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Around Chandigarh


Apart from the charms within the vicinity of the city Chandigarh gives you an opportunity to explore the various beautiful sites and gracious landmarks that are situated around the city. Most of the places situated around Chandigarh enjoy easy connectivity by road.

Below is a list of the important places around Chandigarh

Kasauli

Situated at a distance of 62 kms from Chandigarh Kasauli is one of the best hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Still one of the unpolluted and virgin hill stations of the country Kasauli presents the charisma of an unperturbed tourist destination. Known for its enthralling picturesque surroundings and snow clad mountains Kasauli is an ideal destination for a pleasure retreat. Built in Victorian style architecture and offering a combination of some of the rarest flora and fauna Kasauli manages t charm one and all.

Morni Hills

Just a two hour drive from Chandigarh Morni hills is one of the most frequented tourist destinations around Chandigarh. Known as a popular weekend gateway for the locals of the city Morni Hills is situated at an altitude of about 3900 feet above sea level. An ideal holiday destination the Morni Hills are part of the Shivalik Ranges. If you are a nature lover and also a wildlife enthusiasts then this places certainly has everything that you desire. Apart from offering panoramic views of nature the hill resort also offers numerous opportunities for trekking, rock-climbing and other challenging activities.

Kurukshetra

Blessed with a variety of flora and fauna, Kurukshetra is another popular tourist destination around Chandigarh. Situated at distance of 20 kms from Chandigarh Kurukshetra stands as one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in India.. Kurukshetra also bears significance for The famous battle that was fought between the two clans the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Apart from the sacred battlefield and pool there are also a large number of holy shrines, devout centers, kunds and Gurudwaras situated in this city. One of the most frequented tourist destinations around Chandigarh Kurukshetra is gaining popularity due to its educational institutes as well.

Pinjore

Synonymous with the Pinjore Gardens, Pinjore is a three hour drive from Chandigarh. Situated in the Panchkula district of Haryana Pinjore is one of the most visited popular tourist destinations around Chandigarh. If you really want to witness the beauty of Indo Mughal art then this is one of the best precedents. The Yadavindra Gardens, Rang Mahal and Jal Mahal are the three most popular gardens and tourist attractions in this city. Built in true Rajasthani Mughal style the monuments are masterpieces of art and a delight for every tourist.

Ropar

Situated in Punjab Ropar is one of the satellite cities of the union Territory of Chandigarh. One of the oldest towns in the country Ropar dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Located at a distance of 40 kms from Chandigarh Ropar is among the top archeological sites in North India. If you really have the archeological bent in you then this place is surely off great interest to you because of its Buddhist Stupas, artifacts and sculptures.