Travel Guide to Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the Capital City of Punjab And Haryana. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics. India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ”.

Chandigarh, the dream city of India’s first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. The city tops the union territories of India and is significant as it has the highest per capita income as compared to other union territories of the country.

How To Reach Chandigarh:

The best and easiest way by flight and train to reach Chandigarh is ….Chandigarh Railway Station and Chandigarh Airport.

Best Time To Visit Chandigarh:

The best season/time to visit Chandigarh is autumn Means from mid-August to November, when the weather is pleasant, neither too hot, nor too cold.

Places to visit Chandigarh:

Morni Hills – Amidst lush greenery

Distance from Chandigarh: 48 km; 1 hour drive

Sports and adventure activities at Nalagarh Fort: Cricket, tennis, badminton, golf, go-karting, river crossing, trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing

Sanawar Nature Camp, Kasauli – Time for some fun and excitement

Distance from Chandigarh: 52 km; 1.5 hours’ drive

Main activities in Sanawar Nature Camp: Rock climbing, rappelling, Burma bridge crossing, valley crossing, trekking, shooting, bowling, archery, horse riding, Yoga and meditation, folk dance, and music

Barog – The smiting haunted beauty

Distance from Chandigarh: 60 km; 1.5 hours’ drive

Key attractions in Barog:  Barog railway station – the prettiest one on the Kalka Shimla track, Barog tunnel – the straightest tunnel in the world, and views of peak Choor Chandni

Bharatgarh Fort, Ropar – For a fun-filled day

Distance from Chandigarh: 65 km; a drive of 1 hour and 20 minutes

Interesting things to do at Bharatgarh Fort: Forest trekking, angling, bird watching, and walking nature trails. Also, do try mouth-watering Punjabi delicacies here.

Nahan – Through the hills to Renuka ji

Distance from Chandigarh: 116.8 km; a drive of 3 hours and 30 minutes

Places to see in Nahan: Renuka Lake, Trilokpur Temples, Suketi Fossil Park, Dhaula Kuan, Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary, Rani Tai, Pakka Talab, and Jaitak Fort

Timber Trail, Parwanoo – The perfect family picnic destination

Distance from Chandigarh to cable car terminus: 35 km; 40 minutes’ drive

Key attractions at Timber Trail: Jaw-dropping view of the surroundings, cycling in the mountains, trekking, spa, and Ayurvedic massages