Since Chandigarh is a plain area, situated at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills, the best time to visit Chandigarh is between August and November, when the Fall is in its prime, and the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. There is an overall pleasant weather that is apt for traveling. However, the weather conditions change widely here, thanks to the close proximity of the city to the Himalayas.
During all these 3 months of the year, the weather is neither too cold, nor too hot, but an intermediate of both. You can expect soothing sunny days and a little chilly night, which is perfect for sleeping in a cocoon. This is the period when most people visit Chandigarh.
During this time of the year, the winters are at extremity in the city. The day time, however, won't pinch a lot; but the as the night starts settling in, thick fog settles in the air and the weather becomes well par zero. Perfect for those looking for a nice chilly weather, but don't really want snow in their faces.
There is still a marginal level of coldness in the air and the weather is pleasant, with it being a little windy as well. The flowers in this season are at their best bloom and the plethora of Gardens that are there in the city are flocked by thousands of tourists and enthusiasts.
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The biggest rose festival of the country is held in Chandigarh every year in the last week of February. More than 50,000 magnificent rose plants and bushes are on view during this three day festival. Apart from the roses, there are various other folk performances which are organised to entertain you. For the kids, there is a painting competition, and titles for 'Rose Prince' and 'Rose Princess' are given out!
Hosting an endless variety of Bougainvillea plants displayed in different patterns, this park never fails to regale visitors.The Annual Festival visits a huge amount of attendance as the park is done up beautifully.
Celebrating the 'King of fruits', the Mango festival is a must visit for all mango lovers. The best way to beat the Indian summers, enjoy folk dances and performances, while munching down on your favorite mangoes.
Rows and rows of Chrysanthemums bathed in a riot of colors are wait await you at the Terraced Garden, Chandigarh. Increasingly gaining momentum, various prizes are given out for gardening abilities.