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Places To Visit In Chandigarh

What are the things that come to mind when you hear the name, Chandigarh? Isn’t it true that there are beautiful gardens, a vibrant nightlife and incredible shopping opportunities? On the other hand, the city is all of that and more. Did you know that it was designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier and was one of India’s first planned cities? Chandigarh is also one of the cleanest cities in India, with plenty to see and do. While this city has a lot to offer travellers, here is a list of the greatest sites to see in Chandigarh that a first-time visitor should surely check off their bucket list.

Best Places To Visit In Chandigarh

Here are some of the greatest locations in Chandigarh that you should see if you’re planning a vacation to the country’s northwestern corner. 

Take a look at them and decide which attractions you want to include in your Chandigarh tour itinerary.

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

 

For all nature lovers out there, this is a dream come true.

The iconic Rose Garden has 825 different species of flowers. 

It’s a well-known tourist attraction where visitors can marvel at the vibrant flower beds.

It’s amazing to see so many flowers all at once.

Also, it’s one of the most popular tourist locations for couples.

If you want to get the most out of your trip, make sure to stop by this lovely site.

Location: Jan Marg, 16B, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 10 PM (everyday).

Entry Charges: INR 50/- per person.

chandigarh rose garden
rose garden

Sukhna Lake

 

Sukhna Lake is Chandigarh’s most picturesque site. 

A 3 KM long, one of a kind, man-made park, perfect for joggers and walkers.

Aside from that, the lake is a great spot for a picnic.

This should be on the top of your list if you’re visiting Chandigarh.

Location: Sector 1, Chandigarh.

Timings: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM (everyday).

Entry Charges: None.

chandigarh sukhna lake
chandigarh sukhna lake

Rock Garden: A Must See Attraction

 

This is a great example of making the best of a bad situation, located in Chandigarh’s Sector-1. 

The Rock Garden, a vast hall with sculptures made of junk, was created in 1957 by a road inspector known as Nek Chand.

Whether it’s family, friends or your significant other, this place should be on your itinerary.

Location: Sector 1, Chandigarh.

Timings: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Apr – Sept),

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Oct – Mar)

Entry Charges: Adults- INR 30; Children- INR 10.

chandigarh rock garden

Pinjore Garden

 

Pinjore Garden is a vibrant, beautiful Mughal garden that spans 100 acres and was established in the 17th century.

It’s a fantastic area to get close to nature and a must-see during your Chandigarh holiday.

These internationally renowned gardens are recognised for their lush greenery and mesmerizing fountains.

Certainly they are a sight to behold.

Location: Ambala-Shimla Highway, Pinjore, Haryana.

Timings: 7:00 AM – 10 PM.

Entry Charges: INR 20.

chandigarh pinjore garden

Sector 17 Market

 

This is the city’s most popular and largest market, and it is equally popular among children and adults. 

This market has it all, from huge brands to food places, children’s clothing to bridal shops. 

You can find whatever you’ve been admiring or simply go to the store and buy something on the spur of the moment. 

It never hurts to have a nice souvenir!

Location: 17F, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

Timings: 11:00 AM – 10 PM.

What to buy: Apparels, Gems, Handicraft.

Best Time To Visit Chandigarh

To begin, I would advise you to avoid visiting Chandigarh during the summer months (March to June) to avoid the sweltering heat!!

So, the optimum time to visit Chandigarh is from September to February.

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the city for all the right reasons. 

With so much to offer, including a plethora of gardens and a thriving nightlife, this may be the next destination you visit.

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