Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas, Chandigarh has painted a pretty picture of beauty. Its stunning locations, whimsical art collections, and tree-laden roads are an absolute delight for a viewer’s eyes.
It makes us want to visit the City Beautiful, and we are sure you do want too. Therefore, here are the top places you can’t miss to see while you are in Chandigarh.
1. Sukhna Lake
When Le Corbusier was planning the city, he was sure that Sukhna Lake would turn out as the most comforting place in Chandigarh. Situated in Sector-1, this artificial lake serves to be the perfect place for the early risers.
Additionally, you can enjoy the beauty of the lake through:
- A lazy boating tour
- Amusement Park
- Solar Cruise
Apart from the above activities, you can find various migratory birds, including the Siberian ducks. All the above features make Sukhna Lake a place you cannot afford to miss.
2. Nek Chand’s Rock Garden
Just one kilometer from Sukhna lake in Sector-1 lies the beautiful and artistic work of the great Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector. He created this 40-acre fantasy land over two decades. By just using ceramic waste, junk, and debris, he erected more than 5,000 statues.
Rock Garden’s exhibition area has been divided into three phases. Each phase has unique sculptures, and walking through them is truly mesmerizing. Rock Garden takes the ‘Best Out of Waste’ slogan to a new level. It will always remain a symbol of imagination and novelty.
3. Elante Mall
Located in the Industrial Area Phase-1, Elante Mall has to be the most visited place in Chandigarh. It is the shopping hub for the Chandigarhians and all the tourists. Here, you can find:
- Several shopping outlets
- An enormous play zone area for kids
- Delicious-looking food court with endless eateries
- PVR and whatnot!
You certainly do not want to miss Chandigarh’s second-largest shopping mall!
4. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
You are not a true flower lover if you don’t visit the Rose Garden at least once when you visit Chandigarh. This Sector-16 specialty showcases 825 different flower varieties and more than 32,500 varieties of trees and shrubs.
The best time to visit this exquisite Garden is in February and March due to the annual rose festival. During this time, flowers fully blossom to provide a relaxing environment, making it the most popular site in Chandigarh.
5. Sector 17 Plaza
The Sector 17 Plaza is the oldest shopping place in the city. You will find tons of local businesses here who compete with international brands.
Try to visit Sector 17 in the evening as the market is at its peak. The street vendors, food chains, an open stage, and fountain displays can provide you with everything you ask for!
6. Bird Park
The Bird Park, located in Sector-1, is the newest edition to the city’s beauty. The park’s main purpose is to create awareness among youth about bird conservation.
People can visit and see the mesmerizing view of different bird species here. The major attraction of the place is the Tamed Bird section, where you can closely interact with your feathered friends.
The Bottom Line
Chandigarh is laden with attractions that leave your jaw-dropping. Visiting them will hardly take about 2-3 days of your time. Therefore, there’s no reason for you to visit these places while you are in the City Beautiful!