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Picnic Spots near Chandigarh

Chandigarh, a planned city has venues solely devoted for picnic and enjoyment with the kids and family. Albeit man made it stands atop because of its stunning make up in consonance with nature without combating it.  The intricacies and the contrivance that is ensued by the ingenuity of man are witnessed in those monuments and infrastructures. Some of the breath-taking picnic spots in Chandigarh are listed below:

Morni Hills:

Morni Hills is just one hour drive from Chandigarh. The idyllic landscape and the flamboyant climate make it a favored spot for the weekend. The hill has an altitude of 3900 feet and is a part of Shivalik range. The diverse flora and fauna insinuates fascination to the botanist, Zoologist and the nature lovers.

Morni Hills in Chandigarh

Moreover, the hilly range lures the swashbuckling rock climbers and the trekkers.

Nek Chand's Rock Garden:

Nek Chand’s Rock Garden is a miraculous garden where objects are created out of industrial and home garbage and other wastes like bangles, glasses, wires, sockets, pots, tiles etc. It is amazing with interconnected courtyard and walkways amidst the waterfall giving it a fairyland ambiance.

Sukhna Lake:

Sukhna Lake is an artificial lake extending to about 3 km. It was materialized in the year 1958 and is a quintessential spot to admire nature with the fresh and raw air hovering together with the chirping of the birds.

Sukhna Lake

The lake also provides provisions to enjoy water sport like boating, water skiing and yachting.

Pinjore Garden:

Pinjore Garden was built in the 17th Century during the Mughal era and it is also known as Yadavindra garden. Stretching a span of 100 acres, the park encloses plant nursery, palaces, Japanese garden, mini zoo and fountain for the tourists. At night the palaces are embellished with lights to allure the tourists.

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden:

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, named to honour the former president Zakir Hussain, spread over 30 acres of land embeds 1600 species of roses in lawns and rose beds. Built in 1967, it is renowned as Asia’s largest rose garden. Annual festival of garden is celebrated at the Zakir Hussain Rose garden serving as a permanent venue.

ChattBir Zoo:

ChattBir Zoo is a prominent zoological garden with wide species of reptiles, birds and mammals. The zoo facilitates a lion safari whereby the visitors are taken on a ride to Asiatic lion reserves where lions roam about without inhibition. Royal Bengal Tiger is the renowned member of the zoo catapulting its status to the top. The zoo is closed on Mondays.

Leisure Valley:

Leisure Valley is forelock of flowers that extends from Rajendra Park in Sector 1 to the Bougainvilla garden in Sector 3 beleaguering the rose garden in sector 16. The theme gardens are mainly set up in the leisure valley.
Ambala is 54 km from Chandigarh situated in the state of Haryana. The city separates the Indus River from the Ganges River and is divided into Ambala cantonment and Ambala city.

Leisure Valley

The prevailing of Indian Army and Indian Air force in the cantonment area make it an abode of security. The cloth market and the Science market are the major attractions of the city.


Barog is 62 km from Chandigarh and is named after the railway engineer who committed suicide while the construction of a railway tunnel in the town. Bon Monastery, Renuka Lake, Rajgarh, Choor Chandni peak are the wondrous spot that is to be look forward to in Barog.

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