Known to be the first planned city in India, Chandigarh is one of the most well maintained, clean and beautiful cities in the country. If you are on an Indian tour, there is no way you can miss a visit to this city. There is so much art, history, heritage and culture that the city has to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised. Have a look at some of the most interesting experiences you can undertake here and make the most of your time in this amazing place.
The iconic Sukhna Lake
One of the cleanest places in the city, the lake area is filled with joggers and sunset/sunrise watchers. You may find some people practising yoga too; and you’ll realise how the view, the peace and the weather all play an important role in making this place so special. There are fun rides and games children can indulge in here and there are different food outlets where you can munch on some delicious snacks or even enjoy a full course meal. There are little souvenir shops where you can pick up collectables to take back home.
Visit the Open Hand Monument
This spectacular monument is known to be the symbol of progress, openness and unity, which are the ideas that this city’s foundation was laid upon. People visit this symbolic place and since it’s situated in a park of sorts, there are plenty of places for you to walk around with friends and family and have a good time.
Visit the beautiful gardens and parks in the city
There are several beautifully maintained parks and gardens in Chandigarh that you can visit. The famous Rock Garden is very special because it has been created almost entirely out of waste material, right from bangles to old bottles and switches and so on. Rose Garden, on the other hand, as the name suggests is home to different types of roses which are well kept and cared for throughout the year; the famous Rose Festival is usually held in the month of February and it displays beautiful, colourful roses. There are others such as the Buddha Garden, Nepli Reserve Forest, Butterfly Park etc.
Make sure you book holiday packages to Chandigarh as soon as possible so that you can enjoy a hassle free holiday in this Indian city. There are hotels and motels available for all budgets, so you can make your choice accordingly.