Chandigarh is one of the most popular union territories of India. The city has been awarded as the first smoke-free city in India. In addition, the city is also popular for its planning and cleanliness. Following are the best places to visit in Chandigarh:
1. Sector 17 – Chandigarh
The city is full of students and fashion. So, if you are here in the city or you are planning to visit, then you should definitely shop. One of the best markets to do shopping in the city is sector 17. You will find almost all well-known cloth brands in India. So be ready to empty your pockets while shopping in this popular market located in the heart of the city.
2. Sukhna lake
This artificially created lake is one of the best places to visit in the city. The calmness of the water will definitely make you feel relaxed and fresh. Best time to visit here is either early morning or early evening. If you come here in the morning, then you will be able to see lots of local people jogging or exercising. In case you visit in the evening, then you can enjoy boating too. There is a nice multi-cuisine restaurant and plenty of space outside the lake to park your vehicle.
3. Geri Route (Sector 8, 9, and 10), Chandigarh
These three sectors are the most popular sectors in the city, especially among youngsters. The route that connects these two sectors is popularly known as geri (Drive) route among locals. On occasions like Valentine ’s Day, friendships day, or even holi (Indian Festival), you will find these sectors full of youngsters enjoying and driving through the roads of these sectors in style.
4. Elante Mall (Industrial Area)
Another popular place in the city where you can spend hours and do shopping is Elante Mall. It’s a huge mall situated in the middle of industrial area and covers almost all well-known cloth brands in India. There is enough space outside the mall and in the basement of the mall to park your vehicle.
5. Rock Garden
If you are a nature lover, then rock garden is one of the best places for you to visit in Chandigarh. The garden is situated in Sector 1 and offers man-made waterfalls and sculptures made from waste including broken pipes, sinks, and bottles. There is a reasonable per head ticket, which you have to buy to enter the park.