Places to visit near Chandigarh under 400kms

Here is the list of 50 Places to visit near Chandigarh under 400kms

1. New Delhi, NCR

4.2 /5 View 67+ photos

290 kms from city center

Known For : Humayun's Tomb Hauz Khas Village Qutub Minar

From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus, the capital city has multiple personalities making it 'The good, the bad and the ugly'.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

2. Amritsar, Punjab

4.3 /5 View 44+ photos

231 kms from city center

Known For : Golden Temple Wagah Border Jallianwala Bagh

Home to the famous Golden Temple, the historical city of Amritsar is a famous pilgrim centre.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 11,499

3. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

4.0 /5 View 11+ photos

325 kms from city center

Known For : Khajjiar Satdhara Falls Panchpula

Dalhousie is a hill station with amazing scenic views and prominent traces of India's British association such as colonial mansions.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

4. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

3.6 /5 View 40+ photos

201 kms from city center

Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Temple

Situated along the holy Ganges, Haridwar is famous for its temples and ghats where pilgrims bathe to relieve themselves of their sins.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 4,100

5. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

3.7 /5 View 32+ photos

350 kms from city center

Known For : Jungle Safari, Corbett National Park Elephant Ride in Corbett National Park Corbett Waterfall

Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

6. Auli, Uttarakhand

4.0 /5 View 12+ photos

226 kms from city center

Known For : Skiing in Auli Gurso Bugyal View Points

Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars; Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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7. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

3.5 /5 View 31+ photos

245 kms from city center

Known For : Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Dharamshala International Film Festival St. John in the Wilderness Church War Memorial

Dharamsala is a hill station which is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan Government in exile.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

8. Gurgaon, Haryana

2.4 /5 View 21+ photos

282 kms from city center

Known For : Kingdom Of Dreams Cyber Hub Ambience Mall

Also known as Millennium City, Gurgaon is a fast developing industrial city close to New Delhi.

Best Time: October to March

9. Dehradun, Uttarakhand

3.3 /5 View 34+ photos

169 kms from city center

Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Mindrolling Monastery

This hill town in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the Garhwal region with two perennial rivers flowing through it, popular for its historic civilization and offers a delightful terrain to trekkers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

10. Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir

3.6 /5 View 10+ photos

345 kms from city center

Known For : Bahu Fort Mubarak Mandi Palace Mansar Lake

Be it the multi-hued flags representing the temples and shrines in the city, the tantalizing aromas that lift and diffuse from its spectacular cuisine or even the snow capped mountains that promise adventure and action, this 'City of Temples' has something to offer to everyone.

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,500

11. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

3.7 /5 View 22+ photos

52 kms from city center

Known For : Timber Trail Monkey point, Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 8,000

12. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

4.2 /5 View 14+ photos

272 kms from city center

Known For : Kheerganga Trek Trekking in Kasol Tosh

A destination that is tinted in the best shades that nature can offer is a small village of Kasol, known for its Israeli inhabitants, Parvati river, trekking base-camp and backpackers and Malana.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

13. Bir, Himachal Pradesh

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252 kms from city center

Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing Hand gliding Nature Walks and meditation at Sherab Ling Monastery

Bir is a popular destination for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks close to nature and also as the town for meditation.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 5,198

14. Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

4.1 /5 View 18+ photos

262 kms from city center

Known For : Kedarnath Temple Vasuki Tal Shankaracharya Samadhi

Atop 3584 mts, this in one of the Char Dhams and thus one of the holiest pilgrim centres in the lap of Garhwali Himalayas.

Best Time: May to June, September to October

View packages starting from ₹ 10,334

15. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

3.1 /5 View 11+ photos

226 kms from city center

Known For : Kareri Lake Brajeshwari Temple Baijnath Temple

The Beas river flowing through Kangra and the repeated mention of the Valley in the holy Hindu texts, present Kangra as 'Devbhumi' or Land of the Gods.

Best Time: September to June

16. Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh

3.0 /5 View 14+ photos

243 kms from city center

Known For : Basheshwar Temple Bijali Mahadev Temple Jagannath Temple, Bhuntar

Bhuntar is a part of Kullu district and it is typically used as a getaway to the towns of Kullu, Manali, Kasol and Manikaran and Kullu airport also is located within Bhuntar.

Best Time: Throughout the year

17. Kanatal, Uttarakhand

3.5 /5 View 6+ photos

251 kms from city center

Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Kodia Jungle

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travelers who seek peace and solitude.

