Information About Chandigarh Tourism
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Chandigarh Travel Guide
What is special about Chandigarh is the fact that it is the capital of two states – Punjab and Haryana as well as a Union Territory. The cities of Chandigarh, Panchkula (Haryana), and Mohali (Punjab) are together known as 'Tricity'. Chandigarh is crowned with credit of being the greenest city of the county. Hindi and Punjabi are the two main languages that are spoken here. This account provides essential information about Chandigarh that one might require prior to visiting it. So, those looking forward to visit this city shortly will find this concise and crisp Chandigarh guide.
Weather – Located at the foothills of the Shivalik Range, Chandigarh experiences humid subtropical climate. However, Chandigarh weather conditions vary throughout the year that are widely categorized between winters, summers, and monsoons. Winters are chilling, summers are extremely hot, and monsoons are highly uncertain. The best time to visit Chandigarh is from August to November.
Food – An amazing variety of culinary treats is served in Chandigarh. Traditional Chandigarh food comprises generous helpings of butter, ghee, cream, and oil, and are spicy. Aroma and flavors of these delicacies is irresistible. Chandigarh famous food includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties. Sheer korma, Shahi Paneer, and Sarson ka Saag are among vegetarian varieties. Non-vegetarian delights include Bhuna Ghost, Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Amritsari Fish, Chicken and Lamb Biriyani, and Reshmi Tikka. Those having a sweet tooth have options to tempt the tongue such as Roh Di Kheer (rice boiled in sugarcane juice), malpua, and jalebi. Street food in Chandigarh oozes with lip-smacking flavors, inviting people to gobble it.
Nightlife – With a wide array of bars and pubs, dhabas, late night restaurants, open sky restaurants, live music venues, late night food delivery outlets, and more; nightlife in Chandigarh offers ample places to have a gala time to tourists after sunset. A plethora of dining, clubbing, and entertainment options help visitors to explore the most happening after dark hideaways of the city and pamper the night-partier in them.
Shopping – Chandigarh is no less than a paradise for shopaholics, owing to its numerous marketplaces. Offering all under one roof, bazaars of this city offer shopping items of every budget for men, women, and kids. Elante Mall, Shastri Market, Palika Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, and Patel Market are some of the best marketplaces that offer elite experience of shopping in Chandigarh. People can buy items from here such as jams and juices, juttis, phulkari products, and Punjabi dupattahs.
Festivals - Chandigarh festivals add to the vibrancy of this city. Apart from religious festivals, the city celebrates various others as well. These festivals include Chandigarh Mango Festival, Festival of Gardens, Chandigarh Carnival, Chrysanthemums Show, Chandigarh Plaza Carnival, and Teej Festival. The city transforms into a land of carnival and merriment during the celebrations.
City attractions – Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex, Doll’s Museum, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Open Hand Monument, Indian version of Eiffel Tower, and adventure activities are among the major tourist attractions of the city. Tourists can hop on a Chandigarh tourism bus and explore the city easily. Gedi route in Chandigarh deserves to be mentioned specifically when it comes to hotspots of the city. This is a famous network of streets, beautified by luxuriant surroundings, and preferred for long drives.
Culture – Chandigarh is blessed by rich cultural heritage that reflects in various aspects. The city reverberates with feet tapping of folk dances that show impact of neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana. All the festivals are marked by a medley of cultural performances. The amalgam of distinctive cultural aspects can also be witnessed on the architectural style of shrines here. North Indian architectural style is combined with that of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, and Bengal.
There are some interesting facts about Chandigarh that add to the reasons to explore it.
Parks and roundabouts don’t have statues
The city was one a home to Harappans and still has some fossil remains of the ancient town planning
Sukhna Lake has the longest channel for rowing and yachting events in Asia
As number 13 is considered unlucky, there is no Sector 13
With a detailed Chandigarh travel guide, it becomes convenient for tourists to explore the beauty of this city, which is well planned and maintained. Traveling to Chandigarh with a Chandigarh tricity map with respective distances mentioned is a good idea as it makes traveling hassle free and keeps mishaps at bay.
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FAQ's of 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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