Chandigarh is one of the planned cities of India and it has the best-known architecture. In fact, it is one of the states in India that has a couple of capital states of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. The place is known for the picture-perfect sights, gardens, greenery along with other attractions. It happens to be one of the places that you can plan for a perfect weekend from Delhi or it can be a short trip from an overall experience. It is surrounded by Shivalik Hills, and ranks to be among the safest cities in India.
If the trip is unplanned, it can spoil the entire holiday mood. So, it is better that you plan your accommodation 5-star hotels in Chandigarh before you are planning to head out. If you are planning to visit Chandigarh there are a few pointers to consider.
You need to have enough time to witness the major attractions in this part of the world. Starting off you can visit the Tek Chands garden that is spread over 65 acres of land. There are beautiful and intriguing sculptures made only with urban waste. There is a beautiful landscape garden area as well.
Around 4 km from the garden there is a famous attraction known as Sukna Lake. For all those who want to spend time and nurture this lake, that is the best place to visit. You can indulge in the activity of boating in this lake and for the locals it happens to be a popular picnic spot. If you are in love with roses there is a collection of roses that is located in sector 16. If it is possible, it is better to visit this place around February when the rose festival is being held. There is also an interesting art gallery and government museum in sector 10 that you van visit.
When you talk about Chandigarh food is an absolute delight of this place. From continental dishes to chicken to the food items on the road there is no shortage of options. If you are looking for a place that is buzzing the entire night then you can plan out a visit to Aroma. Apart from this there is a food court, where there are multi- cuisine restaurants. You are going to find a lot of people even when it is 2 am in the morning.
There are famous Dhaba’s where you indulge in Chicken savoury dishes. The list of places is endless when it comes to the food items.
The moment you visit Chandigarh shopping is one activity that you cannot avoid. From flea markets to shopping centres, you are likely to come across the trendiest and happening items in the city. The famous sector 17 is one of the talked about places when it comes to shopping in this part of the world. When it comes to the flea markets you can explore the sector 15 market or even sector 19 markets that provides options for budget shopping.
Coming to sector 17 it is known as the Connaught place of Delhi. There are numerous branded show rooms one after another in this part of the world. The best part is that you can spend an entire day in walking through these streets. The market is filled with cafes, restaurants and pubs. No doubts to the fact that the visitors would love the open spaces with pubs, tree shades and fountains.
Chandigarh is a developing city in India that has a mushrooming night life. There are numerous interesting places that you can pay a visit here. One of the prominent places is Peddlers in sector 35, that would be an ideal location to hang out for late night parties. In due course of time there are other places that have come up like Socials that has gone on to create a mark in the minds of people. It happens to be a niche place with good food with music and a good budget. Apart from this there are numerous places that have come up in the city.
Pubs and bars
Apart from Goa, Chandigarh is a quality place where you can avail top notch liquor at competitive prices. Since the place is a union territory the rates of liquor are cheaper when you compare it to the other cities of India. The collection of liquor is unique. After drinking if you feel like dance, you can head over to the various disco centres.
But at a personal level I enjoyed the clubs that went on to play live music. The place is blessed with talented youngsters who have a passion for music. Even they have known to develop their small brands and are keen to play music. For a first- time visitor playing music in these pubs may turn out to be a breath-taking experience in itself. In fact, the pubs in this place are trend setters and a lot of other places have gone on to take the plunge.
Chandigarh is blessed to have a top module transportation system in place. The AC buses are known to play all through the important routes of the city. Even 3 wheelers plying around the city are a common sight. But one of the better ways to travel in the city is cab services. Yes, you may have to shell out some money but it saves time if you are on a short -day trip. The prices are fixed and there are experienced drivers who guide you about the vintage points in the city. Even double decker buses and hip- hop services are available here. It would be fair to say that it is a viable alternative to heritage tours.
Since Chandigarh happens to be a busy place there is a mad scramble of tourists during the festive seasons. So a suggestion is to plan out your travel plans well in advance so that you do not face any issues.