10 Nov

10 places that make Chandigarh the most loved tourist destination

Welcome to the city that celebrates its love for awesome food, good music and chilled beer. Known internationally for its architecture and urban design, it’s the land of luxurious cars and fancy number plates. Travel enthusiasts are attracted to the city for its cleanliness and lush greenery. The structural design of the city is a pragmatic blend of progressive design and functional development. Let’s check out the top ten destinations that attract tourists to this beautiful city in India.

Rock Garden:

Rock Garden

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Did you know that Rock Garden at Chandigarh has been designed using urban and industrial waste? In fact, its beautifully crafted sculptures and artworks are the highlight of this nature park. Do pay a visit & don’t be surprised if people around you address as Shri Nek Chand’s garden as he was the one who laid the foundation of this park.

Lake Sukhna:


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If you are touring around the city, you cannot miss visiting the beautiful Sukhna Lake. The serene and soothing environment here will ease out all your stress. This 3 km long water body is a manmade lake, nestled at the foothills of Shivalik Range. This is an awesome place if you enjoy water sports.

Leisure Valley & Rose Garden:

Garden of Fragrance

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Leisure Valley is 8 km long nature park that consists of various theme gardens. Famous for its long trails, well maintained surroundings, this park is best to spend a relaxed time with your dear ones. This valley also includes Asia’s largest Rose Garden, which is another tourist attraction.

International Dolls Museum:

International Doll Museum

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Travelling with kids? Do checkout the International Dolls museum managed by Indian council of child welfare. This fascinating place features dolls and puppets from 25 countries across the globe. Don’t forget the toy train section as this is one of the most loved segments of this museum. You’re kids are sure to have ball time here!

Government Museum and Art Gallery:

Government Museum and Art Gallery

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All the art lovers get ready for a delightful experience at Government Museum and Art Gallery. It has exquisite pieces of artwork and some remarkable creations that’ll leave you spellbound. It has some amazing stuff for people interested in archaeology. Explore paintings and coins from ancient times and antiques from the Indus Valley Civilization.

Capitol Complex (Le Corbusier Centre):

Le Corbusier

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Capitol Complex of Chandigarh is famous for its architectural and structural beauty. It is also referred to as Le Corbusier Centre. This place was used by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier & now it has been converted into a grand museum open for the tourists.

Open Hand:


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Designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, the Open Hand Monument is located in the sector 1 of the Capitol Complex is the city’s official emblem. The giant hand is made from metal sheets that rotates like a weathercock, indicating the direction of wind.

Cactus Garden:


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Spread across 7 acres of land, the famous cactus garden of Chandigarh attracts a large number of tourists for its exclusiveness. It features more than 3500 different species of cacti. It is one of the largest luscious botanical gardens in Asia. It’s nothing less than a visual treat for the students and botanists.

Chattbir Zoo:


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Enjoy lion safari at Chandigarh’s favourite animal park, Chattbir Zoo and spot all sorts of animal and bird species here. It’s an absolute delight for animal lovers as the zoo is home to reptiles and other exotic animals too.

Mohali Cricket Stadium:


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Established in the year 1993, Mohali Cricket Stadium is one of the favourite stadiums amongst cricket fans. Kings XI Punjab’s home ground has witnessed several local and international matches in India.

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