Things to Do in Chandigarh

Things to Do in Chandigarh

Exploring the Rock Garden, Taking a stroll by the Sukhna Lake, Sinking into the city history at Le Corbusier center, Tantalizing the senses in Rose Garden, Appreciating the art at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Seeking Pleasure in Leisure Valley, Shopping at Sector 17 and many more.

Chandigarh city is brimming with activities of vim and vigor. Every year, the city sees tourists in abundance who visit to appreciate the unmatchable landscape and witness the stunning architecture. There are plenty of things to do in Chandigarh that will let you get away from the boredom of life and enjoy a rejuvenating holiday. From taking a walk in the sprawling green gardens to cycling on the clean streets the city has got everything to keep you enthralled all along. 

Chandigarh is designed by the Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier which is reflected in the brutalist architecture of the city. As you sift through the places, you can acknowledge that there are a lot of fun activities to do in Chandigarh including having fun at the amusement park and savoring the taste of Chandigarh special Chola Bhatura.

You can visit the museums and get in-depth knowledge about the city history or party all night in a pub. The city has secured a place in the New York Times travel list in 2018 thus eliminating the question of what to do in Chandigarh.
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Rock Garden

Started as a hobby by the founder Nek Chand Saini in 1957, the Rock Garden of Chandigarh has now become one of the best tourist places in Chandigarh. Spread in more than 40 acres of seamlessly designed and decorated land, Rock Garden is embellished with more than 5,000 illustrations sculptures. What's more amazing is the fact that everything the place holds is made out of various industrial and urban waste.

The garden is segregated into three parts, each with a distinct collection of sculptures. From light spouts, terra cotta plants to a creative display of broken home appliances, the place is truly enigmatic to watch and walk around in. This is also what makes the Rock Garden, a go-to place to visit in Chandigarh, especially for a weekend get away.

 Rock Garden of Chandigarh, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001

Entry Fee:
 INR 30/Adult, INR10/Child

9;00 AM to 7:00 PM all days of the week. 

Best Time to Visit: 
October To March

Sukhna Lake

The gorgeous Sukhna Lake, found in Chandigarh, was brought into existence by damming the Sukhna Chole in 1958. Strearched in 3 km, the lake is encompassed with sparkling water, boats and serves as home for a number of birds including the Siberian duck and the crane.

Standing amongst the greatest places to visit in Chandigarh for nature lovers, activities like boat rides across the lake, fishing, water skiing and enjoying the beautiful sunset are much relished by many who visit the lake. The place is also famous among many walkers and joggers who can be seen hogging the place early in the morning. Strolling across the waterfronts of the lake is a delightful experience everybody enthusiast must enjoy.

 Sukhna Lake, Sector 1, Chandigarh 160001, India

Entry Fee: Free Entry 

9:00 AM To 5:00 PM All days 

Best Time to Visit: 
January to April

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Spread across an area of more than 30 acres of land, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Chandigarh holds some of the most elegant and fascinating collections of roses from India and the world. The garden is named and formed in the memory of India's former president, Zakir Hussain. Migrating from various parts of the country, a collection of more than 16,00 species of 50,00 rose plantations can be found here.

Apart from roses, the place also homes a bunch of graceful trees including plants of bel, camphor, bakers, harar and others. Tourists from various parts of the world visit the place and no matter how many times they tour, they always find themselves awestruck by its beauty. An interesting locale, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is definitely one of the best tourist attractions in Chandigarh.

Location: Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Jan Marg, 16B, Sector 16, Chandigarh, 160016

Entry Fee: INR 50

Timing: 9:00 AM To 10:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: February and March

Terraced Garden

Found in sector 33 of Chandigarh, Terraced Garden is an acknowledged spot, celebrated for its lush collection of vibrant flowers and lanky trees. Founded in the year 1979, the garden is covered in more than 10 acres of land. Since its inception, new and varied species of tropics, shrugs and flowers have been continually added to the area making it one of the most attractive places to visit in Chandigarh.

Tourist and natural enthusiasts visit here to enjoy a breath of fresh air and walk across the glamorous greenery the place offers. Additionally, a number of shows and events are also commemorated at Terraced Garden around the year, including the Chrysanthemum Flowers. Fascinating and engaging these events are much loved by the visitors.

