Chandigarh is one of the Union Territories of the country and is the capital of the two states of the country; namely Punjab and Haryana. The city thus is steeped in administrative importance. But apart from that Chandigarh boasts of being one of the country’s cleanest and most well-planned cities of picture-perfect beauty. There are many attractive places to visit in the city and that makes tourists pour into the city in large numbers all year round. If you wish to explore the beautiful city of Chandigarh and its beautiful places, make sure to embark on this 2 Nights / 3 Days Chandigarh sightseeing tour.
Day 01: Arrive Chandigarh & Go Sightseeing
Upon Arrival at Chandigarh Railway Station you’ll be greeted by our tour representative who then escorts your pre-booked hotel. After checking in and freshening up, we’ll set out for a short sightseeing trip of the city. First we’ll visit the Rock Gardens located in city’s Sector I. This garden is a marvelous human creation showcasing the aesthetic potential of urban and industrial wastes. These waste materials have been transformed into real things of beauty. The Rock Gardens had been a brainchild of Dr. Nek Chand who had been road inspector in the city’s Engineering Department. Next, we visit the Sukhna Lake. This pellucid water body covering an area of about 3 sq km is located at the base of the Shivalik Ranges and is a great place to enjoy boating, lakeside strolling and soothing breeze in the morning and evening. After Sukhna Lake, we proceed to our next sightseeing destination; the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden; a 30 acres of sprawling green land dotted with about 50, 000 rose shrubs of over 16,000 varieties. It is the biggest of its kinds in the whole of Asia. It is indeed a memorable visual treat to watch those lovely blooms. After Rose Garden, now it’s a time to move towards the last visit of the day, the Open Hand Monument. This is a symbolic architectural piece created by famous architect Le Corbusier. The monument stands for the official emblem of the city’s administration. After visiting this monument, we return to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 02: Rest of Sightseeing & Shopping
Post breakfast, we proceed to complete the rest of the sightseeing of the city. Today, first of all, we visit the Government Museum and Art Gallery. It is located in Sector 10C. It is a unique multi-themed museum with a vast collection of historical as well as art-related artifacts belonging to the city. Next, we visit the Chhatbir Zoo, which is named after Mahendra Mohan Choudhry who was the governor of Punjab and so it is also reckoned as Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park. At the zoo you would get to see a wide range of mammals, reptiles and birds. After spending few hours at the Zoo, we’ll return to hotel for lunch and rest. In the evening we’ll proceed to visit the Elante Mall; the largest shopping mall in the whole of Northern India and the 11th largest in the whole of India. Do some shopping of finest quality branded products at the mall and return bags full to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 03: Chandigarh Departure
Next morning, you’ll be dropped at Chandigarh Railway Station post breakfast. Our representative escorts you to the station and adieus you as it’s a time to return back home with loads of trip memories.