For Adventure Lovers

Chandigarh is centrally located at the foothills of the Shivalik Range, and numerous hill stations in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh are only a short drive away. Zirakpur being on outskirts of Chandigarh and near to Airport, So zirakpur is best destination to start your adventure tour. It can be location of stay from where all hill station are near by.

Chail, Himachal Pradesh:

chail-Cricket-GroundAn exotic hill station at a short distance of 103kms from Chandigarh. This hill station of Himachal Pradesh is known for its exquisite architecture and is an ideal place for hiking. Chail also has India’s highest cricket ground. Covered with chir pine and tall deodars, this beautiful hill station was once the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala. A weekend in Chail can relieve you of all the worries of your life, staying amidst the beautiful and calm environ helps you get rejuvenated and ready for a fresh new week.

 

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

shimla
Probably one of the most best places to visit on a weekend from Chandigarh, Shimla is about 130kms away from the city. Shimla needs no introduction as its status as the favourite summer destination in India is well cemented. The capital of Himachal Pradesh reflects the blend of culture, history and hospitality of the state. This lovely city is peaceful and offers scenic views. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauty of unspoilt nature.

 

Nahan, Himachal Pradesh:

Renuka-ji-Lake
Nahan has its own way of alluring travellers; yes, it is a hill station with undeniably one of the most beautiful landscapes but along with it, Nahan also draws attention for its rich history and heritage as well. Nahan is at a short distance of about 90kms from Chandigarh. The hill statuin is also reckoned to be a land of folklores and legends. This beautiful little hill station is a serene place, where along with indulging in interesting stories, you can enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of a city life.

Kasuali, Himachal Pradesh

Kasuali
Kasauli is a picturesque town in Himachal Pradesh situated at a distance of about 54kms from Chandigarh, Kasauli offers a tranquil ambiance, where one can relax and attain peace of mind. This hill station has a colonial look and British era churches which are the main attractions here. One can enjoy long walks amidst the Pine and Oak forest here. Quiet and beautiful, Kasauli is indeed one of the best places to visit.

 

Shoghi, Himachal:

Shoghi
About 100kms from Chandigarh is a gorgeous little hill station called Shoghi in Himachal Pradesh. It is a lesser explored destination and that is why it is ideal for a quiet weekend away from Chandigarh. The lush forests, lofty mountains and salubrious climates makes falling in love with Shoghi quite easy. It is a perfect destination for couples, who want to spend quality time in an unperturbed ambiance.

Places to visit within Chandigarh

ROSE GARDEN Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Asia’s largest Rose Garden and is spreaded over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species or roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds. Like the cultural zone which is just across the road in sector 10,this was also planned by Dr. M.S. Randhawa as his interest in horticulture and fondness for flowers was profuse. Every year, either at the end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden. Over 20,000 people visit this festival. It’s one of the great celebrations in the city. There are lots of competitions, cultural celebrations and many other events.

ROCK GARDEN The Nek Chand Foundation, a registered charity, was formed in 1997 with the aim of supporting Nek Chand’s work and raising awareness of the Rock Garden throughout the world.

SUKHNA LAKE The Foundation’s projects include: creating surveys, publishing much- needed documentary anChandigarh’s only and most famed lake, Sukhna Lake, is man-made, created by damming the seasonal stream that comes down from the Shivalik Hills, Sukhna Choe. Le Corbusier’s greatest creation, his vision for Sukhna lake still lives on. Carrying on his legacy, till date no motor boats are allowed in the lake and neither are any motor vehicles on the promenade.

Le Corbusier had predicted that people would be drawn to the lake for the care of their body and spirit. True to his words, even before the sun dawns over the lake and well after it sets, people of all ages can be seen walking, jogging, sprinting on the promenade, outlining the lake’s perimeter. Distances of 500 meter, 1 km and so on are marked on the promenade, so you can easily map the distance covered by you.

While the lake has fishes, but fishing out here is restricted so check with the administration about it. With migratory birds like Crane, Stork and Siberian Duck having discovered the delights of Sukhna Lake, it has been declared a protected national wetland

noted cartoonist, set up Children’s Book Trust, a pioneering work in the field of children’s literature in India, in 1957. Later, a gift of a doll from a Hungarian diplomat gave Shankar the idea of collecting dolls from countries he visited. He often held exhibitions for poor children, and at one exhibition in Delhi, among the hundreds of visitors were the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi. Indira was inspired and together with Shankar set up an international museum for dolls, eventually materializing one November 30, in 1965.[1]
DOLL MUSIUM CHANDIGARD
The principal collection consists of gifts from Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and many subsequent Prime Ministers, including Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Also several embassies and diplomatic missions in Delhi gifted dolls to the museum. Visiting dignitaries like Madame Tito, Queen Frederika of Greece, the Queen of Thailand, the sister of Shah of Iran, the wives of Presidents of Mexico and Indonesia and many others gifted dolls representing their respective nations[1][2][3]

Dolls Museum is one of the most renowned museums in New Delhi which has a huge collections of dolls from across the globe. The renowned political cartoonist, K. Shankar Pillai (1902–1989) founded this museum in 1965 with thousand dolls. The museum covers an area of 5,184.5 square feet (481.66 m2). The former President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan inaugurated the Dolls Museum and at the inauguration time the number of dolls was only 500. In between 1965 and in 1987, the number of dolls has risen to 5,000, a vast majority coming as gifts. Shankar Pillai was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award by Government of India in 1976.

Today the volume has increased to 6,500 exhibits from almost 85 countries, adding to its international character.

PUNJAB CRICKET ASSOCIATION
What was a swamp with deep ravines in 1992 was turned into India’s best stadium within a span of two years. The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Mohali, on the outskirts of Chandigarh, is a truly world-class venue with excellent practice facilities, spectator-friendly outlook and sufficient provisions for the media. The pitch at Mohali had the reputation of being the livliest in the country – India were even rolled over for 83 on the first morning against New Zealand in 1999 – but it changed complexion drastically over the next few years and turned into a dead pitch producing high-scoring draws. There have also been some cracking one-dayers played on this ground, the most thrilling being the World Cup semi-final in 1996 when Australia squeezed past West Indies in a nail-biting finish.
(Siddhartha Vaidyanathan)

ELENTE MALL CHANDIGARD
Business, Stay and Entertainment are what one would experience at “Elante” a mixed use development project. Spread across 20 acres this development is located in ‘The City Beautiful’, Chandigarh. The developments consists of three distinct facilities which includes Retail mall, Office complex & Hotel with central courtyard.

Elante, with its retail space of over 1 millon. sq. ft. across G+3 levels is the largest mall in Chandigarh. The retail space hosts premium national and international brands along with a mix of hypermarket, departmental stores, Sports Bar, Bowling Alley . Elante has well planned entertainment zone with multiplex and food court to cater to its customers.
For information on brands, events & store offers at Elante mall call: 0172-5005000 For queries related to Elante office space & mall leasing call: 0172-4654482/83

GOLF CLUB CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh Golf Club is an exclusive private members only golf club in Chandigarh, India. It has a 7,202 yard, 18 hole course known for its challenging narrow fairways, a long 613 yard long, dogleg 7th hole and floodlighting on the first nine holes.

The club has been home to some fine professional golfers, the most noted being Jeev Milkha Singh, the winner or 2006 Asian Tour Order of Merit Winner and the first Indian to compete on the European Tour and at the Masters.

The club has a fine clubhouse, a swimming pool and a gymnasium for its 2300 members. Membership is notoriously diificult to get, with waiting periods running into tens of years.