Chandigarh -The most popular tourist destination in North India: Chandigarh is a city in the north western part of India. Chandigarh has various visitor attractions that you love to visit.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Hello everyone today I Rahat Arora sharing with you about popular tourist destination in North India is Chandigarh.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Chandigarh is a city in the North western part of India and also the capital of two states Punjab and Haryana. This city is also the union territory and is ruled by the Union Government. Chandigarh has many popular tourist destinations that you love to visit like sukhna lake, rock garden etc and many more places to visit. This city is located near the foothills of the Sivalik range of the Himalayas in northwest India. This city is almost lies in the center of North zone of states that connects to Jammu & Kashmir,  Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi, Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Weather conditions : This city has following seasons like

Summer: This season is very hot and  starts from April to June in which average temperature reaches up to 44 degrees C to 40 degrees C

Monsoon: This city receives moderate to heavy rainfall which starts from July to September.

Winter: During this season this city is quite chilled which starts from Novemberend to February end. The average temperature reaches up to 5 degrees C to 14 degrees C.

Ways to reach Chandigarh:

There are different ways to reach Chandigarh:

By Air: to reach here by air the nearest airport is Chandigarh  Airport which is just 12 km away from the main city which is well connected to other major cities like Ladakh, Amritsar and Delhi.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

By Railways: To reach here by train this city is well connected through railways which is just 8 km from the main city. Chandigarh Railway Station has regular trains llike Jan Shatabdi, Himalayan Queen, Paschim express, Chennai express, Sadbhavna express and Kerala Sampark Kranti etc.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

By Road: To reach here by road there is an excellent road network in this city. There are two national highways, namely, National Highway 21 (Ambala-Kinnaur) and 22 (Chandigarh-Ladakh) that serve this city by connecting it with other parts of the country. There are also availability of several buses that link Chandigarh with other neighboring cities these  Buses are of different kinds like: air-conditioned, deluxe, semi-deluxe or ordinary.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

9 best Places to visit in Chandigarh:

  • Sukhna Lake: This lake is very popular in the city which is a must visit place for you. This lake is located in sector1 near the foot hills of Shivalik Hills. This is an artificial lake which is well maintained and best time to visit this lake is in the morning before sun rise but lot of people visit here in the evening for a walk. You all can enjoy here while doing boating or simply walk along the lake.

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  • Rock Garden: This is the another famous place in the city which is founded by “Nek Chand” and is situated in the middle of the Capitol Complex and the Sukhna Lake in Sector 1. This garden is also known as “Nek Chand Rock Garden” which was made from the waste material as the city was being built.

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Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

  • Rose Garden: This is also famous place in the city which was named after the Former president of India namly “Zakir Hussain Rose Garden” and is located in sector 16. It is a big Park where you can spend some nice time with you dear one sitting on the bench in the shadow of the trees and best time to visit here is April – May and this place is certainly not the best time to visit in June.

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  • Fun City: This place is one of the famous place in Chandigarh which is the biggest Amusement Park in entire North region and is just 20 Kms from Chandigarh on the Panchkula road. This park is divided into two parts one is having normal swings and rides while other is part is water park. Also here you will see food counters inside the park.

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Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

  • Parrot Bird Sanctuary: This is a bird sanctuary which is located in sector 21 in Chandigarh. This sanctuary is the habitat of thousands of parrots.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

  • Leisure Valley: Here you will also see a garden which is very big and is well maintained by the administration. This place is 8 km long which starts from Sector 1 in the north and leaves Chandigarh at its southern most edge.

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  • Musical Fountains: This place is an amazing place and must visit place which is located in sector 17. The best time to visit this place is in evening because here you can experience laser show and fountains which surely attracts everyone to visit this place.

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  • Botanical Garden and Nature park: This Park  also  very big garden and a very beautiful place to visit here.  The foundation stone was laid on 30th May, 2002 by Lt. Gen. (Retd.) J.F.R. Jacob. This place gives us experience to come closer to nature and awesome place to spend time.

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  • Sukhna wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is just 1 km in the North-East of Sukhna Lake and is beautiful place for a walk which is well maintained and here you can see several migratory birds. This place is just an amzaing place to visit here.

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Achievements of Chandigarh:

  • In the year 2010 based on National Government Study  Chandigarh was declared as the “Cleanest City in India“.
  • In the year 2015 survey by LG Electronics Chandigarh was declared as happiest city in India over the “happiness index“.
  • In this present year 2016 Chandigarh was declared as the second cleanest city of India under “Swachh Bharat Survekshan“.
  • Chandigarh has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a “smart city mission“.
  • In the year 2012 According to The Reserve Bank of India Chandigarh was  ranked as the Third largest deposit center and seventh largest credit center nation wide as of June 2012.
  • Chandigarh ranks first in India in the “Human Development Index“, quality of life.
  • In the year 2016 Chandigarh host the second “International Yoga Day” on 21st June.
Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Hotels in Chandigarh:

Hotel JW Marriott:

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Hotel Shagun:

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

The Bella Vista Hotel:

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Hotel Sunbeam Premium:

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Hotel park Plaza:

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Hotel WESTERN Maryland:

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

World Hotel Turquoise:

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

Chandigarh- The most popular tourist destination in North India

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

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