When it comes to exploring Chandigarh the first thing that hits the mind is its beauty and clean surroundings. The architecture, design, natural beauty, gardens, culture, and cuisine, making it perfect for a one-day local sightseeing tour. Also, Chandigarh is a great place to visit for those looking for a short weekend getaway. Apart from great places to visit, you can also enjoy the city’s bustling nightlife at its numerous pubs, restaurants, and dhabas. Chandigarh is also the gateway to many popular hill stations like Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. So I suggest you explore Chandigarh for one day if you are visiting Shimla
Some brief about Chandigarh:
Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in India that serves as the capital of the two neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana and is also located near the foothills of the Sivalik Range of the Himalayas in northwest India. Chandigarh was one of the planned cities of India before independence. Also, the area of Chandigarh, Mohali, and Panchkula collectively forms a tri-city.
Exploring Chandigarh in one day: Chandigarh can’t be explored without visiting some of the attractions that attract tourists from all over the world. So here are some of the best tourist sights to explore in Chandigarh
1 Sukhna Lake: Sukhna Lake is a serene water-body in the foothills of the majestic Shivalik range in Chandigarh surrounded with beautiful nature, the lake is wrapped by greenery and forms a popular tourist spot that attracts tourists. Sukhna Lake is so charming that a trip to Chandigarh is considered incomplete without enjoying boating and camel ride in Sukhna Lake, which is a relaxing experience. Now, Shikaras are even added to the lake’s boat fleet, making visitors an amazing experience.
2 Rock Garden and Doll museum: Rock Garden is, without doubt, a tourist spot that is a must on the itinerary of every visitor to Chandigarh. The most amazing thing about Rock Garden is, it is made up of waste which was remodeled as shapes of human, animal or abstract, and used for displays in the Garden. Interesting figures and shapes are made from waste materials such as frames, porcelain, auto parts, broken bangles, mudguards, forks, handlebars, metal wires, play marbles, crowns of soft drink bottles, pieces of slate, burnt bricks and even human hair. Rock Garden Chandigarh is located near Sector 4 A, B, and Sector 5. Rock Garden Chandigarh entry fee is INR 30 for adults and INR 10 for children. The open-air sculptures and concealed gateways separating them are at places enhanced by a waterfall, pools, and an open-air theatre with proper stage setting.
3. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden: Rose Garden is another famous tourist attraction in Chandigarh and is named after the former President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain. This place is known for its lush green lawns and a variety of flora. Apart from the variety of Roses, this place is also famous for hosting an annual festival known as the Rose Festival which takes place every year at the end of February or March.
4. Mini Eiffel Tower: Eiffel Tower Replica Chandigarh is immensely popular among the youngsters here and became an ideal location. It is located in the beautiful leisure valley and right in front of the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, Sector 10. It’s one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh to relax and have some fun along. The moment you enter here, you will feel as if you came to France. Not exactly, but you will get a feel of it at least.
5. Elante mall: After visiting some of the places the next thing you need to do is to visit a luxury Elante shopping mall. Elante Mall in Chandigarh is popular for being the seventh largest mall in India. Elante mall is located in the industrial area phase 1 Chandigarh. The 4-story Elante Mall features a hypermarket, stores, high-end designer brands, movie hall, toy store, Sports Bar, Bowling Alley, Entertainment Zone, and a food court as well. From shopping to food, entertainment, games, and bars, this mall offers everything under one single roof.
How to explore Chandigarh in one day
In the end, I hope you like my blog and will help you to explore Chandigarh in one day.