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Explore Chandigarh - Places - Food - Hotels

Explore Chandigarh with OYO Rooms' Best Budget Hotels in Chandigarh. Know what to see, where to shop, what to eat and where to stay while at the city beautiful!

Explore Chandigarh - Places - Food - Hotels

  1. 1. Chandigarh -At a glance 1. Best Time To Visit: November to January 2. Official Language: Punjabi 3. Languages Spoken: English, Hindi & Punjabi 4. Climate: Humid: Humid Sub Tropical 5. Main Attractions: Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Chattbir Zoo, Open Hand Monument
  2. 2. What to See? Top 5 Places to Explore in Chandigarh
  3. 3. #1 Sukhna Lake Located in Sector 1, Chandigarh, Sukhna is a rainfed lake at the foothills of Shivalik hills. It is an inseparable part of Chandigarh. Spread over an area of 3 square kms, Sukhna is a symbol of peace and serenity. A promenade runs along the lake. Best time to visit Sukhna is at sunrise. Serious walkers pursue an exercise regime, families enjoy an evening stroll and nature lovers mingle with children on roller skates. Ducks and other migratory birds add on to the beauty of the lake
  4. 4. #2 Rose Garden The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is spread over an area of 30 acres and has the distinction of being the largest garden of Asia. It houses 50,000 rose bushes of 1600 different species. Apart from roses, the garden has trees of medicinal value. The Rose Garden adds to the romantic value to the city beautiful. The garden also hosts myriad of events throughout the year. Tip: Visit the garden in the months of February-March to witness the Rose Festival.
  5. 5. #3 Rock Garden Nek Chand’s Rock Garden is a sculpture garden spread over an area of 40 acres. It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown- away items. The Rock Garden is located near the Sukhna Lake. It consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap and other kinds of wastes. Started as an illegal project, the Rock garden is now a jewel in the crown of Chandigarh.
  6. 6. #4 Chattbir Zoo Chattbir Zoo is a zoological park located on the Chandigarh- Zirakpur-Patiala road, 17 km away from Chandigarh. The 202 acres large zoo is the home for hundreds of different mammals, birds and reptiles. Chattbir is famous for its lion safari where visitors are taken on an adventurous trip to the Asiatic Lion reserve inside the zoo. The zoo also houses the Royal Bengal Tiger which is a highlight of the zoo. Tip: The zoo is open from 0900 hours to 1700 hours on all days except Mondays and National holidays.
  7. 7. #5 Open Hand Monument The Open Hand structure was designed by none other than Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh. The 85 feet high monument is a symbol of “peace and reconciliation. It is open to give and open to receive.” It represents the open exchange of ideas. The Open Hand is the de facto emblem of Chandigarh. The monument is located in Sector 1 in the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh. The structure is designed to move in the direction of the wind.
  8. 8. What Else? Wanna explore more…
  9. 9. Timber Trail Timber Trail is an exotic recreational point located in Parwanoo which is just 6 kms away from the Haryana- Himachal Pradesh border. One can indulge in cable car rides and also absorb the scenic beauty of the Himalayas. Due to its proximity to Chandigarh, it is a popular get away point.
  10. 10. Golf Club Located just south of Sukhna Lake, the Golf Club is a private members only golf club in Chandigarh. It has a 7,202 yard, 18 hole course known for its challenging narrow fairways, a long 613 yard long, dogleg 7th hole and floodlighting on the first nine holes. The club has a fine clubhouse, a swimming pool and a gymnasium. Some fine professional golfers have played here, Jeev Milkha Singh being one of the them
  11. 11. Thunder Zone Thunder Zone is an amusement and water park located just 13 kms away from the heart of Chandigarh. It has some of the best water slides and rides. The park also has lush green lawns making it perfect for family outings. It has 12 rides and 4 pools. The Thunder Zone is spread over an area of 11 acres. Tip: The amusement park is open from 9.30 AM to 7.30 PM on weekdays and from 9.00 AM to 8.30 PM on Sundays.
  12. 12. Baisakhi Festival Baisakhi or the harvest festival is celebrated all over North India with euphoria and energy on 13th or 14th April. The festival holds a special significance for the Sikhs as it was on this day in 1699 that their tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh started the Khalsa panth. It also marks the beginning of the New Year. Cultural programs are organized throughout the city and Chandigarh is the best place to be during Vaisakhi. Hordes of people throng the Gurudwaras in their best attires and eat delicious food.
  13. 13. What to Eat?
  14. 14. Sarson ka Saag with Makke ki Roti Sarson ka Saag with Makke ki Roti: A popular Punjabi cuisine which needs no introduction. The Saag which is cooked from mustard leaves and served with corn flour chapattis is a mouth watering household delicacy of Chandigarh.
  15. 15. Butter Chicken Butter Chicken: This all time favorite dish has brought Chandigarh on the world map. It is a gravy based chicken preparation served with a liberal garnishing of cream and butter. Consumed with naan or chapattis it is a Chandigarh specialty.
  16. 16. Amritsari Kulcha Amritsari Kulcha: This sumptuous preparation of paneer stuffed naan is loved by one and all. Served with gravy and chole, it a must have dish in Chandigarh.
  17. 17. Amritsari Fish Amritsari Fish: It is a fried preparation of fish usually consumed as a snack. Fish is rolled in a spicy batter of corn flour and fried. Served with tartar sauce, this dish is available at almost all major eating joints in Chandigarh
  18. 18. Keema Kaleji It is a preparation of minced meat and liver in a spicy gravy. A Chandigarh specialty for all the gourmets.
  19. 19. Lassi No meal is complete without a glass of lassi. This sweet beverage is prepared from curd and is an all time punjabi favorite
  20. 20. Where to Shop?
  21. 21. Sector 17 Market The most famous shopping arcade of Chandigarh. Sector 17 has outlets of all major brands and you may find almost anything you want to purchase. The market has branded as well as local stores. You just cannot avoid a visit to Sector 17 if you are in Chandigarh
  22. 22. Sector 22 Market This market offers a wide range of garment outlets and electronic goods stores. If you wish to buy sarees, salwar-kameez, kurtas or any other punjabi outfits, this is the place to be.
  23. 23. Sector 35 market This market is famous for its eating joints and restaurants. So if you wish to indulge in some good food, you cannot give this place a miss.
  24. 24. Elante Mall This mall is located in Phase 1, Industrial Area, Chandigarh is the largest shopping mall in North India and the third largest mall in India. With a plethora of brand outlets and eating joints, this place will surely satiate the shopper in you
  25. 25. Where to Stay?
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