10 Amazing Places To Visit In Chandigarh, India

Here are the Amazing 10 places to visit in Chandigarh, which is a must visit when planning towards Chandigarh.

1. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

  • Spread over an area of 30 acres, this is Asia’s largest rose garden and has been named after India’s former President, Zakir Hussain. 
  • Established in 1967, there are more than 50,000 rose bushes of 1,600 different species that have been planted in carefully planned and landscaped flower beds. 
  • It is one of the most popular stopovers for people from Chandigarh as well as those who are just visiting the city.
  • Located next to the city centre, it is easily accessible and locals often come here for picnics.
  • An annual rose festival celebrated at the end of February or the beginning of March sees a large footfall.

Entry Fee

INR 50 per person

Timings

6:00 AM to 10 PM (All days of the week)

Location

Jan Marg, 16B, Sector 16, Chandigarh, 160016

2. Sukhna Lake

2. Sukhna Lake

  • Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India, is a reservoir at the foothills (Shivalik hills) of the Himalayas. This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills.
  • With its pristine blue water, the lake serves as a perfect location for a stream of morning joggers and walkers who can also enjoy the fresh air. 
  • The best way to enjoy a tour of the Sukhna Lake is to go on a lazy boating tour by hiring a boat for an individual or for a couple, which would cost you between INR 50 – INR 100.
  • The lake is also a great spot for sports activities such as rowing, trampoline jumping along with the recent addition of a Solar Cruise.
  • It is home to several species of fish and migratory birds such as Siberian ducks and cranes.
  • It is bounded by a golf course and the famous Rose Garden on either side.

Entry Fee

Free

Timings

5:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Everyday)

Location

Sector 1, Chandigarh 160001, India

3. Rock Garden

3. Rock Garden

  • It is one of the most frequented spots in Chandigarh.
  • It consists of art objects, fashioned from industrial and urban waste.
  • It is situated between the capital complex and Sukhna lake in Sector-1 and nestles amidst 20 acres of woods.
  • The open-air sculptures and concealed gateways separating them are at places enhanced by a waterfall, pools and an open-air theatre and exhibition hall with proper stage setting and a miniature maze.
  • It is, without a doubt, a tourist spot that is a must on the itinerary of a visitor to Chandigarh.

Entry fee

Adults – INR 5

Children – INR 3

Timings

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (April- September)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (October- March)

Location

Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001

4. Mohali Cricket Stadium

4. Mohali Cricket Stadium

  • Officially known as the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali Cricket Stadium is an enormous stadium in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh. 
  • The stadium boasts of a capacity of 27000 spectators and is home to the Punjab cricket team – Kings XI Punjab. The stadium was inaugurated in 1993.

Entry Fee

Free

Timings

24 Hours (According to the match)

Location

Phase 9, Sector 63, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh 160063

5. Terraced Garden

beautiful terrace garden

  • This garden is located in Sector 33. One can see hundreds of different varieties of flowers in the garden. 
  • The attraction boasts of being home to a myriad of colourful and vibrant flowers, the beauty and cheerfulness of which attracts tourists from not only Chandigarh and neighbouring areas, but from practically all across the country.
  • The Terraced Garden was established in the year 1979 and has gained immense popularity ever since. Covering a total area of 10 acres, the gardens are full of lush greenery and provide scenic views.

Entry Fee

Free

Timings

6:00 AM- 8:00 PM (Everyday)

Location

Sector 33B, Sector 33, Chandigarh, 160020

6. Iskcon Temple

 Iskcon Temple chandigarh

  • ISKCON started a regular Vedic institute and temple on a 3 acre land in heart of the city in sector 36-B in 1979.
  • In the last 27 years, the centre has grown up as a beautiful temple cum cultural centre and is like an oasis in the desert of blazing material life.
  • Besides 25 full-time residents, more than 200 families are practising Krishna Consciousness regularly. 
  • Thousands of citizens avail the benefit of kirtan, pravachan, and prasadam on various festivals celebrated throughout the year.

Entry Fee

Free

Timings

4:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Location

Hare Krishna Dham,Sector 36B, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh, 160036

7. Pinjore Garden

Pinjore Garden Chandigarh

  • A must visit spectacle of Chandigarh is the famous Pinjore Garden. 
  • Covering a large area of around 100 acres of land, it houses an array of attractions for the visitors.
  • Also known as the Yadavindra Gardens, it is situated in the suburbs of the city.
  • It also holds great mythological value. Legend says that this is the place where Pandavas had visited during their exile period.
  • Built on a slope, the entire garden is decorated with numerous fountains. 
  • There are walkways on the sides of the channel which are beautifully lined with lush green trees.
  • A huge pavilion lies at the other end of the channel, which has a terrace, wherein, one can have spectacular views of the garden.

Entry Fee

INR 20

Timings

7:00 AM – 10 PM

Location

Ambala-Shimla Highway, Pinjore, Haryana 134102

8. Leisure Valley

leisure valley chandigarh

  • A continuum of various theme gardens to take care of the body and spirit of the city. 
  • Le Corbusier retained the eroded valley of a seasonal rivulet on the original site of the City and sculptured it into a Linear park now over 8 km long.
  • It starts from Sector 1 in the north and leaves Chandigarh at its southernmost edge in sector 53.
  • It comprises of Rajendra Park, Smriti Upvan, Bougainvillea Garden, Fitness Trails, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Shanti Kunj, Terraced Garden, Topiary Park, Hibiscus Garden, and the Garden of Fragrance!

Entry Fee

Free

Timings

24 Hours

Location

10B, Sector 10B, Chandigarh, 160011

9. Sector 17 Market

 Sector 17 Market chandigarh

  • Sector 17 Market is the most popular market in the city. 
  • Replete with several big brand stores, international outlets, food chains, and eateries, the market is popular both among the youngsters and the adults. 
  • From kids wear to fashion apparels to bridal stores, the market has got something for everyone and is bustling with visitors all through the day.

what to buy

Apparels, Gems, Handicraft

Timings

11:00 AM- 10 PM

Location

17F, Sector 17, Chandigarh, 160017

10. Hops N Grains

10. Hops N Grains

  • The first and truly the unparalleled microbrewery in town!
  • A brewpub in Tricity for all the beer lovers manufacturing its own draught beer. Serving three to four styles of Lager Beers: HnG Weiss, HnG Premium Lager (Strong), HnG Dunkel Dark. 
  • The restaurant distinguishes itself in style of architecture covered on three floors at the backdrop of brewery washed in blue.
  • You can see the beer lines running directly to the Bar from the Brewery!
  • Not to be missed, the sumptuous food that tantalizes your senses and gets you back for more and more of Hops n Grains.

Rating

Zomato – 4.5 

Dineout – 4.7

Magicpin – 4.4

Timings

12 PM – 12 AM

Location

SCO 358, Sector 9, Panchkula

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