India is a beautiful destination in the world for your outing. It has a rich culture, tradition, different seasons, festivals, a variety of foods and many more things. In India, you can find several places for your visit. Among all the beautiful cities, Chandigarh is one of them and a great place for your weekend outing with your friends & family. Chandigarh is a very peaceful city located near the foothills of the Sivalik range of Himalaya in the northwest, India. It is the union territory administered by the central government and serves the capital of two states i.e. Punjab & Haryana. Chandigarh got its name from a very famous temple known as Chandi Temple located near the city in Panchkula district.
In this post, we are going to cover the top 5 places of Chandigarh, how to reach Chandigarh from Delhi via train, bus & flight and my personal experience of staying in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful and must-visit cities in India. It is the first planned city of India offers something for each type of travelers. It has lakes, gardens, parks, museums, and many more. The must-visit places of Chandigarh are Mata Mansa Devi Temple, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Nek Chand Rock Garden, Sukhna lake, & Government Museum & Art Gallery.
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The aerial distance, road distance & rail distance between Delhi & Chandigarh are 234 km, 266 km & 246 km respectively. Among all the available modes of transportation, Hindustan Yatra recommends you to use either use road transport or rail transport.
As mentioned above, the road distance between Delhi & Chandigarh is 266 km and you may take either your vehicle or book the tickets of deluxe/semi-deluxe bus as per your budget.
Commuting to Chandigarh from Delhi via train is always a good option and so many options are available as your comfortability.
The first train that leaves Delhi and takes you to Chandigarh is 19307 Chandigarh Express. It departs from Delhi at 01:40 AM and reaches Chandigarh at 06:45 AM. The last train that leaves Delhi for Chandigarh is 12045 New Delhi Chandigarh Shatabdi. It leaves at 07:15 PM and reaches the destination at 10:35 PM.
The fastest & slowest train between two stations is New Delhi Chandigarh Shatabdi (12045) Goa Sampark K Express (12449) respectively. The fastest train takes approximately 3:30 hrs while the slowest train takes approximately 5:30 hrs.
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Chandigarh is well connected from Delhi by road so traveling by bus is a very good option for travelers. Book the bus tickets online & say goodbye to long queues and a superfluous visit to the bus stand. The road distance between Delhi & Chandigarh is approximately 250 km and the journey would take approximately 5 hours to complete.
Several prominent operators ply buses from Delhi to Chandigarh ensuring the punctuality & safety of its passengers. The major operators on this route are HRTC, Vijay Tour & Travels, Himachal Tourist Volvo Bus, and many more.
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The rail connectivity between Delhi & Chandigarh is superb & Indian Railway provides superfast & express trains between these two destinations.
Though the flight is not recommended in between Delhi & Chandigarh, if you are wishing to opt, then several operators also provide flights between these two places.
Last week, I went to Chandigarh for the official trip. I reached there on Friday, attended a meeting and got free in the evening. I had to board the train in the evening for Delhi but I canceled my tickets and decided to stay in Chandigarh for the weekend. I searched for the hotels and booked one economic hotel in Chandigarh for 2 nights. I checked in the hotels and took dinner and then started to find out top attraction points, what to do in Chandigarh, famous food places, etc. and many more. In the next two days, I visited various famous places of Chandigarh like Mata Mansa Devi Temple, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Nek Chand Rock Garden, Sukhna lake, & Government Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 17 market, & Elante mall.
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