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Chandigarh Travel Guide


India's first planned city, the capital of both Haryana & Punjab – Chandigarh, is a destination to visit – prosperous, urbane and convenient. This self-contained and pedestrian-friendly city is a delight for tourists with its shopping hubs, eateries and pubs. The place very nicely planned with its shops and restaurants in Sec-17, Hotels in Sec-22, and Museums (with Harrapan Period relics) & Galleries in Sec-9 and so on. Places to visit that make this place an attractions for tourists are the Rock Garden by Nek Chand, The Capitol, The Secretariat, Sukhna Lake, etc. The Sukhna Lake is a popular hangout with cafeteria, souvenir shops and a mini-amusement park. Paddle-boating on the lake is great fun with family & friends. Nearby places such as Mohali Stadium, Pinjore Garden and Panchkula Cactus Garden are popular points of attraction on India day tour to the city.

How to visit:

By road: Chandigarh is well connected by good network of roads with Delhi at a distance of 248 kms, Amritsar at a distance of 240 kms, Manali at a distance of 312 kms and Shimla at a distance of 117 kms.

By rail: Chandigarh is well connected by Chandigarh train station (CDG) to other major cities like Bombay, Delhi and Kalka by means of superfast trains.

By air: Chandigarh airport (IXC) is well connected by major cities. Daily flights operates between the same.

Fast Facts

Location - Union Territory, North India

Places of Interest - The Secretariat, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Pinjore Gardens, Leisure Valley

Best time to visit - September to May

Language - Hindi, English

Festivals - Baisakhi, Festival of Gardens, Teej Festival, Chandigarh Carnival

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