Chandigarh is not just a city, it’s an emotion and you only realize it once you visit the City Beautiful or perhaps if you are a lucky resident of Chandigarh 😀
The richness of food, clean and green roads, enthusiastic and kind people, luxurious hotels and resorts and what not? The small city got everything to help people achieve their big dreams.
Those who are not familiar with the fact that “Chandigarh is the first planned city in India” do visit the City Beautiful as there are a lot of interesting and fun stuff to do and those who live here, below are the things you absolutely must do:
1# Drive away to heaven on a Gerhi route (Sector 8-9-10) Chandigarh
You just can’t miss Geri route if you are visiting the city. This is the heart of Chandigarh so hang out with your friends and have fun in heaven.
2# Delight your taste buds by having some Kadhi Chawal and chocolate shake at Student Center, Panjab University (Chandigarh)
There is no other place as good as Student Center, Panjab University so relish the tasty food and walk down the road with choco shake.
3# Enjoy shopping and musical fountain show at Sector-17, Chandigarh
Shop till you drop at one of the Chandigarh’s main sector Sector-17 followed by a musical show operating every evening.
4# Experience Chandigarh’s nightlife and make the best of your party days
To name a few Piccadilly’s Blue Ice, Paara, Score is amongst the best nightclubs in Chandigarh that makes a great choice for you to give it a try.
5# Watch a play at Tagore Theatre in Sector-18, Chandigarh
If you are in Chandigarh, do experience the art, culture, and traditions of the city by watching interesting plays at the most popular Tagore Theatre.Source: www.scoopwhoop.com
6# How can you forget the Night Food Street in Sector 14, Chandigarh
Operational for 24 hours a day, Night Food Street is certainly a fantastic choice for all the food lovers to appease their taste buds.
7# Excellently designed The Legislative Assembly in Sector-1, Chandigarh
Facing the court, the building is just beautiful with pyramid covering the upper chamber which makes it even more graceful.
8# Have the best butter chicken you’ll ever taste at Pal Dhaba in Sector-26, Chandigarh
Pal Dhaba is such a restaurant where people of all ages come to have breakfast, lunches, and dinner. So, what do you eat most here?
9# Enjoy a fun ride on the Timber Trail with your friends and family at Parwanoo
You can head to Parwanoo hills to experience the epitome of adventure at the Timber Trail with your loved ones.
10# Get a selfie clicked at the Open Hand Monument
The Capitol Complex is situated in Sector-1 Chandigarh where you will find the most prominent monument. It is 85 feet high and designed to rotate like a weather clock. Source: chandigarhx
11# Sit peacefully at the Sector-34, Chandigarh Gurudwara for a while
Nothing is more peaceful than watching the sun setting or sun rising and savoring the Karah Prashad.
12# Get closer to nature at the Nepli Reserve Forest, Chandigarh
The least popular yet the beautiful place, The Nepli Reserve Forest is situated at the back of Punjab and Haryana Secretariat and great to indulge in activities with friends, family and loved one.
13# Sit pensively at the Sukhna Lake (Buddha Garden)
The peaceful aura of Buddha garden at the back side of Sukhna Lake is so relaxing that you can sit for hours and enjoy the tranquility.
14# Have the best Golgappe of Chandigarh at Sector-23 (Garg Chaat)
Once you make a visit to Sector-23, don’t forget to eat Golgappa, Bhel Puri and Chaat at Garg Chaat and you will be left licking your fingers.
15# Enjoy the awesome views of Pinjore Gardens in Chandigarh
As fountains go through the top of the garden, the view at Pinjore becomes even more mesmerizing and beautiful.
16# Chill and enjoy outing at the Rock Garden, Chandigarh
Rock Garden designed by Nek Chand is like a dreamland stuffed with thin passageways, staircases, a beautiful waterfall and populated by unusual animal and human figures.
17# Have a Coffee at the Epic Indian Coffee House, Sector-17 Chandigarh
This more than 40-year-old cafe branch is a magnificent spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner with the reasonable lip-smacking menu.
18# Go for a long drive and grab yourself a bite from McDonald’s drive-through in Zirakpur
Isn’t it a good idea to go for a long drive with your loved one and stop for a quick burger bite at McDonald’s on the way?