Location: Terraced Garden, Sector 33B, Sector 33, Chandigarh, 160020

Entry Fee: INR 50

Timing: 5:30 AM To 9:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: December

Iskcon Temple

Peaceful and religious, the Iskon Temple is one of the greatest places to visit in Chandigarh, especially for the spiritual individuals and devotees of Lord Krishan. From daily poojas to customary celebrations throughout the year, every corner of the temple speaks about purity and devotion towards the lords.

In the vicinity of the temple are an array of shops where memorabilias and sweets among others can be bought. Surrounding the place is a land encapsulated with dense grass and greenery. Activities like picnics are best enjoyed by families here, especially on a bright sunny day.

Location: ISKCON Temple Chandigarh, Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh 160036 India

Entry Fee: Free Entry

Timing: Sunday To Thursday: 4:30 Am - 5:00 Am, 07:15 Am - 12:45pm, 4:15 Pm - 8:00 Pm. Closed on Friday and Saturday

Best Time to Visit: October To April

Topiary Park

Built for the little lads, the Topiary Park in Chandigarh is decorated with fresh cut creeps, bush and plants in various shapes of animals including beers, elephants and more. The park was founded in 1987 and it's grand orientation has slowly grown into a favourite place among children.

Spread in a massive area, the grassland provides a ton of space for a number of activities. For localities, the park serves as the go to destination for weekend extravaganzas and family time. During the weekend, one can witness a large mob of kids having the time of their life, rolling, playing and running around in the park. In other words, if you are a family guy with kids, Topiary Park is one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh.

Location: Topiary Park, Sub. City Center, Sector 35A, Chandigarh, 160035

Entry Fee: Free

Timing: 24 Hours a day, All-day

Best Time to Visit: October To April

Government Museum And Art Gallery
Leisure Valley

Awning an illustrious space of more than 8 kilometers, Leisure Valley is an elegant park in Chandigarh. The valley is considered to be the only destination in the entire county with multitudes of parks and gardens inside a premise. From botanical to rose, terrace and Hibiscus, the Valley holds tens of imperial parks and gardens spread across in the area. This also makes the place a go to location for joggers, walkers and picnic lovers in the city.

Leisure Valley, also acknowledged as the 'lungs of Chandigarh' was designed by Le Corbusier as an astonishing effort towards making the city a greener place for the people. The place also hosts a three day long festival celebrating the gardens and their beauty. One of the best tourist attractions in Chandigarh, Leisure Park is flawlessly designed for the holidaymakers.

Location: Leisure Valley, 10B, Sector 10, Chandigarh, 160011

Entry Fee:
 No Entry Fee

Timing: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: February To March

Sector 17 Market

Like shopping? You'll love Sector 17 market in Chandigarh. Taken over by hundreds of big brand stores, local shops, and malls, the spot is one of the best tourist places in Chandigarh for the ones who love to shop.

From clothes to artworks, bridal wears, handicrafts and more, the stores here offer a variety of regional and international items to choose from. Adding on to the fun are the food stations here. With a ton of local flavors and authentic cuisines, one will be showered with a sublime experience here. If you are in Chandigarh, no matter what the weather is, your trip isn't complete unless you have visited the hub of shopping in the city, Sector 17 market in Chandigarh.

Location: Sector 17 Market, 17F, Sector 17, Chandigarh, 160017

Entry Fee: Ranges

Timing: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Open all days of the week

Best Time to Visit: October To June

Hops N Grains

After a glamorous tour of the city, next in line is a place to enjoy some delicious food and wine. One of the best places in Chandigarh, Hops N Gains, is a hip restaurant serving a buffet of delicious meals and drinks. From lip-smacking Chinese to hot and spicy, Indian food, the place specializes in offering multi-cuisine dishes. What makes the place even more special is it's calm ambiance and top-rated service.

This also makes the place a go-to spot for families, especially the one with kids. Drinks are served here too. The place serves an amazing collection of cocktails, wine, beer, among other drinks. Pocket-friendly with flavorful food and a comfortable environment, Hops N Grains is everything you would want in a restaurant. 

Location: Hops N Gains, SCO 358, Sector 9, Panchkula, Haryana 134109

Entry Fee: INR 2,000 for 2

Timing: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Best Time to Visit: October - April

Chandigarh Capitol Complex

Encompassed in an enormous 100 acres of land, Chandigarh Capitol Complex is a reflection of the rich architectural mastery the city has to offer. Designed by an honored and celebrated architect, Le Corbusier, the complex homes a number of uniquely constructed and curiously fitted buildings.

