Chandigarh Tourism: The Model City that Makes India Proud At
Tourism in Chandigarh, the capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab, is marked for its excellence in architecture as well as in high standard of living. It is however the best formulated city in India. It was a dream of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru to make Chandigarh a proud rather modern face of India and today Chandigarh represents the heights of architecture with the elegances of natural beauty and the entire credit of execution goes to Le Corbusier. The amalgamation of modern engineering with the primitive Mother Nature has given birth to the India's oldest prosperous city Chandigarh which well justifies the concept of The City Beautiful.
Places of Interest in Chandigarh :
Visit to Rock Garden: Many art forms in Rock Garden are made of the urban and the industrial waste. It is however the oldest of its kind in all over the world.
Travel to Sukhna Lake: Located in the foothills of Shivalik range Sukhna the artificial Lake provides an ample scope to enjoy the beauties of nature to the lees. Under water sports and boating are the matter of attraction to the enthusiasts.
Places to See in Chandigarh Leisure Valley: It is an 8 km horizontal park that runs through the city and rejuvenates the visitors.
Chandigarh Museum and Gallery: It is famous after Lahore for the maximum collection of the Buddhist sculpture. There is also a large collection of Indian paintings in the museum.
Popular Rose Garden of Chandigarh: Stretched over an area of 27 acres Rose Garden of Chandigarh is the biggest rose garden in Asia. Surprisingly it has more than 17,000 plants which produce 1,600 varieties of roses.
Other Gardens of Chandigarh: It Breathes; Chandigarh Lives, Terraced Garden, Botanical Garden, Fitness Trails, Garden of Fragrance and Hibiscus Garden are the popular ones.
Forests and Trees of Chandigarh: Most of the places of Chandigarh are hilly and surprisingly 3245 hectares are under forest. The reserve forest, situated in the outskirts of the city, also a worth visiting place to the visitors who love to enjoy nature in tranquility.
Must to visit City Centre of Chandigarh: It is the largest shopping centre which amalgamates the concept of the cuboids building blocks and open spaces. It is a favorite place for the citizens as well as tourists who shop and sit there.
Chandigarh's Educational Institutions: Chandigarh houses some reputed institutions for all streams like P.G.I, Punjab University, Govt. College of Arts, Punjab Engineering College, College of Arch, and GMC and so on.
Conference Facilities at Chandigarh: Due to the conference facilities in the recent times the city has become an important place for national and International conferences.
Excursion Tour from the Chandigarh Region:
The entire Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal are well connected with Chandigarh by road.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism Places:
Kasauli Tourism: Situated 77 km away from Chandigarh, Kasauli, a hill station is popular for its enchanting beauty among the visitors. The pleasant atmosphere along with exotic natural view has given Kasauli a distinctive place among the all hill station of India. The lights of Chandigarh are visible from Kasauli at night. It is also a home of remarkable public schools like Sanawar and many more.
Shimla Tourism: Located 120 km away from Chandigarh, Shimla, and the capital of Himachal Pradesh is another popular hill station to the tourists. If one comes to Shimla via Chandigarh he can view the brewery of the large hill town Solan on the way. Northern Railway also has initiated Shivalik Palace on demand.
Explore in Timber Trail: A must visited place for tourists Timber Trail a famous rope way resort is located in the charming valley near Parwanoo on the Kalka Shimla highway. It is situated 30 km away from Chandigarh and thus become a place to chill on weekends.
Tour to Chail: Initiated by the Maharaja of Patiala Chail was once the summer capitol of Patiala. It provides a mind blowing view to the mountains. There are number of hotels and lodges nearby. The palace of yesterday serves as the star hotel today.
Visit to Renuka Lake: Situated 95 km away from Chandigarh Renuka Lake has its own natural beauty as well as history that attract the tourists down the ages. Interestingly, the shape of the lake resembles the profile of a woman and thus it is believed to be the manifestation of Renukaji, the mother of Parshuram, one of the ten avtars of Lord Vishnu. It is however the largest lake in Himachal with the circumference of 2.5 km.
Haryana Tourist Attraction Places:
Must to See Pinjore Yadavindra Gardens: Situated 20 km away from Chandigarh, Pinjore Yadavindra Gardens is a 17th century typical Mughol garden by Nawab Fidal Khan, a cousin general of Aurangzeb, the Mughol emperor. This garden also has the relevance with Hindu mythology. It is believed that the Pandavas has taken rest there during their relegation. Fountains and pavilions have made the place attractive whereas the amalgamation of the design of Mughol and Rajasthani style has stolen the heart of the visitors. The gardens occupy 100 acres of land and houses Sheesh Mahal, Rang Mahal and Budgerigar hotel. Over all, it a must visited place to the visitors.