19# Go for an evening stroll and experience the sunset at the Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
If you really like boating then Sukhna lake makes a perfect spot for you where you can spend some quality time in a cool environment.
20# Witness the beauty of the Kasauli Hills, nearby Chandigarh
Kasauli Hills make an ideal weekend gateway to refresh mind and soul. It’s just an hour away from Chandigarh.
21# Have you tried Paranthas at Stop n Stare in Leisure Valley (Chandigarh)
If you reside in Chandigarh or plan to visit the City Beautiful then do visit Stop n Stare cafe and tantalize your taste buds with delicious Paranthas.
22# Don’t forget to pose in front of our desi version of Eiffel Tower
While you are here in Sector-10, Chandigarh, give some interesting poses in front of Chandigarh’s Eiffel Tower.
23# Take a quick round to the City Beautiful on the HoHo Bus
Explore the natural beauty and major attractions of Chandigarh on the luxurious HoHo bus at an affordable price.
24# Have a Dinner at Aura Vaseela (one of the lesser known places) by the poolside
Situated in Mohali, Aura Vaseela resort is amongst the best places that give you the feel of Punjabi heritage, culture and enjoying the tasty food will make you visit this hotel again.
25# Major talk of the city, Elante Mall (Chandigarh)
Admired for its magnificent architecture, Elante Mall is definitely one of the excellent centers of shopping in Chandigarh. Source: ashextourism
26# Cheer for India at the cricket matches at PCA (Punjab Cricket Association), Mohali
Bring your family and friends at PCA to watch the live action of Indian Team cricket match and let your energy flow out.
27# Have a delightful power lunch at Virgin Courtyard, Sector-7 Chd
The Mediterranean-style terrace restaurant offers a tasty selection of Italian dishes and wines. A must visit place for couples!
28# Shop at fully cheap prices at the rehri market in Sector 22 and Sector 19 (Chandigarh)
These rehri markets attract riches to mid-class people because it feels great to buy lots of stuff and that too at pocket-friendly prices.
29# Buy Punjabi Jutti and Salwar Kameez as souvenirs for your friends
You ought to buy beautiful stuff when you are in City Beautiful so shop some, for your friends living in another city.
30# For once, ditch the malls and watch a movie at a Neelam Theatre, Sector-17
No doubt, Elante Mall, and VR Punjab are the preferable malls but just imagine watching a movie in a balcony seat at a Neelam Theatre.
31# Enjoy golf at the lush green Chandigarh, Golf Club (Chandigarh)
Indulge in the most popular golf game at the Chandigarh Golf Club and have a great time.
32# Visit the mighty Fateh Burj in Chandigarh, taller than the Qutub Minar
You will easily find Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri which is considered as the tallest Minar in India. So, while your stay in Chandigarh, don’t miss the chance of visiting this place.
33# Visit the Le Corbusier Centre and discover the Chandigarh’s most famous structures
The best place to find exciting stories behind Chandigarh’s excellently designed structures is the Le Corbusier’s Centre.
34# Try Mocktails at Vintage Terrace Lounge Bar, Hotel Mountview (Chandigarh)
It is one of the most super cool places to chill out in the evening with comfortable seats and a lot of options ranging from mixed drinks, Mocktails and wine.
35# Relax and pamper yourself at the Chandigarh Ayurved Centre
It is a fantastic place to relax your body within and outside in the peaceful ayurvedic center, Chandigarh with full body therapy and other options are also available. Source: apnitricity
36# A Tiny Shop for unique gifts and accessories in Sector-17, Chandigarh
The shop was opened by a local, Mohina Sidhu in the year 1980. It offers household products and masterful knick knacks which indeed makes great souvenirs.
37# Visit the beautiful Bougainvillea Garden, Sector-2 (Chandigarh)
The Bougainvillea garden is fully dedicated to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the cross-border clashes.
38# Admire the splendid varieties of flowers at The Rose Garden, Chandigarh
Visit the gorgeous Rose garden and spring season is the perfect time to visit it and have an enjoyable time.
