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Places of Interest in Chandigarh


Chandigarh is a union territory of India and stands as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is popularly known as "The Fort of Chandi" and the name was formed from its prehistoric temple called Chandi Mandir which houses the deity of Hindu Goddess Chandi. Chandigarh is even known as The City Beautiful. Chandigarh Capital comprises of the following region like Mohali, Panchkula and Zirakpur. Chandigarh is famous for its architectural beauty and urban planning, and is the first planned city of India. Several architectural projects can be witnessed in the city of Chandigarh like that of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Matthew Nowicki, and Albert Mayer.

There are several places of interest in Chandigarh are listed below:

ROCK GARDEN

Rock Garden is one of the excellent places of interest in Chandigarh which is known worldwide. Rock Garden is known for displaying art objects, produced from industrial and urban waste. Rock Garden is spread to almost 20 acres of land with option for open air exhibition hall, theatre hall and a miniature place which houses fantasy work of art and landscape. The Rock Garden is an excellent and unique piece of an artwork.

SUKHNA LAKE

This natural striking Sukhna Lake set along the foothills of Shivalik range is an excellent spot where water sports activities are well hosted like boating, yachting, water skiing, etc.

Bamboo Valley: Bamboo Valley spreads to an area of about 27.5 acres. Bamboo Valley has almost 15 species of trees along with options for bamboo grooves from which the name “Bamboo Valley” is derived. The entire area showcases the outlook of the grassy countryside with options for bamboo plantations.

Botanical Garden: The Botanical Garden was founded in 2002 and comprises almost 15 botanical segments with the primary aim of promoting education and research. Besides, the garden promoted eco tourism and was spreading awareness about our floral tradition.

Leisure Valley: Leisure Valley is mainly a theme gardens which was established to beautify the city

Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary covers almost to an area of about 2600 hectares. Sukhna Lake is located along the foothills of Shivalik Hills. Varied species of flora and fauna are found in this sanctuary. The prominent animals found in the sanctuary are monkey, hare, porcupines, squirrels, and sambar, jackal, wild boar, and jungle cats. Cobra, viper, Indian Python are some of the well known reptiles that are frequently seen in this sanctuary. Birds like Red jungle fowl, Grey partridge, Cuckoos, Night jars, Golden Oriole, Kingfisher, Swifts, Hoopoes, Hombills, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Rollers, Barn owls, Parrots, Doves, and Myna are even part of the sanctuary.

Some of the well established parks in the city are listed below:

  • Leisure Valley
  • Rajendra park
  • Zakir Rose Garden
  • Hibiscus Garden
  • Garden of Fragrance
  • Botanical Garden
  • Smriti Upavan
  • Topiary garden
  • Terraced Garden
  • Shanti Kunj.

Temples of Chandigarh:

  • Ancient Shiva Temple of Saketri
  • Bhima Devi Temple
  • Chandi Mandir
  • Jayanti Devi Temple
  • Mansa Devi Temple