Chandigarh

Chandigarh is a city/union territory in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. Rated as one of the cleanest and most organized cities in India, Chandigarh offers a lot to the visitors. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads.

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The Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial, also known as Fateh Burj, is situated in Chandigarh and is located in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar in the state of Punjab. The Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial is 14. 5 kms away from the heart of Chandigarh.

Fateh Burj was established and inaugurated on 30th November in the year 2011 with respect to the victory of Baba Singh in the war against the Mughal forces in the year 1710. This memorial was built within 11 months in the year of 2011. Fateh Burj literally translates into 'Victory Tower'. It reaches up to a height of 328 feet and is...

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Bougainvillea Garden
8.8 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The Bougainvillea Garden is located on Sector 2, in the city of Chandigarh, which belongs to the state of Punjab. This garden is 8. 8 kms away from the Chandigarh Railway Station. The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden and the Sukhna Lake are the two most famous landmarks of the Bougainvillea Garden.

The Bougainvillea Garden was set up and established in the year 1976. This garden stretches over a total area of 20 acres with a section that grows roses and is hence called rose garden. This garden has over 65 different varieties and family of bougainvillea plants and shrubs planted here. They...

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Butterfly Park, Chandigarh
Within Chandigarh city limits
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The Butterfly Park in Chandigarh is situated on Sector 26 with a postal code of 160019. The nearest landmark to this Park is the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College. The butterfly park is located within Chandigarh city limits.

The Butterfly Garden is a 7 acre green spread of land housing many species of both, plants as well as butterflies. This garden also hosts plant nurseries for specific species of plants. Many plants have been planted all along the grassy stretch of butterfly garden to make it quite a spectacular vision. The Butterfly Park is situated in front of the Chandigarh Colle...

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Capitol Complex, Chandigarh
8 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The Capitol Complex in Chandigarh is situated in Sector 1 with a postal code of 160001. This place is usually visited from the Sukhna Lake which is also considered as a highly regarded tourist attraction. The Capitol complex is located at a distance of 8 kms from Chandigarh city center.

The Capitol Complex is a government structure that was designed with heave influence of French architecture by one of the greatest architects - Le Corbusier. This complex depicts and portrays the typical Chandigarh architecture that has a tinge of modernisation along with conventional designs. The C...

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ChattBir Zoo
17.1 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The ChattBir Zoo, also known as Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, is situated in Ajit Singh Nagar in the city of Chandigarh with a postal code of 140603. It is 17. 1 kms away from the Chandigarh city center.

The ChattBir Zoo is spread out on 505 acres alongside the Ghaggar River. This zoo was established and opened on 13th of April in 1977 and is also known by its original name of Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park. This zoo houses many animals, birds, reptiles and insects as well. It is almost very similar to the actual wild forests which has many species of flora as well as fau...

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Children Traffic Park, Chandigarh
8.6 kms from Chandigarh city limits

The Children Traffic Park in Chandigarh is situated on Udyan Path, in Sector 23, with a postal code of 160023. Children Traffic Park is located 8. 6 kms away from the Chandigarh city center. Chandigarh, being one of the best planned cities in India, the development and management of the localities is very uniform. There are many landmarks near this park that are also considered as major tourist attractions. The most famous being the ISKON Temple and the International Dolls Museum.

The Children Traffic Park is a realistic model of city roads that is spread over a total of 12. 5 to 1...

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Christ the King Cathedral is one of Chandigarh's oldest and most admired churches. It is located opposite to Palika Bazar in the Sector 19 of Chandigarh. It is located in the heart of Chandigarh, only 2 km away from the city center.

Christ the King Cathedral is a peaceful place where people, irrespective of their religion, assemble to live through the sanctity of soul. The church is an extremely spiritual place and devotees gather here to pray and honor Jesus Christ. The architecture of the church is meticulous and intense. The chambers, where the disciples get together to say thei...

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Garden of Fragrance, Chandigarh
4 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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Garden of Fragrance is eminent for a collection of aromatic plants and a serene environment. Located in the Sector 36, adjacent to the Fragrance Garden Road, the enormous garden is situated 4 kms away from the city center.

Garden of Fragrance is one the most popular parks in the city of gardens, Chandigarh. The garden entails pleasant smelling flowers and soaring trees which make the ambiance in and around the garden healthy and fragrant. The Garden of Fragrance is a refreshing place whose delighting aroma can be sensed from outside the park as well. The garden has been designed pr...

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Government Museum and Art Gallery is a momentous place where artifacts from the time before the Indian Independence are preserved. The museum is located at the Jan Marg in the Sector 10 C of Chandigarh. It is situated 2. 5 km away from the city's heart.

