Things to do in Chandigarh when you visit the beautiful city|20+Places|2020

What is Chandigarh famous for?

Chandigarh in India is a union territory, which serves as the capital of two Indian states, Punjab and Haryana. But, ironically enough, the city is neither a part of Punjab, nor Haryana and is governed by the Union government. It was the dream city of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. Meticulously planned and designed by Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French architect, it also holds fame as the first planned city in the country.

Rightly called the City Beautiful, Chandigarh is an epitome of the perfect blend of natural charisma and urban grandeur. It is one of the cleanest cities in India according to a national government study. While it is hard to imagine a city providing a tranquil, captivating atmosphere, Chandigarh will prove to you otherwise. Tradition and modernity go hand in hand when it comes to the architecture of the well-planned buildings. One can only but helplessly wonder how can the same city be home to numerous natural retreats, monuments of cultural and historical significance, as well as a spellbinding infrastructure. If you were looking for the best Chandigarh tourist places, you are in the right place.

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Tourist Map of Chandigarh
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List of best places to visit in Chandigarh

Following are the top places to visit in Chandigarh:

1. Zakir Hussain rose garden

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Zakir Hussain rose garden
Places to Visit in Chandigarh: Zakir Hussain rose garden

The Zakir Hussain rose garden is a botanical garden in Chandigarh, which houses more than 50,000 rose bushes of 1600 different species. It is the largest of its kind in Asia, spread over 30 acres of land.

History

It was created in 1967 and is named after the former President of India, Zakir Hussain. It was designed under the guidance of Dr. M.S. Randhawa, the first chief commissioner of Chandigarh.

Apart from roses, the garden is home to more than 800 varieties of flowers, and 32000 varieties of plants, most of them being medicinal plants. The annual Rose Festival held in February-March is a feast for the eyes. It is one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh, thanks to its natural charm!

Location: Sector 16, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 3 km
  • Railway station: 7 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 24 km

Timings: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all days of the week

Duration of Visit: Around 1 hour

Entry fee: 50 INR per adult/child

2. Government Museum and Art Gallery

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Government Museum and Art Gallery
Government Museum and Art Gallery

The Government Museum and Art Gallery is one of the most prominent museums in India, housing more than 13,000 artifacts from the Indian independence era. These artifacts and many more belonged to the Central Museum, Lahore, which was Punjab’s capital before the partition of India.

History

After partition, on April 10, 1948, India retained forty percent of the artifacts from the Central Museum, the remaining taken possession by Pakistan. Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh city, joined hands with his associates, Manmohan Nath Sharma, Pierre Jeanneret, and Shiv Dutt Sharma, to design the Government museum and art gallery which houses these priceless artifacts retained by India.

The museum was inaugurated on the 6th of May, 1968, by M.S. Randhawa, the then chief commissioner of Chandigarh. It has a unique collection of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings and contemporary Indian art, that it is one of the top places in Chandigarh for history and art lovers. While the artifacts deem precious beyond words, the sculpture and design of the museum building are no less than remarkable. The museum library boasts a wide collection of books on art, architecture and art history and hence one of the most visited Chandigarh tourist places.

Location: Sector 10 C, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 4 km
  • Railway station: 8 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 24 km

Timings: 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays.

Duration of Visit: Around 1-2 hours

Entry fee: 10 INR per adult/child

Camera: 5 INR per adult

Entry is free for organized school groups, and senior citizens. Additional facilities such as a wheelchair for the physically challenged are also available.

3. Japanese Garden

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden

Imagine a Japanese getaway amidst the hustle and bustle of an Indian city. There is no better example of this than the Japanese Garden in Chandigarh. Spread across 13 acres of land, this distinctive garden designed using Japanese architecture comprises of waterfalls, golden bamboos, pagoda towers, ponds and more.

History

Built-in 2014, the garden consists of two phases. While the first phase was inaugurated by Shivraj Patil on 7th November 2014, the second phase was opened to the public on 4th June 2016. A unique feature of the garden is a tunnel that connects the two phases, which is adorned by captivating paintings of Japanese origin.

The garden has been developed by the Indian government under an expense of around 6 crore INR. The key attractions of the garden include the Buddha statue, the meditation hut, the pagoda tower, the zen garden, and a crocodile-inhabited pond, among others. The garden has four ponds, and they are connected using wooden bridges that add charm to the scenery. The walkways in the garden are illuminated at night using Japanese lanterns. Isn’t it enough proof that this is one of the most visited Chandigarh tourist places?

