Easily accessible by rail and road, following are a few famous nearby getaways from Chandigarh:
Kurukshetra lies at a distance of 90 kms from Chandigarh. The importance of this place lies in the fact that the war of Mahabharata was fought on this land. This is the place where lord Krishna preached Bhagwad Gita to the Arjuna at the time of war, so it is famous for its religious importance.
During your visit to Kurukshetra don’t forget to visit Brahma Sarovar, Sannihit Sarovar, Jyotisar, Valmiki ashram, Sthaneshwar Mahadev. It is well connected by road from Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Panipat. It takes around 1 hr 50 mins. to reach Kurukshetra from Chandigarh by road.
Morni Hills is a hill station in the Panchkula
district of Haryana
. It is at a distance of 45kms from Chandigarh. Situated at about 3900 feet above sea level Morni hills is a heaven away from the hustle bustle of daily life. It is a place much appreciated for its natural scenic beauty. Those interested in adventure sports can indulge here in trekking, rock climbing and many others.
Mansa devi temple and Gurudwara Nada sahib are the two famous religious cum tourist destinations near Morni Hills. Weather here remains fairly comfortable throughout the year. It is Just 50 mins drive away from Chandigarh.
Located in the Panchkula district of Haryana, Pinjore is 20kms away from Chandigarh It takes around 30 mins. to reach here from Chandigarh by road. During few past years it has emerged as an important tourist attraction. It is well known for its gardens popularly known as Pinjore gardens or Yadavindra gardens.
Spread over 100 acres of lush green land, Pinjore gardens are based on the Charbagh-style gardens, the style that is also found in other places which are a witness of Mughal stronghold. Its main attractions are Terraced gardens and series of waterfalls. Pinjore gardens also hosts the event of famous Mango festival every year.Please Note: Timing and garden fee may vary.
popularly known as “land of kings” is located at a distance of 68 kms from Chandigarh. It’s a drive of 1 hr 24 min to Patiala from Chandigarh. Patiala is a princely state that owns a rich cultural heritage. It is famous for its forts, palaces, and art gallery. Major tourist attractions here are Qila Mubarak, Motibagh Palace, Kalidevi temple, Gurudwara Dukh Nivarab sahib, Baradari Garden.
It is well connected through road and railways.
Kasauli is a small hill station situated in the Solan
district of Himachal Pradesh
. During british times it was developed by the British empire. It is known for its natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. Prime attractions here are Monkey Point, Sanawar, Dharampur, Sabathu, Dagshai. It is at a distance of 50 kms from Chandigarh and takes around 1 hr to reach here by road.
Located at a distance of 119 kms from Chandigarh, Shimla
is the capital city of the Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most famous and sought after tourist destination of India. Full of beauty in abundance Shimla is famous for its colonial charm and create such a beautiful ambience that is rarely found anywhere else in India. With its picture perfect looks the places of interest in Shimla are The Mall, Christ Church, Jakhu Hill, Jutogh, Museum, Summer hill, Shimla Ridge, Glenn and many others. It is well connected by road and rail routes.
Parwanoo is a scenic hill station located at a distance of 30 kms from Chandigarh and takes about 40 mins to reach here by road (by National Highway number 22) . It lies in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for Timber Trail resort situated here. Parwanoo is covered by small snow clad hills and beautiful greenery all around. It is also famous for its diverse flora and fauna.