Places to visit near Chandigarh under 500kms

1. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

4.2 / 5 View 145+ photos

458 kms from city center

Known For : Taj Mahal Fatehpur Sikri Agra Fort

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

Best Time: October to March

2. 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

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3. 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

4. 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

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5. 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

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6. 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

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7. Auli, Uttarakhand

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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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8. Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir

3.5 / 5

486 kms from city center

Known For : Amarnath Cave Amarnath Yatra Baltal

The Amarnath cave is haven to an enshrined image of ice called the Shivaling formed naturally, which resembles Lord Shiva and hence this is one of the most important pilgrimage in India.

Best Time: May to September

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9. Bharatpur, Rajasthan

4.2 / 5 View 13+ photos

446 kms from city center

Known For : Bharatpur National Park Lohagarh Fort Banke Bihari Temple

This city is best known for the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary where quite a few rare bird species flock to.

Best Time: November to February

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10. Alwar, Rajasthan

3.5 / 5 View 16+ photos

423 kms from city center

Known For : Bala quila Fort Bhangarh Fort Kesroli

Alwar has a unique recognition because of Sariska Van Abhyaranya , Bala-Quila, famous temples and the Kalakand Market

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 10,600

11. 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

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12. 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

13. 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

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14. 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

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15. Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

3.6 / 5 View 10+ photos

458 kms from city center

Known For : Bhimtal Lake Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island Hanuman Garhi

Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake.

Best Time: March to June, September to December

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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. 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

18. 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

19. 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

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20. 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

21. 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

22. 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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23. 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

24. Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

2.9 / 5 View 19+ photos

496 kms from city center

Known For : Baijnath Bagnath Temple Kanda

Bageshwar, tucked inconspicously in the Himalayan rang, becomes one of the most underrated, and hence by default, one of the most untouched destination by humans.

Best Time: October to June

25. Fatehpur, Rajasthan

2.5 / 5 View 8+ photos

405 kms from city center

Known For : Nadine cultural centre Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir Temples in Fatehpur

Situated in the Sikar district of Rajasthan, Fatehpur is an ancient town, a prominent part of the Shekhawati region.

Best Time: October 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

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28. Bhatinda, Punjab

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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. 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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30. 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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31. Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir

3.5 / 5 View 11+ photos

494 kms from city center

Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir is situated at a mere 22 kms from the main town of Srinagar.

Best Time: April to October

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. Bhowali, Uttarakhand

2.2 / 5 View 10+ photos

454 kms from city center

Known For : Kainchi Dham Shyamkhet Tea Gardens Ramgarh

Bhowali is a little hill-station that lies in the vicinity of several popular hill stations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Sattal and Mukteshwar.

Best Time: February to Apr, September to October

34. Arki, Himachal Pradesh

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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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. Deeg, Rajasthan

3.5 / 5 View 10+ photos

444 kms from city center

Known For : Havelis Deeg Fort Bharatpur

Falling in the Bharatpur district, Deeg is said to be a part of lord Krishna's Parikrama path. Deeg is known for its beautiful gardens, forts, fountains and palaces.

Best Time: September to March

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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. Fatehpur Sikri

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413 kms from city center

A city, predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Back then it was the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Akbar's architectural finesse. Fatehpur Sikri is a home to Jodha Bai's palace , Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza , and a Tomb of Salim Chisti.

41. Bhangarh fort

4.2 / 5 View 5+ photos

407 kms from city center

Famous for the historical ruins and the ghost stories, Bhangarh has been regarded as the most haunted place in the country. It is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. Bharatpur National Park

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404 kms from city center

Now known as the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur National Park is a famous bird watching paradise and is listed among UNESCO's World Heritage sites as well. The 29 km reserve is locally known as Ghana and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for winter breeding.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. Galtaji Temple

3.9 / 5 View 7+ photos

433 kms from city center

Located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, it consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This majestic temple is situated in the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year. Galtaji Temple was built using pink colour sandstone and is a vast temple complex housing varied shrines. Located inside the City Palace, the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. Khardung La Pass

4.3 / 5 View 8+ photos

408 kms from city center

Best known as the gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Khardung La Pass, commonly pronounced as Khardzong La, is a very important strategic pass into the Siachen glacier and claims to be the world's highest motor able pass at an elevation of 5,602 m.

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