What are the best tourist places in Chandigarh?

Haryana and Punjab share the capital city Chandigarh, which is also a union territory. The city is not part of either of the two states and is governed directly by the Union Government. It is known for its cleanliness and one of the well-planned cities in India. There are many tourist attractions in Chandigarh.

Rock garden

  • This was founded by Nek Chand and rock garden is often also known as Nek Chand’s rock garden.

  • This is basically a sculpture garden and it was being cultivated for almost 18 years in secrecy without the government having a clue about it.

  • The garden consists of various interlinked causeways that go along the waterfall that is on the lake of Sukhna and also present are sculptures of dancers, artists and animals and also a display of pottery as well.

Pinjore gardens

  • This is also known as the Yadavindra garden and it was made by a nawab who was under the rule of the Mughals, to be more specific this was done during the time that Aurangzeb was ruling the Mughal dynasty.

  • It was later expanded first and then again reconstructed by maharaja Yadavinddra who was from the state of Patiala.

  • There are several palatial structures in this garden that show us clearly the blend between Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architectures.


  • This was named after the former President of India, Zakir Hussain is known to be the largest botanical garden in the whole of Asia that is purely for the cultivation of roses alone.

  • The garden consists of other medicinal herbs and plants as well that are used for various other medical purposes. This garden is spread over a sprawling 30 acres of land that is a vast land when you consider a highly populated region like Chandigarh.

International dolls museum

  • This is a rare place which actually has a museum that displays different varieties of dolls from almost 25 different countries.

  • It was established in the year of 1985 and it is managed by the Indian Council of child welfare.

  • The main attractions in this museum are the Indian section where all the dolls that were originated in India are displayed and also there is a toy train that takes us around the museum that is also pretty famous and people do flock to this museum with their kids.

Cactus gardens

  • This garden covers an amazing area of almost 7 acres of land and is known to be the largest succulent botanical garden in Asia.

  • This garden is totally and only for the purpose of growing different types of cacti plants that are available all over the world.

  • There are more than 3500 different types of cacti that are present in this garden and it was established in the year 1987 and it attracts a huge number of botanists and tourists every single year.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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