Location: Sector 31, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 5.5 km
  • Railway station: 5.5 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 16 km

Timings: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on all days of the week

Duration of Visit: Around 1 hour

Entry fee: Nil

4. Chandigarh Capitol Complex

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Chandigarh Capitol Complex
Chandigarh Capitol Complex.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2016, the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh is the prime illustration of its fascinating architecture. A masterpiece of Le Corbusier, the architect of the city itself, the complex consists of three buildings, three monuments and a lake, spread over a hundred-acre land. Don’t you think it’s one of the worth-a-visit Chandigarh tourist places?

History

The Capitol Complex is home to the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, the Secretariat, the High Court, the Open Hand Monument, the Geometric hill and the Tower of Shadows, which holds fame for its marvelous feature that not a single ray of sun enters the tower from any angle. The complex, an architectural marvel is encompassed in a serene, beautiful landscape. Rightly called the heart of Chandigarh, this masterpiece by Le Corbusier is not to miss.

It is one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh.

Location: Sector 1, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 5 km
  • Railway station: 9.5 km
  • International airport: 25 km

Timings: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days of the week. The compound remains closed on public holidays. Visitors are mandated to carry their ID proof while visiting the site.

Duration of Visit: Around 2 hours

Entry fee: Nil

5. Open Hand monument

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Open Hand monument
Places to Visit in Chandigarh: Open Hand monument

The Open Hand monument is located in the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, designed by the popular Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier. The monument is the official emblem of the Chandigarh Government and symbolizes ‘the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind’. The sculpture is 85 feet high, while the main metal structure is 46 feet high and weighs 50 short tons.

History

The monument is designed such that it rotates with the direction of the wind. It was inaugurated in 1964. The largest among Le Corbusier’s all open hand monuments, this unique monument attracts many visitors.

It is one of the top places to visit in Chandigarh.

Location: Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 5 km
  • Railway station: 9.5 km
  • International airport: 25 km

Timings: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all days of the week. The Capitol Complex compound remains closed on public holidays. Visitors are mandated to carry their ID proof while visiting the site.

Entry fee: Nil

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6. Le Corbusier center

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Le Corbusier center
Le Corbusier center

Known after the leading urban planner of the 20th century, Le Corbusier, who was also the architect of Chandigarh, the Le Corbusier center is of historical and cultural significance to Chandigarh city. The center was developed by the Chandigarh administration where the old office of this famous Swiss-French architect stood. This was where the entire city of Chandigarh was designed and planned. Its royal past makes it one of the top places to visit in Chandigarh.

The original building was designed by Pierre Jeanneret, who was an associate and cousin to Le Corbusier. The center houses the life and works of Le Corbusier. The objective of this site is to preserve the legacy of the great architect.

Location: Sector 19 B Old Architect building, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 4 km
  • Railway station: 5 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 20 km

Timings: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days of the week, except Mondays.

Duration of Visit: Around 1-2 hours

Entry fee: Nil

7. Garden of fragrance

Garden of fragrance: Places to Visit in Chandigarh Garden of fragrance
Garden of fragrance

Nature is the best choice to refresh one’s mind and body from daily stress and tiredness. The Garden of fragrance offers this advantage to anyone in the city of Chandigarh. A garden with walkways and a huge space of outdoor games and activities, this garden is one of the best Chandigarh tourist places if you want to slow down a bit and relax.

History

The garden, built-in 1998, gets its name from the numerous fragrant blossoms of Champa, Mehndi, varieties of Jasmine, Raat ki Rani, Damask rose, Haar Shingar, Motia, and other bushes and plants. Well-sculpted naturally, the garden is a local hub since it is desirable for jogging and walking in the mornings and evenings, sports and games, as well as for a rejuvenating picnic experience with family and friends. If you are on a visit to Chandigarh and need a few minutes to relax before heading to the next incredible site in the city, the garden of fragrance is your best pick!

Location: Sector 36, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 4 km
  • Railway station: 10 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 19 km

Timings: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 30- 45 minutes

Entry fee: Nil

8. Chandigarh botanical garden

Chandigarh botanical garden: Chandigarh botanical garden
Chandigarh botanical garden

The Chandigarh botanical garden spreads over an area of about 170 acres and boasts a massive range of floral exhibits.

