Chandigarh is a city in north India, which serves as the capital of the states Punjab and Haryana. This city is emerging as a tourist city in recent times. And it worth it. This city is acclaimed as India’s first planned city and is famous for its urban design and architectural styles. The land of various activities, Chandigarh offers a variety of sights and tourist attractions. Chandigarh wins the hearts of the people of all generations. The Chandigarh tour is a sure thing that will suit both the traditional as well as the modern environment and vibrant culture. From nature to art and culture, popular travel destinations from nightlife to shopping assure you the best vacation experiences.
Chandigarh is often known as ‘City Beautiful’ or ‘Garden City’. Besides being a beautiful city in India, Chandigarh is a fashion hub too! From brand shopping to designer boutiques and street shopping you can get lots of.
The popular tourist attractions in Chandigarh Start with, the Memorial buildings. The Sukhna Lake is another fun and beautiful place for nature lovers. People are often found boating in the charming lake. Another popular topic is the Rock Garden where tourists can witness and admire the fine culture and art. Chandigarh also contains some museums, wildlife parks.
People also plan a Manali trip from Chandigarh on the same holiday. Because no one wants to lose the chance to visit India’s one of the most beautiful cities. Traveling to Manali is the treatment of a tired mind and soul. Nature has generously blessed Manali with mountains, greeneries, enchanting huge and green valleys, forests, drifting rivers, flower meadows, etc. People from every corner of the world cannot but appreciate visiting this location. The town of Manali sits in the Beas Valley and the popularity of this town rises over the clouds. Manali is mainly popular with youths and newly married couples. Kullu is a nearby town and adventure seekers also find much to celebrate in Kullu. River rafting on Beas River, trekking, hiking, mountain climbing, paragliding in summer, skiing in winter – Manali gives adventures all the year. Great Himalayan National Park is a wildlife preservation park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of wildlife. Blue sheep, brown bears, snow leopards are preserved here. Along with these, other local places are-
Rose Garden is a flower meadow exhibit having nearly 825 species of flowers and 30,500 species of trees and medicinal herbal trees. The beauty of this garden is enhanced only by the presence of foggy hills in the background and a magnificent fountain decorated with evening lights.
The International Doll Museum is located in the Bal-Bhaban, in Sector 21 in Chandigarh. It was built to entertain the children. The museum is designed in such a way that it attracts not only children but people of all ages. The International Doll Museum has become one of the city’s major tourist attractions.
It is a zoological park in Zikarpur, near Chandigarh, also known as Mahendra Chowdhury Zoological Park. The park contains a variety of animals, birds, and reptiles. But, the main thing of the zoo is the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Chandigarh to Manali
Chandigarh to Manali by air is only a journey of 45-60 minutes. Air India hosts it. The airport near Manali is situated at Kullu, 50 km away. Need to hire a cab to reach Manali from Kullu.
The railroad distance between Chandigarh and Manali is 350km. but it is not the best idea to travel to Manali from Chandigarh while on a trip.
By Road is the best way to reach Manali from Chandigarh. It covers 325-330km. You have to choose 1 option out of 3 optional routes.
- Chandigarh – Panchkula – Batal – Mandi – Kullu – Manali. Via NH 154 and NH3. 306 km
- Chandigarh – Rupnagar – Barmana – Mandi – Kullu – Manali. Via NH 205 and NH 3. 309 km.
- Chandigarh – Mangal – Barsar – Mandi – Bhuntar – Manali. Via NH 3. This covers a distance of 370 km.
2nd number route is the greatest route as many tourist attractions are found on that route.
First of all be sure you have booked an AC car, because, in this hilly route, the temperature may fluctuate. It is also advised to carry medicines. It’s a route of 310km, so start your journey from Chandigarh in the very early morning to avoid traffic. It will take a minimum of 11-12 hrs to reach Manali, including the time of seeing the sites on the way.
Basic sites to see in Manali-
This beautiful temple is surrounded by the Cedar Forest is built on a rock that is believed to be the idol of Goddess Hidimba. The temple is built of style with wooden doors, walls, and a conical roof that is different from other ones. This temple is dedicated to Hidimba, who was Bhim’s (one of the Pandavas) wife.
There is an only old temple dedicated to Lord Ram in Manali. You can find some hot water springs near this temple. In every weather, the springs remain hot. Taking a bath in these springs will heal many physical odds.
Solang valley&Rohtang pass
While traveling to Manali, the two most essential destinations on the itinerary are Rohtang and Solang Valley. During the winter, Solang Valley is covered with snow and that is the perfect situation for skiing. In summer it becomes the paradise of paragliding.
Rohtang Pass has located just 51 km from the city. Rohtang Pass is the road that connects Manali to Leh Ladakh. In May month, Rohtang became a place for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers to enjoy adventure sports like skiing, skating, paragliding, snow scooters, and more.