39# Visit the one of a kind Doll Museum in Sector-23, Chandigarh
The Doll Museum of Chandigarh has the most interesting collection of dolls from all across the world in Sector-23, Chandigarh.
40# Experience the magnificent wildlife at the Chhatbir Zoo (Chandigarh)
The zoo is a home to large variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Also, you will get a chance to go on a Lion Safari.
41# Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh
The gallery is home to varied artwork and treasures that makes it amongst the top tourist places in Chandigarh.
42# Gorgeous Cactus garden in Chandigarh (A Centre of Attraction)
The cactus garden consists of over 3500 different species of Succulents at one place. The place is located in the heart of the city, Panchkula.
43# Garden of Fragrance in Sector -26 Chandigarh, Mind-blowing getaway
Fragrance garden is one of the best places to see in Chandigarh. With a fresh and relaxing environment, you are going to love this garden.
44# Chandi Mandir, the FAMOUS temple in Chandigarh to visit
It is the place which is believed to make wishes come true for all the devotees who visit the temple to seek blessings.
45# Lalit Kala Academy in Chandigarh for all art lovers
The events held at this academy are amazing and exclusive too. The place is considered as the best place for tourists in Chandigarh. Source: commons.wikimedia.org
46# Iskon Temple built up in Sector-36 with a prominent religious value
Established in the name of Lord Krishna, the Iskon temple present the most beautiful illustrations of Shri Shri Radha Krishna.
47# Topiary Park, Sector-35 Chandigarh to entertain your kids
This park is specially designed for the kids and regarded as one of the best amusements parks in Chandigarh.
48# Punjab Kala Kendra, one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh
Situated in sector-35, this place is well-known for conducting outstanding exhibitions based on diverse subjects to support the growing artists.
49# Shanti Kunj, perfect place to find silence and peace
The garden is situated between the sector-16 Cricket Stadium and Rose Garden, Chandigarh. Shanti Kunj is full of beautiful flowers and lush green trees.
50# Enjoy magnificent rides at the best (amusement park) Fun City, Chandigarh
The fun city is designed with the water park, one activity pool, three landing pools and a wave pool. This is certainly a must-visit place with your friends and family. Source: Tripadvisor
51# One of the most alluring beautiful artificial lakes, Nangal Wetlands (Chandigarh)
This 6Km Nangal lake is surrounded by the Sutlej River, Canals, Hills and that make it one of the best attractions in town.
52# Drive your way to (Virtuous Retail) VR Punjab and enjoy a shopping spree
VR Punjab is one of the flagship shopping mall, retail, food, and entertainment that makes it a one-stop destination for all shopping lovers.
53# Admire the beauty of flora and fauna at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is widespread over 2600 hectare of land and home to various beautiful species. Come and experience the beauty of nature.
54# Go for a morning walk at Butterfly Park in sector-26 Chandigarh
You will find the butterfly park in front of the main entrance of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology. The park attracts many flower species which attract butterflies.
55# Visit Children Traffic Park in Sector-23, Chandigarh & be aware of traffic rules
The motto of this park is to spread the awareness of traffic rules among children and so, it is one of the must-visit places in Chandigarh.
56# Terraced garden, one of the best travel places in Chandigarh
The garden is popular for its light and music fountain show and that makes it the most relaxing place in the city.
57# Thunderzone in Chandigarh ignites the thunder in you
If you are a big fan of enjoying rides, Thunderzone is the ideal spot for you. Enjoy the rides like Caterpillar, Swinging chair, Mono junction, Striking cars, and Octopus.
58# Chandigarh Botanical Gardens are evergreen and exotic as well
One of the botanical gardens rests in Panjab University and another one is located between the Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden in Sector-1.
59# Gorgeous Fitness Trail and Flower Garden in Chandigarh
This is one of the most famous gardens in Chandigarh covered with the beautiful seasonal flower bed. That’s why it is one of the most visited places in Chandigarh.
60# Shiva Temple of Saketri in Chandigarh
This renowned historical temple is wholly dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Mandir is always full of devotees at the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
Guys if you are looking for good and refreshing places to visit in Chandigarh, the above-mentioned list is worth looking into to make your stay in the City Beautiful worthwhile, rewarding, satisfying and most importantly, memorable 🙂