The Government Museum and Art Gallery is a remarkable place to observe prehistoric artifacts, paintings, souvenirs, and sculptures. It is also an architectural marvel designed by the Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier. Before the partition of India, the museum was located in Lahore. After the partition, the objects, paintings, and...

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Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib Patshahi Satvi
7 kms from Chandigarh city limits
Nature

The Gurudwara Amb Sahib is located at a distance of 6. 8 km from the city of Chandigarh, and is associated with the seventh Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Har Rai.

According to stories, a devotee from Kabul expressed great distress over the fact that despite being from the place of mangoes (amb), he had brought none for his Guru, Arjan Dev. He thus didn't eat the mango provided to him as prasad, and offered it to the Guru instead. The Guru asked him to eat the mango himself, stating that is offering will be accepted eventually. Later Guru Arjan Dev's son, Har Rai visited the shrine where ...

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Hibiscus Garden, Chandigarh
Within Chandigarh city limits
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Right in the heart of the Chandigarh city with a distance of only 2. 9 km from the centre is the lush Hibiscus Garden located in Sector 36, which was established in 1974.

The Hibiscus Garden covers 8 acres of land, and its main attraction are the hibiscus flowers, after which it is named. Over forty varieties of Hibiscus flowers are present in the park, which bloom throughout the year to provide the place a bright, colourful feel. Bamboo plants have also been given some space, and these tend to change their colors across seasons, providing a beautiful contrast to the ever-blooming ...

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Established in 1985, the International Dolls Museum is located close to the centre of Chandigarh with a distance of 1. 3 kms, and is one of the most delightful spots for children in the city. It is a unique, one in a kind museum dedicated to dolls.

Built under the aegis of the Indian Council of Child Welfare, the International Dolls Museum contains dolls from around the world and from every state of India. Housing an impressive collection of over 250 pieces, the museum had curated dolls from countries like Korea, Spain, Denmark, Germany, and Russia. Thus, one can see their commonal...

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ISCKON, Chandigarh
Within Chandigarh city limits
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Set upon 3 acres of land at a distance of 2. 5 km from the city of Chandigarh is the ISCKON Temple. This is one of the 600 hundred temples of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which was established by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in July 1966.

The ISCKON temple at Chandigarh is spacious, clean and well maintained, and is often visited for its peaceful atmosphere. The building contains a spacious central hall with beautiful idols of Radha and Krishna, and there is also space provided for waiting for darshan and prayer. The temple also boasts of a library a...

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Japanese Garden is a modern Japanese styled park located within city limits of Chandigarh.

Japanese Garden was inaugurated in November 2014, it is the latest addition to the beauty of Chandigarh. This japanese style park, developed over an area of 13 acres, showcase the Japanese culture, art and various types of plants. The main attractions of this garden include a pagoda tower, meditation hut, zen garden, statues of Buddha, a small pond with pretend crocodiles, a bridge over the pond and much more. The Japanese Garden consists of two phases. The Phase-1 was inaugurated on 7 November...

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Le Corbusier Centre
Within Chandigarh city limits
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Le Corbusier Centre is a historic landmark building in Chandigarh. It is located in Sector 19, Chandigarh, and is situated at Madhya Marg - within Chandigarh city limits.

Le Corbusier Centre has been set up by the Chandigarh Administration, at the old Sector 19 office of the city's architect, Le Corbusier. The Swiss-French architect used the office while conceptualizing the city almost six decades ago. The Centre displays and exhibits the life and works of Le Corbusier, so that tourists and future generations may be able to acquaint themselves with the rich cultural heritage of the...

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Leisure Valley, Chandigarh
8 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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Leisure Valley is a famed sculptured park in Chandigarh. Leisure Valley was once an eroded valley that was sculptured into a park by Le Corbusier. This Valley is over 8 kms long that covers the area all the way from Sector-1 in the north to the southern most edge of Chandigarh in Sector-53.

Leisure Valley in Chandigarh is a perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It was Le Corbusier's endeavor to create such a place where people can enjoy a clean environment and breathe in fresh air. Leisure valley is the most beautiful and popular tourist attraction...

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Mata Mansa Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti, in the Panchkula district of Haryana state in India. The temple complex is spread amongst 100 acres of the Shivalik foothills in the village of Bilaspur. It is located at a distance of 11 Kms from Chandigarh city.

Mata Mansa Devi is one of the prominent Shakti temples of North India. According to the Hindu mythology, the head of Devi Sati had fallen over at this particular spot. Mata Mansa Devi Temple at Panchkula is a symbol of Himalayan culture and faith. The shrine located on the foot hil...