Apart from the buildings the place also holds three memorabilia including the Secretariat, Open Hand Monument and the Palace of Assembly, in its compound. Its wealthy historical value has also helped it gain a name in UNESCO's world heritage sites. A must-visit for every tourist, Chandigarh Capitol Complex is one of the favorite tourist places in Chandigarh, admired by both national and international tourists.

Location: Chandigarh Capitol Complex, Chandigarh Capitol Complex

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Japanese Garden

A brand new extension to the glorious amalgamation of gardens Chandigarh has, Japanese Garden was opened for the public in 2014. Spread across a vast 13 acres of land, the garden exhibits various aspects of Japanese culture and tradition.

From the equanimity of the Zen garden to the peaceful atmosphere of the meditation hut, ponds and a pagoda tower, tourists can indulge in a variety of activities here in the garden. The garden was primarily designed with the motive to protect and hold numerous sculptures and relics of the Buddhists. A spiritual place for some, an enigmatic tourist attraction for others, the Japanese Garden serves all kinds of visitors and holidaymakers.

Location: Japanese Garden, Sector 31 A, Sector 31, Chandigarh, 160030

Entry Fee:  No Entry Fee

Timing: 4:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October - March

Garden Of Fragrance

A celebrated picnic spot for many, Garden of Fragrance in Chandigarh is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city. Integrated in 1998, the garden is highly acknowledged for its collection of heavenly flowers and their exotic aroma.

The varieties of flowers here are adopted from various places across the country. Damask rose, Champa, Mehndi, Motia and Raat ki Rani are few of the many names of blossoms in the garden homes. Further, one can also enjoy a good jog and walk in the lush trails of the garden, early in the morning. Best for appreciating family time and indulging in various activities in and around the place, Garden of Fragrance is a place that comes off as a breath of fresh air for many tourists and localities who come here from the exhausting cities.

Location: Fragrance Garden Rd, Sector 36B, Sector 36, Chandigarh, 160036

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: Round the Clock

Best Time to Visit: October To March

International Dolls Museum

Exhibiting the doll culture from across the country and beyond, the International Dolls Museum in Chandigarh is a place one can never forget. Adapted from a number of tales and stories including Ali baba, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty among others, each collection of dolls here portrays a distinct story.

Informative and fun, the place goes perfectly with the little ones who are found dancing and singing around the place, enjoying the sight of their favorite Disney character doll. Adding on to the charm of the place are lush tropics and vast gardens that surround the area offering tourists a place to relish some time in the lap of nature. All in all, if you are in Chandigarh with your family, you have to include the International Dolls Museum in your itinerary.

Location: International Dolls Museum, Bal Bhawan, Udyog Path, Sector 23B, Chandigarh, 160023

Entry Fee: INR 10

Timing: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday to Sunday

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Butterfly Park

A delight for nature enthusiasts, the Butterfly park in sector 26 of Chandigarh holds an adorable collection of more than 35 species of butterflies. Adding on to the charisma of the place is the curiously cut grass in various shapes of butterflies.

Offering a vast area of true scenic greenery, the park serves as the perfect destination for families and friends to enjoy a great evening picnic, a soothing walk and more. What makes the place even more attractive is the no honking zone the place falls under. Calm, peaceful and green, there is no reason why one should not spend some hours here.

Location: Butterfly Park, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 160019

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 8:30 AM To 5:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October To April

Le Corbusier Centre

A reputed architect who was able to leave his mark on the planet with his profoundly designed buildings, especially in the urban space. The Le Corbusier Center is dedicated to Le Corbusier for his contribution to Chandigarh.

Built in 2008, the center offers a great insight into the rich architectural history of the city.  The center exhibits various paintings, photographs and other elements that played a vital role in the construction of the beautiful city of Chandigarh.

Location: Le Corbusier Center, Sector 19B Old Architect Building, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh, 160019

Entry Fee: Free To Enter

Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday

Best Time to Visit: September To June

Garden Of Palms

Opened for public in 2015, Garden of Palms is a gorgeous garden embedded with more than 21 variations of palm trees across it's premise. The place serves as the go-to location for many localities for activities like weekend picnics among others.

From flavourful local dishes served at the eateries here to a vast cycling track for the fitness enthusiast, the place suits well for both adventures and leisure lovers in the city.

