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1. Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake
Must visit 4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake and one of the most famous attractions in Chandigarh. With its pristine blue water, it is frequented by morning joggers and walkers. Boating, rowing, trampoline jumping and solar cruise are popular activities here. Sukhna Lake also houses Siberian ducks and cranes.

2. Rock Garden

Rock Garden
Must visit 4.6 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The Rock Garden is a massive open-air exhibition hall that displays sculptures made from urban and industrial wastes that have been designed and executed by Nek Chand. It also consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls. The popular Teej festival is also celebrated here each year.

3. Elante Mall

Elante Mall
4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Elante Mall is the second-largest mall of Chandigarh situated in Industrial Area Phase 1. It comprises of various Indian and international brands, a food court and various cafes.

4. Rose Garden

Rose Garden
Must visit 4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Located in sector 16 of Chandigarh, Rose Garden is a blooming exhibit that showcases around 825 varieties of flowers and 32,500 varieties of trees and medicinal shrubs. Also known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, it is quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts.

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5. Garden of Silence

Garden of Silence
4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Situated in Bhagwanpura, Chandigarh, Garden of Silence is a meditative space which houses a massive idol of Buddha. It offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for meditation amidst lush green surroundings with a beautiful view of the Shivalik Ranges in the backdrop.

6. Sector 17 Market

Sector 17 Market

1 km
from city center
6 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Sector 17 Market is the most popular of the city. Replete with several big brand stores, international outlets, food chains and eateries, the market is popular both among the youngsters and the adults. From kids wear to fashion apparels to bridal stores and the like, the market has got something for everyone and is bustling with visitors all through the day.

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7. Fun City Waterpark

Fun City Waterpark
4.3 /5

7 km
from city center
7 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Fun City is the biggest water amusement park in North India. It boasts of one activity pool, three landing pools and a wave pool, a cluster of water slides of various shapes and sizes, which makes for a delightful ride for the water lovers.

8. Pinjore Gardens

Pinjore Gardens
Must visit 4.5 /5

14 km
from city center
8 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Pinjore Gardens is a beautiful Mughal Garden made in 17th Century India located in the city of Pinjore, in the district of Panchkula, Haryana. Also known as Yadvinder Garden, this terraced garden is famous for its well-maintained greenery, refreshing fountains and mesmerising water bodies.

9. Gedi Route

Gedi Route

9 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Gedi Route is one of the prime attractions in the city of Chandigarh. Abuzz with activity, street cafes, and college going students, the route extends from Sectors 8,9,10 to 11. 'Gedi' means rounds and true to its name, the route is used for late night drives and bike rides. The name has lately been changed to Azaadi Route.

10. ISKCON Chandigarh

ISKCON Chandigarh

2 km
from city center
10 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

ISKCON Temple is located in Sector 36B, Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh. The shrine is one of the several of the chain temples spread all over the country and across the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha; and is visited by thousands of devotees all through the year. The shrine reverberated with peace and tranquility and is a must visit place.

11. Terraced Garden

Terraced Garden
4.1 /5

2 km
from city center
11 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The Terraced Gardens of Chandigarh is a famous attraction in Chandigarh. Illuminated musical fountain and the well planned orchard makes this 10 acre spread in Sector 33 an ideal picnic spot. The annual Chrysanthemum show in December is a major attraction here.

12. Musical Fountain Show Sector 17

Musical Fountain Show Sector 17

1 km
from city center
12 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Musical Fountain Show is held at Sector 17 in Chandigarh and is a popular place of recreation and sightseeing. The show is held in the evening hours and is a wonderful display of water fountains dancing to a rhythmic livid music. The place is thronged by locals and tourists alike to visit the show.

13. Chattbir Zoo

Chattbir Zoo

14 km
from city center
13 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Chattbir Zoo, also known as Mahendra Choudhary Zoological Park is a zoological park in Zikarpur near Chandigarh. The park is home to a vast variety of animals, birds and reptiles. Sprawling over an expansive 202 acres of land, the zoo offers an open enclosure to the animals to retain their natural habitat environment. The highlight of the zoo is Royal Bengal Tiger.

