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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular outdoor activities in Chandigarh?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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Natural beauty coupled with pleasant weather, picturesque skylines and incredible sunsets Chandigarh is the perfect place for outdoor fun filled activities. The city has several spots where you can get back to nature. Venture out and connect with the soul of the city. Some of the things that you could engage in are:

  • Boating

The vast Sukhna Lake is an ideal place for boating cruises and make-believe voyages as you paddle towards the deep center. Pick your choice of boat, sitback and enjoy the cool breeze that wafts your way, with the Shivalik ranges standing tall in the distance. On a typical Chandigarh evening the sky is blindingly clear blue and the best way to revel in the experience and sight is from the seat of a boat. The ride must have built quite an appetite by now, not helped by the aromas breezing your way. On a winter evening indulge in bread pakoras and piping cup of tea or a tub of ice cream on a fine summer evening, even as the usual batch of joggers and sprinters zip past you.

  • Theme Parks

Whether you want to treat the child in you or with you, the
amusement parks in Chandigarh are a regular delight. Funcity is more of a water park while Thunderzone is an amusement cum water park. Splash through water, as you come zipping down the waterslides and land face first in crystal clear pool of water and emerge spluttering out, grinning ear to ear. As you enter Thunderzone, the sight of Octopus and Caterpillar rides may be a bit of an anti-climax, but do not be fooled by their appearance. They may appear tame, the swinging cars and tracks will quicken your heart rate. There are plenty of rides to amuse children, especially the Sun n Moon and Splash. For adults, take all your driving frustration and turn it into something playful at Striking Cars, as you bump into other cars left, right and center and finally get the chance to drive without any traffic rules.

  • Golfing


Beautifully laid out courses with lush green surroundings, the city’s golf courses are sure to make any professional golfer’s heart skip a beat. There is the Chandigarh Golf Club, CGA Golf range and Panchkula Golf Club where you could indulge in a tee time. Had a full day of sightseeing and shopping and not tired enough to turn in? You could indulge in night golfing at Chandigarh Golf club, next to Sukhna Lake. A novice to golfing or want to try your hand at swinging the golf club? All the golf courses provide learning facilities and you could sign up for a few lessons.  Hotel Mountview and Hotel Shivalikview, both run by CITCO, also arrange for golf packages for tourists.


Put on your walking sneakers and walk the beautiful and quiet streets in the morning as the city stirs awake, past old trees that canopy wide roads lined by grand homes and into the refreshing fold of Chandigarh’s lush greenery.

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