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Nearby getaways from Chandigarh


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Since Chandigarh bears close proximity to both Punjab and Haryana the city is close to a number of beautiful towns, cities and archeological sites. Abound in beauty in itself Chandigarh offers some of the most popular and exotic nearby gateways. Be it religious, historical or natural the city is surrounded by beauties of all kinds. Easily connected by road and rail most of the nearby gateways from Chandigarh are easily accessible. If your next trip is to Chandigarh then try and explore some of the important nearby gateways from the city.

Below is a list of the important Nearby getaways from Chandigarh

Kurukshetra

Situated at a distance of 90 kms from Chandigarh, the epic battlefield of Kurukshetra is one of the most frequented nearby gateways from the city. Easily accessible by bus or train Kurukshetra is one of the most sacred places of the Hindu’s. According to the Mahabharata, the battle between the two clans of Kauravas and Pandavas was fought in Kurukshetra. Bearing religious significance the Kurukshetra is home to a number of temples and a sacred pool.

Morni Hills

Located at a distance of 45 kms from Chandigarh Morni Hills is one of the most popular nearby weekend gateways from Chandigarh. A true delight for nature lovers this small little hill station is located at an altitude of 3,000 feet. The hill shelters a park that offers some of the most beautiful birds and animals at their own leisure. Apart from bird watching you can also enjoy rock climbing and trekking if you are adventurous

Ropar

Ropar, 40 kms from Chandigarh is one of the prime archaeological sites in North India. If you have the archeological bent in you then this place is a must visit for you. Ropar is home to some of the most treasured artifacts from the Indus Valley civilization up to the 5th century. Discovering the various artifacts, sculptures and Buddhist Stupas is sure you leave you asking for more. A city with great historical significance Ropar is one of the most visited nearby gateways from Chandigarh.

Patiala

Situated at a distance of 70 kms from Chandigarh is the princely state of Patiala. One of the most important nearby weekend gateways of Chandigarh Patiala is well known for its Mughal style gardens, palaces and forts. If you make a visit to Chandigarh then a visit to the magnificent town of Patiala simply completes your trip. Also well acclaimed for its traditional Punjabi handicrafts art and artifacts Patiala is easily accessible by bus and train.

Pinjore

A highly important destination from the point of view of tourism of the state Pinjore is located at a distance of 20 kms from Chandigarh. Favored for the Yadavindra Gardens   built in true Mughal style this small little town is spread over 100 acres of lush greeneries. Also popular for its associated with the Mahabharata as one of the spots where the Pandava brothers rested while in exile. A true mix of Indo Mughal architecture Pinjore houses three palaces that are the main attractions of the town.