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Beautiful : Captivating Chandigarh
- The City of Gardens
The city of Chandigarh
is located towards the North of India and shares its borders with
Punjab in the north-west and Haryana in the south-east. Being the
capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana as well as a Union
Territory of India, Chandigarh is known to be a cosmopolitan
city that offers a beautiful mix of modernity and old world charm,
what with its beautiful architecture seen throughout the city, its
warm people and its serene, green cover, thanks to the large number
of gardens that beautify this well planned Indian city.
The green city of Chandigarh has derived its name from two
words – “Chandi” which refers to the goddess whose temple
is located close by and “Garh” which means a fort. Also known
as the “City Beautiful”, Chandigarh is widely appreciated for
The city is well connected
by air, road and rail and has much to offer the discerning traveller
who is guaranteed to see glimpses of the city’s past, culture and
is a look at some of the must-sees (Tourist Attractions) while in
Religion & Faith - Places of Worship in Chandigarh
Both Sikhs and Hindus
co-exist in this City of Gardens. There are a number of Gurudwaras
and temples in and around the vicinity of Chandigarh and each one
of them holds special significance for the devotees.
1. Mansa Devi Temple Located about 8 kms from the
Chandigarh bus stop; this is a famous temple of Goddess Mansa Devi
and is frequently visited by worshippers from all over India, especially
2. Chandi Mandir When in Chandigarh, you must visit
the Chandi Mandir which is situated about 15 kms from Chandigarh
and 10 km from the Mansa Devi Temple, on the Chandigarh – Kalka
road and is home to Goddess Chandi. In fact, it is believed that
Chandigarh was named after this temple.
3. Saketri Temple
Just 20 km from the city, this Lord Shiva temple sees large
crowds of devotees, especially during Shivratri.
Nada Sahib Thousands of Sikhs visit this Gurudwara
all year round. Named after Nada Sahib, a follower of Guru
Gobind Singh, the Gurudwara Nada Sahib is located 15 km from
5. Baoli Sahib Gurdwara The Baoli Sahib Gurudwara
is located on the Zirakpur - Kalka Highway and holds a lot
of religious significance for the Sikh community. It is believed
that it was Guru Gobind Singh who solved the problem of water
shortage in this area by shooting an arrow into the ground.
The spot where the arrow hit the ground became the source
of thirst quenching water for the people of this village.
The baoli or shallow well is considered to be very holy.
Green Cover - Beautiful Gardens & Parks in Chandigarh
Chandigarh is perhaps
the only city of India which is blessed with so many wonderful parks
and gardens, each more beautiful than the other. No wonder, it is
a pleasure to breathe the clean air here! What makes these gardens
even more special is their own individual unique features that make
them stand out and attract tourists from all across India and abroad.
1. Rose Garden, Chandigarh Located next to the
Cricket Stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh’s Rose Garden (named after
Dr. Zakir Hussain, former President of India) is known worldwide
for being the largest Rose Garden in the whole of Asia, spread across
27 acres of land. When you visit this world famous garden, you will
be awe-struck to see over 1600 different varieties of roses and
some of the most interesting varieties of trees that rank high on
medicinal value. If you happen to be in Chandigarh during the month
of February, you will get an opportunity to attend the “Festival
of Gardens” which is organised here every year.
Bougainvillea Garden, Chandigarh Opened in the year
1976, the Bougainvillea Park is located in Sector 3 and is spread
across an area of 20 acres. If you like bougainvillea flowers, you
will love your experience here as you find more than 100 different
varieties of your favourite flower. In addition to flowers, the
garden is blessed with beautiful creepers.
3. Garden of Fragrance, Chandigarh As the name
suggests, this is an aromatic garden (a part of Leisure Valley),
home to a huge variety of fragrant plants and flowers including
Jasmine, Champa, Motia and Raat Ki Rani. The Garden of Fragrance
is situated in Sector 36, Chandigarh.
Tourist Attractions - Gardens,
Buildings, Architecture, History, Museums & Art in Chandigarh
are some of metropolitan cities & places of Interest in India,
each having its own specialty and presence -
Author: Team of travel writers @ contentwriter.in