Top 10 Weekend Getaways From Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the first planned city of India. Chandigarh has lots of places to see in and around to spend your weekend getaways. There is lots of location for visit during your life time. If you tired with your busy life schedule of Chandigarh then here this article entitled Top 10 Weekend Getaways from Chandigarh cover best 10 places to visit around Chandigarh.

Top 10 Weekend Getaways From Chandigarh

1. Parwanoo

This place is just 30 km from Chandigarh and situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This is the one of beautiful hill station near Chandigarh. If you want to go by your car then you can go through Chandigarh Shimla highway. If you planning for one day trip then this is the best place for you. Visitor mostly visit this place during summer.

Tourist Attractions in Parwanoo

  • Timber Trail
  • Cactus Garden
  • Mughal Gardens
  • Gurudwara Nada Sahib
  • Kali Mata Temple
  • Mansa Devi Temple

2. Shimla

Shimla is also known as Simla. This is also known as “Queen of Hill Stations”. This hill stations is 2205 miter high from sea level and cover 18 km of areas. Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in the north part of India. This place is mostly visited by newly married couple for their honey moon. Whether of this city is 14 to 28 C in summer and -2 to 10 C in winter. So here you can enjoy your best moment in cool cool environment. Best time to visit this place is in the month of August, September, October and November.

3. Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a picturesque town of the Himachal Pradesh and located at 244 km from Chandigarh. This is hill station where you can arrange two or three day trip / picnic with your family and friends. This city is divided in to two part upper Dharamshala and lower Dharamshala. Main attraction of this city (town) is Buddhist monastery. Here you can enjoy trekking also.

Places visit by Tourist in Dharamshala

  • Kangra Art Museum
  • St. John’s Church
  • Bhagsunath
  • War Memorial
  • Kunal Pathri
  • Dal Lake
  • Chinmaya Tapovan

4. Mathura and Vrindavan

This place is located at 410 km far from Chandigarh, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is a holy place, as this place is birth place of Lord Krishna. Mathura is dotted with lots of Hindu temples and Ghat at Yamuna river. Don’t miss to take experience of bath at Yamuna river and taking “Arati” at evening.

Vrindavan is only 11 km far from Mathura. This is the place where Lord Krishna has spend their childhood. This both place is near from each other and holy place of Hindu. So tourist visit at one place will surely visit another place. Famous temple of this town is Prem Mandir and Banke Bihari Mandir.

5. Amritsar

One of the valuable and historical place of India is a Amritsar. This place is famous for its Golden Temple. This place is mostly visited by Sikhs, but other people also visit this place throughout year. This place is witness of Jallianwala Bagh. Don’t miss to eat Ma-ki Dal, Stuffed Nan, Tanduri Chicken, Fish, Jalebi and Lassi.

Tourist Attractions of Amritsar

  • Golden Temple
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Mata Temple
  • Central Sikh Museum

6. Kasauli

This beautiful place is situated 57 km from Chandigarh. This is famous hill station located in the district of Solan in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This place is mostly visited as a stopover on the way to Shimala. Here you can go by road with your car also, and arrange 1 day tour with your friends and family.

7. Dalhousie

Dalhousie is best week end break from Chandigarh. This famous place is situated at 323 km far from Chandigarh. This place is same as Shimala, Mussories and Nainital. This place is rich with lots of beautiful natural place. Khajjar is one of famous place of Dalhousie and it is known as “Switzerland of India”. This is famous Honeymoon spot throughout India. Lots of newly marries couple visit this place for their honeymoon. Here you can enjoy lot with your partner and can take lots of memory of your best moment.

Places Mostly Visited by Tourist

  • The Malls
  • Moti Tibba
  • Potreyn Hills
  • St. Francis Church
  • Alah Water Tank
  • Dainkund Walk
  • Khajjiar
  • Upper Bakrota
  • Kalatop Wildlife Reserve
  • Ganji Pahadi Walk

8. Patiyala

This is just 69 km from Chandigarh, you can reach this place with only 1 hour of travelling by your car. Patiyala is the famous place of Punjab, for its food and preserving Punjabi culture. As you move through street you can see this preserved culture. There are so many historical and structural places in and around of Patiyala.

Major Attraction of Patiyala

  • Dukniwaran Sahib Gurudwara
  • Rang Mahal & Sheesh Mahal
  • Moti Bagh Palace
  • Qila Bahadurgarh
  • Panj Bali Gurudwara
  • Baradari Gardens

9. Lansdowne

This famous and popular hill station is located at 301 km from Chandigarh in the state of Uttarakhand. This place is rich with aligned chir pine and oak tree. Lots of greenery and pristine surrounding create romantic environment. This place is mostly visited in the summer season in the month of April and May.

Attractions in Lansdowne

  • Bhullatal
  • Tarekeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • St Mary Church
  • Kanvasharam
  • Tiffin Top
  • War Memorial
  • Darban Singh Regimental Museum
  • Javed Boot House
  • St. John’s Church
  • Bhim Pakora

10. Naldehra

This place is named from Nag temple, which is located in this town. If you are looking for short distance weekend getaways from Chandigarh then this is best place for you for 1 day trip / picnic because it is just 150 km from Chandigarh. Here you can enjoy season of Golf at Naldehra 9-hole Golf course.

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