Location: Garden of Palms, Palm Garden lake SBI Colony, 42C, Sector 42, Chandigarh, 160036

Entry Fee: INR 10

Timing: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Mohali Cricket Stadium

Categorised amongst the most beautiful cricket stations in all of India, a visit to Mohali Cricket Stadium is a cricket fan's dream. Established in 1993, the stadium can hold more than 26,000 audience members. From international T20 matches to the Indian Premier League, an array of international and domestic matches are played here in the stadium. A delight to watch, the stadium glows when the Indian team plays here.

Location: Mohali Cricket Stadium, I.S. Bindra Stadium, Sector 63, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh 160062

Entry Fee: Variable

Timing: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Open Hand Museum

A grand gesture and a reminder for many, the Open hand monument in Chandigarh was designed to represent "the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind". Birthed by the great architect, Le Corbusier, the hand stands at an alarming 26 meters tall and weighs close to 50 tons. It's design also allows it to rotate with the wind. Living as pride for many localities, the Open Hand is one place you mustn't miss to visit.

Location: Open Hand Museum, 31, Uttar Marg, Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October - June

Thunder Zone

One of the best amusement parks in all of North India, Thunder Zone is where the thrills are. Dissipated in an enormous 12 acres of land, the park holds 12 adventure rides, a dramatic waterpark with 4 pools and more. A place much enjoyed with family and friends, Thunder Zone is the perfect weekend getaway spot. 

Location: Thunder Zone, Mohali, Sirhind - Morinda Rd, Near, Landran, Punjab 140307

Entry Fee: INR 500 - INR 1,600

Timing: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: March - June

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What are the best things to do in Chandigarh?

- Exploring the Rock Garden: If you are pondering what to do in Chandigarh, the thing to consider is exploring the beauty of Nek Chand’s Rock Garden. The numerous beautiful sculptures and art made of debris attract a lot of tourists. Apart from that, you can visit the open-air exhibition which was built in 1957 and is spread in 40 acres of land.

- Taking a stroll by the Sukhna Lake: One of the best things to do in Chandigarh is to take a stroll around the Sukhna lake and let the tranquility of the place penetrate. This man-made blue lake has Shivalik mountains at the backdrop and is a home to different species of fishes as well as migratory birds. You can participate in various sports activities like boating, yachting and water skiing at Sukhna Lake.

- Sinking into the city history at Le Corbusier center: The Chandigarh city has a rich architectural history which is presented in a sanguine way at the Le Corbusier Center. As you move through the small rooms that contain pictures and artifacts, you learn about how the 20th-century urban planner perceived the city.

- Tantalizing the senses in Rose Garden: Rose Garden is the perfect place to relax your senses and have a similar experience to aromatherapy. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden of Chandigarh is spread in 30 acres and is known to be Asia’s biggest botanical garden. You can witness hundreds of different rose species as well as thousands of other rare trees and plants.

- Appreciating the art at Government Museum and Art Gallery: The Government Museum and Art Gallery is a well-known museum since its establishment in 1947. This museum gives you an opportunity to witness an intriguing collection of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature art. As the place is located in the central part of the city, it is easily accessible and thus gives another reason for tourists to visit and appreciate the paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. There are several other museums to visit as well, such as the Museum of Evolution of life, the Doll Museum and many others.

- Seeking Pleasure in Leisure Valley: As the name goes, visiting the Leisure Valley is one of the most pleasurable experiences. The 8km long Leisure Valley is not a single garden but includes many other gardens such as Rose Garden, Hibiscus Garden, Shanti Kunj, Garden of Fragrance, Bougainvillea Garden and others. The best time to visit this place is during the 3-day Chandigarh Carnival that is organized every year. The carnival aims to promote the talents of the elderly and children present by hosting various events.

- Shopping at Sector 17: Shopping is a must when you visit a new place and there is no better place for the shoppers than Sector 17 of Chandigarh. Despite being economical, the place has all kinds of shops to buy anything you want! The Tiny Shop is Sector 17’s prime attraction and shopping here is one of the must things to do while in Chandigarh. You must visit this small shop in the basement and get a souvenir before you go back home. Established in the 1980s this small shop has everything to match your artistic taste. You can also find the art of locals at Tiny Shop that gives you the true essence of the city.

