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    Category : Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,River/Lakes/Waterfront
    Leisure: Family Holiday

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Address : Chandigarh, India


    Chandigarh, is the capital of two states of Punjab and Haryana. 

    This beautiful city was designed by modernist architect Le Corbusier. It is the first planned city of post-independence India. 

    This well planned city, has many gardens, parks, lakes - making it as one of the green cities in India.

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    Rock Garden

    Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :9 AM to 7 PM

    Nek Chand's Rock Garden is a sculpture garden, landscaped with pottery and sculptures of dancers, animals and musicians. It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items. This sprawling, maze-like park is laid out like a fantasy land, packed with narrow corridors, amphitheatres, bridges, staircases, a spectacular waterfall and an ethnic market at the end. The garden is named after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres. Enjoy the handmade jungle of sculptures, garden, swings, camel rides and funny mirror reflections and wonderful waterfall in this unique garden.
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      Sukhna Lake

      Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

      This artificial water body is a popular tourist spot, popular for boating. This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Enjoy the beautiful ducks, various migratory birds and amazing food at this lake.
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        Rose Garden

        Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

        Its also known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden; named after Zakir Hussain the former President of India. Spreading over 30 acres, it is the largest botanical garden in Asia that is dedicated to roses.
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          Pinjore Gardens

          Entry Fees :₹ 20 Time To Visit :7:00 AM - 10:30 PM

          The Pinjore gardens were created by a Nawab under the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb; and was later expanded and reconstructed by the Maharaja Yadavindra of the State of Patiala. These restored Mughal-era gardens are spread across seven levels, interspersed with palaces, lawns, a zoo and even a Japanese garden.
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            The Government Museum and Art Gallery

            Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

            Located in a building designed by Le Corbusier, this museum is divided into four wings dedicated to natural history, art, architecture and portraits. The museum contains antiquities from the Indus valley civilization to different paintings and coins from the ancient and historical times. The gallery also contains the dinosaur fossils which were excavated in the region.
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              Leisure Valley

              Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

              Created by Le Corbusier in the eroded valley of a seasonal river, Leisure Valley is an 8km long park which consists of a series of theme gardens.
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                ChattBir Zoo

                Entry Fees :₹ 30 Time To Visit :09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

                ChattBir Zoo is a zoological park and is an abode to a large variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. The lion safari is the most interesting part about the Chattbir Zoo. People who visit here can also enjoy the adventurous trip to the reserve of Asiatic Lions where animals are found roaming freely. One can also find different bird species. The zoo remains closed on Mondays.
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                  Open Hand Monument

                  Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :NA

                  The Open Hand Monument is a symbolic structure, designed by the architect Le Corbusier. It is the emblem or symbol of the Government of Chandigarh and symbolizes - the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind. This metal structure stands 26 metres (85 ft) high and was designed to rotate in the wind.
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                    Elante Mall

                    Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

                    Elante Mall is a shopping mall in Chandigarh. With the gross leasable area of 1,150,000 sq ft, it is the third largest mall in India. Elante boasts of a great food court, a wonderful courtyard full of cafes, sports bars and has various clothing brands.
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                      By Air

                      Chandigarh Airport (IXC) has regular flights from most major cities of India


                      By Train
                      Chandigarh is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
                      Railway Station(s): Chandigarh Junction (CDG), Chandi Mandir (CNDM)


                      By Road
                      Chandigarh has good road connectivity and you can easily get regular buses to Chandigarh from neighbouring cities.

                      Here are some important distances to note.
                      Delhi to Chandigarh - 246 km
                      Shimla to Chandigarh - 121 km
                      Manali to Chandigarh - 312 km
                      Jaipur to Chandigarh - 438 km
                      Amritsar to Chandigarh - 230 km