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Explore Chandigarh Beyond The Mustard Fields

 April 13, 2017  /  Comments Off on Explore Chandigarh Beyond The Mustard Fields

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Bask in the golden hue of Chandigarh- with the filmy backdrop of mustard fields, with the delectable platters and the ever-lively, warm welcome of its residents. Holidaying in Chandigarh always renders a different fun mood altogether within you. Chandigarh has a lot more to explore, beyond the mustard fields as well.The best part of your tour being that you get to dig into a wide variety of delicious‘parathas’, sweets and the creamy coolant- lassi, at every few kilometers- thus you never run out of choices when it is about food on your way.On your way in taxi from Delhi to Chandigarh do not miss out on the highway dhabas. Here’s a short list of must-visits in this city.

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Look beyond the golden fields as here’s a color palette for you laid down with numerous roses. Sprawling across a land of thirty acres in sector 16, this rose garden has about sixteen hundred rose species. This garden is so designed with carved out blooming bushes thata queue of floral gates, all heart shaped, paves your way all through.Every year this garden draws a crowd of about twenty thousand people during the Rose festival- which is held somewhere around February or March.

Explore Chandigarh Beyond The Mustard Fields

Rock Garden

Unless one witnesses the dancing dolls, the decorated walls, the ape sculptures, and the ceramic sculptures- showcased all across the forty acres of this garden, it is hard to visualize scrap recycling with this extent of artistic approach.The founder of this garden- Nek Chand had recycled common domestic waste items like bangles, bottles, glasses, tiles, electrical wastes, ceramic pots, sinks and what not- all according to his imaginative vision. Artificial waterfalls decorate this garden as well. Also, this rock garden is a 10minutes drive from the city railway station, so it can be the first in your itinerary.

Explore Chandigarh Beyond The Mustard Fields

Sukhna Lake

On your way back from Rock Garden, stop by the Sukhna Lake for a pinch of tranquil. There is a picturesque view with a Peepal tree gracefully stretching its branches on the ground. Enjoy the sunset view by this lake and also try out the various amusement rides available there.

Explore Chandigarh Beyond The Mustard Fields

Tower of Shadows

This is another of the must-visit places for your Chandigarh trip. This monument can fit into your short trip- stop by this place and witness the architectural brilliance that captures the different shadows formed by the sun.

Explore Chandigarh Beyond The Mustard Fields

Shopping

Be it clothing or be it fine-dine or be it gaming- you will find the best of all at Elante. Chandigarh has the best of luxury brands’ outlets at the Elante shopping mall. While shopping for the brands do not miss out on the traditional Phulkari from this city. This beautiful needlework is a must-have for every wardrobe. Also check out the high-street shopping places like Palika bazaar and splurge in the huge collection of fashion jewelry.

Explore Chandigarh Beyond The Mustard Fields

If not a week-long plan, then an unplanned road tripfromDelhi to Chandigarhover a long weekend can serve you with your fair share of refreshment. On your way back, avail the online cab services and hire a taxi from Chandigarh to Delhi. Chandigarh bids you adieu with some special roadside food hubsserving best everchicken delicacies, so do not miss out on this lip-smacking Punjabi cuisine.

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