5 Things to do in “City Beautiful” Chandigarh
The ‘City Beautiful’ is beautiful, indeed! If you want to visit a nice calm yet the cool place, then Chandigarh is your destination. This UT is all green and clean and packed with art and culture.
5 Things to do when you visit Chandigarh-
1. Visit Rock Garden
One of the most famous tourist places in Chandigarh, this sculpture garden in Chandigarh is also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957.
2. Take a stroll at Sukhna Lake
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India, is a reservoir at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a fun and yet peaceful place. You can go for boating in the lake or take a long stroll along the lake to be rewarded by the beauty of the ‘Garden of Silence’ at the end of the road. Tip- Visit the lake at night, it gets better!
3. Visit the City Museum
If you a museum person, you should definitely visit the City Museum at Chandigarh as it houses the collection of sculptures, miniature paintings, modern and contemporary art, textiles, decorative art, coins, manuscripts and pottery.
4. Enjoy Pinjore Gardens
Located at the foothills of Himalayas, in the city of Pinjore ( 22 Km from Chandigarh), the garden was built as one of the Mughal gardens summer retreats for the Aurangzeb who then had his capital at Lahore, by his foster-brother architect Muzaffar Hussain. This garden is a treat for the eyes and one must definitely visit the place!
5. Experience art at Tagore Theatre
Watching actors perform live is a delight. If you want to experience theatre, watch a play at Tagore Theatre, the popular cultural hub at Chandigarh.