, Champa, demask rose and varieties of jasmine. The park with beautiful landscape also offers a delightful walk for its visitors.

Experience Time: Around 2 hours

Distance: 2 kms

Children Traffic Park

Replete with real-life road scenarios, the Children Traffic Park in Sector 23A has extensive traffic control mechanisms such as road bents, inclines and declines, overpass, underpass, parallel parking area, blind alley, and uncontrolled intersections, T-Intersections, Stop Signs and Blinkers. The park also displays road markings and signs to train a child in road rules. Driving tests for children are also conducted thrice in a week and its time is set between 9 AM to 10 AM.

Experience Time: Around 3 hours

Distance: 2 kms

Hibicus Garden

Founded in 1996, Hibiscus Garden houses over 40 varieties of Hibiscus shrubs over an 8 acre expanse. It is located in Sector 36.

Experience Time: Around 1 hour

Distance: 2 kms

Topiary Park

A children's park with excellent playing facilities, Topiary Park in Sector 35 is a favourite amongst the little ones.

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Distance: 5 kms

Forest Reserves

Spread over 3245 hectares, the forest reserve of Nepali and Kansal is pregnant with floral and wild life, many of which have been declared as endangered. Some of the popular animals here are neelgais, antelopes, jahares, jackals, and hyenas. If you are planning to camp here, you will need prior permissions from the Forest Department to explore the wilderness. The District Administration also organizes various trekking expeditions into the jungles.

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Distance: 2 kms

Punjab Kala Kendra

Located in Sector-16, this academy has an astounding compilation of modern art and also conducts exhibitions on various subjects to support budding artists.

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Distance: 2 kms

Museum of the Evolution of Life

Showcasing the evolutionary roadmap of human lives, this museum has galleries on Astronomy, Archaeology, Pre-historic and Geology presented with scientific and technical display and complete with reference libraries.

Experience Time: 2 to 3 hours

Distance: 2 kms

National Gallery of Portraits

Chronicling the Independence era, this museum houses the portraits, recorded voices of the great leaders of India and rare documents in connection with the freedom struggle. It also houses a library that archives a huge collection of books on the freedom movement. National Gallery of Portraits also screens a film on the freedom movement of India on every Sunday at 2 pm. The Gallery's prime collection is on Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.

Experience Time: Around 2 hours

Distance: 5 kms

Fitness Trails

Covering an area of 94 acres, the Fitness Trails in Sector-10 has 50 acres dedicated to flowering plants in a multicolored bloom, and the other 44 acres is dotted with sculptures by various artists and a trail for people to jog on.

Experience Time: 2 to 3 hours

Distance: 4 kms

The Capitol

Housing the Legislative Assembly, the Secretariat, the High Court and the Capitol designed by Le Corbusier is another architectural marvel composed of twofold cover, which appears like an overturned umbrella. It is the headquarters of both the Punjab and the Haryana governments.

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Distance: 4.8 kms

Elante Mall

Elante Mall is the second largest mall of Chandigarh situated in Industrial Area Phase 1. Sprawling over a vast 20 acres of land, the mall is facilitated with new age technologies in the retail space area, the parking and the PVRs. It boasts of a massive food court lined with umpteen eateries, an enormous play zone for kids and several apparel, footwear and cosmetics outlets.

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Distance: 2.5 km

ISKCON Chandigarh

ISKCON Temple is located in Sector 36B, Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh. The shrine is one of the several of the chain temples spread all over the country and across the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha; and is visited by thousands of devotees all through the year. The shrine reverberated with peace and tranquility and is a must visit place.

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Distance: 2.6 kms

Le Corbusier Centre

Le Corbusier Centre is a popular heritage spot in the city of Chandigarh, situated at Sector 19B and dedicated to the ancient architect of the city- Le Corbusier who was a Swiss- French architect and originally designed the city almost six decades ago. The building houses the legacy, research, study, writings and works of the famous architect.

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Distance: 5 kms

Open Hand Monument

Open Hand Monument is an amazing work of art located at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh city. The monument is an open hand symbol for the Government of Chandigarh, designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier, which means "the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind". It can also rotate with the wind.

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Distance: 5.4 kms

Japanese Garden

Located in Sector 31A in Chandigarh, Japanese Garden is a well-groomed, beautifully maintained park which houses a park, water bodies, pagoda towers, waterfalls, meditation centres, buddha idol and several other structures. The park has two phases interconnected by an underground tunnel which is adorned with beautiful Japanese paintings.

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Distance: 0.9 kms

Sector 17 Market

Sector 17 Market is the most popular of the city. Replete with several big brand stores, international outlets, food chains and eateries, the market is popular both among the youngsters and the adults. From kids wear to fashion apparels to bridal stores and the like, the market has got something for everyone and is bustling with visitors all through the day.

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Distance: 4.3 kms

Butterfly Park

Located in Sector 26, Chandigarh, Butterfly Park is a popular park in the city. The garden is well maintained with beautiful landscaping and houses a total of 35 species of butterflies and more. The park has been designed to facilitate an ideal environment for the breeding of butterflies. For the same reason, it has special silence zones where loud noises or any harsh sound is prohibited.

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Distance: 6.5 kms

Garden of Silence

Situated in Bhagwanpura, Chandigarh, Garden of Silence is a meditative space which house a massive idol of Buddha. The garden swears by its name and it offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for meditation amidst lush green surroundings with a beautiful view of the Shivalik Ranges in the backdrop.

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Distance: 19 kms

Chattbir Zoo

Chattbir Zoo, also known as Mahendra Choudhary Zoological Park is a zoological park in Zikarpur near Chandigarh. The park is home to a vast variety of animals, birds and reptiles. Sprawling over an expansive 202 acres of land, the zoo offers an open enclosure to the animals to retain their natural habitat environment. The highlight of the zoo is Royal Bengal Tiger.

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Distance: 8.2 kms

Mohali Cricket Stadium

Officially known as the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali Cricket Stadium is an enormous stadium in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh. The stadium boasts of a capacity of 26950 spectators and is home to the Punjab cricket team - Kings XI Punjab. The stadium was inaugurated in 1993.

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Distance: 6.4 kms

Cactus Garden

Spread over a vast area of 7 acres, Cactus Garden is situated in Panchkula, Sector 5 in the city of Chandigarh. The garden is also known as National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre and was established to preserve and protect the dying species of cactus. Currently, the garden boasts of housing around 500 varieties of cacti.

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Distance: 2.1 kms

Musical Fountain Show Sector 17

Musical Fountain Show is held at Sector 17 in Chandigarh and is a popular place of recreation and sightseeing. The show is held in the evening hours and is a wonderful display of water fountains dancing to a rhythmic livid music. The place is thronged by locals and tourists alike to visit the show.

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