The top places worth visiting in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, the beautiful Indian city, is the capital of Punjab and Haryana, and a Union Territory governed by the Indian Central Government. Some of the striking and interesting features of Chandigarh are angled and neat straight roads, and its hilly backdrop. It was indeed the first planned city of India in the post-independence era. Chandigarh city is completely different from the rest of the cities for a variety of factors. Chandigarh in Punjab is organized and is positioned at the Himalayan foothills of the Shivalik range. It is a popular tourist destination as there are several places to visit in Chandigarh. As the first ever planned city is located at a higher altitude, the climate of Chandigarh is favourable, and stays the same all throughout the year. It is a favourite hotspot of tourists for there is less number of crimes taking place here.

It is interesting to know that Chandigarh got its name from Goddess Chandi, whereby the Temple of Goddess Chandi, is located some 15 kilometres away from Chandigarh. There are 47 sectors in Chandigarh further divided into government buildings, offices and residences, Chandigarh is not only home to popular educational centres and offices, but also there are many places of tourist attraction. Labelled as the city of parks and gardens, Chandigarh is popular for planned construction. This beautiful city is tourist’s paradise as it is the greenest of cities in India.

A visit to the Rock Garden can create lifetime memories

The Rock Garden is one of the interesting places in Chandigarh. The name Rock Garden stands for Sculpture Garden and is situated near the Sukhna Lake. Besides named as the Rock Garden, it is also addressed as ‘Nek Chand’s Rock Garden’, where Nek Chand was the founder of this beautiful garden. Find here beautiful sculptures and click pictures. Nek Chand, the founder of the Rock Garden Chandigarh, used to be a Government official and indulged in cultivating this garden in his leisure hours. His years of efforts have given birth to this grand and magnificent garden in Chandigarh. Till the year 1975, he kept this garden totally hidden. All through the garden, there are several sculptures of musicians, dancers and animals. Besides, there are various interlinked causeways running along the Sukhna Lake waterfalls. If you are the lover of art and have some aesthetic sense, then you will find this place really interesting. Created out of rocks and industrial wastes, The Rock Garden is a perfect fantasyland. Get to know about the Rock Garden Chandigarh timings before making it to the garden.

A visit to the aroma-rich Rose Garden

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Chandigarh is the tourist’s paradise for several good reasons. The beautiful and aroma-rich Rose Garden spreads across 30 acres and is indeed the largest of gardens in entire Asia. This Rose Garden is named after India’s former President, Zakir Hussain. There are a variety of roses in the garden and also plenty of medicinal herbs. The Rose Garden in Chandigarh is a popular getaway, home to more than 50000 rose plants and bushes. There are more than 1600 species of roses. Spot here camphor, bahera, bel and yellow Gulmohar besides so many varieties of roses.

The Dolls Museum in Chandigarh

If you are travelling to Chandigarh with kids, then you should visit the International Dolls Museum. I had a great experience here with my 5-year-old daughter who marvelled at the doll displays and puppets. Interestingly, The Dolls Museum in Chandigarh has puppets and dolls from around 25 different nations. International Dolls Museum was established in the year 1985, and it is managed and looked after by the Indian Council of Child Welfare. The toy section is really interesting, and who can avoid the toy train here?

The famous Pinjore Garden created by the Nawabs

The famous Pinjore Gardens in Chandigarh is also addressed as Yadavindra Gardens that was created by a Nawab. It was created under the rule of Aurangzeb and is really beautiful. Later on, Maharaja Yadavindra of the Patiala State expanded it further. This beautiful Pinjore Garden houses many palatial structures displaying the unique blend of Mughal and Rajasthani style of architecture. The garden is surrounded by a lot many beautiful places. Thus, it is a popular holiday destination.

Terraced Garden: a popular picnic spot

The Terraced Garden is the most popular picnic spot in Chandigarh at the foothills of Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. It is a well maintained botanical garden that spreads across 10 acres. The garden was built in the year 1979 and is visited mainly during the evening hours.

Le Corbusier Center

Le Corbusier building is converted into a museum only recently and was once used by Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French architect. When Le Corbusier was assigned the task of planning the city, he used this building as his main office.

Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh, the popular hill station near Chandigarh

Chandigarh is close to Parwanoo in Himachal, the most popular hill station near Chandigarh. Use the bypass road and travel to Parwanoo hill station from Pinjore. The finest of the unexplored hill station is famous for cable car rides, Timber Trail, and for a range of fruits and fruit products such as marmalades, jam and jellies.

Jogini Waterfalls: the popular waterfall near Chandigarh

There are so many waterfalls near Chandigarh and in Himachal Pradesh that you will be spoilt for choices. Jogini Waterfalls is a popular waterfall near Chandigarh in the Himachal. The Jogini Waterfall is just 4Km away from Vashisht Temple and is 7.5 kilometers away from the Manali Bus Stand. The waterfall moves down from the height of 150 feet and is a top attraction near Chandigarh.

There are so many places to visit in Chandigarh that it isn’t possible to describe them all. If you are a cricket enthusiast, you may check out the famous Mohali Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh. There is also the Museum and Art Gallery, and plenty of other places to see and visit

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