14. Government Museum and Art Gallery

Government Museum and Art Gallery
Must visit 4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
14 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The Government Museum and Art Gallery is a natural history museum and an art gallery in Chandigarh. The building is typically is square of 165x165 feet. The following sections are present at the institute, other than the gallery itself - The National History Museum, the National Gallery of Portraits and the Chandigarh Architecture Museum, each with further sections of their own.

15. Capitol Complex

Capitol Complex
Must visit 4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
15 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Housing the Legislative Assembly, the Secretariat, the High Court and the Capitol designed by Le Corbusier is another architectural marvel composed of twofold cover, which appears like an overturned umbrella.

16. International Dolls Museum

International Dolls Museum
4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

International Dolls Museum contains a wide collection of fascinating dolls and marionettes brought from countries like Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Korea, and Russia that stand beside the huge Indian collection.

17. Open Hand Monument

Open Hand Monument

4 km
from city center
17 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Open Hand Monument is an amazing work of art located at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh city. The monument is an open hand symbol for the Government of Chandigarh, designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier, which means "the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind". It can also rotate with the wind.

18. Garden of Fragrance

Garden of Fragrance
3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
18 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Garden of Fragrance as the name suggests is famous for its fragrant plants such as Mehndi, Haar Shingar, Raat ki Rani, Motia, Champa, demask rose and varieties of jasmine. The park with beautiful landscape also offers a delightful walk for its visitors.

19. Mansa Devi Temple, Panchkula

Mansa Devi Temple, Panchkula
Must visit 4.0 /5

8 km
from city center
19 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Built by Maharaja Gopal Singh, the ruler of Manimajra in 1815 AD, Mansa Devi Temple is believed to grant blessings when wished with complete devotion. The main attraction of the temple is formed by a tree around which devotees tie sacred threads to get their prayers answered.

20. Thunder Zone

Thunder Zone
4.0 /5

13 km
from city center
20 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Another fantasy park in the hub of the city, Thunderzone offers extensive range of exciting rides like Swinging Chairs, Octopus, Cater Pillar, Mono Junction, Columbus, Sun N Moon, Striking Cars, Baby Train, Splash, COBF Music Bob, and Wet Park.

21. Museum of the Evolution of Life

Museum of the Evolution of Life
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
21 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Showcasing the evolutionary roadmap of human lives, this museum has galleries on Astronomy, Archaeology, Pre-historic and Geology presented with scientific and technical display and complete with reference libraries.

22. Le Corbusier Centre

Le Corbusier Centre

2 km
from city center
22 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Le Corbusier Centre is a popular heritage spot in the city of Chandigarh, situated at Sector 19B and dedicated to the ancient architect of the city- Le Corbusier who was a Swiss- French architect and originally designed the city almost six decades ago. The building houses the legacy, research, study, writings and works of the famous architect.

23. Fateh Burj

Fateh Burj
3.6 /5

11 km
from city center
23 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The Fateh Burj is located in Mohali, Punjab. Fateh Burj means Victory Tower and is also the tallest tower in India. It has a historical significance with the battle of Chappar Chiri between Baba Banda Bahadur Singh against Mughal emperor Wazir Khan.

24. Cactus Garden, Chandigarh

Cactus Garden, Chandigarh

8 km
from city center
24 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Spread over a vast area of 7 acres, Cactus Garden is situated in Panchkula, Sector 5 in the city of Chandigarh. The garden is also known as National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre and was established to preserve and protect the dying species of cactus. Currently, the garden boasts of housing around 500 varieties of cacti.

25. Aqua Village

Aqua Village
4.7 /5

25 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Located on the Chandigarh Kalka Road, Aqua Village is situated 25 kms from Chandigarh and is a relatively new water cum amusement park in the city. Boasting of an array of thrilling water and regular rides, this park is only open in the summer season and is a favourite hang out place for the city folks.

26. The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

44 km
from city center
26 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The Natural History Museum is located in the Sector 10 area of Chandigarh. It comprises several artefacts dating 5000 years back, especially Indian history. One of the major features of the museum is that it is popular for exhibiting knowledge about the evolution of life.