History

Established by the Chandigarh administration, the garden was inaugurated on 2nd January 2007, by Gen. (Retd.) Dr. S.F. Rodriguez, the then Governor of Punjab, and Administrator of Chandigarh. The garden is connected by a causeway to a forest reserve called Patiala-ki-Rao, which is spread over 350 acres of land.

The main aim of the garden is to conserve and promote education and research on the varied floral richness of the country. The garden is divided into 15 botanical sections, namely, the medicinal plants garden, the Bambusetum, the Ficus grove, the Arboretum, the Ornamental/flowering tree section, the Pinetum, the Palmatum, the Sacred Grove, the Cactus, and succulent section, the aquatic plant’s section, the rare plant’s section, the tropical rainforest section, the Bulbous garden, the Japanese garden, and the Nutrition garden.

A few sections from the above mentioned are still under development. Housing a range of hundreds of plant species, the garden is undoubtedly among the top Chandigarh tourist places.

Location: Sarangpur village, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 7 km
  • Railway station: 11 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 27 km

Timings: 4 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 2 hours

Entry fee: Nil

9. International dolls museum

Places to Visit in Chandigarh International dolls museum
International dolls museum

Well, if you got kids on your trip, they aren’t going to enjoy much of the architecture and monuments, right? So, are the kids going to be bored all through the trip? Not in Chandigarh! The international dolls museum is explicitly established for one, sole purpose: to entertain the kids. With a collection of over 250 different dolls and puppets, that have origins from all over the world like Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Russia and Korea, this museum is one the little ones won’t want to leave!

HISTORY

Established in the year 1985, by the collaborated initiative of the Chandigarh administration and the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, the museum is monitored and maintained by the Indian Council of Child Welfare, Chandigarh. The museum comprises four sections, namely, the International dolls, the Indian dolls, the activity corner and the history of dolls. The dolls from the Indian section come from all the states of India and represent the cultural and regional diversity of each state respectively.

Another interesting feature is the German railway station model at the center of the exhibition. The museum also avails toy train rides for children. Dolls and puppets from various fairytales are also exhibited here. With an amusement park to add to its glory, this museum enthralls not only the kiddos but also adults, who are taken on a ride down the memory lane to their childhood days. 

Nonetheless, to say, it is one of the top places to visit in Chandigarh while on a family vacation.

Location: Bal Bhawan, Udyog Path, Sector 23B, Chandigarh

How to reach?

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 2 km
  • Railway station: 8 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 22 km

Timings: 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on all days of the week, except Mondays.

Duration of Visit: Around 30- 45 minutes

Entry fee: 10 INR per adult

Camera: 5 INR

Entry is free for children.

10. Rock garden

Rock Garden: Places to Visit in Chandigarh
Rock Garden

Ever made ‘best out of waste’ handicrafts in school? Well, someone in Chandigarh, created a 40 acres-wide garden of sculptures doing just that!

History

Nek Chand Saini, a government official, took up a hobby of making sculptures out of industrial waste and disposed items, way back in 1957. He collected waste materials from demolition sites in the city, recycled them, and using his talent, secretly made sculptures of the divine kingdom of Sukrani. He chose an isolated gorge near the Sukhna lake to kindle this passion of his. Although incredibly artistic, his work was illegal as the gorge was a land conservatory under the government. Even then, Nek Chand managed to hide it from the authorities for eighteen long years, by which a 12-acre wide area was filled with hundreds of jaw-dropping artifacts! This is one of our personal favorite Chandigarh tourist places.

Luckily for public support, the works weren’t destroyed but transformed into a garden and opened to the public by the government, which was allowed with some more land, and about 50 laborers under Nek Chand to help him expand his work of the garden. The garden which was inaugurated in 1987, is today home to various wondrous artifacts and sculptures, as also manmade interlinked waterfalls that amplify its charm.

Holding fame as an oddly incredible landmark, the garden attracts thousands of tourists a single day, making it one of the most visited places in Chandigarh.

Location: Sector 1, Chandigarh

How to reach?

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 4 km
  • Railway station: 7 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 24 km

Timings: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 2-3 hours

Entry fee: 30 INR per adult, 10 INR per child.

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11. Sukhna lake park

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Sukhna lake park
Sukhna lake park

It is a reservoir located at the foothills of the mighty Shivalik Hills in Chandigarh. Le Corbusier, in 1958, dammed the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream flowing down the Shivalik Hills, to form a rain-fed lake of approximately 3 km² surface area.