- Move around the Tower of Shadows: You can visit the Tower of Shadows which is another brainchild of Le Corbusier. This architectural marvel reflects his interest in how sunlight passes into buildings. This excellent architecture captures the solar movement with shadows going in and out both and therefore gains a good amount of tourist attention.

- Clicking Pictures at Open hand monument: This is another masterpiece architecture by Le Corbusier that depicts “the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind”. There are many other open hand sculptures constructed by Le Corbusier, but this one is the largest and stands 26m high above a platform of 14 meters and weighs approximately 50 tons. You can take a close-up selfie with the symbolic monument.

What are the best things to do in Chandigarh with your family?

- Fun and frolic at Fun City: Fun City amusement park of Chandigarh is a perfect place for a group of friends or family to entertain themselves. The park has all kinds of water slides, pools and many more things which are well-suited for both kids and adults.

- Experience serenity of Iskcon Temple: Iskcon temple at Chandigarh, dedicated to Lord Krishna is not only a religious place, but an epitome of beauty in itself. If you are contemplating what to do in Chandigarh then you must include a visit to Iskcon Temple with your family in the bucket list.

- Rejuvenate at Sukhna Lake: Sukhna Lake is a perfect place to spend quality time with family. You can have a ride on a cruise or go boating in the clear blue waters and also enjoy the wildlife on the Northern side of the lake.

- Awe at the Rock Garden: One of the best things to do in Chandigarh with your family is visiting the famous Rock Garden. The place has over 5000 statues and sculptures to celebrate with your family. While one phase of the garden has the best from the waste statues, the other phases consist of a waterfall and elephant statues.

- Picnic at Pinjore Gardens: The famous Pinjore garden finds its way back to the Mughal era. The lush green of the garden, clean water fountains and the special Mango Festival lure a number of tourists. The place includes a mini zoo and a Japanese garden. A perfect spot for a family picnic!

What are the best things to do in Chandigarh with friends?

- Paintballing at Xtreme War Zone: One of the many fun activities to do in Chandigarh is the paintball. The game was first introduced in the city by the Xtreme War Zone and continues to provide the finest paintball experience.

- Get a Strike at Smaaash: Another thing to try is bowling at the Smaaash located inside the Elante Mall. You can not only enjoy the bowling experience but also have a look around the Elante Mall, get a quick bite and shop.

- Unwind the Mystery at Mystery Rooms Chandigarh: If you and your friends love solving puzzles then going to Mystery Rooms in Sector-35 is one of the must things to do in Chandigarh. The place is one of its kind as it has many escape games that make you solve puzzles in 60 minutes. An amazing way to bond!

- Whisk above the greens at Timber Trail: Timber Trail is 36km away from the Chandigarh city located in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. Although this place is not a part of Chandigarh its closeness to the city attracts a lot of tourists who visit Chandigarh. The Timber Trail Ropeway gives you an opportunity to witness the spellbinding beauty of nature. The 15-20 minute ropeway ride will make you enjoy the lush green trees and rocky glaciers underneath.

What can we do in Chandigarh at night?

- Party at Pubs and Bars: After having an amazing day in the city, if you are planning what to do in Chandigarh at night then the first and foremost thing to consider is the energetic nightlife of the city. The Wild West Pub & Bar, Buzz, Peddlers and Paara Club are some of the places where you can have fun and dance through the night.

- Devour the Dhaba Food: If you went to Chandigarh and did not gobble an Aloo Paratha at a Dhaba in the night, did you even visit Chandigarh! There are plenty of dhabas in Chandigarh that accepts guests the whole night so you can get to a Dhaba and enjoy a full meal at any time in the night.

- Visit the Spooky Haunted Bridge: If you are one of those who loves the adrenaline rush then you must spend some time at the Sector-16 Haunted Bridge. As the legend goes, the bridge became haunted after a student committed suicide. Now it is considered to be home to paranormal activities as a lady with a lamp is often sighted here. Although the place is not a tourist spot, going here is one of the most thrilling things to do in Chandigarh.

What is the best time to visit Chandigarh?

- Party at Pubs and Bars: After having an amazing day in the city, if you are planning what to do in Chandigarh at night then the first and foremost thing to consider is the energetic nightlife of the city. The Wild West Pub & Bar, Buzz, Peddlers and Paara Club are some of the places where you can have fun and dance through the night.

