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Best places to visit in Chandigarh for a mesmerising holiday

Chandigarh is a union territory that serves as both the Punjab and Haryana capitals. Chandigarh, India’s first planned city, is a Punjabi city at heart with a fair dose of modernism; the capital is famed for its food and gedi culture (a leisure drive or ride across the city). Chandigarh is a popular weekend road trip destination and other major towns located 265 kilometres from Delhi. It also serves as an essential staging location for travelling to places in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

Make a point of visiting the Capitol Complex, which includes the High Court, Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, and Capitol, as well as the Government Museum and Art Gallery and the Open Hand Monument, to name a few. In addition, you must visit the Corbusier Centre in Chandigarh to learn about the life and work of the Swiss-French architect responsible for the city’s architecture.

Visit the Cactus Garden, Butterfly Park, Nepali and Kansal Forest Reserve, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, and Chattbir Zoo to get a sense of Chandigarh’s biodiversity. Mansa Devi Temple, ISKCON Temple, and Saketri Shiva Temple are among the city’s religious sites. Cricket fans may visit Chandigarh with Chandigarh vacation packages. Book your JW Mariott Chandigarh rooms for family and have a blast in the city.

Places to visit in Chandigarh

Here is a list of the best places to visit in Chhandigarh:

Sukhna lake

Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is a beautiful lake nestled at the foot of the Shivalik Hills. Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake that spans 3 square kilometres and is the only one of its sort in the city. It was built in 1958 by damming the seasonal Sukhna Choe (Stream) that runs down the Shivalik Hills. The lake attracts a steady stream of morning runners and walkers who appreciate the fresh air as well as the gorgeous blue water. In fact, Le Corbusier, the creator of Chandigarh, India’s first planned city, predicted that this lake would be the centre of people’ wellness pursuits.

Rock garden

The Rock Garden is a vast open-air exhibition hall in Chandigarh’s sector 1 that shows sculptures built from municipal and industrial wastes that were conceived and constructed by Nek Chand, a former Chandigarh Road Inspector. It is a must-see attraction nestled between the famed Sukhna Lake and the Capitol Building. This vast 40-acre park, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, is a colourful mosaic of art pieces and sculptures. If you’re taking a cab, the rock garden is located at Uttar Marg in Sector 1, 1.5 kilometres from Sukhna Lake. Auto-rickshaws and buses are also readily accessible.

Elante mall

Elante Mall is Chandigarh’s second largest mall, located in Industrial Area Phase 1. The mall, which spans 20 acres of land, is equipped with cutting-edge technology in the store space, parking, and PVRs. It has a large food court with several eateries, a large play zone for children, and various clothing, footwear, and cosmetics stores.

Rose garden

Rose Garden is a flowering display in Chandigarh’s sector 16 that has over 825 species of flowers and 32,500 varieties of trees and medicinal bushes. This park, also known as the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden after India’s previous president, is sprawled over 30 acres and is adorned with an incredible array of blooms, making it famous among visitors and nature lovers. The greatest time to visit Chandigarh’s Rose Graden is during the months of February and March, when the flowers are in full bloom. This is also when the Rose Festival takes place, so it’s a nice time to attend. It is Asia’s largest garden of its sort.

Chattbir zoo

Chattbir Zoo, also known as Mahendra Choudhary Zoological Park is a zoological park in Zikarpur near Chandigarh. The park is home to a vast variety of animals, birds and reptiles. Sprawling over an expansive 202 acres of land, the zoo offers an open enclosure to the animals to retain their natural habitat environment. The highlight of the zoo is Royal Bengal Tiger.

Leisure valley

Leisure Valley is a beautiful park in Chandigarh that spans over 8 kilometres in length. The valley is said to be the only place in the county with so many parks and gardens contained inside its boundaries. The Valley is home to dozens of imperial parks and gardens, ranging from botanical to rose, terrace, and Hibiscus. This makes the park a popular destination for city runners, walkers, and picnickers. Le Corbusier built Leisure Valley, often known as the ‘lungs of Chandigarh,’ as a remarkable effort to make the city a greener place for the inhabitants. A three-day event honouring the gardens and their beauty is also held here.

When is it best to visit Chandigarh?

From October to February is the finest season to visit Chandigarh. This is India’s winter season, when daytime temperatures are in the mid to late 20s and nighttime temperatures can drop to below 10 degrees. Summer travel should be avoided because it might be hot and humid.

How do I go to Chandigarh?

Through aircraft, railroads, and highways, Chandigarh is well connected to other major cities as well as other towns and villages. Chandigarh International Airport is a significant aviation hub that serves the city, with frequent flights to various parts of the country. Chandigarh Junction Railway, located 8 kilometres from the city centre, is a bustling Indian railway station with connections to other important cities. The road system linking Chandigarh to other important cities is in good condition. On a daily basis, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) runs buses to adjacent states and union territories.


This is all about the city of Chandigarh. If you are also looking for travelling to the city then you must book your JW Mariott Chandigarh rooms for family and enjoy staying in the city in the best manner. You can enjoy living here and visiting the beautiful places at an affordable budget. Give a break to the stress of the work and enjoy travelling to the places with utmost fun.

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