Chandigarh is the first planned city of India. Located at the foothills of Shiwalik range, it projects one of the best lifestyles in the country.
One can see that ‘serenity’ and ‘city’ goes hand in hand here. Hence, as a resident of Chandigarh, I think its a must-visit for people who love beautiful cityscapes.
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Best Places to Visit in Chandigarh
1. Rock Garden, Chandigarh
The Rock Gardens of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden showing the amazing valley of sculptures. So, if you are an art lover, then these splendid statues will surely astonish you. When I engaged in a conversation with the Travel Guide, I learned about a crazy fact of this place.
More than 5000 statues were made of industrial waste, ceramic waste, and electrical waste. This is truly a perfect symbol of ‘Best out of Waste’. Hence, it’s a total spectacle worth visiting!
Rock Garden Chandigarh Timing
- 9 AM to 7 PM (Regular Days)
- 9 AM to 6 PM(Winter Days)
Rock Garden Chandigarh Entry Fee
- For Adults 30 rupees per person
- For children 10 rupees per child
2. Rose Garden, Chandigarh
As the name suggests, it’s a paradise of spectacular Roses and numerous other flowers, trees, and medicinal shrubs.
This ‘Blooming Paradise’ is a perfect place to chill and relax amid nature. Spring is the best time to visit here when the flowers bloom completely.
The mighty mountains at the background and the sparkling fountain further enhance its beauty.
It is the largest Rose Garden in Asia built in 1967. This wonderful place is a sheer magical sight for all the tourists.
Rose Garden Chandigarh Timing
- 6 AM to 10 PM
Rose Garden Chandigarh Entry Fee
- Entry Fee: INR 50
3. Sector 17 Market, Chandigarh
Sector 17 Market is the ultimate Pedestrian’s Paradise and you can find everything there. Whether you are a fun lover, shopping freak or a foodie, this can be a one-stop destination for you.
You will be amazed to see how the sector is dotted with beautiful fountains, charming sculptures, and tree groves.Beautiful neon lights along with the fountains beautify the whole sector, which makes the sector even more adorning. It totally turns the place into a big open-air club. During winters, the warm sun is a treat for the tourists who scatter in the plaza area in hundreds.
Sector 17 Chandigarh Market Timings
10 AM TO 10 PM
Shopping Budget: INR 2000-3000 per person.
4. Government Museum Art Gallery
This is one of the most famous museums in India that takes us back to the time of Indian Freedom Struggle and partition.
Le Corbusier designed its architecture which all the tourists adorn today. The mission of this institution is to depict the immortal values of its art and bring it close to the lives of people.
Its rich collection and innovative programs express the culture of Indian History. This museum can give you in-depth knowledge of Gandharan art, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. Witness splendid outlook of the history of India here!
This museum can give you in-depth knowledge of Gandharan art, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. Witness splendid outlook of the history of India here!
Government Museum and Art Gallery Chandigarh Entry Fee
Entry Fee: Free
5. Capitol Complex Chandigarh
The Capitol building, which looks like an upside-down umbrella is the headquarter of both the Punjab and Haryana Governments.
Architect Le Corbusier designed this Government Compound
for Sector 1 strategically. The Chandigarh Capitol Complex was also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.
Spread over an area of around 100 acres, it is an essential manifestation of Chandigarh’s architecture.
It has three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.
Capitol Complex Chandigarh Timings
- 9 AM TO 5 PM
Capitol Complex Chandigarh Entry Fee
6. Mohali Cricket Stadium
The Mohali Cricket Stadium is none other than the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium.
It is a magnificent stadium in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh that hosts a capacity of 26950 audiences. It is also the home to Punjab cricket team – Kings XI Punjab.