Chandigarh Travel Destination

Attractions in Chandigarh

Capitol Complex - The Capitol Complex situated in Sector 1 is the seat of government. Sector 1 was conceived and developed entirely by Le Corbusier. In fact the three geometrical concrete buildings in the Capitol Complex – the Legislative Assembly, the High Court, and the Secretariat – do not resemble anything that existed before.

Sunset in Chandigarh Lake
Rock Garden - Created by Nek Chand, this unique rock garden has thousands of sculptures set in large mosaic courtyards linked by walled paths and deep gorges and a combination of huge buildings with a series of interlinking waterfalls. The Rock Garden is now acknowledged as one of the modern wonders of the world. Over 5000 visitors each day, some 12 million people so far, walk around this vast creation.

Sukhna Lake - A major tourist spot in Chandigarh is the Sukhna Lake. Occupying an area of 3 km , it is thronged with the locals taking breezy

walks along its banks which has provisions for boating and yachting on all days.

Bougainvillea Park - Situated in Sector 3, the garden, created in 1976, is dedicated to hundreds of bougainvillea varieties. The creepers cover a wide assortment of arches, bowers, pavilions and arcades. About 65 different varieties of bougainvillea shrubs are planted in this garden.

Rose Garden - Sector 16 has the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Asia’s largest Rose Garden and is spread over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species of roses. This was planned by Dr. M.S. Randhawa as his interest in horticulture and fondness for flowers was profuse. Every year, either at the end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden. Over 20,000 people visit this festival. It’s one of the greatest celebrations in the city.

Shanti Kunj - The name means “Abode of Peace”. Trees, pools and streams crossed by curved bridges and a large number of meditation nooks define this garden.

Terraced Garden - Located in Sector 33, you will see hundreds of different varieties of flowers in the garden. In the evenings, enjoy the cool breeze that flows in the garden.

Topiary Park - The attraction here is the various animal shapes created out of creepers and bushes, and a large variety of ornamental plants which add to the park’s charm.

Government Museum and Art Gallery -This popular museum has a vast collection of miniature paintings of the Gandhara and Pahari schools of art. Erected on columns, the building is a work of art providing a natural canopy roof for the ground space. This is in fact the display area for large antique sculptures.

International Dolls Museum - Located in Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, and inaugurated on 24th December, 1985, it contains more than 300 dolls from almost every country in the world. This wonderful display is completed by the ten ceramic murals and a large model train.

Quick Getaways from Chandigarh

Mansa Devi and Chandi Mandir
- Situated at a distance of approximately 15 kms from Chandigarh, this is the temple from where the city of Chandigarh derives its name. The temple of Mansa Devi is about 15 km from the Chandigarh bus stand and situated in the state of Haryana. Devotees from all over the country visit this temple for blessings of the goddess Mansa Devi.

Chhatbir Zoological Park - The zoo is spread over an extensive wooded area on the banks of Ghaggar river. This large zoo is a recent addition to the area around Chandigarh and is home to more than 100 different mammals, birds and reptiles. But what you must see here are the Royal Bengal Tigers.

Pinjore Yadavindra Gardens - Situated at a distance of around 24 kilometres from Chandigarh at Pinjore, the Yadavindra Gardens are created on the lines of the Mughal Gardens of Delhi. The garden has a mysterious character with its grey-fringed palm trees, shapely cypresses, and dense groves of trees. The waterways traipsing from level to level sparkle in the sunlight and reflect white shining pavilions and balconies etched high against the blue sky. There are some more attractions in Yadavindra Gardens to look forward to like the Sheesh Mahal, Rang Mahal, and the Jal Mahal.
Pinjore Garden, Chandigarh

Morni Hills - Morni Hills, a beautiful hill resort, is situated at around 45 kilometres from Chandigarh in the Ambala district of Haryana. The hills combine the best of an idyllic hill resort with many adventure and fun opportunities. The hills are located in the lower reaches of Shivalik Range of Himalayas and are an ideal base for trekking, rock-climbing, and adventure sports. The hill station with its tranquil atmosphere and cool climate offers you overwhelming natural vistas and stunning views.

Events in Chandigarh

The Food Festivals are very popular with the locals and offer multi-cuisine choices from different regions of the country. The Mango Festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of the mango season. The Rose Festival in February, The Chrysanthemum show in December, Teej Festival in August held every year are other popular not-to-be-missed events.

Getting There & Away to Chandigarh

Flights to Chandigarh
The airport is located 11 kms from the City Center and various airlines connect Chandigarh to various main cities.
Trains to Chandigarh
Rail plays a very important part and the railway station is about 8 kms from the City Center in Sector 17. Various trains, like the Shatabdi Express, connect Chandigarh directly to Delhi, Amritsar and Kalka.
Car and Bus service to Chandigarh
It is 243 kms from Delhi and 264 kms from Amritsar. National highways 21 and 22 are the chief roads connecting Chandigarh to main cities and towns of neighboring states. Chandigarh Transport Undertaking buses ply to and fro from the railway station to coincide with the arrival and departure of all main trains.

Getting Around in Chandigarh

Taxis, auto-rickshaws, buses and cycle-rickshaws are easily available and are the main transportation in the city.
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