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Museum of the Evolution of Life
11 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The Museum of Evolution Of Life is located in sector 10. Its almost 11 kms from the city. It is a remarkable museum which gives a review of the history of the Indus Valley civilization. The Museum of Evolution of Life is few kilometers away from the sukhna lake, rose garden and sector 17.

Museum of Evolution of Life in Chandigarh is a very prominent museum in Chandigarh, the museum gives a fabulous recap of the history beginning from the time of Indus valley civilization till date. Chandigarh Museum of Evolution of Life was made open for public viewing on 13th August 1973. As the n...

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Nangal Wetlands
100 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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Nangal Wetlands is a beautiful scenic and tourist attraction place located in a small town situated at Chandigarh district. This place is at a distance of 100 kms from Chandigarh.

The Nangal Wetlands is surrondeed by Sutlej river, canals and magnificant hills. This place has gained more popularity because of Bhakra Nangal Dam from the year 1995 when the dam has constructed. It encompasses an area of 700 acres. It is spread over six villages in Rupnagar. The artificial Nangal lake which is beautiful is located here. Nangal Wetlands is home to numerous species of both resident as wel...

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National Cactus And Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre also known as Cactus Garden is situated in sector 5 of Panchkula, Haryana. It is located at a distance of 11. 5 Kms from Chandigarh city.

This place has been accorded the status of one of the largest outdoor cactus garden in Asia. Almost 3,500 species can be found here. Many endagered species like Opuntias, Ferocactus, Agaves, Colmnar cacti, Echrinocereus and Mammillarias are main attractions. This park is one of the treasure troves of Panchkla. Initially the garden was opened with 500 plants. Now it houses more th...

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National Gallery of Portraits
Within Chandigarh city limits
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National Gallery of Portraits is located in Sector 17B market, Chandigarh. Big facts to Minute details of freedom fight struggle is being kept there in form of portraits, newspaper cuttings. It is located within Chandigarh city limits.

The National gallery of Portraits is one of the popular art galleries of Chandigarh. The collection includes the portraits of Indian freedom fighters, rare documents, sculptures, ceramic murals, books on the freedom struggle, photos and paintings illustrating key players and events in the struggle for independence. The gallery portraits India's dete...

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Nehru Park Chandigarh
Within Chandigarh city limits

Nehru Park Chandigarh is a public park located at Shastri Market Road, sector 22B, Chandigarh. It is named after Late Shri Jawhar Lal Nehru - First Prime Minister of India. It is located within Chandigarh city limits.

Once Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru made a speech from this park in early fifties and from then on, this park has been named after Jawaharlal Nehru. Ever since, the park was spruced up with a variety of fresh plantations. Pathways have been made; and the netire park renovated. New, covered garbage bins have been installed, replacing the old ones. The park would also have a...

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Nepli Reserved Forest
16 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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Nepli Reserved Forest is located in Chandigarh, Haryana district. Saketri village of Haryana leads to Nepli Reserved forest. It is located at a distance of around 16 kms from Chandigarh city.

Nepli Forest Reserve is a part of Sukhna Wildife Sanctuary. This forested area comes under Shivaliks. Nepli Reserved Forest is quite revered as a natural Trek Spot. There are four nature trails ranging from 6 to 8 km in length and 12 traditional watchtowers and signages. A Rest House called Nepli Inspection house is another attraction which provides some refreshments to the visitors. The Nepl...

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Pinjore Gardens
22 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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Pinjore Gardens also known as Yadavindra Gardens is located in Pinjore on the Ambala -Shimla road, Haryana district. It is 22 kms away from Chandigarh city.

The gardens lie at the foothills of the lower Shivalik ranges and stands as an apt example of the Mughal Garden style. Spread over an area of 100 acres. Construction of these gardens began in the seventeenth century. According to the Hindu Mythology, the Pandava Brothers rested here during their exile. It is said that Nawab Fadai Khan, a great arcihtect and foster brother of the Mghal emperor Aurangazeb has designed these gar...

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PN Mehra Botanical Garden
10.2 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The PN Mehra Botanical Garden is situated in Sector 14 in the city of Chandigarh with a postal code of 160014. This botanical garden is located 10. 2 kms away from the Chandigarh city. The closest landmarks of this botanical are the Panjab University and the Museum of Evolution of Life.

The botany department in the Panjab University have established a botanical garden in Chandigarh and named it after their founder Mr. P N Mehra. This botanical garden is a 16 acre stretch of greenery and colourful flowers. Over 1000s of varieties of plants along with over 225 species of trees have b...

