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How To Reach Chandigarh

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Tourism In Chandigarh

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How To Reach Chandigarh

Chandigarh, one of the well-planned cities of India and soon to be declared the smart city, is the common capital of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh map for tourists is dotted with its myriad attractions such as well-manicured gardens, lovely lakes, and art and museums among others. Being an important travel destination of India, it is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail. International airport here also facilitates foreigners to drop in. Chandigarh tourism is boosted with the ease of reach to this destination. Chandigarh express route has made road transfers faster and smoother. Travelers can choose the best mode of transportation to visit this amazing capital city.


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.


From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Hyderabad to Chandigarh 4.0 hours-31.0 hours

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What is the best time to visit Chandigarh?

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

Which are the best restaurants in Chandigarh?

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

What are the best things to buy in Chandigarh?

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

How many days will it take to explore Chandigarh?

Duration of 2 days is ideal to explore Chandigarh completely.

Where can tourists go for a short day trip near Chandigarh?

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.