Top places to visit in Chandigarh

Here are the top 25 places to visit in Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake

Nestled at the foothills of Shivaliks, Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake set amid the picturesque surroundings. Quite popular amid the locals and visitors, the place is a perfect destination for solitude seekers.

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Rose Garden

Rose garden, located at 16 sector of Chandigarh is a place to relax amid the nature at its best. The garden is packed with some exquisite variety of flowers making it quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts.

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Rock Garden

A symbol of imagination and novelty, this one is of its kind of garden spread across an area of 64 acres. The Rock Garden has been designed as an open air exhibition hall using urban and industrial wastes by Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector in Chandigarh.

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Government Museum and Art Gallery

The Government Museum and Art Gallery is a natural history museum and an art gallery in Chandigarh. Established in August of 1947, the building was designed by the very noted architect, Le Corbusier. 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.

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Botanical Garden

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.

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Terraced Garden

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.

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Hibicus Garden

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

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Bougainvillea Garden

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

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Punjab Kala Kendra

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

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National Gallery of Portraits

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.

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Leisure Valley

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.

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Forest Reserves

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.

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Shanti Kunj

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.

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Pinjore Gardens

Spread over a massive area of 100 acres and also known as Yadvinder Garden, Pinjore Garden is a spectacle to behold.

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Museum of the Evolution of Life

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.

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International Dolls Museum

Founded in the year 1985 by the Indian Council of Child Welfare, the 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.

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Garden of Fragrance

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.

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Children Traffic Park

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.

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Fun City

Located on an expanse of 43 acres, this water amusement park in Ramgarh is the biggest 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.

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Fitness Trails

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.

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Topiary Park

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

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The Capitol

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.

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Thunderzone

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.

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Nangal Wetlands

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.

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Roopkund Trek

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