Best Places to Visit in Chandigarh | KPH Media
Chandigarh is a beautiful and well-planned city, it comes under one of the 8 union territories of India. As the capital for both Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh shares a common bond with both. Chandigarh is mainly famous for its well-planned infrastructure and architecture. The design of Chandigarh city was made by a Swiss-French architect named ‘Le Corbusier’. Most of the government buildings and houses are built by him. Another thing Chandigarh is most famous for is its tourism. There are many tourist places to visit in Chandigarh.
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Here is the list of Top Best Places to Visit in Chandigarh:
Rock garden is one of the most famous and giant tourist place to visit in Chandigarh, which was designed by ‘Nek Chand Saini’ that’s why it’s also known as Nek Chand Saini’s Rock Garden of Nathupur. it is a place well known for its structural art . he was really inspired by Le Corbusier but he wanted to remain connected to his cultural roots so he designed Rock Garden showing the cultural heritage of India.
The most famous thing about this place is that everything here is built from reusable and recycled waste. This place shows how waste can be transformed into art. Everything that you’ll see in this place is made up of waste material. It also consists of man-made artificial waterfalls.
Sukhna lake is also one of the best place to visit in Chandigarh, it is just a couple of minutes away from Rock Garden. it is basically a reservoir located at the foothills of the Shivalik hills. It was created by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills in 1958. Till now, both rock garden and Sukhna lake serve as major tourist places contributing to Chandigarh tourism. It is a beautiful location and one of the best for sunset views.
It is a very peaceful place and the lake, creates a harmonious environment free from the noises of the outside world. Natives often visit Sukhna in pleasant weather. Sukhna lake attracts a lot of photographers as the views you’ll see there is nowhere to be seen, especially when you are a bird lover as Sukhna lake is a homeland for many migratory and resident birds. At the end of Sukhna lake, there is a garden of silence, a meditative place, displaying a seated buddha statue.
Elante Mall is now known as Nexus Elante. It is one the most popular shopping destination in Chandigarh, famous especially for its black Friday sales, Diwali sales, etc. it covers 1.5 Million Sq. ft. of area, consisting of more than 200 national and international brands which include everything from clothing stores to premium shoe outlets and from toy stores to departmental stores.
Anything and everything you want, Nexus Elante is the place. Nexus Elante is the 7th biggest mall in northern India and the 10th biggest in the whole of India. Employees working here are very professional, polite and helpful giving you a great shopping experience. Nexus Elante is another one of the best place to visit in Chandigarh if you are into fashion, fun or food. Nexus Elante is a full package.
Chandigarh is called a green city for a reason, it consists of 22 parks and gardens but the most famous of them all is Zakir Hussain Chandigarh Rose Garden, covering 30 acres of land around 120000 m2 area. it was created in 1967 under Chandigarh’s first chief commissioner, Mohinder Singh Randhawa, and named after India’s former president, Zakir Hussain.
It has more than 800 varieties of flowers and more than 30000 varieties of trees and herbal plants including Bel, Behera, Harar, Camphor, etc. it is also another favorite place for photographers and bird watchers as with so many varieties of plants, trees and flowers it attracts a lot of birds. It is also one of the best place to visit in Chandigarh.
Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park
Mahendra Chaudhary zoological park now known as Chhatbir Zoo is a park situated near Zirakpur. This zoological park was built in the 1970s and is now home of varieties of animals and birds. The zoo was introduced by the governor of Punjab Mahendra Mohan Chaudhary, in 1977 and then afterward, it was named after him.
Earlier a small number of animals were transported from Guwahati Zoo, Assam. This park covering an area of 505 acres, is one the largest zoological park in northern India, situated on the banks of the river ‘Ghaggar’. Chhatbir zoo offers a large variety of animals and birds including leopards, Royal Bengal Tigers, jackals, barking deer, etc., and birds from Black Swan, Cranes, Peacocks, Common ostrich, Emu, Indian peafowl, and Java sparrow. Painted storks etc. and they also developed a dinosaur park inside the zoo creating artificial dinosaurs and providing information about the species of dinosaurs which is very interesting. Making it the best place to visit in Chandigarh.
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