Discover The Beauty Of Spectacular Chandigarh City In India

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The old yet such amazingly maintained roads and the beautifully aged trees of the green city have a story of history to tell. We are talking about the city of beauty called Chandigarh. This city is full of amazing spots which are worth your visit. The simplicity yet the impeccable outlook of Chandigarh will make you fall in love with the city. When you plan to visit this amazingly splendid and eye-pleasing place, you must keep a week aside from your busy schedule to extract the best experience.

To help you out, Trip101 has created this list of the most famous and enthralling places in Chandigarh. From spellbinding gardens to parks to the best shopping places, everything that you need to visit Chandigarh you will get here in this post. So, without any delay, let’s begin the Chandigarh tour.

1. Rock Garden

Rock Garden of Chandigarh
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Chandigarh has one of the most unique rock gardens in the world. Several splendid artworks can be seen here which are fashioned from industrial and urban waste. Another unique thing about this garden is its location. It nestles amid 20 acres (8 hectares) of woods in the form of an open-air exhibition where you can see numerous artistic pieces created with rocks, boulders, broken chinaware, discarded fluorescent tubes, and broken and cast away glass bangles and other waste materials. Rock Garden is a combination of the hall, theater trove, and a miniature maze. All these spectacular features make this garden a fantasy land of art and design which every tourist desires to witness.

Rock Garden

Address: Sector 1, Chandigarh

Website: Rock Garden

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2. Rose Garden

Rose Garden Chandigarh India (2)
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Stepping into this garden will take you to the world of roses. It is Asia’s biggest rose garden where you will see more than 1,600 species of roses. This garden is spread over 30 acres (12 hectares) of land. Beautifully carved out flower beds and the fragrance of fresh roses are enough to hypnotize tourists. Every year at the end of February or the beginning of March, a big Rose Festival is celebrated with joy.

Rose Garden

Address: Track 16B, Sector 16, Chandigarh, 160016

Website: Rose Garden

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3. Enjoy boating at Sukhna Lake

Boating in Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

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Extending crosswise over 3 km (1.8 miles), this human-made lake was made in the year 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe stream spilling out of the Shivalik slopes. The lake is encased by a fairway on the South and the popular Rose Garden on its western end. The Sukhna Lake is the natural home of various fish and transitory flying creatures like cranes and Siberian ducks. The Government of India has declared this lake the national wetland.

Sukhna Lake

Address: Sector 1, Chandigarh 160001

Website: Sukhna Lake

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4. Butterfly Park

Glassy Tiger Butterfly Park Chandigarh Dec 2016

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Right before the primary entryway of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology in Sector 26, this beautiful Butterfly Park is located. It is spread over a zone of 7 sections of land with a fastidious finishing. Uncommon care has been taken to make a decent environment for these butterflies. This stop is brimming with vegetation with an assortment of trees and bushes. The recreation center has a superb assortment of host plants for butterflies which incorporate Ashoka, Salix, Mango, Citrus, Amla, Palm, Capris, and so on.

Butterfly Park

Address: Sector 26, Chandigarh 160019

Website: Butterfly Park

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5. Timber Trail

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Situated amid Shivalik Mountains, Timber Trail is 25-30 kilometers (15-18 mi) from the Haryana-Himachal fringe. Irrespective of its location which is near the city, you will discover enormous tranquility here. You will find this immaculate place surrounded with splendid greenery, natural air and outrageous solace and relaxation.

As you begin the eight minutes of unadulterated excitement by taking the ropeway ride, you will forget all your worries and will lose yourself in the excitement. This ropeway ride will take you to the height of about 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) above sea level. The top is not that big, but you can have delicious food there while beholding the beauty of the hills.

Timber Trail

Address: National Highway 22, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh 173220

Website: Timber Trail

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6. Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park

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Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park or ChattBir Zoo was established in the year of 1977. It is home to many reptiles, warm-blooded animals, and flying creatures, but the main attraction of this park is the lion safari. This wildlife heaven offers you an opportunity to go on a safari and roam around with the lions. The Royal Bengal Tigers hold the fascination of this place. The scenic environment coupled with the presence of a lake makes it the perfect place for a fun-filled picnic.

Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park

Address: Chattbir Zoo Rd, Sahibzada, Ajit Singh Nagar, Chhat, Punjab 140603

Website: Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park

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7. Elante Mall

Valentines Day Special - Elante Mall, Chandigarh

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Elante Mall has two main entrances: one is in the front section and the second entrance is on the back. If you are a shopping freak, then this place is certainly a heaven for you. From numerous local brands to international brands, you can shop for anything here in the Elante Mall. The retail zone of the mall is where you will find Hackett London; Apple eStore; Mango; Zara, Brooks Brothers; Marks & Spencer; Harley Davidson; Guess; Rolex and Tommy Hilfiger and several other famous retail stores. The mall also includes an 8-screen Multiplex of PVR Cinemas. On its top floor, the shopping center has eateries and fast food joints. For children’s amusement, there is a Fun City on the top floor.

Elante Mall

Address: Plot No. 178-178A, Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh 160017

Website: Elante Mall

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8. Government Museum and Art Gallery

Le Corbusier Centre, Sector 19
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The Government Museum and Art Gallery is one of the chief foundations of India. It houses exceptional Gandhara period stone sculptures. It was designed by a Swiss-born French architecture named Le Corbusier in the year 1968. Visit this magnificent place and view the prehistoric fossils and artifacts. It entails a number of art galleries which are Gandhara and Hindu Sculptures, Miniature Paintings, Decorative Arts and Coins & Contemporary art gallery.

Government Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Jan Marg, Sector 10 C, Chandigarh, 160011

Website: Government Museum and Art Gallery

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Delightful places to visit these holidays!

A flawless place to revive your soul and to enjoy your holidays away from urban life, Chandigarh is an absolute delight to visit. So, don’t forget to visit these 8 most famous and significant places in Chandigarh.

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