The lake that offers an experience of natural paradise, remains to awe its visitors because of the special measures taken by Le Corbusier to not let motor-boats in the lake or vehicular traffic on the top of the dam, thus preventing any kind of pollution affecting it. However, paddle boats are allowed. The lake is indubitable, one of the favorite places to visit in Chandigarh among nature-lovers.

Location: Sector 6, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 6 km
  • Railway station: 5 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 21 km

Timings: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 1-2 hours

Entry fee: Nil.

Boating charges: 100 INR per head for a boat with a capacity of four.

50 INR per head for a boat with a capacity of two.

12. Leisure valley

Places to Visit in Chandigarh Leisure valley
Leisure valley

What was once an eroded valley because of a seasonal rivulet flowing through it, was transformed into the city of Chandigarh by the magical hands of Le Corbusier. Hence, while designing the city, the architect took care to maintain the natural reserves without destroying them. This is how he shaped the Leisure valley that runs through the entire span of the city, starting from sector 1 to the southernmost end in sector 53, covering over 8 kilometers in distance.

History

Throughout the Leisure valley, one witness numerous gardens and parks, including the Zakir Hussain rose garden, the botanical garden, the topiary park, the hibiscus garden, the bougainvillea garden, the Shanti Kunj, the Rajendra park, the Smriti Upvan, the terraced garden, the flower garden, and the garden of fragrance, which are independent, noteworthy tourist destinations.

Popular as the lungs of Chandigarh, the Leisure valley provides a rejuvenating experience for a lifetime. It is a highly rated Chandigarh tourist places.

Location: Sector 10B, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 4 km
  • Railway station: 8 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 24 km

Timings: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 3 hours

Entry fee: Nil.

13. Garden of silence

Garden of silence: Places to Visit in Chandigarh
Garden of silence

Chandigarh is a city that offers a treat for the eyes and the mind, but also definitely doesn’t miss out one for the soul. Imagine walking into a group of trees and greenery, and finding a silent, tranquil spot to close your eyes, take a deep breath, meditate and relax. Well, you don’t need to imagine anymore, because the garden of silence readily avails you with all of that. Developed by the Chandigarh administration and financed by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the garden is located at the end of the Sukhna lake.

History

The first sight on entering the garden is a seated statuette of Lord Buddha. There are concentric circular stairs around the structure tranquil site at the center of the city, this garden definitely must be on your list while visiting the City Beautiful. Add this park to your list of places to visit in Chandigarh.

Location: 5, Lake walking way, Kishangarh Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 7 km
  • Railway station: 5 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 23 km

Timings: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 1 hour

Entry fee: Nil.

14. Sector 17 market

Sector 17 market: Places to Visit in Chandigarh
Sector 17 market

Shopping is but indeed one of the major perks of traveling to a new place. If in Chandigarh, you needn’t think twice whether where to go to have the best shopping experience, for the Sector 17 market is the solution to all your needs. From international outlets to eateries of various cuisines, and from big brand stores and restaurants to humble food chains, the market has it all.

Flocked by tourists and locals around the clock, the sector 17 market will redefine your shopping fad forever. It is obviously one of the best Chandigarh tourist places.

Location: Sector 17F, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 1 km
  • Railway station: 7 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 21 km

Timings: Open at all times on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 1-2 hours

Entry fee: Nil.

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15. Chandigarh architecture museum

Chandigarh architecture museum: Places to Visit in Chandigarh
Chandigarh architecture museum

Established in 1997, the Chandigarh architecture museum preserves rare documents, sketches, and archives rooting back to the designing and making of Chandigarh city.

History

Also known as the City Museum, this building was designed by S.D. Sharma, an architect who was a trainee under Le Corbusier, the architect of the city himself. The design of the museum is adapted from one of Corbusier’s original creations in Zurich.

The museum has exhibits of the original letters and correspondence between the architects and administrators with regards to the making of the city. The museum is of historical significance to Chandigarh, as also it preserves the legacy of its makers. It is one of the best Chandigarh tourist places.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 3 km
  • Railway station: 7 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 23 km

Timings: 9.45 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on all days of the week, except on Mondays.

Duration of Visit: Around 1-2 hours

Entry fee: 10 INR per adult. Free for children and senior citizens.

Camera: 5 INR

16. Children’s traffic park

Children’s traffic park: Places to Visit in Chandigarh Chandigarh
Children’s traffic park

India is one of the top countries in road accidents and related deaths. In the wake of this realization was born the Children’s traffic park in Chandigarh.

