Chandigarh is a beautiful city located near the foothills of the Sivalik range of Himalaya in northwest India. It is the most beautiful & attractive place in India. Chandigarh is the union territory administered by the central government and it is the first planned city of India and serves the capital of two states of India i.e. Punjab & Haryana. Chandigarh got its name from a very famous temple known as Chandi Temple located near the city in Panchkula district.
One of the great features of Chandigarh is the vast blue sky along with the massive Shivalik range when you ride in the city via roads.
Let me share my wonderful experience with Chandigarh and would recommend you to plan at least one weekend in the Chandigarh to have unforgettable memories of Chandigarh. We will also share the top 10 must-visit places in Chandigarh as well.
Top 5 places to visit in Chandigarh
Being one of the most attractive & first planned city of in India, Chandigarh offers you a wide variety of options related to nature, garden, lakes, museum, sights & landmarks, etc. to visit for your vacation trip. Here, we have shortlisted the best 5 places to visit in Chandigarh with your friends & family.
Mata Mansa Devi temple:
Start your visit to Chandigarh from the blessings of Mata Mansa Devi. Mata Mansa Devi is the very famous Hindu dedicated temple located in the Panchkula district of Haryana. This temple was constructed by the Maharaja Gopal Singh. It is a very beautiful temple spread over 100 acres and must-visit places to all the tourists.
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden:
Among the top 10 places to visit in Chandigarh, it is on the top of the list & must visit place for every tourist. It is the perfect place to enjoy more than 1600 different species of Rose Flower and apart from roses, several other medicinal plants like Bel, Bahera, Harar, Camphor, and Yellow Gulmohar can be spotted here. This garden is spread over the massive area of 30 acres and the opening timing of this park is 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. The best time to visit this park is in the month of February-March when the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden conducts the rose festival. It also conducts various contests related to photography, gardening, landscaping, bonsai, and Rose Prince and Princess where any resident of students of nearby institutions can participate.
Nek Chand Rock Garden
The Rock Garden is a very famous garden famous for its sculptures made from recycled ceramic located in Sector 1 of Chandigarh city near to Sukhna lake. The rock garden is also known as Nek Chand Rock Garden was built in 1957 by Nek Chand Saini. Nek Chand Saini was the former road inspector who started this park secretly in 1957 and today this park is spread over 40 acres. The scriptures of this garden made from home & industrial waste & discarded items. It is the best example of the best from waste.
Timings of the Parks are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in summer and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winter. The entry fees for adults are Rs. 40 & for a child, it is Rs. 10.
The next attraction point is the list of must-visit places in Chandigarh is Sukhna Lake. It is a very beautiful 3 sq. km man-made lake created in the year 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. With the pristine blue color of the water, it is a beautiful place for the morning walker/joggers. The major attraction points of this place are different types of fish species, migratory birds such as Siberian ducks & cranes, water sports activities like boating, yachting & water cycling.
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Government Museum & Art Gallery is the best place speaks about Indian History & Partition of India. It was established in 1947 and it is known for its wide collections of paintings, artifacts, and sculptures. It is open for all days (timings 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) except Monday & gazetted holidays and the entry fee is Rs. 10 for adults.
Some other famous places to visit in Chandigarh with friends
There is a long list of places to visit in Chandigarh is and we have shared the top 5 attraction points of Chandigarh. Some other attractions points of Chandigarh are Botanical Garden & Nature Place, MC Zoological Park, Chattbir Zoo, Open Hand Monument, Musical & Dancing Fountain, Japanese Garden, Fateh Burj, International Dolls Museums, National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden, Children Traffic Park, Nanda Sahib Gurudwara, Morni Hills, Garden of fragrance, etc.
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What are the best places for shopping in Chandigarh?
Chandigarh is the best place offers you several places for shopping but the 3 most recommend places to visit for shopping in Chandigarh are Elante Mall, Sector-17 Market & Shastri Market.
Thank you for reading our post on the top 10 places to visit in Chandigarh. I hope you enjoy your stay in Chandigarh.