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One Day Trip from Chandigarh

One Day outing from Chandigarh

Are you planning to explore the places around Chandigarh but you are running short of time? If you have just one day in your hand and you are planning to take a quick excursion with your near and dear ones then you have come to the right place. There is a plethora of noteworthy and eminent spots near Chandigarh that you can cover in a day. This article features the itineraries of two renowned places "Panchkula" and "Mohali" that you can cover from Chandigarh within a single day.  

Itinerary 1

Chandigarh to Panchkula in One Day:

Plan a trip from Chandigarh to Panchkula. This beautiful place is situated at a distance of 5 Km from Chandigarh. It takes hardly 20-25 minutes to reach Panchkula from Chandigarh. Panchkula shares a railway station and airport with Chandigarh. It also has a bus stand which is positioned at the Kalka-Ambala road.

one day sightseeing near Chandigarh

By Bus
Take a bus from Chandigarh bus stand to Panchkula. The bus fares are between Rs 16 and Rs 20. The bus journey is quite comfortable and at the same time very affordable for the tourists. Get down at the bus stand at Sector-5 in Panchkula. The city is divided into sectors and buses are easily available at the bus stops of all main roads.

By Taxi
Taxi can also be taken from Chandigarh and it will cost you around Rs 150 to get you to Panchkula. You can find numerous taxi stands located at the Sector 8 and Sector 14 in Panchkula. 

By Auto
Autos are also available at the Chandigarh bus stand from where you can take an auto to reach Panchkula. You can negotiate with the driver so that the auto fare gets down at least to Rs 100. 

Places to see in Panchkula
There are a couple of places that you must visit in Panchkula:

Cactus Garden: Have a blast with your friends and family at this renowned Cactus Garden of Chandigarh. The timings to visit this garden are: 10 AM to 5 PM.

Shallimaar Mall: This outstanding mall is positioned opposite the Sec-8 on Panchkula. You can bank on this mall for a good shopping experience.

Sector-5: This is the most prominent place in Panchkula which is surrounded by several lush green gardens. Located in the midst of the city, the Sec-5 is enclosed by the 8 sectors of Panchkula. 

Yavnika: This is an open theatre as well as adjacent park.

Fun Republic: Located in Manimajra, opposite to the Sector - 7 in Panchkula.

Itinerary 2

Chandigarh to Mohali in One Day:

Mohali is known as Chandigarh’s satellite city. This city shares a railway station as well as airport with Chandigarh.

Chandigarh One Day Trip

By Bus
You can take a bus from the Sec 43 bus stop located in Chandigarh. It takes just 2 hours to reach Mohali from Chandigarh by bus.

By Auto
The auto driver will charge you around Rs 80 to take you to Mohali from Chandigarh.

The must-see places in Mohali
  1. Angitha Sahib located in Phase - 8, Mohali.
  2. Shiv mandir, Phase - 1
  3. Gurudwara Amb Sahib located in Phase - 8
  4. Lalan Wala Peer: This is an old "Dargah" located in Phase - 1, Mohali.
  5. Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha situated in Phase - 1
  6. Gurudwara Singh Sahidaan - Sohana
  7. Main places for shopping: Phase - 3B2, Phase – 7 and Phase - 5 in Mohali.

Well-known eateries in Mohali

  1. Pizza Hut located in Phase - 5, Mohali
  2. Katani Hot Shoppe positioned at Phase - 3B2
  3. Rebublic of Chicken situated at Phase - 5
  4. Dominos at Phase - 3B2
  5. Papa Ji Da Dhaba located at Phase - 7
  6. Amrit Confectionery at Phase - 5
  7. Hot Millions at Phase - 3B2
  8. Shere Punjab located at Phase - 5, Mohali
  9. Khalsa situated at Phase – 5
  10. Garam Masala in the Phase - 7, Mohali

Apart from the aforementioned itineraries, the best way to cover the important places near Chandigarh in a single day is to hire a "cab". Though, in Chandigarh you won’t get to see a lot of private taxis, you may find a few private taxis near the commercial marketplace of each sector. AC cabs are easily available in Chandigarh anywhere and you can get one at your door step by calling them up. The cab services can be availed at various locations of the city such as – railway station, Chandigarh airport, hotels, bus stands etc. 

A full day cab rental service is also known as the 8/80 package which means you can use the cab for 8 hours plus 80 Km. In case you want the cab for some extra Kms or hours, extra charges will be added. The basic fare is different for different types of cabs. All you need to do is just choose a car (AC car, non-AC car, different models like-Tata Indica, Toyota, Tata Indigo, Swift Dzire, Toyota Innova etc.) of your choice and book it online. The cab services in Chandigarh offer safe and smooth service to the tourists in and around the city. They also help you visit the major tourist spots and religious places near Chandigarh in a single day.

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