Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana and was designed by an architect named Le Corbusier. It was also the dream City of India’s first Prime Minister Sh. JawaharLal Nehru. It has cold dry winter and hot Summer. Chandigarh means “The beautiful City”. So, if you are planning your vacations and search for the place to visit around you then, this is one of the famous and best place to spend your vacations. There are many tourist attractions that is famous because of its intricate design as well as their interesting stories. So, have a look at the place where you can travel to enjoy your vacations in a relaxing and enjoyable mood.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Chandigarh
This project initiated by a common man “NEK CHAND” discovered by authorities in 1975 is the biggest tourist attraction in Chandigarh. God knows how many tons of waste products from industries , households , etc. Has been put down to use. Despite being made out of waste this garden has some of the most beautiful things to see i.e. Artificial Waterfalls , Amphitheater, Vegetation, Sculptures, water canals & much more.
Timings:- 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (April- September)
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (October- March)
Entry fee:- ADULTS – 5 INR & CHILDREN 3 INR
Ah! If you are a true fan of Roses then you just cannot miss visiting this beautiful Rose garden. It has abundance of Roses of different species and about 32,500 different types of trees.
P.s. – A rose festival is also held around these months !
Timings:- 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Entry Fee:- INR 50 per person (ADULT OR CHILD)
This is also known a Yadavendra Gardens made by Mughals in the 17th Century in the Panchkula district of Haryana. It is famous for its green landscapes covering almost 100 acres of land. So, what are you waiting for? Add this place in your list to add on an extra experience to your vacations.
P.s. – The biggest Mango festival is held during this time of the year!
Timings:- 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Entry fee:- INR 20
International Dolls Museum
This has over 250 dolls & puppets from all over the world which are kept beautiful while they are showcased using different ideas i.e. Walt Disney movies and Ancient culture. You can visit this at any time of the year but it stays close on Sundays and National Holidays.
Timings:- 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry fee:- ADULTS- 17 INR , CHILDREN – 6 INR
It is a huge and massive garden full of trees, Roses and other flowers and it also has a musical fountain. What a delight to the people! The best time to visit is November to December.
P.s.- Annual Chrysanthemum Flower Show is held during this period of time and the whole garden is blooming with colors.
Timings:- 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Entry fee:- No entry fee
Le Corbusier Centre
This is the place where the famous architect Le Corbusier used to work. It is till date successful at preserving, interpreting and displaying his work to people. This epitome of our rich cultural heritage can be visited at any time of the year except Mondays when it is closed.
Timings:- 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry fee:- No entry fee
It is a great place to hangout with friends and family and I am sure that all the kids will love it. It has a beautiful birds section and above it all you can go on a LION SAFARI. So doesn’t it sound cool? Then why wait? Go visit this Zoo if you’re in Chandigarh.
Timings:- 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry fee:- Below 3 years of age – free entry
3 to 12 years of age – 25 INR
Above 12 years of age – 60 INR
Ouch! Be careful with those thorns everywhere. This garden has the rare and endangered species of cactus plant under its watch. It also has a Bonsai collection gifted by Shri J.S. Sarkaria. Most of it has been kept in 9 glasshouses. It will be an amazing experience to visit this Garden.
Timings:- 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry fee:- INR 10 Onwards
Museum and Art Gallery
This representative of our rich cultural heritage and beauty and what all existed in the past is divided into 4 sectors that are Redefining Our Past, Cyclorama of Evolution of life, Dinosaur of India, and Human Evolution. Love History? Then do visit this place.
Timings:- 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Entry fee:- per person – INR 10
per camera- INR 5
Mohali Cricket Stadium
This stadium was built by GetaanshuKalra from Ambala and is like the backbone of the Punjab team (KINGS XI PUNJAB ). It has a capacity of about 26,950 people. The first ever match played here was One Day International match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cupon 22 November 1993. So buy you tickets for the upcoming matches!!
Timings:- 12:00 Noon to 12:00 AM ( According to the match)
Entry fee:- According to the match
So, guys why wait? Visit all these places when you visit to Chandigarh.