Chandigarh is one of the most systematically planned cities and famous tourist attractions in India. It is also known as the City Beautiful. Chandigarh is a union territory and capital of both Haryana and Punjab states of India. Chandigarh is famous for its food , traditional & modern culture , and cleanliness worldwide. Chandigarh is a unique epitome of modernization with preservation of nature. It is here in Chandigarh only that trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the building and roads. Chandigarh is located at a distance of 245 km from the national capital Delhi. Its location makes it a perfect weekend getaway for Delhitiesas one can reach here easily by a 4 to 5 hours of road journey either by buses or cars.
Though one can visit the City Beautiful at any time of the year , the best time to visit Chandigarh is between August and November , when the autumn is in its prime and weather is temperate with travel-friendly conditions. However , the weather can change drastically at any time due to its close proximity to the Himalayas.
The best places to visit in Chandigarhincludes the Rose Garden , Rock Garden , Sukhna Lake , Pinjore Gardens , Government Museum , and Art Gallery , and Shanti Kunj , etc. Apart from these places , one can also visit the famous markets and Malls in the city for shopping. Now , one can take various activities while on tour of Chandigarh. However , the best things to do in Chandigarh include various activities such as boating in Sukhna Lake , a stroll at Elante Mall , a visit to Rock Garden , shopping at the famous sector 17 market , and what’s not.
Chandigarh has very good connectivity with the other party of the country. Tourists can reach by taking any means of transport such as air , rail , and road. For this Chandigarh has its own Railway Station and Airport with good connectivity from other cities of the country. The place also has very fine accessibility by road to and from various cities of North India. Apart from this in order to commute within the city , Chandigarh has its well-established systems with buses , taxis , autos , and rickshaws. Alternatively , tourists also can hire bicycles or rent a self-drive car and roam around the city.
Chandigarh’s geographical location makes it a sought after tourist destination among tourists as there are so many tourist destinations at very close proximity to Chandigarh. Some popular nearby places to Chandigarh include cities and towns like Kasauli , Shimla , Kasol , Rishikesh , etc. Tourists pair up these destinations with Chandigarh for a long holiday experience.
The food and culture of Chandigarh is greatly influenced by the authentic Punjabi culture with the advent of modernization in the lifestyle of the people. The city has started earning quite a reputation with its clubs , bars , and lounges for its amazing nightlife. One can find from cheap streets stalls to 5 stars , from velvet beer to smoky whiskey. Music , entertainment , and fun are an essential part of Chandigarh’s nightlife besides drinks.
Shopping in Chandigarh is as common as on the tour of any other city or tourist destination. Some of the best places for shopping in Chandigarh include markets like Shastri Market in sector 22 , sector 17 market , etc.
Chandigarh welcomes tourists of all kinds , no matter if you are traveling with your family , friends , kids , and dear-near one you will surely enjoy your holidays here in Chandigarh. For experiencing your Chandigarh holiday at utmost book your Tour Package with Hello Travel. We are committed to providing you all the possible facilities for your tour including smooth transfer , comfortable stay , lavishing meals , etc. So , pack your bags and get ready to take an unforgettable tour of Chandigarh- the City Beautiful.
Three to four days would be fair enough for exploring the city Chandigarh. However, you can couple up with nearby places such as Kasauli, Kurukshetra, and Panchkula for planning a tour of five to six days.
What is the best time to visit Chandigarh?
Chandigarh is located at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills due to which weather conditions change drastically, but still the best time is between August and November which happens to be autumn season here. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold at this time providing best conditions for all the travel related activities and sightseeing.
How to reach Chandigarh?
Chandigarh is located in the north to Delhi at a distance of 245 km and has good connectivity with air, rail, and road. One can travel by anyone of the ways available.By Air:- Chandigarh has its own airport just 10-12 km away from the city center. Frequent flights from other major cities fly to and from the city.By Road:- Interstate buses, Volvo buses and other private transports such as private cabs are available for traveling to Chandigarh by road. The interstate buses would be the cheapest option whereas for the private cabs and Volvo buses you have to spend a little extra. By Air: Chandigarh has its own international airport and hence all the major airlines fly to and from here, not only from the other part of the country but from other parts of the world as well.