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About Chandigarh Destinations

Chandigarh - a union territory is the first -planned city of India, which is known for its amazing architecture. In addition, what is special about Chandigarh is a unique amalgam of suave architecture and natural bliss. The capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is the modern India’s face and a respite for those looking forward to a break from hustle and bustle of everyday life, thereby highlighting the importance of Chandigarh tourism. Shivalik Hills create a sharp city skyline and Goddess Chandi Temple looms protectively over the city. Stationed at the foothills, the planned city is a thoroughfare for hill stations of the country. No wonder, people halt here while proceeding to the hills above for vacations. The beautiful city is also the best choice for long drives with dhabas outlining the highways.

Dotted by a host of attractions, the two state’s capital draws tourists from far and wide. What is special about Chandigarh city is its garden wealth. Numerous special gardens here magnetize travelers from various corners of the country. Rock Garden, Chandigarh is made artificially with rocks and boasts of sculptures, figurines, artificial waterfalls, and magnificent structures of dancers and musicians. Garden of Fragrance blooms with the most fragrant flowers, justifying the name.The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is Asia’s largest botanical (rose category) Garden that also houses a lot of medicinal herbs. The Pinjore Garden or Yadavindra Gardens shows a lot of Rajasthani influenced architecture. A few other places to visit in Chandigarh include Sukhna Lake, Government Museum, and Chattbir Zoo.


A Chandigarh map not only includes popular places to visit but also features some of the best places to enjoy various exciting activities. Numerous outdoor activities that can be enjoyed here include ziplining, boating in Sukhna Lake, picnicking at the Terrace Garden, trekking in Nepli reserve forest is in Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, and golfing at Chandigarh Golf Club. Whether nature enthusiasts, history aficionados, or adventure lovers, every tourist will find one or the other attraction in the Chandigarh city map that suits their vacation requisites. Vacationers must take time to indulge in sightseeing of tourist places in Chandigarh and exciting activities that makes a Chandigarh trip remarkable.

 

Apart from being the city beautiful of India, Chandigarh is also a shopping hub. From trendy clothing to funky accessories, Chandigarh’s famous shopping markets offer it all under one roof. Various markets dotted throughout the city are Chandigarh points of interest. Elante Mall, Shastri Market, Palika Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, and Patel Market are some of the best marketplaces of the city.

 

A visit to Chandigarh is incomplete without savoring irresistible Punjabi delicacies such as Lachha Parathas, Butter Chicken, Amritsari Kulche, Chicken Tikkas, Chole Bhature, and Tandoori fish. For those with a sweet tooth, Roh di Kheer would be a heavenly treat. Owing to its numerous food joints, clubs, bars, and lounges, the city transforms into a nocturnal fascination and a city that stays awake even during the wee hours.  

 

Places to stay after Chandigarh sightseeing are for tourists hailing from different economic strata. With several budget and luxury hotels as well as guesthouses, the city offers cozy accommodation to everyone.

 

There are numerous ways to reach the city. One can book flight, bus or train tickets to reach here. Tourists traveling from nearby cities like Patiala, Ludhiana, Dehradun, and Jalandhar can drive to the capital city using a Chandigarh city map for proper navigation. In the city, tourists can also board a Chandigarh tourism bus to explore the city.

 

While planning a trip, tourists should be acquainted with information about Chandigarh tourism to enjoy a flawless vacation. Planning, architecture, neighborhood, and the exquisite combination of the traditional and modern touch has made Chandigarh the perfect city and a superb place to visit.

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By Air

How to reach Chandigarh is not a tough task as Chandigarh airport is connected to various parts of India through a flawless flight network. Domestic flights have credible connectivity to Chandigarh from cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Srinagar, and Goa.

Nearest Airport to Chandigarh is Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport at a distance of 13 km from the Chandigarh city center. It is located in Mohali and boasts of an eco-friendly international terminal while catering to passengers from across the continents with an extensive network of flights. Plenty of taxi services are available to from the airport.   The city bus stand is approximately 19 km from the airport. The new international terminal that was recently constructed is a one of its kind eco-friendly terminal. It was built by Larsen and Toubro and became operational in October 2015.

By Train

The Chandigarh railway station is about 8 km from the city centre. Chandigarh train network has several frequent trains that connect the city to other cities of India. Some of the most boarded trains to and from Chandigarh are Jan Shatabdi, Shatabdi, Himalayan Queen, Paschim Express, Chennai Express, Sadbhavna Express and Kerala Sampark Kranti. Travelers can reach from Mumbai to Chandigarh through Paschim Express and Chennai to Chandigarh can be easily reached by Dehradun-Chandigarh Madras Express, among many other trains. Superfast and Express trains connect Kolkata to Chandigarh. Yesvantpur Junction Skrantiexp is the fastest train that operates from Bangalore to Chandigarh.

However, there are no direct trains from Hyderabad to Chandigarh. So, there are connecting ones from Delhi that take passengers to Chandigarh. Various superfast trains connect Ahmedabad to Chandigarh. Yesvantpur Chandigarh Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express connects Pune to Chandigarh.

On reaching railways station of Chandigarh, tourists can conveniently take a bus or auto, or hire a cab or taxi to be at place of their choice in the city.

By Road

Chandigarh road map is laced by excellent road connectivity with other neighboring cities and states. Tourists can easily book online tickets for their journeys to or from Chandigarh. Chandigarh bus services provide enjoyable journey to the nearby places to Chandigarh such as Shimla, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Delhi, Kullu, Dharamshala, and Mcleodganj. The National Highway 1 connects Chandigarh with Delhi. This Chandigarh route to Delhi is easily covered in 4 - 5 hours approximately. Chandigarh distance from many of these cities is comfortable enough to be traveled by road within a few hours. Thereby, offering people with ample one day trips’ opportunities. Chail distance from Chandigarh is 107 km and distance between Chandigarh and Shimla is 119 km, making these two among the most visited destinations from Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) also ply buses from Chandigarh to the states of Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir. The buses operate from Inter State Bus Terminals in Sector 17 and 43 in the city. There are also private bus operators who run buses from the neighboring states to Chandigarh.

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There is no dearth of places to visit near Chandigarh within 100 km. Some of tehse places are Timber Trail in Parwanoo, Morni Hills, Nalagarh Fort, Solan, Barog, and Shoghi.

Duration of 2 days is ideal to explore Chandigarh completely.

Phulkari products, Punjabi dupattas, juttis, jams and juices, handlooms, artifacts, and woolens are among the must-buys in Chandigarh.

Garden and Greens, Virgin Courtyard, Chilli & Pepper, and Swagath Restaurant are some of the best restaurants in Chandigarh.

The best time to visit Chandigarh is from August to March.

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