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Things To Do In Chandigarh

Explore the first planned city of India for an overwhelming experience
Tourism In Chandigarh

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Activities In Chandigarh

Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful cities in India and there is a vast range of activities to enjoy here. The best part of the city is that travelers can totally flip a switch and head to another activity randomly, making things to do in Chandigarh laced with unmatched excellence. From some of the most scenic and nature loving places to the more crowded and bustling parts of the city; this is a city is full of surprises. Some of the top things to do in Chandigarh are elucidated here.

Enjoying activities at Kikar Lodge such as safaris, overnight camping, quad biking, archery, water polo and rappelling among others is on the to-do wish list of tourists in Chandigarh. Vacationers can also attend the musical fountain show and marvel at the multimedia laser light show. Chandigarh points of interest also include a visit to Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre where tourists are provided with holistic healing.  Visiting Chandigarh and not getting clicked in front of the Indian version of Eiffel Tower is a non-no. So, spending some time at Eiffel Tower Replica is suggested. To explore the city in a day, vacationers can also hop into a HoHo bus and experience the tour of the city.

Reliving childhood at Thunderzone, visiting the mighty Fateh Burj - taller than Qutub Minar, and driving to North for soaking in the charm of hills are some of the major fun things to do in Chandigarh. Chandigarh by Cycle tour is an activity that offers voyagers some assistance with discovering the city on bikes. Boating at Sukhna Lake is another one of the most popular activities in Chandigarh. Here, travelers can also experience sunset like never before. Adventure activities in Chandigarh should not be missed out on. Trekking in Nepli Reserve Forest is especially loved by keen trekkers. Travelers can also take a day trip by the Timber Trail. There are also other activities that keep tourists intrigued here. Holidaymakers can also experience wildlife closely at the Chhatbir Zoo. 

Shopping in Chandigarh is another activity that visitors love about this capital of two states. Here, they can shop everything under the sun and are spoilt for choices. Tourists can buy things such as Phulkari products, jams and juices, Punjabi dupattas, colorful juttis, handicrafts, clothes, artifacts, traditional Indian wear, and jewelry. The city’s shopping arcades with their wide variety are impressive. Elante Mall, Glass Palace, and The Other Square are among the best shopping places in Chandigarh for some chic shopping. For street shopping in Chandigarh, visitors can head to City Centre, Shastri Market, Palika Bazaar, and Burali Market among many others.  

The capital city maintains its happening essence even when the sun goes down. With a plethora of bars and pubs, dhabas, late night restaurants, open sky restaurants, live music venues, there is no dearth of places to visit in Chandigarh at night. Walking in the Rose Garden and a driving on the gerhi route are among the best things to do in Chandigarh at night.

Tourists looking forward to refuel themselves after these activities, can head to the most sought after places to eat in Chandigarh such as Nik Baker’s, Backpacker’s Café, The Willow Café, Brooklyn Central, Khalsa Dhaba, Dil Desi, and Pal Dhaba. Gopal sweets Chandigarh serves the most lavish spread of cuisine, sweets, and beverages that tickles the taste buds and delights the palate. With so much in store, Chandigarh always attracts visitors for an unparalleled experience.

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Boating At Sukhna Lake In Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake is a serene water-body in the foothills of the majestic Shivalik range in Chandigarh. Presenting a quiet union with nature, the lake is wrapped by greenery and forms a divine spot that attracts tourists. It is so charming that a Chandigarh trip is considered incomplete without enjoying boating in Sukhna Lake, wh...

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Golfing At Chandigarh

Those who have dreamt of learning the sport of golf, Chandigarh Golf Club is the perfect place to start from. Its beautifully laid out golf courses, 7,063 yard, 18 holes, floodlighting on the first nine holes, par-72 course, and challenging fairways make it a great spot to hone one’s golf skills. The gold course is among th...

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Lion Safari At Chhatbir Zoo in Chandigarh

Chhatbir Zoo is among the largest zoological gardens in North India that is situated close to Zirakpur, 17 km from Chandigarh. Also known as the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, the zoo was constructed in the 1970s. Sprawling across 202 acres of land, Chhatbir Zoo, Zirakpur is home to approximately 103 species of rare an...

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Timber Trail in Chandigarh

Timber Trail, Chandigarh is an amazing stretch of greenery that is tucked in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. Its location in the majestic Shivalik Range makes it rich in natural beauty. The cool climate enhances the pleasure of tourists as they look forward to respite from the scorching heat of plains. Most if the action in Par...

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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.