Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states Punjab & Haryana. Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. The name Chandigarh translates as “The Fort of Chandi”. The name is derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, in the city. It is also referred to as the city beautiful due to its beautiful surroundings, central grid of gardens, each dedicated to the different species of flora and fauna. Chandigarh has developed as one of the beautiful city around the India. The roads around Chandigarh are surrounded by huge trees. Chandigarh was declared as the second cleanest city of India under Swachh Bharat Surakshan Mission. Chandigarh is one of the best places to spend your vacations.
As a travel guide in Chandigarh it provides an authentic travel information, of the city, budgeted hotels & guest houses, famous places, market, festivals etc.and many more things. We also arrange travel and tour packages in and around Chandigarh by car with several different car rental packages to choose from. So, book your seats know to make your vacations memorable.
Places to Visit
- Rock Garden
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a garden in Chandigarh, was also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden. It is completely built of industrial and home waste items. It is near Sukhna Lake. It consists of many sculptures and other kinds of wastes bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, pots, sinks, electrical waste, etc. it is one of the main tourist spot to visit in Chandigarh.
- Rose Garden
Rose Garden is a garden located in Chandigarh, with 50,000 roses-bushes of 1600 different species. It is the Asia’s largest Garden. The garden has not only roses, there are trees, some medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. The rose plants are planted in lawns and flower beds. Rosé Garden serves as the venue for hosting an annual rose festival called Rose Festival, a major cultural event in Chandigarh during February or March every year. The event includes food, drinks, joyrides, photography, gardening, landscaping, and Rose Prince and Princess. Many other people came to attend this event. It is one of the most popular tourist spot in Chandigarh.
- Sukhna Lake
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is located at the foothills of the Shivalik Range. It is one of there tourist spot in Chandigarh. This lake includes lawns, gym, indoor games, swimming pool and tennis courts etc. Sukhna Lake is the venue to celebrate the most popular Mango Festival held during the monsoon. Peoples from different lakes come here to celebrate the festivals. It is one of the famous picnic spot. In this lake there was motor boating and paddle boating and while boating we can have the view of the beautiful lake. The lake looks so beautiful at the time of sunset.
- Mohali Cricket Stadium
Mohali Cricket Stadium is the home of Punjab cricket association and the IPL team Kings XI Punjab. The stadium has been a venue to many local and international matches in India and has been a favorite venue of the cricket fans in India. Chandigarh is frequented built city which has been visited by thousands of visitors every year. The plethora of gardens and picnic spots, along with the clean and cool surroundings the city of Chandigarh is a must visit for every tourist who plans to visit India.
- International Dolls Museum
International doll museum in Chandigarh is one of the best museums of the country. It consists of a lot of dolls and puppets gathered from all over the world. International doll museum was constructed by Chandigarh administration to collaborate with the Rotary Club of Chandigarh. It is one of the best tourist spot for the kids. In this museum there are around 250 different kinds of dolls from several different countries like Denmark, Germany, Spain etc, and many more other countries. There was also an arrangement of puppet shows in the evening. So, if you are visiting Chandigarh with your family and children’s you must visit the international dolls museum.
Weather/Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Chandigarh is in the winter between Novembers to March when the temperatures are in the range of 20-25 degrees Celsius. At the time in January the day time temperatures may fall a bit lower and the nights are cold at a minimum of 2C.
Things to Do
There are many more things to do while having a visit to Chandigarh.
Shopping in Chandigarh
While shopping in Chandigarh there are amazing handicrafts, khadi items, handloom, art, decor and jewellery, furniture, antiques, cloth material and other handcrafted items.
Activities in Chandigarh
There are many outdoor activities in Chandigarh like Bird watching, boating, yachting, rowing, picnics, and water skiing etc.
Famous Food In Chandigarh
Chandigarh is counted as one of the part of Punjab so the famous food of chandigarh is as simple like the main food is chaat, gol gappe, maki di roti te sarso daa saag, pranthas with white butter is so famous and a lot of other Punjabi dishes.
Festivals & Events in Chandigarh
There are a lot of festivals that are celebrated in Chandigarh with a lot of enthusiasm like carnival festival, mango festival near Sukhna lake in which anyone can take place from younger to elder, and the second one is teej festivals in which ladies has to do fasting for their husband and apply mehndi on their hands and a lot of many more things. Any festivals whether it is of Punjabi or Hindus every festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
How to Reach?
One of the best ways to reach Chandigarh is by road because it has a lot of fun. The Delhi-Chandigarh Highway offers a smooth ride with plenty of restaurants and Dhabas on the way. The road leading to Chandigarh is well-connected by National Highways. As the distance between New Delhi to Chandigarh is around 246 km by Road which is approximately less than 4-6 hour drive.
The railway from Delhi to Chandigarh are inter connected with each through two fast running “Shatabdi’ from Delhi. The station is located away from the city centre, but you can hire a pre-paid taxi from the railway station to reach up to the city safely.
Chandigarh is served by the national carrier and is interred connected with Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai and many other cities, and from the airport one can get a taxi or auto rickshaw to get to your destination comfortably.