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Jigyasha Prasad Nov 19 2014

What are the top 10 reasons to visit Chandigarh?

Pritha Manchanda Nov 19 2014
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Here are 10 reasons to visit Chandigarh and we bet you’ll end up falling in love with the city. The first planned city of post-Independence India, Chandigarh has something for every traveller.

Rock Garden

Rock Gardenin Chandigarh is created out of industrial waste, rocks, broken glass, bangles and concrete. As you enter the Rock Garden, you will get to see a series of maze-like arches, bridges and tunnels. Not to miss is the open-air gallery full of sculptures made out of ceramic pottery, glass bangles and wires.

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Boating on the Sukhna Lake

The Sukhna Lake is the ideal place for boating. Pick your favourite boat, sit back and take in the atmosphere. Paddle towards the centre of the lake and you’ll feel the cool breeze wafting your way. There’s also a joggers track around the lake where you can jog and enjoy the picturesque view of the lake and the Shivalik Ranges in the distance.

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Kalagram Village

Located on the Chandigarh-Kalka Road, “Kalagram” is an artisan village where you can potter around and pick up some amazing handicrafts as souvenirs for your loved ones. From handloom cloth material to khadi items and jootis, this marketplace offers a great experience to those on a shopping spree. Visit this place in the evening to catch folk and live band performances.

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Mohali Cricket Stadium

Cricket fans, hope you are reading this one! Mohali Cricket Stadium is one of the most famous cricket stadiums in the world. This stadium has a capacity of 30,000. The pitch at Mohali had the reputation of being the liveliest in the country. So if you are a cricket buff, do plan a visit to the Mohali Stadium.

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Cactus Garden

Located in Sector 5, Chandigarh, Cactus Garden is Asia’s largest outdoor landscaped cacti garden. Spanning an area of 7 acres, several rare and endangered species of cacti and succulents can be found in this sprawling garden. The garden has an amazing collection of more than 2,500 species of cactus. Don’t forget to buy some--they are lightweight and easy to carry.

from the official website of ixigo


Golfing is one of the best things to do in Chandigarh. Beautifully laid out courses with lush green surroundings, the city’s golf courses make for an amazing experience. The Chandigarh Golf Club is where you can try your hands at golfing. There are many golf courses in Chandigarh where you can sign up for a few golf lessons. Golfing is one of the 10 reasons to visit Chandigarh.

from the official website of chandigarhgolfclub.in

Shopping at Sector 17 Market

Sector 17 Market is a famous shopping complex in Chandigarh. An excellent place for foodies, this market has a number of superb roadside eateries and restaurants. This is also a great place to indulge in some retail therapy. From local boutiques to international branded showrooms, this market has everything to woo a shopaholic!

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Zip Lining at Kikar Lodge

Chandigarh has something for adventure junkies. One-of-its-kind, Zip lining is a 2-hour aerial adventure organized at Kikar Lodge. It involves zipping through 5 zip wires, 180 to 400 meters in length, separated by short walks. While you are here, you can indulge in other fun-filled activities including night safari, paintball and quad-biking. A truly exhilarating experience you cannot afford to miss!

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Pal Dhaba

Located in Sector 28-D, Pal Dhaba is a foodie’s paradise. Whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, this dhaba has something for every foodie. Baingan ka bharta and matar paneer coupled with tandoori rotis are this dhaba’s signature dishes. If you are non-vegetarian, you must try their butter meat and chicken curry. Check out other places to eat in Chandigarh while you are here.

from the official Facebook page

Rose Garden

The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is a botanical garden spread over 30 acres. It contains 1600 species of roses and over 50,000 rose bushes! The garden is Asia's largest. If you are here in February or March, don’t miss the annual rose festival called the Festival of Gardens. During the festival, apart from roses, the focus is also on food, drinks, joyrides, contests of various sorts, such as photography, gardening, landscaping and bonsai.

from the official Govt. website

Plan your trip to Chandigarh soon. It is quite easy to access. It has its own airport and a railway station. You can check the PNR status, if you are travelling to the city on a train. If you prefer flights over trains and are not getting the flights, a better alternative is to reach Delhi first, and hire one of the Delhi to Chandigarh cabs. The distance is about 240 km and taking a little more than 5 hours to cover the distance. There are many amazing hotels in Chandigarh across every budget category to choose from. Now that you know of 10 reasons to visit Chandigarh, get packing and head to the city for a fun-filled vacation!
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