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Punjab Kala Kendra, Chandigarh
7.4 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The Punjab Kala Kendra is an academy focusing on Punjab's art and culture. It is situated on Sector 16-B in the city of Chandigarh with a postal code of 160016. This academy is located 7. 4 kms away from the Chandigarh city. The closest landmarks are Zakir Hussain Rose Garden and the Government of Museum and Art Gallery.

The Punjab Kala Kendra is more often known as the Punjab Art Council, which is the office of the Panjab Lalit Kala Academy. The primary moto of the Punjab Kala Kendra is to encourage and promote budding artists. Artists can either be painters, dancers, singers, mus...

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Rock Garden, Chandigarh
7 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The Rock Garden is Chandigarh is located in Sector 1 with a postal code of 160001. It is situated around 7 kms away from the Chandigarh city. There are 3 closest landmarks to this garden: the Sukhna Lake, the Doll Museum and the High Court of Punjab and Haryana.

The Rock Garden is famously known by the name of Nek Chand's Rock Garden. This garden was started secretly by Nek Chand in the year 1957 and was formally inaugurated in 1976. This garden houses sculptured rocks for over a total area of 40 acres. Nek Chand made utmost use of industrial and home wastes in order to build his s...

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Sector 17 Market, Chandigarh
Within Chandigarh city limits
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Sector 17 Market in Chandigarh is located in Sector 17, with a postal code of 160017. It is located within Chandigarh city limits. The tourist attractions closest to the Sector 17 Market are the International Dolls Museum and the Bird Sanctuary.

Sector 17 Market is often known by the name Sector Satarah Market. This market, as its name state, is on sector 17 and the entire market is filled with numerous low priced vendors with great brands. Visitors can find classical traditional items to modern items. Visitors can find commodities of great quality to poor quality, from domestic br...

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The Shanti Kunj Park is located in Sector 16 in the city of Chandigarh with a postal code of 160016. It is around 7. 9 kms away from the Chandigarh Railway Station. ISCKON Temple, Bird Sanctuary and International Dolls Museum are the closest tourist attractions around the vicinity of the Shanti Kunj Park.

The Shanti Kunj Park is situated between the Rose Garden and the Cricket Stadium and is away from the chaos, noise and pollution of the city and is hence named as Shanti (peace) Kunj Park. This park is filled with a variety of ailment and disease curing plants, trees, creepers, fl...

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Sukhna Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary
8.3 kms from Chandigarh city limits
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The Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the North-East of the Sukhna Lake at the city of Chandigarh. It is 8. 3 kms away from the Chandigarh Railway station. The landmarks to this site is the Rock Garden and the Garden of Silence.

1 to 2 kilometres to the North-East of the Sukhna Lake is the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary which spreads over a total area of 2,600 hectares (which is an approximate of 26 square kilometres). This sanctuary is at the foothills of Shivalik, which is very prone to soil erosion during the rains. This sanctuary was established on March 1998. The name may say...

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Terrace Garden, Chandigarh
Within Chandigarh city limits
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Terrace Garden in Chandigarh is one of its kind in the city. The beautiful flower garden is designed in a stepped pattern and hence the name Terrace. It is located in sector 33, within Chandigarh city limits, which makes it a perfect choice for a short trip.

Terrace Garden Chandigarh was set up in 1979. The spectacular garden is spread over 10 acres and attracts hundreds of locals and tourists daily. The Terrace Garden of Chandigarh is made into different steps. It is designed in such a way that the whole garden can be seen from a raised platform, which is a part of ancient Persian...

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Topiary Park, Chandigarh
Within Chandigarh city limits
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Topiary Park is a landscaped garden in Chandigarh. The Park is surrounded by eye-captivating beauty from all the sides. It is located in sector 35 and is very close to the centre of the city.

Topiary Park, Chandigarh was established in 1987. It has a number of ornamental plants and shrubs cropped into different shapes. Also, the plants and creepers are transformed into the shape of animals like elephants, bears, giraffe, which makes it popular among children. This beautiful Park is all green and shines bright with colourful flowers all around.

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Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is a botanical garden located in the city of Chandigarh. It spread over 300 acres of land, making it the largest of its kind in all of Asia. It is located in sector 16 and at a distance of 2. 5 km from the centre of the city.

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is built in 1967. It is named after former President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain. It was built under the guidance of first Chief Commissioner, M S Randhama. Expert gardeners have designed this magnificent Garden in the city of Chandigarh. It houses 50,000 rose plants, more than 1600 different species of rose...

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