Travel to Morni Hills: Morni Hills 45 km from Chandigarh is a perfect combination for both thrill and chill. It is the ideal place for rock climbing and trekking. Langur, deer, leopards, rhesus monkeys and most importantly peacocks are in plenty. There are numbers of hotels, lodges and guest houses to serve all categories of tourists. Mountain Quail is an example of excellent hotel that runs by Haryana Tourism Corporation.838
Tours to Mansa Devi and Chandi Mandir: These ages old temples are archetypal illustration of the North Indian architecture. These temples are only 10 km away from Chandigarh and attract the admirers. Chandi Mandir is devoted to Ma Chandi and Mansa Mandir to Ma Mansa.
Kurukshetra: - Kurukshetra as everybody knows is popular for its relation with Hindu mythology. It is considered as the sacred spot where Lord Krishna encouraged Arjuna, the Pandava hero with his message from Bhagvat Gita. Number of temples and holy pools can be observed here.
Punjab Tourism Destinations:
Visit to Chhatbir Zoological Park (15 km from Chandigarh): Located on the bank of the Ghaggar Chhatbir Zoological Park is the home of more than hundred different birds, reptiles and mammals. Royal Bengal Tigers are the greatest attraction of this zoological park and Lion safari also catches the attention of the visitors. This 15 years old zoo is however the recent addition to the area around Chandigarh.
Trip to Bhakra Nangal: The highest dam, Bhakra spans river Sutlej and is situated 116 km away from Chandigarh. It supplies light to whole of North India. The main dam has 40 sq km reservoir, Govind Sagar which has restaurants and boating facilities too.1019
Tour to Anandpur Sahib: Anandpur Sahib or Takhat Sri Keshgarh, one of the four Takhts of the Sikh Religion has its own religious implications in the history of Punjab. The word Takht means throne. Most importantly, the tenth Sikh guru Govind Singh here sanctified his apostles in the Khalsa. The gurudwara is very popular among the Sikhs.
AmritsarTourism: Founded by Guru RamDas, the fourth guru of the Sikhs, the popular Golden Temple is the asset of Amritsar the age old and holy city of Punjab. Along with rich Sikh culture this city also excels in trading.
Sanghol Tourism: Situated 40 km away from Chandigarh Sanghol is one of the prime Buddhist sites of Fatehpur Sahib Districts. It is basically popular for the museum which has widely collected the ruins from the late Harappan Civilization to 6th century AD onwards. This place has archaeological potential and by the time random excavations have explored the bygone history of the place. Different seals not only have revealed the dynasties but also have thrown light on the contemporary religions.
Patiala Tourism: Patiala, the capital of the state is located 70 km away from Chandigarh. The prominent places are Moti Bagh Palaces, the Sheesh Mahal, Qila Andron, Qila Mubarak, the huge Baradari Garden and the art gallery and so on.
Rauza Sharif of Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi, Mujadid Alif-Saani at Sirhind: This beautiful mausoleum is considered as the 2nd Mecca by Sunni Muslims and visited by thousands of Naqshbandhi Muslims from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Indonesia. Numerous cenotaphs and tombs along with the mosque have increased the respect of the mausoleum.
Aam Khas Bagh: Constructed by Babar and reconstructed by Shah Jahan, Aam Khas Bagh is a highway inn which served both the royal and common people of its time. The royal portion of the inn facilitates hot and cold air conditioning system and an unique hydraulic system to move the fountain.
The Festivals of Chandigarh:
There are a number of festivals celebrated in Chandigarh, which sweep the citizens as well as the visitors in the wave of happiness throughout the year.
There are certain beautiful gardens in Chandigarh :
How to Reach Chandigarh:
How to Reach Chandigarh By Road: Chandigarh is well connected with the neighboring cities via national highways namely no 21 which takes the road Ambala Kinnaur and no 22 which connect Chandigarh to Leh. Regular bus services make the journey easy.
How to Getting Chandigarh By Train: Though there are plenty of trains that connect Chandigarh with other cities but most importantly, Himalayan Queen and Shatabdi Express connect Delhi with Chandigarh regularly.
How to Reach Chandigarh By Air: The airport is located 12 km away from the city center. The city is well connected with Leh, Amritsar and Delhi by air.
Chandigarh, the City Beautiful well justifies its name and attracts the visitors time and again. It also connects Punjab, Haryana and Himachals and provides immense possibilities to view all the places there.
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