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Kanika Nevatia Oct 16 2015

Top 8 Weekend Getaways from Chandigarh

Pritha Manchanda Oct 16 2015
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If you are in Chandigarh and longing for a peaceful and relaxing weekend, we have good news for you! Crank up your travel playlist and hit the road to these top 8 weekend getaways from Chandigarh. Bon voyage!


A photographer’s paradise, experience the beauty of nature with this town’s breathtaking landscape, majestic hilltops and beautiful temples. Next stop is Manali,-i.e. if you have more days to spare! Not typically a weekend getaway, take out more time to explore Kullu-Manali and we guarantee you a holiday worth remembering.


From Chandigarh: 4 hours 42 mins (268 km)


When the city gets too to handle, Shimla, the "Queen of Hills" comes to the rescue. This major tourist hub is the best place to spend your weekend, especially if you want a quick dose of relaxation! Indulge in scenic delights, gourmet restaurants, rich flora-fauna and of course, the romantically cool temperatures!

From Chandigarh: 2 hours 7 mins (116 km)



If you want to enjoy the true flavours of Punjab, Patiala is the place to be. Shop for ethnic handicrafts, explore the history of frescoes and forts or indulge in a delectable culinary affair to make the most of your visit.

From Chandigarh: 1 hour 19 mins (69 km)



To get away from the cacophony of life, hit this serene destination. A backpacker’s paradise, Dharamsala qualifies as a spiritual getaway where you will love the rich Tibetan influence with the sight of foreigners at every nook and cranny.

From Chandigarh: 4 hours 20 mins (248 km)



Amritsar (Punjab) is not just about the world famous Golden Temple, but many other tourist attractions that make it one of top 8 weekend getaways from Chandigarh. A rich cultural hub for Sikhs, this place gives you insight into the history of the bygone era. From Jallianwala Bagh where the 1919 massacre took place to the punjabi dhabas where you can savour the mouthwatering Amritsari kulcha, this historical city lets you unfold one thing after the other.

From Chandigarh: 3 hours 56 mins (235 km)


Named after Shoolini Devi (an Indian Goddess), Solan is a tourist hotspot famous for shopping. Explore the rich cultural heritage or shop for traditional souvenirs for your loved ones while you are here. Resting between Chandigarh and Shimla, this place attracts many tourists from across India.

From Chandigarh: 1 hour 20 mins (70 km)

By Bhanu Sharma Solan

Morni Hills

Morni Hills is our choice for a quick pleasant break from the monotony of your life and to give an adrenaline rush to your system. You can choose from many adventure activities including trekking, bird-watching and rock climbing.

From Chandigarh: 35 km


A beautiful hill station perfect for rejuvenation--yes, Dalhousie is all about this and more. If you are planning your second honeymoon, this place needs to deserve a special mention in your travel bucket list. No street shopping, no malls, no party hubs, just you and your partner and serenity all around. WOW!

From Chandigarh: 5 hours 27 mins (323 km)

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Well, now you know that staying in Chandigarh has so many advantages. Besides the Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake, there is SO much to discover around this city. Make sure to add these top 8 weekend getaways from Chandigarh to your travel bucket list!

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