A fine example of how well-planned cities can boost the quality of life without taking a toll on the environment, Chandigarh is a living manifestation of co-existence of nature and modern amenities within the same boundary.
Chandigarh is a Union Territory which serves as the capital to two states, Punjab and Haryana, making it very important strategically. Even from a tourist point of view, the UT is a hotbed for visitors from all across the country and the globe and plays host to some unique and interesting places.
It is also used as a transition point for many tourists who are travelling further North towards the hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
How to reach Chandigarh
Chandigarh has very good connectivity via rail, air and road from all major cities across the country. Many people who want to travel to Chandigarh also prefer to take the road. The distance between Delhi to Chandigarh by car can be covered in 5 hours as it is only 245 KM’s apart when using the NH 44.
Thanks to the good conditions of the National Highway, opting for a self-drive car is an option which many travellers prefer. Even if you don’t have a car, you can easily rent one from car rental service providers like Zoomcar at affordable prices for your trip.
The Chandigarh airport is 20 KM’s from the city, and the Delhi airport is 17KM’s from the city centre. Travelling from Delhi to Chandigarh by car makes perfect sense as it will give you the independence travel at your own pace and any other mode of transport will take equal or more time for the journey.
You can also travel to other nearby places like Delhi to Jaipur by car if you love going on long drives. The cars from car rental companies are bundled with features like All India permits, insurance coverage and 24*7 roadside assistance which will ensure that your trip is hassle-free.
Places to explore in Chandigarh
Chandigarh has no dearth of places to visit for the tourists. To start with, the most famous rock garden is a must visit for everyone in Chandigarh. Spread across a staggering 40 acres, all the sculptures and monuments in the garden are made up of waste items like bottles, glasses, bangles, broken pots, ceramic tiles and broken pipes. This unique set up has the distinction of being of its kind in the country.
Located beside the rock garden is the famous Sukhna Lake where you can enjoy activities like boating, bird watching, jogging amongst other things.
Rosegarden forest is another place not to be missed by nature lovers. Also, the numerous gardens and parks of Chandigarh make it a perfect getaway for those who are looking to take a break and refresh themselves.
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