Best Time: Throughout the year

18. Gangotri, Uttarakhand

3.4 /5 View 15+ photos

389 kms from city center

Known For : Ganges Glacier Gangotri Temple Kedar Tal

This pilgrimage destination situated in Uttarkashi is one of the Chhota Char Dham.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

19. Bilaspur (HP), Himachal Pradesh

2.7 /5 View 12+ photos

119 kms from city center

Known For : Bhakra Nangal Dam Gobind Sagar Lake Water Sports and Fishing

Bilaspur is a hill town near Shimla, famous for its forts and Gobind Sagar lake, a man-made reservoir considered the lifeline of the district.

Best Time: Throughout the year

20. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

3.1 /5 View 10+ photos

103 kms from city center

Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary Palace Hotel Cricket Ground

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and its heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 15,500

21. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

3.2 /5 View 12+ photos

233 kms from city center

Known For : Surkhanda Devi Temple Eco Park, Dhanaulti Apple Orchard Resort

With Chamba and Mussoorie in proximity, this little town in Uttarakhand is an offbeat destination located at a height of about 2200 meters above sea level.

Best Time: September to June

22. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

2.1 /5 View 19+ photos

268 kms from city center

Known For : ISKCON Temple, Ghaziabad Swarna Jayanti Park Drizzling Land Water & Amusement Park

Ghaziabad is situated in the western parts of Uttar Pradesh and in the outskirts of Delhi. Also known as "Gateway of Uttar Pradesh", this city has evolved as one of the most dynamic Industrial cities in the country.

Best Time: October to December, February to March

23. Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh

3.4 /5 View 25+ photos

342 kms from city center

Known For : Kinnaur Kailash Trekking to Chakka Suicide Point

The main village of Kinnaur, situated in the Sutlej River Valley, Kalpa is a place to remember and cherish. Known for its many beautiful temples and monasteries, this small town is also famed for its apple orchards.

Best Time: March to September

24. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

3.0 /5 View 8+ photos

331 kms from city center

Known For : Chamera Lake Manimahesh Lake Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Minimal human alteration in the topography and environment, and the balanced temperatures of the area make Chamba the perfect destination all year round.

Best Time: October to June

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25. Faridabad, Haryana

2.0 /5 View 22+ photos

282 kms from city center

Known For : Baba Farid's tomb Camp Dhauj lake Sri Shirdi Sai baba temple, Faridabad

Faridabad is Haryana's largest city and its major industrial hub as well. Faridabad town is the main part of district Faridabad which has two divisions which are Faridabad and Ballabgarh.

Best Time: September to December, February to March

26. Chopta, Uttarakhand

3.9 /5 View 12+ photos

367 kms from city center

Known For : Tungnath Temple Deori Tal Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Chopta, very simply put, is a trekker cum explorer's heaven. Visit the valley of Chopta for a life altering experience and expand the boundaries of your physical horizon.

Best Time: March to June

27. Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

3.4 /5 View 6+ photos

392 kms from city center

Known For : Vishwanath Temple, Guptakashi Manikarnik Kund Ardhanarishwar Temple

A holy town adorned with the many ancient temples and believed to be a part of epic Mahabharata, is a place called Guptkashi.

Best Time: March to June, September to November

View packages starting from ₹ 20,000

28. Bhatinda, Punjab

2.5 /5 View 11+ photos

224 kms from city center

Known For : Qila Mubarak Rose Garden, Bhatinda Zoological garden

One of the oldest cities of Punjab, Bhatinda is famous as a historical and religious centre dating back to 7000 BC.

Best Time: October to March

29. Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh

3.2 /5 View 14+ photos

262 kms from city center

Known For : Wildlife Sanctuary Ashtapad Jambudweep Jain Tirth

Hastinapur is an ancient town which was the centre to the gloruous tales of the epic Mahabharata and is now an important Jain pilgrimage.

Best Time: October to March

30. Chakrata, Uttarakhand

3.3 /5 View 12+ photos

192 kms from city center

Known For : Tiger Falls Deoban Budher Caves

Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun located on top of the Yamuna valley, amidst lush green forests, caves and ancient temples.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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31. Devprayag, Uttarakhand

3.0 /5 View 23+ photos

280 kms from city center

Known For : Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Raghunathji Temple Chandrabadani temple

Marked by the confluence point of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, Devprayag is a religious hub and is quite popular among tourists coming for pilgrimage or seeking some solitude close to nature.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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32. Gaumukh, Uttarakhand

3.2 /5 View 6+ photos

264 kms from city center

Known For : Gaumukh Trek

One of the holiest lands in Uttarakhand, Gaumukh is thronged by devotees mainly for its serenity and pious mythological history. Gaumukh is not exactly a tourist town or city, but a glacial trekking destination located within Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Best Time: February to September

33. Arki, Himachal Pradesh

2.5 /5 View 12+ photos

100 kms from city center

Known For : Arki Fort Diwan-i-Khaas Arki Palace

Small town in Solan district locally known for its 18th century fort, Arki is rather unknown among general population as a tourist location.