27. Leisure Valley

Leisure Valley
4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
27 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Wound with a bouquet of gardens beginning from Sector 1, through Sector 23 to Sector 3, the leisure valley is best known for the Chandigarh carnival.

28. Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

3 km
from city center
28 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Located in Sector 31A in Chandigarh, Japanese Garden is a well-groomed, beautifully maintained park which houses a park, water bodies, pagoda towers, waterfalls, meditation centres, buddha idol and several other structures. The park has two phases interconnected by an underground tunnel which is adorned with beautiful Japanese paintings.

29. Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park

3 km
from city center
29 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Located in Sector 26, Chandigarh, Butterfly Park is a popular park in the city. The garden is well maintained with beautiful landscaping and houses a total of 35 species of butterflies and more. The park has been designed to facilitate an ideal environment for the breeding of butterflies. For the same reason, it has special silence zones where loud noises or any harsh sound is prohibited.

30. Botanical Garden, Chandigarh

Botanical Garden, Chandigarh
4.1 /5

5 km
from city center
30 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Comprising of two gardens, the botanical gardens spread over Chandigarh and is adorned by a huge variety of systematically arranged plant species that are both exotic and evergreen.

31. Shanti Kunj, Chandigarh

Shanti Kunj, Chandigarh
Must visit 3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
31 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Set between the Cricket Stadium and the Rose Garden in Sector 16, Shanti Kunj is a garden fed by a natural stream that divides it into five blooming islands.

32. Children Traffic Park

Children Traffic Park
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
32 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Replete with real-life road scenarios, the Children Traffic Park in Sector 23A has extensive traffic control mechanisms such as road bents, inclines and declines, overpass, underpass, parallel parking area, blind alley, and uncontrolled intersections, T-Intersections, Stop Signs and Blinkers.

33. Bougainvillea Garden

Bougainvillea Garden
3.3 /5

3 km
from city center
33 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

With fifty varieties of bougainvillea on display, this garden established in 1976 is spread over 20 acres.

34. Nangal Wetlands

Nangal Wetlands
3.5 /5

82 km
from city center
34 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Nangal is a beautiful small town situated at a distance of 100km from Chandigarh in Punjab. The wetland is bounded by Sutlej River, canals and magnificent hills.

35. Punjab Kala Bhawan

Punjab Kala Bhawan
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
35 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Located in Sector-16, this academy has an astounding compilation of modern art and also conducts exhibitions on various subjects to support budding artists.

36. Hibiscus Garden

Hibiscus Garden
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
36 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Founded in 1996, Hibiscus Garden houses over 40 varieties of Hibiscus shrubs over an 8 acre expanse. It is located in Sector 36.

37. Forest Reserves

Forest Reserves
3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
37 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Spread over 3245 hectares, the forest reserve of Nepali and Kansal is pregnant with floral and wild life, many of which have been declared as endangered.

38. Topiary Park

Topiary Park
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
38 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

A children's park with excellent playing facilities, Topiary Park in Sector 35 is a favourite amongst the little ones.

39. Fitness Trails

Fitness Trails
3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
39 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Covering an area of 94 acres, the Fitness Trails in Sector-10 has 50 acres dedicated to flowering plants in a multicolored bloom, and the other 44 acres is dotted with sculptures by various artists and a trail for people to jog on.

40. National Gallery of Portraits

National Gallery of Portraits
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
40 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Chronicling the Independence era, this museum houses the portraits, recorded voices of the great leaders of India and rare documents in connection with the freedom struggle.

41. Garden of Palms

 Garden of Palms

4 km
from city center
41 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Situated in Sector 42C in Chandigarh, Garden of Palms is a relatively new garden in the city boasting of 21 different types of palm trees. The beautiful garden was inaugurated in 2015 and houses rivulets, ravines, cycling tracks, eateries etc.