- Devour the Dhaba Food: If you went to Chandigarh and did not gobble an Aloo Paratha at a Dhaba in the night, did you even visit Chandigarh! There are plenty of dhabas in Chandigarh that accepts guests the whole night so you can get to a Dhaba and enjoy a full meal at any time in the night.

- Visit the Spooky Haunted Bridge: If you are one of those who loves the adrenaline rush then you must spend some time at the Sector-16 Haunted Bridge. As the legend goes, the bridge became haunted after a student committed suicide. Now it is considered to be home to paranormal activities as a lady with a lamp is often sighted here. Although the place is not a tourist spot, going here is one of the most thrilling things to do in Chandigarh.

What are the best places to eat in Chandigarh?

Nik Baker’s: One of the most sought restaurants of Chandigarh is Nik Baker’s where you can have all sorts of quick bites. Whether you grab a sandwich or have tequila-filled chocolate, this place won’t fail you.

Backpacker’s Cafe: Backpackers Cafe is fit for travelers with its chilled-out ambiance and travel guide and maps for the decoration. The credit for the place’s popularity goes to the finger-linking food that it serves for breakfast. You can chomp on Bangers and Mash or go for the other cuisines on the menu such as Quiche Lorraine, Club Sandwiches or Chicken Burger.

Virgin Courtyard: The blue and white decoration of Virgin Courtyard with an open-air dining and garden lanterns is soothing to eyes, but the real pleasure is in savoring the authentic Italian dishes of this place. The baked ravioli and pizzas are among the many must-try foods on the menu.

Whistling Duck: With ample space and sunlight, the Whistling Duck is a decent place to have a heartful meal. There is a separate bar in the restaurant that serves beer and cocktails. The hype about this place is true to a great extent as it severs finger-licking delicacies, which should be tried at least once while in Chandigarh.

Which sector is famous for shopping in Chandigarh?

There are many small and big markets, and malls to shop around in Chandigarh but the market that truly feeds the desires of shopaholics is in Sector 17. Also known as the ‘Pedestrian's Paradise’, the market has an exclusive collection of shops that varies from selling books to clothes, all in one place! There are places for foodies, for party animals and the decent shoppers.

The place is adorned with neon lights, sculptures, and trees as well as having no traffic while shopping is another added perk. A number of trade shows, concerts, and other events are hosted frequently in the market thus, it gains a lot of tourist attention. Therefore, shopping at Sector 17 is one of the best activities to do in Chandigarh.

Why is Chandigarh famous?

Chandigarh is famous for being the cleanest and greenest cities which not only have a healthy environment but also wide roads and systematic arrangement of houses in sectors. The city is also recognized as the Tricity, for the inclusion of its neighboring cities, Mohali and Panchkula.

The man-made gardens, lakes and historic museums are the principal attractions of the city.

Is Chandigarh expensive?

Yes, Chandigarh is an expensive city but it is not as costly as the metropolitan cities. There are both posh and economical places in the city. Nevertheless, if you plan your trip well you can enjoy a fun trip without spending too much. 

Which is the best market in Chandigarh?

The best market to shop for all kinds of stuff in Chandigarh is Shopping Plaza in Sector 17. From big brands to small stores, you can find everything you need.

There are shops of carpets, apparel, books, handicrafts and many more. Other than this, many restaurants are also situated in Sector 17 of Chandigarh.

Is Chandigarh safe?

Chandigarh is one of the safest cities to find in India. There are police stations in every sector and patrolling is done every now and then to ensure safety.

Why is Sector 17 Chandigarh famous?

Apart from being a shoppers’ stop and a hub of restaurants, Sector 17 is popular for the National Gallery of Portraits in Sector 17B.

This sector not only is a haven for shopaholics but the art lovers can also savor the photographs and manuscripts from the historical era in Sector 17.

What can I buy in Chandigarh?

You can buy the prettiest range of Punjabi Dupattas and Juttis for females in Chandigarh. You can also get the best quality Jams & Juices, Woolen Garments, Handlooms, and artifacts from the local markets.

Is Chandigarh worth visiting?

Chandigarh city is definitely worth visiting as there are many fun activities to do and places to explore.

How far is Amritsar to Chandigarh?

Amritsar is 225.5 km away from Chandigarh and can be reached in approximately 3 to 4 hours by train and bus on Nh344A or NH3. There are several private travel agency buses and taxis available to reach Amritsar to Chandigarh.

The fastest and affordable way to do so is by taking a bus which would take 3 hours and 16 minutes.

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