Best Time: Throughout the year

34. Churu, Rajasthan

2.3 /5 View 15+ photos

373 kms from city center

Known For : Sethani ka Johara Salasar Balaji Tal Chappar Sanctuary

An ancient town, lakes, palaces and forts, an important hindu pilgrimage, the people and rich culture of Rajasthan, Churu is a district with multiple colorful faces of Rajasthan.

Best Time: November to March

35. Dudhwa National Park, Uttarakhand

2.7 /5 View 15+ photos

392 kms from city center

Dudhwa National Park is all about wildlife, nature and diversity and is a perfect getaway for nature buffs and wildlife lovers.

Best Time: December to Apr

36. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan

2.4 /5 View 5+ photos

392 kms from city center

Known For : Rani Sati Temple Haveli and forts Khetri Palace

The vacant havelis, carefully engraved architecture which the monuments proudly put to a tourists' display, Jhunjhunu has many stories to interest tourists, specially history enthusiasts.

Best Time: October to March

37. karnaprayag, Uttarakhand

3.7 /5 View 9+ photos

379 kms from city center

Known For : Nandprayag Karnaprayag

Karnaprayag is a a small town in the Chamoli District, located at an elevation of 1,451 metres and is famous for being the confluence of the Alaknanda with Pindari River and is surrounded by various Himalayan Peaks.

Best Time: October to June

38. Harsil, Uttarakhand

3.9 /5 View 7+ photos

364 kms from city center

Known For : Dharali Mukhwas Village Sattal

Nestled amid Himalayas and dense cover of pine and deodar with River Bhagirathi gurgling across the area, Harsil is a complete package for vacation makers.

Best Time: April to October

39. Chamba, Uttarakhand

3.3 /5 View 10+ photos

268 kms from city center

Known For : Tehri Dam Surkanda Devi Temple

Far from the mad rush of city life, Chamba is a small town popular for its picturesque views lined with deodar and pine trees, its apple orchards and various temples.

Best Time: Throughout the year

40. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

4.2 /5 View 6+ photos

380 kms from city center

Nestled in the Aravali Hills over an area of about 800 Sq. Km covering the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape, lays the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, now known as The Sariska Tiger Reserve. This area was once a hunting preservation of The Maharaja of Alwar. The Reserve is known for its majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. It is the first tiger reserve to relocate the Tigers (from Ranthambore) successfully. As it lies in the lap of Aravali Hills, it holds an abundant amount of mineral resources like copper.

41. Wagah Border

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231 kms from city center

Wagah Border is the border line running along the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar in Punjab, India, and Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. People from all across the country visit this place to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony that is held every day before sunset. This ceremony includes the closing of the international gates and lowering the flags of both the countries. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers since 1959.

42. Damdama Lake

4.0 /5

272 kms from city center

Damdama Lake is an amoeba-shaped natural lake few kilometers south of Gurugram, off the Gurugram-Alwar road. An hour drive away from New Delhi, it has a calm, rural and peaceful vibe about it. Home to over a hundred and ninety species of native and migratory birds, water levels reach as high as fifty feet during monsoons and winters and most of the migratory birds are spotted during these seasons. Damdama lake is the biggest lake in Haryana in advance of three thousand acres and is a perfect place for picnics and on-site training for team-building exercises in addition to being a favorite hangout spot for family outings.

43. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

4.0 /5

252 kms from city center

Being one of the many weekend getaways from Delhi, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary witness a lot of footfall especially from the people of neighbouring areas of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Delhi. It is home to a myriad of migratory birds and is a great spot for bird watching, especially during winters. It is situated at a distance of 40 kilometres from Dhaula-Kuan in Delhi on the Gurgaon-Farukh Nagar Road. There are approximately 250 species of birds here during the peak season, like in September. During winters, one can experience an excellent picturesque panorama of various species of birds. This sanctuary is undoubtedly a paradise for the bird watchers.