42. Chrysanthemum Show, Terraced Gardens

Chrysanthemum Show, Terraced Gardens

42 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Held every year at the Terraced Garden of Chandigarh, The Chrysanthemums Show is one of the most popular flower shows of India. The Show is generally held in March in which hundreds of city gardeners participate. The flower show has been increasingly gaining momentum with rows and rows of Chrysanthemums bathed in a riot of colours that await its visitors.

43. Mohali Cricket Stadium

Mohali Cricket Stadium

6 km
from city center
43 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Officially known as the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali Cricket Stadium is an enormous stadium in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh. The stadium boasts of a capacity of 26950 spectators and is home to the Punjab cricket team - Kings XI Punjab. The stadium was inaugurated in 1993.

44. Mango Festival in Chandigarh

Mango Festival in Chandigarh

44 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The Mango Festival or Mango Mela is held at the Pinjore Gardens of Chandigarh. It is a two-day affair where people come together to experience several (reportedly, over 4000) variants of excellent quality mangoes and how they are grown by different producers, along with other cultural festivities.

45. City Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

City Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

46 km
from city center
45 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The City Bird Wildlife Sanctuary is located in sector 21 of Chandigarh. It is also popularly known as Parrot Bird Sanctuary due to the presence of hundreds of different types of parrots. The total area of the sanctuary covers around 2.9 hectares with several trees that bring you close to nature. City Bird Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1998.

46. Kalagram

Kalagram
3.9 /5

5 km
from city center
46 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

One of the popular places which you need to visit whenever you arrive in Chandigarh is Kalagram. It is a popular craft village which is one of the major tourist attractions. Kalagram is located on the street when you head towards Panchkula from Chandigarh.

47. Tagore Theater

Tagore Theater

1 km
from city center
47 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The Tagore Theatre is the best and oldest auditorium in Chandigarh for the public. It is one of the renowned places in Chandigarh and holds different types of events throughout the year. The theatre is situated in Sector 18 of Chandigarh, Punjab.

48. DT Mall

DT Mall

6 km
from city center
48 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Located in Manimajra of Chandigarh DT City Centre is also known as the DT Mall of Chandigarh, showcasing premium brands like Park Avenue, Levi's, Only, Vero Moda, Carlton London, Octave, and many others. The DT City Centre is a part of the DLF group and has PVR cinemas, also called the DT Cinemas, for its visitors.

49. Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary

Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary

42 km
from city center
49 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

Situated just a kilometer northeast of Sukhna Lake in the foothills of Shivalik, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Chandigarh. It has over 150 small and large water bodies around the Sukhna lake, forming their catchment areas.

50. Paras Downtown Square

Paras Downtown Square

9 km
from city center
50 out of 50
places to visit in Chandigarh

The one-stop shopping destination in Chandigarh, Paras Downtown Square is one of the largest shopping malls in the region. It flaunts luxurious atriums with a translucent ceiling and has an acre-huge green belt.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Chandigarh?

Day 1- Reach Chandigarh by noon, check into the hotel, relax and have a nice, extended lunch. Visit the Sukhna Lake in the evening to watch the sunset and have tea at the CITCO cafeteria while soaking in the beauty of the place. Go for a boat ride and lose yourself into the serenity and calmness of the eerie, yet beautiful lake.
Day 2- Head off to the Rock Gardens and explore the beauty of the man-made rock garden, take crazy pictures and explore the garden. Visit the various gardens the city has to offer and breathe in the clean, fresh air.
Day 3- Start the day on a more lazy note and explore the local markets of Chandigarh, especially the market of Sector-17, that happens to be the favorite among locals. Sample local food and go back to the hotel room to pack up and leave by noon. Return home after a nice weekend, or head to the nearest hill station for an extended holiday.

How can I commute within Chandigarh?

Chandigarh has well-connected transport systems with buses, taxis, autos, and rickshaws. Alternately, you can also hire bicycles from Pedalchandigarh or rent a self-drive car and roam around the city.
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What are the top restaurants in Chandigarh?

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What are the top sightseeing places in Chandigarh?

The top sightseeing places in Chandigarh are Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Pinjore Gardens, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Shanti Kunj, Chandigarh.

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