8 Best Things To Do In Mohali, India

things to do in mohali india

If you are a cricket crazy fan, then you must have surely heard of Mohali in the Punjab state of India. It has the best cricket stadium in the whole of India and also has the largest rose garden in the whole of Asia. Mohali, also called SAS Nagar, is a commercial hub, an IT hub and an important city in Punjab. There are many sporting venues here like the world famous cricket stadium, a hockey stadium, some indoor stadiums, and a golf course as well. The Thunder Zone Water Park also has many rides and parks inside it, which make it a great place to visit with your kids. Come and explore the best things to do in Mohali!

1. Visit Asia's largest rose garden

Signage for Chandigarh's Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
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The Rose Garden in Mohali is also known as Dr Zakir Rose Garden, and was established in 1967. This garden has the distinction of being Asia’s largest rose garden. It is spread over 27 acres (11 hectares) and the garden has more than 17,000 plants and almost 1,600 different varieties of roses.

It has many plants besides roses, and is visited by thousands of people every year. It is a favorite among the locals, and children love to play in the garden both morning and evening. It is a nice place to visit for some tranquility, especially with your family.

Rose Garden

Address: Phase 3B-1, Sector 60, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160059

Website: Rose Garden

2. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial

Chappar Chiri-Victory Memorial-Baba Banda Singh Bahadur-in Mohali
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The Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial is located at Chapparchiri in SAS Nagar near sector-91 Mohali. It was inaugurated in 2011, and celebrates Baba Singh Bahadur’s victory over the Mughal forces in the year 1710. The memorial was built where the battle was fought, to glorify the heroic Sikh Soldiers.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial

Address: Sector 93, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 140307

Website: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial

3. North Country Mall

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The North Country Mall in Kharar, Mohali is one of the biggest malls in India. The mall was opened in early 2013 and has almost all of the big brands in fashion under one roof. It also has food courts serving up scrumptious food and beverages to the shoppers, banquets and film theaters as well inside.

North Country Mall

Address: NH-21, Chandigarh Kharar Road, Sector-118, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160055

Website: North Country Mall

4. Gurdwara Amb Sahib

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Gurdwara Amb Sahib is a holy and a historic place in Mohali for the Sikhs. “Amb” in Punjabi language means mango. This holy shrine is allegedly the result of the blessing of revered Sikh Guru, the Guru Har Rai. This place is visited by Sikhs from all parts of the country and also abroad.

Gurdwara Amb Sahib

Address: Sector 62, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160062

Website: Gurdwara Amb Sahib

5. Visit the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

PCA Stadium Mohali wide
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The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium is located in Mohali. It is considered to be India’s best cricket stadium and boasts of the latest state-of-the-art infrastructure, has great practice facilities for the cricketers, the seats are very viewer-friendly and it has a spacious media enclosure. The facilities for the players are also very good and there are recreational facilities like swimming pools, good tennis courts, a gymnasium and a good dressing room.

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

Address: Phase 9, Sector 63, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh 160059

Website: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

6. Bhakra-Nangal Dam

Bhakra Dam
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The Bhakra-Nangal Dam is located near Nangal, which is located near Mohali. The dam is built across the River Sutlej and there is lush green vegetation nearby, which makes it a great picnic spot. The dam was named ‘Gobind Sagar’ after the Guru Gobind Singh. It is the world’s highest straight gravity dam and generates electricity for Chandigarh, Delhi and other cities as well.

Bhakra-Nangal Dam

Website: Bhakra-Nangal Dam

7. The famous Fateh Burj

Fateh Burj , Banda Singh Baahadur memorial ,Chapadchidi, Punjab ,India
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The Fateh Burj is the tallest minar in India, situated in the historical village of Chappar Chiri in the SAS Nagar district. Fateh Burj was built to mark the historical battle of Chapparchiri. The 328 ft (100 m) tower is dedicated to the great victory led by general Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in 1711.

Fateh Burj

Address: Sector 93, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 140307

Website: Fateh Burj

8. Thunder Zone

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The Thunder Zone Amusement & Water Park is located in Mohali near Chandigarh. Tourists come here from all over Punjab and also from all over India for a fun day out. It has some special features like a slide pool, a big wave pool, an activity pool and also a shallow kids pool. The Thunder Zone also has a really big dome slide, along with various other rides such as the Octopus, Columbus, Splash, Caterpillar, Music Bob, Striking Cars, The Mono Train, The Aerial Runway and much more.

Thunder Zone

Address: Near CGC, State Highway 12A, Swara, Punjab 140307

Website: Thunder Zone

Mohali is the perfect place to chill with your kids

There are so many places in India where you can visit with your family, but seriously, Mohali is just too good. It has everything that a kid would like; cricket stadiums, rose gardens, famous water parks, and malls with movie theaters. So next time you want to have a nice family vacation with your kids, just plan a visit to Mohali and you’ll have your kids and family thanking you for years to come.

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