44. Malana

3.7 /5

154 kms from city center

Malana is an ancient solitary village in Himachal Pradesh in an isolated and charming plateau by the side of the Malana River. Known as Malana Nala, it lies in Parvati Valley which is a quaint corner away from rest of the world. One of the unique aspects of this destination is the strong culture and beliefs of the locals, who follow their rules with the utmost tenacity. According to them, Malana is the place where democracy is best followed with the well-organized parliamentary system, guided by their deity Jamlu Rishi. It is believed that Jamlu was worshipped during the pre-Aryan times. It has been the subject of various documentaries like Malana: Globalization of a Himalayan Village and Malana, A Lost Identity. Their court system resembles The Ancient Greek System as they believe themselves to be the followers of Alexander the Great.

45. Parvati Valley Trek

4.2 /5 View 9+ photos

139 kms from city center

Regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the northern Himalayan region, Parvati Valley Base Camp Trek is perfect for those seeking adventure. The mesmerising views all around will not only leave you spellbound by its beauty but also filled with adrenaline by the challenges it throws at you at every nook and corner.

46. Magnetic Hill

4.3 /5 View 5+ photos

386 kms from city center

The popular Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is said to be a gravity hill where vehicles defy the force of gravity and move upwards on the hill when parked at the marked location. The hill lies at a distance of 30 km from the town of Leh, at an elevation of around 14,000 feet above sea level. To the eastern side of the hill flows the Sindhu River, originating in Tibet and is an almost essential stopover for all those who travel to Ladakh. An optical illusion or actuality, the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh has mysterious magnetic properties that draw tourists from across the globe.

47. Tso Moriri Lake

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281 kms from city center

The lesser known of the many lakes within the Changtang Wildlife sanctuary, Moriri Tso lake is a twin to the Pangong Tso Lake. Located inside the Changtang wildlife sanctuary, this lake offers a scenic place of peace and tranquillity. The water body measures about 28 km in length from north to south, and about 100 feet average in depth. The lake is surrounded by barren hills, with the backdrop of beautiful snow-covered mountains. Since Moriri Tso lake is the lesser known of the two lakes, the crowd frequency is less too. Pangong lake always has many more people and is now crowded with little stalls that sell Maggi and tea. Tucked away in the remotest parts of the country makes this lake a perfect star gazing sight rendering a complete mind-stirring site.

48. Rural Olympics at Qila Raipur

4.0 /5 View 6+ photos

66 kms from city center

Home to one of the quirkiest festivals you will come around anywhere in the world - Rural Olympics, Kila Raipur is an amazing village whose love for sports and recreation is unmatched anywhere else in the country. The small village is located just 15 km from the city of Ludhiana in Punjab and is like any other village of the state with huge fields of wheat and mustard that stretch as far as eyes can see, and a certain calmness and peace about it, except for the three days of February when the village transforms into a hub of sports, enthusiasm and celebration.

49. Beas Kund Trek

4.4 /5

183 kms from city center

The incredibly diverse country, India, doesn’t fail to mesmerise you with the scenic landscapes and breathtaking destinations. All the 29 states of this vibrant country offer you tons of places to visit and explore the beauty of nature. Himachal Pradesh, the mountainous state on the northern part of India is one such place which will surprise you with its natural grandeur. This state is home to the gorgeous town of Manali which is wildly popular among all Indians and foreigners as well. The lush green surroundings nestled amidst the hilly terrain will take you a whole other world. Other than being famous a tourist destination, it is also the way to one of the most undertaken treks - the Beas Kund Trek.

50. Rohtang Pass

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187 kms from city center

When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to the vista point of Rohtang is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary. Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres, the way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. As the vehicle climbs higher on the Manali- Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck. A peculiar fact behind the name of the place is that it was named so because a number of people working in CBRE died whilst trying to cross this treacherous stretch. Owing to its splendid natural beauty, Rohtang Pass is a favourite among the community of film directors. Many blockbusters ranging from 'Jab We Met' to 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' have been shot here. 

In order to travel up to or beyond Rohtang, a mandatory Rohtang Pass permit is required by all visitors. You will need to show a confirmation voucher or a proof of hotel booking at one of your destinations. The pass costs INR 500 per head with an additional INR 50 which is charged as a congestion fee that is imposed by the National Green Tribunal on all the vehicles that travel here. The permits are also of two kinds, one is for up to Rohtang Pass only while the other is for travelling beyond this point. Online permit for travelling to Rohtang is available and can be booked here. In case you want to book your permits offline, you can do so on a first-come-first-serve basis from the Tourist and Information centre on all days from 10:00 AM  to 8:00 PM. You can either take a four wheeler or bike your way to the pass as well. 

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