Chandigarh is one of the best and planned cities in North India to visit and explore the different options available in the city. There are many visitors who come to Chandigarh on a Yearly basis and enjoy the beauty and architect of the city. Being the joint capital of two states – Haryana and Punjab is appreciated for the neat and clean environment.
The credit of the planned city goes to Swiss-French Architect who have planned the city map very delicately. There are still some of the furniture and things which are used at that point are conserved in the city.
The biggest advantage Chandigarh has is its location. Located in the foothills of the Sivalik Range from here you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains by having a cup of tea on your balcony.
In this article, we are going to share the top and best 5 places to visit in Chandigarh which worth your time and money. Let’s start
1. Sukhna Lake
Sukhna Lake is the first and top preferred lake when it comes to tourist places in Chandigarh. Lake is amazing on its own and people love to visit it to get the scenic beauty and to feel close to nature. There is a walkable road along with the lake where you can walk and roam with your family and friends.
Boating is also allowed in this lake which may cost up to Rs 300-500 per hour. You can take a 2-4 seater boat to get a close look at a lake and the natural beauty near the lake. There is also a Shikara boat where you can pay Rs 50-100 per person.
Other than that there are some sports activities are going on for the kids.
2. Rock Garden
After Sukhna lake, The Rock Garden is the second most choice of the visitors when it comes to best tourist places in Chandigarh. Located just 1 km away from Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden has it’s own significance. This garden is designed by the Government employee Late Nek Chand Saini who used to collect the home and electric waste nearby regions and built something out from this waste.
For example, you will design monkeys and other animals built using stones or thrown bangles. Recently some of the shorts of the Movie “Shershaah” were filmed in this amazing garden.
This garden show how one’s waste can be used to represent amazing skills. When you enter this garden, you might not feel the true essence but as you move forward you will get to know what Rock Garden is all about. I know some of my friends and family members who took entry in Rock Garden and hardly spent 5 mins and exited but they have missed the true fun and amazing artwork which lies ahead in the rock garden journey.
There is one small and one big waterfall which will come your way in this garden where you can click some amazing pictures to capture those moments.
I will recommend visiting Rock Garden if you are planning to go to Sukhna Lake.
3. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
Rose Garden also has its own significance in Chandigarh. Located in Sector -16 Chandigarh this is an amazing and beautiful garden that is open for the common public. It is said that there are 1600+ different rose species available in this garden.
The best time to visit this Garden is February and March during day time. The UT administrate Mohinder Singh Randhawa build this garden which is spread over 30 acres.
4. Sector-17 Market
If you are planning to shop in Chandigarh branded and reliable products then Sector 17 Market is for you. All of the main brands are available in this market and most of the government main offices are located in this market.
There are some traditional food shops also available in this market where you can have tea and other snacks. The main bus stand is also located in the sector -17 so it is very easy to commute to this market.
5. Geri Route
Geri Route is also the most famous and popular among youngsters which covers Sectors 8,9,10 and 11. This route is very much busy when college ends and youngsters generally take this route. If you understand the word Geri then this is for you otherwise you can ignore this route and select any other destination for your trip.