There is no better way to instill a sense in a person’s head than to educate him about the same in the most creative, playful manner when he is a child. The Children’s traffic park has everything that a real road or highway has, through which school-going children and adults if they may, are educated and trained on-road and driving rules and regulations, in a harmless, creative manner. It is one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh for children.

What more, it even provides a driving license that confines to the guidelines of the park. Set in a natural background, this distinctive park attracts numerous young visitors regularly.

Location: Udyan Path, Sector 23A, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 3 km
  • Railway station: 9 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 22 km

Timings: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 1 hour

Entry fee: Nil

17. M.C. Zoological park, Chhat Bir zoo

Chandigarh M.C. Zoological park: Places to Visit in Chandigarh
Chandigarh M.C. Zoological park

The Chhat Bir Zoo, formerly known as Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological park or M.C. Zoological park, is a zoological park, home to various species of fauna. The zoo, located in Zirakpur, was inaugurated on 13th April 1977 by the then Governor of Punjab, Mahendra Chaudhary.

Home to 369 mammals, 400 birds, and 20 reptiles, it is the largest of its kind in northern Punjab India. It also boasts the longest walk-in aviary of the country, displaying about 32 species of exotic and native birds.

The place, once a shooting reserve of the Maharaja of Patiala, is now one of the favorite Chandigarh tourist places among conservationists and nature lovers.

Location: Chhat Bir zoo road, Chhat, Zirakpur

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 20 km
  • Railway station: 16 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 12 km

Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days of the week, except on Mondays.

Duration of Visit: Around 2-3 hours

Entry fee: 60 INR per adult. 25 INR per child.

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18. Chandigarh war memorial

Chandigarh war memorial: Places to Visit in Chandigarh war memorial
Places to Visit in Chandigarh war memorial

The Chandigarh war memorial is dedicated to the sacrifice and valor of the martyrs who gave up their lives fighting for the country, since independence.

History

It is the largest war memorial in India, with nearly 8459 names of deceased soldiers since 1947, from the Indian defense forces: the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

Located in the bougainvillea garden, amid the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere, the war memorial stands as an undying memory of the brave sons and daughters of India. The memorial lists the names of martyrs from the union territory Chandigarh, and the states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The war memorial, inaugurated on 17th August 2006, by the then President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is one of the best places to visit in the city of Chandigarh.

Location: Bougainvillea garden, Sector 3, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 5 km
  • Railway station: 8.5 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 26 km

Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days of the week, except on Sundays.

Duration of Visit: Around 30- 45 minutes

Entry fee: Nil

19. Topiary park

Topiary park: Places to Visit in Chandigarh
Topiary park

Designed to entertain the kids, the topiary park in Chandigarh houses a variety of bushes and creepers shaped in the form of animals! A curious site, the park is a getaway to relax and enjoy, especially for families. The park is designed in a manner where ornamental, exotic plants are used with decorative intents, which amplifies the beauty of the natural retreat. It is one of the best Chandigarh Tourist places.

History

Established in 1987, this children’s park is one of the few popular destinations in the city among the little ones.

Location: City Center, Sector 35 A, Chandigarh

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 3 km
  • Railway station: 9 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 19 km

Timings: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 1 hour

Entry fee: Nil

20. Pinjore gardens

Pinjore gardens: Places to Visit in Chandigarh
Pinjore gardens

The Pinjore Gardens, also known as Yadavindra Gardens, is a 17th century garden in the Panchkula district of the Indian state of Haryana.

History

A perfect epitome of Mughal garden architecture, the Pinjore gardens was built by Aurangzeb, a Mughal ruler, in the foothills of the Himalayas, which was later renovated by Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, a Sikh ruler of the Patiala dynasty.

The architecture of the garden has a striking resemblance to that of Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar. The garden that has seven scenic terraces, designed mostly in Rajasthani Mughal style, is of historical significance and is one of the many things to do while visiting Chandigarh.

Location: Ambala-Shimla highway, Pinjore, Haryana

How to reach? (Follow Tourist Map of Chandigarh)

Distance from

  • Chandigarh bus terminus: 22 km
  • Railway station: 18 km
  • Chandigarh international airport: 33 km

Timings: 7 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. on all days of the week.

Duration of Visit: Around 1-2 hours

Entry fee: 20 INR per head

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