14 of the Best Places to Explore in Chandigarh, India
One of the first planned cities in India, Chandigarh, which serves as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana is one of the most beautiful and clean cities in India.
It is a complete package for tourist all over the world, for its clean and safe environment.
Chandigarh has been designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. The city has many tourist spots, lakes, gardens, parks, and at the same time, you can enjoy both safe and happening nightlife, food and shopping places.
let’s see Chandigarh’s famous places..
#1 The Sukhna Lake
It is a beautiful man-made lake, at the heart of the city and is one of the best places to hang out with friends or family or even by yourself, just sit near the lake for a peaceful view and calmness from the hustle puzzle of the city life.
#2 The Rock Garden
This is one of the best tourist places to visit in Chandigarh. This place shows the beauty of work from natural and reusable things, you would find sculptures made of broken bottles, mugs, tiles, bangles, mirror work, etc and every part of this garden is a piece of art work. It has a man-made waterful and must be in your bucket list once you visit Chandigarh.
#3 National Gallery of Portraits
This space was used by the Swiss-French architect as his office back in those days, but at present, it stands as The National Gallary of Portraits where you will find sculptures, images, prints of rare documents, photos and paintings based on India’s independence struggle.
#4 Open Hand Monument
This monument is a symbol of the Government of Chandigarh and is situated in the capital complex. This metal-made hand symbolizes “ the hand to give and the hand to take peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind” and is designed so beautifully that it rotates with the wind.
#5 Cactus Garden
This is situated in the heart of the city, Panchkula and is Asia’s largest cactus garden. This place consists of over 3500 different, rare and endangered species of Indian Succulents.
#6 Sector 17 Market
This is one of the most famous and visited markets, you can enjoy all high-end international brands, other big brands with amazing food joints and the best and safe place to chill and enjoy at night.
#7 Singing Fountain
This place is quite popular in terms of the visit from tourist or locals and you will find this place mostly crowded. An amazing place the see water, music and the laser.
#8 Mohali Cricket Stadium
Visiting this is a must, it has a capacity of 26,590 spectators and was inaugurated in 1953. Enjoy watching some real cricket by visiting this place.
#9 Pinjore Garden
Made in the 17th century, this beauty of this garden takes you closer to nature with its lush greenery and fountains.
#10 Le Corbusier Center
This center is built to tribute to Le Corbusier, the famous Swiss-French architect who planned the city of Chandigarh. This place is also known as the Heaven For Architectures
#11 International Doll Museum
This place was constructed in 1985 and has around 250 dolls which are collected from all over India and even some international destinations like Denmark, Germany, Spain, and Korea. This place must be in your list once you visit Chandigarh.
#12 Garden of Silence
This place is famous among the people who are looking for some peace and silence, The garden house has a huge idol of Lord Buddha which adds to the beauty of this place.
#13 Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
For all nature lovers, this place is a dreamy place to see 825 types of flowers which is the key attraction of this place.
#14 Terraced Garden
This place is one of the best places to hang with family, and kids as the lush green view and vibrant flowers. And in the evening you can also enjoy latest music played.