Top 5 Places to Visit in Chandigarh

Top 5 Places to Visit in Chandigarh

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Chandigarh

Chandigarh has been hailed for being a well-planned Indian city. It is also one of the prime hubs for travelers around the world. If you are reading this, then you are probably planning your entire itinerary out for your visit to Chandigarh. Guess what? It happens to be the greenest city in the country. So, you might as well want to have a change of air. With its open spaces and naturally placed greenery, Chandigarh is easily a natural respite for those who are tired of their city dwelling.

Truth to be told, Chandigarh even outsmarts Mumbai and Delhi in terms of its clean and open spaces. So, if you are a resident of that city and longing for a break, then you know where to go next. But Chandigarh is more than its eco-friendly stats, tourist spots engulf it, and you will fall in love with the city eventually. From its trendy markets to spacious roads, you will find the majesty that this city holds. So, here are the top 5 places you need to see when you are in Chandigarh.

Sculptures of the Rock Garden

The rock garden easily tops the list for its unique art and Instagram worthy displays.

What to do?

  • The rock garden is a labyrinth that connects multilevel displays and sculptures that are created out of ceramic, junk, and debris.
  • There are over 2000 figures which stand tall, scattered across the 40 acres of land.
  • The best time to visit Rock Garden is between 9 to 6 pm.
  • You can plan a one day trip over there but avoid weekends and public holidays
  • Sukhna Lake is another place that is dotted with more sculptures, pottery, and musicians.

How to reach Rock Garden?

City’s Capitol Complex

Capitol Complex, an open-air museum, has been dedicated to the creators' vision. It has also earned itself the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The office was formerly known as Le Corbusier, named after the swiss-french architect of the same name.

What to do?

  • The capitol complex constitutes of the secretariat, high court, the iconic open hand sculpture, and Vidhan sabha.
  • The open hand sculpture is made of concrete. It also symbolizes the city.
  • Try visiting during October and March.
  • You can join the guided tour that starts from 10 am, 12 am, and 3 am.

How to reach Capitol Complex?

Artificial Lake Sukhna

This artificial lake was made when Chandigarh was designed. It is a famous tourist spot and has become an intrinsic part of this city.

What to do?

  • If you are an early riser, then head towards the lake and take a morning walk on its pretty path.
  • You can even visit the lake during the evening for the same reason.
  • There are significant scale events that take place in this venue; you can follow up and visit one such occasion.
  • Try visiting the lake in the months between October to March
  • And don't forget to carry sun protection if you are traveling during the day time.

How to reach Lake Sukhna?

  • It is about 5.6 km away from the city center. So, we suggest that you take a cab and visit the place.

Rose Garden at the heart of Chandigarh

Located right in the center of Chandigarh, the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden was developed with the green belt that runs through the city.

What to do?

  • The garden has around a hundred species of roses that are showcased annually.
  • Visit during February or March
  • It is incredibly kid-friendly and ideal for a morning or an evening visit.

How to reach Rose Garden?

  • It is about 2.4 km away from the city center. So, we suggest that you take a cab and visit the place.

Mohali Cricket Stadium

This has been the home to IPL's Kings XI Punjab. It is also the seat of the Punjab Cricket Association.

What to do?

  • It has excellent spots for picnics.

How to reach Mohali Stadium?

  • It is about 8.2 km away from the city. So, we suggest that you take a cab and visit the place.

Wrapping Up

You need approximately 2 to 3 days at max to wrap up your travel itinerary for Chandigarh. 

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