10 Must Visit Places Visit At Chandigarh


Chandigarh is a city in India. It is known for its bountiful tourist attractions. Let's explore the spots.


The Rock Garden is a sculpture garden for earth scientists and tourists. It is named after Nek Chand Saini, a government official who started building the garden. He made the garden secretly with all kinds of waste materials (urban and industrial waste). The garden was designed as an outdoor exhibition and was opened to the public in 1976. It has many sculptures resembling humans and animals, many from waste like plastic bottles, clay, marbles, tiles, ceramic pots, and accessories like bangles. This garden visualizes the kingdom of Sukhrani, started by Nek Chand. There is a festival celebrated by the women of the Rock garden called the Teej festival.


Sukhna lake is the most beautiful man-made lake made in 1958 and was declared a reserved national wetland by the Government of India. The meaning of the word Sukhna is wish-fulfilled. The lake is the best suite for solitude seekers. It is more than just a lake and has so many enjoyable kinds of stuff, food stalls, etc. The shore of the lake is filled with joggers and walkers. It is the best spot for photography and also an apt place for water sports. Both the sunset and sunrise that are seen here are a delight to the eye. The mango festival is conducted in this lake. At this festival, different varieties of mangoes are exhibited. The visiting time is between 5 AM and 9 PM.


Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is named after the former president of India, Zakir Hussain in 1967 under the guidance of Chandigarh's first chief commissioner, Mohinder Singh Randhawa. It is Asia's largest one. This garden has 32,500 varieties of trees and also medicinal plants. There are also 1600 species of Roses. These roses are carved out on lawns and also in flower beds. During February and March, this garden serves as the venue for an annual festival called the Rose Festival, a major cultural event. This place is comfortable for jogging and exercising also. As the garden is covered with a variety of bloomed roses, February is the perfect time for visiting. The visiting time is between 6 AM and 8 PM.


Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing unit that manufactures products by following the ancient ayurvedic principles under the guidance of expert ayurveda practitioners. It is a very good shop for buying organic health supplements. You should visit this place as it is stunning externally and internally. Moreover, For your health concerns, you can also meet the ayurveda experts Dr. Vikram Chauhan and Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan. The visiting time is between 10 AM to 6 PM, and it is closed on Sundays.


The fun city water park is one of the biggest water parks in North India, with lots of water rides for people to enjoy. The water park is the best place to visit in Chandigarh for children and fun-loving adults. There are wave pools, splash pools, and multiple landing pools. Amusement parks and food stalls are also present in this water park. The visiting time is between 10 AM and 6:30 PM.


Elante Mall is regarded as the tenth-largest mall in India. Elante Mall is a huge mall with plenty of shopping options. It has an area for kids called the fun city, with games and activities. It has 8 movie screens and countless food courts. The visiting time is between 11 AM and 10 PM.


The Garden of Silence is based on Gautama Buddha. There is a big Buddha idol at the center. It is a meditative space. The Chandigarh administration developed the Garden of Silence. This garden serves as a good place to visit in the evening for relaxation of the mind.


Chhatbir zoo was initially called Mahendra Chaudhary zoological park. It is situated on Chandigarh-Zirakpur- Patiala route close to Zirakpur. The zoo was inaugurated by the then governor of Punjab Mahendra Mohan Chaudhary, in 1977 and so the name Mahendra Chaudhary zoological park. The zoo is located on the right bank of the river Ghaggar with Shivalik hills in the back. The zoo comprises around 1240 animals as well as birds which belong to around 103 species. The Asiatic Lion reserves and the Royal Bengal tiger are the major points of attraction in this zoo. The zoo has wide varieties of deer like spotted deer, Black Buck, etc., and also a large number of peacocks that roam freely. It has electric cars and jeeps for tourists to visit the zoo. There are several birds of passage during winter. The visiting time is between 9 AM and 5 PM, and it is closed on Mondays and National holidays.


The Topiary Park was established in 1987. The plants belonging to the bush and creeper families are shaped like animals and birds. This is built for children. These animal-shaped plants make the children happy and enjoy the moment. There is a collection of ornamental and decorative plants made into the shape of different animals like elephants etc. The topiary park provides the best entertainment area for children. The greeny look of the park is a pleasant feeling for both children and parents.


Pinjore Garden is the historical garden in Chandigarh and the best tourist attraction place. This garden was designed in the 17th century by architect Nawab Fidai Khan. Pinjore garden was renovated by Yadavindra Singh and is also known as Yadavindra Gardens as a symbol of honor to Maharaja Yadavindra Singh of the Patiala dynasty and was constructed in the Mughal style. The garden comprises 7 broad terraces. The 1st terrace has a palace built in Rajasthani style. The 2nd terrace has a painted palace. The 3rd terrace has cypress trees and flower beds, which lead to dense fruit trees. The 4th terrace has the Jal mahal. The next terrace is full of picturesque grooves, and the lowermost terrace has an open-air theater, which is designed as a disc-like structure. The Pinjore Baisakhi festival in April and the Pinjore mango festival in June and July are major festivals in the garden. The visiting time is between 7 AM and 10 PM.


At last, we can conclude that you must visit these places and explore this Union territory, especially in the spring season. I hope this article serves as a tourist guide in spotting the tourist attractions in Chandigarh.

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