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Winsome Chandigarh: ‘The City Beautiful’
Famously known as the most planned city, Chandigarh is dear to many for so many reasons. It is a beautiful city to live in and explore. If you are planning to visit Chandigarh anytime sooner, you can take a cue from here to plan a perfect itinerary for an ideal holiday experience.
Chandigarh mesmerizes you with its properly planned city execution and superb roads sans pits and crevices. Its perfect location, at the foothills of Shivalik, further paves way for moderate weather enjoyed by city dwellers and vacationers alike. However, one must avoid visiting Chandigarh during the prime summer months because of the scorching hot weather that would make it hard to get on with the city exploration drive.
Chandigarh takes a pretty new character after the first downpour of the season, with the dust dusted off from trees, the lush greenery is a lovely sight to behold and is a perfect time to savor Chandigarh’s charm. The first splash of water renders enormous beauty to the city, thus is regarded as the best time to visit throughout the year.
Top tourist attractions in Chandigarh
Chandigarh is synonymous with the famous Rock Garden built by Nek Chand. It is one of the best places where you can spend a leisurely afternoon, taking a glimpse at multiple figures made purely of rocks and ornamented with tile cutouts. This sculpture garden is an admired heritage site as sculptures are prepared using scraps, stones, and rocks. As you stroll around the garden premises you will be able to see multiple interconnected waterfalls, the experience is quite enthralling.
Tourists coming in from far-off lands can also get some quality time for tranquility at Sukhna Lake. This is a man-made lake in Chandigarh and is visited by many (dwellers and tourists alike) to get some fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city. A boat ride on the calm Sukhna lake water is a surreal experience.
Rose Garden is yet another much sought-after place of attraction in Chandigarh among natives and travelers. Filled with surplus roses, this park never misses to amaze the public with its incessant beauty galore. As soon as you enter the park the balmy rosy air fills you up and freshens your mood. The Rose Garden gets its name from the former President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain. There is no dearth of the gamut of roses in this garden, thus a perfect place to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
On the Outskirts of Chandigarh
Shimla is the nearest hill station from Chandigarh and is a perfect hillside getaway for weekends. If you live in close proximity to Chandigarh, reaching Shimla won’t be a bridge too far. Spending a weekend at Shimla would be dreamlike. Multiple beautiful properties are available on the way to spend an amazing staycation with your lover, family, or friends.
Shop, eat, repeat
Chandigarh boasts of having the most delectable and enjoyable food and shopping scene respectively. It is one place where you could end up crossing limits with your shopping spree and food gorging. The market areas in Chandigarh play host to multiple desi and authentic restaurants and stalls where you can indulge in tasting quick bites that are delicious enough to leave you wanting more.