Chandigarh in One Day

Are you wondering where to head for a pretty weekend getaway? Give a thought to Chandigarh; a very well planned city honored of being the mere capital of two states (Haryana & Punjab) of India. The term ‘Chandigarh’ meaning ‘Fort of Chandi’ has been coined from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir located close to the city. Groove in the nightlife, take a walk at the themed gardens, relax amongst the serene landscapes and marvel at the superb architectural masterpieces. Here goes the highlight.

Sukhna Lake

The foothills of Shivalik range is washed by this beautiful lake of Sukhna. The pleasant surprise is that this 3 km long lake is a manmade one. Just stroll around & let this cool breeze caress you.Crowds from all over the city flock around this lake to get a break from their normal routine.

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Rose garden

Chandigarh’s rose garden is a famed one & rightfully so. It is the largest of its kind in Asia. The rose garden contains more than 17,000 plants area of 27 acres of land. The roses are not only gorgeous but also contain medicinal values. Bel, bahera, harar, camphor are a few of the different medicinal plants spotted here. The annual festival of gardens is also organized here.

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Rock garden

Nek Chand is the name associated with the foundation of the Rock garden. It is in the form of an open-air exhibition hall. It is an unique example of human innovations. The most appreciative thing about the garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using a variety of different unwanted discarded materials like frames, play marbles, porcelain, broken bangles etc.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. George Hayward says:

    Seems like a cool place to go 🙂

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